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Plea delayed, suspects to face murder charges

Plea delayed, suspects to face murder charges

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The driver of the shooting vehicle in the March 9 freeway shooting that killed former Contra Costa College student Demarcus Doss was arraigned at the Superior Courthouse in Richmond last Thursday. Elliot Johnhenry Johnson, 24 years old, had the option to give a plea to his murder and atte...

ASU plans to amend Grant for Support program

ASU plans to amend Grant for Support program

March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Associated Student Union Treasurer Arius Robinson said he plans to redesign its grant program at Contra Costa College after nearly two semesters of the program being inactive. “The way the Grant for Support is set up now is not as efficient as it could be,” Robinson said. “I want to make t...

Freeway shooting devastates family

Freeway shooting devastates family

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

RICHMOND — Former Contra Costa College student Demarcus Doss, 24, was shot three times on eastbound Interstate 80 between the Macdonald and San Pablo avenue exits on Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol. He died at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek around 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Doss, who was enrolled ...

District to quell ICE fears, plan aims to inform

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The sanctuary district resolution passed by the Contra Costa Community College District in January protects undocumented students and employees of Contra Costa, Los Medanos and Diablo Valley colleges, but fears for marginalized communities linger. CCC’s Police Services Lt. Tom Holt said he and his team sta...

Police Services denied U.S. Marshals access to serve homicide warrant

Police Services denied U.S. Marshals access to serve homicide warrant

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

oA local Fugitive Task Force was denied access to AT-110 in the Automotive Technology Building to serve an active felony homicide warrant from the city of Vallejo on campus Wednesday night. The suspect’s name is still unknown, although he is a murder suspect in neighboring Solano County. “The ...

Departments ‘trim’ course offerings, focus online

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under News

Students have six fewer course sections to choose from at Contra Costa College this semester than during the 2016 spring semester. Contra Costa Community College District Educational Services Associate Vice Chancellor Sally Montemayor-Lenz said CCC offers 777 sections, either online or on campus,...

Peralta board approves Gilkerson as Laney College president

Peralta board approves Gilkerson as Laney College president

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Contra Costa College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Tammeil Gilkerson was sworn in as Laney College’s president at the Peralta Community College District Governing Board’s meeting on Feb. 22. Gilkerson, an Oakland resident, said she accepted the position via email last week before...

Fee hikes hinder plan

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Threats of closure raises concern for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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Plan to eliminate tuition costs gaining local support

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under News

As tuition hikes are being discussed by UC and CSU governance boards for the first time since 2011, a report issued by Reclaim California Higher Education poses that eliminating tuition cost for students is a more practical solution. So far the report, created by a working group of six professors and ...

March sets forth action to reclaim King’s radical legacy

March sets forth action to reclaim King’s radical legacy

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News

Oakland- Thousands rallied with the Anti-Police Terror Project in Oscar Grant Plaza in Downtown Oakland, Calif. for the Third Annual March to Reclaim King's Radical Legacy on Jan 16. This event also launched an 120 hours of direct action by the APTP and its allies against the fascist agenda of president-elect...

Death of trustee Nejedly ruled as overdose

Death of trustee Nejedly ruled as overdose

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

Former Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board trustee John T. Nejedly’s death on Oct. 9, 2016 was confirmed as an “accidental” drug overdose with multiple unspecified substances, New Orleans Coroner’s Office spokesperson Jason Melancon said on Tuesday. Nejedly, 52, was fou...

Academic Senate votes to eliminate degree requirements

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Vote result openly frustrates senate members opposing action

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