ELAC Track and Field opens strong

By Tadzio Garcia The track and field team came home with some individual community college statewide rankings while competing against top universities and colleges at the Long Beach State Classic on March 3. Shawnta Barnes, won her 200-meter dash heat, edging USC’s Charity Bruce for third place overall out of 69 sprinters. Barnes is ranked No. 3 in this event for community colleges. Barnes placed third in the javelin and…

March 14, 2012

Pac-12 Championships, day three

By Tadzio Garcia There was no change in the overall team standings at the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships on the third day of competition at East Los Angeles College. Stanford University however increased its lead over the rest of the field. Stanford was led by freshmen Dave Nolan, who won the 100-yard backstroke and Drew Cosgarea who won the 400 individual medley. Cosgarea led a Cardinal sweep of the 400…

March 3, 2012

Pac-12 Championships, day one

By Tadzio Garcia Stanford University is in first place, by two points, after the first day of the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships at East Los Angeles College. The University of California, Berkeley is in second place; just two points shy of Stanford’s lead of 74 points. The country’s fifth-ranked team, the University of Southern California, is in third place. Day 1 consisted of preliminaries and finals in the 200-yard medley relay…

March 1, 2012

Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

February 29, 2012

Pac-12 comes to ELAC

By Tadzio Garcia The NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference will host their men’s swimming championships for four days at the East Los Angeles Swim Center beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s agenda includes the 50-yard, 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races as well as the 200-yard individual medley freestyle. Preliminaries and standard times trials begin on Thursday through Saturday,at 11 a.m. Evening finals begin at 6 p.m. each night. Admission is…

February 27, 2012

LACCD board of trustee member opens forum on Cain firing

  By Erik Luna Former head coach of Huskies football Lynn Cain was fired from his position on Jan. 30, after leading the Huskies to win the American Championship Bowl game last season. A Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees member, Kelly Candaele, held a forum on Feb. 16 at the auditorium foyer so people from the community, as well as the school, could voice their opinion regarding…

February 25, 2012

Tough game turned over

By William Hernandez                                            The men’s basketball team took on the states No. 6-ranked team, Mt. San Antonio College last Friday and lost a tough battle to the Mounties, who are undefeated in South Coast Conference play. East Los Angeles College came into the game hoping to end the Mounties conference Marti Gras and sneak their way into the playoffs. Mt. SAC jumped to a five-point lead after trailing 36-35 at the…

February 15, 2012

Justified or tragic?

By Amanda Mayberry Early Monday morning Steven Rodriguez, 22, was gunned down, many are saying unjustly, by Monterey Park police officers. The shooting took place outside of Carl’s Jr. located across the street from campus at the busy intersection of Cesar E. Chavez and Atlantic. Rodriguez was shot about ten times at point blank range by police officers while students as well as employees and customers from the restaurant and other…

January 26, 2012

Police kill pipe-wielding assailant in Carl’s Jr. parking lot

  By Erik Luna A Hispanic man was shot and killed today by Monterey Park police officers at the Carl’s Jr. parking lot located near East Los Angeles College. The unidentified man came into and out of the restaurant quickly, returning shortly thereafter carrying something that resembled a pipe and began breaking the restaurant’s windows. The man bashed-in windows from the outside of the restaurant, which caused customers and employees to rush out….

January 23, 2012

Monterey Park to break on Transit Center

By Rodolfo Trujillo Student bus riders will have a central place to wait for the bus. With all the focus on building parking structures for driving students, bus riders will get their due soon. Completion was originally estimated for early 2011, but now looks as if it will be done by either late spring or early summer 2012. The City of Monterey Park will begin construction next week on the Transit…

November 16, 2011