G Burns Jug Band brings Americana to Palomar
Oct20

G Burns Jug Band brings Americana to Palomar

The Concert Hour on Oct. 9 hosted an interesting brand of music not well-known in today’s era of pop and electronic dance music. For this concert, publicity and program coordinator Randy Hoffman brought in the G Burns Jug Band, a San Diego-based quartet who plays a style of music from the early days of America called Americana. For Hoffman, he said he wanted to bring an element of honesty to the concert goers. “I try to bring themes...

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Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility
Oct20

Officials plan for wheelchair accessibility

School officials said they will take action after two Palomar students complained that the cafeteria, which was built in 1970, is not accessible to handicap students. Students Shovan Vatandoust and Sid Matlock told school officials that the door to the Food Service building was impossible for Vatandoust, who is in a wheelchair, to enter without help. Vatandoust asked his friend Matlock to complain to school officials. Those officials...

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San Diego should reconsider minimum wage
Oct20

San Diego should reconsider minimum wage

The phrase is as old as time, and rings true in any aspect of business, “you have to spend money in order to make money.” In order to make money, the common people have to be able to spend it, which means they need a decent minimum wage. In the city of Los Angeles, the city council has approved a minimum wage hike for hotel workers who work in large hotels of 125 rooms or more. While the minimum wage in the state of California is $9...

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Bachelor’s degree for geography offered through Palomar
Oct06

Bachelor’s degree for geography offered through Palomar

After California Gov. Jerry Brown’s historic signing of AB 150, Palomar College will be offering another bachelor’s degree program. Starting this semester, students in the Geographic Information Systems program will be able to work toward a bachelor’s degree. In a special agreement with Marshall University in West Virginia, students will be able to take online courses through them once they receive their certificate of achievement at...

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Cafeteria may be problem for wheelchair accessiblity
Oct06

Cafeteria may be problem for wheelchair accessiblity

Two students have complained to administrators that there is a handicap accessibility problem at Palomar College and they are not getting the proper response. On Sept. 19, in the cafeteria where students purchase their meals, Shovan Vatandoust, 27, a student at Palomar, said he was unable to enter the cafeteria to purchase food. Vatandoust has cerebral palsy and has to use an electric wheelchair, which makes it difficult for him to do...

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