South Gate Center plans to relocate pending environmental report

  By JC Casarez   A growing number of students at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate campus has cause ELAC faculty to consider more options to accommodate more classes. The current plan is to transition the campus from its current location on Firestone Boulevard to the property located across the street that occupies the area between Alameda Street and Santa Fe Avenue. The latest development has been the completion…

April 23, 2013

South Gate Educational Center dean leads ELAC students by example

  By JC Casarez  Over the years Al Rios has always been in the business of helping others first. Known to many as the Dean of the South Gate Educational Center, Rios also has a background in politics and working for nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Rios, like many of the students he helps now, was once a student at East Los Angeles College. While growing up in Boyle Heights…

February 13, 2013

Free shuttle returns to ELAC

    By Lindsey Maeda After many requests from students, staff and faculty members, the shuttle that runs between East Los Angeles College and the South Gate campus will resume services tomorrow. The free shuttle service was originally cancelled to sustain class offerings last fall, but seeing as various members of the ELAC and South Gate communities relied on it, administrators decided to bring it back. “The shuttle’s going to…

February 11, 2013

No shuttle, no problem

  By Edward Singleton East Los Angeles College South Gate Educational Center was forced to shut down the free shuttle service it provided to students this Fall due to budget cuts. The shuttle, which ran for five years between ELACc’s main campus in Monterey Park and the South Gate campus, serviced approximately 25,000 students per semester. The only alert about the cancellation was a message on ELAC’s home website saying,…

September 14, 2012

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

“Until the Violence Stops” Film Screening and Discussion Monterey Park Campus. Tomorrow at 12:10-1:15 p.m. in AA-1. Facilitated by Marilyn Ladd, Women’s PE. Refreshments sponsored by ASU and Psychology Club.  Sexual Assault Awareness Training for Student Athletes Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Friday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in C1 gym. “Reporting Sexual Assault” Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Tuesday April 24, 12 – 1 p.m….

April 18, 2012

‘Happy Feet Two’ dances into theaters

By Rosa Guillen  “Happy Feet Two” contains messages of hope and it also addresses issues that are now endangering the lives of animals in Antarctica. Mumble, the tap dancing penguin returns to the big screen voiced by Elijah Wood in the star-studded film as the father of Erik, voiced by Ava Acres, the young emperor penguin in search of something different. We first met Mumble in 2006 in the Oscar-winning…

November 23, 2011

South Gate resembles stepchild

By Abraham Jauregui Walking through the hallways of South Gate Educational Center, East Los Angeles College’s satellite campus, stepchild comes to mind. This 50,000 square-foot facility needs to be revamped to match the overwhelming expansion occurring at the main campus. South Gate campus is a second-rate facility to our main campus in Monterrey Park, with only 24 classrooms, a research library for English and math tutoring, a small bookstore and…

February 16, 2011