Art students sell ceramic art pieces

By Kele Carraher-Quinteros Contributing Writer Holiday shopping can be hard, but thanks to East Los Angeles College’s ceramics sale, it doesn’t have to be. The ceramics sale is being held on the west patio in front of the S2 building, with sales continuing today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ceramics sale is an age-old tradition at ELAC, beginning shortly after the program started in the 1950s. It has…

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Los Angeles bridge to come down

By Sergio Meza Contributing Writer After 79 years of towering over the Los Angeles River, the historic Sixth Street Bridge faces its inevitable fate. The Los Angeles City Council recently announced that the Sixth Street Bridge is on the verge of demolition due to a corroding chemical reaction in the concrete called alkali-silica reaction, known as ASR. According to Los Angeles architect Alex Ward, ASR is known commonly as a “concrete…

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Hopeful author, Elan overcomes disability

By Cristina Galvan Lizbeth Gutierrez does not let her disabilities get in the way.  She uses her faith to stay strong and help others. Twenty-two-year-old Gutierrez was born with cerebral palsy. Growing up, one of the hardest things she had to endure was being told by others that she could not do certain things, because she has a disability. This constant put down led Gutierrez to fall into a depression that…

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‘Tis the season to be greedy

  By Rodolfo Trujillo The true message of Christmas is about God’s love for his people.  If you don’t believe in that, then why celebrate it at all? Christmas is less than three weeks away and people are going crazy at the stores buying gifts for the people in their lives. With unemployment and a struggling economy, many people are out looking for deals. The day after Thanksgiving it was shocking…

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Search for ELAC president begins

By Rodolfo Trujillo A focus group to express concerns for the next ELAC president will be taking place today, although there are not a whole lot of students who may know that it is happening. A set of focus groups were also held on Friday for faculty, students, administrative, supervisory and classified staff, as well as community members. All of them had the opportunity to voice their opinion for what characteristics…

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District accuses companies of fraud

By Edgar Lopez Two major construction firms working for the Los Angeles Community College District are being investigated on accusations of submitting and approving fraudulent paperwork. In an effort to clean up fraudulent spending, the LACCD has been considering firing three building contractors, which supervised the building projects in the nine community colleges the district serves. The two construction firms in question of fraud are Gateway Science and Engineering from Pasadena…

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Alondra Hot Wings shoots for mobster theme

By Giselle Carrasco Serving dish after dish of mouthwatering hot wings, Alondra Hot Wings has been able to sustain there reputation of living up to their motto of having “the best wings in town.” For those individuals who are wing lovers, Alondra Hot Wings is the place to be. The wings are made the delicious and incredible way wings are supposed to be made: fried and incredibly moist and juicy in the…

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Tofu house tantalizes taste buds

By  Cindy Luong While some people are spending their days and nights slaving away to homework, others are spending their time at the warm, quiet and delectable Korean Restaurant named A Ri Rang Tofu House. In July, they had a grand opening and have attracted a large amount of customers ever since. As they swarm in, they are pleased to find a warm greeting and a bright smile from all of…

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Tamales Liliana’s fills customers cravings

By Robert Ortega For those craving real authentic Mexican food made by hand, Tamales Liliana’s is the place to stop and get your grub on. The all natural mouth drooling restaurant is the place to be. It is very convenient for East Los Angeles College students, just three minutes away from the ELAC campus. Sr. Juan Santoyo, the owner of Tamales Liliana’s, opened the restaurant in 2007. Liliana’s offers over 50…

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