Water hyacinth covers Stockton waterways

December 11, 2014 8:23 pm0 comments

For the past two years, water hyacinth has covered the Delta Rivers causing night shipping to become more difficult and restricted. It has become a big issue for boaters and businesses at Stockton’s marinas. Most of the water hyacinth has covered the Port of Stockton, blocking the water, causing the […]

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Coach in spotlight after incident in off-campus job

November 27, 2014 12:08 am0 comments

In August, Edison High School Physical Education teacher Denny Peterson was caught on cell phone video attempting to drag 14-year old student into the school’s swimming pool. Peterson, described as a 10-year employee of SUSD, is also connected to Delta College. The 90-second footage, which has now gone viral, is […]

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Tree of lights to shine

November 25, 2014 6:18 pm0 comments
Tree of lights to shine

PREPARING THE DECORATIONS: The Hospice of San Joaquin is preparing its annual holiday “Tree of Lights” to shine at the Pacific Avenue entrance of the Delta College campus. The tree lighting ceremony will be Tuesday, Nov. 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Yokuts Avenue cross street. PHOTO BY ORLANDO […]

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Downtown Stockton gallery showcases local artists’ talent

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Downtown Stockton gallery showcases local artists’ talent

Resources and space for Stockton’s art community tends to be limited. Rey Vargas, Founder and Executive Director of “The WerQshop” has a solution. The WerQshop is a non-profit organization located downtown in The Café Coop. It’s a place for artists learn and show off their work. “Most if not all […]

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Race is on for special deals before turkey cools

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Race is on for special deals before turkey cools

Everyone knows about Black Friday. Whether you make fun of it or participate, it’s a day when Americans go crazy. Many think they know what to expect before they enter the store, but things can change on a dime. Since 2006, there have been seven deaths and 90 reported injuries […]

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No holiday cheer for workers

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There was a time when the holiday season was just that – the holiday season. That meant time to celebrate and enjoy the company of family and friends. Stores were closed. Last minute shopping would happen the day before the holiday, but only if we were lucky enough a store […]

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Recent school shooting brings topic to forefront

November 8, 2014 2:51 am0 comments

Last week, a school shooting in Washington made its way to every news station in the United States. A 15-year-old student named Jaylen Fryberg allegedly killed two of his classmates and injured five. Recent updates reported that four students have now died according to MSN. This shooting has many people […]

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Library roof to be replaced after leaks

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PHOTO BY VORANI KHOONSRIVONG

The Delta College is undergoing yet another renovation, but this time in an unlikely place. The Irving Goleman Library will recieve a new roof after complaints of cracks and leaks in the current one. The library was previously renovated in 2010, when 7,000 additional square feet was added, which brought […]

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ELECTION ROUNDUP Area 4 seat close with only small percentage separating candidates

November 7, 2014 6:08 pm0 comments

The Area 4 trustee seat is still undecided days after the election because the candidates are only separated by 101 votes, according to unofficial election results. Incumbent and Board President Taj Khan wouldn’t speculate or announce victory on Wednesday morn- ing, despite a very narrow lead over challenger Richard Vasquez. […]

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One microwave for thousands make for long lines, students being late for classes

October 26, 2014 5:14 pm0 comments
NOT ENOUGH MICROWAVES: As students warm up their food, a long line develops. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

In Danner Hall, people may wonder what the long line is for. The ATM? No it’s just for the microwave. And stomachs are growling and waiting impatiently. “The microwave broke and apparently we are waiting for another one to come in, so we just have one,” said Kathleen Bean of […]

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Gas prices fall

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Photo by Vorani Khoonsrivong.

Gas prices are dropping. The US average price for a gallon of gas is currently $3.14, a drop from this year’s high of $3.71, according to AAA. States such as Missouri and Tennessee currently pay less than $3 with Humbold, Tennessee being the cheapest at $2.32 per gallon. California’s average […]

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Decision made by the state community college Board of Governors, Chancellor on bachelor degrees programs

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On Jan. 28, Governor Jerry Brown gave the green light on allowing a pilot program selecting 15 community colleges around California to offer a four-year degree for three areas of education: health, science and technology. Fifteen colleges selected will be those close to the more populated areas in the state. […]

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DeRicco back in action for students

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DeRicco back in action for students

Many students were displaced by the relocation of student services due to an August flood in the DeRicco Student Services Building. Delta College released an email stating services have been moved back to the first floor of the DeRicco building. The damages from the broken irrigation line have been repaired […]

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Quad tree cut down after safety hazard

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Thirty may be the new twenty, but not necessarily for a particular Silver Maple tree on campus that didn’t age well. The life of the Silver Maple once shading the campus quad came to its end after a branch fell off and hit the ground. The fall made the tree […]

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Student runs for Area 4 trustee seat

October 23, 2014 4:04 pm0 comments

Delta College student Richard Andrew Vasquez is running against Board of Trustees Taj M. Khan for the Area 4 seat in the Nov. 4 election. Vasquez, 34, is has previous experience in politics as part of the following committees: Measure L, President’s Council, Lodi Art Commission, Lodi Animal Committee and […]

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‘Yes Means Yes’ passes

October 11, 2014 3:24 am0 comments
‘Yes Means Yes’ passes

On Sept. 28, Governor Jerry Brown announced he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “Yes Means Yes.” Sexual consent can no longer be given if someone is intoxicated, drugged or asleep, according to the new law. Lack of resistance or silence […]

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Tutoring center moves from Shima to new Math & Science Building

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PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA

The Math and Science Learning Center now has a new home in a new building. The center, formally located in Shima 217, is now in the Science & Mathematics Building (SCMA), room 162. Shima was the tutoring center’s home for some number of years. Students knew where to go for […]

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Stockton Is Magnificent moves to Victory Park

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CELEBRATION: The crowd celebrates Stockton at Victory Park on Oct. 4. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

The annual Stockton is Magnificent event took place on Oct. 4 at Victory Park. The park was alive with fun activities, music, children playing, drawing, karate demonstrations and food. Vendors were also set up. Stages hosted musical acts. “You have people that think Stockton has a grey cloud over it,” […]

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Delta custodian rocks at Manteca Pumpkin Fair

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AT THE PUMPKIN FAIR: Robert Flores on the main stage getting 
warmed up for the crowd early morning Saturday. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair this past weekend included a performance by Delta College custodian Robert Flores. Flores is a member of SteelGlass. “We could play anywhere from one’s or twice a month to ones every three months depending on what we are doing. We mostly do events and […]

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Campus police host safety fair

October 10, 2014 4:46 pm0 comments
Campus police host safety fair

Crime prevention and safety is important for everyone. That’s why the San Joaquin Delta College District Police held its second annual Crime Prevention and Safety Fair on Oct. 8. Many organizations and agencies such as the Stockton Police Department K-9 Unit, Stockton Fire Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff Department […]

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