SMC Cancels Malibu Classes Due to Woolsey Fire

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The message below is in reference to a past class cancellation on November 9.

November 9, 2018

Dear SMC Colleagues:

The massive Woolsey and Hill Fires are burning through parts of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. In response to the Woolsey Fire, the City of Malibu ordered a mandatory evacuation.  Acting Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for LA and Ventura Counties.

Santa Monica College VP of Academic Affairs, Dr. Jennifer Merlic, notified faculty and students of the cancellation of the two classes held in Malibu: an Emeritus class at the Malibu Senior Center and a dual enrollment class at Malibu High. Classes in Malibu are cancelled until further notice.

Also, please find below a statement from California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley on the Northern and Southern California wildfires.

Our thoughts are with those of you who have homes and families in the affected areas. We urge everyone to take necessary safety precautions.

You will see more campus-wide notifications related to these fires on Emergency Updates.

Kathryn E. Jeffery, Ph.D.
SMC Superintendent/President