Halcon wins reelection for governing board
Nov16

Halcon wins reelection for governing board

SAN MARCOS – Governing Board Incumbant John Halcón won his re-election bid Tuesday night. Halcón earned 20.4 percent of the votes and will remain one of the five representatives on the school governing board for the next four years. Despite repeated requests from The Telescope, Halcon did not respond for comment nor did he attend the school sponsored debate on Oct. 18. Halcón, a professor from California State University, San...

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Deerfield wins in governing board election
Nov16

Deerfield wins in governing board election

SAN MARCOS — Governing board challenger Nina Deerfield won her election bid Tuesday night. Deerfield earned 21.15 percent of the vote with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. She is now one of five representatives on Palomar’s governing board. As a first-time candidate, Deerfield said she felt as confident as she could during this election cycle, and in no way could predict the outcome. She added that she hopes to...

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Hensch reelected for governing board
Nov16

Hensch reelected for governing board

SAN MARCOS– Governing board incumbent Nancy Ann Hensch won her re-election bid Tuesday night. Hensch earned 22 percent of the vote — the most of any candidate — with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. She is one of the five representatives of the college’s board. She will serve a 4-year term. “I am excited for the opportunity to further my work for the district,” Hensch said in an email after...

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In a region of fire, Palomar’s firefighters prepare
Nov16

In a region of fire, Palomar’s firefighters prepare

Hopeful firefighters will receive a new home at Palomar’s Escondido campus in the 800 building this coming Spring 2017. Approved at the end of September, the Fire Technology Department will now be housed at the Escondido campus, while the Fire Academy will remain at its current location. Palomar’s Escondido campus will now include: Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Education (EME), and Paramedic programs under one roof next...

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Proposition 55 passes in California
Nov15

Proposition 55 passes in California

SAN MARCOS— Voters supported a continuation of income tax increase on the top two percent of California tax payers, which was scheduled to end after 2018 (Proposition 30), but is now extended through 2030. Prop. 55 received 59.48 percent of the vote with 2,175 precincts reporting during the election Tuesday night. With Prop. 55 passing, it promises that: California students will not have to go back to impacted classes because of...

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Mikas is humble of the Governing Board results
Nov15

Mikas is humble of the Governing Board results

Governing Board challenger Keith Mikas lost his election bid Tuesday night. Mikas received 6.80 percent of the vote with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. He was vying for one of five representatives on the college’s board. Mikas said his campaign strategy was telling his peers. Mikas used Twitter as a tool to post updates of him running for Governing Board. Mikas tweeted, “going to Golden Hall #SDLive for civics...

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