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‘A Tough Climb’ housing panel conversations continue

Ray Kopf and Aliyah Ramirez
November 30, 2023

A room of students, faculty and community members filled the conference room in the Student Union at Los Medanos College to learn more about housing problems in Contra Costa County. Panelists gathered...

Colors represent problem areas. Complex has several (orange) and some critical (red) issues. Diagram courtesy of Steinberg Hart.

LMC’s College Complex is due for changes

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
November 30, 2023

For over 50 years, the Los Medanos College Complex has been a staple of campus life. The vast cement walls and unique architectural design have represented the college’s founding vision of an “innovative...

Newly appointed 4CD Chancellor Mojdeh Mehdizadeh

Mehdizadeh selected to become chancellor Dec. 13

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 16, 2023

The Contra Costa Community College District has officially selected current Interim Chancellor Mojdeh Mehdizadeh as the 10th permanent chancellor.  “I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity...

District teach-in spreads awareness on the Middle East

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 16, 2023

“This isn’t a war, it’s a genocide!” said Sophie, a 15-year-old high school student from Palestine. One of the many voices featured at the district-wide Israel-Palestine teach-in. The event was...

Here is the graph shown during the teleconference depicting the enrollment numbers that the district has seen since the 2018-2019 academic year.

LMC focuses on bringing more students to campus

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 9, 2023

The second student media teleconference was held Nov. 2 and hosted by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, Dr. Sonya Christian. During the session, Christian mainly spoke about enrollment...

Chancellor forums held for upcoming candidates

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer
November 9, 2023

                  There is an empty space within the Contra Costa Community College District that needs to be occupied:...

State travel ban repealed

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
November 2, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom passed Senate Bill 447 earlier this year and recently, Contra Costa Community College District has adopted the bill. The bill repeals Assembly Bill 1887, which was passed in 2016...

President Ralston opens the discussion to reflect on accomplishments.

LMC named a top college 5 times in a row

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
November 2, 2023

Among the Halloween festivities, Los Medanos College had a surprise celebration of its own to recognize its accomplishments. The Aspen Institute named LMC one of the 150 institutions for Community College...

Nothing but smiles shine across President Pamela Ralston’s face during speeches given at her welcome reception.

Pamela Ralston celebrated as first female permanent president

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
October 26, 2023

The sound of jazz echoed, and the reuniting of familiar faces filled the room with smiles and laughter. Members of Los Medanos and the local community came together last Thursday to celebrate the seventh...

LMC students stop, drop and hold under the tables as the entire college participates in the National Great ShakeOut that took place on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Ironic earthquake drops heads at LMC

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
October 25, 2023

Los Medanos College participated in the Great ShakeOut drill hosted nationally on Oct. 19 and during the drill, one of the alerts that was scheduled to be announced ran into an issue that caused it to...

Map showcases the region in which the conflict has erupted between Israel and Hamas militants out of Gaza.

Attack in the Middle East addressed

Aliyah Ramirez, Staff Writer
October 20, 2023

Earlier this month, the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas invaded Israel by air, sea and land in a surprise early morning attack. Many cities and communities along the Gaza Strip lay under siege...

National ShakeOut drill set for Oct. 19

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
October 5, 2023

Both Pittsburg and Brentwood campuses at Los Medanos College will be participating in a nationwide emergency drill Oct. 19 in the morning. The drill will be practiced along with several other schools across...

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