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Student interest high for City College’s first Fall Fest

The promise of a $500 incentive draws students to the first in-person, campus-wide event
Philip Salata, Kathy Archibald, and Jakob McWhinney December 7, 2021
San Diego City College officials recently announced an event called Fall Fest, slated to take place on campus on Dec. 8, during which $75,000 in aid money will be given to students to entice attendance at the first campus-wide event since the COVID-19 shutdown.
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The artist Your Smith sings as opening act to sold out show at the San Diego Music Box venue on Oct. 13.

San Diego music scene navigates the uncertainty of pandemic life

Surviving music venues steer through reopening amid a precarious economy
Will Mauriz, Assistant Editor, CityScene December 6, 2021
Surviving music venues in San Diego deal with reopening amid a precarious economy and uncertainties imposed by COVID-19.
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A slide from the SDCCD redistricting subcommittee meeting shows a map with arrows indicating the three proposed adjusted boundaries under consideration. Zoom screenshot

Seeking input, SDCCD redistricting subcommittee reveals proposed maps

The district is calling for public comment on new maps and a change to the election process
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist December 3, 2021
The SDCCD Board of Trustees redistricting subcommittee asked the public for input on new boundaries and a change to election procedures, providing a first glimpse of its new proposed district map.
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Makeda Dread Profile

WorldBeat Center’s founder connects with the community after the pandemic

A journey into Makeda Dread's life and her impact on San Diego
Aldo Ramirez, Multimedia Journalist December 2, 2021
Supporting and organizing reggae concerts since 1980, Cheatom has produced 39 annual music festivals, although as we all know with COVID-19 came the closing of music venues and cultural centers and with that WBCC closed from March, 2020 until its recent reopening in September.
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Steph Johnson stands with her arms up in celebration next to choir member Anthony Bielik

Local choir provides healing, hope through music for San Diego unhoused population

Voices of Our City Choir uses the power of music for change
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 1, 2021
Co-founded in 2016 by musician and grassroots activist Steph Johnson, the mission of Voices of Our City Choir is to provide healing and hope through music for the unhoused population in San Diego. Today, it has expanded beyond music to offer housing assistance, weekly outreach, case management and advocacy training.
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Matt Lamkin was the frontman for the The Soft Pack, one of a flurry of buzzy San Diego bands to emerge in the late aughts, pictured here performing at the now-defunct Bar Pink circa 2008. From left to right Matt Lamkin on the mic, Matty McLoughlin on guitar, Dave Lantzman on bass, and Brian Hill on drums.  Photo by Chad Kelco

Former frontman of The Soft Pack gets weird on his new pandemic-tinged release

"Dirty Job" is an infectious mix of weirdo pop and pandemic-era anxieties
Jakob McWhinney November 30, 2021
As Matt Lamkin thinks about his new album “Dirty Job,” the former frontman for The Soft Pack finds humor in the fact that it may be his weirdest. At times infectious, and at others perplexing, “Dirty Job” channels all of the wild, uncertain nature of pandemic life. 
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A poster for The Listening Machine

PODCAST: Isolation of pandemic life, struggles of being an essential worker shared with The Listening Machine

A year and a half of quarantine has changed the way we interact, but for many essential workers there’s been too little change
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist November 29, 2021
This first season of the show, produced by Jakob McWhinney, asked San Diegans to talk about their experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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Knights Josh Williams goes for a layup after break away steal at Knights Invitational tournament on Oct. 13.

Knights dominant in tournament play

City men successful in hosting first home tournament, get ready for top state team
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor November 24, 2021
On Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 City hosted its first basketball tournament of the season winning both out conference games.
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City College gerontology student Esperanza Torres-Gies, standing outside M building, describes her experience using the COVID-19 testing location on campus. Photo by Kathy Archibald/City Times Media

City students weigh in on delays, hurdles while on-campus COVID-19 testing site reports no positive cases

Challenges and grace, as students make their way through City’s COVID-19 testing location, which is closed for Thanksgiving week
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist November 23, 2021
Students find challenges, understanding and grace utilizing the City College COVID-19 testing locations available Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will close for Thanksgiving week.
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Susana Serrano prepares Thanksgiving sides from Hunger Action Day

VIDEO: Dress up your instant Thanksgiving side dishes

Latest #CityCookingChallenge shares tips to spruce up free food from Hunger Action Day
Susana Serrano, Executive Producer, CTTV November 22, 2021
In the latest #CityCookingChallenge, City Times Media’s Susana Serrano shows you how to spruce up your instant side dishes in time for Thanksgiving.
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Silhouettes of dancers are shown dancing across a stage. San Diego City College Dance Facebook photo.

City College dancers take the stage this weekend

City’s dancers are eager to perform at the Saville Theatre for the first time in nearly two years
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist November 19, 2021
The City College dance program will present “An Evening of Dance 2021” for two shows at the Saville Theatre on Nov. 20.
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Pictured Right to left: Rachel Karalnik, Mariana Lara Pantoja, and Natalie Garcia start off into run preparing for before their State championship bid.

Knights women enter historic postseason

City cross country and soccer make history with postseason bids
Will Mauriz, Sports Editor November 18, 2021
The City cross country team is advancing to the state championship as team for the first time in 32 years, while the Knights soccer is making its first appearance in the postseason.
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