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By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | November 13, 2010
COSTA MESA — David A. Grant, a former president at Orange Coast College in the mid-1990s and a one-time U.S. Olympic Rowing Coach, has won the seat to represent Trustee Area 5 for the Coast Community College District, uncertified election results show. Grant, who ran on a platform of hiring more full-time faculty, reducing district office costs and making student success a top priority, defeated Lynne Riddle, a retired federal judge. Grant garnered 44% of the vote, or 67,746 votes, to Riddle's 34.9%, or 53,689 votes.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | August 4, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Coast Community College District trustees voted Wednesday night to continue supporting a high school that allows students to earn college credits. The trustees voted unanimously to continue a memorandum of understanding with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to operate Early College High School. Early College, which opened in August 2006, allows students to get a high school diploma while earning either an associate's degree or a vocational certificate, or completing two years of college credits toward a bachelor's degree.
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By Joseph Serna | December 12, 2011
Mary Hornbuckle has gone by lots of titles over the years: Costa Mesa mayor, city councilwoman, school director, community college district trustee. Next summer, she'll have a new one: retired. Hornbuckle will serve her last day as director for St. Mark Community Preschool on June 30, 2012. She has served as director of the Newport Beach since 1988 and taught there for a decade before that. "I don't know what I'm going to do when the new school year begins," the 68-year-old said.
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April 11, 2011
Coast Community College District Trustee David Grant was fined $200 for not disclosing election spending before a mandatory deadline. The Committee to Elect David Grant Trustee 2010, of which he was the treasurer, failed to disclose monies spent in a timely manner in a pre-election statement for the period ending Oct. 16, 2010, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) decided Monday. Grant could not be immediately reached for comment. Candidates are required to keep detailed lists of campaign contributions received and monies spent.
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December 17, 2012
Coast Community College District's board of trustees last week unanimously selected a president for 2013. Huntington Beach resident and former professor Lorraine Prinsky was first elected to the board in 2008 and reelected in November. This is Prinsky's first term as president. She previously served as vice president and clerk for the board, according to a press release. CCCD oversees three community colleges in Orange County: Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley and Golden West College in Huntington Beach.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | July 10, 2013
Orange Coast College was told this month that it must rework some of its governance and educational practices or risk losing its accreditation. A 57-page report from the college's accrediting body said OCC is in line with the vast majority of requirements, but seven deficiencies drew warnings. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges notified OCC about the report's findings in a July 3 letter. Every six years, the organization evaluates colleges' compliance with a set of regulations governing what they must do to receive accreditation - a stamp of educational quality.
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By Britney Barnes | January 30, 2012
COSTA MESA — Coast Community College District officials took a first stab at closing a $7.6-million budget gap next year with off-the-cuff ideas that avoid workforce reductions. The District Budget Advisory Committee, comprised of district and college officials, talked about ideas ranging from four-day schedules and furloughs, increasing the number of international students who pay higher tuition, leasing out Internet protocol (IP) addresses and creating district food trucks.
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January 21, 2013
Newport-Mesa's school board will consider a more than $100,000 deal with the Coast Community College District to keep Early College High School operating in Costa Mesa through the end of the spring semester. They will vote on paying CCCD up to $127,500 to teach college-level classes to about 270 students for the term ending June 30. Early College is a joint venture between Newport-Mesa Unified and CCCD since 2006 that offers a small group of high school students college-level courses at a Mesa Verde campus.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 20, 2013
The Coast Community College District chancellor will respond Wednesday to campus safety concerns that faculty voiced earlier this year. This spring, the academic senates at Orange Coast College and Golden West College passed resolutions hoping to spark a dialogue with the administration about security. OCC faculty members listed some specific worries they have such as doors opening outward or locking only from the outside and uncertainty about what to do in a lockdown situation.
