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Patrick Henry students protesting at SDUSD board meeting

VIDEO/RADIO: Patrick Henry to restore some cut advanced classes

This controversy at the largest high school in San Diego featured on this week’s edition of Newscene
Jillian Fortner, Executive Producer, CTTV April 27, 2022
Patrick Henry High School, the largest in San Diego, aims to restore two canceled honors and advanced classes, according to an official from the San Diego Unified School District. 
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Campus closure sign at San Diego City College

City student, faculty among plaintiffs suing SDCCD over COVID-19 requirements

Lawsuit alleges SDCCD’s requirements violate civil rights and amount to religious discrimination
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor April 15, 2022
A San Diego City College faculty member and an alum are among a group of employees and students suing three Southern California community college districts alleging the district's COVID-19 vaccine, testing and masking requirements violated their civil rights.
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Election workers Ian (left) and Richard sit under a tent and in front of a ballot drop box in front of the registrar of voters building.

Election Day comes to the South Bay

The special election to fill Lorena Gonzalez’s seat in AD 80, home to thousands of City students, wraps up today
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor April 5, 2022
Today is the last day to vote in the special primary election for California Assembly District 80, which includes much of southern San Diego County and is home to thousands of City students.
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Lamont Jackson

VIDEO: A new superintendent selected for SDUSD

Daylight savings is also approaching in this week's edition of Newscene
Jillian Fortner, Executive Producer, CTTV March 9, 2022
San Diego Unified appointed a new superintendent to replace Cindy Marten, Roxy Vieira reports.
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President Ricky Shabazz speaks at podium

Low enrollment numbers split focus of City College administration

February College Council meeting marks a shift toward preparing to operate during the endemic phase of COVID-19
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist February 17, 2022
At the Feb. 16 College Council meeting, the agenda was split between two visions for the future: curriculum expansion in the form of Bachelor’s programs at community colleges and a turn of attention toward a growing part-time student population.
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State Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero

Newsom nominates first Latina to California Supreme Court

Patricia Guerrero, a daughter of immigrants, would become the high court’s first Latina — significant in a state court system where Latinos are underrepresented
Byrhonda Lyons, CalMatters February 16, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom today nominated to the state Supreme Court Patricia Guerrero, a San Diego appeals court justice who, if confirmed, would be the first Latina to serve on California’s highest court.
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A computer screen with jumbled letters and phrases is shown.

Student ‘bots’ detected at City College

Fake students are enrolling in online classes at City, potentially taking spots from real students
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist February 11, 2022
Fake students popped up throughout California community colleges this past year, and San Diego City College is no exception.
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Todd Gloria speaks to City Times Media journalist Ingrid Estrella.

Mayor calls for expansion of City College homelessness services training program

Todd Gloria hopes to partner with other regional colleges to create similar programs
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist February 8, 2022
Mayor Todd Gloria praised a unique San Diego City College certificate program designed to prepare students to work in the homelessness services sector. He also called for the program to be expanded.
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Blue Line Trolley in downtown San Diego

VIDEO: Trolley Blue Line expansion opens, officials grapple with a vision for the future

Elected officials approved a $160B plan for transit expansion, setting sights on making public transportation free within 10 years
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist December 28, 2021
The inauguration of the San Diego Trolley UC Blue Line extension to La Jolla is not only a major infrastructure development for the city’s transit system, but also a project with a history that spans well beyond the life of the entire Metropolitan Transit System.
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Two students relax under a tree in City Colleges Curran Plaza

SDCCD officials: Further changes to CA higher education needed

Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata November 5, 2021
Though San Diego Community College District and City College officials applauded the passage of AB-927, which expanded the ability of California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, they argued further changes to the structure of the state’s public higher education system are necessary.
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Potential site for student housing development. Aerial view of 6th and B street.

City College submits state grant request to build housing for 600 students

City College President Ricky Shabazz announces completion of next step toward securing housing project
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 3, 2021
After describing his vision for a potential student housing development to be built on the former site of the child development center at San Diego City College, President Ricky Shabazz announced the completion of a crucial step for securing funds for the project.
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Prospective students speak to a City College outreach representative.

SDCCD officials praise new law, discuss potential candidates for bachelor’s degree expansion

Mesa president hopes her college’s experience can be a roadmap for other SDCCD schools
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 21, 2021
Current and former SDCCD officials praised the passage of AB-927, which expands and makes permanent the current pilot program that allows community colleges to develop baccalaureate programs. 
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