WONDERWALL- An artist's rendering of the remodeling of DeVore Stadium. Work will continue though the summer, culminating in an August 15 grand opening of the new athletic fieldhouse complex.

Fieldhouse of Dreams

  After three years, $40 million and a whole lot of unexpected water, Southwestern College Athletic Director Terry Davis is ready to party. A re-invented DeVore Stadium is scheduled to open August 15. “We’re looking at having a rededication ceremony,” he said. “We are going to advertise to the community and the Devore family will be there. We’re going to invite back athletes and show our community what we’re doing.” That grand opening almost got washed away in a great flood. Balfour Beatty Construction suffered a setback when crew members hit water on the bank of the hill where the field house was being built. Justin Maletic, project manager for Balfour Beatty, said the company solved the issue with a…

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Transfers to UCSD down sharply

A vocal group of Southwestern College educators have said applications to UCSD should come with a disclaimer—local students need not apply. Fewer students from SWC and other community colleges in San Diego County were accepted by UCSD this year.  SWC acceptances are down by nearly half. This marks another year of a decade-long trend of fewer transfers. UCSD Chancellor Dr. Pradeet Khosla attended a town hall meeting with SWC administrators and faculty recently and offered no viable reason for the…

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NO PRISON, NO DEMOTION — Arlie Ricasa and attorney Allen Bloom arrive for Ricasa's sentencing. He argued for leniency and said the college had "demoted" her. College officials deny Ricasa has been demoted.

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Ricasa sentenced

Southwestern College EOPS Director Arlie Ricasa officially avoided a prison term this week when Judge Ana España sentenced her to 33 months of probation, a $4,589 fine and 80 hours…

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