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LMC Bookstore moves

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

Weston Hopkins and Jordyn Toscano

February 24, 2020

The new Student Union building opened this semester and now the Los Medanos College Bookstore has moved in. “I’m really excited because the bookstore has come a long way,” said Frank Ramirez, the last student to purchase anything in the old location. Bookstore manager Robert Estrada explained the...

Corona versus flu, what’s the difference?

Corona versus flu, what’s the difference?

Jordyn Toscano and Krys Shahin

February 24, 2020

The coronavirus, officially named “COVID-19” on Feb. 11, has infected more than 72,000 individuals worldwide as of Wednesday, Feb. 19. As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, multiple new studies attempt to determine the source of transmission for the virus. It has since been hypothesized that the vir...

LMC seeks nominations for Chavez award

LMC seeks nominations for Chavez award

Yesenia Mendez, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Los Medanos College is seeking nominations for three recognition awards for its annual César Chávez Celebration and Award Ceremony to be held Friday, March 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the Awards & Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m.  Each year LMC honors...

Eyes on the college

Security camera outside of the LMC Police Services building.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

February 20, 2020

Campus security has been a widely emphasized topic at Los Medanos College, by both students and faculty, in recent months. Fear of violence and crime have become a common occurrence in individuals, due to larger issues at colleges nationwide. In response to potential crimes or acts of violence in...

Preparing for the Coronavirus

Preparing for the Coronavirus

Jordyn Toscano and Krys Shahin

February 7, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District has set in place an emergency preparedness plan in case of the event that the rapidly developing Coronavirus affects anyone within the area. While there have only been 12 proven cases of Coronavirus in the United States as of Feb. 6, and six cases in Cal...

New spot opens up

Students have a study session in the new Student Union building on the second floor.

Krys Shahin and Jordyn Toscano

February 7, 2020

The new Student Union building had its soft opening Monday, February 3 at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus. The Student Union was expected to open the first day of the spring 2020 semester but was delayed until two weeks after the deadline due to complications with some of the vendors. While the building is now open to stude...

New interim chancellor appointed

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.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

February 6, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District has appointed an Interim Chancellor to the district until further notice.     After CCCCD Chancellor Fred Wood retired early during the Fall 2019 semester, the district board members began to search for an individual to fill in Wood’s positi...

LMC mourns math instructor

Decorations covering Erich Holtmann's door.

Krys Shahin and Jordyn Toscano

February 5, 2020

The Los Medanos College community mourns the recent death of Erich Holtmann — a friend, colleague and math Professor on campus. Holtmann started teaching part-time at LMC in August 1998 and began his full-time tenured position just a year later in August 1999.  He previously served as Academic S...

E-cigs & aliens debated

Felero Smith uses a Reeses to make a point about vaping.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

December 5, 2019

The Los Medanos College Debate Team held their public debate for the end of the semester Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m in the Library Community Room 109. The goal of the public debate was to demonstrate the International Public Debate Association format to interested students, and provide t...

LMC continues search for VPI

Erick Amaya, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Los Medanos College is in search of filling the void position of Interim Vice President of Instruction (VPI). The appointee will take charge from January 2020 until the end of the academic year.   The vacant position was offered to employees within the Contra Costa Community College Dis...

Student Union soon to open

Construction workers move many planks to the second story of the new Student Union building.

Spencer Batute and Krys Shahin

December 5, 2019

The Student Union Complex is on track to open at the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. Its arrival is set to come after the new Kinesiology and Athletic Complex finished before schedule at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus.  The new addition to the LMC campus will be fit for many clubs an...

Breath of life

Leticia Webb returns to the spot where the good Samaritan saved her life in LMC’s Parking Lot A.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 22, 2019

Child Study Center Instructor, Leticia Webb, watched her entire life flash before her eyes Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Los Medanos Pittsburg campus in Parking Lot A. Abiding by her unspoken daily schedule, Webb went outside to eat her lunch in her car, as she does every day during her break. This part...

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