PCC’s Veterans Resource Center helps Veterans reintegrate

Nestled away against the backdrop of campus lies a little gem of an office, the Veterans Resource Center, which offers servicemen and women an array of services as well as providing essential connections to various community resources. For the heroes returning home, there are often a myriad of challenges involved in reintegrating into civilian life, and PCC’s very own department is there to lend a helping hand and support these heroes in achieving their educational endeavors. There are many service men and women aspiring to …

Empowering Native Voices attempts to bring awareness to PCC’s native community

The Cross Culture Center is hosting Empowering Native Voices, an event to honor the native and indigenous community at PCC, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. by the Quad. “As the Cross Culture Center coordinator, what I wanted to do is reach out to our native students and really start getting them involved here at PCC,” Jordan Orozco said. “We are on native and indigenous land, and so I wanted to connect our local tribe members to our students that identify as native and …

BLOTTER: Microwave fire and lot 5 has service interruptions

Monday, Nov 7, 2022: Officers reported on a vehicle hit and run at Lot 5, level 4. Medical call on Lot 8 transported subject to hospital. Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022: Police escorted someone off campus who was sleeping in the clock tower elevator while using a candle. Female was transported to hospital from a pain in hands after officers found her in the women’s locker room. Science Village and Lot 5 had a power outage but it was restored hours later. Student reported their phone …

Breaking News: Measure PCC overwhelmingly passes, secures $565 million for master plan

On November 8 2022, Measure PCC was overwhelmingly approved by voters in seven LA County Districts, which includes Pasadena, and surrounding municipalities which are represented by the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. As of 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the percentage of voters who voted “yes” reached 67.22%, while those voting “no” reached an estimated 32.78%, according to the Los Angeles County election tally tracker. These estimates are not final, as a number of votes had not been counted yet. But, with this current …

BLOTTER: Bike thefts and transient disputes

Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 Male subject reported to be loitering in Lot 4, subject advised by officers to leave premises and complied Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 Transient reported to be setting up camp on southeast stairs of CA building, subject advised to leave and complied. Two female students reported a male subject following them, report filed. Transient refused to leave the library’s second floor restroom, the subject dispersed before officers arrived. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 Transient involved in verbal argument with gardeners near Lot 5 …

Prop 31 will foster flavored tobacco black market

The fate of whether to uphold a ban on the retail sale of flavored tobacco, will be decided by voters on Proposition 31. A YES on prop 31 would continue the California law, created in 2020, that prohibits flavored tobacco including e-cigarettes and minty menthol from retail shops. According to the Official Voter Information Guide, 80% of kids who use tobacco begin with flavored products. One of the arguments used in the voting guide is that voting ‘yes’ “protects kids by ending the sale of …

Pasadena’s new city controller makes money moves

Armine Trashian was hired as Pasadena’s City Controller as of early August, a critical time for the city’s Finance Department. While in some cities, like Los Angeles, the controller is an elected position with term limits, in Pasadena it’s a hired position outside of the electoral process. As city controller, she leads the city’s Finance Department which oversees every financial transaction the city makes. Trashian accepted the position amidst the end of the city’s fiscal year. Preparation for year-end responsibilities takes several months. Trashian explains …

PCC pro-choice voters eager to secure abortion rights with Prop 1

The PCC community will be voting on Proposition 1 on Nov. 8, which would amend the California constitution to expressly protect reproductive freedom, including abortion services and contraceptives. As it stands, reproductive products and services are provided in California under the state’s 2002 Reproductive Privacy Act, which says that people have the right to privacy in their reproductive choices. The act operates prior to the viability of the fetus, which is legally defined as before the fetus can survive outside of the uterus without medical …

BLOTTER: Campus stalking and disturbing the peace

Monday, October 17, 2022 A student reported that a man was stalking her around campus. Information was taken and a report was filed. Staff reported a man sleeping in the grass on Lot 1. He was escorted off campus. Pasadena Police dispatch reported that they received a call about a verbal dispute between students in Lot 5. The suspects could not be located by the time an officer responded. Paramedics responded to a call from a student in Lot 4 regarding severe chest pains they …