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September 28, 2011

Dancing Flash Mob Tells Bachmann “You Can’t Pray the Gay Away” By Vanessa Duffy



ainbows, manifested by multi-colored bandannas, were waved in the air in a flash mob by Courage Campaign members to Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” song to mock Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s views to “pray the gay away.” The flash mob involved LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) supporters and took place on Sept. 16 at L.A. Live in front of the J.W. Marriott where Bachmann was inside presenting a speech to Republican supporters. Roughly a hundred supporters and spectators gathered to watch the diverse group of participants in the choreographed flash mob send their message: “we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re here to stay.” Those who didn’t dance hollered on the sidelines with posters. One said, “It’s 2011, where’s my freedom?” Bachmann and her husband co-own a Christian counseling clinic in Minnesota that has been accused of encouraging gay and lesbian patients to change their sexual orientation. Bachmann has openly discussed her strong opinions about the gay community in the past. “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal [See Protest page 2]

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Photo by Richard Kontas

WIGGAN FOR THE OFFENSE: Vaquero running back Joseph Wiggan proves persistence pays off as he dives across the goal line for the score. Wiggan led the offense by rushing for a total of 89 yards, during the 41-17 loss to Alan Hancock Saturday at Sartoris Field. See story page 17.

Montecuollo Becomes New Campus Chief By Alex Gonzalez



ary Montecuollo was appointed the college’s new chief of police on Sept. 19 in a swearing-in event in the Los Robles Building. President/Superintendent Dawn Lindsay, members of the Board of Trustees, friends, family and fellow officers attended the ceremony. The event started with introductions by Lindsay, introducing Montecuollo to everyone and announcing that he will be the new chief of police of the college. Following Lindsay’s introduction, Father Vazken Atmajian led the ceremony with a short prayer, which was

then followed by a welcoming from Anita Gabrielian, president of the board of trustees. Lindsay then read the oath of office to Montecuollo. “The oath of office is given to all police officers,” said Monetecuollo. “It symbolizes the very seriousness of their oath, and also their agreement to defend the constitution of the United States, the state of California, and in this case, the board policies and procedures of the college.” After the oath was read, it was time for the pinning of the badge, which is a special moment for police officers. For this occasion Lindsay asked

Photo provided by the GCC campus police

HAIL TO THE CHIEF: Gary Montecuollo has taken the oath of offfice [See Montecuollo, page 2] and is ready for action.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011


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Montecuollo who he wanted to pin the badge on his uniform. Montecuollo requested that Glendale’s Police Chief Ronald L. De Pompa pin the badge to conclude the ceremony. “Chief was there for me when I started,” said Montecuollo. “He taught me and showed me everything that I know today.” At last, the badge was pinned and Glendale Community College received a new chief of police. The room erupted in applause and cheers for the chief. As the applause settled Montecuollo gave a short speech. “I’m very honored and blessed to be here. I want to thank the board and its members for giving me this opportunity. Thank you to my friends and family for their support. Without them, I wouldn’t

be here today.” As chief, Montecuollo’s main focus is the students. “My mission is to make the students successful. I want to make our campus safe for our students to succeed,” he said. “First I want to give credit to Dr. Lindsay. She’s an outstanding leader. I tip my hat to her. She gets involved and is very professional.” Before the ceremony ended, Sgt. Samir Abou-Rass said a few words about Montecuollo and what this experience means to him. “When I met him, I wished and would have loved to have him as my leader. He’s very humble, he won’t talk down to you. He will see you at the same level and communicate with you, person to person. I’m very happy and excited for him to be here,” said Abou-Rass “He has great leader-

ship skills.” To welcome in Montecuollo, everyone waited in line to shake his hand and welcome him to the force. Chiefs and command representatives from Pasadena, Burbank, Bob Hope Airport, Glendale, Oxnard, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and UC Irvine stood in line to congratulate both the officers of the campus and Montecuollo. Montecuollo has worked in law enforcement for the last 30 years. Within that time, he has served as patrol officer, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. His most recent work was as area commander, bureau commander, and swat commander for the city of Glendale. Not only does Montecuollo teach administration of justice, but he is also an alumnus, class of

1987. Montecuollo has a bachelor’s in management and human resources from California Polytechnic University Pomona, and a master’s in public administration from the University of California State Northridge. Montecoullo lives in Glendale and participates in numerous community events. He is a board member of the Glendale Association for the Retarded, a member of the Downtown Glendale’s Merchants Association, the Armenian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Glendale Latino Association, Glendale Kiwanis and a member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.

Alex Gonzalez can be reached at

Flash Mob Protests Repression of Gay Rights

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bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement,” she said in the Edwatch National Education Conference that took place in Nov. 2004. At the same conference she said, “We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.” Journalists like Anderson Cooper and Jay Leno have interviewed Bachmann about her current stance on the controversy surrounding her previous statements on gay rights but she has deflected all questions on the topic. “Now we have to wait and sit in the spotlight and fight for we thought was rightfully ours,” said Gia Ryan, previous GCC student and LGBT member with the Courage Campaign at the event. “We’re not second class citizens and it’s efforts like this flash mob that remind people we still need support.” The flash mob received coverage from the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, KTLA Channel 5 news and many other outlets. The official YouTube footage has reached nearly 100,000 views. Ryan is an avid activist for gay rights. She canvases with the grass-roots program called

Equality for All and has done phone banking with the Courage Campaign to help voters as well as the undecided and no-vote to better understand Prop 8; the California bill preventing samesex marriage. The states that currently issues marriage licenses to same sex couples are: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Several men and women in the LGBT caucus are elected officials in numerous local governments and have served in Congress. “In my generation [gay people] thought they were alone,” said Tony Totaro, 64, Long Beach, who participated in the dance routine despite a bad back. He said that he’s felt different different since he was 5-yearsold. “I was very precocious growing up and I would fly out to New York (from his home in Pennsylvania) on weekends to be around people like me.” The advancements being made in the gay community are surely comforting those who have fearfully repressed their sexual orientation. A recent historic milestone was lifting the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban, which was finalized Sept. 20. Millions of troops have undergone courses

Photo by Steve Ramirez

LIKE A PRAYER: A flash mob protests Michele Bachmann’s speech to Republican supporters several days before the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

on how to adjust to the policy change. Another occurrence on Sept. 20 was the decision by U.S. District Court Chief Judge James Ware to unseal video recordings of the legal challenge to Prop. 8 made in Jan. 2010. Prop. 8 was a ballot measure to eliminate the rights of same-sex couples to marry in California,

