Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Alicia Edquist, Staff Writer

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Community; See you later, never goodbye

May 4, 2005

When I began my journey at Cerritos College, I knew from the moment I stepped foot inside the Talon Marks that this was where my desire to write would grow. I have always been interested in the field of...

Bulky mansions still allowed in Downey

May 4, 2005

Downey Council took action on a new ordinance after a public hearing had residents and council members wanting revisions made to the ordinance last Tuesday. The ordinance was to control the growing trend...

Council presented housing program

April 19, 2005

Council hears presentation on city programCity of Downey Mayor Anne Bayer made a proclamation and announced that it will be Fair Housing Month in the city. Also a presentation was made to the city council...

KTLA’s Damon Andrews returns to Cerritos

April 5, 2005

Ten years have gone by and he is back home working for KTLA, Channel 5.At one time a dream and now a reality, Damon Andrews, Cerritos College graduate, grew up in the city of Cerritos and is now living...

Community calendar

March 10, 2005

Community CalendarCerritos CollegeMarch 16 Cerritos College Board of Trustees meeting at 6 p.m.City of DowneyMarch 12 Job fair at the Barbara Riley center from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ARC walk -Registration...

Election coverage

March 10, 2005

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Bye, Bye Birdiehazard to your health

March 10, 2005

Bye Bye Birdie would have received four stars, but minus two stars for the smoking scene earns this musical two stars and a "hazardous to your health" warning sign. The show is currently being featured...

Tuesday’s City Election Results

March 9, 2005

Tuesday's City Election ResultsCerritos City CouncilCandidate Total Votes Sally Havice 1,535Joseph Cho 2,863John Crawley 3,752Jim Edwards 3,255Enrique Del Real 154Chan-Yong...

Downey council hears report from NASA

March 8, 2005

Downey city council and residents of Downey were updated on the progress of the Downey Landing, Downey Studios and Kaiser Permanente new medical office/hospital at a special session before a regular council...

Controversy brewsat Downey City Council

February 16, 2005

Residents of Downey spoke out against the proposed revisions to the city's Facility Naming Policy at last Tuesday's meeting. Council members also congratulated the Civilian Emergency Response Team program...

Deadline approaches for registering to vote

February 15, 2005

The deadline to register to vote for the March 8 election is nearing. Feb. 22 is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming election.Five cities in the College District area will be having elections...

Downey says helloto Bye Bye Birdie

February 15, 2005

Downey Civic Light Opera makes a nest for the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" as it takes flight Thursday night. The cast has been preparing for months and is ready to shine. The cast of 43 actors and actresses...

Board looks at ways to revise policy

February 9, 2005

The Board of Trustees took a new look at a possible way to revise the look of the Board's Policy at last Wednesday's meeting. Dr. Noelia Vela, Cerritos College president, asked the Board to look at the...

Household hazardous and E-Waste roundup

February 8, 2005

Motor oil, paint, paint thinner, household and car batteries are only some of the types of hazardous items that can be brought to the Household Hazardous and E-Waste roundup this Saturday from 9 a.m. to...

Downey City Council adopts long-term vision

February 1, 2005

The Downey City Council adopted the Downey Vision 2025 for the city last Tuesday after a public hearing. Downey Vision 2025 is a plan to make changes in the city and follow them over the next 20 years....

Automotive center receives $100,000

January 25, 2005

Cerritos College received a check for $100,000 from Southland Motor Car Dealers Association during last Wednesday's regular Cerritos College Board of Trustees meeting.Dr. Ted Edmiston, president of the...

Edquist- Jan 26 Calendar

January 25, 2005

Calendar of eventsCity of CerritosThursday -Cerritos City Council at 7 p.m. at city hall2nd Annual Orchid Show at the Cerritos city library in the Skyline roomFriday 6-9 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sunday...

Board of Trustees discusses many topics

January 25, 2005

At the Cerritos College Board of Trustees meeting last Wednesday, a variety of topics were covered ranging from accepting a check for $100,000, to G.O. bond presentations, to reports of the leadership...

