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

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

The Citizen

New Vice President leadership at Laney announced
New Vice President leadership at Laney announced
Besikof selects Lily Espinoza and Ashish Sahni for Laney VP positions
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • May 13, 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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Peralta Trustee Paulina Gonzalez Brito addresses the crowd at Berkeley City College’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event featured a block party along with a groundbreaking ceremony for the college’s new Milvia Street building. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
‘We’re still rising’: BCC celebrates 50th anniversary
College throws block party and breaks ground on new building
Sam O'Neil, Associate Editor • May 6, 2024
College of Alameda jazz professor Glen Pearson demonstrates his musical talent on his classroom piano. Hes one of the newest members of the Count Basie Orchestra, a historic 18-piece jazz ensemble that took home a Grammy this year.
The humble Grammy-winning pianist leading CoA’s music program
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024
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    Professionally poured

    Emeryville gets its first ‘real’ skate park

    SkateLocated between Park and 45th street on a narrow strip of freshly poured concrete parallel to San Pablo, Joseph Emery Park lies in wait. Unofficially open for the past month, we will finally see its grand opening this weekend — an event more than five years in the making. 
    In 2011, the City of Emeryville in conjunction with Caltrans demolished a do-it-yourself skateboard park, colloquially known simply as “The Spot.” This DIY spot under the 580 interchange was a hub for like-minded enthusiasts in the years it was open, and even the city had to concede it did more harm than good — the skaters were known to clean up piles of refuse dumped illegally in the area, as well as clean up graffiti and deter homeless encampments. A nearby DIY spot known as “Boardertown” was demolished later the same year.
    The City of Emeryville almost immediately agreed to put up a legitimate skateboard park in its stead, and contacted Wormholdt Inc, a skatepark manufacturer that has designed and built scores of well-respected parks all over the world, which won the bid for the job at a price tag of $500,000.
    SkateboardersAlso known as the “Antonio Ramos Memorial Skateboard Park,” after a young artist who was struck down by gunfire while painting a mural in 2015, the Joseph Emery Park is open sunrise to sunset, and features a variety of ledges, banks, volcanoes and quarters, as well as a large bowl with pool coping. It also has a small semi-covered area with picnic benches and a “Portland Loo” style public bathroom.
    artist renderingThe Joseph Emery Park Grand opening will take place March 19 at 11 a.m., and will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, prize giveaways and demonstrations by local professional skaters.
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    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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