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OHLONE COLLEGE MONITOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2013 Vol. XLVI No. 5 Lady Renegades tie conference rival Las Positas College. See story on page 7. OHLONE TALENT SHOWCASE Locals let abilities shine through FREMONT, CA OHLONEMONITOR.COM STATE COMPLAINT Corinthian Colleges sued over advertising ALI LODHI Staff writer SHANNON SORGE / MONITOR KC Delacruz shows her vocal range at Ohlone Students Got Talent at the Fremont campus cafeteria on Friday. Darryl San Pedro provides the sound with his guitar as they perform the Swedish House Mafia song “Don’t you worry child.” See story on page 5. California Attorney General Kamala Harris is suing the for-profit company that operates Wyotech in Fremont and other area trade schools for misrepresenting job-placement rates, advertising for programs it doesn’t offer and using military seals in ads, according to a complaint filed in San Francisco Superior Court. Corinthian Colleges Inc. and its subsidiaries offer job-training programs at 111 campuses in North America, including the Everest and Heald colleges in Hayward as well as Wyotech. The complaint alleges Corinthian intentionally targeted low-income, vulnerable Californians through deceptive and false advertisements and aggressive marketing campaigns that misrepresented job placement rates and school programs. It also alleges that Corinthian has run online and mobile ads saying it offers ultrasound, X-ray, radiology, and dialysis technician programs at its California campuses, even though it doesn’t. Also, Corinthian used official military seals in mailings and online without authorization and in violation of California law, according to the complaint. “The predatory scheme Continued on page 3 CHILD CARE INVESTIGATION Kidango cited after incident at Ohlone Center LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief The state Department of Social Services has cited the Kidango organization after a child was inappropriately touched by a staff member at its facility on the Ohlone College Fremont campus, according to the department’s complaint investigation report. “The investigation found that a staff member, during nap time, did touch a child inappropriately by rubbing the child’s vaginal area as he was rubbing the child’s stomach to help her go to sleep,” according to the report. “The staff member admitted to the police that he did this and that he knew it was wrong.” A Kidango worker at the Ohlone facility declined to comment. Dan Trimble, director of development for Kidango, told the Monitor the incident happened July 31. “Once we were notified of the incident, Kidango and the Fremont Police Department immediately launched investigations into the matter,” Trimble said. “All of the investigations determined that this was an accident, and while the employee was eventually terminated, no charges have been filed.” Quincy Session, whose son attends the Kidango facility on the Fremont campus, spoke to the Monitor about his feelings regarding the July incident. “I think that they sent out a letter or something kind of explaining what happened,” Continued on page 3 TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR The state cited the Kidango organization after a parent reported an incident with a staff member that took place July 31.

Ohlone College Monitor October 17, 2013

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