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which passed in the November 2008 elections. Proposition 8 was subsequently overturned in appeals court — but the appealis being contested. For more information see http://www.couragecampaign. org/ Vanessa Duffy can be reached at

Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Weapons, Cocaine and Priors Included in Police Dockets By Alex Gonzalez



ewly appointed Police Chief Gary Montecullo had his hands full with a number of crimes that occurred on or around campus during the first month of the fall semester. On Aug. 29, the campus police pulled over a female student driving a white vehicle. She failed to obey the posted sign on Verdugo Road, which prohibits left and U-turns between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Once police obtained the driver’s information, they had discovered that she had a $30,000-warrant for her arrest from the Arcadia police department and that her license had been revoked. As a result, her car was towed and she was transported to the Arcadia police station where she was booked. The following night at 9:17 p.m., police spotted a man who was lying back in his car in the Civic Auditorium parking lot. The investigating officers noticed that the man tried to put something away between his center console as they approached the vehicle. When they asked the man to reveal the hidden object, he handed over a small pipe, which he then admitted he used it to smoke cocaine. The officers called for Sgt. Samir Abou-Rass and the Glendale city police. While waiting for Abou-Rass to report, the police searched the car and found two guns under the front passenger seat. They also found loaded ammunition magazines. The driver said he was holding

it for his friend who had been involved in a fight the previous week and did not want the authorities to find the guns at his house. Abou-Rass and Glendale police reported that when they drove to the man’s house to look for any other weapons, none were found. The suspect was transported to Glendale City Jail, where he was searched, booked and confined. He was charged with possession of cocaine and paraphernalia. In parking lots 33 and 34 there have been numerous break-ins. Items being stolen are primarily parking permits and other items that had value like iPods, wallets, designer handbags and cell phones. Campus police recommend securing valuables in the car or not leaving there at all. Up-to-date plates are required by law and the campus police are enforcing the vehicle code. Police warn students that if they do not have a license and/or proof of current registration, they will be cited and their car will be towed. This has been enforced at least five times since the beginning of the semester. On campus, police will continue to enforce smoking policy and littering of cigarette butts, which carry a steep fine. Smoke only in the designated areas and dispose of cigarette butts in ashtrays. Police also want the graffiti found in the elevators and parking structure to stop. If students are caught vandalizing the campus, they will be cited. Alex Gonzalez can be reached at

Rides, Bears and Deep-Fried KoolAid Balls: L.A. County Fair Enters its Last Week For 2011 Season this one of a kind showcase is full of actual cadavers on display. It may sound creepy but the he Los Angeles County cadavers are mostly all skinless, Fair is open until Sunday. which somehow makes it much For anyone with a free day, more tolerable. There are many some extra cash and a full tank pieces, from single organs to the of gas, the fair is sure to deliver entire muscular system. Now that your mouth is good times. watering, The outside the variety appears to the deepof food the be the cliche fair boasts is carnival rides fried impressive. and ripoff balls. This concoction B e t w e e n game booths. the tons of However of pure barbecue, venture in, Pink’s hot and there’s a , with a dogs, King day’s worth of hint of Taco and activities for a creative all ages. is a list of deep One of the fried foods, best features it would be a of the fair challenge to is that it‘s try it all. located at the The food Fairplex Park Racetrack in Pomona. The live is somewhat pricey, ranging from horse races are a true gem, and about $5 to $15 for most dishes. at no additional cost, it’s worth However there are decent corn dogs and deep-fried burritos for checking out. On Friday, be sure to keep those looking to spend under $5. The more adventurous eater an eye on the Budweiser Beer Jockey. Every time said jockey may want to try the many original wins a race, a special size deep fried goodies available. Budweiser beer will go on sale A word of advice, avoid the from the end of the race until deep fried Kool-Aid balls. This concoction of pure fried batter, the beginning of the next. Another unique feature of with a hint of artificial fruit is a the fair, is the Our Body exhibit. regrettable choice. Regardless, Although the $8 per person the fried food is part of the admission price is as hard to experience and most of the dishes stomach as the exhibit itself, should leave you satisfied.

By John Ferrara



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The biggest rip-off of the fair is the cost of rides. Most rides are a staggering 9 tickets, and the starting price of $20 dollars for 40 tickets may not be worth the short-lived thrill. The Costco ticket package which includes four admission tickets, parking and 44 game or ride tickets is a good deal to those who enjoy the rides. The Zipper is a classic, which is well worth the nine tickets and leaves riders crying from laughter. The number of animals at the fair will exceed expectations. There are elephant rides, Clydesdale horses, reptiles, bears and more. For animal lovers, it might be a bit depressing, as some animals appear to be miserable. However, it’s a fun experience to see some of these animals up close. There are many special offers on the Los Angeles County Fair website for discounts on admission, food, and rides to take advantage of. Visit http://www.lacountyfair. com/2011 and click on the promotions and discounts page. This Friday, anyone who brings in four canned food items for donation will receive free admission.

John Ferrara can be reached at

Campus Comments Should the Glendale Community College bookstore be operated by an outside corporation? Samantha Sismundo 19 Business “I don’t like that idea really because I think that our bookstore is fine just the way it is. It’s not too pricey and we have used books. The way it is, it’s our own bookstore and I think it should stay like that.

Samuel Isaac Campbell 19 Psychology “Honestly, I think it could be a really big benefit. I think there would be more selections for books. And you never know. Prices might go down.”

Catherine Akmakji 18 Biology “I think it’s good to incorporate outside because that way our college can be…spread out and bring more money into the school.”

Michael Anthony Garrido 17 Architecture “If they do that, I feel that it’s going to be more for money instead of more for the students and what they need.” ­­—Compiled by Tex Wells


Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Walmart to Open in Burbank Transfer Center Eases Transition By John Ferrara



bout 30 people lined the street of Olive Avenue on Sept. 20 to protest outside Burbank City Hall, armed with anti-Walmart signs, chanting “be smart, no Walmart!” In June, Walmart purchased the former Great Indoors building located at 1301 Victory Place adjacent to the Burbank Empire Center. A few months after purchasing the building, Walmart announced plans for opening a new store at this location. The protest drew attention from several large news stations, including CBS, ABC, KCET and NBC. Many passersby also took notice and joined in or honked their horns. “I just don’t think anything good comes to a community when a Walmart comes in,” said 12-year resident Bob Clendenin. At 6 p.m. a standing-room only crowd packed the city council meeting at city hall. Many of the protesters waited for more than an hour to have their voices heard during the public comments portion of the meeting.

