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CONTRACT impasse: Staff negotiations end with no agreement BY JOSHUA HERNANDEZ STAFF REPORTER
The California School Employees Association and the Citrus College District declared a joint impasse in their classified employees negotiations on Sept. 7. Ever since the classified employ-
ees’ contract expired on Dec. 31, 2017, CSEA and the District have negotiated for nine months to produce a new employment contract for the college’s classified staff. The labor representative for CSEA, Andy Sundstrom, said that the union gave the District dates to negotiate before the contract expired.
However, Sundstrom said that “We didn’t actually officially meet until after the contract had expired in January. And so, we’re here, and this is month nine where we’ve been negotiating.” That isn’t to say there hasn’t been effort from both
sides to negotiate. In fact, Sundstrom said that meetings took place two to three times a month. “It hasn’t been a lack of negotiations. I mean, there’s been, you know, consistent negotiations.
Again, it goes back to the reluctance of the District willing to meet, meet us on a couple of our main issues for our bargaining unit.” Such issues like the classified salary schedule, which is set to start below minimum wage, as well as for the first seven ranges. This means the lowest classified staff positions S E E S TAF F • PAGE 1 0
Owls start off season with a bang
Fire raging in Azusa Canyon: Fire official says motorcycle crash caused the blaze BY TALIA PASTRANA STAFF REPORTER
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Standout Freshman Dominik Powell scores a goal against the San Diego Miramar Jets on Sept. 7 at Citrus College. The Owls went 3-1 at the Citrus Invitational.
campus saftey reports second WOMEN’s room intruder BY ERIK ADAMS STAFF REPORTER
Campus Safety reported the second invasion of privacy in one week on Sept. 11. Another woman reported a man in a women’s restroom in the LB building looking into a stall. The Timely Warning email sent out to all Citrus Students said “the reporting party stated an unknown male entered the first floor women’s restroom shortly after her and was looking into the stall she was using.”
The suspect is described as a white male with short dark hair, and between the ages of 20 and 25 years old. Campus Safety program assistant, Sabrina Lopez, said Ben Macias, head of Campus Safety, was unavailable for comment about the incident. “Right now all the information is on the Timely Warning,” Lopez said On Sept. 6, Campus Safety reported a man entered and looked into stalls of a women’s restroom also in the LB building. The report said the
incident took place at about 10:40 a.m. on the first floor of the LB building. Glendora Police classified the incident as a “invasion of privacy.” Campus Safety notified students, staff and faculty by an email called a “Timely Warning.” Campus Safety is required by law to notify students to stay “in compliance with the ‘Timely Warning’ provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act
of 1998.” The report describes the suspect as a white male with a “slim build,” and between 20 and 25 years old. Campus Safety officer Bert De Los Santos said as of Friday, Sept. 7 there was no update. “No further information is available at this time so the timely warning is still in effect,” said De Los Santos. For more information, contact Citrus College Dept. of Campus Safety at (626) 914-8611.
A 166-acre wildfire started Sept 9. on Highway 39 and East Fork Road, 12 miles from Citrus College. A U.S. Forest Service fire prevention captain Seneca Smith said the fire spread to 166 acres by Sept. 10 and was zero percent contained. Smith said her department is investigating the cause. Cal Trans Worker Steven Diaz said the fire started with a motorcycle accident. He said two helicopters are trying to put out the fire and he saw a fuel truck pass through the blockade early in the morning on Sept 10. A Cal Trans Supervisor who passed through the barricade said it was not safe for people to go any closer because of the downed power lines near East Fork Road. Visitors may not enter Azusa River Wilderness Park because the blaze called the Fork Fire. Drought has been a contributing factor to the rise in wildfires. California’s drought conditions were so severe, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California on Jan. 17, 2014. Governor Brown announced the drought created drinking water shortages, poor conditions for agriculture, damaged habitats for fish and wildlife species and increased wildfire risk. Although California’s State of Emergency due to drought and fire conditions was lifted in April of last year, the effects of drought on vegetation are long-lasting. Citrus natural disasters professor Charles said the drought creates ideal conditions for wildfires to start, dries out the vegetation, creating more fuel for the fire. “Now you’re having this massive die off of trees,” Fair said. “That’s beautiful fuel, if I can use the term” Fair said. “California is dry. It always has been. This isn’t something new, but because of that the change in the climate over time can even make it worse.” Fair said warmer temperatures and less moisture in the air exacerbate fire dangers. Recent heat waves all across California create ideal conditions for wildfires and poor conditions for fighting fires. S E E F IR E • PAGE 7
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CLARION James Duffy editor-in-chief Michael Quintero managing editor Erik Adams news editor Charity Wang web editor Brianna Sewell photo editor Victor “Vicman” Thome photo editor Sayedah Mosavi opinions editor Rose Junqueira multimedia editor Tannan Luzzo sports editor/circulation manager Talia Pastrana social media manager Staff Reporters: Blanca Martin, Elle Haines, Jordyn Green, Joshua Hernandez, Kara Elder, Logan Gray, Lucas Pelayo, Lydia Egan, Natalie Malins, Sammy Fernandes, Talia Pastrana, Timothy Petersen Copy Desk: Alexander Tchen, Victor Guzman Editorial Board: Sayedah Mosavi, Brianna Sewell Freelance Contributors: Angela Asencion, Daniel Diep, Michael Stewart
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In Issue 1, “Curriculum changes part of new statewide policy,” Gina Hogan’s full title is Dean of Language Arts and Library Services. In Issue 1, “Haugh receives new roof ” Gene Barrera’s title is Performing Arts Promotion and Operations Supervisor. In Issue 1, Richard Harrant was born in a 1928 Ford Model A, but not in the year 1928. In Issue 1, “Former supervisor sues college for disability discrimination” was written by staff reporter Joshua Hernandez.
