The Channels

Students living on Westside uneasy over string of murders

Kyle Rokes and Eryn Burkhart

April 29, 2009

Jacky Chang was on her way to church the same morning that the body of a murdered man was lying in the gutter, just around the corner from her front door. Baldemar Leal, a 22-year-old Mexican national was left to die on De...

Incident Report – Graffiti vandals tag campus property

Hannah Scott

April 21, 2009

April 15 At 3 p.m., a male student became upset and yelled fighting words, causing a scene in the Admissions Office of the Student Services Building. He was petitioning to add a class, when despite verbal warnings he continued...

Mischief on the Mesa: Suspect linked to Oceano Avenue stabbing and Cliff Drive robbery

Rhys Alvarado

April 20, 2009

Police have discovered that a man arrested for stabbing a 21-year-old man on Oceano Avenue last month was also involved in a strong arm-robbery on the Mesa in February. Christian Ibarra, 23, was arrested on March 26 after police received a search and arrest warrant in the 100 block of Gl...

False IDs in Life Fitness Center cause for concern

Hannah Scott

April 16, 2009

Students using other student's ID cards to exercise in the Life Fitness Center is no different than using another person's credit card, Ellen O'Connor said, director of City College's state-of-the-art fitness facility. "It's someone...

Former student sentenced for harassment, banned from campus

Rhys Alvarado

April 15, 2009

A former student arrested last spring for harassing phone calls to a female student was sentenced Friday and ordered to stay off campus. The defendant, Mark Bradshaw, 22, was also arrested in April 2008 for "sexual battery...

Incident Report – Hit-and-run on bridge

Hannah Scott

April 15, 2009

March 24 A hit and run on the east side of the bridge crosswalk was called into the security office at 12:41 p.m. The vehicle brushed against a female student's leg, ran over her foot, and continued driving. March 25 ...

Mother of Tea Fire victim asks judge for harsher punishment

Rhys Alvarado

April 15, 2009

Two of the 10 individuals charged with trespassing onto the Tea Gardens property changed their not-guilty pleas to no-contest Tuesday at Figueroa Superior Court. Hashim Ali Hassan and Mohammad Alessam were sentenced to two y...

Football program allegedly broke recruitment rules

Rhys Alvarado

March 26, 2009

An investigation is currently underway with allegations that the school's football program violated rules involving the recruitment of its athletes, which Superintendent-President Andreea Serban confirmed Friday. Serban has not confirmed...

Librarians look at new watch cams

Kenny Lindberg

March 25, 2009

The recent report that a laptop may have been stolen from the Luria Library has led the library to explore the possibility of updating their surveillance cameras-none of which record data. "We're getting a bid right now for cameras th...

Incident Report – Ticket angers student, threatens lawsuit

Hannah Scott

March 25, 2009

March 12 An outraged male student verbally accosted a security officer expressing plans to "sue the college" after he received a parking ticket in the lot next to the Student Services building. The owner of the vehicle was issued a park...

Tea Garden 10 plead not guilty

Kenny Lindberg and Rhys Alvarado

March 21, 2009

Not guilty pleas were entered Tuesday for the 10 charged with starting a campfire in the Tea Gardens. "There is an offer on the table (from the DA's office)," attorney Joshua Webb, who represents Joshua Grant Decker-Trinidad...

Loud partying leads to stabbing on Oceano Avenue

Rhys Alvarado

March 19, 2009

Detectives are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred early Tuesday morning near school, which sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital after a fight with two other subjects, authorities say. Police arrived at 1:48 a.m.,...

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