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Richmond Ceasefire looks to the future with town hall celebration

Family members and friends held signs reading the name of their deceased loved ones during the Citywide Walk event hosted by the Richmond Ceasefire in Richmond, Calif. on July 21.
July 6, 2018

To stop gun violence that perpetuates the community and local law enforcement there must be a coalition between a larger part of the community and the police who have sworn to protect them. The Ceasefire...

Leaked Navy memo drives community outrage over plans of detention center

Protesters listen to a speaker during the Concord City Hall on June 26 in Concord, California. Protesters gathered after a leaked memo detailed plans to build an undocumented immigration detention center in the Concord Naval Base.
Concord Navy Base possible site to detain undocumented immigrants
June 30, 2018

CONCORD- Following Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Phyllis L. Bayer's leaked memo to a Navy secretary, the Concord City Council said there will be no immigration...

District ends investigation

District ends investigation
Trustee did engage in unlawful sexual behavior; resigns without consequence
April 24, 2018

Following the unexpected resignation of Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board President Timothy Farley and an anonymous accusation of sexual misconduct made against him, a preliminary...

Statement of inclusivity in question

Statement of inclusivity in question
Lack of diversity in hiring raises concerns
April 24, 2018

Concerns that the Contra Costa College community has become comfortable neglecting its students and staff of African descent by failing to support their programs, or hiring black faculty and staff, has...

Community gathers to support families after a week of heavy violence

Richmond resident Carnell Williams writes “Fighter, Love, Family” describing slain Richmond resident Mark Henderson II
during a vigil for Henderson on Thursday near Crescent Park in Richmond.
April 17, 2018

Kids who have often come looking for Mark “Markie” Henderson II for a game of basketball or to toss the football in the park are standing around a tree in the center of a cul-de-sac with their parents. The...

Community mourns Courtney Beane’s sudden death

Comet wide receiver Courtney Beane (left) stiff arms Wolverine defensive back Dominick Sanders (middle) during  Sierra College’s 56-28 win against Contra Costa College on Sept. 9 at Comet Stadium.
April 10, 2018

Nearly one week has passed since former Comet football player, Courtney Beane was pronounced dead following an early Easter morning car accident in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where the junior relocated...

Multiyear project to furnish state-of-the-art science facilities

Multiyear project to furnish state-of-the-art science facilities
April 10, 2018

A new 50,000 square feet science building accommodating the astronomy, engineering, physics, chemistry and biology departments is in its final planning stage with a budget of $68.86 million. The three-story...

Deadline looms in search for college president

April 10, 2018

The search to find the next president of Contra Costa College officially began on March 22 as the Contra Costa Community College District posted the open position and began accepting applications to fill...

Mobility upgrades assistance

Golf cart gives easier access around campus to Student Life
March 21, 2018

Student Life Coordinator Joel Nickelson-Shanks purchased a second-hand golf cart to help transport Student Life staff members and complete endeavors around campus. Nickelson-Shanks said, “I came out...

Schedule changes to reduce class conflicts

March 21, 2018

Block scheduling, early bird classes and a more convenient winter break cybersession are some of the changes coming with the shortened 16-week schedule for the fall 2018 semester. Many classes may not...

Firewall update lifts restraint

Firewall update lifts restraint
March 21, 2018

Last November, the Contra Costa Community College District upgraded the firewall to protect servers which store the personal information of more than 50,000 students enrolled across all three of the district...

After 18 years, librarian Judy Flum to retire

Librarian Judith Flum has been working for 46 years, Contra Costa College Judy Flum will retire. Flum has been working at the college library for more than 18 years.
March 20, 2018

After working as a librarian for 46 years, Judy Flum’s time doing that job is nearing an end. Flum has been a librarian at Contra Costa College for over 18 years. She said she has always worked at public...

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