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Summer registration postponed

Summer registration postponed

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the registration for the summer 2020 term, originally scheduled to open April 4, has now been reset to a tentative date.  “Registration for summer will likely be April 20,” wrote Interim Vice President of Instruction Nancy Ybarra in an email. “Although th...

Meetings held on Zoom

Meetings held on Zoom

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

March 25, 2020

The Los Medanos College Academic Senate held its first online Zoom meeting Monday, March 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. Due to California’s state-wide shelter-in-place order, students, staff and faculty are not allowed to leave their homes for anything other than essentials until further notice.  As t...

LMC Food Pantry still offers supplies

LMC Food Pantry still offers supplies

Charles Reed, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

The Los Medanos College Food Pantry is still able to offer services through this shelter-in-place order given by the state. While the campus is still closed there will be some opportunities to stop by and receive assistance for a limited time.   There are going to be four events in the nex...

Library resources moved online

Library resources moved online

Krys Shahin, @krysshah

March 23, 2020

Los Medanos College has moved all face-to-face lab and lecture courses online and closed campus and services to students in response to the novel Coronavirus as of March 18.  Student services, such as the Library, are no longer physically open for students, but they have moved things online to hel...

Pandemic leads to lack of work

Pandemic leads to lack of work

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

The effects of the COVID-19 virus are ongoing, as Contra Costa County along with the rest of California set a shelter-in-place for all residents until further notice. All non-essential places will be or should be, closed until otherwise determined.  Essential businesses to stay open will inclu...

Math Lab moves online

Math Lab moves online

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

As lecture classes continue to transition online, the Los Medanos College Math Lab will also be transitioning to an online format. This switch will happen March 23 starting at 8 a.m. The Math Lab will function in a similar manner to lecture courses, through Canvas. Any LMC student currently taking a ...

Chancellor search halted

Chancellor search halted

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

The search for the next chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District has come to a screeching halt. Due to recent developments in regards to the COVID-19 virus pandemic “and its impact on the ability to serve students quality and affordable higher education,” the search has been paused...

Essentials to remain open during shelter in place

Essentials to remain open during shelter in place

Jordyn Toscano

March 21, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that all individuals who currently reside in California must stay home or at their place of residence until further notice. This shelter-in-place was ordered by the California State Public Health Officer and Director of California Department of P...

Be wary of email scams

Be wary of email scams

Dante Harrold, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

The Coronavirus unfortunately is not the only virus people need to worry about catching. As more and more people begin to fret over the world’s most recent pandemic, some have decided to exploit the crisis for their own benefit.  "One of the things that's most concerning to us are phishing sca...

‘Shelter in Place’ hits Contra Costa County

‘Shelter in Place’ hits Contra Costa County

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

March 18, 2020

Contra Costa County is among five other Bay Area counties to be put under a shelter-in-place directive by county public health officials. This includes all Contra Costa Community College District sites, like Los Medanos College.  The directive follows the increasing number of COVID-19 reports ...

District reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

District reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

Jordyn Toscano and Krys Shahin

March 12, 2020

Editor's note: There are now 61 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Contra Costa County and 1 death as of March 22. As more cases of the novel coronavirus are identified in Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa Community College District is working to provide new guidances to its three colleges...

Lab concerns

Hillary Hetrick and Jordyn Toscano

March 12, 2020

The transition of all Los Medanos College lecture classes to online lectures will take place from March 16 to April 13, or until further notice, based on health recommendations from the Contra Costa Community College District.  As a result, many students and staff are concerned about what will be...

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