Sheriff’s Blotter

DMV sting operation nets 16: The Department of Motor Vehicles conducted a sweep of Pierce College March 6, running a sting operation to catch drivers illegally using disabled placards for parking on campus, netting at least 16 people. According to an employee of the sheriff’s department, most of those caught were using the placards of disabled family members.

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’80s style trends returns to legs

Fashion trends always come back… just as fast of they go out! And as of January 2007, leggings are back: big and bold, making a statement with classic black to an array of color and pattern selections. In the years of the 80s, when leg warmers, lingerie as outerwear, Jordache Jeans, jelly shoes, teased hair and vans were in, it seems like some of these things are making a comeback.

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Learning online, ‘Moodle’ style

At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Pierce College Academic Senate discussed a new program for faculty called Moodle that will help create an easy and effective online learning system for students. Moodle only became possible due to Title III, a U.S. Department of Education grant in the amount of $370,000 per year for five years that was awarded to Pierce in 2002.

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Botanical garden Phase II under way

The groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Botanical Garden took place between the Mathematics and Life Science Buildings Friday. The garden is named after the S. Mark Taper Foundation, which is known throughout California for its donations and its work with various organizations, such as arts, domestic abuse and community development programs.

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