Artist returns to ELAC to display retrospective at VPAM

December 11, 2014

By Liliana Marquez During the summer of 1979 Arthur D. Avila, who was the East Los Angeles College president at the time, ordered the removal of a mural titled, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University” located at the west wall of Ingalls Auditorium. The mural, which upon its completion in 1975 became the largest mural ever painted in East Los Angeles, was created by artist Roberto Chavez. The…

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Elac revives Cinco de Mayo celebration

May 17, 2014

By Ruben Hernandez  East Los Angeles College students received a taste of Mexican culture when the Cinco de Mayo celebration continued through the week. Cinco de Mayo is a traditional event commemorating the Battle of Puebla, in which the Mexicans fought the French for the occupancy of Mexico in 1862. Headlining the event were musical performances and customary dances honoring the various provinces of Mexico. ELAC’s child development center kids…

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