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...

District reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

Psychology Professor Estelle Davi voices her opinion March 11 on the Academic Senate’s contingency plan for alternative instruction.

Jordyn Toscano and Krys Shahin

March 12, 2020

Editor's note: There are now 2,523 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Contra Costa County with 32 hospitalizations and 67 deaths as of June 24. As more cases of the novel Coronavirus are identified in Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa Community College District is working to provide new guida...

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...

Fiscal impact

Bailee Lewis and Adriana Ivanoff

March 12, 2020

The worldwide pandemic caused by the massive spread of the Coronavirus is not going to just affect people's health, but all businesses relying on face-to-face communications or outsourced factories. This scope includes Los Medanos College, to Pittsburg and Brentwood, to the Bay Area, America, and even...

Online transition

Weston Hopkins and Selena Buitrago

March 12, 2020

With the potential threat of the COVID-19 virus spreading in the Contra Costa Community College District, Los Medanos College will begin a trial period of online-only lecture classes in place of face-to-face lectures for the targeted time period of March 16 to April 13.  The campus will remain open to students, but...

Study abroad

Yesenia Mendez and Spencer Cameron

March 12, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District is canceling all unnecessary trips that consist of traveling for staff and students. As of March 10, Los Medanos College reports to have zero confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus on the campus, but they are following specific guidelines from the Contra Cost...

LMCAS works on projects

LMCAS President Thyra Cobbs.

Jordyn Toscano and Katie Loughran

March 5, 2020

“The Los Medanos College Associated Students is a student organization that is devoted to advocating for the LMC students,” said LMCAS president Thyra Cobbs. “We are diverse and we represent the different aspects of the student population.” LMCAS is the student government at LMC with the goal of providin...

Student Union soon to open

Construction workers are still working on the other half of the new building that will soon be open to students.

Weston Hopkins and Krys Shahin

March 5, 2020

Construction continues on the new Student Union Building at Los Medanos College. While the bookstore and second floor — that houses the new Honors Center, Umoja, Student Life and others, have been open to the public but the rest of the building is still being finished.  The remaining work revolves around the new cafeteria, a student activit...

Combating the Coronavirus

Student workers Jocelyn Villalobos and Richard Preza work at the Information Desk where there is a new hand sanitizer pump for all to use.

Krys Shahin and Jordyn Toscano

March 5, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District, along with other schools in the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium, are responding to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Europe by bringing home all students and staff currently studying abroad in Italy. Over 100 students, who have been staying in ...

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