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A motorcycle journey from Mexico to Alaska

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:57am
Saddleback College’s instructor Scott Fredrickson shows adventurous side on summer break Avid world traveler and Saddleback instructor of economics and business, Scott Fredrickson spent his summer break riding his motorcycle from the border of Mexico to the Arctic Circle. The trip marked his second venture to Alaska on a bike, however he used a different […]
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Holy fire cause under investigation

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:33pm
Cleveland National Forest firefighters estimate Holy fire containment by Wednesday The Orange County Fire Authority and San Diego based Cleveland National Forest firefighters fight to extinguish the Holy fire located within Holy Jim and Trabuco Canyon. First reports of the 3,399-acre wildfire affecting communities in Holy Jim Canyon, Trabuco Canyon Residence Tract and Blue Jay […]
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San Clemente’s 42nd annual Ocean Festival

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:57am
Ocean competition raises funds for the community San Clemente hosts the 42nd annual Ocean Festival at the pier with an expected 50,000 participants and spectators of all ages on Saturday July 21 through Sunday, July 22. The goals of the non-profit organization focus on promoting water athletics, ocean safety and environmental awareness. The forecast predicts […]
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Three free jazz performances organized throughout July

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:50am
Multiple musicians including, Berisford ‘Shep’ Shepherd, Tern Re and Joey Sellers collaborate to present concerts at Saddleback College Saddleback College will host three jazz concerts featuring The Saddleback College Jazz Camp students, the Saddleback College’s Big Band, the Jazz Summer Combos along with performers Berisford ‘Shep’ Shepherd, a 101 year old American jazz musician, Tern […]
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Saddleback College offers study abroad options in Oxford, England

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:10pm
Oxford program presents students ability to explore cultural English landscapes for spring 2019 The study abroad program with Saddleback instructor, Suki Fisher, will hold an information session on Tuesday, July 10 at 5 p.m. in the Student Services Center’s room 212. It will distribute further information about the planned study abroad options in Oxford, England for […]
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The near-end of the bookstore era in south Orange County

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 8:53pm
Paperback books replaced by devices  Mathom House Books Inc., a new and used bookstore in San Clemente, fed the minds of readers for 18 years and penned their final “el fin” to customers on July 20. The owner shared the heightened rise in Amazon buying and Kindle reading forces yet another book store closure. Chain […]
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Travel and Tourism program offering multiple classes for fall semester

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 6:15pm
Instructors Charles Weghorst and Jeanne Robinson preparing students for future professions Saddleback College instructors Charles Weghorst and Jeanne Robinson will offer five travel and tourism classes during the fall semester. These classes include Introduction to the Exciting World of Travel and Tourism, European Destinations, Selling Dreams – The Travel Industry, Airline Computer Training and Advanced […]
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Maiden sailing voyage to Catalina Island

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 8:35pm
Crew members build camaraderie offshore After reading the fiction book entitled Tribe, by Sebastian Junger, I finally understood the underlying idea of what tribal societies can teach our modern population about loyalty, belonging and the human quest for meaning. Junger introduces an anthropologist, Christopher Boehm, who found that high levels of the hormone oxytocin are […]
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USA Surfing championships debuts upcoming talent

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:10pm
USA junior surf team trains for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games The USA junior championships held at Lower Trestles in San Clemente offers opportunities for aspiring young surfers in training for the pinnacle in the sports world, the Olympic games. Conditions for the event consisted of two to four-foot surf and rising water temperatures […]
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Indivisible organizes multiple protests through Orange County

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:22am
Families Belong Together collaborates to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s family separation policy Indivisible and Families Belong Together participated together to arrange a total of eight protests or marches within Orange County to address Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Homeland Security’s zero tolerance family separation policy from June 20 through June 30. […]
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Pause for Paws Spring 2018

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:41am
On Monday May 21st and Tuesday, May 22, the Orange County Society of the Prevention of Cruelty ‘Pets Are Wonderful Support’ group, will be at Saddleback College for the Pause for Paws event. Pause for Paws is to be held from 11a.m. to 1p.m. and located in front of the Learning Resource Center. Pause for […]
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Saddleback College graduate Johnny Stanton signs contract to play for NFL

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:57pm
Previous Gaucho quarterback Johnny Stanton signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings last week following earlier recruitment to the east coast team’s Rookie Minicamp. The successful weekend ultimately yielded an invitation for the former Gaucho to play professionally for the NFL, but his journey from Nebraska back to California and finally on to […]
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Liane Moriarty’s ‘The Husband’s Secret’ book review

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 9:54am
Another witty novel by Moriarty hits the big screen Captivated by Liane Moriarty’s best seller novel and HBO series “Big Little Lies,” readers find themselves gravitating to similar mysterious components found in “The Husband’s Secret.” Introducing the lives of three women in Sydney, Australia, readers delve into the intertwinement of characters as the book progresses. […]
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‘A Quiet Place’ is a parent’s worst nightmare

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:38pm
As if parenting was not hard enough Most people with kids will describe the process of parenting as a “trial and error” experience. If they or their child does something wrong, you deal with it, treat it as a lesson and learn from it. It is the way of life to learn from past mistakes. John […]
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Kanye West Controversy Tweets

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:51am
Did he go too far? According to an interview with TMZ this Tuesday Kanye West said: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years…for 400 years?,” he said. “ That sounds like a choice.” West portrays himself as a modern day warrior fighting Twitter trolls and assorted media. He tweeted that if he lived 148 […]
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Jumping the gender wage gap

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 10:55pm
The disparity between the remuneration of men and women, with women earning less than men on average, defines the gender wage gap as many know it today. Formal studies have existed since the 1970s after long acknowledging concerns that disparities in pay exist. The Equal Pay Act became law in 1963 targeting this issue and […]
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Defining ‘service animal’, according to the ADA

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:24pm
  Service dogs are not an unusual sight at Saddleback college; they are also not just any ordinary dog. These service dogs are working animals that have had countless hours of socialization and intense behavioral and obedience training. These working animals  are schooled to be mentally and physically ready to assist and help their human […]
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One Author, one college

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:23pm
Saddleback College held the “One Book, One College” author visit for Dan-el Padilla Peralta’s memoir titled “Undocumented” at the campus McKinney Theater on Tuesday April 24. One Book One College is a shared school-wide read that has the goal to promote a broader understanding of experiences to open up our own viewpoints as a campus. […]
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Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:44pm
Most people are shocked when I disclose my ethnicity, most assume I’m white, when in reality I’m half Mexican and I identify as Hispanic, even though my mother insists that I refer to myself as ‘American of Latin descent’. Then, I get to play a game called, “prove your ethnic background” because I don’t “look” […]
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Gauchos prepare for playoffs after final season home game

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:49pm
The Saddleback College Baseball team lost the final home game in the third of a series against Golden West last week, but the Mission Viejo team has not met the end of the season yet. The successful season the team had means they will be going to the playoffs despite the loss on Friday. “We […]
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