Student victim of hit-and-run, Police Chief answers questions regarding student safety
Mar04

Student victim of hit-and-run, Police Chief answers questions regarding student safety

Story by Summer Aguirre and Hayley Lawson  Palomar student Keita Fukumoto, 19, was the victim of a hit-and-run accident at the crosswalk of Borden Road on the evening of Feb. 5. Fukumoto was rushed to emergency care to undergo brain surgery. The driver fled the scene and remains unknown, however, they were reportedly driving a dark colored Toyota pickup truck. Fukumoto’s last known condition was stable, but he remained in the ICU....

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Affordable textbook program saves Palomar students total of $2.4 million
Mar04

Affordable textbook program saves Palomar students total of $2.4 million

Story by Ideth Sanchez  Students at Palomar have saved around $2.4 million on textbook costs with Comet’s Affordable Learning Materials (CALM) program which was designed to reduce the price of textbooks. Palomar College was awarded a Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Planning grant by the Chancellor’s office for California Community Colleges in 2016.  The CALM program introduces low cost or zero cost textbooks that can be used by professors in...

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Early Childhood Education Center announces plans to open new infant care program
Mar04

Early Childhood Education Center announces plans to open new infant care program

Story by Courtney Davis SAN MARCOS —  The Palomar College Early Childhood Education Lab School announced their plans to open an infant program beginning April 2019. The Infant Program will be available Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.  The program will be accepting children ages 6 months to 18 months. In order to qualify, the child must be either crawling, scooting or walking to qualify. The cost of this program is...

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Classified Employees files grievance, union says custodians ‘spread too thin’
Mar04

Classified Employees files grievance, union says custodians ‘spread too thin’

Story by Ana Acosta The Council of Classified Employees filed a formal grievance over hiring issues for custodial and campus maintenance workers. With the recent influx of new buildings on campus, the Council of Classified Employees (CCE) is questioning why the District has not hired more custodial staff to maintain the newly finished buildings.  Anel Gonzalez, President of the CCE, mentioned these issues repeatedly at previous...

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Palomar Performing Arts presents Legally Blonde
Mar04

Palomar Performing Arts presents Legally Blonde

Story by Cheyenne Cyr and Ana Acosta SAN MARCOS — Palomar students will be performing in “Legally Blonde, The Musical” from March 8-17 at the Howard Brubeck theater. Legally Blonde is part of the Performing Arts “Works by Women” season that started in Fall of 2018. The musical is directed by Michael Mufson and music director Suzy Bohling. Molly Faulkner and Valerie Clark will be in charge of choreography for the musical. Tickets...

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