“At this point in time, there’s nothing specifically before the council to act on,” said council member David Gordon in response to why Walmart wasn’t on the meeting agenda. Twelve people spoke out against Walmart, touching on similar topics, including preserving Burbank’s small businesses, healthcare for workers, store hours, alcohol sales and traffic. Emotions were high as one woman fought back tears as she pleaded for the council to stop the Walmart. Several people also engaged in tense whispered arguments in the crowd. After everyone had a chance to speak, the council answered many of the questions during the response to public comments portion of the meeting. The council briefly eased the minds of those in attendance, letting them know that they intend to listen to the community. However, it was short lived as Mayor Jess Talamantes said that the council must “hold judgment,” in regards to Walmart. “This is a business, coming into Burbank, bought a piece of property; they’re not constructing it new. I have to have an open mind when it comes to any deci-

sion making,” said Talamantes. The city of Burbank has a unique council negotiated development agreement with the property in question. Due to this zoning agreement, Walmart would require permits acquired through discretionary approval to sell alcohol and to operate for 24 hours. Walmart representatives say they do not intend on doing either. However, the council did express concern that Walmart may attempt to acquire these permits over time. Traffic, one of the biggest concerns of the protesters was not largely addressed by the council. The intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Victory Boulevard is one of the most heavily congested in the city. The addition of a Walmart plus a Caltrans project set to demolish and reconstruct the existing bridge located at the intersection could prove disastrous. As it is still in the early stage of the operation, Walmart has yet to release a date on when it will be open for business.

John Ferrara can be reached at

By Verzhine Nikoghosyan EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER


or many students, the process of transferring to a four-year university can be exhausting and confusing. Students often don’t know which classes to take or which schools to apply to. However, there is no need to suffer or make uninformed decisions as the counselors at the transfer center are ready to help. The center has been directing students towards their academic goals for years. Approximately 1,000 to 1,100 students transfer from Glendale Community College to four-year universities per year. In the years of 2008 and 2009, 301 students were admitted to UCs and 728 students were admitted to Cal States. The transfer center’s coordinator/counselor Kevin Meza said, “As soon as students get here in Glendale College, they should come to center. We counsel students, mostly about how to choose the college and admission strategies. Expose the students to opportunity they didn’t have.” Meza works toward raising student awareness about the center works and how they can benefit from it. According to him doing things that are normally considered productive for students to reach their goals towards transferring to other institutions are not necessarily helpful. Many students are not aware of the opportunities available. It is important to know the strategies and facts on how the school admission works. “The center’s work constitutes of counseling students, mostly about how to chose the college and admission strategies, expose the students to opportunities they didn’t have,” said Meza. Aryx Mijangos, 19, mentioned that she has never been there. “I guess now I may go since I know it exists,” she said. The fall transfer fair was held on Sept. 20. Manuela Garcia

Amaya, 18, an international relations major, was also surprised to find out there was anything like transfer center and that she can go there. Dave Macom, 23, heard about it and plans to make a visit next year. According to Meza, the center has incorporated different means in reaching the students. One of the means is via the Facebook page, which is a major tool. Most of the time the references are made through other students. The advice for students is to go to the transfer center as soon as they get to college. Students can easily research all the options they have, familiarize themselves with the strategies many schools have about admissions and work on taking the right classes to get into the program they want to apply to. Richard Cortes, transfer center counselor, suggests it would be much easier for the students if they visited the center as soon as they could because they can design a two-year course to make them more compatible for admission into their desired school. Everyone is trained specifically to advise on admission procedures. Many students are not aware of the strategies they can adopt in order to be successful. It is becoming more difficult to get admitted to a higher education nowadays because of the budget cuts, said Meza. According to Los Angeles Times, there is a higher rate of international students enrollment in the California universities. Out-of-state students pay much higher tuition fee, which brings money to the system. Fortunately there are programs that help local students. One of them is Articulation Agreements between the college and universities. “The universities will suggest that students do such and such courses which will be equivalent to sophomore freshman courses [See Transfer, page 5]

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Cheerleaders Vie For ‘Mascot of the Year’ By Isiah Reyes



apital One’s annual “Mascot of the Year” contest featured Glendale College’s cheerleading team in its promotional commercial, inviting fans all across the nation to vote for their favorite mascot. Each year, several mascots from various schools are nominated to “play” a simulated 12-week season and an additional four rounds of playoffs for the winners. The mascot with the best record will be declared the winner and is honored at halftime at the Capital One Bowl game on ESPN, which typically takes place on Jan. 1. Filming for the minute-long commercial took place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Glendale College in July. “It was fun and a good experience,” said cheerleader Oliver Vega. “We got to meet new mascots from different states, like from Idaho and Texas.” Others added that the commercial was great for

team bonding. “In the downtime, we actually did bond a lot,” said cheerleader Dustin Jones. “We were able to hang out and talk and we learned a lot about each other.” The mascot featured was named Cy the Cardinal, who is a red cardinal sporting a white jersey. He represents Iowa State University. Cy has won two national mascot challenges: the CBS Sportsline “Most Dominant College Mascot on Earth” in 2007 and the “Capital One Bowl National Mascot of the Year” in 2008. “It sucked [for the man inside the costume] because he had to wear that cardinal suit in the heat,” said Vega. “He was pouring sweat.” “We definitely respect mascots a lot more now with how much they have to go through in those costumes,” said Jones. For participating in this commercial, the team was funded to set up camps. The funds came from Capital One. “We hope we keep doing gigs like this to build our team name

BIG BIRD ON CAMPUS: GCC cheer’s latest commercial promotes Iowa State and Capital One. because we want to be on the map and we’re determined to do that this year,” said cheerleader Emmi Rosales. The winning school will be awarded $20,000 toward their mascot program. In this case that would be Iowa State, not Glendale College. “It’s a great promotional tool

to target college students,” said Jones. “It’s a business model that brings something fun to the table.” The weekly challenges are currently in week four out of 16. Cy is in ninth place on the standings out of 16 competing mascots, who come from universities such as Arizona State and Maryland, among others. Last year’s winner was Big Blue from Old Dominion University. The Capital One “National Mascot of the Year” is

determined by Internet voting at, Facebook voting at capitalonemascotchallenge and through texting. The commercial is on YouTube under the title “Capital One CY ft. Glendale College Cheerleading.” The videos for the other mascots can be viewed at: http://www.

