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Orange Coast College was designated as a 2021 Center for Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce and Training (CoE) by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD), according to an announcement made in May. 

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Pro-Palestinian protests in Irvine, Newport and Anaheim have been organized in reaction to the 11-day Hamas-Israeli War that ended last week through a ceasefire brokered by Egypt.

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Costa Mesa council member Arlis Reynolds is hosting the second community bike ride on Sunday for National Bike Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. The 10-mile route will start and finish at Tewinkle Park at 2 p.m.

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Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines that people no longer need to wear masks anywhere as long as they are fully vaccinated, except for when riding public transportation, including planes.

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Eid Al-Fitr, one of the most important holidays in the Islamic Lunar Calendar Which commemorates the end of Ramadan, will begin on Thursday, May 13. Festivities will last for three days in which Muslims are encouraged to partake in large feasts and give gifts to one another.

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Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Alex Sorza and Connor Cuomo join the Associated Students of Orange Coast College Student Senate after 78 students voted during this year’s special election on May 7. The three students join six students who were elected on April 23.

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Orange County officials announced yesterday that four mass vaccination sites, including the site at Costa Mesa’s Fair & Event Center, will be closing on June 6 following a decrease in demand for vaccinations at the sites.

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As vaccine rates have steadily decreased across the country since April, certain vulnerable demographic groups – including older adults and minorities – are receiving the vaccine at even lower rates in Orange County. The county has opened up two new vaccination sites to address this inequity…

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The Associated Students of Orange Coast College Advocacy Committee hosted a virtual town hall on April 30 to explore the college's COVID-19 reopening plans. Among those present to answer community-submitted questions were OCC President Angelica Suarez and various OCC leaders.

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Associated Students of Orange Coast College elections ended on April 23. All six candidates – Katherine Smith, Sarah Guidroz, Jasson Liang, Liam Shatzel, Laura Kemppainen and Michelle Schreiber – won seats on the nine seat senate.

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Students and faculty at Orange Coast College and other California Community Colleges will be able to attend events for Black Student Success Week to learn about inequality in higher education, getting involved in advocacy and improving success amongst Black and African students, starting on …

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Schools around the country are participating in the National Day of Silence today, symbolizing the silencing of LQTBQIA+ students, and Orange Coast College’s Student Equity program continues to hold events for faculty awareness and student support for the same community.

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A Coast Community College District pick up truck that was stolen from the District building’s parking lot near Orange Coast College this morning has been recovered, according to a crime alert from OCC Public Safety. 

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Associated Students of Orange Coast College is holding the 2021-2022 Student Senate Elections next week. Due to COVID-19, OCC students can cast their ballots, up to six times, virtually starting April 19 to 23 at OCCVotes.com.

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Ramadan 2021 began Monday night following mosques around the world announcing that the crescent moon has been sighted. The first day of fasting began the following day.

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Orange County Health Care Agency Director Clayton Chau and members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors addressed fears and clarified details about the digital passport testing program announced by OC Health Care agency online.

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The annual Orange County Fair is scheduled to take place July 16 through August 15, and the Orange County Fair and Events Center is altering capacity, ticket purchasing and event features during the pandemic. 

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a press conference on March 26 in which he talked about several topics, including new resources on the way for Orange Coast College students, the wave of Asian American and Pacific Islander hate incidents, reopening plans, subst…

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Orange Coast College Speech and Debate Club took home five medals, including one gold, competing against other California community colleges in the California Community College Forensics Association (CCCFA) State Championships.

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Coast Community College District and state leaders are stepping forward to renounce pandemic-induced hate crimes and racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that is growing across the country, Orange County and even impacting students at Orange Coast College. 

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Orange Coast College students have high hopes of transitioning to in-person classes this fall following a year of online classes, as COVID-19 cases decrease and vaccinations against the virus climb. 

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Disneyland and other theme parks announced they plan to reopen to California residents in late April with reduced capacity. This created mixed feelings among Orange County residents regarding whether or not it is safe to enter the parks and if any precautions are needed prior to visiting them. 

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Commercial cannabis was legalized in Costa Mesa in November 2020 after half of the city’s residents voted ‘yes’ on Measure Q, and actions towards this measure were taken by the Costa Mesa City Council during their meeting on March 2 when they agreed to provide the adequate funding needed in …

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Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley has won the special election against opponents John Moorlach, Kevin Muldoon, Michael Vo, and Janet Rappaport for the 2nd District Orange County Board of Supervisors seat. Foley is the first Democratic woman to serve in this role.