The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

The news site of San Diego City College

City Times

2020-2021 Staff

Kathryn Gray

Kathryn Gray

Kathryn Gray is currently studying digital journalism and creative non-fiction at San Diego City College with the goal of working in digital journalism for a community based media organization. Before returning to her hometown of San Dieg...

Will Mauriz

Will Mauriz

Will Mauriz is majoring in digital journalism. In his free time, Mauriz enjoys playing tennis, writing poetry, traveling and drawing.

Christopher Tapanes

Christopher Tapanes

Christopher Tapanes is majoring in journalism and will transfer to SDSU in Spring 2022. Before enrolling in school, Tapanes was an engineer for the United States Navy. He was stationed in Rota, Spain, and the USS Portland based...

Andy Flores

Andy Flores

Before enrolling at City College, Andy Flores was in I.T. running, building, and installing internet devices and server closets for commercial companies. Flores, who loves music, movies and technology, is a Communication Studies student...

Jillian Fortner

Jillian Fortner

Jillian Fortner has been involved with City Times Media since spring 2021. She is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in communication at UC San Diego. In high school, Jillian was part of NBC 7 San Diego's media...

Susana Serrano

Susana Serrano

Susana Serrano is the Executive Producer of Newscene/CTTV. She previously has served as video editor, writer, segment producer and producer for Newscene. She's also been host and producer for News Radio Midday. Serrano was part...

Ben Guadarrama

Ben Guadarrama

Writer and Talent for @SDCityNewscene. Aspiring filmmaker/screenwriter. TCG and Lego enthusiast.

Rachel de la Torre

Rachel de la Torre

A San Diego native studying film and journalism. A creative spirit who loved to write since a very young age, and spends my downtime watching movies, television shows, and writing songs....

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson

Staff member of San Diego City College Newscene. Freelance Camera Utility for sports and entertainment broadcasts. Love riding bikes and collecting music!

Kyle Ovenshire

Kyle Ovenshire

Associate Degree in progress @sdcitycollege | 2020 @SDCityNewscene journalist | Aspiring content creator and editor | My dream? Highlight editor for the @padres

Noelle Mortensen

Noelle Mortensen

Noelle Mortensen has been involved in Newscene and City Times Media since spring 2020. Her work was honored with a regional student Emmy in 2021. She received her bachelor's in Theatre Performance and Communication from SDSU in December 2020 and is looking forward ...

Assad Khalilzadeh

Assad Khalilzadeh

San Diego-raised Iranian-American who is seemingly a level beyond obsessed with Harry Potter and comic books. I aspire to be a technical director in a broadcast studio. I like reporting on sports and breaking news. Find me on...

Deserie Larios

Deserie Larios

As a driven aspiring investigative/crime Journalist, Larios has a goal to develop a podcast discussing current and pending cold cases with psychologists to interpret crimes/corruption in America. Larios has a nose for the truth...

Joel Garcia

Joel Garcia

Joel Garcia is originally from the Imperial Valley. He is also a podcaster and works on his own weekly sports and entertainment podcast titled The Pop Culture Shuffle, which can be streamed on both Anchor and Spotify. He has p...

Devon Doane

Devon Doane

Born in San Diego, Devon graduated from Clairemont High and enlisted in the United States Marines. He now is pursuing his degree at City College and working as a producer at USWC TV.

Jesus Lopez

Jesus Lopez

Born in Venezuela, raised in sunny South Florida and now residing in America’s Finest City. My passion is severe weather and I am a meteorologist by trade. Newscene has given me the opportunity to hone my skills, grow as a pr...

Paris Hickson

Paris Hickson

I am a huge Chargers fan when it comes to football and I am a huge Real Madrid and Portugal fan when it comes to soccer. I have a really supportive family with a caring mother, father and younger sister. I am a huge animal lover...

Lucas Barreto

Lucas Barreto

Lucas Barreto is a features writer at Gaming Instincts and digital journalism major at San Diego City College. Passionate about the film and games industry, he is fascinated by the conversations around interpretations of entertainment...

Tyler Perches

Tyler Perches

I originally grew up in a city called Orinda, which is about a 30-minute drive from San Francisco. I eventually want to transfer to San Diego State University, my dream school. My dream job is to eventually be a beat writer for...

Christina Painton

Christina Painton

Student #ExecutiveProducer of @SDCityNewscene and staff writer @SDCityTimes. Seeking first TV newswriting/producing job. Spring 2020 intern @10News until the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinapainton/...

Brandon Manus

Brandon Manus

I spent the last 5 years traveling the world in the Navy. I have 9 tattoos and a Septum ring. I am an aspiring voice actor as well. I have a voice that surprises people every day! Find me on Instagram, @brandonmanus, and Discord, @brandonmanus15#8613....

Ekaterina Pechenkina

Katia Pechenkina

California-based immigrant from Russia and vegan mom of two little humans. An aspiring journalist who believes reporting facts matters. B.A., Moscow State University. Find Katia on Twitter, @KatiaPechenkina.

Christopher LeFall

Chris LeFall

My name is Christopher LeFall and I'm a native of San Diego. I am completing my Associate degree in News Broadcasting. I'm also a freelance journalist at a local news publication. My goal is to work behind the scenes at a successful...

Luz Jaimes

Luz Jaimes

I'm a first-generation Mexican-American going to college. I wanted to be an editor in the news industry. I want to run my own blog, probably on YouTube, to post any news or shows and dig deep into the stories.

Marlena Harvey

Marlena Harvey

Marlena Harvey is the current Editor-In-Chief for San Diego City Times. She has also has experience as a news manager, managing editor, staff writer and multimedia journalist. Marlena's goals to deliver truthful and detailed news...

Gabriel Schneider

Gabriel Schneider

Gabriel Schneider is the Editor-in-Chief for City Times. He previously served as managing editor, section editor and staff writer. He is majoring in digital journalism and will transfer to SDSU in fall 2021. Read More »...

Vicky Pineda

Vicky Pineda

Vicky Pineda is the Editor-in-Chief for City Times. She is majoring in digital journalism and has been going to City College intermittently since 2013. Read More »...

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