Palomar supports new bachelor degree program
Apr20

Palomar supports new bachelor degree program

Palomar’s Governing Board motioned to support Senate Bill 850 on April 8, which will allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees to help fill the local job demand. Introduced in January by State Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego), SB-850 would authorize the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to approve a pilot program allowing each two year college to offer one bachelor’s degree program. “We’re finding that jobs that...

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ASG Vice President lobbies for smoking areas
Apr13

ASG Vice President lobbies for smoking areas

Associated Student Government Vice President Shant Soghomonian plans to introduce a new bill to revise Palomar College’s prohibition on smoking. Soghomonian wants to bring back designated smoking areas that were banned when The Governing Board approved policy BP 3570, Smoking and/or Other Tobacco Use in July 2011. The policy states there shall be no smoking or use of tobacco-related products on Palomar Community College District...

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Arson suspect pleads not guilty
Apr01

Arson suspect pleads not guilty

UPDATE ON PALOMAR COLLEGE SERIES OF FIRES. Connor Ryan Cook, 18, is out on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment March 18 for arson and attempted arson at the Palomar College San Marcos campus. Cook was taken into custody March 14 by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of starting the fire that occurred in the men’s restroom of the P Building earlier that day. The March 14 fire was similar to a string...

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Arsonist remains at large
Mar09

Arsonist remains at large

A joint reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction for a string of arsons at the San Marcos campus. The San Diego Crime Stoppers and the Felony Arson Restricted Reward Fund, have combined to offer the reward for information concerning the fires that have all taken place in campus restrooms, dating back to December 2, 2013. In a statement released by the Sheriff’s Department, the San Diego...

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Palomar Police Chief retires after 12 years
Mar07

Palomar Police Chief retires after 12 years

  Interim Police Chief Anthony Cruz to retire after 12 years from the Palomar College Police Department. According to an email from Vice President of Student Services Adrian Gonzales, Cruz used accumulated vacation time to go on leave on Feb. 12 until his retirement at the end of the semester, to spend more time with his grandchildren and to travel with his wife. Cruz, a five time winner of Palomar’s Employee of the Year, joined...

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