• Vaqueros Win Back-to-Back Division Titles

    Vaqueros Win Back-to-Back Division Titles

    Anna Ollson, Staff Writer

    May 4, 2016

    With a chance to take home the Western State Conference Southern Division title, the Vaqueros faced the West Los Angeles Wildcats at Stengel Field on Friday, in the last game of the regular season. The Vaqs were off to a great start with a 4-0 lead at the top of the second inning, but West L.A. managed... READ MORE »»

    With a chance to take home the Western State Conference Southern Division title, the Vaqueros faced the West Los Angeles Wildcats at Stengel Field on Friday, in the last game of the regular season. The Vaqs were off to a great start with a 4-0 lead at the top of the second inning, but West L.A. managed to stay in the game by scoring two runs and adding two more in the next inning to tie the score. It was all Vaqueros after that, as the home team stepped up to the plate to score at least one run in six of eight innings, defeating the Wildcats with a score of 11-5. The Vaqueros claimed the conference title for the second season in a row and for the fifth time in the last six years. First baseman Liam Shibata was one of the three Vaqueros to have multiple RBIs in the game, ending up with two, after hitting singles in the first and fourth innings. “It feels great, we’ve worked all year and to make it to the ending feels good” said Shibata. Head Coach Chris Cicuto was ejected during Thursday’s game at West L.A. for arguing with the umpire and had to sit out the entire game. Ivan “Woody” Lopez stepped in and took over the reins. When the game was over the team dog-piled in the middle of the field and, shortly after, Coach Cicuto came down to the field to join in on the celebration. As in big league tradition, the team poured a bucket of ice water over the coach. “I had to watch the game from the bridge” said Cicuto after the win was a fact, “I had to sit out today and we’ll see if I have to do it in one more game.” The entire team gathered in front of the stands and applauded the audience as a thank you for coming and supporting them during the season, and in hopes of them coming out during the playoff games. The Vaqs finish the season with a 17-4 record in conference and 28-8 overall. The Vaqueros are assured to play their first series at home on Stengel Field Friday at 2 p.m. with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. first round of regional playoff series. Glendale has won the division two years in a row and five times in the last six years. The first playoff game will be played Friday at 2 p.m. with a double header scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., if necessary.

    Anna Ollson

  • Cinco de Mayo: Keeping the Tradition Alive

    Cinco de Mayo: Keeping the Tradition Alive

    Stephanie Ramirez, Staff Writer

    May 4, 2016

    Mariachi performances, parades and festivals will be seen all over the United States and a few cities across Mexico on the fifth of May or better known as “Cinco de Mayo.” Not to be affiliated with Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, Cinco de Mayo is a day to commem... READ MORE »»

    FIESTA: Tourists and residents walk around Zona Centro’s market place in Tijuana, Baja Calif., Mexico, decorated with papel picado (tissue paper with intricate cutout designs) in the colors of the Mexican flag.

    Stephanie Ramirez

  • PUSHUPS FOR VETS

    PUSHUPS FOR VETS

    May 4, 2016

    The Veteran’s Association of GCC and friends, including college president David Viar, dropped and gave twenty or more as part of the 22kill.com pushup challenge at Plaza Vaquero Tuesday. The goal is to reach 22 million pushups to “honor those who serve and to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention... READ MORE »»

  • Sierra Vista Construction Update: Temporary Halt Causes Delay in Occupancy

    Sierra Vista Construction Update: Temporary Halt Causes Delay in Occupancy

    Melody Shahsavarani, Nancy Villalobos, Staff Writer

    May 4, 2016

    Glendale College terminated its contract with Mallcraft Inc. April 20 for failure to meet deadlines, thereby temporarily halting construction on the Sierra Vista building. The Board of Trustees declared the immediate suspension of work at the construction site, using its right to call for default t... READ MORE »»

    NEARING THE FINISH MARK: A dispute with the contractor has led to suspension of construction at Sierra Vista.

