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The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Breaking: PCCD appoints former San Leandro police chief to Interim Executive Director of Public Safety
Breaking: PCCD appoints former San Leandro police chief to Interim Executive Director of Public Safety
Abdul Pridgen will lead the district’s community-based safety program
Li Khan, Editor in Chief • June 21, 2024
Carpentry instructor spruces up department
Carpentry instructor spruces up department
Rym-Maya Kherbache, Staff Writer • April 24, 2024
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A cap at the Laney College commencement ceremony on May 24 reads in Spanish, This is for my mom who gave me everything. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
Graduations, resignations and more: PCCD Trustees wrap up school year at 5/28 meeting
Romi Bales, Staff Writer • June 17, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.
Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • March 19, 2024
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    No agenda, no meeting for ASLC

    The Feb. 19 ASLC meeting came to an abrupt stop only minutes after it started when Internal Secretary Inés Colón informed the council that they were in violation of the Brown Act by failing to post its agenda. (See box this page.)
    ASLC President Carl Oliver called for a special meeting at noon Feb 24.
    Members of the public were present to seek funds for upcoming events. However, only one council member of the ASLC was present and the special meeting never occurred. 
    At the Feb. 5 meeting, President Oliver asked the Student Council to approve $15,500 from Fund 82 for new camera equipment and a new sound system for the Student Center.
    Oliver said the equipment will be available for the student government’s promotion and publicity team, Team Laney, as well as media students. The equipment would be used to record and even live stream school events. Oliver’s proposal received unanimous approval. 
    The Black Student Union requested $5010 from Fund 82 to finance an orientation event called “Black Student Welcome Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.
    The BSU, as well as the ASLC, stressed that this event would be open to people of all genders and races but the BSU would like to keep the focus on African American students ages 16–25.
    The program will include a Laney orientation session as well as an address from keynote speaker “Freeway” Rick Ross, American author and entrepreneur and a “Love not Blood” workshop hosted by Cephus Johnson, founder of the Oscar Grant Foundation. The workshop will focus on gun violence, police brutality and mass incarceration. The proposal passed unanimously.


    Ralph M. Brown Act — The Brown Act, passed by the California Sate Legislature in 1953, guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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