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District responds to county order

Interim Chancellor Huff sent out an email to district staff March 31 in response to Contra Costa County extending the shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 virus.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

Contra Costa County declared an extension to the shelter-in-place order March 31, extending the date until “at least May 3.” The Contra Costa Community College District is now meeting to discuss what further actions should take place for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.   The importance of abiding by ...

LMC provides technology to students

LMC provides technology to students

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2020

As both lab and lecture courses transition to online only, some students may find themselves struggling to produce the materials and resources they need to be successful, and may not have access to.  In an attempt to help these students, Los Medanos College has purchased 50 Chromebooks and i...

Custodial crew continues to clean campus

Custodian Reynaldo Flores wipes down all door handles and surfaces everyday on campus. Photo taken March, 17.

Selena Buitrago, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

While both students and staff are no temporarily not allowed at the Los Medanos College campus, it brings the question of how the physical campus upkeep will be maintained during the COVID-19 outbreak and the California shelter-in-place order.  After staff and students were notified of the campus closure Mar...

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

The first online Academic Senate meeting was held Monday, March 23.

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

The Food Pantry has new hours to continue serving LMC students.

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 move online

Robert McCune uses Library computers to print out his homework which students cannot do at the moment due to the closure. Photo taken in 2013.

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

Bob Estrada, Mackenzie Knox and Roselyn Sarkar work at bookstore which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

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

Dorthy Enomoto checks her answers in the Math Lab. Picture taken in 2013.

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

Interim Chancellor Eugene Huff is working with the CCCCD Governing Board to search for a new permanent chancellor.

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

Safeway employee restocks shelves in the pasta aisle, as customers wipe essential food and paper products out of stores due to the COVID-19 virus 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

Students received a message on their InSite email from Los Medanos College about the potential threat of spam emails with malware and viruses on them.

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...

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