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  • Library community computers downsized after incidents
  • ELAC Foundation, partners fight hunger

Annual Comic Book Day comes to East L.A.

By Lindsey Maeda Celebrating the joys of reading comics, Comic City welcomed the East Los Angeles community into their store for the ninth annual Free Comic Book Day last Saturday. Every year on the first Saturday of May, participating comic book specialty stores from across North America give away free comic books to anyone who comes into their shops. Comic book publishers provide comic books at cost to retailers to give…

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Jazz band ends semester on a good note

By Ariana Renteria The East Los Angeles Jazz band ends their last jazz concert for the spring semester with great potential.  The band waited on stage as the lights faded down, the blue mood lights faded up and Director Bob Dawson walked on stage sporting a black suit and a yellow tie. The band came together last Friday.  Dawson began tapping his foot and the band began their first piece very…

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Al & Bea’s attracts with taste and price

 By Franz Galvez If you’re looking for an affordable fast meal in Boyle Heights,  then Al & Bea’s Mexican Restaurant is the place to go. This small individually own restaurant is owned and operated by Albert and Beatrice Carreon. The restaurant was established on November 15, 1966 and it has been a local resident favorite since it first opened its doors for the public. “I have been coming here for years, since…

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Cinco de mayo celebration ELAC style

  By Dulce Carillo The Mariachi Alma Jalisciense brought the Cinco de Mayo spirit to East Los Angeles College and the surrounding community. There was food, drinks, a lot of applauding and singing with the Mariachi Alma Jalisciense by the Performing and Fine Art Complex last Thursday. Couple of the songs that the Mariachi sang were “Tragos amargos,” and “Una pagina mas.” Andrea Martinez, the new dance teacher, sang with…

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Students dedicate to ELAC’s radio station

By Maria Gonzalez Planning, preparation and dedication is what drives KELA, the East Los Angeles College Internet radio station.Instructor Jason Beaton was the first to lecture and teach the hands-on class Broadcasting 15, Radio and Television Production at ELAC. He has 20 years experience working in Los Angeles’s radio industry, and continues to keep KELA alive with the help of students who decide to participate and dedicate their time its…

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ELAC Child Development Center children rally against budget cuts

By Jane Fernandez Children from the Child Development Center rallied against budget cuts toward education at East Los Angeles College last Wednesday. These children, along with their parents, the center’s teachers and volunteers and supporting students, shouted things like, “Save our schools,” “No more cuts,” and “We have the power, schools have the power.” Martha Gayton, one of the teachers who participated in the protest, commented about the enthusiasm the…

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Occupy L.A. marches for May Day

By Daniella Molina Thousands of Occupy protesters, labor workers and immigration activists exercised their First Amendment rights through the streets of downtown Los Angeles, last Tuesday. The Occupy L.A. organization conducted a “Four Winds” demonstration consisting of four massive caravans that marched from four different corners of the Los Angeles County. The Four Winds movement was based on the idea that each cardinal area of north, south, east and west…

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ELAC track and field advances to SoCal finals in seven events

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s track and field team advanced to the Southern California Championships in seven events, six from Shawnta Barnes, out of the SoCal prelims held last Saturday at San Diego Mesa College. East Los Angeles College and the Southwestern College women’s teams are deadlocked in third place with eight points apiece entering the finals. ELAC’s eight points are from Barnes’s second place finish in the SoCal Heptathlon Championships…

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ELAC baseball streak snapped by Tigers

By Alfonso Rivera The Husky baseball team’s eight-game winning streak ended at the hands of Riverside City College in the postseason earlier today at Kincaid Field at Cerritos College. The Huskies, the No. 7-seed, were upset by Riverside, the No. 10-seed, 1-0 in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regionals. The Huskies fell to 21-16 overall while the Tigers improved to 19-18. In a game that matched both…

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Barnes top runner at SCC finals

All-American Shawnta (Shawn-tay) Barnes continues her history-making season after winning three individual South Coast Conference titles at El Camino College Compton Center last week. Barnes was named top women’s runner of the meet by the coaches. Barnes won the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the women’s long jump titles in the SCC finals. Barnes ran her fastest time ever in the 100 dash, during the SCC prelims, Tuesday, April…

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