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By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 1, 2013
A parking enforcement officer at UC Irvine was placed on leave this week following allegations that he posted racially insensitive pictures online, the university confirmed. He also worked at Golden West College in Huntington Beach as a campus safety officer but was fired from that job after the allegations surfaced this week. UCI is investigating after a CBS-2 reporter showed campus officials a social media account where Carlos Vazquez, 31, allegedly posted racist pictures. One showed Hitler holding a child with the caption, "Proud father moment when my daughter met the great fuhrer.
NEWS
June 8, 2009
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees swore in this year?s student member, Robert Lane, a student at Golden West College, last week. As the only student member, Lane will act as a representative for the more than 60,000 students who use the district?s services annually, but he doesn?t have a vote on the board. He will also act as chairman for the District Student Council, comprising student representatives from the district?s three schools ? Coastline Community College, Golden West College and OCC. Lane?
LOCAL
November 24, 2008
The Orange Coast College women’s volleyball team will open the Southern California Regional playoffs at home against Pasadena City College tonight at 7. The Pirates (18-4) are the No. 8 seed in the regionals, while the Lancers (16-6), tied for second in the South Coast Conference, are the No. 11 seed. The Pirates finished third in the Orange Empire Conference, winning five of their last six matches to do so, including solid triumphs over Cypress and Golden West College.
NEWS
July 6, 2011
COSTA MESA — Construction of PBS SoCal's new studio headquarters will break ground with a formal ceremony Thursday, the company announced Wednesday. The new television production studio at 3080 Bristol St. will replace PBS SoCal's use of production facilities at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. PBS SoCal finished construction on its corporate headquarters, also on Bristol Street, in January. Construction of the production studio is scheduled for completion by fall.
NEWS
February 7, 2001
COSTA MESA - Tim Johnson the Vanguard University women's volleyball coach, has resigned after one season, according to Athletic Director Bob Wilson. Johnson began his career with the Lions two years as an assistant before taking over the head coaching job last year. The Lions, which included seven freshmen, one sophomore, four juniors and no seniors, went 3-20, 3-15 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Johnson also coaches the men's volleyball team at Golden West College and could not devote enough time to both programs, according to the Lions' media relations department.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
HUNTINGTON BEACH - In perhaps the longest delayed season-opener in water polo history, the Orange Coast College men's water polo team lost its first match of the season, 13-4, to host Golden West College Wednesday afternoon in Orange Empire Conference action. The Pirates were scheduled to compete in the Ventura College Tournament to open the season last week, but the tournament was overbooked, leaving the Pirates high and dry, literally. Chris Lancellotti had three goals to lead the Bucs, while Kyle Gorham added a single tally.
NEWS
April 11, 2012
O'Hara, Jean July 10, 1925 - February 19, 2012 Jean passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara, Ca  She worked at St.Joseph's Hospital in Orange where she was the Assistant Director of Nursing for many years. She continued her education and earned an M.S. degree from the University of Redlands. Golden West College recruited her to join their staff and she retired after 16 years of teaching. In retirement she enjoyed living on the bay in Newport Beach, trips abroad, visits home to Canada, travels around the United States.  Locally she enjoyed evenings at the theatre, daily walks on Balboa Island, dining with family and friends and a good bridge game.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
UC Irvine has welcomed a new police officer, the department announced Thursday. Chief Paul Henisey swore in Annie Nguyen on Monday during a ceremony at the University Hills Community Center on campus, according to a department news release. Nguyen was previously a public safety officer at Golden West College in Huntington Beach and a transportation security officer for the Transportation Security Administration at John Wayne Airport. She graduated in September from Golden West's police academy, where she won an award for the best recruit in force tactics, according to the release.
SPORTS
December 26, 2013
Costa Mesa High product Peter Marquez, a sophomore kicker at Golden West College, has been named All-California Region IV by the California Community College Football Coaches Assn. Marquez made 15 of 21 field-goal attempts, with a long of 52 yards, and also made 45 of 46 conversion kicks to finish with 90 points for a Rustlers squad that went 9-2 and lost to Riverside in the Southern California Bowl. Marquez was a first-team All-Southern Conference pick in 2013. As a senior at Costa Mesa in 2011, he shared the Orange Coast League Special Teams Player of the Year honor.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | September 2, 2009
When Sue Brown thinks back on her friend of more than four decades, Doris, she’ll always think of her smile. “That was her thing. She had a wonderful smile and was always happy. She was happy till the end,” Brown said. Doris Kagley, who was a counselor and athletic coach at Orange Coast College and Golden West College for 32 years, died Saturday. She was 79. Kagley began her career with OCC in the 1960s as a teacher, coach and counselor. She was a psychology professor and counselor and was tapped to help create a women’s track team.
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By Jim Carnett | March 17, 2014
Did I have a premonition that our lives would somehow intersect? Not really. I remember him first in 1957 as a pitcher for my favorite baseball team, the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. That was the year before the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and stole my heart. Though we ended up knowing of one another for more than 30 years, I'm not sure we ever spoke. I may have said, "Hey, coach," when I encountered him in the football press box at Orange Coast College. Given half a chance, we might have become good friends.
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SPORTS
December 26, 2013
Costa Mesa High product Peter Marquez, a sophomore kicker at Golden West College, has been named All-California Region IV by the California Community College Football Coaches Assn. Marquez made 15 of 21 field-goal attempts, with a long of 52 yards, and also made 45 of 46 conversion kicks to finish with 90 points for a Rustlers squad that went 9-2 and lost to Riverside in the Southern California Bowl. Marquez was a first-team All-Southern Conference pick in 2013. As a senior at Costa Mesa in 2011, he shared the Orange Coast League Special Teams Player of the Year honor.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013
Chris Oeding, a former star at Corona del Mar High, was named Coach of the Year on the men's water polo All-Southern California selections released recently. Oeding, a two-time Olympian who was CIF Southern Section Player of the Year and a three-time All-American for the Sea Kings, guided Long Beach City College to the state championship with an 11-9 title-game triumph over two-time-defending state champion Golden West. Oeding, in his 14th season at the Vikings' helm, has now won three state titles.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 1, 2013
A parking enforcement officer at UC Irvine was placed on leave this week following allegations that he posted racially insensitive pictures online, the university confirmed. He also worked at Golden West College in Huntington Beach as a campus safety officer but was fired from that job after the allegations surfaced this week. UCI is investigating after a CBS-2 reporter showed campus officials a social media account where Carlos Vazquez, 31, allegedly posted racist pictures. One showed Hitler holding a child with the caption, "Proud father moment when my daughter met the great fuhrer.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | October 23, 2013
The concrete quadrangle of the cramped Orange Coast College pool might have, at times, been confused with an octagon Wednesday afternoon. Both the host Pirates and Golden West College were clearly in no mood to back down in the combative Orange Empire Conference first-place showdown in men's water polo. In the end, it was the Pirates who displayed more passivity, allowing the Rustlers to prevail, 13-10. Golden West (15-1, 4-0 in conference), ranked No. 1 in the state, showed the supreme confidence of a perennial state championship contender.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | September 12, 2013
Coast Community College District is taking steps to mend employee and educational practices that have placed its three colleges at risk of losing their educational credentials, accreditation committee members said Tuesday. The committee plans to file a report with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges by February, showing that the district and its colleges have fixed issues the commission raised earlier this year. "We have a plan in place at the district and college levels," said Vince Rodriguez, vice president of instruction and student services at Coastline and a committee member.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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