Cerritos hosts orchid show Jan. 28-Jan. 30

January 25, 2005

The city of Cerritos Library will be hosting the Second Annual Orchid Show this weekend from Jan. 28 - Jan 30.The three-day show will consist of talks, demonstrations, entertainment, and a display of...

Council questions mayor and approves funds

January 24, 2005

The Downey City Council approved unanimously to have SOS Security, Incorporated's services at the city's Downtown parking structure for an annual amount not to exceed $45,000 last Tuesday at its first...

Downey celebrates 20 years of adult literacy.

January 24, 2005

The Downey City Library celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Adult Literacy Program last year. The program was started by a grant from the State of California Literacy Campaign 20 years ago. The California...

Carlos Jimenez and a campus policeman during last semesters protest that lead to their detention near the Cerritos College Elbow Room.

Case dropped against M.E.Ch.A. members

January 23, 2005

The Los Angeles District Attorney/Bellflower area office has refused to file a case against three students who were cited last October for disturbing the peace on school grounds after participating in...

Community Calendar

January 18, 2005

Community Calendar-Cerritos College-Jan 19 -Board of Trustees meeting @ 6 p.m. in BoardroomCity of DowneyJan 25-City Council meeting @ 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers in Downey City HallCity of BellflowerJan....

Board of Trustees notice

January 18, 2005

Board of Trustees meeting will be held Wednesday in the Boardroom at 6 p.m.The Boardroom is located in the Administration Building quad next to the President's office.

Prerequisite checkingfor summer 2005

December 7, 2004

Cerritos College, with the help of the new Peoplesoft system the college has started using, will begin a new procedure when students begin registering for classes Summer 2005. Prerequisites for classes...

Holiday shopping mayhem

November 16, 2004

Oh, the holidays are approaching, quicker than even the average shopper can count down the days down to Christmas Day. The decorations are up and the holiday advertisements are all over the TV and newspapers....

Presidential Search continues….

November 15, 2004

Thirteen applicants to be interviewed for the position of President of Cerritos College.In a Presidential Search Memorandum from Bob Chester, Presidential Search Committee Chairperson, gave his first update...

Election 2004 Proposition results

November 3, 2004

Americans lined up early Tuesday morning to cast their votes for who they wanted to lead the country for the next four years. Lines are longer than usual this year due to the presidential race being a...

Propositions: What to know

October 26, 2004

Proposition 1AProtection of Local Government RevenuesProposition 1A amends the state constitution to prevent state government from taking property and sales tax from cities, counties, redevelopment agencies...

Cartozian fights on

October 7, 2004

Over the past month, Kirk Cartozian, Mayor of city of Downey, has been the victim of his re-election signs being stolen from yards in Downey. Cartozian is running for re-election for District 5 in Downey....

Sertoma club conducts fundraiser

October 5, 2004

Will Rogers' Follies will be coming to the Downey Civic Theatre for a one-day fundraiser to raise money for the Sertoma Club of Downey.The club is a non-profit organization supporting hearing/speech impaired...

Family traditioncomes alive

October 5, 2004

The sweet smell of roses and the beautiful colors, and all of Colorado Blvd calling one lucky winner's name. Downey Rose Float Association has announced a once in a lifetime chance to ride a float in the...

Board Member Robert Epple

Robert Epple appointed to board

September 2, 2004

The Cerritos College Board of Trustees has made their decision about filling the vacant seat left by the passing of Cheryl A. Epple.The board has appointed Robert Epple to fill the position on the board...

GO Bond wins … Now what?

July 28, 2004

There have been two bonds issued in the history of Cerritos College. It has been almost 50 years since the school was built and opened. It took the first General Obligation bond to do that and now it takes...

Cheryl Epple Board Member, speaks out at board meeting.

An eyebrow raised at the Board meeting

May 22, 2004

Questions to change orders were brought to the attention of the Board as they began to re-evaluate how they go about conducting business with contractors. Board member Cheryl Epple brought attention to...

Board Notes: Board of Trustees meeting

May 1, 2004

What is Cerritos College going to do if and when the University of California and possibly Cal State colleges start telling students that they have a better chance getting in the system if they go to a...

