Campus Adds Second South Gate Shuttle

March 21, 2015

By Ivan Cazares An additional shuttle transporting students from the South Gate Education Center to the main campus started running Monday. The new shuttle will operate from 4-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Unlike the regular shuttle, it will not make any stops between campuses. The regular shuttle makes two stops between campuses – California and Firestone and on Otis and Firestone. “We started off with two shuttles,” South Gate Dean Al…

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South Gate campus reconstruction postponed

May 17, 2014

  By Moises Amezcua Reconstruction on the South Gate Campus postponed due to building inspections and environmental standards. Construction is expected to start in 2016. The 18.5-acre property located across the street from the South Gate campus planned to have an approved master plan with a blueprint showcasing the new relocated campus design by the end of Spring 2014. The brand new campus is expected to offer double the capacity,…

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Seminar encourages small businesses success

April 17, 2014

  By Jade Inglada Local business owners gathered for a small business seminar hosted by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE). The event took place at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Center on April 8. The BOE is the only elected tax commission in the U.S., and has generated more than $50 billion in taxes to help fund various services and programs for people in California. The event included a…

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South Gate forms mental health program

By Joseph Recinos East Los Angeles College in conjunction with J.A.D.E family services has joined forces to provide personal counseling and self-improvement workshops. J.A.D.E is a well established non- profit organization that has been around since the 1970’s and provides various types of counseling services for the South Los Angeles area. Dean of the South Gate Campus, Al Rios said that the effort to bring these mental health services to…

May 10, 2013
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South Gate Center plans to relocate pending environmental report

April 23, 2013

  By JC Casarez   A growing number of students at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate campus has cause ELAC faculty to consider more options to accommodate more classes. The current plan is to transition the campus from its current location on Firestone Boulevard to the property located across the street that occupies the area between Alameda Street and Santa Fe Avenue. The latest development has been the completion…

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South Gate Educational Center dean leads ELAC students by example

  By JC Casarez  Over the years Al Rios has always been in the business of helping others first. Known to many as the Dean of the South Gate Educational Center, Rios also has a background in politics and working for nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Rios, like many of the students he helps now, was once a student at East Los Angeles College. While growing up in Boyle Heights…

February 13, 2013
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Free shuttle returns to ELAC

February 11, 2013

    By Lindsey Maeda After many requests from students, staff and faculty members, the shuttle that runs between East Los Angeles College and the South Gate campus will resume services tomorrow. The free shuttle service was originally cancelled to sustain class offerings last fall, but seeing as various members of the ELAC and South Gate communities relied on it, administrators decided to bring it back. “The shuttle’s going to…

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No shuttle, no problem

  By Edward Singleton East Los Angeles College South Gate Educational Center was forced to shut down the free shuttle service it provided to students this Fall due to budget cuts. The shuttle, which ran for five years between ELACc’s main campus in Monterey Park and the South Gate campus, serviced approximately 25,000 students per semester. The only alert about the cancellation was a message on ELAC’s home website saying,…

September 14, 2012
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South Gate shuttle victim of budget cuts

By Veronica Hurtado Students commuting from the main campus to and from South Gate can no longer rely on the East Los Angeles College shuttle for free transportation. According to Al Rios, ELAC South Gate Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the shuttle was cancelled this fall due to the school’s budget cuts. It cost the school about $58,000 to maintain the shuttle for two semesters, and given competitive interest in…

September 14, 2012
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