| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Mar 1, 2011
The opening of a new health and science center at Los Angeles Valley College should have been cause for celebration. The complex included the first new classroom building on the campus in more than three decades. There were chemistry and biology labs, a...
| Mar 4, 2011
After years of delays and false starts, the project seemed to be nearing completion, finally.
It was the spring of 2009, and construction crews at Los Angeles City College appeared to have accomplished the neat trick of building a track and athletic...
| 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
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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...