Articles by Citrus News


Opinion: The Last Rites of Spring: Xeriscape plans for Campus

Citrus College is about to spend $400,000 to plant drought tolerant xeriscape, California oak trees that will utilize synthetic turf and decomposed granite. However, the technique is highly controversial among plant scientists who say xeriscaping, also known as drought tolerant planting, is environmentally unsustainable. The method can deplete groundwater, destroy natural soils and contribute to…

Opinion: Acronyms That Educate

In an entertainment climate where laugh tracks cue a thoughtless echo and structured reality television is the epitome of mainstream culture, there is a need for continued funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which includes support for the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio. President Donald Trump called for a $54 billion increase…

Glendora literacy program assists adults

Annette and Wayne Wistlor, and other members of Glendora Rotary Club started Glendora READS! in 1992, an adult literacy program. Its purpose is to reach out to the community and assist adults with developing every day literacy skills. Literacy coordinator Mary Dodson said she has devoted her life to helping others. Her dedication has helped…

Monrovia High students can earn units at Citrus

Citrus College has partnered up with Monrovia High Unified School District in allowing students to earn college credits by taking classes prior to high school graduation. These classes not only earn students college credit, but also count for high school graduation requirements. Students will have access to free tutoring, which will be located at the…

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Marijuana still not allowed on campus

Now that sale, consumption and possession of marijuana is legal in California for adults 21 and older, laws and policies across the state will begin to change to adapt. Citrus, however, will make no changes to their policies on drug use and possession. In a campus wide memorandum, Dean of Students Maryann Tolano-Leveque said the…

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Active shooter reported at LAX, not confirmed

Los Angeles International Airport was under lock down and investigation for an alleged active shooter. Reports were not conformed. The entire airport was locked down Sunday, Aug. 28, until 10 p.m. People were seen running out of the building across from Parking 1 Around 8:50 p.m. A witness in terminal 4 said TSA ran in…

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REVIEW:Home is where the burgers are, Alpha Omega

When was the last time you were offered exceptional service and denied to leave a tip because the team members of a restaurant are proud to serve without special interests? At Alpha Omega a local gem located at the heart of downtown Covina, you can find this service and heartwarming delicious burgers with a touch…