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Glendora City Council MUST SUPPORT Senate Bill 54 Nothing in Glendora’s recent past has been as contentious as the debate over California’s sanctuary bill. California State Senate Bill 54 limits cooperation between city and state police and federal immigration officials. Along with the city councils of Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach and Santa Clarita, Glendora city council members Gary Boyer, Judy Nelson, Michael Alawos, and Mayor Mendell Thompson joined a litany of voices decrying the legislation. Councilmember Karen Davis was the lone council member supporting it. The city council’s 4 – 1 vote to join a lawsuit challenging SB 54, Glendora has become a sanctuary for President Donald Trump’s baseless, anti-immigrant trope: the criminal immigrant. Councilmember Gary Boyer perpetuated fear of undocumented immigrants in a July 10 city council meeting. In a backhanded defense of city residents. Boyer said the law “puts our residents in danger, including those here undocumented.” Boyer said that the law “releases bad guys back into the neighborhood.” Nothing could be further from the truth. SB 54 protects undocumented families with no history of violent crime. People with violent pasts are subject to penalties at the police’s discretion. The law states felony convictions such as rape, robbery and burglary are not protected. The bill enumerates many other crimes not protected like human trafficking, battery, vandalism and hate crimes. Contrary to Boyer’s claim, SB 54 would not “release bad guys back into the neighborhood.”The law would not allow it. Still, President Trump’s supporters cling to other fears—the most prominent being undocumented immigrants increase crime in cities. False. A March 2018 study published in the journal Criminology titled, “Does Undocumented Immigration Increase Violent Crime?” found that American cities are not dangerous because of undocumented immigrants. The study concludes that cities are safer with undocumented immi-
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grants because they have an ambition to work and desire to achieve. So, immigrants are not prone to criminal behavior. Despite facts and the law, the city council’s challenge to SB 54 shows a disturbing level of ignorance within city leadership. Challenging the law alienates ethnic groups simply for their undocumented status. While it is illegal to immigrate to this country without documentation, SB 54 is a humane law that challenges the hurdles immigrants face to live in peace here. If immigrants should have to
defend their right to live here, Europeans should consider their own migration to the United States. Manifest Destiny, the slaughter of Native Americans, the lynching of California Mexicans, the segregation of minorities and Japanese internment happened in the name of safety of white Americans. The city of Glendora has its own history of racism, with historical maltreatment of Mexicans, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. Today, America perpetuates violence through foreign intervention in other countries.
The nation is buried in Venezuelan affairs. America is and has been involved militarily in Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile and Guatemala, whose people still suffer from the effects of U.S. intervention. Military foreign intervention had the effect of destabilizing Latin American countries and displacing their people. U.S. foreign policy shaped the immigration crisis. But all of this was legal. Herein lies the problem with legality. Legality is defined by history’s “winners”— those who perpetrated the most violence against others.
Legality is guided by human fear and defined by power, particularly the power to commit violence. Consequently, legality is not defined by humane, moral principle. What is considered legal is the same as what is considered acceptable violence, regardless of moral reprehensibility. Fundamentally, there is nothing just about U.S. immigration law because it ignores past violence. If the Glendora city council refuses to acknowledge history and renounce its racist past, the city council will perpetuate racism in standing against SB 54.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
School publication’s new editor-in-chief addresses readers BY JAMES DUFFY V EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Hello friends, I’m very honored to lead a hometown newspaper and at my community college. I’m dumbstruck by the effort students give to this publication semester after semester. Every time I have witnessed their work, the staff of the Clarion perform monstrous tasks. Students, many of whom are 17 or 18 years old, treat the paper like a full-time job on top of, in many cases, a full-time job or a full course load. I’ve witnessed older students gain skills that lead to careers in the 1st Amendment profession. And I’ve seen professors deliver on hopes for employment. But a pall hangs over the job as well. Everyone who wants to work at a newspaper has heard wisecrackers tell them it’s a dying profession. Seldom has there been such dire need for workers in such desperate straits. Research out this summer from the University of Notre Dame and
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University of Illinois show closing community newspapers raises the cost of living in cities they served. Coverage is always criticized by those whose careers it threatens. But reporting has the advantage of stifling the worst impulses of human nature. Reports hold the powerful to account, perish thoughtlessness and rethink firmly-held values of loyalty, human progress, and peace. The journalist asks how was the peace won, and who lost. Social transformation begins with a question and someone to ask it with a voice or smartphone or pen. Anything worth writing takes risk and thoughts not worth defending aren’t worth having, which is why challenging ideas is important. The truth can alienate friends, employers, and family, but has the redeemable quality of setting you free. While journalists may not be choice dinner guests, they are necessary to the health of a well-functioning party. I hope this semester the Clarion can break links of untruth. Like citric
Coverage is always criticized by those whose careers it threatens.” -JAMES DUFFY
acid, I hope the paper smarts the tongues of liars, and like fire burns through an unjust city.
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Citrus College now a hotspot for outdoor WiFi New project provides many outdoor internet connections available to campus BY TIM PETERSEN STAFF REPORTER
Technology and Computer Services has announced the installation of outdoor internet hotspots throughout the Citrus College campus. The first WiFi hotspot was installed on August 24, a day before the fall semester began. More internet access points are scheduled for installation around campus. most trafficked areas of the campus will be the target of these. “We have places like the soft ball field or football stadium where they need to have access to the internet,” said Robert Hughes, Chief Information Officer . “We don’t have the ability to provide that now, so outdoor WiFi will allow classroom activities to take place outside, allow people to study, and do research outside of the buildings.” WiFi locations include the quad adjacent to the Hayden Library, the Campus Center and the Math and Science building. The softball fields and football stadium are the most remote campus spots scheduled to receive internet service. Hughes said WiFi coverage required more than picking a spot and placing a device. “We had to connect them at a place where we currently had internet, so it had to be on a building with power,” Hughes said. “We couldn’t just put it on a flagpole somewhere because then we would have had to provide more cabling to it.” Students are one of the main consumers of bandwidth on campus, but connecting to school WiFi is not as convenient as some might wish. Manuel Zamora, a forestry major at Citrus said, “ I would like to stop getting kicked out, so I can research my stuff that I need for English or math and all that.” After a student is disconnected from school WiFi for an hour they
Photography student Oscar Guzman uses his phone under newly installed WiFi hotspot on August 30 in the Visual Arts building.
