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Activists set up a tribute to Diana Gonzalez on campus. Photo by Celia Jimenez

Court overturns conviction in Diana Gonzalez murder

By Celia Jimenez September 1, 2016

A court ruling has reopened a sad chapter at San Diego City College’s history. The Fourth Appellate District Court overturned the murder conviction of Armando Perez, who pleaded guilty to stabbing...

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The family of Diana Gonzalez gathers with San Diego City College students, faculty and staff for a candlelight vigil, put together by the Visionary
Feminists Club, in Gorton Quad on Oct. 15 to honor the Gonzalez’s memory on the fifth anniversary of her death. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

A memory honored by candlelight

Destiny Ortiz October 29, 2015

It has been five years since Diana Gonzalez’s death and the Visionary Feminists club at San Diego City College hosted a candlelight vigil in her honor. The vigil was held on Oct. 15 to uphold her memory...

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Edward Yannaccone (right), President of the Philosophy and Cameron Kiplinger, Vice President, look to recruit sophomore mechanical engineering student Luis Garcia (left) during Club Rush on Feb. 12. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Random acts of club rush

Franchesca Walker, Co-Arts & Features Editor February 24, 2015

Students and clubs gathered in the new quad of the Arts and Humanities and Business Technology buildings for Club Rush. Organized by ASG and the Inter Club Council (ICC), the event took place Feb. 11-12...

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Perez receives life sentence

Angelica Wallingford, Editor in Chief February 4, 2015

Armando Gabriel Perez received life in prison without the possibility of parole plus one year for the 2010 murder of former San Diego City College student and his estranged wife Diana Gonzalez on Jan....

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Armando Perez (left), a man charged with the murder of his estranged wife, City College student Diana Gonzalez, appeared before a judge on Aug. 27 for a bail hearing. (City Times archives.)

Guilty plea in Gonzalez murder case

Angelica Wallingford, Editor in Chief November 25, 2014

Armando Gabriel Perez entered a guilty plea for the 2010 murder of former San Diego City College student Diana Gonzalez on the first day of the trial on Nov. 24. According to U-T San Diego, the trial...

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Members of student clubs like Visionary Feminists campaigned on behalf of the Gonzalez Mural, although it is yet to be approved and hung by the City College Public Art Committee. Photo credit: Christopher Handloser

Public art rules developed

Joe Kendall May 20, 2014

Nearly seven months after the hanging of the Diana Gonzalez mural was stalled, City’s Public Art Committee awaits approval of permanent guidelines for displaying art on campus. Dean of Student Affairs...

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The Diana Gonzalez mural was finally unveiled to honor her memory on Nov. 1. Chris Handloser, City Times.

Mural ‘speaks life and love’ for Gonzalez’ family

Christopher Handloser November 13, 2013

Celebrants of Dia de los Muertos invite the souls of departed loved ones to return for a visit. For the loved ones of Diana Gonzalez, this year’s holiday delivered a bittersweet victory. For the...

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Officials and students strive to find the Gonzalez mural a home

Christopher Handloser October 30, 2013

City College’s administration, members of student clubs and their faculty advisers and student government leaders are working together to determine the fate of a mural depicting Diana Gonzalez, a...

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Diana Gonzalez. Courtesy Photo.

Unveiling of tribute halted by officials

Jennifer Ovalle October 17, 2013

City College's administration delayed the displaying of a mural to honor Diana Gonzalez, prompting its organizers to hold an emergency meeting Oct.10, the day of its planned unveiling. The issue centered...

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