Los Angeles community colleges begin to deal with sanctions

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Los Angeles Mission College President Monte Perez had shut off his smartphone and sat down for a late afternoon movie when he had a bad feeling about the accreditation of his campus.

He stepped out of "The Heat" on the eve of the Fourth of July holiday to discover a state accreditation commission had not only pulled the plug on City College of San Francisco, it had placed warnings -- its lightest sanctions -- on L.A. Mission and L.A. Valley colleges as well.

"They were a little sneaky, because the San Francisco thing is huge," Perez said of the late Wednesday online announcement. "I suspected we might get sanctioned.

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