The storm raging around the Pierce College Weather Station for two weeks has finally passed. The weather station was unable to provide forecasts after a firewall intended to keep hackers off the school's network unintentionally also blocked weather updates.
Music, dancing and food were just some of the things that many people enjoyed at the Persian cultural Mehregan 2006 festival in Pierce College's Swisher Park Sunday. "This is a day everyone can see each other and smile," said festival organizer Roberto Soofiani, 55.
Pierce College hasn't always been the thriving, successful and economically established school that it is today. Recently honored with the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Service to the Los Angeles Community College District, Vice President of Economic Development Tom Oliver, former interim president from 2004 to 2006, helped raise the school's decreasing student enrollment numbers and formulated an educated master plan to assist in the million-dollar deficit hole into which Pierce had fallen.
History Professor Richard McMillan was recently honored by former student Mario Corona, 29, at the San Fernando Valley Faith Committee's annual community summit. McMillan and several other teachers who helped inspire Corona, received a certificate of appreciation.