Must-try restaurants near Goldline

Juanita’s Cafe By Ivan Cazares Don’t let the disposable plates and utensils fool you. Established in 1944, Juanita’s Cafe serves some great home-style Mexican food. Juanita’s small menu is made up primarily of combination, most of which include rice, beans and a simple salad served with Italian dressing. The beans are served with melted cheddar cheese which adds another layer of flavor. The rice is perfectly cooked, unlike at many…

May 25, 2017
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Sexual assault survivors share survival stories at Take Back the Night

By Ivan Cazares  “What didn’t kill me made me stronger,” a survivor of sexual assault said during East Los Angeles College’s Take Back The Night event on April 27 at G3 Foyer. “What we are seeing is that talking about (the trauma) is the beginning of the healing process,” ELAC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Education Director, Sonia Rivera said. The survivors’ emotions were visible when they spoke. Some broke down in…

May 4, 2017
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Thousands gather for May Day March

May 3, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  Thousands of marchers used the annual May Day March as a platform to protest President Donald Trump’s administration on May 1. Demonstrators gathered at MacArthur Park at 11 a.m. and marched about two miles to City Hall in support of workers’ issues, issues of discrimination and immigration issues. Groups chanted “We don’t want a fascist U.S.A.” Another group chanted “the people united will never be divided” in…

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South Gate campus replacement on hold

By Ivan Cazares  East Los Angeles College’s plans to replace the South Gate Educational Center with a new facility is in limbo according to Evelyn Escatiola, the South Gate campus’ Dean of Academic Affairs. A ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled in February to mark the start of construction was postponed until April, and is now postponed indefinitely. Escatiola said the Los Angeles Community College District has not given a reason as…

April 19, 2017
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‘Fate of the Furious’ delivers more over the top action

April 19, 2017

By Ivan Cazares and Johanna Calderon  “The Fate of the Furious” is a sensational thriller that will keep audiences in suspense and guessing what will happen next. The film will not disappoint fans invested in the franchise and characters. However, the film will not make someone a fan if they haven’t liked previous entries in the franchise. It delivers more over-the-top action and cheesy lines that have become synonymous with…

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Rios elected in South Gate city council

By Ivan Cazares Dean Of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Alfonso Rios has been an influential member of the East Los Angeles College community for 17 years. He worked as dean of ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center for 16 years and plays a major role in the campus’ development as an advocate for higher education in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. His work at the South Gate campus inspired…

April 12, 2017
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Women veterans establish support network at ELAC

March 22, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  The support network Veterans Empowering Through Sisterhood was established this semester as part of Veterans of East Los Angeles College to empower women veterans and reach out to the community. Members received a tour of the Downtown Women’s Center on Friday after delivering clothes donated by the ELAC community. “We have 142 (female veterans) who are currently taking classes. We were providing workshops through the Veterans Resource…

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Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017
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ELAC Director of Special Projects Honored

 By Jose Ivan Cazares Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects Dr. Armando Rivera will receive the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Educator of the Year award alongside STEM professionals from industry, military, government and academic institutions on Oct. 16. Great Minds in STEM will host the 27th annual HENAAC STEM Career Conference in Pasadena. Great Minds in STEM is a non-profit organization focused on educational awareness…

September 29, 2015
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