Artist turns photos into art

By Rodolfo Trujillo & Freddy Monares  Two exhibits featuring East Los Angeles College students opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Artist Farrah Karapetian experiments with image making and the posture of people within a scene of social unrest in the exhibit “Los Angeles Times,” at the Hoy Space. Not to be confused with the newspaper of the same name, this exhibit is part of Karapetian’s ongoing work with…

May 30, 2012
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Professor plans to retire, enjoy Florida

By Freddy Monares Looking forward to the title “retired,” department chair of Automobile Technology Walter Kangas is prepared to live on his lake-front property in Florida after his last day at East Los Angeles College on June 30. Kangas has been with ELAC since Aug. 2001 and says his biggest accomplishment for the college is getting the department certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in 2003. This…

May 9, 2012
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Students rally for a smoke free campus

By Freddy Monares A demonstration was held in order to raise awareness among students and rally to make ELAC a smoke-free campus, like Santa Monica College. Students from the respiratory therapy program demonstrated the difference between a healthy set of lungs and an unhealthy set of lungs with a sheep lung and a pig lung Wednesday and Thursday between the E-3 and E-5 buildings. Surveys were being given at the demonstration…

March 28, 2012
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Decision to debar contractor for five years from LACCD projects overruled

By Freddy Monares The decision to debar FTR International from performing work on any of the schools in the Los Angeles Community College District for five years was overruled by the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on Mar. 3. Honorable Judge Jane Johnson ruled that the board did not have proper evidence to support their claims against FTR and did not allow due process when debarring FTR. Due…

March 28, 2012
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FTR barred for fraud

By Freddy Monares The Los Angeles Community College District debarred FTR International, Inc. on Feb. 8 at a meeting held at Los Angeles Harbor College from bidding or performing District contracts for up to five years. A committee of the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District held the three-day hearing, Dec. 6, 8 and 9 of 2011. FTR was the low bidder on the Math/Science building at…

February 29, 2012
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Elans risk the health of others

By Freddy Monares People use their hands everyday.  These hands are used to meet new people, open doors, handle money and hold food. I remember being around five-years-old and my mother telling me to wash my hands after I touched anything. To this day I will not leave a restroom without turning on the faucet, slapping some soap on my hands and lathering them until clean. According to the United States…

October 6, 2011
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