ELAC basketball player murdered

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College student athlete Saieed Ivey was found dead in Monterey Park on June 9, his 20th birthday. Ivey played guard on ELAC men’s basketball team and is originally from Chicago, Illinois. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ivey’s nephew Cortez Smith said he and his uncle moved to Los Angeles to stay out of trouble after Ivey’s brother, Mario Hines was also gunned…

September 14, 2016
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ELAC alumnus, disability counselor Ron Aguilar dies at 51

by Jade Inglada East Los Angeles College alumnus and disability counselor Ronald “Ron” Aguilar died April 22. After years of struggling with his health, he died from liver and kidney failure caused by Hepatitis C at the age of 51. Yet, his passion to learn and help others will be remembered. Aguilar was born on Oct. 13, 1962, and grew up in East L.A. as one of six children. He…

May 7, 2014
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Award-winning artist dies in traffic accident

    By Jesus Figueroa   “2009 Student Art Show” winner Barbara Shwe-Ching Liang died on June 1, 2013 at the age of 29 in a traffic accident in Los Angeles. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined. Award-winning sculpture “Warning: May Contain Peanuts” held on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum in the student art show was was created by Liang. The elephant sculpture made…

July 17, 2013
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