Budget Committee plans future funding for South Gate campus

By Jade Inglada The Budget Committee discussed the idea of creating a separate budget for the South Gate Educational Center to support its growth. “One of the recommendations from the South Gate Task Force was for the Budget Committee to talk about the possibility of creating an allocation specific to South Gate,” Armida Ornelas, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild Chapter President, said. Vice President of Administrative Services Ann Tomlinson said…

June 2, 2015

Campus Adds Second South Gate Shuttle

By Ivan Cazares An additional shuttle transporting students from the South Gate Education Center to the main campus started running Monday. The new shuttle will operate from 4-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Unlike the regular shuttle, it will not make any stops between campuses. The regular shuttle makes two stops between campuses – California and Firestone and on Otis and Firestone. “We started off with two shuttles,” South Gate Dean Al…

March 21, 2015

Kaiser introduces ALYX System to South Gate campus

By Jade Inglada Students and the local community were given the opportunity to donate blood with Kaiser Permanente’s ALYX Component Collection System at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Center on Tuesday. Blood and Platelet Recruitment Coordinator Tiffany K. Laffitte was in charge of the blood drive. Kaiser Permanente has been able to use the South Gate facility for its blood drives for free because of Roni Inouye, who is…

October 29, 2014

ELAC students need better shuttle service

By Megan G. Razzetti For some East Los Angeles College full-time students, staff and faculty, a 12-hour school day is nothing unusual. Taking the Gold Line home is such a great and safe way to get home. However, who wants to walk 13-minutes from ELAC to the actual station when we have a shuttle service that can take students? Although that sounds like a lovely way to get home after…

October 1, 2014

Banned Books Week highlights controversial, challenged books

By Sergio Berrueta Banned Books Week, which runs from Sept. 21 to 27, celebrated works of literature that have been challenged or banned by local libraries. Books such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling are a select few of the overall 100 list of books challenged for removal in the…

September 25, 2014

South Gate campus reconstruction postponed

  By Moises Amezcua Reconstruction on the South Gate Campus postponed due to building inspections and environmental standards. Construction is expected to start in 2016. The 18.5-acre property located across the street from the South Gate campus planned to have an approved master plan with a blueprint showcasing the new relocated campus design by the end of Spring 2014. The brand new campus is expected to offer double the capacity,…

May 17, 2014

Students waste time, money at new shopping center

  By Sandy Gamino The Azalea shopping center, on Firestone Boulevard. and Atlantic Avenue, is an opportunity for a community to get better stores, jobs and money. Although many people might say that the shopping center is good for the city of South Gate, they aren’t thinking of the downsides it is causing the city and ELAC students at the South Gate campus. The Azalea shopping center is causing too…

May 16, 2014

Library workshops unnoticed by Elans

  By Sandy Gamino and Vanessa Meza The South Gate library at East Los Angeles Colege offers many workshops in which students are able to acquire beneficial skills. Librarians June Cheng, Gabriela Lopez, and Karen Bourgaize are the instructors. Workshops last up to an hour and take place in Room 109. These workshops are designed to help students gain resources that will help them in their classes.  The question is, do students…

May 16, 2014

South Gate lacks college feel

By Brenda Diaz Students who attend the East Los Angeles College South Gate campus complain about the lack of a  college feeling. One reason might be that students are not as involved in extracurricular activities as they are at the main campus. Some may argue that the campus is just too small. While its size is minor compared to the main campus, that is no excuse to complain. The only…

March 20, 2014

ELAC South Gate changes plans

By Jose Cazares East Los Angeles College has been planning to relocate its South Gate campus since 2003, the new campus is now scheduled to be finished by 2019. A plan to purchase a building was approved in 2003 however the building was later deemed unsuitable. In 2009, ELAC purchased an 18.5 acre property located across the street from the South Gate campus using Los Angeles Community College District bond…

March 19, 2014