CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2008 |
Nearly 13 years after one of the city's most brutal slayings, two members of a Vietnamese street gang were sentenced to death Friday for torturing and murdering an 18-year-old college student during a home invasion robbery gone awry. Ronald Tri Tran, 33, and Noel Jesse Plata, 33, both of Santa Ana, were found guilty last year in the 1995 murder of Linda Park, a freshman at Irvine Valley College. Plata and Tran hogtied Park and tortured her until she revealed where her family had hidden its valuables.
July 26, 2005 |
Las Vegas native Kristina Miller took time out from celebrating her 27th birthday in Egypt to call her father, telling him that she loved him. Hours later, she was dead, killed along with her boyfriend in the bombings Saturday at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik. "She was telling me about all the gifts she was bringing everyone, how she was going to spend her birthday that Friday going horseback riding and then going out to dinner with her boyfriend," Tony Miller said Monday.
March 11, 2005
Re "Colleges End Study-in-Spain Program," March 6: The decision by the trustees of Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College to end its study abroad program in Spain because Spain pulled its troops from Iraq is appalling and unacademic. Before college trustee Tom Fuentes and the other narrow-minded trustees judge Spain, maybe they should first look to the U.S.' own inability to meet its military recruiting goals and realize that most Americans themselves don't want to fight in this war either.
April 6, 2003
Re "Campus Free-Speech Tests," editorial, April 1: The Times is correct to be offended by professors who "force their opinions down a captive audience's throat," although it has cited no evidence that any Irvine Valley College professor does that. It fails to perceive, however, that Vice President Dennis White's recent memo is not directed specifically at such opining; rather, it is directed generally at classroom discussions of the current war. According to White's memo, an instructor may discuss the war only if he or she first "satisfies" White that the discussion is "directly related to the approved instructional requirements."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2002 |
Glenn R. Roquemore, officially becomes president of Irvine Valley College today, following his appointment last week by trustees of the South Orange County Community College District. Roquemore, who had been vice president of instruction at the college for the past two years, was chosen to head the two-year college after a nationwide search, said officials for district, which includes IVC and Saddleback colleges. Raghu P.
June 23, 2002
Re "College Proposes Soaring Venture," June 15: If administrators at Irvine Valley College do for the hotel and theater business what they've done for public education, count on poor service and bad reviews. Having nearly destroyed what once was the finest community college in the state, they plan to sell off what's left. Taxpayers have a right to be confused about the latest shenanigans at IVC. What's more alarming, a loose cannon dean who thinks he's Conrad Hilton or a board of trustees that doesn't seem to know a thing about his grandiose scheme?