Two trustees fill seats, one seat in runoff

By Brian Villalba   Ex-president of East Los Angeles College, Ernest H. Moreno was elected to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees Tuesday with 67 percent of the vote. Assemblyman Mike Eng was also elected Tuesday to the board, and two candidates for the final seat are headed for a runoff election on May 21. The runoff was triggered by a close race between Montebello Unified School…

March 13, 2013
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Ex-President Moreno runs for trustee seat

February 26, 2013

    By Brian Villalba   Former East Los Angeles College President Ernest Moreno is running for seat four of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Moreno is running against Joe Essavi, the Los Angeles County Commissioner. There are elections being held for three seats, but seat four has the only one that has a former ELAC president in the race. Both candidates have political support. Moreno has the…

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LACCD terminates Mission College project manager

February 13, 2013

By Brian Villalba Accusations of billing fraud and violations of California Law led to the termination of Los Angeles Mission College Project Manager Nick Quintanilla. More than $600,000, in one instance, was awarded to fictitious businesses owned by Quintanilla. Los Angeles Community College District took steps to mitigate the loss of taxpayer bond funds that included voiding of contracts, termination of Quintanilla and the suggestion of submit evidence to the…

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ELAC band leader brings music to campus

By Gabriela Chavez From working as a band director and applied music instructor at Cerritos College, Jesus “Chuy” Martinez gradually became a full-time teacher at East Los Angeles College. This professor of music completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music with an emphasis in jazz, from the University of Southern California. Martinez worked for seven years as the band director for the marching band, concert percussion ensemble, beginning strings, orchestra,…

May 16, 2012
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