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Resource center opens to assist vets on campus

Resource center opens to assist vets on campus

By Marci Suela, Social Media Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

As a veteran, Contra Costa Community College District Trustee John Márquez is thrilled to see the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) open on campus. “A group of us veterans would sit in the (old) cafeteria talking about things we went through and console each other,” Márquez said. “We didn’t ha...

Young protesters demonstrate organization, leadership, resolve

Young protesters demonstrate organization, leadership, resolve

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

About 2,000 students throughout the West Contra Costa Unified School District marched  through the streets of Richmond and San Pablo on Thursday to show their unity against President-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric against minorities. This was the second protest involving local high schoolers. During the first protest on...

Police halt protesters, Black Bloc starts chaos

Police halt protesters, Black Bloc starts chaos

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

OAKLAND — About an hour into the march, tear gas, burning garbage, sage and incense smoke wafted through a hundred protesters bottlenecked at Washington Street and 8th Street at about 8 p.m. in downtown Oakland on Wednesday. Most people in the intersection were disoriented and fled to safety, just lik...

Community Unites Under Fear Of Divided Families

Community Unites Under Fear Of Divided Families

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

Students came together for the “Undivided” rally and march against President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday. About 100 Contra Costa College student protesters made their way down San Pablo Avenue chanting “Not my president” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, bigotry has got to go” as they headed to San ...

Election results spur outrage

Election results spur outrage

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Showcase

In the wake of the 2016 election cycle, Californians voted for local ballot measures, state propositions and candidates — but people nationwide were shocked by the results at the federal level. President-elect Donald Trump’s electoral victory on Nov. 8 has triggered a nationwide historic ripple e...

Demonstration shows unity

Demonstration shows unity

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

About 8,000 people surrounded the 3.4-mile perimeter of Lake Merritt here on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. to stand in solidarity with people who are threatened by President-elect Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric. As the sun began its descent behind the downtown skyline, Bay Area residents of various a...

Conservative ideal threatens entry, fuels deportations

Conservative ideal threatens entry, fuels deportations

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

For many undocumented people living in the United States, the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as president has left them questioning what will happen to them and their families come January when he takes office. Throughout Trump’s campaign, he said he plans to enforce immigration laws including...

Recreational marijuana passes

By Michael Santone, News Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The passing of Proposition 64, which legalizes marijuana in California effective immediately, means adults 21 years and older can now grow, possess and use but will have to wait until 2018 before they can purchase marijuana at a certified dispensary. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) passed 56 percent to 44...

BART sees success in upgrade measure

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

BART riders can expect massive improvements throughout the Bay Area’s Rapid Transit system after voters passed measure RR on Nov. 9 authorizing the BART District to grant $3.5 billion in bonds for repairs to the aging rail system. The Bay Area’s 44-year-old rail system needs improvements, and BART is exp...

Accreditation expands entry into auto industry

By Salvador Godoy, Advocate Staff
November 16, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Contra Costa College automotive services department for the first time earned accreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) last summer, providing benefits to young skilled automotive technicians who are striving to enter the automotive industry. Automotive services...

Anti-Trump protesters express grievances in downtown Oakland

Anti-Trump protesters express grievances in downtown Oakland

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, News

Thousands of people moved through the streets of Downtown Oakland yesterday to protest president-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric that boosted his campaign to victory and divided the nation. Protester Pestinee Yarrow said she traveled from Davis, California to denounce the anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigration...

Plan aims to fix accessibility

Plan aims to fix accessibility

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Automatic doors are scheduled to be installed in the Applied Arts, Gym Annex and Art buildings and the Computer Technology Center over the winter semester break, Buildings and Grounds Manager Bruce King said. These motion-activated doors will bring the college into better compliance with the Americans w...

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