OPINION: Recognizing the truth behind the legalization of marijuana

By Davi Hor The marijuana market is estimated at $7 billion, but with new regulations, many will be driven toward the black market which defeats the purpose of legalization. On January 1, 2018, California  Proposition 64 will allow the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana.  Prop 64 was on the November 8, 2016 ballot and resulted in 57 percent in favor of the proposal. Now one year later, people will…

November 28, 2017

Business chair retires with 49 years of experience

By Dan Gudino Influence and experience are two things Business Department chairperson, Roderick Lipscomb will walk away with in retirement after 49 years of service at East Los Angeles College. By the end of 2017 semester, Lipscomb and 50 other faculty members will retire and start a new chapter in their lives. “It’s the proper time to hang it up. The main reasons are, of course, family and spending time…

May 24, 2017

Mayoral business specialist speaks at ELAC

By Jade Inglada Mayor Eric Garcetti’s business specialist Frank Aguirre was invited by East Los Angeles College’s Entrepreneur Club to discuss the fundamentals of business last week. Aguirre focused on the development of small businesses. While Los Angeles is a great area to start a business, he said, “The start-up process is disorganized and makes it difficult for entrepreneurs to feel secure.” “People think that it’s just opening and starting…

March 13, 2014

Former student is vintage jewelry designer

By Alejandra Carrillo   Former East Los Angeles College student, Laura Stokes-Estrada, is a vintage jewelry designer and creator of Charcoal Designs. Stokes-Estrada attended ELAC about two semesters ago, and hopes to come back next semester. She took a few courses in business, which helped her strengthen her business. She has been designing jewelry and artwork for about eight years. Before Stokes-Estrada involved herself in the jewelry industry, she worked…

November 13, 2012