How a $5.7 billion program to rebuild L.A. community colleges went astray – http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-community-colleges-html,0,3512910.htmlstory

Valley College’s health and science center exemplifies the poor oversight and quality control exercised by the Los Angeles Community College District in its vast construction program.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-build2-20110301,0,1960046.story

Chart: Top 10 contractors who donated to LACCD trustees and bond measures
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-build-donations-g,0,4125546.graphic

L.A. community colleges’ green energy plan proves wildly impractical. The blunders cost taxpayers $10 million.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-build6-20110306,0,4909175.story

Revelations about abuses in Los Angeles Community College District’s $5.7-billion building program show the importance of voting in March 8 trustees’ races.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0306-lopez-communitycolleges-20110306,0,2941157.column

Former Mission College vice president Karen Hoefel was overseeing a multimillion-dollar campus construction program in which her family’s company was hired as a subcontractor.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-college-contract-20110308,0,2734186.story

College district chief promises to ‘take action': Chancellor Daniel LaVista says he’ll work with the board to review the district’s ethics code, conflict-of-interest standards, system for awarding contracts, and planning and oversight of the $5.7-billion construction program.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-build-repair-20110309,0,2393743.storyhttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-build-repair-20110309,0,2393743.story

Larry Eisenberg has led the $5.7-billion bond-financed project since 2003. A Times investigation found that poor planning, shoddy workmanship and other factors cost tens of millions of dollars.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-community-college-20110310,0,1858106.story

After the L.A. district repairs the shoddy construction, it should fix its management flaws.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-colleges-20110310,0,2504244.story

The committee will examine costs and the system of checks and balances in the $5.7-billion bond-funded project. Critics say the new effort does not go far enough.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0406-community-college-bond-20110405,0,1831555.story

Unanimous decision by college trustees avoids cost and delay of trying to dismiss Larry Eisenberg without pay, a board member says.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-community-college-bond-20110412,0,4608284.story

District Trustees Kill Democracy, guarantee their re-election chances by eliminating Run-off elections with this “Incumbent Protection Bill”

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-community-college-board-runoff-elections-20140710-story.html

 

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