Early voting open at PCC’s Creveling lounge daily for Pasadena residents

  The Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College has been open for in-person voting and ballot drop-off since Saturday, October 29, 2022 up until election day on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Their hours of operation every day are 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, except on Nov. 8 when the hours change to 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The Pasadena community has come out due to proximity, access, and the sanitary conditions that PCC provides. You can park in Lot 1 or Lot 3 which are …

Pasadena Gobbler event seeks to feed 300 local families for Thanksgiving

The 38th annual Operation Gobbler fundraiser and food drive is being held by the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) and Friends in Deed on Sunday November 20, offering free thanksgiving themed meals to Pasadena locals. Students can contact Friends in Deed for information on signing up and on whether or not they qualify for the thanksgiving meal, according to the executive vice president and secretary of the Jaycees Justine Gray. The food that will be distributed by the group will consist of turkeys, pies …

Eaton Canyon land returned to Tongva natives

Dr. Sharon Alexander donated her private home on a 45,000-square-foot lot in the city of Altadena back to the Tongva people, which were native to the land, as of March 2022 when the deed was transferred over. 3,500 years ago, the people of the Tongva tribe called this region their home, according to their conservancy’s website. The history of the San Gabriel Valley, including the land Pasadena City College resides on, does not begin with its current inhabitants. Alexander’s grandparents, who met as part of …

School spirits: Get cultured in PCC’s new wine tasting class

  HOSP 005 is the fundamentals of enology, sensory evaluation and beverage appreciation where students get to taste and critique alcoholic wines, beers, and spirits. Hosted by certified sommelier, professor Mark Keene, Ph.D, whose worked for the Disneyland Resort including Club 33, California Adventure’s The Vineyard Room, and many more. Class is held Mondays and Wednesday at 10:30 AM in room V-213, and still open for new students.  

Dreams killed by DACA repeal

In a feared decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on October 5th, they ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, which was instituted in 2012 under the Obama administration, was unlawful. DACA made it so undocumented immigrants that came to the US as children could not be deported, but it did not offer a pathway to citizenship. This decision makes it so there can be no future applicants for the program following the October 31st deadline. Current applicants can still reapply …

PCC Pantry: How to get free groceries on campus

On Tuesday Nov. 1, the Mobile Food Pantry will distribute groceries to staff and students at no cost for all who apply. Xavier DuBose, the advisor at Lancer Pantry, stated that the truck parks in front of Lancer’s Pass, in the center of campus, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and forms to receive the food are filled out on site. “We have volunteers and staff members there to set up and help people sign in,” DuBose said. “For the mobile pantry they don’t even …

Did you know about PCC’s after-hours mental health hotline?

Pasadena City College has a broad array of mental health services available to its students on campus, and a hotline that is now available after the operational hours of the personal counseling office. Those needing help before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. on a weekday and assistance on the weekends are directed to call the PCC after hours mental health crisis hotline to be connected to a mental health professional. Students are encouraged to contact the hotline, or reach out to a personal counselor …

Get a ride for $1 with Metro’s pilot program, Metro Micro

Metro Micro is a transit program that launched during the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020. It’s a program that was designed to replace short, solo trips by offering on-demand trips that often stay under five miles. The vans, some of which are electric, are equipped with bike racks, and can be seen throughout the day in the streets surrounding Pasadena City College. The program is geared towards individuals who have been reluctant to use public transport in the past. Metro, when they first …

BLOTTER: Stolen items and transients kicked off campus

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 A transient was escorted off of campus after it had been reported that they were disrupting traffic in Lot 1 A student reported that their vehicle was damaged while parked in Lot 5, level 4 A student reported that their bicycle was stolen from the south side of D-building Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 A transient was escorted off of campus after they were discovered loitering in the R-building’s men’s bathroom. Wednesday, Oct, 5, 2022 It was reported that a transient was …