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COVID-19 update: Contra Costa County falls back to Purple Tier status

Contra Costa County is placed under purple tier restrictions as California faces a surge in COVID-19 cases. The latest statisctics come from the state of California from covid19.ca.gov.
November 24, 2020

The State of California is once again shutting down as California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a modified stay-at-home order on Nov. 19, affecting roughly 94% of the state as counties have fallen back...

Enholm questions timing of investigation’s release

Governing Board Trustee Greg Enholm was the subject of an anonymous complaint filed in November 2019. An investigation soon followed with allegations and Board Policy violations.
November 23, 2020

After an anonymous complaint was filed, the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board followed through with an investigation against Trustee Greg Enholm over allegations of inappropriate...

Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval on brink of District Board

Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval on brink of District Board
November 12, 2020

A week after the Nov. 3 General Election, Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval are projected to win seats on the Contra Costa Community College District Board (4CD). Currently, Vicky Gordon is the trustee...

District Board Trustees Gordon and Enholm down big margins in county election

Fernando Sandoval and Judy Walters are taking the lead in the race for 4CD Governing Board trustees in Wards 5 and 2, beating their incumbent opponents Greg Enholm and Vicki Gordon respectively.
November 6, 2020

Contra Costa Community College District Board challengers Judy Walters and Fernando Sandoval hold strong leads in the race to replace 4CD Board Trustees Vicki Gordon and Greg Enholm, respectively. Contra...

Well-liked, respected and then fired

Well-liked, respected and then fired
Faculty, Staff Shocked and Frustrated by Huff’s termination District Board votes not to extend contract, despite protests from campus community
October 27, 2020

Earlier this year, a vast majority of the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) community agreed Eugene (Gene) Huff was the best choice to act as the interim chancellor after former chancellor...

Students struggle to recover from after-effects of wildfires

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conducts wildland firefighting operations with National Interagency Fire Center personnel near the Sierra National Forest in California, Sept. 26, 2020.
October 22, 2020

A fire started by a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” swept through the Sierra National Forest and the town of Big Creek, California on Sept. 5. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the...

4CD board member Enholm lashes out at district faculty, staff after no-confidence votes

4CD board member Enholm lashes out at district faculty, staff after no-confidence votes
“My role as Ward 5 trustee is not to represent the students,” -Trustee Greg Enholm.
October 19, 2020

When district faculty and staff issued public no confidence votes of members of the district Governing Board, they sought accountability; but Contra Costa Community College Governing Board Trustee Greg...

United Faculty campaigns for change in district through public outreach

United Faculty and interns put up signs in Ward 2 cities for Judy Walters campaign on Oct. 4.
October 16, 2020

With the upcoming Nov. 3 election, the United Faculty (UF) union is taking action to notify the public about current problems within the district and urging people to vote. The UF has worked to promote...

District governing board faces backlash over search for new chancellor

A snippet taken of former president of Norco College Bryan Reece discussing his vision for 2018 on Norco College’s YouTube Channel.
October 15, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board has faced backlash by several members of the United Faculty union (UF) over the recent search for the new permanent chancellor. The search...

Contra Costa College sees 18 percent decline in enrollment

Contra Costa College sees 18 percent decline in enrollment
October 13, 2020

Enrollment at Contra Costa College has suffered a significant drop as well as a decrease in the number of classes during the 2020 fall semester. As of Sept. 10, the current enrollment figure is 1,896...

DVC student group seeks change at 4CD with list of demands

The Diablo Valley College chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America have released their list of demands to the District Office.
Demands include disarmament of district police, ethnic studies courses and free student parking
October 6, 2020

Students from Diablo Valley College sent a list of demands for the Contra Costa Community College District on August 24, calling for change related to equity and the Black Lives Matter movement.  The...

4CD Governing Board deemed dysfunctional

During the Aug. 8 special Governing Board meeting, Dr. Harris shared that the board’s self-evaluation indicated it is facing a crisis.
Governing body fails to display leadership after years of turmoil
October 5, 2020

Findings from its 2019-20 self-evaluation showed the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) is often dysfunctional and unwilling to work as a unit. The Administrative Procedure...

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