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School to offer reduced parking permits to students

Students who were overcharged by Pasadena City College for parking permits will be able to get a refund, but not before paying a new fee.

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Rocha receives more than $400,000 in severance pay

President Mark Rocha will receive $403,826, plus up to $16,000 in “reasonable” legal expenses from the District, according to a severance package agreement released by the college. Continue reading

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President Rocha will retire Aug. 31

President Rocha will retire Aug. 31

This story has been updated since it was first published. After plotting his exit from the school for months, President Mark Rocha will retire at the end of August, according to a school official.

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Former Courier editor-in-chief dies suddenly

Former PCC student and Courier editor-in-chief Daniel Archuleta died suddenly at his home in El Sereno last week. He was 38.
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School in violation of state educational code

After surveying other near by community colleges, PCC found that it is violating the California Educational Code by not offering financial aid students reduced priced parking permits, according to Senior Vice President Robert Miller. Continue reading

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Rocha not offered college presidency in New York

President Mark Rocha was not offered the position of president at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) in Brooklyn, New York, which he applied for earlier this year. The position went to Farley Herzek who is currently serving as interim president of Los Angeles Harbor College, according to KCC officials.
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$15 million awarded to create Career Pathway programs

The Career Pathway Trust awarded $15 million to Pasadena City College last month, allowing the school to develop new career programs centered around information technology and visual arts. Continue reading

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Senate debates no confidence vote for Board of Trustees

The Academic Senate debated holding a vote of no confidence for the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting. Many senators voiced their dissatisfaction with how the Board handled many issues this year. “I think some really bad decisions have been … Continue reading

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Police Blotter

May 14 A staff member reported her boyfriend stuffed her child in a locker on the SW side of the R building. Investigation concluded boyfriend used meth earlier in the day. May 19 Facilities employee broke hand by driving a … Continue reading

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Thorson’s car show a sandman to PCC Foundation’s Dreamkeepers

Over a dozen shimmering classic cars of various makes and eras lined the glossy lot of Thorson Motor Center of Pasadena on Saturday, May 17, to help the PCC Foundation raise funds for The Dreamkeepers Scholarship Program.

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