| Mar 5, 2011
A company co-owned by the vice president of a Los Angeles community college collected more than $500,000 for working on a public construction program that she oversaw on her campus, records and interviews show.
The company, M. Delvin & Associates, was...
| Feb 27, 2011
Community college has helped Art and Michelle Gastelum get ahead. Way ahead.
The father and daughter own two of the companies that have profited from close relationships with the trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District, connections built...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 9:13 PM
In its latest estimate of Civic Center construction costs, Newport Beach expects to spend as much as $12.5 million more than planned when it approved bonds to cover the project in November.
According to estimates released Monday afternoon, Newport...
| Mar 2, 2011
Several candidates for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees urged state officials Tuesday to expand their scrutiny of the college system in the wake of a Times series that detailed millions of dollars of waste in the district's...
| Mar 3, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word.
She worked closely...
| Mar 8, 2011
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has opened an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest on the part of a former community college official whose family business was paid more than $500,000 for working on a public construction...
| Mar 8, 2011
Tuesday's election for a majority of seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board pits four candidates backed by the colleges' faculty union and campus contractors against 12 others struggling to overcome the group's huge financial edge....
| Mar 9, 2011
The chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District has vowed to review ethical standards and contracting practices after a series of Times articles exposed widespread waste in a $5.7-billion campus rebuilding program.
In a letter to faculty and...
| Mar 10, 2011
A crooked clock tower. A science building with defect-riddled labs. A running track that cracked and athletic field turf that wrinkled.
The list of construction errors — from goofy blunders to serious mistakes — across the nine campuses of...
| Mar 10, 2011
The board of the Los Angeles Community College District voted Wednesday to fire the head of its $5.7-billion construction program after a series of Times articles documented extensive waste in the rebuilding of the district's campuses.
| Apr 6, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District will set up an independent citizens panel to review "the very serious issues" plaguing its $5.7-billion campus rebuilding program, Chancellor Daniel LaVista has announced.
The construction program "must be...