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Sign up for a Free DACA Renewal Workshop on April 9th

Free DACA Renewal Workshop
Meet outside of Cañada Library at 3 p.m. to travel to law firm
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
BTO, the DREAMers Student Club and DREAMers Task Force are partnering with the Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto and the Law Offices of Goodwin Procter to provide: free transportation, a tour and presentation of the Goodwin Procter offices, dinner and assistance completing DACA forms. Registration is required! To reserve your spot, please visit

What's Happening at Cañada? Week of March 30, 2015

Cañada College Art Department presents an exhibition of paintings by the Bay Area artist Rachelle Agundes

The Cañada College Art Department is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by the Bay Area artist Rachelle Agundes. The exhibition runs from March 16 - April 16 in the Cañada College Art Gallery, Building 9, Room 152.Please note: the gallery will be closed the week of Spring Break, March 22 - 28.
The show consists of nine oil paintings completed within the last three years.
These works explore the process of memory and how it becomes distorted through the steady passage of time. The paintings depict collaged images from Agundes’s memory, family history, photographs and dreams, which are filtered through studio processes. These processes include working from hand-built sculptural forms, projecting onto these forms, and layering compositions with collaged spaces. In her practice, Agundes uses materials to distort images from memory into further realizations that demand to be questioned and re-examined. History is also questioned, time is boundless and runs in all directions, and pe…

Cañada Chemistry Professor Recognized with 2014 Community College Teacher Scholar Award

Cañada College Chemistry Professor Jeanette Medina presents the 2014 Community College Teacher Scholar Awardto Cañada College Chemistry Professor Robert Tricca.

Cañada College Chemistry Professor Robert Tricca was recently recognized by Santa Clara Valley American Chemical Society (ACS-SCV) with a Community College Teacher Scholar (CCTS) Award. The award recognizes the contributions of a community college chemistry teacher to science education.Tricca was chosen from one of the 13 community colleges in the ACS-SCV local area that includes five counties around San Jose, CA.

Professor Tricca received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Boston College in 1980 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry from Tufts University in 1985. He started his professionalcareer in the chemical industrywhere hespent a significantnumber ofyears.He has held positions at Pfizer, Oral B/Gillette, Align Technology and Oral Health Technologies rangingfrom bench work to upper administration and co…

SJ Mercury News: Colts Sweep NorCal Men's Basketball Awards

By Vytas Mazeika
Daily News Staff Writer
Posted:   03/18/2015 10:08:46 PM:   about 11 hours Cañada College swept the NorCal men's basketball awards, with Mike Reynoso named the coach of the year, sophomore Rohndell Goodwin the player of the year and guard Crisshawn Clark the freshman of the year.
The Colts (24-7), who lost in overtime in the semifinals of the state championships, were also recognized as the top team from the North by the California Community College Coaches Association.
For members of the program, at least right now, it's hard not to view the awards as a consolation prize.
"We kind of got word as we were coming off being heartbroken," said Reynoso, whose team was stunned in last week's final four when eventual state champion Saddleback College drained a 30-footer with 0.4 seconds left to force overtime. "But definitely really proud of everything that those guys accomplished. What more can you say from a kid (Goodwin) that didn't play high sch…

What's Happening at Cañada? Week of March 16, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Canada's Martin matures on and off the court

Canada's Martin matures on and off the court
By Vytas Mazeika
Daily News Staff Writer
Manny Martin doesn't back down from a fight in the post, which is a good thing for the Canada College men's basketball team. But growing up, the 25-year-old didn't back down from a fight in general, which was bad for Manny Martin. "It's a story tell, I guess, where I was at and where I am now," he said. The 6-foot-6 sophomore power forward with the Colts constantly ran away from home as a kid. At age 11 or 12, Martin was sent to a boot camp in San Luis Obispo akin to the A&E series Beyond Scared Straight.

"And it didn't work," he said. "I used to fight almost every single day." Martin was expelled from middle school and sent to a boarding school in Utah that more resembled a juvenile facility. Then his mother passed away in 2006.

