South Gate’s Milky Way Teahouse has galactic drinks

By: Jocelyne Romo The Milky Way Teahouse opened close to East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Campus on Firestone Boulevard, bringing a new theme to town. A collection of space is relative through the small dessert spot, creating a cozy atmosphere. Milky Way offers a variety of drinks, each with a galactic name. Two of the Milky Way’s signature boba floats are Nebula which consists of taro, black milk tea,…

May 19, 2017

A local Chinese restaurant hit in South Gate

By: Diana Garcia Dragon Loco, a Chinese restaurant tucked into the corner of Long Beach, in South Gate, has both great service and mouth watering dishes. Although it is a small restaurant,the workers and the amazing food are enough to please any customer. Crispy, bone-in wings, topped with spicy, green jalapenos and followed by a side of delicious white fried rice may be the perfect meal to ease off after…

May 19, 2017

South Gate Teriyaki Sushi House Review

May 17, 2017

By Erick Alfaro Teriyaki Sushi House is a sushi restaurant in the city of South Gate, that offers a wide variety of delicious traditional, yet modern sushi and teriyaki dishes. One of, if not my favorite sushi spot in the city of South Gate. Teriyaki Sushi House is a great spot for delicious, quick, and affordable sushi. Located at 9807 Long Beach Blvd, Teriyaki Sushi House is a great place…


Local South Gate Campus bakery sells the best conchas

May 16, 2017

By: Crystal Madelyn Escobedo As you enter Elizabeth’s Bakery parking lot you will notice an elderly man guarding and greeting customers as they approach. Manuel Parra, owner of Elizabeth’s Bakery, migrated from Cuba to the U.S when he was a young man. Parra had a great deal of ambition and determination. The menu has expanded since Elizabeth’s first opened. For example, they now serve tamales, tortas cubanas, pastries, smoothies, fresh…


South Gate is in dire need of a remodel

November 22, 2016

by Sandy Serrano Throughout the years ELAC has been steadily beautifying its main campus while its sister campus, South Gate, has stayed the same. An improvement to the ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center would make a huge impact on its students and faculty. The changes may help students better themselves and strive for a higher education as well as provide more jobs for those who are seeking employment. The improvements…


Budget Committee plans future funding for South Gate campus

By Jade Inglada The Budget Committee discussed the idea of creating a separate budget for the South Gate Educational Center to support its growth. “One of the recommendations from the South Gate Task Force was for the Budget Committee to talk about the possibility of creating an allocation specific to South Gate,” Armida Ornelas, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild Chapter President, said. Vice President of Administrative Services Ann Tomlinson said…

June 2, 2015

Campus Adds Second South Gate Shuttle

March 21, 2015

By Ivan Cazares An additional shuttle transporting students from the South Gate Education Center to the main campus started running Monday. The new shuttle will operate from 4-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Unlike the regular shuttle, it will not make any stops between campuses. The regular shuttle makes two stops between campuses – California and Firestone and on Otis and Firestone. “We started off with two shuttles,” South Gate Dean Al…


Kaiser introduces ALYX System to South Gate campus

By Jade Inglada Students and the local community were given the opportunity to donate blood with Kaiser Permanente’s ALYX Component Collection System at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Center on Tuesday. Blood and Platelet Recruitment Coordinator Tiffany K. Laffitte was in charge of the blood drive. Kaiser Permanente has been able to use the South Gate facility for its blood drives for free because of Roni Inouye, who is…

October 29, 2014

ELAC students need better shuttle service

By Megan G. Razzetti For some East Los Angeles College full-time students, staff and faculty, a 12-hour school day is nothing unusual. Taking the Gold Line home is such a great and safe way to get home. However, who wants to walk 13-minutes from ELAC to the actual station when we have a shuttle service that can take students? Although that sounds like a lovely way to get home after…

October 1, 2014

Banned Books Week highlights controversial, challenged books

September 25, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta Banned Books Week, which runs from Sept. 21 to 27, celebrated works of literature that have been challenged or banned by local libraries. Books such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling are a select few of the overall 100 list of books challenged for removal in the…