Cha Cha Chili offers Korean-Mexican food fusion

By Jane Fernandez Located just three miles south of campus, Cha Cha Chili, a Korean Mexican fusion restaurant is sure to satisfy anyone’s hunger. The medium-size restaurant has a welcoming feeling, with signs mimicking old beer ads. With booths and side tables, the staff ensures that their customers are comfortable during their time there. The owners are also conscious about recycling. There are recycling bins throughout the restaurant. The staff…

December 11, 2014

Szechuan Impression stands out from the rest

By Cortez Cruz Serrato Located in the city of Alhambra, Szechuan Impression serves up Chinese cuisine that firmly separates itself from other restaurants in the area. Szechuan food is a style of Chinese cuisine that comes from the province of Sichuan in China. Szechuan cuisine is known for using an abundant amount of garlic, spices and chili peppers. The restaurant opened in September and has generated a lot of buzz…

December 10, 2014

Grill ‘Em All gives heavy metal the culinary treatment

By Luis D. Marquez Students are bombarded with food choices by ELAC, but to find the most “brutal” burgers they can to go to Grill ‘Em All in Alhambra. Grill ‘Em All is a themed restaurant that specializes in Heavy Metal hamburgers. Their name derives from Metallica’s first album “Kill ‘Em All.” All of their burgers are named after bands, band members, or an object from the genre. One of…

March 12, 2014

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

ELAC theatre scene shop manager helps niece cope with Neimanns-Pick Disease

  By Diego Olivares   Efrain Corona is having a hard time concentrating on work at East Los Angeles College, where he is the theatre scene shop manager. Corona, who has been at ELAC for two years, got some devastating news about his 15-year-old niece Julie. Julie had been diagnosed with Neimann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). According to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Inc., people with NPC cannot metabolize cholesterol…

May 27, 2013

Mother of ELAC student crashes car into gate

By David Rios   The mother of a student at East Los Angeles College drove her car into the back entrance gate of Weingart Stadium last Wednesday around 8 a.m. The woman decided to drop off her son along the back entrance into the school. The back entrance into the disabled parking lot was often used by parents as a student drop-off, however due to the ongoing construction there has…

May 24, 2013

Suspect in school gun threats identified

  By Erik Luna   Neiman Jerome Smith, the 19-year-old student that called and threatened to shoot-up two schools, was charged with making felony criminal threats according to the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section. According to Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department, Smith, a student at Santa Monica College, turned himself in and was apprehended at the school’s Psychological Services without incident. His bail is…

May 17, 2013

Good samaritan stabbed on corner of Riggin, Atlantic

    By Erik Luna   A Hispanic male is in police custody in connection to a stabbing of an unidentified man on the eastern corner of Riggin Street and Atlantic Boulevard today around 4 or 5 p.m. According to witnesses, the altercation started when the Hispanic male alledgedly attempted to kidnap a young girl by the Hawaiian Island BBQ restaurant. The victim was driving a Mercedes ML 320 and…

March 21, 2013

Badminton loses to top-seed Pasadena

  By Erik Machuca   Pasadena City College edged the Huskies 13-8 in a key South Coast Conference match at home last Friday. The Lancers own a 37-game South Coast Conference win streak and a 16-game win streak of the Huskies. They are favored to win the SCC. During the streak, the Huskies came close to upsetting Pasadena losing by one point three times. The Huskies came close this year….

March 20, 2013

Honey Badger cafe offers good snacks

  By Mannie Miguel   The Honey Badger Cafe is a modern upbeat, yet casual place for anyone to go for a snack or to study. Driving down Main St. in East Los Angeles, it is hard to notice where the cafe is located at, as it seems like it is in the middle of a bunch of different stores. Walking into the cafe the exterior does not match the…

March 5, 2013