"That's kind of when I looked myself in the mirror and, I guess, you could say in a way found who I was," Mar…

Cañada College's Mike Reynoso Named Northern California Coach of the Year

California Community College Men's Basketball Association (CCCMBA) has named Cañada College's men's basketball Head Coach Mike Reynoso as Northern California Coach of the Year.
This is Reynoso’s second year as the Head Coach of the Cañada Men's Basketball Program. Under his leadership, the team has made it to the state Final Four and competes in the semi-finals tonight against Saddleback College.
Reynoso brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the court, both as a head coach and skill developer.   As a player during his high school and college years he learned how to develop players and lead a program to insure the individual success of his student-athletes. Prior to his arrival at Cañada, Coach Reynoso served as Head Coach at local Woodside High School (Woodside, Calif.) from 2007-2011. He then moved on as Assistant Coach for Cañada College from 2011-2013, where he eventually took over as the Head Coach.  
"In the last twelve months, Coach Reynoso has built …

What's Happening at Cañada? Week of March 9, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Junior college basketball: Canada reaches final four for first time since 1994
Junior college basketball: Canada reaches final four for first time since 1994
By Vytas Mazeika Daily News Staff Writer

What a difference a year makes. The men's basketball team at Canada College didn't even sniff the playoffs during a five-win season in 2013-14. Now the Colts find themselves in the four-team state community college championships. "It's something else," said second-year coach Mike Reynoso said. "It's an exciting time." It's the first trip since 1994 to the final four for Canada (24-6), which was seeded ninth in the NorCal Regional and needed three road victories to extend its season. "I think we actually like being on the road," Reynoso said. "That's something that our team has thrived on throughout the season, just being tested on the road and that atmosphere where everybody is rooting against us." The lates…

Cañada College Men’s Basketball Team in State Final Four

Cañada College Men’s Basketball Team in State Final Four
Cañada Colts compete in Semi-finals in Southern Calif. this Friday

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (March 9, 2015) – The Cañada College Colts men’s basketball team has secured a spot in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Final Four and is slated to play Saddleback College in the semi-finals this Friday, March 13.
The Colts bested College of Marin in the Northern California Regional finals on Saturday night with a 73-70 victory. With the win, the Colts head to Southern Calif. to compete in the state Final Four and are just two wins away from a state championship.

The Colts play Saddleback College in the semi-finals this Friday, March 13. The winning team advances to the Championship on Sunday, March 15 and will play either Merritt College or East Los Angeles College.
"I am so proud of this group of young men, and what they have accomplished this season thus far." said Mike Reynoso, Head Coach of the Cañada…

COLTS WIN AGAIN! Basketball team one win away from Community college Final Four

Cañada on verge of final four March 05, 2015, 05:00 AM By Terry Bernal Daily Journal
The Cañada men’s basketball team is one win away from a trip to the California Community College final four.
The Colts rolled to a 67-58 win at San Jose City in the Northern California Regional semifinals Wednesday night. Sophomore guard Crisshawn Clark scored a game-high 24 points, including a 3-pointer near the start of the second half to give Cañada a commanding lead.
Cañada forwards Manny Martin and Rodrigo Puliceno dominated in the paint. While Puliceno was holding San Jose in check with nine rebounds, Martin grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and added 19 points to tab the double-double.
“Just an animal,” Cañada head coach Mike Reynoso said of Martin. “Just a big-time game for him.”
But it was one of Clark’s eight rebounds that was the highlight of the game, according to Reynoso. With 3:20 remaining in regulation, Clark went soaring over a San Jose post player to grab t…

What's Happening at Cañada: Week of March 2, 2015

What's Happening at Cañada: Weekly Campus Calendar of Events

March 4:
Cañada College Men’s Basketball in Round 3 of the 2015 CCCAA Men’s Basketball NorCal Regional

San Jose City College -- 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
7 p.m.  
Come cheer on the Colts as they take on the Jaguars at San Jose City College.

March 10 & March 12:
"Migration is Beautiful" Art Workshops with Artist / Activist / Educator, Favianna Rodriguez
Building 6, Room 102

March 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Poster Making
March 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Linoleum Block Printing

FREE and open to all Cañada students; Lunch and Art Supplies will be provided. Registration required:
For more information or to register by phone: Prof. Yolanda Valenzuela, 650-306-3206 or email: To learn more about Favianna Rodriguez:
Hosted by the Cañada College DR…

Cañada College Theatre Arts Presents: Spring Sprung Comedy Show II: Spring Springs Back!

CAÑADA COLLEGE THEATRE ARTSPresents: Spring Sprung Comedy Show II: Spring Springs Back!
Cañada College Theatre Arts presents five hysterical comedies packed into one hilarious hour! ·Bed and Breakfast by Richard Dresser ·Gave Her the Eye by John Sheehy ·Candy Likes Your Status by Matt Henderson ·Guest of Honor by Richard Strand ·Unprimed by John McKinney Veteran Cañada College Theatre Arts performers Greg Newton, Tori Sazio, Allan Gomez, Andrew Barri, Christine Price, Andrea Walker, Alejandro Mejia, and Eli Agkelos-Solarireturn to the Flex Theatre stage, along with newcomers Manny Martin, Farrah Abu-Halimeh, and Ester James. Directed by Anna Budd.