Isiah Reyes can be reached at

Transfer Center [Transfer, from page 4]

they will tell us to tell students which courses to take. It’s easy to find out what you need to be competitive, as standards are getting rigorous,” said Cortes. There is also the Transfer Admissions Guarantee Program, which ensures that students get admitted after they have completed specific requirements. “In order to qualify for TAG you have to have 30 transferable units done and have to have your transfer English like 101; 102 or 104 done and your transfer math completed by this semester or before this semester,” saiidd Cortes. One of the challenges is the failure of students to follow the instructions. They don’t pay enough attention to deadlines or fail to submit the paperwork or don’t take the classes they were supposed to take, said Cortes. These things make life harder

because they may have to stay in the college for another year. Cortes advises students not to procrastinate on English and math, as these are important prerequisites for admission. Students usually put off math until last semester and it can delay the process. The last tip for the students from Meza would be treating the transfer process as if they take a class. “They feel like the transfer process will work itself’s better to find the facts on how the school will admit you then to assume what you think looks good on paper,” he said. It takes a lot of planning and counseling with the right people not to drown in an ocean of information. The transfer center is located on the second floor of San Rafael building. Verzhine Nikoghosyan can be reached at


Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Ron Nakasone Exec. Vice President Administrative Services

Mary Mirch Vice President Instructional Services

Dawn Lindsay Superintendent/ President

Rick Perez Vice President Student Services

Wayne Keller Assoc. Vice President Information Technology

Alfred Ramrez Interim Administrative Dean Continuing & Community Education

Donna Voogt Administrative Dean Human Resources

Ed Karpp Dean Research, Planning & Grants

Jewel Price Dean Student Services

Lisa Brooks Executive Director, Foundation

Kristin Bruno Dean Instructional Services

Ron Harlan Dean Instructional Services

Paul Schlossman Dean Student Affairs


Tina Andersen-Wahlberg Interim Program Manager Disabled Students Programs & Services

Dave Mack Assoc. Dean Curriculum Management

Jan Swinton Assoc. Dean Instructional Services and Workforce Development

Pat Hurley Assoc. Dean Student Financial Aid Services

Shereen Allison Assoc. Dean Instructional Technology

Elmira Nazaryan Interim Director EOPS/CARE

Brenda Jones Interim Director Library & Learning Resources

Wednesday, September 28, 2010



Jeanette Stirdivant Division Chair

Rosette Aghekian EOPS

Jonn Aque Academic Counseling

Shelley Aronoff Library

Ramona Barrio-Sotillo EOPS

Kathryn Camp CSD

James Castel De Oro EOPS

Elodia Collins Garfield Campus

Richard Cortes Academic Counseling

Teresa Davis Academic Counseling

Troy Davis Academic Counseling PACE Director

Polet Der Hovanessian EOPS

Roxanne Dominguez Admissions

Nancy Getty Library

Sarkis Ghazarian Academic Counseling

Susan Hoehn CSD

Zohara Kaye Library

Osheen Keshishian EOPS

Sandy Lee Academic Counseling/ Career Center

Denise Leong Academic Counseling/ Career Center

Margaret Mansour Garfield Campus

Laura Matsumoto CSD

Kevin Meza Transfer Center

Paris Noori Academic Counseling

Ellen Oppenberg CSD

Crescent Orpelli Health Center

Lee Miller Parks CSD

Gregory Perkins EOPS

Joseph Puglia Academic Counseling

Valerie Rhaney CSD

Mariah Ribeiro Int’l Student Center

Murray Stach Int’l Student Center

Mohammad Taghdis Garfield Campus



Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Emelyn Judge Division Chair

Karima Esmail

Michelle Ramirez

Marilyn Getz

Ben Salazar

Jing Xu Johnson

Tim Vale

Kohar Kesian

Fiona Virani

Kathy McNeese

Karen Whalen


Lynn Mizuno Division Chair

Joe Beeman

Keith Conover

Javier Gago

Kindra Girard

Maria Kretzmann

Rob Mauk

Shelley Thai


Rory Schlueter Division Chair

Tony Biehl

David Glover

Larry Hitterdale

Walter Huber

Phil Kazanjian

Christy Kloezeman

Brett Miketta

Michael Scott

Linda Serra

Sandi Sheffey-Stinson

Kristina Shroyer

Wednesday, September 28, 2010



Pat Zayas Division Chair

Barbara Assadi

Megan Ernst

Paul Mayer

Alice Mecom

Debbie Robiglio


Kathleen Flynn Division Chair

Cheryl AndersenO’Colmain

Kay Baldwin

Forrest Fordyce

Glenn Gardner

Young Gee

Lin Griffith

Patricia Hironymous

Janet Langon

Elis Lee

Brian McDonald

Sandra Navarro

Richard Seltzer

Kirk Vaughn

Paul Vera


Jon Gold Division Chair

Joe Agoston

Bob Donaghy

Barb Erfurt

Eddie Lopez

Yvette Ybarra



Wednesday, September 28, 2011


ASGCC’s Wel PARTY TIME!: ASGCC staged its annual BBQ in Plaza Vaquero on Sept. 13 and attracted a huge crowd. Superintendent/President Dawn Lindsay, upper left, kicked off the festivties. ASGCC members served popcorn while a DJ spun the tunes, left center. The GCC Cheer Squad showed off their skills and got the crowd excited , lower left. The circled crowd watches the dance off participants, center.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Peter Green Division Chair

Trudi Abram

David Attyah

Jayne Campbell

Annabelle Aylmer

Richard Coleman

Byron Delto

Roger Dickes

Jeanette Farr

Dora Krannig

Mike Petros

Mark Poore

Beth Pflueger

Caryl St. Ama

Ted Stern

David Yamamoto


Michael Ritterbrown Division Chair

Alice Adams

Dennis Doyle

Bart Edelman

Denise Ezell

Michael Harnett

Susan Henry

Chris Juzwiak

Lara Kartalian

Rosemary Kwa

Dana Marterella

Sarah McLemore

Angela Morales

Michael Moreau

Francien Rohrbacher

Piper Rooney

Alexa Schumacher

Shant Shahoian

Steve Taylor

Monette Tiernan

Philip Vallicella

Wednesday, September 28, 2010



Kathy Holmes Division Chair

Ashot Djrbashian

Mike Allen

Kim Foong Chong Study Abroad

Yvette Hassakoursian

David Hassett

David Jones

Steve Marsden

Gary Massion

Narineh Frankian

Larry Newberry

Carol Paxton

Liz Russell

Isabelle Saber

Bill Shamhart

Charlotte Schulten

Peter Stathis

Jeremy Talaoc

Thomas Voden

Andrew Young


Richard Guglielmino Division Chair

Sevada Chamras

Dan Edgar

Robert Gellert

Judith Handley

Jennifer Krestow

John Leland

Stuart Nowinski

Asmik Oganesyan

Poorna Pal



Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Michael Dulay Division Chair

