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February 7, 1993
The fact that 240 acres of Pierce College farmland has been deliberately underutilized for many years reveals a profound lack of responsibility and of fiscal wisdom on the part of the L.A. Community College District Board of Trustees (Jan. 28, 31). For many years the farm could have been providing a dependable steady source of income to the college, plus endless learning opportunities for the students. Instead of lucrative programs, trustees have diligently worked on policies of neglect.
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February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 David Banuelos, who has been a head coach at Compton College and Pierce College, is the new football coach at Verbum Dei. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 12, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Over the last 63 years, they've become experts on the weather in the western San Fernando Valley. So when operators of Pierce College's campus weather station suggested that those attending the unveiling of a major station upgrade bring umbrellas, people paid attention. It turned out to be partly sunny and dry during Thursday morning's ceremonies in Woodland Hills; the first light sprinkles didn't come for another three hours. Nonetheless, meteorology professors had canvas canopies on hand just in case the skies opened up before the speechmaking was over.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Reseda High boys' volleyball players were asking politely, "Please be our coach," and the school has finally found its new coach. Steven Shneir, an All-City player last season at Taft, has been named the new coach. He's 19. "He knows volleyball," Reseda assistant principal Robert Clarke said. Shneir has been attending Pierce College. He was a volunteer assistant for Taft's girls' team. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2000
The best back-to-school news to come out of Pierce College this year is the sheer number of students going back to school. Elementary, middle and high schools in the San Fernando Valley have overcrowding to deal with, but Pierce's problem has been the opposite. Enrollment over the past decade had dropped by half. The school was saddled with a deficit and its buildings and facilities were in sad shape. Students and faculty were demoralized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1988
It distresses me to read that officials at Pierce College believe they have the authority to deny students and campus visitors their rights by levying unconstitutional restrictions. Our wonderfully fair law allows for reasonable time, place and manner considerations. Yet, the campus officials have arrogated to themselves more control than is proper or allowable by law. Their rules and restrictions are illegal and immoral, designed to prevent freedom of speech and religion. If one must ask another's consent to exercise his or her right, then it is no right but a privilege from a grantor to a grantee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1986
For many years Canada Geese have visited the Southland at this time. Last year someone shot one of these wonderful birds as it rested on the grounds of Pierce College. Today not one of them has graced our land again. 'Tis a shame that one stupid individual has deprived us of enjoying the sounds, sight and marvel of the Canada Geese flying overhead. When will Man learn we are all God's creatures? BOB RAINS Tarzana
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1994
I read once again, in a Dec. 5 letter to the editor, that "there are persistent rumors that the farmland will be sold" at Pierce College. I have been the president of Pierce College for 2 1/2 years. During that time I have never once heard any official of the college or the Los Angeles Community College District give any consideration whatsoever to the sale of any of Pierce College's land. What has been discussed is how Pierce College is going to be able to survive the current financial crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996
Los Angeles Pierce College officials will open the application period for the spring semester next Tuesday. Two weeks ago, several California State University campuses stopped accepting applications before their published deadlines. Pierce College President E. Bing Inocencio said he is confident that many students who might have applied to nearby Cal State Northridge will take a look at the Woodland Hills campus instead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1990
More than 400 student journalists representing 29 colleges from Southern California and Arizona are expected to compete for awards at the annual Journalism Assn. of Community Colleges regional conference today at Pierce College. The event coincides with the college's annual Harvest Festival, which will be the subject of the feature photograph competition. Feature writers will write about the Pierce College swap meet. U.S.
SPORTS
December 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After spending seven years in minor league baseball, former El Camino Real standout Tyler Kolodny became a tight end at Pierce College in the fall and now he has accepted a scholarship to the University of Memphis at the age of 25. It's already quite a story for Kolodny to change sports and succeed. But he's on his way. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
November 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Arturo Arevalo, a senior at Bravo, led all City Section boys in running 15:53.65 at the prelims on Thursday at Pierce College. Steve Correa of San Pedro ran 15:56.79. Ryan Alexander of Birmingham, one of the favorites for next week's finals, ran 16:11.30. In girls, Marissa Williams of Palisades had the fastest time at 17:35.98. Here's the link for complete results from Prepcaltrack.com. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC faces a strong passing attack Saturday at Arizona State. And receiver Jaelen Strong is the focus. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Strong caught 12 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown last week in the Sun Devils' 42-28 loss at Stanford. Strong, a Philadelphia native who transfered to Arizona State from Pierce College in Woodland Hills, has a team-best 24 receptions, two for touchdowns. Strong presents a match-up issue for the Trojans. “We're going to have to play really well, be really aggressive with him at the line of scrimmage and take him out of his game,” USC Coach Lane Kiffin said.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For seven years in the minor leagues, former Woodland Hills El Camino Real standout Tyler Kolodny did his best trying to move up. He never reached the major leagues. Now he has given up baseball and has switched to football. He's playing for Pierce College this season as a tight end at the age of 25. It will be interesting to see how quickly he can learn to play football. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Over the last 63 years, they've become experts on the weather in the western San Fernando Valley. So when operators of Pierce College's campus weather station suggested that those attending the unveiling of a major station upgrade bring umbrellas, people paid attention. It turned out to be partly sunny and dry during Thursday morning's ceremonies in Woodland Hills; the first light sprinkles didn't come for another three hours. Nonetheless, meteorology professors had canvas canopies on hand just in case the skies opened up before the speechmaking was over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
In a class catalog, it probably would be listed as "College Promotion 101. " That's what it looks like along U.S. 101 in the western San Fernando Valley, where a proliferation of large directional signs point the way to local colleges and vocational schools. In all, school operators have managed to get 36 of the green signs placed along a seven-mile stretch of the Ventura Freeway in Tarzana and Woodland Hills. It's the largest cluster of college directional signs in the Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Garber has been named president of Pierce College, which will bring him back to the 18,500-student campus where he worked for two decades. He will begin the $146,455-a-year job Feb. 1. Garber, 58, is vice president of student services at San Diego Miramar College. He replaces Thomas Oliver, 60, who has served as interim president for nearly two years. Oliver will stay on as vice president of college development.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2010
Join Pierce College in welcoming back Spookley the Square Pumpkin and his hay-stuffed handler Jack the Scarecrow in the pair's live stage show at the college's Woodland Hills campus, newly gussied up in its autumnal finest for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival. This year's festival also boasts a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, hay rides, a corn maze, a haunted house and a haunted trail. Scaredy-cats and fear junkies alike should be advised that, after dark, the festival becomes the FrightFair Scream Park, a souped-up and altogether more terrifying version of itself.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2010
FAMILY Halloween Harvest Festival: Pierce College welcomes back Spookley the Square Pumpkin and his hay-stuffed handler Jack the Scarecrow in the pair's live stage show at the college's Woodland Hills campus, gussied up in its autumnal finest for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival. Scaredy-cats and fear junkies alike should be advised that, after dark, the festival becomes the FrightFair Scream Park, a souped-up, more terrifying version of itself. Pierce College. 20800 Victory Blvd.
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