Board of Trustees meet for a study session at Board Meeting

General Obligation Bond study session

April 4, 2004

Hot topics about the General Obligation Bond and where does the future of Cerritos College lie was the main discussion of the Board of Trustees study session for the G.O. Bond last Wednesday night before...

CC Bond wins

CC Bond wins

March 3, 2004

The numbers soared throughout the night as Measure CC pushed full steam ahead, and won with 57 percent of the vote of district residents.In the end, the total number of votes in favor of the measure was...

G.O. Bond resultsas of 11:30 p.m.

March 3, 2004

As of 11:30 p.m., exit polls have Propositions 58 and 57 passing, and have Propositions 56 and 55 not passing. Although these results are not final with several more districts yet to report, final results...

Phone Banksneed vounteers

February 29, 2004

After a long two-months of campaign for the General Obligation Bond for Cerritos College, the phone bank is still calling on volunteers to help at the bank and on the day of the election. "We still need...

Trustee’s seek partnerships within community

February 29, 2004

A new automotive partnership is in the works as a presentation was made by Cerritos College President John Grindel at the Board meeting last Wednesday. Grindel presented the Board with a possible partnership...

Board ratifies CSEA contract

February 11, 2004

The vote was unanimous by the Board of Trustees for the California School Employees Association, Cerritos College Chapter 161, for the ratification of the CSEA contract, during last Wednesday's Board of...

Phone bank for G.O. bond

January 31, 2004

Ever sit down to dinner with your family and all of a sudden the phone rings? And its someone is trying to sell you a product or lately to get your vote on a campaign issue or candidate for the primary...

Board of Trustees Meeting

January 28, 2004

What are our expectations of the next college president? This was the main topic at the Board of Trustees meeting last Wednesday.While it was made clear that the Board is not a part of the presidential...

The rising of the sun from the new Social Science building

Update on G.O. bond

January 22, 2004

The campaign is under way for Cerritos College G.O. Bond MeasureAt a Board of Trustees meeting on Nov.19 the board voted to place a $210 million General Obligation Bond on the March 2 ballot, after more...

General Obligation Bond: Infograph on spending

January 21, 2004

Projected CostsAdditional Classrooms & Modernization $80 - $90 Million* New Construction * Adult Education Addition * Automotive Technology Complex * Business Education/Computer (CIS)...

Gunshots at gas station

December 10, 2003

Two men received gun shots wounds on Nov. 10 at Citgo gas station on the corner of Alondra Boulevard and Studebaker Road across the street from Cerritos College, according to the Norwalk Sheriffs Department.No...

Board of Trustees installed

December 9, 2003

The Board of Trustees will have their final meeting of the year this Wednesday, but this meeting will be different than others held prior. Bob Arthur, John Moore and Dr. Ted Edmiston are the re-elected...

Culinary celebrates Thanksgiving

November 19, 2003

If you can't wait until Thanksgiving day for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, there is no reason to wait any longer.The Culinary Arts Café will be serving up its yearly Thanksgiving Day luncheon...

New Board ready for business

November 19, 2003

Robert Arthur, Ted Edmiston and John Moore are to be re-sworn in as the re-elected members of the Board of Trustees. Tom Jackson will be sworn in as the new member to the Board.The elected Board members...

County officials prepare to count ballots at the Norwalk Registrar´s office Tuesday night, for the Board of Trustees election.


November 7, 2003

After the long hours of campaigning and all the ballots counted, Cerritos College District residents have re-elected three board members and one new member to the board of trustees. According to the Registrar's...

Board of Trustees coverage

November 5, 2003

Tuesday is election day for voters to go out and vote for the candidates of the Board of Trustees for Cerritos College as well as local city officials. There are 12 candidates running for the board. There...

Election results are in for Board of Trustees

November 5, 2003

The semi-offical results of the election are in, Ted Edmiston, Robert "Bob" Arthur and John Moore have been re-elected to serve another four-year term and Tom Jackson is the newly elected member to board...

Authorization of Board

November 4, 2003

AUTHORIZATIONThe Board of Trustees of the Cerritos Community College District exists under and derives its powers from the Constitution of the State of California and the acts of the Legislature of the...

