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Man drives car onto Quad

Peralta police officers restrain, detain intruder

A man suspected of being high on marijuana drove his VW Passat onto the campus Quad on May 8, started dancing, climbed on the roof of his car and drew a huge crowd of students before being restrained by Peralta Sheriff Deputy C. Blaylock. Full story

Timothy Killings

Killings challenges election results

On May 15, Timothy Killings filed an election protest grievance, challenging the election results. Full story

Talitha McAdams

Talitha McAdams responds to Timothy Killings' election complaint

The article on Timothy Killings challenging the election results has many factual errors and since Chelsea Riggs (the author of the article) has named me as his "harasser" I feel compelled to respond. Full story

Jose Ortiz selected chancellor

The Peralta Community College Board of Trustees formally ended the long  search on May 8 by declaring Dr. Jose Ortiz would fill the position at a salary to be determined. Full story

Mayor Jean Quan Women and poverty

Women and poverty

The World Court of Women on Poverty in the U.S. held its annual conference at Laney May 10-13. Mayor Jean Quan paid a visit to the proceedings. Full story

Alan Blueford’s parents plead for accountability in police shooting.

Blueford family confronts City Council

The Associated Students of  Laney College will be led by two Latinas during the 2012-2013 school year. Jessica Alvarez will serve as ASLC President and Marisol Zavala-Suarez will serve as Vice President. Full story

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ASLC candidates hold debate on quad

Laney College students gathered in the quad on a sunny May 1 day to watch a debate between candidates for ASLC offices, and ask their own hard-hitting questions. Full story

Sustainability Conference April 2012

7th Annual event 'sustained' at Laney

At a celebration of Earth Day, Laney College hosted the Seventh Annual Peralta Sustainability Conference on April 26 and was welcomed with endless sunshine and plenty of fun.   Full story


Students rap about HIV

When you come to Laney you expect tests to be a regular part of your activities. Yet there is one test many never take, often to their detriment and the detriment of others. Full story

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Click on the link for details on candidates Full story

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Theater renamed after Odell Johnson

Former Laney president feted at Laney Bistro

Community members, faculty and students came together March 16 to celebrate the renaming of the Laney College Theatre to the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, honoring Laney College President Emeritus Odell Johnson. Full story

Students bring finanicial aid complaints to Peralta board

The Peralta Community College Board of Trustees heard another round of complaints at its March 27 meeting from a handful of students, including ASLC President Brian Cervantes, regarding the extreme delays in funds disbursements faced by students who receive financial aid. Full story

Event co-organizer Ingrid Martin

Thousands don hoodies in solidarity march

"I got on my Hoodie, so are you gonna shoot me?" was the chant that echoed through the streets of San Francisco on March 20. The voices of hundreds of angry and appalled citizens were booming and traffic stopping, all coming together in solidarity for Trayvon Martin. Full story

Rina Shaikh Prize Winner

Laney Tower wins two awards at state convention

Paper honored with online excellence

The Journalism Association of Community Colleges held its 2012 state convention in Burbank, Calif on March 22-24. Three students from the Laney Tower attended the annual conference were present, Spring Semester Editor-in-Chief Tucker Phelps and staff writers Melody Webster and Chelsea Riggs. Full story

KQED Panelists

Laney helps launch KQED panel on education

Laney theatre hosts education townhall

Oakland schoolteachers, concerned community residents, and interested students came together at the American Graduate Teacher Town Hall on March 13, sponsored by Bay Area-based television station KQED. Full story

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Tribune looks to community

Reynolds visits class; Editor espouses local involvement

Martin Reynolds of the Oakland Tribune paid a visit to his alma mater (Laney) Feb. 14 in his new post as senior editor for community engagement. "Our goal is to open up community newspaper labs and get the community involved in their newspaper," he said. Full story

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Cash theft highlights campus problems, says ASLC

Cash totaling $207 was stolen from the office of ASLC Treasurer Talitha McAdams, Thursday March 1. Full story

Concerned students and faculty brainstorm events and speaker lists for the “Day of Action” rally hap

ASLC works to ‘rescue’ education

Students march to save public education

In the past year California state community colleges have lost over $400 million in funding. Per unit tuition costs are up nearly 25 percent, students have lost over 400 course sections and last month the Peralta district was been informed it must cut another $149 million by midyear, bringing the total cuts community colleges have suffered in one year to a whopping half a billion dollars. Full story

Let's March on March 1st

International Day of Local Action in Support of Public Education

They got bailed out and we got sold out. Join the March on March 1st in support of the International Day of Local Action in Support of Public Education Full story

Aid card launched

Financial aid change may bring convenience and alleviate burdens

A group of protesters berated the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees for its apparent lack of action regarding financial aid disbursements during the same meeting in which Financial Aid Vice Chancellor Ng was set to formally announce the launching of the new Peralta Card. Full story

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2nd floor water fountains remain problem

The four water fountains on the second level of G Building continue to display water pressure problems. Full story

Students link hands in a display of love Valentines Day in the Quad

Valentines talk teaches love

Pause for a moment and think of love. What phrases came to mind; Devotion? Passion? Trust? Chances are your answer differs from everyone around you. Full story

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Vendor removal sparks controversy

Controversy is raging around an attempt by the district to remove Laney food cart vendors. Sahki Sadiqyar and Mohammed Shojaee have run Marco Polo hot dog carts since the early 1990s; they received a memo dated Jan. 25 and signed by Chancellor Wise Allen that they were in violation of Oakland ordinances regarding mobile food vendors. Full story

Peralta Board Protest Feb 2012

Peralta college district braces for more cuts

Peralta District Chancellor Wise Allen announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, that the district should prepare itself for a possible 15 percent reduction in discretionary funding for the coming year. Full story

Safety advisory for Laney campus

Laney students warned after string of crimes

The Peralta District has asked Police Services to immediately increase patrols at Laney College and the District Administrative Office following a string of recent incidents. Full story

Congratulations 2011 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Hats off to Foundation Scholars Award and Faculty Grant recipients Full story

President Elnora Webb

Dr. Webb delivers state of the college

Laney College President Elnora Webb gave her biannual State of Laney College address to a soggy crowd of Laney faculty and staff on Friday, Jan. 20.   The address, which took place in the brand new Athletic Field House, cradled between the baseball and football fields, delivered the president's vision for the campus in uncertain economic times. Full story

Recall Teach-In Panel

Recall teach-in for locals

Tribune editor moderates at community forum in Oakland

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan faces a potential recall. If this were to happen how would a recall proceed? What are the rules of a recall? How would it affect the city? Who would be a possible candidate for the mayoral race should a recall succeed? Full story

Financial Aid changes funds disbursement

 The Peralta Board of Trustees kicked off its first meeting of the spring semester with a report from Financial Aid Vice Chancellor Jacob Ng and Interim Director Gary Nicholes on changes to the disbursal and availability of funds for students.   Among the changes to the disbursement of refund monies to students is a partnership between the Financial Aid office and the financial services company Higher One. Beginning with the second disbursal period of the Spring 2012 semester, students will now have a third option for receiving their refunds. Full story

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