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...

Food Pantry continues service

Food Pantry continues service

Charles Reed, Staff writer

March 18, 2020

Due to Contra Costa County’s shelter-in-place, Los Medanos College’s campus has been closed since March 16. However, the LMC Food Pantry is still available for student service with limited hours.  “It might help to alleviate some of the stress around the virus since the stores have been emptied...

Custodians clean the closed campus

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

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Due to the recent campus closure caused by COVID-19 virus concerns, the Los Medanos College custodial staff has been working around the clock to ensure the campus is sterile and safe for the return of staff and students.  “We have been extremely busy.  My staff and I have been disinfecting ...

‘Shelter in Place’ hits Contra Costa County

Amidst growing coronavirus concerns, Brentwood shoppers take extra precautions as they swoop down on local markets, leaving bare shelves and low stocks. Photo taken March 14.

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 ...

Campuses in CCCCD close

Campuses in CCCCD close

Krys Shahin and Jordyn Toscano

March 15, 2020

Interim Chancellor Gene Huff sent out a press release to all employees of the Contra Costa Community College District today, March 15, to alert them that all campuses will be closed until further notice. As it stands all five locations under the district, Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College-Pleasan...

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