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Culture celebrated

Culture celebrated

Sarah D. Gonzales, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com
March 7, 2016
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Los Medanos College’s annual Black History Month Celebration took place in the Music Department’s Recital Hall on Feb. 29. LMC’s Black History Month Planning Committee, The Black Faculty and Staff Association and the Umoja Scholars program sponsored the event. Students and faculty members alike...

Pittsburg native inspires MESA

Pittsburg native inspires MESA

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience..com
March 2, 2016
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Civil Engineer and Pittsburg native Mark De La O wants students to know that their backgrounds don’t always determine their future. This was the message conveyed when he spoke to Los Medanos College’s MESA program in Science Room 202 this past Friday. The Pittsburg High School alum was an econo...

Awards to honor Chavez

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com
February 26, 2016
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Los Medanos College will be hosting the annual "Celebrating the Life of César Chavez" awards in the Recital Hall Friday April 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The award ceremony will recognize students around the East Contra Costa community who honor César Chavez's esteemed tradition of service to the community...

Music to ears at LMC

Alexandra Riva, ariva@lmcexperience.com
February 26, 2016
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“I think people, they don’t express themselves in ways that show love and care for people. And so, I always tell people I love them, always tell people I care for them. That’s really who I am,” said Silvester Henderson, a music professor at Los Medanos College, known for his perpetually jovial...

Parking problems

Michael Martinez, Tyler Mortimore, and Alexandra Riva
February 26, 2016
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If you've ever paid for parking, then chances are at some point you've dealt with a faulty parking meter or ticket vending machine. Rob Hanson, Behavioral Sciences major, hasn’t purchased a parking permit yet, and remarked the machine is often broken. “It’s a problem. My first semester, I...

‘Mrs. Craig’ celebrated at LMC

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
February 18, 2016
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A screening of the documentary “Happy Birthday Mrs. Craig” was held in L-109 Tuesday, Feb. 16 as part of Los Medanos College’s Black History Month festivities. The documentary, made by the production company owned by singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, was filmed during the 1970s...

LMC picked for NASA

Alexandra Riva, ariva@lmcexperience.com
February 5, 2016
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Engineering Tech, a club composed of 11 Los Medanos College students, has been chosen to participate in NASA's Micro-G NExT Competition. Their journey began in October 2015, when they sent letters of intent and their initial proposals to NASA. “Professor Briggs gave us the information about this...

Kindling interest in the past

Kindling interest in the past

Sarah D. Gonzales, DaniGonzo123@yahoo.com
February 5, 2016
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“In my early days, I was really interested in English history,” said Los Medanos College history professor Joshua Bearden, “It was always what I remembered reading about most.” Book-stuffed shelves hang on either side of the walls in his small office. A desk hogs one side of the room, dimly...

From industry to education

From industry to education

Michael Martinez, mmartinez@lmcexperience.com
January 29, 2016
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Statistics instructor Maria Perrone has come a long way from her roots in Italy. Perrone was initially hired by Los Medanos College in the spring of 2014, coming from Bakersfield College where she was a full-time faculty member. Long before her trek to the United States, Perrone was an assistant professor...

Campus gets in the holiday spirit

Garrett Belme, gbelme@lmcexperience.com
December 4, 2015
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This holiday season, schools in the Contra Costa Community College district are taking part in different ways to spread the holiday cheer. Los Medanos College is taking part in the Angel Tree program, which was described by LMC President Bob Kratochvil as an, “annual campus event, which spans more than a qua...

LMC Winter Jazz Concert

December 3, 2015
Filed under Campus, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

Los Medanos College hosted a Winter Jazz Concert Dec. 2 in the Recital Hall. The event also featured two local schools: Rancho Medanos Jr. High School and Freedom High School, from Pittsburg and Oakley respectively. All schools played music from the big band era....

Tis the season to apply for aid

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
December 3, 2015
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Applications for scholarships at Los Medanos College are now officially open to help students who are either transferring, or looking for financial assistance for school. Scholarships now available include the Kennedy King Memorial with an award of up to $10,000. This is open to any student of African-American,...

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