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From Staff Reports | April 30, 2013
For the third season in a row, the Glendale Community College baseball team won the Western State Conference South Division and for the third straight season will try to equate that to postseason success. GCC (25-11), seeded seventh, will host Grossmont (26-10) in the best-of-three California Community College Athletic Assn. baseball regionals first round. The series opener is Friday at 1 p.m. with the second game set for Saturday at 11 a.m. If a third game is necessary, it will take place on Saturday, 30 minutes after the second game's conclusion.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 21, 2013
Glendale Community College officials expressed optimism about the college's budget this week, saying the school is projected to bring in about a million dollars more in revenue than it did during the previous school year. That figure, $78.4 million, comes short of the college's 2010-11 revenue of $81.2 million, but slightly higher than the $74.5 million it largely operated on in 2011-12 and the $77.3 million last year. This year marks the first in five that the state has provided the state community college system with a 1.57% cost of living funding increase, which represents a “sharp contrast,” to the state budget cuts the college has seen in previous years, said Ron Nakasone, executive vice president of administrative services for GCC. “We were actually able to increase class offerings this year and brought back a full winter intersession,” Nakasone said.
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April 9, 2014
An 86-year-old Glendale man, crossing five traffic lanes with a shopping cart, was struck and killed Wednesday morning a half-mile south of Glendale Community College, police said. The man, identified as Antranik Melkonian, suffered head trauma and was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to Glendale police. Police said the man, who was pulling a cart containing groceries and illegally crossing in the 1000 block of North Glendale Avenue, was struck by a 24-year-old driver at about 9:45 a.m. The driver stopped at the scene and remained there as investigators evaluated him. Police determined he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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June 2, 2012
Hundreds of students at Glendale Community College graduated Friday, leaving behind a campus struggling to accommodate future generations while facing an uncertain future themselves. In the face of a lackluster job market, many students are choosing to stay within the college sphere, transferring to four-year institutions. But even those campuses are starting to tighten the flow of incoming students as they deal with their own budget woes. During the last 18 months, cost-cutting measures at Glendale Community College have included the reduction of summer session, the elimination of winter session, pay reductions for the management, faculty and classified employee bargaining units, and early-retirement incentives for faculty members.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 27, 2014
Glendale Community College officials estimate that enrollment of full-time students won't reach their expected goal this year as the college continues to recover from years of tightening its budget to respond to financial cuts made by the state. By the end of the 2013-14 academic year, officials predict they will have 1.1% more full-time equivalent students enrolled than the prior year, although they had hoped for a 2% increase. Glendale Community College receives $4,636 in state funds for each full-time equivalent student it serves.
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From Staff Reports | March 22, 2013
MEN'S TENNIS Glendale Community College 6, Amherst College 3: The host Vaqueros (8-5) picked up a nonleague victory Friday. Glendale got singles wins from Andrew You (2-6, 6-3, 10-6), Gaspar Macalutas (7-6(7-3), 6-3), Dat Le (3-6, 6-4, 10-8), Son Tran (7-6 (11-9), 6-2) and Stephen Joharry (7-5, 6-0). You and Lee combined for an 8-6 doubles win. COLLEGE BASEBALL Glendale Community College 9, L.A. Valley College 5: Chris Whitmer hit a two-run home run to lead the visiting Vaqueros on Friday in a Western State Conference South Division contest.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 13, 2013
Glendale Latino Assn. will have its annual installation and awards luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Oakmont Country Club. Nancy Guillen is taking a second term as president of this 16-year-old organization that raises funds for scholarships for Glendale students of Hispanic heritage who are seniors attending public or private high schools and Glendale and Burbank students transferring to four-year universities from Glendale Community College....
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 30, 2014
Though the Glendale Community College baseball team saw its run of dominance in the Western State Conference South Division come to a halt following three straight division championships, many of its players still registered fine seasons around the diamond in 2014. The Vaqueros finished 21-15 and 14-7 in the division for third place after advancing to the postseason the previous three seasons. The campaign ended with 10 Vaqueros picking up all-conference recognition, highlighted by three first-team selections.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 29, 2014
Taste of Downtown Glendale returns from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday along Brand Boulevard and benefits the nonprofit Glendale Healthy Kids, which provides medical services for underprivileged children and families. Sharon Townsend, the organization's chief executive, said last year the organization provided 550 medical services for children, including doctor appointments, dental care, orthodontia, vision and school physicals by nearly 200 volunteer healthcare providers. Also, 3,200 first-grade students - all in the district - received dental education three times during the school year.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
While competing in the Western State Conference championships, the members of the Glendale Community College men's and women's track and field teams had something more to fend off besides their opponents Friday. With a howling and frigid wind blowing throughout the majority of the meet at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, many of the Vaqueros were able to successfully conquer the opposition and the conditions. It turned out to be a big day in particular for Glendale women's distance runner Lizzy Nelson, who won a pair of events and helped the Vaqueros win the overall team competition.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 28, 2014
PASADENA - Two weeks ago, the prospect of the Glendale Community College men's golf team getting out of the Western State Conference Final and qualifying for the Southern California Regionals was bleak. But when the Vaqueros placed second in a conference match April 14 at Oakmont Country Club, there was a glimmer of hope that the team could qualify for the postseason. With three of the four postseason spots already locked up heading into Monday's conference finals, Glendale college would have to best the remaining four schools to earn a berth.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Five of the six tennis players from Glendale Community College encountered their first taste of postseason competition as freshmen. Though none of the members from the Glendale men's and women's tennis teams advanced to the state tournament following the second day of the California Community College Athletic Assn. State Regionals in Ventura County, the Vaqueros will at least have the luxury of having gained some much-needed experience to help them heading into next season. Two men's doubles teams and one women's doubles team and a singles player from Glendale all had their runs end Friday.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
  VALLEY GLEN - There is still hope for the Glendale Community College baseball team, but it is fleeting. Much as the Vaqueros' opportunities seemed to dissipate into the hot afternoon, Glendale's chances to return to the postseason waned, as well, on Thursday following an 8-4 Western State Conference South Division loss to host Los Angeles Valley. “Our chances are slim right now,” said Vaqueros Coach Chris Cicuto of making the playoffs. “Obviously, we didn't help ourselves today.” Heading into Thursday, Glendale (20-15, 13-7 in conference)
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
Glendale Community College officials are hopeful the state will give them more than $1 million to pay for unexpected costs tied to the school's lab/college services building, which is under construction. When crews broke ground on the building last fall, they didn't anticipate finding an old drainage system, unstable soil and groundwater as they prepared to construct its foundation, said Ron Nakasone, executive vice president of administrative services. Although the college has $2.1 million set aside to pay for contingency costs, college trustees have approved spending about $850,000 on change orders due to the additional unexpected costs.
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By Ruth Sowby | April 22, 2014
On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks. The Los Angeles Times 19th annual Festival of Books also featured author readings and screenings as well as musical and cooking demonstrations. It attracted Southland readers, many of them pushing strollers for the littlest of would-be wordsmiths. About 60 Glendale Community College students from two freshmen comp classes, taught by yours truly, met at the popular statue of Tommy Trojan to begin their field trip.
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