Pasadena Unified School District facing federal lawsuit

By Mayra S. Ventura A federal lawsuit against Pasadena Unified School District and its superintendent Brian McDonald has been filed on Feb. 11 for violating the American with Disabilities Act, along with state disability rights laws by discriminating against students with mental disabilities. Six current and former Focus Point Academy students along with Candis Bowles, the manager attorney at Disability Rights California and Bazelon Center, Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS) of Los…

March 9, 2016

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

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

Elan lives dream at NASA internship

By Jade Inglada Engineering major Ruben Cardiel, 19, had the chance to realize a part of his dream through a NASA internship. Cardiel was one of 40 college students from across the nation selected for NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. “It’s not often that you get an internship at your dream job,” Cardiel said. The sophomore found out about the program through an email he received from…

December 10, 2014

Speech team starts competitive season with wins, top awards

By Cardling del Real & Jesus Figueroa The East Los Angeles College Speech Team competed at Grossmont College in El Cajon, east of San Diego, on Nov. 15 and 16 and a total of 19 Elans earned awards at the tournament. The team is ranked second among colleges as a team, after recently competing in two tournaments in November. The team started its winning season in late October. To start off…

November 19, 2014

‘Tosca’ production performs at three venues

By Tadzio Garcia The local Pacific Opera Project’s production of Puccini’s “Tosca” is not to be missed. Artistic Director Josh Shaw introduces performances unique to the opera world here in Los Angeles. Adding to the opera experience of “Tosca,” the audience is directed to walk to a different location for each act within the grounds of the St. James United Methodist Church in Pasadena, all set to a day’s story…

September 24, 2014

ELAC theatre scene shop manager helps niece cope with Neimanns-Pick Disease

  By Diego Olivares   Efrain Corona is having a hard time concentrating on work at East Los Angeles College, where he is the theatre scene shop manager. Corona, who has been at ELAC for two years, got some devastating news about his 15-year-old niece Julie. Julie had been diagnosed with Neimann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). According to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Inc., people with NPC cannot metabolize cholesterol…

May 27, 2013