Driving under the influence destroys lives, families

By Augustine Ugalde  More than two months have passed since Fontana resident Elizabeth Carolee Culbreath took it upon herself to drive the wrong way on the 60 freeway taking the lives of six people, including her sister. The horrific accident scene was a carnage of wrecked vehicles and bloody bodies strewn across the westbound Pomona Freeway in Diamond Bar. Alcohol was a factor in the wreck, leading to charges of…

May 1, 2014

Former baseball player slides home

By Carlos Alvarez Head varsity baseball coach at Roosevelt High School and former East Los Angeles College baseball standout Ramon Ruiz continues to share his experience of what it takes to make it to the major leagues. “I have always taken pride in the community and try to give back anyway I can.  It’s an honor to coach at my high school alma mater,” Ruiz said. Upon graduating from Roosevelt…

March 21, 2012

L.A. Times sports writer overcomes gender discrimination

By Cristina Galvan Award-winning sports writer Helene Elliott was a guest speaker at East Los Angeles College and talked to students about overcoming gender discrimination in the work force. Growing up, Elliott knew she wanted to be a sports writer, but from the start she encountered opposition from people who believed that she couldn’t do it simply because she was a woman. “I always wanted to be a sports writer,” said Elliott….

December 7, 2011