Police detain suspect in killing

    UPDATED, Oct. 10   By Lindsey Maeda MONTEREY PARK—Bakersfield resident Jose Ruiz, 22, was charged with the murder of Patrick Ortega at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor on Atlantic Blvd, last Saturday night. Detective Steve Blagg of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said that they are waiting to file charges against Ruiz today. The cause of Ortega’s death was first reported to authorities as a shooting, but it…

October 7, 2012

Community college transfers fill four-year universities

By Brian Villalba On their path to four-year universities, 65 percent of California’s college graduates attended a two-year institution. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) has California tied for third in percentage of students that attended community college on their way to a four-year degree. East Los Angeles College is second in the district in students that transfer to four-year institutions,  Los Angeles Pierce College first. Just under half…

October 4, 2012

Alumnus receives award for blog

By Amanda Mayberry & Lindsey Maeda Former East Los Angeles College student Jesus Sanchez received an award for Distinguished Work in New Media for his news blog, The Eastsider LA, from the Society of Professional Journalists on May 8. Sanchez is editor and publisher of The Eastsider, which he started in 2009 after being laid off from his job as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. This is the…

May 23, 2012

Annual Comic Book Day comes to East L.A.

By Lindsey Maeda Celebrating the joys of reading comics, Comic City welcomed the East Los Angeles community into their store for the ninth annual Free Comic Book Day last Saturday. Every year on the first Saturday of May, participating comic book specialty stores from across North America give away free comic books to anyone who comes into their shops. Comic book publishers provide comic books at cost to retailers to give…

May 9, 2012

Committee proposes departments to cut hours for the Fall semester

  By Lourdes Espinoza and Veronica Hurtado Although students will start to enroll for the fall semester soon, some classes will be cut from the course schedule. According to Kerrin MacMahan, dean of academic affairs, some of the classes that are on the fall schedule will  be cancelled in accordance to the Enrollment Management Committee’s proposed reductions even though the schedule has already been sent to the printer. The EMC is…

May 2, 2012

Journalists need practice, cooperation

    By Veronica Hurtado As I seek to become a professional journalist and  media representative, I need the assistance of my adviser, faculty, staff, students and administrators because I’m working to inform people on what is going on in the college. Yet, that assistance is sometimes denied. As a student journalist, I understand that I can’t force anyone to speak to me when I’m covering, the Board of Trustees, or…

April 25, 2012

ELAC deliberates recommended section reductions

  By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College will reduce section offerings by approximately seven percent for the 2012-13 school year to meet expected budget as the school’s Enrollment Management Committee proposes. The school’s EMC, composed of faculty and some administration staff, released a report recommending new section targets and a process for the school to meet enrollment demand. The EMC’s purpose is to inform the college on how to best address…

March 16, 2012

Rediscovering the love of reading

By Lindsey Maeda I had been waiting and was growing impatient. Sitting in the main office of any elementary school is never fun.  In most cases, you are either an anxious parent, waiting to take your child home early because they ate something funky, or the unfortunate student who was sent off to no-man’s land on bad behavior. In my case, I was neither a parent nor student, but a…

March 7, 2012

ELAC Auto graduates awarded with ASE certificates

By Isaac Tovar East Los Angeles College automotive program graduates earned a technologically challenging certificate designed to improve their employment chances. They were recognized at ceremony and dinner Wednesday in the auto tech building. Twelve students participated in an exam this semester that is preparatory of the industry standard Automotive Service Excellence certification tests. These exams aren’t limited to graduates only, as instructors encourage some students to take them before graduating. However,…

March 7, 2012

Splash is back

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s swim and diving teams opened the season producing competitive results that has put the Huskies back on the swimming map for the first time in eleven years. The Huskies opened the season placing sixth out of 9 teams at the South Coast Conference Pentathlon Friday, Feb. 17, at Pasadena City College, in a preview of the competition the Huskies will face at the end of…

February 28, 2012