Non-profit organization started by former ELAC student prospers

By Erik Luna In protest of high tuition, students from East Los Angeles College pitched tents in front of the campus and occupied the school two years ago. Through this protest, former ELAC student Esperanza Ortega went on to create The Hook-Up Resource Center in Montebello, which was started to help students in need and expanded to help veterans. Starting from a humble list of 20 clientele, Ortega and her…

December 4, 2013

Shop revolutionizes fruit

  By Jamie Lopez Fruit Revolution is known for their delicious, fresh, and natural smoothies, subs, crepes, raspados (shaved ice), bionicos (spanish for fruit salads with yogurt) and espressos. Capturing the feel of an old school cafe, this small shop is decorated with colorful fruit paintings all around the inside. It has seating inside and outside. In total, there are five tables and a bar section, but no alcoholic beverages…

May 16, 2012

Services needed for evening students

By Rodolpho Trujillo East Los Angeles College should do more to help evening students. As someone who has a day job, it is challenging to find time to complete my education.  When I returned to ELAC to take some requirements necessary to advance my career, I was working during the evening and therefore found it easier to take classes, get access to instructors and find a place to study. When…

May 9, 2012