Gordon Alexandre

Steven Bie

Roger Bowerman

Victoria Buresch

Daphne Dionisio

Wendy Fonarow

Jessica Gillooly

Lina Gupta

Cameron Hastings

Caroline Kaba

Eric Johnston

Richard Kamei

Michelle Kim

Darren Leaver

Mark Maier

Levon Marashlian

Jiwon Moore

Deborah Owens

Randal Parker

John Queen

Hazel Ramos

Mike Reed

Peggy Renner

Inger Thompson

Fabiola Torres


Teresa Cortey

Lourdes Girardi Division Chair

Ted Levatter

Michael Moreau

Michael Eberts

Flavio Frontini

Jean Perry

Ira Heffler

Allyn Glanzer

Nick Sahakyan

Celia Simon-Ross

Stacy Jazan

Shihoko Tatsugawa

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Judy Apablaza

Melita Baumann

Brian Beauchemin

Larry Byrd

Donna Capka

Terry Coblentz

John Cicuto

Dave Davenport

Leonard DeGrassi

Patricia Djambazian

Alan Frazier

Ray Glienna

Dave Hurst

Rob Kibler

Lynn McMurrey

José Mercade

Chris Rodemich

Pete Witt

John Kray

Danny Ranchez

Lynn Pomeroy


Jan Young Division Chair

Barbara Flynn


Elizabeth Fremgen


Nino Battaglia

Andrew Feldman

Jean Lecuyer

Rosemarie Shamieh


Scott Rubke Division Chair



Aram Ohanis

Javier Gago Co-Director

Maria Kretzmann Co-Director




Photography by Ann Simon Project supervision by Kindra Girard Composition by Casey Leslie


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‘Drive’ Offers a Smooth Cinematic Ride By Eric Bourse



espite having a handsome lead star, fast cars, menacing villains and a beautiful damsel in distress, “Drive” is nothing like your standard action-thriller. Thank goodness for that. “Drive” is directed by Danish filmmaker, Nicolas Winding Refn, whose work includes the existential arthouse Viking film, “Valhalla Rising” (2009) and “The Pusher” Trilogy. The screenplay is written by Hossein Amini (“Shanghai,” 2010) and is based on the novel by James Sallis. Ryan Gosling (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” ”Blue Valentine”) stars as the film’s quiet and stoic hero, who is simply known as Driver. Driver’s daytime job is a Hollywood stunt driver and mechanic. However, at night he is a wheelman, a driver who delivers robbers and criminals safely from the police after their heist is complete. Driver falls in love with his neighbor, Irene, played by Carey Mulligan (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” 2010). While their attraction is mutual, Irene has a son and husband, Standard, who returns from prison. Standard’s joyful reunion with his family is short-lived as he gets severely beaten because of a large debt to a thug and the lives of Irene and her son are threatened. Driver offers his services to Standard as a way to make sure Irene and the child are kept from harm’s way. When Standard’s pawn shop heist goes wrong, the movie kicks into high-gear with nerve-wracking tension and brutal scenes of violence. The film’s romance between Driver and Irene is a particularly unique one considering that there isn’t much dialogue between these two characters at all. Their love isn’t overdrawn or clichéd. Despite an almost non-existent back story, Driver is by no means a simple character. He is a rather taciturn fellow who only speaks when it is necessary and his skills behind the wheel are untouchable. He develops an immediate connection with Irene and her son, Benicio. And while

his love for them seems pure, there is a serious disconnect in the mind of Driver. An example of this is demonstrated in one of the film’s most memorable scenes in which Driver finds Irene to warn her that her life is in danger. They unknowingly enter an elevator with a mobster who was sent to kill the star-crossed lovers. The hero eases in for a kiss and the two lock lips. When they finish kissing, the mobster makes one false move and after a few quick and furious blows, Driver is stomping the man’s face in. Gosling does an excellent job in his first role that requires action scenes. While there are no lengthy action scenes, Gosling is always convincing. In the beginning of the film, his character soft spoken and is more of a reactive personality. After the botched heist, his character is the one making plans and is even frantic when things don’t go according to plan. While Gosling has done a variety of roles, his performance as Driver is one of his most unique in his flourishing career. The standout performance in the film is by Albert Brooks, who plays the main villain, Bernie Rose. “Drive” marks Brooks’ first onscreen performance since 2006’s “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World” as well as

DESIGNATED DRIVER: Ryan Gosling is the quiet, stoic hero of “Drive,” a far-above-average action adventure movie. his first role playing a villain. Brooks, who has routinely played likeable and amicable characters, will surprise audience members. Rose is a calculating and coldblooded mobster who will stop at nothing until Driver is dead. Despite an impressive cast of actors, which includes Bryan Cranston (“Contagion,” 2011) and Ron Perlman (“Conan the Barbarian,” 2011), the real star of the film is the directing. Although the bulk of the action doesn’t occur until more

than halfway into the film, there is never a dull moment in “Drive” because of its pacing as well as stunning camera work. The soundtrack works in beautiful harmony with the cinematography, and at times has a hypnotizing effect with electronic music and Los Angeles’ neon lights and city-scapes. Audiences expecting a film like “The Transporter” or “The Fast and Furious” will most likely be disappointed and bored with “Drive.” However, those look-

ing for a stylized, intelligent and unique neo-noir need look no further. Refn’s film is already the standout film of 2011. “Drive” runs 100 minutes. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity. 5 out of 5 stars

