The last steel beam of the new Student Services Building was signed by involved project members at a “topping off” ceremony yesterday, commemorating the beginning of a new phase toward the year-away completion of the $18 million building.
A child was airlifted out of Pierce College after a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter landed on the soccer field around 7:15 p.m.
While the age and condition of the child was unavailable, Officer Morales of the Pierce Sheriff’s Office said the incident was unrelated to Pierce.
In a crowd of almost 8,500 immigrant-rights activists at MacArthur Park Thursday, the police stood out as the proverbial elephant in the room. May 1 last year, the park was the scene of what William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department Chief, referred to in an interview with National Public Radio as an embarrassing scene.
What used to be full of laughter from families, the scent of barbecues and the meeting of friends, is now laced with toxic chemicals and causing a disturbing threat to public safety. Part of Chatsworth Park, which may be considered one of the most picturesque areas of the San Fernando Valley, is now being carefully measured for lead contamination and is no longer open for the enjoyment or use of the public.
It was the final day of the DocFestival at Pierce College, where students piled into the Student Community Center to watch one of the screenings of the featured movie, “Arlington West.” The three-day DocFestival, during which a panel of professors offered their opinions on documentaries to an open audience, was sponsored by the Pierce Diversity Committee and Associated Students Organization.
Along with being hit hard by vast budget cuts, the California Community Colleges have not been receiving their full percentage of state funding. For this reason, the Pierce College Associated Students Organization will be sending 10 of their members to Sacramento to meet with legislators and voice their concerns.
The majority of college students with health insurance are receiving it from their employers, which may show that employee benefits are becoming increasingly crucial. Out of 80 percent of college students aged 18 to 23 who receive health insurance, 67 percent are covered through employer-sponsored plans, according to a March study by the U.
The red carpet rolls out today for Pierce College teachers attending the Teachers Appreciation Banquet, which will take place in the Student Community Center from noon to 2 p.m. The banquet is being put on by Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), an honor society branching from a statewide organization of community college societies that promotes academic excellence, leadership and service for the student body of Pierce.
April 14 B/T 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The hood and passenger door of a vehicle parked in Parking Lot 1 were vandalized. April 17 B/T 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Three vehicles were broken into and burglarized in Lots 6 and 7. Items stolen include stereos, amplifiers, speakers, an iPod and a purse.
Despite a present hiring freeze, Pierce College President Robert Garber said during an Academic Senate meeting April 21 that he hopes to hire a few more faculty members. Though the number of people hired depends on the number of retirees this year, Garber is optimistic.