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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Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education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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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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Mesa College bachelors graduates

Community college bachelor’s degrees now a reality

Governor Newsom signed new bill championed by former SDCCD chancellor
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 7, 2021
AB 927 expands the state pilot program that allowed community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in fields not offered by the University of California, or California State University.
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Newsom on campaign trail

VIDEO: Newsom to remain as California governor

Newsom will now serve in the state's top job until November 2022
Ingrid Estrella and Jillian Fortner September 17, 2021
The results showed that the majority of Californians supported him and his handling of the pandemic. Currently, out of the nine million voters, over six million voted to keep Newsom in office.
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Poll worker sits at desk

Influx of voters head to polls at City College

Recall election sends voters to the polls
Christopher Tapanes and Kathy Archibald September 14, 2021
Poll worker Yulyssah Marin, who is also a City College student, said the stream of voters had steadily increased over earlier voting days.
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Polling Location at County Registrar of Voters

San Diego officials announce record voter registration for recall

Registrar anticipates between 200,000-250,000 mail-in ballots could be submitted on Sept. 14 alone
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata September 14, 2021
Ballots are allowed to arrive up to seven days after election day and county officials project that it may take days to finalize the count.
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Presentation of I Voted stickers written multiple languages.

San Diego voters share thoughts on recall election

San Diegans exercise their right to vote and express why voting matters to them
Kathryn Gray and Michael Tatum September 14, 2021
The last day to cast a vote in the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is here and San Diegans are turning out in large numbers to make their voices heard.
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GALLERY: Voters decide fate of Newsom as governor

The California recall election wraps up as voters weigh in on recall
Marlena Harvey, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

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Yulyssah Marin works the polls

Will City College students vote in the recall election?

City students share their experiences and thoughts on the upcoming election
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist September 13, 2021
If Newsom cannot convince more than 50% of the electorate to vote no in the recall election, the top vote-getter in the second half of the ballot will become governor.
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San Diego recall ballot

San Diego Democratic, Republican party heads weigh in on Tuesday’s recall election

The heads of the San Diego Democratic and Republican parties share why they oppose or support California’s recall vote
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 13, 2021
Representatives from the Democratic and Republican parties of San Diego County disagree on a myriad of issues and how to solve them. But neither has endorsed a candidate on the second question on the ballot — who should succeed Newsom as governor if he is recalled.
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Gavin Newsom

VIDEO: Gavin Newsom delivers State of the State amid recall effort

Next deadline in push to oust governor comes on Wednesday
Jillian Fortner, Multimedia Journalist March 12, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom delivered the State of the State Address at an empty Dodger Stadium Tuesday, focusing on uniting California a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Gavin Newsom and George Lopez

VIDEO: California to set aside 40% of vaccines for underrepresented communities

The plan is a first in the nation
Katia Pechenkina, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene March 5, 2021
California is planning to begin distributing 40% of its coronavirus vaccine doses to the most vulnerable communities. The latest is in this week’s episode of Newscene, the award-winning student-produced weekly newscast.
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