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Art Gallery Highlights Spacial Relationships By Isiah Reyes



roximetric,” a collection of work by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez that explores spatial relationships and incorporates the sense of smell, premiered at the art gallery on Sept. 17. Wolfe-Suarez described her pieces as “minimal, sparse, thoughtful and poetic.” The conceptual artist said that becoming a mom four years ago and moving to Richmond, Calif., prompted her to simplify her art style. The artist’s work has been shown at many different gal-

leries and institutions. She called Glendale College the best place that has hosted her work. She teaches studio critique and art theory and is currently visiting faculty in the graduate program at San Francisco Art Institute. One of her pieces is a section of wood which connects from a cement block on the floor to a blue piece of cardboard on the wall. Another piece is a thin wooden frame that has one side covered in glitter. It looms up and has very hard, rigid angles. Wolfe-Suarez said that her work is made from readily accessible materials. She does this by mixing rocks, glitter and wood together but also mak-

ing it intricate by including the sense of smell. One step inside the gallery and one can smell mint oil and lavender marsh. There is a pile of dried mint leaves in front of two lightinfused boxes, one showing the ocean’s horizon upright and the other showing it upside-down. Her writings on art criticism have been published internationally and her artwork has been recently exhibited at Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, among others. She studied at Goldsmiths College in London and later received her bachelor’s in fine arts in 2002 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her master’s in fine arts in 2009 from

UC Berkeley. “Proximetric” runs from through Nov. 12 and is free to the public. Isiah Reyes can be reached at

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Persian Students Support Sacred Music Festival Khadem but a self expression. “This is the place where I can be truly who I am,” she said. “I feel powerful when I use all my capabilities and potential. When I perform there is only music and sound and I think that is the meditation.” Not all of her songs have lyrics, some of them are simply melodies of Iranian traditional music. Aside from Persian music, she incorporates some melodies from other cultures, such as Greek, Armenian and Turkish. These places and the melodies of these countries inspired her to start her first solo album, named “Jostojoo (Forever Seeking).” Her ensemble is a joint group of diverse people. Among the group members there is an Armenian, a member from Norway, and from Greece. “We’ll never going to achieve unity if we depend on politicians but we can do it through music and exchange of cultures. It can be easily done,” said Khadem. Aside from having strong faith in diversity she is an example of a female success. In the world of so many limited opportunities for an Iranian SOUL SINGER: Mamak Khadem, an Iranian-born singer, is performing at woman, Khadem is a success the World Festival of Sacred Music on Oct. 9. Paris Noori, professor and the story. adviser of the Persian Students Association, worked together with the club to “I feel like I need to be the promote the upcoming performance. voice of Iranian women outside of Iranians, Armenians and other Iran, to encourage them to follow By Verzhine Nikoghosyan cultures, the Jewel City was what they believe in,” she said. EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER This is all this festival is about. deemed appropriate. Noori said she was joyful to It is a strong advocate of respect he mesmerizing sounds of the ancient Persian culture are support this performance, stating towards diversity, equality, unity coming to the city of Glendale on that the music is the language amongst people of different races Oct. 9 at the First Baptist Church. of the culture and the city could and peace. The festival focuses on the As a part of the World Festival learn more about the Iranian of Sacred Music, Paris Noori, culture through it. In fact, it was global environment this year. professor and the adviser of the part of her initiation to host the There will also be representatives from the countries who will be Persian Students Association, performance in Glendale. “We are very lucky to have her affected by the global warming. worked together with the club to promote the upcoming perform in the city of Glendale,” The island nations of Kribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu will face performance of Mamak Khadem, said Noori. Khadem came to the U.S. as devastating tides if climate an Iranian-born singer. According to Noori, one of a teenager and then decided to change is not reversed. The festival will be opened the purposes of this Southern become a math professor. After California festival is to bring teaching for years in different by the honoring of the sea on the all cultures together in peace colleges, like Santa Monica shores of Santa Monica Beach. through music. Another purpose College, she decided to dedicate To celebrate the launching of the program artists will gather at of the festival is to present the her whole time to music. Learning about Iranian music Dorothy Green Park. expressions of diverse cultures Representatives of different was a way to keep her identity and melodies. This year, Glendale will and learn about her culture. Music cultures and religious traditions host the sounds of meditation, has been her companion since she will also participate to celebrate chanting, poetry and melodies was a child. Math and music were the unity and peace of all nations. of Iran. This is Khadem’s first two things she understood well The festival in Los Angeles will take place from Oct. 1 through performance in Glendale and when she came to the U.S. It is not simply music for 16. because there is a large number


Khadem’s performance will take place on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Glendale. Tickets are available at the music department. The music department is on the second floor of the auditorium building. The cost for general admission is $25

and $20 for students. The details of the performance including venue and date information are available on http:// Verzhine Nikoghosyan can be reached at

A Tale of Two Halves: Football Starts Strong, Finishes Game Weak By Marlon Miranda



he Vaqueros dominated the Allan Hancock Bulldogs in the first half at home Saturday, but a key injury to quarterback Kevin Hunter derailed their morale and chances against the Bulldogs leading them to a 4117 defeat. In the first half, GCC ran the ball effectively. Joseph Wiggan and Timothy Broughton ran for a combined 109 yards. Wiggan scored on a 8-yard run in the second quarter. Hunter threw for 123 yards and threw a 54-yard touchdown to Darren Marrow in the second quarter. Hunter had an impressive 70 percent completion rating. Offensive linemen Ronnie Marquez felt that the offense was finally coming together, and that by playing tougher teams in the pre-season, it will help them play better when the conference begins. “We just took it to them, we know we can beat this team [Bulldogs]. We did what we wanted to do on offense and they couldn’t stop us. When Hunter went down it all unraveled,” said Marquez. The pivotal part of the game that changed the outcome happened during the third quarter. Hunter threw a deep ball to a wide opened Jamaal Johnson. Johnson stumbled and dropped the ball. Hunter then threw an interception and bravely catapulted himself with reckless abandonment and tackled the defender to prevent the pick six. On that tackle, as the defender flipped in the air, his knees hit Hunter on the hip, which took Hunter out the game.

“I thought going heads up with him would be a bad idea, so I went for his legs. When we collided, I felt a sharp pain in my hip. We got pride, we proved to ourselves we can beat anyone. We where taking it to them and doing what we wanted,” said Hunter. After the injury to Hunter, the Vaqueros didn’t score again. Their three turnovers led to 20 unanswered points. What started as a close game turned into a blow out. Head Coach John Rome was impressed with how the team was growing and coming together. He knew that the score wouldn’t indicate how well the [See Football, page 18]

