Former ELAC student, photographer overcomes hardships

By Rudy Trujillo   Feeling lucky to be alive, Eddie Ruvalcaba, former East Los Angeles College photography student, has overcome a rough childhood in Boyle Heights – witnessing friends fall into gang lifestyles and drug addiction. Ruvalcaba nearly swallowed himself up by the dark shadows of the community, one that he still lives in and loves. Ruvalcaba’s journey to and from college was not unlike others who have to halt…

May 1, 2013

LACCD Chancellor Daniel LaVista announces plans to resign

By Sergio Berrueta The contract ends for Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Daniel LaVista on June 30, which is when he will resign. He released his resignation in a statement last Wednesday. LaVista’s decision comes after “extensive consideration of professional and personal factors.” “I’ve decided that the timing is right for me to pursue other opportunities that combine my professional and family interest,” LaVista said in his statement. The…

February 24, 2013