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    Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) is a public two-year college located in Woodland Hills, California and established in 1947. Pierce college is one of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Currently, LAPC serves 22,000 diverse students, which includes over 14,000 full-time equivalent students. The college has a total population of 55% women, and 45% men. The student body demographics consists of 29% White/Caucasian students, 6% Black/African American students, 47% Hispanic/Latino students, 1% international students, and 11% Asian students. Approximately, 3% of the student population mark race or ethnicity as unknown or two or more races, followed by 0% of students identifying as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander…

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    (Problem) Community colleges in California help students transfer to universities, enter the labor force, and/or promote within their current field of occupation. One of the greatest threats community colleges in the state encounter is losing their accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The ACCJC is one of several accrediting agencies in the US that strives to hold community colleges accountable by periodically assessing and accrediting them.…

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    My presence in this meeting is for the case for Community college. I would like to introduce myself as Matthew Cortez, a student from Los Angeles Pierce Community College and I 've been a student at Pierce College for just a one semester and I learned something. I am here to speak with Los Angeles City Council concerning about the closure of all Los Angeles Community Colleges. I 've learned a community college is not just for people who are just trying to get further in their education but its…

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    A 16-year-old girl is rushed to the hospital on a Friday night in February, instead of her enjoying an evening with friends after a basketball game at school she is being rushed to a nearby hospital where later she would be pronounced dead. According to the MCSO they shooter was aiming towards a vehicle that the victim was in due to another person inside of the vehicle yelling gang slang out the window towards the shooter. It was later discovered this tragic incident was caused by rival “party…

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    much to portray into every single scene of a movie. To create a motion picture that is side by side and true to the story would result in a five hour or more movie. As for Hollywood, the business follows a specific formula that involves the protagonist, the antagonist, and the relationship character. Therefore, the motion picture cannot follow the novel scene by scene, and must alter and withdraw particular scenes of the narrative in order to satisfy both its customers and receive much success…

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    Published in 1993, “Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member,” is a memoir written by Sanyika Shakur. Set in East Los Angeles during the late 70s, 80’s and early 90s, Shakur’s book illustrates the overwhelming amount of violence that occurs due to conflicts between rivalry gangs. As mentioned in the book, the majority of the conflict is not between the Crips and the Bloods but instead between Crips and other Crips. The book offers a unique difference from most other books about gang…

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    centralize themselves around a specific place or area. Although they had already been in the United States for hundreds of years, gangs started to form in other countries such as North Africa and China in the late 1900s. In every country there are always specific, high-concentrated gang areas (Decker and Curry). The United States has many of these so called “hotspots.” Los Angeles and Chicago are the two biggest and most violent cities. These two cities have an incredibly high number of gangs,…

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    Salinas Gangs

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    money from smuggling of the alcoholic beverages in the East of the United States of America. The USA has a few famous gangs, and the two most famous gangsters in the USA are by the name of Bonano criminal family and Genovese crime family. They involve in many wars. The most famous war between them was the Castellammarese War. In the war more than 200 people were killed and lost in New York and New Jersey. These criminal families wanted more power and money. So that moved to different states such…

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    Gangs Vs Mafia

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    “ they did not usually fight other gangs; they had no colors; and they did not paint graffiti.” Although, things changed during the mid- to late 1960s a transformation began when groups began to call themselves “crips”. They also, borrowed one of the cholo traditions of wearing railroad bandannas and added to this color of blue. Soon they realized that the color and clothing would, set them apart from others. Soon after that, one group of of black youths who lived on a street called Piru in…

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    stability. If more undocumented residents of the San Fernando Valley were to obtain legal status, this would surge work potential, stable housing and ability to qualify for federal and state assistance if needed. Once individuals have their basic needs met, (food, shelter and clothing), they can work toward focusing on their health and wellbeing. With the development of adequate bilingual services, an improvement in symptom management of adults with mental health illnesses would be expected. …

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