Governing Board hears overnight parking proposal
May20

Governing Board hears overnight parking proposal

Story by Richard Contreras The Associated Student Government of Palomar College (ASG) presented an informative report proposing an overnight parking program to help address student housing insecurity and homelessness at the Governing Board meeting on May 14. ASG Vice President of Shared Governance, Anthony White, authored and presented the report at the meeting. The proposal called for creating a culture that destigmatizes asking for...

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Grievance filed over custodial hiring postponed as negotiations with District continue
May20

Grievance filed over custodial hiring postponed as negotiations with District continue

Story by Ana Acosta The Council of Classified Employees filed step four of the formal grievance regarding the outsourcing of custodial jobs, and the grievance has since been temporarily suspended. In early March, the Council of Classified Employees (CCE) filed step two of the grievance process, which requested more information as to why the District had decided to outsource custodial work. According to Anel Gonzalez, President of the...

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Parking permits going digital, prices increase for students
May20

Parking permits going digital, prices increase for students

Story by Jonathan Sarabia Costs for parking permits have increased by $6 due to a recent switch to a digital parking permit database. The fee change will be implemented in the upcoming semesters. According to Chief of Police Chris Moore, the permit costs have not been raised for over 12 years until this year when the PCPD implemented a new system that utilizes digital parking permits. With the partnership of Credential Solutions and...

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Housing need study conducted, consultant group presents their preliminary findings
May01

Housing need study conducted, consultant group presents their preliminary findings

Story by Linus Smith The Scion Group, a company working with Palomar College to determine the feasibility of on-campus housing, presented their findings on April 22 regarding a housing interest survey they conducted in February. Scion is an advisory group that works with colleges around the country to plan for on-campus housing. Earlier this year, they began working with Palomar to determine whether there was a need for on-campus...

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Assembly Bill 705 aims to shorten transfer time for community college students
May01

Assembly Bill 705 aims to shorten transfer time for community college students

Story by Courtney Davis  New changes are coming for all students seeking to complete a degree program at California community colleges enroll in classes beginning Fall 2019.  Assembly Bill 705, which took effect on January 1, 2018 must be implemented by California community colleges beginning Fall 2019.  This law will allow students to choose their own path to success using evidence that more effectively represents their strengths...

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Air quality concerns arise in Student Services building, assessment shows building is up to safety standards
Apr09

Air quality concerns arise in Student Services building, assessment shows building is up to safety standards

Story by Richard Contreras Letty Aguirre, a counselor at Palomar College, expressed concerns about the health of employees working in the student services building to the members of the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) at a meeting on March 1. Vice President of Student Services, Star Rivera-Lacey, scheduled indoor air quality assessments and an electromagnetic field (EMF) survey from a third-party company, Ninyo &...

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