must re-enter their user name and password to reconnect. Usernames and passwords cannot be saved on the login web page, Leigh Buchwald central computing and telecommunications systems supervisor said. Continuous connectivity has been an issue on campus, but outdoor ac-
cess points aim to keep students and faculty logged in.“You know hopefully it will provide a more seamless access to wireless, you know when moving from point to point or from building to building,” Buchwald said. At this point there is no intention to go outside of what is already being
installed, but the idea is not out of the question. Hughes said, “We don’t have plans right now to expand beyond those coverage areas we have,” he said. “We’re constantly assessing where the needs are, and if we identify areas that need additional coverage we will
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seven ranges. This means the lowest classified staff positions would earn less than $11 an hour. However, Citrus’ HR director, as well as the chief negotiator for the District, Dr. Robert Sammis, said that at “The time that schedule was formulated, some of the ranges did not fall below minimum wage. As minimum wages increased, those ranges have stayed there. There is no one paid at any range that is below minimum wage.” This isn’t news to athletic trainer Steve Handy, the former chief negotiator for CSEA, who said that classified employees’ “step 8 is still below minimum wage. They haven’t adjusted our salary schedule to keep this, as our number one step should be minimum wage. And then everything above that should be higher.” When asked when the schedule was last adjusted, Sammis said “That salary schedule was probably developed in the early 70’s, and has increased over the years as salary increases have been applied to it.” Secretary of Language Arts & Library, and first vice president of the CSEA negotiation team, Catherine Day, also spoke out regarding classified’s current salary schedule. “If you look at a salary schedule, say that the faculty have, it’s very different from say a classified or ad-
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CSEA member Catherine Day speaks to the Board of Trustees on behalf of classified employees on Sept. 4.
junct faculty member,” Day said. For example, rather than getting the same amount for a raise, employees get raises based on a percentage of their salary. During the meeting, Day said that with the current salary schedule, faculty get a five percent raise after one year, then a three percent raise the second year, and a two percent
raise the third year, in addition to an off-schedule two percent raise each year. “It’s like giving them seven percent. You put seven percent on a $200,000 a year salary, and that’s a substantial raise,” Day said. Day then said that her example for classified staff is a 44-year employee who makes $58,000 a year. A
7% raise for them is $4,060, versus the $7,000 a seven percent raise would earn for a faculty member who earns $100,000 a year. “It’s a significantly lower amount,” Day said. “We’re not arguing that fact… The problem is that the classified salary schedule starts below minimum wage. It has not been raised in years.”
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certainly put that into our plan.” The Estimated cost of this project is around $25,000. Technology and Computer Services had planned to have all the WiFi hotspots installed by mid-September, but the project is ahead of schedule and expected to be completed a week ahead of time. Day also said certain departments were severely neglected, notably our Campus Safety department, which are also involved in the negotiations. As one of five community colleges out of 120 without armed security officers, there are also campus safety shifts with only one officer on duty. Campus Safety officer David Ramirez said in a written statement that “Campus Safety (CS) has one (1) officer between the hours of 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday to Friday… one officer from midnight to 7 a.m. on Saturday and only one officer all day Sundays.” When asked about the potential safety risk, Sammis said that “the fundamental role of our campus safety is to be the eyes and ears. So if they observe anything, they’re not to go out.” Sammis also said “If there were a robbery on campus. The role of campus safety officer is to observe it, and report it to the Glendora Police Department.” However, Day said that “I’m not asking that our officers be armed, but their reasoning is that Glendora Police Department can be here in 3 minutes. A lot can happen in 3 minutes.” Campus Safety supervisor Ben Macias said he did not have any comments regarding staff negotiations. “CSEA is just trying to be treated as the rest of the college community. And I don’t believe that we are being treated as the rest of the college community,” Handy said.
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Campus TeC moves and upgrades TeC Services had a busy summer installing new computers and renovating rooms into classrooms BY MICHAEL QUINTERO MANAGING EDITOR
Technology and Computer Services at Citrus College completed a busy summer move. The department installed new technology in four rooms and converted one into a classroom. The four rooms include MA 129, SS 281, PC 304 and LI 204. TeC Services moved to the college’s STEM Center to MA 129, which previously held classes. Ten new computers were installed in MA 129 for the new STEM Center. 21 new computers were installed for PC 304. All computers were replaced in SS 281, and audio visual and computer upgrades were installed into LI 204. Chief Information Services Officer Robert Hughes wrote in an email, the estimated total expenses for the upgrades was $100,000. This includes contractors hired for audiovisual upgrades and the costs of each computer’s software and monitor. TeC Services was able to reuse the podium and other equipment in MA 129 to convert LI 204 into a classroom. LI 204, otherwise known as the Library Fishbowl, was previously used for orientations held by the library to help teach students how to use the databases offered by Citrus. “Since we are losing classrooms in the ED… this is one of the places they decided to convert into a classroom,” Technology Operations and Support
Eric Burgess, right, assists Benjamin Ramos with a math problem in the new STEM study center on Sept. 5 in MA 129.