Running candidate Raul Havice Morales

Three more candidates for the Board of Trustees

November 4, 2003

With the end of the recall election on Oct. 7, its time to get down to business that has an impact on Cerritos College directly. The Nov. 4 election is only a week away, and yet what is so important about...

Major functions of Board

November 4, 2003

MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD1) Comply with provisions of the Education Code as they pertain to functions of the Board.2) Establish policies for the operation of the college.3) Adopt the rules and regulations...

Disney opens futuristic concert hall

Disney opens futuristic concert hall

October 21, 2003

The new industrial strength concert hall is amazing from the outside. With its sleek and shiny futuristic metal structure, the concert hall is sure to bring in tourists and music lovers everywhere. On...

Homecoming Candidates

October 8, 2003

1. Carlin Osagie-GSAGrade: Major: Nursing G.P.A: 2.13 Why are you running? To let others know that big people can do it and also that I can do it too. What are your hobbies? I like football and going...

Avalon health screenings at Cerritos

September 30, 2003

Health issues are one of the main concerns on society today and with the high cost of testing. Avalon at Cerritos will be hosting "Life Line Screening" on Thursday. Avalon at Cerritos is the assisted living...

Board of Trustees election candidates

September 16, 2003

With the Nov. 4 election around the corner, Cerritos College will be apart of the election with 12 candidates running for school board.There are only four seats open on the board of trustees for the Nov....

12 candidates onballot for Trustees

September 9, 2003

The race is on for Cerritos College Board of Trustees. There are four seats open to candidates to run for. The election for the Board of Trustees is Nov 4. There are 12 candidates running for the board...

Culinary Arts reopens as The Cafe

Culinary Arts reopens as The Cafe

September 9, 2003

Mouth-watering smells from the kitchen at Cerritos College are filling the air as the new Café has opened and its not fast food. Last week, Cerritos College Culinary Arts department was cooking up...

Cerritos instructor resuscitates life

August 26, 2003

Teaching nursing to students at Cerritos College can lead to telling experiences that can be life saving. Patty Riedel RN, MSN is a full time instructor in the nursing program and she has had numerous...

On a Roll

May 22, 2003

Photography by Chad Uyeno

Impeachment proceedings ahead

May 13, 2003

With the controversy of the elections still looming over at Student Activities there seems to be rumors of an impeachment proceedings flying around Cerritos College. Cerritos College Chief Justice Pro...

First year experience

April 29, 2003

When you came to Cerritos College did you ever think about how you were going to make it through college? How would you adjust to college and that it would not be like high school anymore?For many new...

EOPS/CARE Students protests

April 1, 2003

Budget cuts are affecting every program no matter how small or how big they are.The Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) and the CARE program at Cerritos College is one program that will...

Transfer Center Impacted by the Budget

April 1, 2003

Like many programs on campus, the Transfer Center is also feeling the budget crunch when it comes to helping students and taking tours of other campuses. "We have really understood what the crunch was...

Transfer center goes to Berkeley and Davis

April 1, 2003

Have you ever thought about where you are transferring to after Cerritos College? Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. So many decision to make as students go through college. Well the Cerritos College Transfer...

Meet James Towns!

Meet James Towns!

April 1, 2003

James TownsPresidential Election Questionnaire >1. Tell me why are you running? I have been asked that by everyone I know. Why are you running, and it's simple. Helping others is my motivation. It...

Spring Dance concert preview

March 18, 2003

With 77 performers and probably the largest cast in a student concert in the community colleges, students are preparing for the show of the semester. Along with the Associated Students of Cerritos College...

Which is hotter?

March 18, 2003

So which contest is hotter? The Mr. Cerritos contest or the Chili cook-off? The 24th annual Hoe Down Days has begun. The chili cook-off and Mr. Cerritos contest is Wednesday in the student center and...

Beware of Chatrooms

March 11, 2003

No one else can bring down the house like this duo in the hottest and most hilarous movie of the year. Steve Martin and Queen Latifah make a dynamic duo as they team up for a movie that makes the audience...

A virtual world away

A virtual world away

March 11, 2003

In the early part of January, John Haas, Social Science instructor and two Teacher TRAC students went to New Zealand to discuss the future of distance education at Cerritos College. Amy McManus went along...

