The Advocate

Comet defensive line coach dies in automobile accident

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 9, 2014

A 24-year-old local football player standout and the Contra Costa College football team’s defensive line coach Darryl Blackmon died as a result of an automobile accident on a freeway at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 in Mill Valley. According...

Como un consejero puede ayudar a estudiantes en español (PODCAST)

By Florinda Hershey, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Being unable to speak English can be an obstacle to students trying to get ahead in the U.S. Here is a Spanish speaking podcast to help inform students about the possible services available to them at the college and in particular...

Students unaware of $5 fee, waiver

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2014

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office released a legal opinion in 2012 entitled The Student Fee Handbook that details the legal justifications for the fees colleges charge. The legal opinion details the legal...

Parking lot fix approved by board

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

October 29, 2014

Construction on the project to stabilize and reopen a currently unused student parking lot of 41 spaces is set to begin as early as November. After a sinkhole formed in the center of Lot 16, located above the Art Building,...

Medical class goes hi-tech

By Jared Amdahl, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2014

The Emergency Medical Technician class offered on campus has recently purchased new medical training equipment that will allow adequate training for future EMTs produced by the program. “This new equipment gives us the ability...

Debate teams split third place, speakers honored

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2014

The Contra Costa College speech and debate team stood tall in the Biggest Little City Classic speech and debate tournament in Reno. Speech department Chairperson Sherry Diestler said, “The BLCC is held every year and it gets...

Football streaming plan stagnates

By Brian Boyle, Spotlight Editor

October 29, 2014

The athletic department’s plan to stream Contra Costa College’s home football games online has foundered due to a lack of funding. “We have no money,” Athletic Director John Wade said. “We had planned on utilizing...

Unique ID, debit card access lost without community outreach

By Roxana Amparo, News Editor

October 29, 2014

RICHMOND — The safety and comfort of the city of Richmond community is said to be established through the Richmond Municipal Identification Card Program. Richmond’s City Council approved the IDs with the purpose of improving...

Comets face challenge at Homecoming game

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor

October 29, 2014

The football team will host Shasta College for the annual Homecoming game Saturday at 3 p.m. at Comet Stadium. Both teams will come into this game undefeated in the Pacific 7 Conference. Contra Costa College football coach...

Retail incentive program promotes local businesses

By Cody Casares, Assistant Photo Editor

October 29, 2014

SAN PABLO — The San Pablo Economic Development Corporation has put together an interactive way for community members to support its local businesses. The Road to Rewards program is a game put on by the SPEDC to incentivize...

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