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

Satch Alvarez, Staff Writer December 22, 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.
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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...

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Peralta Board of Trustees Brief 2/13: city grant for childcare centers; BCC hires MESA director; Measure H endorsement

Facilities item tabled to January yet to appear on agenda
Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held its second regular meeting of the year Jan. 13. Topics on the meeting’s agenda included new grant funding for childcare centers and...

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Laney’s Tower of Terror

Tower elevators offline after alleged malfunctions with passengers inside
Leo Premnath-Ray, Investigations Reporter December 28, 2023
Three separate reports were made to The Citizen in November about a Laney Tower elevator malfunctioning with passengers inside. The college announced Dec. 4 that the Tower elevators would "remain offline until further notice."
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How $11.2 million in state funding led to a $6.2 million deficit for PCCD

A semester-long push and pull regarding cost-of-living raises culminated in budget cuts to address a $6.2 million deficit.
Sam O'Neil and Li Khan December 24, 2023
Faculty at the Peralta Community College District wanted to see the $11.2 million state Cost of Living Adjustment funds used towards employee cost-of-living raises, but district officials determined that granting cost-of-living raises of any amount would still require substantial cuts elsewhere in the budget.
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The Citizen Investigates: PCCD Vendor High Performance Learning Environments

The construction consulting firm has ties to two past controversies at school districts in Southern California surrounding allegations of bribery and fraud.
Lylah Schmedel-Permanna and Li Khan December 12, 2023
The board will vote tonight on two high-value contracts to a construction consulting firm that has ties to two past school district scandals that involved allegations of questionable bidding practices, bribery of public officials, and fraud.
Tammeil Gilkerson answering a question at a public forum held on Oct 25

The Citizen endorses Tammeil Gilkerson for PCCD Chancellor; Rudy Besikof strong runner up

The Citizen Editorial Board October 28, 2023

The Citizen recommends that the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees select Evergreen Valley College President Tammeil Gilkerson to be the district’s next permanent chancellor,...

An overview of the four finalists in the PCCD chancellor search

An overview of the four finalists in the PCCD chancellor search

The Citizen Staff October 26, 2023

Update as of 10/27/2023: The PCCD Board of Trustees will deliberate on the candidates in a closed session meeting on Monday, according to a PCCD email announcement sent out at 4:43 PM. The Peralta...

Emergency in the Laney parking lot? Don’t try the blue phones

Emergency in the Laney parking lot? Don’t try the blue phones

Leo Premnath-Ray, Investigations Reporter October 23, 2023

A broken conduit has left all four emergency blue phones in Laney College’s parking lot out of order for nearly three years. On Sep. 25, Peralta’s current Associate Director of Public Safety...

Four finalists for the next PCCD Chancellor unveiled

Four finalists for the next PCCD Chancellor unveiled

Public forums set for October 25
Timothy Lane, Opinion Editor October 18, 2023

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) announced four finalists in its search for a new chancellor Tuesday. Public forums will be held Oct. 25, giving the community an opportunity to ask questions...

Salon reopens at Laney Cosmetology Department after three year pause

Salon reopens at Laney Cosmetology Department after three year pause

Nico Addams-Tumaneng, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

  After three years of closure, the Laney Cosmetology Department will resume offering service to live clients, with the opening of its salon on Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will...

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