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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

    Pothole problems plague Merritt College

    Tower Watch goes off-road at Merritt’s parking lots

    Saskia Hatvany/Tower

    By Saskia Hatvany

    Unlike Merritt College’s other parking lots, there are no signs indicating where the B parking lot is.

    Despite the lot’s beautiful view of the entire Bay Area, half of it is literally dirt road covered with potholes filled with water.

    At the far end of the parking lot is a broken metal barrier surrounded by trash leading to what looks like it was supposed to be an access to another part of the parking lot.

    Continuing through the barrier are two dirt roads, one of which is completely flooded with water.

    Saskia Hatvany/Tower

    Driving around the entire lot is like going off-road; going down each level of the lot, there are huge pools of water and potholes.

    There is graffiti over almost every sign and barrier in the lot, as well as on what little is left of the concrete.

    Understandably, more than half of the lot is rarely used.


    What do we need to be on the watch for around all four Peralta campuses?
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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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