ASCC Presidential Elections

March 10, 2003

The Associated Students of Cerritos College is begining the applications process for the 2003 presidential elections. The application became available to the student body on monday. Students can go pick...

Art Gallery displays range of works

Art Gallery displays range of works

March 4, 2003

The emotions of the human body is only one of many different types of photographs that can be seen at the Student/Faculty photography exhibition.The exhibition is full of pieces ranging from contempoary...

Letters to fellow Cerritos College Marines in Kuwait

Letters to fellow Cerritos College Marines in Kuwait

February 25, 2003

With the possible war being weeks away, students as well as faculty are being affected by the possible threat.Erik Duane is a employee of Cerritos College and also a United States Marine. Duane is currently...

An educational trip for three to New Zealand

An educational trip for three to New Zealand

February 25, 2003

An educational trip for three to New ZealandIn the early part of January, John Haas, Social Science instructor and two Teacher TRAC students went to New Zealand to discuss the future of distance education...

A+ certification

February 11, 2003

Ever thought about getting A+ certification?Well if you are interested in becoming A+ certified, Cerritos College Economic Development Department is currently recruiting students for training in A+ Certification.The...

Movie review: Shanghai Knights

February 11, 2003

Shanghai Knights is definitely one of Jackie Chan's better movies, though it took a while to progress and start to get a move on.Chan and Owen Wilson teamed up again to bring the audience a rip roarin'...

Are you part of class action smoking lawsuit?

Are you part of class action smoking lawsuit?

February 4, 2003

Were you a resident minor in the state of California anytime from April 2, 1994 to Dec. 31 1999? Then you may be apart of a class action lawsuit against the big tobacco companies. Are you surprised? Lawsuits...

Culinary arts

January 28, 2003

Something is sure cooking down at the Culinary Arts department. Last Wednesday Culinary Arts opened its doors to the cafeteria so students, faculty and the public could enjoy a well-served and well-cooked...

Pastry chefs win some sweet awards

Pastry chefs win some sweet awards

December 12, 2002

The Pastry and Baking program has taken two bronzes and a silver medal at the food show.On Oct. 27, Bum Parks and Stephanie Lesjak competed in the Orange Empire Chef Association of the American Culinary...

Avalon design honored

December 11, 2002

Avalon at Cerritos has been awarded the 2002 SAGE (Senior Achievement and General Excellence) Award for Project of the Year.The award was presented by the Seniors Housing Council of the Building Industry...

Dinner is served

Dinner is served

December 11, 2002

The aroma of turkey was in the air as the Culinary Arts had their annual Thanksgiving dinner in the student center on Nov 21. Most of the prep work was done the day before, like as making sure they had...

Parking lots closed

Parking lots closed

December 11, 2002

Cerritos College will be under construction during Christmas break, but things are already in preparation for the construction. Some of the older buildings on campus are in need of an upgrade. The Liberal...

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance isn’t just for women

December 11, 2002

"This club is for anyone who believes in equality," said Barbara Mueller, advisor to the Cerritos College Chapter of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.The club, part of a national network of Feminist...

College redesigns website

College redesigns website

November 13, 2002

Cerritos College has a new design for the campus website.The website redesign is a joint effort between three committees on campus. The Web Administration, Public Relations and the Web Standards Committee...

Homecoming Float Slide show

November 7, 2002

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Joel Morales

November 2, 2002

Joel Morales represents LDSSA candidate Heather FoxSee another videoAbraham MacadonioMark DuranMichael KhongJoel Morales

Michael Khong

November 2, 2002

Michael Khong represents Phi Beta Lambda candidate Haydee RodriguezSee another videoAbraham MacadonioMark DuranMichael KhongJoel Morales

Mark Duran

November 2, 2002

Mark Duran represents SPICE Club candidate Jaqueline CastellonSee another videoAbraham MacadonioMark DuranMichael KhongJoel Morales

Michael Kek

November 2, 2002

Michael Kek represents Scholars Honors Club candidate Danielle TolentinoSee another videoAbraham MacadonioMark DuranMichael KhongJoel Morales

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