Services Supervisor Tom Cheng said. Since the move, the STEM Center has seen more students utilizing the service this semester. “In the ED building it wouldn’t get crowded until the third or fourth week of school,” Stem Center Coordinated Crystal Guerrero said. “Now we start getting crowded at 9 a.m.” TeC Services is constantly replac-
ing computers and updating software on campus as needed. “We have our computers on a five year refresh cycle,” Hughes said. Given the five year cycle, Cheng said the STEM Center computers were due for an upgrade, and it is more beneficial to add new computers rather than move old equipment into MA 129. ADVERTISEMENT
The move for the STEM Center started during the week of July 16 and finished two weeks prior to the fall semester. TeC Services will continue upgrading software and learning conditions for the students and staff. “We replace computers all year round, [and] over this past year replaced over 100 computers in the li-
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brary,” Hughes said. Currently, about half of the computers on campus are running on Windows 10, Hughes said. “Over the next year or two we are trying to get everyone up to speed.” The STEM Center’s new fall hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.
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Rush into fall semester’s Club Rush
We went to the Museum of Natural History and got a private tour from the anthropologists there.”
BY ROSALYNN JUNQUEIRA STAFF REPORTER
As students begin settling into fall semester, Citrus College offers them an opportunity to get more involved in campus life, potentially make new friends and a chance to learn something outside the classroom. Citrus College is hosting Club Rush, a four-day event between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between September 17 to 20 in the Campus Center Mall. This gives clubs a chance not only to gain new members, but to show what makes them unique. Clubs such as Latinos Unidos Student Association (LUSA), which loves to present different Latin artifacts that show what makes the culture special. “LUSA loves putting out their Latino objects. I think last time they had a little piñata and a big Aztec sign,” Inter-Council Club President Ever Rodriguez said. “Anime club had a bunch of anime and manga objects. It mostly represents what kinds of things that are going to be talked about in the club or things that represent the club on a base level.” Other clubs such as Gamer’s Guild present board/card games during Club Rush. Anthropology professor and Anthropology Club advisor Jennifer Miller-Thayer said that the students bring different materials from various cultures around the world. “One of our students from beforeshe did work in Africa, so she would bring things back like different cloth
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The Anthropology Club gives students a taste of different cultures at Club Rush spring semester 2018 in the Campus Center Mall.
with decorative designs on it,” Miller-Thayer said. “They’ll usually have a skull- like a plastic skull and usually some candy and some other artifacts.” Club Rush is also an opportunity for students to find a club that represents their field of study, or one where their members share the same interests as them. With over 20 clubs ranging from
Black Student Union to Photography Club, Citrus allows students to do just that. For Anthropology majors, Anthropology Club offers field trips to museums. For those interested in dance, Swing Club offers lessons and a semesterly ball. “We went to the Museum of Natural History and got a private tour from the anthropologists there,”
Miller-Thayer said. “We have gone to Joshua Tree twice and the co-adviser professor Nielson gave us tours of different places he knows there.” Other clubs offer different field trips, volunteer opportunities or small projects that can be done outside of school. There are some that even give students a place to hang out and be free to express themselves.
“G.S.A. (Gender & Sexuality Alliance) has a ‘non-hate zone’ where they basically meet in a classroom just to hang out just to talk and be a safe place for students,” Rodriguez said. “International Friendship Club is there to make a safe, fun space that has a lot of events. They go on outings, they go to Little Tokyo, and they go eat out at restaurants near campus.” For those interested in sprucing up their resumes or gaining a new skill, clubs such as Citrus College Filmmakers’ Association has different film projects for their members to do. There are even different student organizations like the English Society and Psi Beta Honors Society that can help prepare students for university in the future. “We’re hoping to achieve more student involvement with clubs. Our main goal is to get them more members,” Student Life Supervisor Rosario Garcia said. “There are clubs that have maybe 10 (students) and we want more students to join so they can maybe have more ideas and man-power to do whatever it is they want to do each semester.”
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Wildfire starts 12 miles from Citrus College, recent wildfire outbreak and prevention In July 2018, all-time heat records were set all across California; UCLA (111), Hollywood Burbank Airport (114), Van Nuys Airport (117), Ramona (117), Santa Ana (114) and Riverside (118). High temperatures evaporate air moisture and further dry out plants. The Holy Fire began on Aug. 6, Orange County, once again adding to California’s fire count. The fire was confirmed to have been started by an arsonist. The Orange County District Attorney charged Forrest Gordon Clark with felony arson. In 2014, the Angeles National Park was set ablaze in what is known as the Colby Fire. This 1,952-acre fire started by an illegal campfire and spread across the foothills near Citrus College. Citrus College professor Sherry Swatek said she was teaching summer school in classroom PE 140 when she saw the Colby Fire. “When class ended, we came out and the students said ‘oh there’s a fire,’” Swatek said. “Then we all of
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This isn’t something new, but because of that the change in climate over time can make it worse.” -CHARLES FAIR
Citrus College geography professor
Cal Trans Worker Steven Diaz and a California Highway Patrol car were stationed at the safety barricade on San Gabriel Canyon Road and Mountain Laurel Way the morning of Sept. 10. The safety baricade is located 8 miles away from the 166-acre wildfire that started at Highway 39 and East Fork Road.
course went and looked.” Preventing a wildfire from starting or spreading is achievable with the help of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Los Angeles Fire Dept. website says there are clearance requirements in place to prevent wildfires.
The website says “all native brush, weeds, grass, trees and hazardous vegetation within 200 feet of any structures/buildings,” should be maintained in compliance with fire safety laws. The website offers tips and rules for clearing vegetation for wildfire prevention.
Fire Station 85 Engineer, Marc Bauer said brush clearance inspection normally starts in May. If the brush is not cleared by the residents, the fire department will send notice. If the resident still fails to clear the brush, the fire department will come out to clear it and give the
residents the bill. Bauer said fire behavior is unpredictable and once a house catches fire, it can spread to the others. Wildfires can start because of cigarettes, campfires, fireworks, accidents and even construction. Following fire department suggestions may help prevent wildfires.
