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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

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Peralta Board of Trustees Brief: Board elections, public comment, facilities updates, and budget cuts

Satch Alvarez, Staff Writer December 23, 2023
PCCD's governing board held its final regular meeting of the year on Dec. 12. The four hour meeting covered detailed updates to facilities projects and budget cuts, as well as the swearing in of a new student trustee and the election of a new board president.
(Photo by Li Khan/The Citizen)

Peralta Board of Trustees Brief: FabLabs, facilities, chancellor contract

Satch Alvarez, Sam O'Neil, and Ivan Saravia November 29, 2023
The Peralta Community College District’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees included public comments in support of funding for the FabLabs, a presentation on facilities issues, and the approval of the next chancellor’s contract.
Students raise concerns about facilities and staff levels at the “Laney Students Listening Forum”

Students raise concerns about facilities and staff levels at the “Laney Students Listening Forum”

Lylah Schmedel-Permanna, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

Seats were full at both sessions of the “Laney Students Listening Forum,” where students and professors alike came to voice their concerns about current issues at Laney College. A majority of the...

A cap at the Laney College commencement ceremony on May 24 reads in Spanish, This is for my mom who gave me everything. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)

Graduations, resignations and more: PCCD Trustees wrap up school year at 5/28 meeting

Romi Bales, Staff Writer June 17, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees convened on May 28 to bid a fond farewell to the school year. As the meeting opened with the board’s routine reading of a statement...

Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer

Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer

Nelson to be first COO since leadership restructure

Following a national search, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) announced Thursday that Greg Nelson will serve in the permanent position of Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer (COO),...

Abigail McMurry, Acting President of Associated Students of Laney College, spoke against last-minute class cancellations at the May 14 Board of Trustees meeting.

Class cancellations, basic needs, and ‘flying pigs’ at 5/14 meeting for PCCD Trustees

Ian Waters, News Editor June 1, 2024
A number of students and faculty spoke during public comment against last-minute class cancellations and module changes at PCCD.
PCCDs classified employees pose for a pic at the first-ever professional development day for classified professionals. PCCD Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson reflected on the event in her report to the Board of Trustees. (Source: PCCD)

Peralta’s leadership search, CCC public safety earmark, and “rumors” discussed at 4/9 meeting of PCCD Trustees

Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting April 9 at district offices in Oakland. During the 50-minute meeting, the board approved funds towards a number of...

VC of General Services retires

VC of General Services retires

New security survey, search for PCCD General Counsel, and more announced today
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer April 22, 2024
Interim Vice Chancellor of General Services, Atheria Smith, has retired effective April 19.
A PCCD board meeting held during spring break included really good news for the funding of retiree benefits, as well as the approval of $1.36 million for the new Laney Tower elevators.   Pictured: New designs for CoAs revamped aviation facility, which were approved by the board. (Source: AE3 Partners)

‘Really good news’ for retiree benefits, Laney Tower elevators set for replacement, and more at 3/26 meeting for PCCD trustees

Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting March 26, during the district’s spring break. The meeting focused heavily on retiree benefits, while also touching...

CoA community members think carefully about issues facing the college they hope to see the next college leader address. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)

Some laughs and some big questions at CoA president search listening session

Romi Bales, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

The College of Alameda (CoA) kicked off its search for a permanent president at a listening session March 11. Faculty, classified employees, administrators, and students alike came together to speak up...

Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.

Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice

Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor March 19, 2024

Natasha Masand used to be shy in high school, and didn't always feel like she “fit in.” But at Peralta Community College District (PCCD), Masand found her voice. “Being a student trustee changed...

Sunshine Week 2024: Spotlighting public records

Sunshine Week 2024: Spotlighting public records

A multi-year investigation into public records related to campus security, public funds, and more
Li Khan, Editor in Chief March 17, 2024
As the news cycle churns on and current events beg for our attention, some public records that we obtain inevitably end up collecting dust in the corner. In honor of Sunshine Week, we’ve decided to dust off some of those records, and shed light on public information.
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