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Lady Vaqueros Leave Competition in the Dust By Eric Bourse



he Lady Vaqueros turned up the heat on a cold and windy Friday during the Golden West Invitational at Central Park in Huntington Beach. The men’s team took second place. The Lady Vaqs came in first place with 18 points, while Mt. Sac took second with 81 points and Moorpark took third with 109 points. “This is the lowest score the girl’s have gotten ever since I’ve been coach,” said Eddie Lopez. “They started a little slow but they picked it up and worked together.” An impressive seven out of the top 10 were Lady Vaqs. The top runner for Glendale was Alyssa Selve ,who came in first place overall with a time of 18:20. Karen Rosas came in second with a time of 18:26. Angela Martinez came in fourth place with a time of 18:45. Grace Graham-Zamudio was fifth with a time of 18:53; Laura Pluemer was sixth with a time of 18:54; Nohemi Martinez came in seventh with a time of 19:01; and Cecilia Nicolas came in eighth place with a time of 19:18. The Lady Vaqs stayed ahead of the competition for almost the entire 3.1 mile race which included uphill dirt trails, downhill slopes, as well as

winding narrow pathways. “We’ve been very consistent this season,” said Lopez. “The women’s team convincingly proved themselves as the number one team in the state.” The men’s team came in second place with 48 points. No. 1 ranked San Bernardino Valley took first place with 26 points. The top runner for the men’s team was Mizrael Mendez who came in first overall with a time of 20:00. Mendez smoked the competition as he finished 22 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Jesus Gutierrez came in sixth place with a time of 20:30. Isaac Diosdado came in 10th tenth place with a time of 20:40. Alec Nelson came in 17th place overall with a time of 21:07 and Vladimir Diaz finished in 18th place also with a time of 21:07. “My strategy was to keep pushing,” said Mendez, 18. “I just focused on myself instead of who’s in front or behind me.” Glendale’s coach was impressed but not surprised by his freshman runner. “Mizrael was an excellent runner in high school and he is proving it in Glendale. He has a chance to be number one in the state as well as Rosas and Selve,” said Lopez. “I think we had a solid performance,” said Nelson, 18. “We are doing well at this point of

Injured Quarterback [Football, from page 17] Vaqueros played. “The biggest factor was our quarterback getting injured,” said Rome. “Losing him was the turning point. We got better on offense, the score is not an indicator on how well we played. We vastly improved on our defense and especially our defense against the run.” The loss drops the Vaqueros to 0-4, but team morale has never been higher. The conversation in the locker room was nothing but positive after the game. The team’s unity and pride have never been better. Offensive linemen Steven Escaboza feels like the best is yet to come. “We became a team today.

Our defense stepped up and created turnovers. We are sticking to our fundamentals on offense and learning more game by game,” said Escaboza. Daniel Cruz, defensive linemen, sees a positive road ahead, regardless of the Vaqueros’ record thus far. “Every team in our conference has a bad record,” said Cruz. “We have the advantage by playing tougher teams. We could have beat the Bulldogs but it all went downhill after losing our quarterback.” The next game is on the road against Los Angeles Valley on Saturday.

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the season and we have continued to improve since the previous competitions.” The women’s team is currently ranked first in Southern California while the men’s team is ranked third. “We have the best combined cross-country program in Southern California,” said Lopez. Unfortunately for the rest of the division, the Vaqueros have no sign of slowing down. The next competition will be the So Cal Preview Meet on Friday at Cucamonga-Gusti Park in Ontario at 10 a.m. On Oct. 7 the Vaqueros will run the WSC Preview Meet in Mission Bay in San Diego at noon. Eric Bourse can be reached at

Photo by Bryan Ramos

PHOTO FINISH: The Lady Vaqueros dominated the Golden West Invi-

tational on Friday. The front-runners were Angela Martinez, Karen Rosas, Alyssa Selve and Cecilia Nicolas, left to right.

Vaquero Sports Summaries Scores Men’s and Women’s Cross Country: Sept. 10 — Fresno Invitational women — finished first men — finished second Sept. 17 — Orange Coast Invitational women — finished first men — finished third Friday — Golden West Invitational women — finished first men — finished second Women’s Volleyball: Sept. 21 — lost to Antelope Valley 3-0 Friday — beat Imperial Valley 3-1

Women’s Soccer: Sept. 17 — lost to Cuesta 5-3 Friday — lost to Oxnard 2-0 Football: Sept. 17 — lost to East L.A. 48-17 Saturday — lost to Allan Hancock 41-17 Men’s Soccer: Sept. 13 — tied with Fullerton 2-2 Sept. 16 — lost to Santiago Canyon 2-1 Sept. 20 — lost to Irvine 3-1 Friday — lost to Orange Coast 6-0

Women’s Golf: Sept. 19 — won WSC match at Bakersfield

Upcoming Events Men’s and Women’s Cross Country: Friday — So. Cal preview at Ontario 10 a.m. Oct. 7 — WSC preview at Santa Barbara 3 p.m. Women’s Volleyball: Today vs. Cuestra College 7 p.m. Friday at Ventura 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Santa Monica 7 p.m. Oct. 7 vs. West Los Angeles 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer: Friday vs. Pierce College 7 p.m. Tuesday at College of the Canyons 4 p.m. Oct. 7 vs. Santa Monica 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Bakersfield 4 p.m.

Women’s Golf: Today at San Dimas 10 a.m. Sunday/Monday at Morro Bay 11/8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at Canyons 10 a.m. Football: Saturday at East L.A Valley 6 p.m. Oct. 8 vs. Pierce College 6 p.m. Men’s Soccer: Friday at Santa Barbara 7 p.m. Tuesday vs. L.A Mission 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Moorpark 4 p.m. Oct. 11 vs. College of the Canyons 7 p.m.

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Calendar On Campus EVENTS Power Academy Orientation — Learn more about GCC’s Verdugo Power Academy Spring 2012 class during these orientations. Thursday and Oct. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in SF 102. For more information visit power. “The Second Return of Dan Harmon Returns: How GCC Launched a TV Show” — Former GCC student Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s “Community,” will speak on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Kreider Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free and open to staff, students and faculty. “Addiction Summit 2011: Taking a Medical and Mental Health Holistic Approach Now!” —Keynote speaker is Dr. H. Westley Clark, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, at the U.S. Depart-

ment of Health and Human Services. Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clark will speak at 9:30 a.m. in the Auditorium, followed by breakout session speakers in the Student Center. Sponsored by the GCC Alcohol and Drug Studies Program. For information contact Ben Salazar at (818) 240-1000, ext. 5513. Hispanic Heritage Celebration — Cultural booths, food music and performances. Sponsored by ASGCC Campus Activities. Free. Oct. 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Plaza Vaquero.

ART GALLERY “Proximetric” — Art Gallery. A solo art exhibition by teacher, writer and conceptual artist Ginger Wolfe-Suarez. Runs through Nov. 12. Free. Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information visit artgallery.