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on display: la county fair highlights route 66 themed art gallery “Alt 66” LACF Art gallery displays art all over Route 66 BY VICMAN THOME PHOTO EDITOR
& LYDIA EGAN STAFF REPORTER
Thousands of people flock to the gates of the Pomona Fairplex to attend the opening day at the Los Angeles County Fair. The LA County Fair had a record 230,000 fairgoers on opening day, the most in four years. Every year, the number of attendees grows. Since its grand re-opening after World War II, the Los Angeles County fair has topped a million attendees every year. The fair has a cult following that people love. Fairplex President and CEO Miguel Santana said in a statement that the “synergy of our theme, value offers, the weather and exciting programming created the perfect storm.” The Los Angeles County Fair Association decided to bring back the classic Route 66 theme this year. The Millard Sheets Art Center at the LA County Fair is showcasing artists work that exhibits the different experiences on the historical Route 66. The show, titled “Alt 66” explores the different perspectives that were seen on Route 66 that varied beyond the journeys of food, cars, family, racism, immigration, and more. The museum art manager, Thomas Canavan repeated imagery and stories told about Route 66. Canavan wanted to take an alternative approach to voice the different views experienced on Route 66. “Overall it’s about looking at Route 66 with all different perspectives, we want to provide an opportunity for new narratives,” Canavan said. One work in the exhibition,“La Ruta Madre” shows documents and photographs of Mexican-Americans on Route 66. The Pomona Fairplex chooses a different topic to exhibit at their museum every year. As the art manager, Canavan is the first to present the idea. The rest of the committee contributes to the final theme of the show. “The gallery isn’t politically motivated, but we are certainly interested in providing a platform for voices of minorities,” Canavan said. “There is a large group of people who aren’t represented in the art world.” Even though the museum is in Pomona, the artists of the show come from cities all over Southern California, including: Claremont, Los Angeles, San Pedro, Woodland Hills. The gallery is also student friendly. Canavan speaks of the four interns he hires the summer before the LA County Fair, and then eventually get hired as gallery assistants. The extensive-internship is an opportunity for students to be, “introduced into the world, it’s a cool experience for them to be in a gallery and learn how people interact with art” as Canavan stated. One of the assistants, Veronica Marquez, 21, a student at UC Riverside, talks about her experience. “I can see art a lot differently now,” Marquez said. “I feel like I can appreciate it more.” “How do we provide an opportunity to introduce art to a wide-range of art enthusiasts?” Canavan asks. “Alt 66” will be open to the public until September 23, 2018.
The LA County Fair hosts a major art gallery, Art 66, at the Millard Sheets Art Center, every year with hundreds of artists submitting art to be displayed. Fairgoers wander the displays, observing different art pieces on Sept. 5.
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Thomas Canavan, art manager for the Millard Sheets Art Center at the LA County Fair, poses for a photo on Sept. 5.
This year the art department installed a 50’s style arcade as part of the “Alt 66” art display.e
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One family works hard to try and beat each other in the balloon popping competition on September 5. The boy on the right won the competion and got a toy elephant.
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“La Grande” is among one of the biggest Ferris Wheels that gets dismantled and rebuilt every year at many county fairs.
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Fairgoers walk around while enjoying the festivies on Sept. 8, at the Los Angeles County Fair Carnival Neighborhood.
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Dean of and Career Technical Education Rocky Cifone, second from the right, poses with his department on Aug. 24 in front of Hayden Memorial Library.
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Dean of Career Technical Education Rocky Cifone finds new fulfillment after move to carerer in community college education BY DANIEL DIEP STAFF REPORTER
Dean of Career and Technical Education Rocky Cifone was appointed to deanship position four months ago, but leadership roles in education are not new to him. In college, Cifone studied pre-law, planning on becoming a lawyer and entering politics. When he was assigned to teach fundamentals of speech at Palomar College, he shifted gears and dedicated himself to education. “I can really see the positive effect that community colleges especially have on students,” Cifone said. “I can see that first hand. I don’t know if I’d have received that kind of gratification if I had been in a law profession.” Cifone said Citrus prepares students for the workforce. He hopes to work closely with his faculty members to set new goals for the department. “I’m here to support those programs and make sure they have all the resources they need to be successful,” Cifone said. Though he is new at Citrus, Cifone said he has a positive opinion of the work and effort being done by staff
and faculty. in higher education and you’re truly dedicated to helping students “Citrus is an excellent place,” Cifone said. “I have some incredible succeed, community colleges are the best bet.” colleagues, and if I were a student, I’d say that Citrus would be an Cifone has a doctorate in incredible place to come to school.” higher education/educational leadership from Cifone was the the University dean of business I can really see the of Southern engineering and technology at California, and positive effect that Pasadena City a bachelor’s College for three community colleges and master’s in political years. He was especially have on science/history also the dean of and speech business science students... I don’t and economic communication know if I’d have and workforce from San Diego development received that kind of State. Cifone said he at Saddleback enjoys traveling College for about gratification...” with his family 13 years. CIFONE and trying new Working as an Dean of Career-ROCKY andTechnical Education administrator things. “We enjoy or instructor for meeting new about 29 years in people and interacting with new community colleges, Cifone said he cultures,” Cifone said. “Educating loves the idea and mission behind them. ourselves on history, sports, What he particularly enjoys about traveling around the world exposes Citrus College are the class sizes. ourselves a lot more to the kinds of things we enjoy.” “I find that being at Citrus College Cifone particularly enjoys Italian and being in a medium-sized college helps us to really focus on students and Mexican food, having already traveled to those two countries. a lot better,” Cifone said. “If you’re
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Great Sushi at hanA hARU The 40-year old Glendora sushi restaurant has customers rushing back for more BY SARA JAMES STAFF REPORTER
Serving sushi to the people of Glendora since 1978, Hana Haru continues to put emphasis on its food and service. “We don’t do advertising,” owner Jane Lee said. Hana Haru is not a conspicuous place. Between its poor visibility to the nearby streets and the lack of advertising, one might not know the restaurant exists. However, after eating there, Hana Haru proved to be a hidden treasure. The restaurant had a simple layout: booths against the walls, tables in the center and a sushi bar in back. A TV placed in the center of the dining room had the Dodgers game on. Bamboo stalks lined the entrance, paper lanterns hung daintily from the ceiling and traditional Japanese artwork on the walls overlooked the hungry guests. Inspired by the baseball game, the Home Run Roll seemed a fitting choice. The roll was a house special composed of shrimp tempura, as well as fresh tuna, combined with
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Hana Haru serves many crunchy eight-piece rolls, including their house special, the Home Run Roll, seen here on Aug. 10 at their restaurant on Grand Avenue.
