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

The Citizen

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

The Citizen

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

The Citizen

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Sunshine Week 2024: Spotlighting public records

A multi-year investigation into public records related to campus security, public funds, and more
Li Khan, Editor in Chief March 17, 2024
As the news cycle churns on and current events beg for our attention, some public records that we obtain inevitably end up collecting dust in the corner. In honor of Sunshine Week, we’ve decided to dust off some of those records, and shed light on public information.
The state flag of California flies underneath the American flag on the west side of the Laney College campus. Behind, the Tribune Tower, which once housed Oaklands daily print newspaper, sits in the city skyline. Both California and the United States have open government laws that establish the publics right to information, but the Peralta Community College District consistently lags behind in comprehensively fulfilling requests for public information made by student journalists at The Citizen. (Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)

We sued our district over public records and won. Here’s what we learned

Li Khan, Editor in Chief February 22, 2024
We asked our district a question in the form of multiple Public Records Act requests, but got incomplete answers. It's still happening.
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen)

Laney’s Tower of Terror

Tower elevators offline after alleged malfunctions with passengers inside
Leo Premnath-Ray, Investigations Reporter December 28, 2023
Three separate reports were made to The Citizen in November about a Laney Tower elevator malfunctioning with passengers inside. The college announced Dec. 4 that the Tower elevators would "remain offline until further notice."
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