    Anna Ollson

  • The Vaquero Classic: Track is Back!

    The Vaquero Classic: Track is Back!

    El Vaq Staff

    April 20, 2016

    Dozens of umbrellas dotted the stands as a little bit of rain didn’t stop fans from all over Southern California coming out to support their teams at the Vaquero Classic track and field meet on April 9 at the newly renovated Sartoris Field. Community colleges from San Diego north to Bakersfield... READ MORE »»

Track and Field

Vaquero track and field teams work out on the newly renovated Sartoris Field. See related story at http://elvaq.com/news/2015/11/18/sartoris-field-will-get-major-makeover/ Film by Scott Stalnaker.

10K on the Brand Trail: Glendale Runners Face the Challenge

10K on the Brand Trail: Glendale Runners Face the Challenge

Jessica Jas, Staff Writer

On Sunday, a record-breaking 950 people participated in the 6th Annual Verdugo Mountains 10k Trail, Run and Hike event held at Brand Park. A 6-mile race began at 8 a.m. with the majority finishing aro...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

Sierra Vista Construction Update: Temporary Halt Causes Delay in Occupancy

Sierra Vista Construction Update: Temporary Halt Causes Delay in Occupancy

Melody Shahsavarani, Nancy Villalobos, Staff Writer

Glendale College terminated its contract with Mallcraft Inc. April 20 for failure to meet deadlines, thereby temporarily halting construction on the Sierra Vista building. The Board of Trustees declared the ...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

Commemorating the Armenian Genocide, 101 Years Later

Commemorating the Armenian Genocide, 101 Years Later

Anahit Kardzhyan, Editor in Chief

Every year, the Armenian community, near and far, unites in an effort to bring recgonition to  the Armenian Genocide. While this year marks the 101st anniversary of the massacres of Armenian men, women and children ...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

Journalism Students Awarded Scholarships

Journalism Students Awarded Scholarships

El Vaquero, Staff

The Greater Los Angeles Press Club’s 8-Ball Foundation honored three members of the El Vaquero staff with scholarships on Tuesday. Foundation board member Fernando Del Rio, a retired producer, writer...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

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Track and Field Place High  at Western State Conference

Track and Field Place High at Western State Conference

Anahit Kardzhyan, Editor in Chief

Glendale’s track and field teams participated in the Western State Conference Finals Friday at Bakersfield C...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

Vaqueros Win Back-to-Back Division Titles

Vaqueros Win Back-to-Back Division Titles

Anna Ollson, Staff Writer

With a chance to take home the Western State Conference Southern Division title, the Vaqueros faced the West L...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

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Cinco de Mayo: Keeping the Tradition Alive

Cinco de Mayo: Keeping the Tradition Alive

Stephanie Ramirez, Staff Writer

Mariachi performances, parades and festivals will be seen all over the United States and a ...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

Burgers Come As Burgers Go

Burgers Come As Burgers Go

Stephanie Ramirez, Staff Writer

The fast food giant McDonald’s, which was located between Towne Avenue and Canada Boulev...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

Not Your Typical Cafeteria Food

Not Your Typical Cafeteria Food

Brent Giamotta, Contributing Writer

Nancy Jordan is on a mission. As head of Glendale College food service she has overseen a nu...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

Container Gardening: Don’t Be Afraid to Get Down and Dirty

Container Gardening: Don’t Be Afraid to Get Down and Dirty

Nancy Villalobos

Simple, convenient, portable, useful and attractive. These terms are used for describing a...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

It Ain’t Swede – American Food Ain’t Swede: It’s Weird

It Ain’t Swede – American Food Ain’t Swede: It’s Weird

Tina Fernestam, Staff Writer

Everyone’s heard the rumors about the United States: that the food is destroying the hea...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

It Ain’t Swede: It Never Snows in California

Tina Fernestam, Staff Writer

In Genesis 7:12 it says, “The rain fell upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.” In Sweden...  Read More »

April 7, 2016

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