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Fire Tech Programs ignite ambitions

Fire Tech Programs ignite ambitions

Herman Stampley III, hstampley@lmcexperience.com

February 6, 2014

One of the programs is the Fire Academy, which is the physical training part of the job. The other program is fire technology, which is a program leading to an Associate of Science degree in fire technology. The fire technology program is composed of three 3-unit courses. Student Chris Giddis, who...

Black history revered

Bertha Aguilar, baguilar@lmcexperience.com

February 6, 2014

Black History Month is an annual observance celebrating the African American men and women throughout history who took a risk and paved the way for future generations. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a historian, author and journalist was the first to ponder why history books mostly ignored the black population...

Residents take strong stand: oil proposal sits badly with some local citizens

Residents take strong stand: oil proposal sits badly with some local citizens

Bertha Aguilar, baguilar@lmcexperience.com

January 31, 2014

A new project is being planned for Pittsburg that will not only bring forth new job opportunities to those seeking them, but will also bring property tax revenue as well. There are many concerned residents who oppose this new project because it is felt that the risks outweigh the benefits. This pr...

Bent out of Shape: ETEC class gets hands-on training

Joseph Delano, jdelano@lmcexperience.com

January 31, 2014

Student Jermone Signa, above, uses the Three Bend Saddle technique for bending conduit. ETEC-042 is part of the two-year ETEC Program, and is taught in the fourth semester to future electricians learning the tools the trade. The program graduates roughly 25 students a semester and currently hold...

Über site teaches ‘lingo’ for free: web tool proves useful in class

Kendall P. Ogorchock, Correspondent

January 31, 2014

Duolingo is a free language learning website that helps people to learn Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German. You can sign up with your email address or Facebook account. The way the website works is that you can pick the language you would like to learn, or improve from its options an...

Wethington transcends language

Wethington transcends language

Alex De Santiago, Correspondent

January 31, 2014

“I want the students who say, ‘I’m not good at English’ to instead say, ‘English might be more challenging for me than other disciplines, but I know it’s just a matter of learning and practice’,” said English Professor Katalina Wethington, who loves teaching English/ESL courses to students a...

Math lab short on help, still open

Math lab short on help, still open

Charles Alexander, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

For the past few months, the math lab tutors have been working harder than usual to help students, due to a shortage in staff at one of the most important positions the math department has. The math lab lost two full-time coordinators in August and has been functioning since then with two faculty...

MESA speakers gifts knowledge

MESA speakers gifts knowledge

Malik Lawson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

MESA Alumni Billilee Saengchalern dropped by Room SC-227 on Monday Dec. 2 with the purpose to inspire and inform current MESA students on the opportunities that could be achieved if they put MESA resources to good use. Saengchalern started off giving a little bit of her background. She was born in...

Give blood, saves lives

Give blood, saves lives

Malik Lawson, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013

This week, LMC welcomed a visit from an unlikely guest, one who's after your blood! The Blood Centers of the Pacific set up shop in Library, Room L-109 on Nov. 20 to await the arrival of various donors. Lots of people came to help out and support this community based, non-profit organization that...

DACA talk a success

Alicia Alm, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013

Many people don’t stop to think about how lucky they are to have been born in the United States. Being a U.S. citizen unlocks many opportunities including: funding for education, having the option to serve in the military, access to different fields of employment and not having to worry if you and...

Study space available; library offers you helpful resources

Study space available; library offers you helpful resources

Kimberly A. Stelly, Staff Writer

November 21, 2013

Students of every major use the Los Medanos College Library but many may not know all of the services it has to offer. Process Technology Student Daniel Justo-Sanchez said he mainly uses the library for completing homework but is curious about “how to get one of those groups or conference rooms.”...

Word to the Wise: Extinguish household danger

Word to the Wise: Extinguish household danger

November 14, 2013

Editor’s note: The ‘Word the the Wise’ will be an ongoing regular tip of the week in which safety statements are provided by experts in their respective fields. “According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the lead cause of home fires and home-fire injuries followed by...

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