Elans demand justice for missing students

By Jose Rojas Approximately 100 peaceful participants manifested in front of the Helen-Miller Balley library at East Los Angeles College last Thursday, Nov. 20. Students and participants were heard chanting “Justice for Ayotzinapa!” to show their support for the male students who disappeared last Sept. 27 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. The students went missing after protesting against what they considered to be discriminatory hiring and funding practices by the Mexican…

December 4, 2014

Bell Gardens mayor, ELAC Alum killed

By Sergio Berrueta Former Elan and Mayor of Bell Gardens Daniel Crespo was shot and killed on Sept. 30. Crespo made an impact while at ELAC in the late 80s to early 90s, leading the Student Political Action to protest and fighting for student change to help students get the funds and needs they rightfully deserve. President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Los Angeles Chapter, Cesar Arrendado was…

October 15, 2014

Police detain suspect in killing

    UPDATED, Oct. 10   By Lindsey Maeda MONTEREY PARK—Bakersfield resident Jose Ruiz, 22, was charged with the murder of Patrick Ortega at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor on Atlantic Blvd, last Saturday night. Detective Steve Blagg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said that they are waiting to file charges against Ruiz today. The cause of Ortega’s death was first reported to authorities as a shooting, but it…

October 7, 2012