PLANETARIUM “Afternoon with the Stars” — A new lunchtime program to introduce the planetarium’s features. Today and Oct. 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5275. “Spontaneous Fantasia” — A real-time animation created live for the full-dome digital theater by J. Walt, a programmer, artist and composer. Oct. 8 at 5:30 and 7 p.m. No late arrivals. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For ticket pricing call J. Walt at (626) 688-0778.

WORKSHOPS “Outlining” — Write a clear outline from your brainstorming notes. Oct. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. in AD 238. Free. Students are encouraged to register for the workshop online. For more information, visit

or call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5341. “Logical Fallacies” — Learn how to identify and avoid the nine common logical fallacies. Recommended for English 101 and above. Tuesday from 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. and Oct. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. in AD 238. Free. “MLA Requirements” — Learn about stylistic requirements mandated by the Modern Language Association. Oct. 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. in AD 238. Free. “Finding the Main Idea” — Sharpen your reading comprehension skills. Oct. 6 from 5 to 6 p.m. in AD 238. Free. “Proofreading Techniques” — Presents techniques for proofreading. Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. tonoon. in AD 238. Free. “Powerful Lead-in’s, Graceful Exits: Introductions and Conclusions” — How to write creative lures and titles for your es-

says and how to write meaningful conclusions. Oct. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. in AD 238. Free.

HEALTH Meditation — No experience necessary. Instructor will be Jeanne Townsend. Meets today, then Wednesday’s through Nov. 16. AD 243. 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. Mental Health Counseling — Available for students. For information visit the Health Center in the San Rafael Building. Free.

MOVIES Friday Flix: — A screening of “Young Frankenstein,” this Friday. A 1974 comedy directed by Mel Brooks. On Nov. 4 “Dr. Strangelove,” a 1964 comedy, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Mike Petros will facilitate a discussion after the film. Free to all. SG 334 at 12:30 p.m.

Around Town EVENTS “Halloween Horror Nights” — Universal Studios Hollywood presents the sixth annual installment of the event. Featuring Eli Roth’s “Hostel: Hunting Season.” Open Friday, Saturday and assorted dates through Oct. 31. Tickets start at $52. 100 Universal City Plaza, Hollywood. For information visit: 34th Annual Oktoberfest” — City of Montrose presents an authentic German celebration featuring games, rides, food, contests and family fun activities. 2300 block of Honolulu Avenue, Montrose. Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. For more information visit oktoberfest.html or call (818) 249-7171.

THEATER “Silent Roar: A Whale’s Journey” — El Portal Theatre. A

multi media performaance directed and choreographed by Zina Bethune. Runs Oct. 7 through 16. Times and ticket prices vary. For more information visit www. or call (866) 811-4111.

EXHIBITIONS “Miranda July: Eleven Heavy Things” — Pacific Design Center.Featuring a series of 11 sculptures that encourage viewer interaction. Runs through Oct. 23. PDC’s Wave Park. 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. For more information, visit www.moca. org or call (310) 289-5223. “Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads” — LACMA. For this new work, Ai has recreated the famous 12 bronze animal heads that once adorned the Zodiac Fountain in Yuan Ming Yuan, the Old Summer Palace, in Beijing. Runs through Feb. 12. Ticket prices and hours vary. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information call (323) 857-

6000 or visit “A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now” — The Getty Center. A photography exhibit featuring Evans and Virginia Beahan, Alex Harris, and Alexey Titarenko. Runs through Sunday. Museum hours vary. Admission is free and parking is $10 per vehicle. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. For more information, visit or call (310) 440-7300. “Alex Kritselis: Above the Fold”— Pasadena Museum of California Art. Museum hours and ticket prices vary. 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. For information, visit www.pmcaonline. org or call (626) 568-3665.

COMEDY “Rick Dees Open Mic Comedy Search” — The Ice House Comedy Club. Comics will be competing to perform in the Finals Show on Oct. 13. 54 N. Mentor

Ave., Pasadena. Thursday and Oct. 6. at 7:30 p.m. To compete arrive at 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call (626) 577-1894.

ing Saturday and runs through Oct. 16. Times, dates and ticket prices vary. For more information visit www.festivalofsacredmusic. org or call (310) 825-0507.

“Jo Koy” — Alex Theatre. Jo will be filming his second standup special for Comedy Central here. Oct. 8 at 7 and 10 p.m. 216 N. Brand Blvd. For more information, visit or call (818) 243-2539.

Mamak Khadem and Ensemble — First Baptist Church. Khadem and Ensemble will perform “A Window to Color.” Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission. 209 N. Louis St. For information call (818) 242-2113.



“ERGO MUSICA: Baroque” — Glendale noon concerts presents viola d’amore player Adriana Zoppo will appear with “ERGO MUSICA: Baroque” performing works by Christoph Graupner and Attilio Ariosti. Free in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. Oct. 5 from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. For information call (818) 242-2113.

Free Yoga in the Park— Runyon Canyon Park, 2000 Fuller Drive, Los Angeles. Free yoga lessons are offered every Monday through Thursday at 10:30 a.m and 6 p.m. For more information call (323) 666-5046.

“World Festival of Sacred Music” — Thirty three acts will perform at 30 different venues. Open-

Free Health Clinic — Open Tuesdays 5:30 to 8 p.m. or until full. 134 N. Kenwood St., third floor, room 330. For information visit Compiled by Richard Kontas


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Advanced Chess Organization Alcohol and Drug Studies Club Alpha Gamma Sigma Armenian Student Association ASEA American Society of Engineers and Architects Baja Field Studies Black Student Union Circle K International Dance Club Early Childhood Educators The Entertainers Society Entertainment News Club Environmental Club EOPS Club Gay Straight Alliance Glendale College Student Chapter of American Chemistry Society Global Mindset Group History Club GCC Hospitality Club Initiating Community Action (ICA) International Students Association International Youth Fellowship Investor’s Club of GCC Journalism Club Juggling Club Knaute Couture Korea Campus Crusade for Christ Korean Students Association Latter Day Saints Student Association Literary Society of GCC Glendale College: Campus Leos Club P3 Music Photography Club Pre-Pharmacy Society GCC Robotics Club Rotaract of GCC Scholar’s Program Sci-Tech Science Society Sociology Club SPARK (Students Providing Assistance Resources and Knowledge) Speech and Debate Team GCC Stands up to Cancer Student Direct Org Students of Reason Voices Organizing Immigrant Communities for Education Success WeBe Body Movin’! Young Americans for Liberty for more information contact:

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