OPINION: Proposal threatens environmental regulations on automobiles

By Anthony Aguilar The Trump administration proposed a plan that would make automobile manufacturers not required to make cars and trucks more fuel efficient every year, starting 2020. The administration’s proposal says, “Automakers would only have to produce cars that achieve a real-world average of about 29 miles a gallon from 2021 to 2025.” This will take the standard that we have now, which is 43 miles a gallon, and…

October 8, 2018

Movie Review: Lowriders

By Dylan Dixon Somewhere between La La Land and Blood in, Blood Out falls Lowriders.  Like a teenager or early adult, Lowriders is unsure what it aspires to be.   In the film, actor Gabriel Chavarria, who plays Danny, is an aspiring street artist in modern-day Los Angeles.   His father, Miguel, played by Demian Bichir, has a passion for lowriders and can’t wait for the annual lowrider competition, where…

May 16, 2017

Refueling hope with Mustangs

By Jose Cazares In 1964, Ford made history when they introduced a car that featured a range of customization options straight from the factory. Ford named the car “Mustang,” and it was designed specifically with the baby boomer generation in mind. The Mustang was an instant success and Ford’s competitors soon followed suit creating a trend of cars known as muscle cars. American muscle cars dominated the enthusiast market up…

March 13, 2014

Automotive Department provides free service for ELAC students

By David Chin  Students and drivers at East Los Angeles College should visit the Automotive Department for expertise advice and services at no cost for any car troubles. ELAC instructors in the Automotive Department are certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and have a great deal of automotive diagnostics experience behind them. The shop at ELAC has a total of 11 service bays with two alignment racks and a…

May 19, 2013