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By Hannah Fry | March 21, 2014
Coast Community College District has some growing to do if it wants to continue to beef up its budget in future years, according to a presentation made to district trustees. Andy Dunn, vice chancellor of finance and administrative services, kicked off the annual budgeting process during a study session Wednesday with the board of trustees. In previous years, the district has been forced to cut costs when budgeting in order to stay solvent. "We are recovering from a very difficult economic period and moving ahead to a period of steady but stable growth," he said.
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By Hannah Fry | November 14, 2013
Coast Community College District trustees are taking steps to rein in the district's legal expenditures. Trustees will vote on whether to amend the board's rules for accessing the district's legal counsel during their Nov. 20 meeting, according to the board agenda. The board of trustees formed a committee in September to discuss ways the district could reduce legal costs, which Trustee David Grant called "just too high. " The district pays about $360,000 annually in legal fees, Grant said.
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By Hannah Fry | November 7, 2013
The Coast Community College District is seeking feedback from students and faculty at its three campuses before considering a districtwide smoking ban. The proposed ban, which the board plans to vote on in the spring, would affect Coast's three colleges - Orange Coast in Costa Mesa, Golden West in Huntington Beach, and Coastline, which has campuses in several locations, including Newport Beach and Fountain Valley. Currently, OCC and Coastline prohibit smoking within 20 feet of a building entrance or window.
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By Rachel Gajardo | November 2, 2013
It has often been said that the grass is always greener on the other side. But the student leaders in the Coast Community College District argue that the grass can be greener on our side if we move toward sustainable practices. On Oct. 25, Coast's District Student Council voted unanimously to create a sustainability committee. This council is comprised of student leaders from the district's three campuses: Coastline Community College, Golden West College and Orange Coast College.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 20, 2013
The Coast Community College District chancellor will respond Wednesday to campus safety concerns that faculty voiced earlier this year. This spring, the academic senates at Orange Coast College and Golden West College passed resolutions hoping to spark a dialogue with the administration about security. OCC faculty members listed some specific worries they have such as doors opening outward or locking only from the outside and uncertainty about what to do in a lockdown situation.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | July 10, 2013
Orange Coast College was told this month that it must rework some of its governance and educational practices or risk losing its accreditation. A 57-page report from the college's accrediting body said OCC is in line with the vast majority of requirements, but seven deficiencies drew warnings. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges notified OCC about the report's findings in a July 3 letter. Every six years, the organization evaluates colleges' compliance with a set of regulations governing what they must do to receive accreditation - a stamp of educational quality.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | June 20, 2013
With an opportunity to grow its budget, the Coast Community College District is trying to lure back students and the funding that comes with them - a reversal from the limitations placed on registration last school year. "This is probably the best budget year we've seen in five or six years," Vice Chancellor Andrew Dunn told the college district's board of trustees Wednesday night while he presented the tentative fiscal plan for 2013-14. The board unanimously approved the $2 million tentative budget.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 18, 2013
Coastline Community College will lay off up to 32 employees this summer after it did not receive grant funding to run an Irvine career center it has operated for years. Coast Community College District's board of trustees voted to issue the layoff notices Wednesday night due to the lack of funds. "This is not a happy vote for any of us," board President Lorraine Prinsky said. Coastline's two Orange County One-Stop Centers, which provide job training and searching resources, are funded through federal grants.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 5, 2013
After a power failure that crippled Orange Coast College's computer system over the winter break, the college is upgrading years-old technology using millions of dollars in bond money. OCC will spend slightly less than $1 million on classroom technology and infrastructure to replace equipment that administrators say is 7 to 8 years old, with $420,000 of that designated for servers and software. The campus will also buy more than 1,000 computers for an additional $1.5 million.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 4, 2013
Orange Coast College officials think they could generate up to 40% of their own electricity and offer more summer classes as a result of recently approved bond money. In November, voters passed Coast Community College District's $698-million bond measure for rehabilitation and construction at the district's campuses. According to school officials, the first tangible return on investment taxpayers can expect to see will be slim, black and likely covering a parking lot: solar panels.
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