jalapeno, cucumber, avoof what they had to offer, I decidcado and spicy sauce. Eight pieces ed to pick out their bento box next. cost $11.95. For $13.75 the meal included spicy This roll was rich. The crunchichicken, a California roll, mixed temness of the shrimp and cucumber, pura, rice, salad and miso soup—not the creaminess a bad deal. of the avocado The chicken Hana Haru 956 S Grand Ave, and the little kick was not spicy, but of spice from the Glendora. Hours: 11 a.m.—9 p.m. it was tasty. It was jalapeno blessed all-white meat with Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m.— the marriage of a tangy flavor and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, flavors and texwas served hot on a closed Sunday. Website: hanaharur- cast iron skillet. tures. Wanting to estaurant.wixsite.com The California experience more roll, as well as their ADVERTISEMENT
rice, salad and miso soup were all standard and served at their respective proper temperatures. My favorite side, though, was the mixed tempura. The bento box included seven tempura pieces—six veggies and one shrimp. The tempura was hot and crunchy, as fried food should be, and came with a somewhat sweet dipping sauce. All-U-Can-Eat sushi at Hana Haru costs $25 and the a la carte prices vary from $5 to $30. However, the restaurant also offers a 10 percent
discount on a la carte orders to any Citrus student with their I.D. Hana Haru also offers delivery services through UberEats, as well as through Postmates. Lee said the quality and thorough preparation are what set Hana Haru apart from other sushi restaurants close to the college. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the food, and the easy-going atmosphere of Hana Haru provided a memorable eating experience. I expect to return many times in the future.
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President Perri says congratulations to new enrollees
Citrus College Superintendent/President Geraldine Perri
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ear students: It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you to the Fall 2018 semester at Citrus College! I hope you had an enjoyable summer, and I congratulate you on making the wise decision to pursue a brighter future through education. Whether you are a new student attending college for the first time, a returning student seeking new academic opportunities or here to explore a new career by upgrading your skill sets, you’ve come to the right place. Our unwavering commitment to student success and completion has earned Citrus College a widely recognized reputation as a leader in higher education. In fact, Citrus College was once again named as the “Best Community College” by readers of the San Gabriel Valley Newsgroup. Nationally, Citrus College was ranked seventh out of more than 1,100 community colleges in the United States for awarding associate degrees to Hispanic students by the publication, Hispanic Outlook on Education.
By enrolling at Citrus College, you have set your sights on a bright future, and we welcome the opportunity to help you along the way. For over a century, we have been committed to enriching and empowering our students by transforming lives and serving as a gateway to opportunity. From the moment you inquire about a Citrus College education to the day you walk across the stage as a proud graduate, we are dedicated to your success. Our faculty and staff are eager to assist you with fulfilling your commitment to learning and the completion of your college goals. As such, you will find that we offer a host of academic and student support services, and I encourage you to take advantage of all that Citrus College has to offer. On behalf of the entire institution, I welcome you and wish you every success! Have a great semester!
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elcome new students and welcome back returning students to Citrus College! I hope you are looking forward to the fall semester as I am! As your president of the student body I, along with the executive board plan to enhance your academic experience in your journey of higher education. The incoming senators and commissioners of the Associated Students of Citrus College (ASCC) are prepared to serve the student body. We are a diverse group with majors in art, psychology, athletics, sciences and more. We have been planning out various social activities for the fall semester. We want to hear from you directly so if there are concerns or suggestions, you can reach us on Tuesdays at 2:40 p.m. during the executive board (E-board) meetings. The open comment section that starts in the beginning
is the opportunity to voice yourselves. Check the campus center for postings of the agenda prior to meeting. If you want to get involved in the planning of social activities, come to the Campus Activities Board (CAB) meetings on Thursdays at 2:40 p.m. Check the campus center for postings of the location. Be sure to take advantage of the resources available to you. If you need help in a subject, tutoring is available in the STEM center and the Learning center. These tutors have saved me many hours of problem solving in statistics. There is also the writing center for those of you that wish to hone your written communication skills. We have an immaculate library with study rooms for groups of two or more as well as individual cubicle desks for when you go solo. If there is a book of interest that is not in our catalog, mention it to our librarians. They have their ways. If you wish to experience more of the student life outside the classroom, be sure to
check out the student clubs on campus. This is where I started my journey to presidency. If you do not see one that speaks to your niche, inquire in the campus center how to start one. Remember that your ASCC sticker provides you free admission to home football games as well as access to night owls activities and diversity and social justice week. My wish is for you to have a pleasurable and productive year. I look forward to seeing all of you throughout the year, so please stop by when you see the ASCC booth setup and come to the E-Board and C.A.B. meetings. The ASCC board and I are here to serve you to the best of our abilities. Thank You,
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Bruce Solheim’s “Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History” leans against a tree on Sept. 10 in Fairmount Cemetery, Glendora.
