Campus shuts down two days for repairs

By Russell J. Zazueta Classrooms around campus were closed Oct. 3 as a result of a leaking pipe needed to the vital operation of East Los Angeles College’s air conditioning system. It has since been repaired and is working properly. According to Plant Facilities Director Abel Rodriguez, he, along with other staff members, discovered water seeping up from underground in an area outside the Central Plant near Weingart Stadium along…

October 16, 2014

Electrician recovering from explosion

By Amanda Mayberry   On-campus electrician Jeff Daclan, recovering from a small explosion in the H8 building, was discharged from Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center on Monday. The explosion caused a power outage in H8 and G8 buildings, evacuated classrooms and left one man injured on April 10. The G8 building reopened for students and teachers Monday. Electricity was restored to the G8 building last week on April 16, but…

April 24, 2013

Student Services re-open lactation room on main campus for nursing mothers

By Veronica Hurtado The reopening of the lactation room, E1-138, in the Student Services building for nursing mothers brings forth issues the school faces to comply with federal and state labor laws. Nursing mothers on campus have access to the lactation room after a member of the Work Environment Committee questioned last Tuesday whether the college provides the federal and state mandated service to employees, and services that could be extended…

October 10, 2012

Faulty connection results in E7 flood

By Oliver Blanco A three and a quarter inch pipeline burst and flooded the E7 building basement, during spring break last Friday at approximately 1 p.m. While off duty, a member of the facilities department, whose name is being withheld, discovered the flood last Sunday at noon. “It was fate.  He (the Facilities Department member) had just come in on a Sunday afternoon to use the computer lab down in the…

April 18, 2012