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Minding the Gap

District chancellor Bryan Reece. Picture courtesy of www.bryanreecephd.com
New 4CD Chancellor Bryan Reece has known hardship, which motivates him to close the equity gap
December 9, 2020

Taking office as Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) permanent chancellor in early November, Dr. Bryan Reece has come a long way from being a dairy hand in the 1980s. Reece was born in Norwalk,...

The ‘Shadow Pandemic’: Violence against women and girls during COVID-19

Women for Justice in Latin America, a  collective formed by UC Berkeley students and community leaders, protest against femicide at UC Berkeley in Upper Sproul Plaza in solidarity with #UnDiaSinNosotras on March 9.
November 25, 2020

While the world works overdrive to fight against the current pandemic, the fight against women's violence is losing momentum as the number of battered women increases. UN Women – the United Nations...

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...

4CD student leaders discuss activism and social justice

Screenshot Social Justice Day Forum Nov. 19, Zoom Teleconference.
November 20, 2020

4CD student leaders discuss activism and social justice Student leaders from Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College gathered virtually Thursday, Nov 19 to speak about their...

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...

Speech and debate team impresses at virtual tournament

Aman Butt takes home some awards from the 2020 Northern California Forensics Association Fall Tournament for the  CCC Speech and Debate team. Photo of Butt taken from the Talk Hawk Invitational at Los Positas College from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2.
November 4, 2020

Despite the recent changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contra Costa College speech and debate team performed exceptionally well in the first tournament of the season. The Northern California...

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions

Opinion: Advocate staff member sickened by Trump’s racist and sexist actions
November 3, 2020

Donald Trump is the current president of the United States running for reelection. Representing the Republican party, Trump wants to terminate the Affordable Care Act, seeks to overturn Roe v. Wade, and...

California 2020 measures: From U to X on the Contra Costa County ballot

California 2020  measures: From U to X on the Contra Costa County ballot
November 3, 2020

Measure U Measure U is a Richmond local ballot initiative that would change the Business License Tax calculation to be based on gross receipts in the City of Richmond. Currently, the tax is calculated...

Proposition 24 expands consumers’ privacy

Proposition 24 expands consumers' privacy
November 3, 2020

Proposition 24, known as the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020, will create the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce additional privacy laws on businesses and...

Proposition 22 allows Uber and Lyft to refuse drivers’ basic rights

Proposition 22 allows Uber and Lyft to refuse drivers' basic rights
November 3, 2020

Proposition 22 is on the ballot on Nov. 3 and has seen a heavy amount of advertising all over the state. The main funding for the ads comes from rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Doordash. Proposition...

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