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  • Community Commentary: Don't overlook smaller, out-of-state colleges

    Here we are — the three of us, our little but precious family, quietly cruising at 35,000 feet comfortably and rapidly heading toward the next chapter of our daughter's life: her first day at college. I'm happy because I've lived long enough to...
  • A tasty tribute to veterans

    Many Americans on Sept. 11 paid tribute to the servicemen and women who have fought in the past decade's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This Sunday, the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will have passed, but U.S. troops will still...
  • Community Commentary: Balancing the books for students

    Higher education is undergoing tremendous financial pressure due to the dismal state of California's budget. Colleges are being forced to increase tuition, and at the same time, they are offering decreased services. While tuition increases and fee hikes...
  • A foot in the college door

    Juan Valenzuela didn't have a mentor or parents with enough knowledge to answer questions about college, financial aid or his best options for a higher education after high school. Although the first-generation Mexican American student always planned...
  • CCCD to add 23 full timers

    In a move that optimistically signals the end of difficult budget years for higher education, Coast Community College District voted to add 23 new full-time faculty members to its colleges by the fall. Staff reports during last week's study session...
  • College district may ban smoking on campus

    College district may ban smoking on campus
    The Coast Community College District is seeking feedback from students and faculty at its three campuses before considering a districtwide smoking ban. The proposed ban, which the board plans to vote on in the spring, would affect Coast's three colleges...
  • College district hires negotiator

    Coast Community College District trustees voted this week to hire a professional negotiator to take charge of ongoing contract discussions with the district's unions. After Deborah Hirsh, the district's current negotiator and vice chancellor of human...
  • College board refuses to draft labor agreement

    The Coast Community College District on Wedensday shot down a request to draft an agreement that would pre-negotiate hiring terms with local unions for almost $700 million in construction projects. The idea has split the Board of Trustees and drawn...
  • First-time college students win scholarships

    Five Coastline Community College students, who are the first in their families to attend college, have each earned a $5,000 scholarship from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund/Wal-Mart Foundation Scholarship. Son Mai, Catarina Nguyen,...
  • Coast College District considers layoffs

    The Coast Community College District this week will consider laying off dozens of full-time employees as it pulls back from running a career center in Irvine. Some of those termination notices will probably be rescinded by May while others remain in...