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District loses leader

District loses leader

Brendan Cross

September 6, 2013


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Contra Costa Community College District president and 15-year Governing Board member Sheila A. Grilli died Saturday, Aug 31. Grilli was serving her fourth term in office dating back to 1998. According to a CCCCD press release, Grilli attained an A.A. Degree at Diablo Valley College then attended U.C....

Dean a lifelong educator

Dean a lifelong educator

Rattana Kim

September 6, 2013


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New Dean of Liberal Arts Nancy Ybarra was destined to become an educator since her days of roleplaying as a teacher as a little girl. “I tell my students I always wanted to be a teacher from the time I can remember from 5 years old,” she said. Among a group of young kids, Ybarra would always...

Save 50 lives, become a donor

Save 50 lives, become a donor

Steven Luke

September 4, 2013


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A single organ donor can donate up to 50 organs and tissues to patients in need. Being an organ donor is one of the most important things people can do for humanity in their afterlife. Los Medanos College’s own Senior Traffic Officer, Michael Hotton, knows this first hand. In 2011, Officer Hotton...

LMC’s soothing retreat

LMC’s soothing retreat

Pamela Jordan

September 3, 2013


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There is a refreshing scent of herbs and other vegetation rising into the air to meet visitors approaching Los Medanos College from Parking Lot B. The beautiful smell that permeates the area is from the sage and mint leaves and other herbs. A quick turn to the west after the parking lot will lead...

Three new deans ready to lead

Rattana Kim

August 30, 2013


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The Fall 2013 semester brings new changes, in which Los Medanos College welcomes three new instructional deans: Nancy Ybarra, Dean of Liberal Arts; A’kilah Moore, Dean of Math and Sciences, and Natalie Hannum, Dean of Career Technical Education and Social Sciences. “I am excited about the individual...

Skipping to my Lou

Skipping to my Lou

Dakotah Zabroski

August 29, 2013


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The Mustangs volleyball team is fired up to get back on the court and begin the season on the right foot. The team is lead by veteran head coach Lou Panzella who has plenty of years of experience on his belt and knows how to win. In his 24 years of coaching, he has recorded a nearly 500 wins with both...

Music festival rocks SoCal audience

Music festival rocks SoCal audience

Herbert Morales

August 29, 2013


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As the sun went down on the last night of the FYF and the Los Angeles skyline glistened on the backs of attendants from across the country, everyone put their drinks down and hands up for the final acts. Festival season was drawing to a close on the West Coast after Outside Lands, Coachella and FYF...

St. Baldrick’s fundraiser a shear success

St. Baldrick’s fundraiser a shear success

Samantha Acosta

August 28, 2013


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For many women, their hair is the defining element that helps them feel beautiful. As for others, including men, it’s an accessory or a part of their personality that helps them feel whole. So what about those who don’t have hair due to hair loss as a result of cancer treatments? Student Karen...

Handful of LMC students present work at Stanford

Handful of LMC students present work at Stanford

Sade S. Browne

May 10, 2013


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Six students from Los Medanos College’s Honors Program were among 82 students from all around the state who presented their original research projects at the sixth annual Honors Research Symposium at Stanford University on Saturday, May 4. Dishan Jones presented his report on the overlooked stories...

Iron Man 3 Review

Iron Man 3 Review

Brendan Cross and Dakotah Zabroski

May 10, 2013


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‘Iron Man 3’ Movie Summary: The third film of the Iron Man series shows Tony Stark in a new light as he not only battles enemies such as The Mandarin, but is also battling bouts of anxiety and potentially losing his love, Pepper Potts. Directed by Shane Black. Runtime: 2 Hr, 15 Min. Rated PG-13....

Talley lives, loves and breathes art

Talley lives, loves and breathes art

Stephanie Pattison

May 10, 2013


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“I love what I do,” said Rebecca Talley, artist, creative director and professor. She’s been teaching at Los Medanos College for 15 years. LMC offered her a job while she was a creative director for a publishing company in Walnut Creek. “We need somebody that has real world experience,” Talley...

Celebration for dean’s 39 years of service

Celebration for dean’s 39 years of service

Brendan Cross

May 10, 2013


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Senior Dean of Instruction Richard Livingston was honored last Sunday for 39 years of amazing service to Los Medanos College and the Contra Costa Community College District at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center in Antioch. Two portraits of Livingston, created by art instructor Curtis Corlew, graced...

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