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  • A new complex riddled with ills that are costly to cure

    A new complex riddled with ills that are costly to cure
    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...
  • Candidates for L.A. Community College District board urge greater scrutiny of system

    Candidates for L.A. Community College District board urge greater scrutiny of system
    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...
  • Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project

    Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project
    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 Seismic protections were outdated.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...
  • Contractors make generous donors

    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...
  • Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost

    Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost
    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...
  • Sports facilities tripped up by one misstep after another

    Sports facilities tripped up by one misstep after another
    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...
  • A family conflict of interest on a college campus

    A family conflict of interest on a college campus
    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...
  • Monday Morning News Analysis: Fight Over GOP-Backed Prevailing Wage Cuts Is The Most Important Argument You're Not Paying Attention To.

     
    Last fall, the South Western School District in York County went shopping for new roofs for four of its buildings. What it ended up with was an object lesson in the importance of checking the fine print. After jumping through......
  • Commercial property prices stay flat in October

     
    Commercial real estate values have risen substantially since the trough of 2009 but remained flat in October, an industry analyst said....
  • Construction spending and manufacturing growing -- slightly

     
    Commerce Department and Institute for Supply Management numbers show that construction spending and manufacturing are up....
  • California leading employment indicator shows growth to come

     
    This economic recovery has been, at best, sporadic. As stimulus spending slows and census jobs end, many fear that the employment picture will get worse, rather than better. But an employment indicator released Wednesday by Chapman University's A. Gary...