History professor and author explores an eternal realm Solheim’s new book ‘Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History’ is a memoir of pain and supernatural experience BY JAMES DUFFY V EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim said he received an unlikely visit from lifelong friend, Gene Thorkildsen in October 2016. “He was very clear in his messages to me, and one of them is that I have this mission to share my paranormal experiences,” Solheim said. The visit would not have been unusual, except a month before the conversation, Thorkildsen died of brain cancer. Solheim documents his vision of Thorkildsen and many other supernatural experiences in his most recent book, “Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History.” Solheim said he wanted to provide a framework to understand phenomena that science is reticent to consider. “Timeless” records dozens of autobiographical experiences of supernatural phenomena. Among other spirits, Solheim writes he encountered an angel, a witch, a flaming demon, Jesus and bigfoot. He describes finding artifacts with spiritual power and hears the voices of dead relatives and the late musician, Kurt Cobain. Pages chronologically recount Solheim’s paranormal experiences as well as those of family and friends. Echoing Homer’s “The Odyssey” and the “Adventures of Indiana Jones,” “Timeless” is an epic of Solheim’s journeys into the eternal as much as it is a memoir. Not all the writer’s accounts are glamorous. Trauma and tragedy
place beyond his mind. strike throughout “Timeless.” “Where he is, which is a spirit At age five, Solheim writes he first realm right now, there is no future, saw the drowned body of another there is no past, there is just right five-year old. He witnessed his now,” Solheim said. “It really comes brother’s deterioration from Postdown to this — consciousness is Traumatic Stress Disorder after fundamental and it’s independent the Vietnam War. Solheim suffered of this body, of PTSD himself the mind.” after witnessing Solheim the suicide of is using his an imprisoned I have this mission to book to teach soldier under share my paranormal a community his watch as a education course military prison experiences.” this semester guard. at Citrus called He writes -BRUCE SOLHEIM “Paranormal of near-death History professor Personal experiences. And History.” He said he apologizes he will explore and describes the paranormal painful fights with phenomena his his family, failed book describes marriages and with personal bad decisions. accounts, The life of research and excitement guest lectures by and tragedy, psychologists, “Timeless” logs philosophers and surrenders scientists. to fantastic Bruce Solheim Clarion The course explanations of filled in days. coincidence. Solheim said demand for the “I don’t claim powers,” Solheim subject is high. said. “I just claim experiences.” “They’re looking for some kind Rather than having an of a framework of understanding experience for clairvoyance and which I hope I can provide,” he said. clairaudience as Solheim claims, a more likely explanation that is an overwhelming reality give way fantastic perceptions of it. “Timeless: A Paranormal Personal The history professor does not History” is for sale at the Owl say he knows where his experiences come from, but he insists Bookshop for $11.15. apparitions like that of his friend Thorkildsen transcend a timeless
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Men’s water polo takes home invitational Owls’ water polo goes 3-1 in a two-day tournament getting them ready for conference play BY LOGAN GRAY STAFF REPORTER
& TANNAN LUZZO SPORTS EDITOR
The Citrus College men’s water polo team won three out of four games as hosts of the Citrus Invitational. Early on the first day of the tournament the squad looked like they had the new season jitters losing their first game to the Grossmont Griffins 17-10. “The first week is always going to be the first time you’re going to see what you actually have in the water,” said head coach Erick Gonzalez. “You can have scrimmages and you can run drills and you kinda think you have a feel for your team, but it’s not ‘till you play the first two games where you actually see your weaknesses and strengths.” Citrus bounced back with an overwhelming offensive performance, winning the second game against the San Diego Miramar Jets 22-8. Coach Gonzalez said the “biggest improvement” of the day he saw was the disciplined defense after the Owls realized the impact of the rule changes in the first game loss to the Griffins. The NCAA implemented new rules over the summer affecting simulating fouls. The number of penalties rose in the games toward the beginning of the season. The new rule states a defensive player must be excluded from play for 20 seconds after committing a foul. A foul committed on offense results in a turnover. This new rule change has caused controversy in the water polo community. “I think the guys were a little bit caught off guard at how easily they were calling ejections,” Gonzalez said. “They are literally calling every hold and water polo players especially are just not used to that.” Even though the Owls knew the rules, coach Gonzalez said the team can reduce the number of ejections they surrender if they continue practicing. “They were a little less aggressive in the second game and they were able to not get ejected so many times while playing defense,” Gonzalez said. “I thought I saw improvements with everyone.” At the end of the first day, coach Gonzalez was pleased with performances from players Anthony Alacorn and Dominik Powell. Gonzalez said Alarcon “has been hiding at practice, but he showed that he can play with the big boys” and, is “one of the most impactful freshman right now.” Gonzalez said he hopes to see more of Alarcon in the upcoming games this season. On the second and final day of the tournament, the Owls added two more wins for a 3-game winning streak. Their tournament record was 3-1. In the first game of the second day, the Owls defense helped a 10-6 win over the Fullerton Hornets. Behind a strong performance from sophomore defender Keith Green, the Owls were able to edge out the Chaffey Panthers in a close game, winning 14-11. “I felt pretty good, I always try to do my best in the games,” Green said. “I never feel completely good after ‘cause I feel like there is always more that I could have done better in the game, but it was a good win for the
Sophomore Keith Green attempts to shoot a goal on Sept. 7 at Citrus College.
