Jazz-versions of classic songs comes to Friday Jazz Series

The Friday Jazz Series will return to East Los Angeles College this Friday with a performance by lounge band Nutty. The band is set to play songs by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, The Police and Aerosmith  in ways that interpret them into a completely different genre. According to the band director and singer Joel Hile who goes by Sonny Moon, it is a creative way to share the history…

March 14, 2016
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“Fuller House” airs with lame forced humor

By Megan G. Razzetti A family- friendly revival of an 80’s sitcom dedicated to bad jokes and nostalgia premiered Feb. 26. Netflix’s “Fuller House,” the highly anticipated spin-off of the ABC sitcom ‘Full House’ brings back the Tanner family, only this time, the story revolves around DJ Tanner-Fuller, played by Candace Cameron Bure. Set 29 years after the original show, the show includes the return of original characters Stephanie Tanner,…

March 14, 2016
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Local Artists shine at the L.A. Zine Fest

By Johanna Calderon, Megan G. Razzetti and Diego Linares The 5th annual L.A. Zine Fest showcased a diverse selection of local publishers at the packed Majestic Downtown on March 7. The fest brings together a community of artists, educators, musicians, writers and students who collectively transform their ideas into realities through zine- making. Zines are short, inexpensive, handmade publications that often feature unconventional subjects. East Los Angeles College student Kristen…

March 14, 2016
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Los Angeles Cookie Con offers tastey sweets.

by Megan G. Razzetti Local bakers and business owners shared their sweets and pastry products during the Los Angeles Cookie Con and Sweets Show on Feb 6. In its second year, L.A Cookie Con moved from the Pasadena Convention Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center to better accommodate the sold out event more effectively. Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” winner, Cream by Crystal, offered samples of its original recipes that…

March 14, 2016
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ELAC memorializes counselor

By Megan G. Razzetti A scholarship will celebrate the legacy of former counselor Lydia Rudametkin who died Jan. 18. The Ms. Lydia Rudametkin Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students who have struggled through domestic and emotional abuse. Rudametkin was an advocate for students when she worked at East Los Angeles College in a variety of counselor departments over the course of her 37 year-long career. Rudametkin worked a variety of…

March 2, 2016
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Students struggle to pass classes

By Megan G. Razzetti A California state law that limits the number of times college students may attempt a course is detrimental to the educational well-being of its students. The  law was passed in 2012 under the Title 5 California Code of Regulations which is supposed to help with the educational construction of  schools including higher learning facilities.  In accordance with this law, community college students are only allowed to…

February 25, 2016
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Poke Salad Bar offers fresh options

By Megan G. Razzetti Poke Salad Bar, located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, offers a fresh build-your-own take on a traditional Hawaiian dish. Poke is usually a type of raw salad served with a portion of raw ahi tuna mixed with soy sauce, sesame seed oil and other spices that compliment the fish. It is sometimes served with seaweed and other fish like raw salmon or cured octopus….

September 22, 2015
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Doomie’s takes vegan approach to fast-food

By Megan G. Razzetti Doomie’s Home Cookin gives a true comfort food experience through classic vegan recipes. Located in Hollywood, this restaurant gives a unique blend of vegan and vegetarian options that anyone would enjoy. The menu includes anything from traditional cheeseburgers to seafood dishes, giving even the pickiest of eaters a chance to order something delicious, free of any animal products. Vegan food refrains from using any animal products,…

May 7, 2015
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Home Brewed Bar offers special blend

By Megan G. Razzetti Located on the edge of Old Town Pasadena, The Home Brewed Bar offers a refreshing approach to a couple of timeless classics, coffee and tea. The beans and leaves are brewed for twenty hours resulting in a creamy, less acidic taste . The unique brewing process itself creates quality drinks providing an ultimate display of craftsmanship. Upon entering the small hole in the wall space located on…

March 2, 2015
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Elans show off artistic talents

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College students started showcasing their ceramic creations yesterday in an event by the art department to help raise funds for the ceramics studio classes supplies. The art department will take 20 percent of sales, while students keep the rest of what their artwork sells for. Students are allowed to submit work to sell whether they are in the beginning classes or the most…

December 11, 2014
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