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Amid staffing shortages, bathrooms suffer

Sinks, toilet with seat cover, water on the floor of L5 women’s restroom.

Joaquin De La Torre, Lauren Locquiao, and Kathleen Quinn

February 19, 2020

Standards are slipping as De Anza struggles to maintain its restrooms throughout the campus. “Due to personnel reductions, the custodial staff are only able to maintain service at Level 5 of the APPA Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities,” according to custodial services on...

De Anza College named 2019 Sustainability Champion

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

The city of Cupertino honored De Anza College on May 30, naming it a 2019 Sustainability Champion for efforts in preserving the environment and being self-sustained. Different parts of De Anza helped contribute to this award including the custodial operations and the Kirsch Center. Manny DaSilva, mana...

Single-stream sorts trash, recyclables

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

Implementing a single-stream recycling system in 2010 is one of the ways De Anza College maintains an environmentally friendly campus. Manny DaSilva, manager of custodial operations, said that De Anza has been certified as a Green Business by the City of Cupertino for three years in a row. The ide...