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CTM debuts monthly local San Diego music playlist

The first installment features songs from disco-punk mainstays Glass Spells, bedroom pop masters Shindigs, and psych tinged hip-hop of 10-19 & The Numbermen and more
Jakob McWhinney and Skylar Eppler November 9, 2021
In an effort to shine some light on San Diego’s incredible musical offerings, we at City Times Media decided to create a monthly playlist that highlights local musicians.
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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Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education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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The door of City Colleges Extended Opportunity Programs and Services.

Email from City College officials mistakenly disclosed sensitive information of nearly a thousand students

The City College office of a state-funded program meant to support disadvantaged students inadvertently emailed a spreadsheet detailing sensitive information from 871 City students
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist November 4, 2021
City College’s Extended Opportunity Programs & Services office sent an email on Oct. 26 about transfer opportunities that mistakenly contained a spreadsheet with sensitive student information.
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The Knight Life, Episode 2

RADIO: The Knight Life, Ep. 2: Authenticity in the bedroom, the social isolation of COVID-19

Listen to the show on 88.3 HD-2 at 5 p.m. on Monday or any time on Soundcloud
Michelle De Nicola and Jakob McWhinney November 1, 2021
The Knight Life's second episode, broadcast on Oct. 25, featured another part of The Listening Machine’s series on San Diegans’ experiences with COVID-19, as well as the third episode of Sex & Sexuality, which deals with maintaining authenticity in relationships.
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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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The Knight Life Podcast, Ep. 1

RADIO: The Knight Life Podcast, Ep. 1: Healing from trauma, dealing with COVID

Featured podcasts include Sex and Sexuality and The Listening Machine
Marlena Harvey and Jakob McWhinney October 18, 2021
The Knight Life Podcast kicks off this week with its debut episode featuring the works of City Times Media, including Sex and Sexuality and The Listening Machine.
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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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The Listening Machine

PODCAST: CT Sound debuts first podcast of the fall semester (with video)

The Listening Machine is a call-in show of sorts asking San Diegans questions about the big issues they face every day
Jakob McWhinney, Podcast Director October 4, 2021
The fall season of CT Sound opens with the debut episode of The Listening Machine podcast.
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SDCCD Board of Trustees Meeting, Sept. 9

Staff expresses relief, further frustration at SDCCD Board of Trustees meeting

The return-to-campus timeline has been delayed, but some student services staff want same choices as instructional staff
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2021
Public comments from student staff at the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 9 expressed gratitude for the district’s decision to delay their return-to-campus timeline, but also requested more be done.
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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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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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Passenger on 215 bus

8 ways to get to City College for free this month

The region is celebrating the release of PRONTO with free rides on regional public transit
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 9, 2021
City officials are offering free rides on public transit through the month of September in celebration of the launch of the region’s new fare processing system, PRONTO.
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