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November 20, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
A community organization will hold an informational forum Saturday to discuss Mission College's forfeiture of $4.7 million in state funds earmarked for new classroom buildings and parking spaces. The Los Angeles Mission College Collaborative has invited elected officials and college administrators to a two-hour session beginning 10 a.m. in the council chambers at San Fernando City Hall, 117 Macneil St.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1998
Saying that financial losses at the Los Angeles Community College District "seem to have been reversed," California Community Colleges Chancellor Thomas J. Nussbaum held a joint news conference with district officials Wednesday to applaud projections of an $8.3-million surplus in the current year's budget. "We can't declare the district off the watch list. . . . But this is a very important beginning," Nussbaum said, speaking at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
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September 10, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Community college trustees on Wednesday took the first step toward leasing out the Pierce College farm by asking for development proposals for the 240 acres. But the trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District made it clear that they were interested in all offers, not just the golf course, club house and new classroom building which already have been suggested for the Woodland Hills campus. The vote was 5 to 1, with one abstention from the Valley's only trustee, Georgia Mercer.
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September 9, 1998 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Pierce College, a once-thriving agricultural school crippled in recent years by budget deficits and dwindling enrollment, its acres and acres of green pastures and fallow cropland still hold the promise of plenty. The bounty envisioned by college officials today, however, is not a plentiful harvest, but a development deal--a plan to lease 240 acres for joint use as an agricultural education center, golf course and driving range.
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August 21, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
Administrators at Mission College continue to explore ways to expand the Eldridge Avenue campus to accommodate enrollment increases projected for the next seven years. In the community college's current proposal before the county, El Cariso Golf Course would relocate to an adjacent flood channel wash, allowing the college to occupy the links property, said Shari Borchetta, vice president for administration.
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June 25, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal aimed at turning around the troubled Los Angeles Community College District by giving more autonomy and money to the nine campuses was presented to the board of trustees Wednesday. The plan, which calls for cutting the district headquarters budget by $2 million and decentralizing some of its functions, was drawn up by administrators and the college presidents at the request of the board. The proposal will be voted on by the board at its July 8 meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Due to budget cuts, the number of courses offered in the summer session at Valley-area community colleges will be reduced by as much as one-third or more, officials said. Pierce College in Woodland Hills will offer 99 classes over two six-week sessions this summer, compared with 151 courses given last summer over three sessions, a reduction of 34.4%, according to the school's academic affairs office. Mission College, which has scheduled one summer session from June 22 through Aug.
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May 3, 1998 | ROBERT OURLIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversy buffeting South County's two community colleges is eroding financial support from charitable donors and corporate giving, a crucial and growing avenue of support for community colleges statewide. Tentative figures show the amount of money raised by the Irvine Valley College Foundation sagged 10% to $611,000 from fiscal 1996 to 1997, when an administrative shake-up occurred and public controversy first began.
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April 25, 1998 | ROBERT OURLIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of the South Orange County Community College District hastened to offer assurances Friday that educational quality is being maintained and that accreditation is not at risk as students threatened to leave the district to attend other colleges. "I want to assure the public, students and faculty that we'll maintain the highest standards," John S. Williams, the board president, said at a news conference.
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