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City Times

A visitor at the Bikes del Pueblo tent of the City Heights Farmers Market changes the bearings in the axle of a wheel from his bike with help and guidance from volunteers on April 18. Photo credit: Torrey Spoerer

Cycling the D.I.Y. Skills

San Diego's only bike kitchen still thriving despite challenges
Torrey Spoerer May 21, 2015

Alfredo originally bought his vintage Raleigh road bicycle for only $5, but he has also spent $300 over the past three years on repairs and maintenance. $100 per year on an outdated vintage ride, however,...

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Invisible Partner Inc. might be the future of online dating

Torrey Spoerer April 21, 2015

Typically, the modern-day dating options for a gay man with limited time and a phone have often been soul-mate-seeking websites such as OkCupid, or no-strings-attached messaging apps such as Grindr, Scruff...

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City College dancers Dante Finch and Brianna Bellamy perform a traditional Russian waltz in the center of the City Gallery as part of the opening reception for the gallery’s newest exhibition, “Dialogues: Poster Art of the Soviet Union,” on March 13. Photo credit: Torrey Spoerer

Dialogues of the Soviet past: Soviet history and arts exhibit draws art and history lovers out to City Gallery

Torrey Spoerer March 24, 2015

In 1989, the Soviet Union government offered the United States a unique opportunity to view Soviet life through an exhibit of contemporary Soviet posters in a show organized by members of the American...

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Don’t believe me? Just watch

Don’t believe me? Just watch

Apple fashion versus consumer budget, newest addition to smart watch market reflects Apple’s business tactics
Torrey Spoerer March 24, 2015

Earlier this month, Apple announced the near-soon release of their take on the modern smart watch: the Apple Watch series, consisting of Sport Watch, Watch, and Watch Edition. So far, the expected release...

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Alternative indie rockers Viet Cong bassist and singer Matt Flegel and drummer Mike Wallace perform to a packed house at the Soda Bar in San Diego on March 7. Photo credit: Torrey Spoerer

Indie rock’s post-punk revival: Canadian alternative indie rockers Viet Cong perform classic and new material at a stellar sold out concert at Soda Bar

Torrey Spoerer March 24, 2015

“What is the difference between love and hate?” Matt Flegel of Viet Cong shouts towards the end of their song “March of Progress” off their new self- titled album, which paints an allusion of...

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Parking still an issue for students

Torrey Spoerer February 24, 2015

Rachel Kennett, a 29-year-old visual arts student, walks to the V building garage, where she and many other students usually find some of the only available parking spots on the campus. “The MS building...

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Garrett, an orange tabby cat, is one of the cats that patrons can interact with at the Cat Café. Photo credit: Mark Elliott

Student Eats: Cat Café opens in the Gaslamp

Torrey Spoerer February 10, 2015

Since opening its doors on Jan. 5, a new café in downtown San Diego has been attracting plenty of locals and tourists a like within just their first month of business. That’s because it’s not an...

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Art pieces, such as these sculpted birds by retired SDSU art professor Joanne Hayakawa, explore the themes of nature and humanity that is present in City Gallerys spring exhibition.   Photo courtesy of Joanne Hayakawa

‘Terrestrial’ set to go live Feb. 5

Torrey Spoerer February 3, 2015

As the City Gallery opens for its second-ever semester on the San Diego City College campus, a new show titled “Terrestrial” will give viewers innovative perspectives of themes revolving around...

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Spike Africas offers a selection of euphoric drinks to accompany their vast South African menu. Photo credit: Torrey Spoerer

Student Eats: Cuisine fresh from South Africa

Torrey Spoerer, Opinion Editor December 10, 2014

After opening its doors almost two years ago on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill and Bar is constantly full of eager diners, both local and tourist. Their wide...

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UC Officer N. Garcia watches as activists and students protesting the court-ordered closure of the UCSD Ché Café march to Scholars and Gilman drives in October. Photo credit: Torrey Spoerer

Supporters of Ché Café seek its preservation

Torrey Spoerer, Opinion Editor November 18, 2014

For the past 34 years, the Ché Café has been an autonomous arts and music venue for UCSD students and non-students who seek to organize and share creative ideas in the same unfiltered space. This...

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Editorial: Dignity in both life and death

Torrey Spoerer November 18, 2014

Earlier this year, a 29-year-old California woman named Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and told by doctors that the cancer would most likely end her life in six months. After...

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Editorial: California says ‘no thanks’ to plastic bags

Torrey Spoerer October 28, 2014

Ever since its invention in the mid 1960s by Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin, plastic bags were embraced by American shoppers as convenient, easily disposable one-time carryalls. That’s all about...

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