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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Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost
Oct20

Guest speaker shares benefits of using compost

It’s all about the recipe. Turn the nature-oven on and add food, water and air. The ingredients were laid out during a composting event hosted Kevin McLin from San Pasqual Valley Soils Oct. 11 at Palomar College. Compost is defined by McLin as, “the soil-like material produced by decomposing organic discards such as yard trimmings, food scraps and manure.” McLin discussed the benefits of using compost, how to make your own compost at...

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Palomar College President will retire next year
Oct15

Palomar College President will retire next year

  The president of Palomar College is retiring next year. President Robert Deegan announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2015 at a public campus forum on Oct. 15. Deegan said he has accomplished a lot in his 10 years at the college, such as increasing student transfer numbers to four-year universities, helping students obtain certificates of achievement in technical fields and updating numerous facilities on campus with a...

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Gallery:  Palomar Fire Club trains with Cal Fire
Oct09

Gallery: Palomar Fire Club trains with Cal Fire

Palomar Fire Club trains with Cal Fire◄ BackNext ►Picture 1 of 7Palomar Fire Club member Alejandro Barbosa, looks in the cockpit of the Cal Fire spotter plane on Sept. 26, 2014 at Ramona Air Field. Photo: Paul Nelson | The Telescope   Palomar Fire Club trains with Cal Fire at Ramona Air Field on Sept. 26,...

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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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