team. We played really well as a team and scored a lot of goals.” Gonzalez said he “didn’t come out with too many expectations” but insisted he was looking for improvements on things they are working on. “I think the guys did a little bit of a better job of adjusting to the new rules and the way they are calling the game,” Gonzalez said.” “It’s not until you get into a game ‘till you see what it actually looks like so even though we’ve done it everyday we definitely need to keep working on it.” The practice time and defensive effort paid off for the Owls as they suffered just one loss the entire tournament and recorded a goal differential of plus 14. Not only did defense prevail again, but the offense for the Owls averaged 14 points per game through the first four games. The head coach from the San Diego Miramar Jets Troy Merkel appreciated the opportunity for all schools to “get their feet wet” and begin competition in order to prepare for the regular season and conference play. “We definitely love coming up to Citrus,” Merkel said. “This is our 6th year and we look forward to it every year.” Getting the opportunity to work as a team early in live game situations is beneficial for the development and cohesiveness of every team. “It helps us a lot with chemistry, getting to know each other especially
since our entire team is pretty much new people, it helps us learn where our strengths and weaknesses are,” Green said. Even an opposing coach echoed Green’s thoughts. “We use this tournament to get better and to learn our personnel, team chemistry, and work on our conditioning so yeah we definitely get a lot from it,” Merkel said. “For a lot of these guys it’s their first time playing with each other,” Gonzalez said. “They’re figuring out how to gel and I think they found themselves.” Gonzalez also noted the absence of Brady Boyd, a freshman who is “very talented but unfortunately will be out with a hand injury.” He is expected to make an impact for the Owls once healthy and competing again. “I think we’re going to do really good this season,” Green said, “we have a lot of potential and a really, really good coach this year, he’s doing his best to lead us and I think he is pointing us in the right direction” A loss in the first game has been a precedent of success as last season the Owls lost their first game and ended up achieving 15 consecutive victories after their initial loss. Green and the Owls are looking to ride their own winning streak of three games into the 45th Annual Mt. San Antonio College Tournament which begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 14.
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Sophomore Keith Green shoots a goal against San Diego Miramar goalie on Sept. 7 at Citrus College.
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Gridiron Owls tie records in blowout win Owls tie records with 73 points against the Tartar’s 0 points BY JORDYN GREEN STAFF REPORTER
The Citrus College football team logged a record-tying preseason win at home against the Compton Tartars on Sept. 8. The Owls’ 73-points to the Tartars’ 0 tied two Citrus College records for highest score and largest margin of victory. Citrus sophomore running back James Brown scored two touchdowns with 79 rushing yards. The Tartars’ and quarterback Mustafa Muhammad quickly went three and out on their first possession. Throughout the game Muhammad struggled to complete a pass — he threw two completions for five yards and was intercepted four times. Freshman defensive back Derrion Warner returned the first punt of the game for a touchdown. Warner attributed his defensive success to “team cohesiveness.” “Communicating with the team was the way to go,” Warner said. “Players can make great plays, but as a team we must be willing to sacrifice.” In the second half, both teams tackled more forcefully. Referees threw flags for unnecessary roughness. Players on the sidelines screamed and jumped as
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Marcus Knight rushed for 62 yard against Compton. Knight leads the Owls with 209 rushing yards this season.
collisions became audible from the stands. Owls freshman running back Marcus Knight said determination gave his team the confidence to win. But he emphasized looking ahead. “We can’t become complacent,” Knight said. Both Citrus and Compton have many new recruits. The Compton offensive line coach Jason Watson
said his young team is making adjustments. “We didn’t have the advantage today, but you can’t win them all,” Watson said. “A lot of our players are new and trying to work with the plays.” At 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 the undefeated Owls head to Palomar College for their first regular season game.
Players can make great plays ,but as a team we must be willing to sacrifice.” -DERRION WARNER
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citrus soccer loses third in a row to SANTA barbara Men’s soccer loses to 2017 Conference Finals runner ups.
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The Citrus College men’s soccer team lost to Santa Barbara City College 3-0 on Friday Sept. 7 at home. The Fighting Owls tested the Vaqueros goalie with nine shots, two of which were on goal. In the first minute of the game Citrus midfielder, Imer Figueroa, hit a shot that smacked off the goal post and failed to reach the back of the net. Freshman midfielder Bryan Figueroa said Citrus dominated the first half. Citrus started the game with good ball movement but failed to capitalize. “Ten minutes into the game, we had plenty of scoring opportunities but didn’t make them,” Figueroa said. When the Owls made a forward pass the Vaqueros would double team them midfield, preventing them from advancing the ball. The first half ended in a 0-0 standstill. Santa Barbara scored in the 52nd minute when Ameyawu Muntari put the ball in the back of the net 1-0. Muntari tapped the ball in after Vaqueros’ Joel Ramirez Vega shot an unsuccessful free kick from 25 yards out. “In the second half when they scored that goal, it kind of messed with the guys a little bit because we
Imer Figueroa lines up for a corner kick. The Owls have struggled lately losing three games in a row.
were doing so well,” Eddie Flores, Owls assistant coach said. Citrus returned an offensive attack. Forward Israel Gonzales hit a strike that went off the post in the 53rd minute. The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Vaqueros. Santa Barbara midfielder Adrian Gamez scored a volley in the 65th minute, making the score 2-0. Gamez scored another goal in the 72nd minute when he dribbled the ball across the Owls’ 18-yard box and banged the ball into the back of the
net. Citrus trailed 3-0 with 20 minutes in the game. The gap was too large to close. Citrus College Head Coach Fred Bruce-Oliver made two offensive substitutions in a final effort to create scoring opportunities. Citrus firstyear Reymundo Orrosquieta fought till the end and blasted a shot toward the goal in the 78th minute. He missed wide left. Bruce-Oliver said he wants his players to gain experience from these
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matches, so when league starts they will be prepared in tough situations. “I hope they don’t lose their confidence, we have to keep their spirits up for league,” Bruce-Oliver said. “If we win league then we will make the playoffs.” This is the third non-league game in the 2018 Citrus men’s soccer season. The Owls’ record stands at 0-3-0, with just one goal in three games. The Fighting Owls face the San Diego Mesa Olympians at 3 p.m. on Friday Sept. 14 at home.
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