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DeSaulnier to sit out innauguration

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com
January 15, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

District 11 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier released a statement Friday, Jan. 13 declaring that he will not be attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Jan. 20 due to him not being able to “sit idly by and normalize a president who has displayed disregard for our past traditions and Constitution.” DeSaulnier...

Narrowing the gap

Narrowing the gap

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
December 2, 2016
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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce put on a "Narrowing the Gap" event emphasizing the important of Hispanic and Latinx students in STEM career fields Friday, Nov. 18 in the Recital Hall. Above, Stanford Alumni Antonio Hernandez speaks to local high school students about his own experience growing up a...

Alumni gets board seat

Alumni gets board seat

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
December 2, 2016
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Former Los Medanos student body president and district student trustee Gary Walker-Roberts has been selected as the replacement for recently deceased district trustee John Nejedly. Walker-Roberts was one of five applicants for the role and was approved with a unanimous vote by the board’s four members...

Skunks bring Funk to LMC

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com
December 2, 2016
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Los Medanos College students and instructors with classes in the P.E. portables have been dealing with a pesky situation. Skunks are some of the few creatures infesting various areas around campus due to local community members leaving food for stray cats. According to Grounds Worker Andre White,...

Benjamin to retire in December

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com
December 2, 2016
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After almost 27 years of working in the district and a lifetime spent dedicated to education, retiring Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Helen Benjamin is looking forward to not getting up for that first day of school after Christmas vacation for the first time since she was 6 years o...

Former president, chancellor dies at 86

Former president, chancellor dies at 86

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com
November 30, 2016
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John “Jack” Carhart, 86, of Walnut Creek passed away Friday, Nov. 4. He was the first president of Los Medanos College from 1970 until 1984 and the fourth Contra Costa district chancellor from 1984 until 1991. Although born in New York, his mother, a lifetime resident of Martinez, decided to r...

Enholm talks plans for term

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com
November 29, 2016
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Ward 5 voters have spoken and re-elected incumbent Greg Enholm to his trustee seat on the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board. As of Nov. 23, with a 100 percent precinct reporting, 60.55 percent of Ward 5 voters selected Enholm who had been challenged by Fernando Sandoval. Although...

Much to be thankful for

Much to be thankful for

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
November 28, 2016
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One student offers a bottle opener to another at Los Medanos College's Fall Potluck hosted by Students Life Nov. 22 to bring in Thanksgiving before the short break began. The event was to open to all members of the LMC community and feature food, music and celebration.

Quijada finds his seat

Quijada finds his seat

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
November 17, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Using a mix of spoken words and the musical influences of Latin and hip-hop paired with humor, Brian Quijada’s “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” captivated the Los Medanos College Little Theater whilst touching on deeper issues regarding race, immigration and identity. The one-man show follows the ...

Impact of presidential pick questioned

Perry Continente
November 17, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Donald Trump’s new status as president-elect has sparked elation and outrage in seemingly equal measure. Perhaps the only common factor in people’s reaction to Trump’s surprising and controversial victory has been the intensity of the reaction to it. It is perhaps indicative of today’s increasingly...

LMC talks political results

LMC talks political results

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com
November 17, 2016
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After the 2016 presidential election results were called and a campaign season that has been described as “divisive” and “nasty” came to a close and many people found themselves unsure if they have a place in this country’s future, the Contra Costa Community College District wanted to reassure all...

New chancellor selected

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
November 17, 2016
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The Contra Costa Community College District will have another familiar face in charge when longtime Chancellor Dr. Helen Benjamin steps down in December. The District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Nov. 4 to select Dr. Fred Wood as Benjamin’s replacement. Wood grew up in the East Bay and the ...

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