City Times

VIDEO: The pandemic causing an economic divide

Amazon Building
The wealth of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos doubled, while unemployment soared
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene December 17, 2020
During the course of 2020 and the pandemic, the popularity of online shopping has been surging. Amazon has become a convenient way many people shop for their basic needs. 
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SDSU cancels spring break due to COVID-19 fears

SDSU
Four "rest and recovery" days will be added to the spring term
Ben Guadarrama, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene December 4, 2020
San Diego State University has canceled its traditional spring break for the 2021 semester.
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VIDEO: Purple-tier restrictions set to start tonight in San Diego

Wilma Wooten
Restrictions begin at midnight
Ben Guadarrama, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene November 13, 2020
President elect Joe Biden announced a new COVID-19 advisory board ahead of his inauguration.
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VIDEO: Mail-in ballot deadlines explained

Election graphic
Confusion continues over rules that vary by state
Devon Doane, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene October 30, 2020
As voters mail in ballots in record numbers, there is a lot of confusion among California voters about when their ballots should be turned in.
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5 fun Halloween activities for 2020

Halloween pumpkin
Check out this list of pandemic-friendly ideas for all ages
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene October 16, 2020
With everything gone virtual, holidays such as Halloween are starting to look a little different this year. Check out this list of fun local events.
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VIDEO: Bry, Gloria in close race, to meet in mayoral debate

Barbara Bry (left) and Todd Gloria
NBC7 will broadcast the virtual event
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene October 2, 2020
With only 31 days left until Election Day, council person Barabara Bry and assembly member Todd Gloria are nearly even in new poll stats for mayor of San Diego.
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City College president releases open letter to Black women, community

Breonna Taylor
The message followed grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor murder
Noelle Mortensen, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene September 25, 2020
As protests continued in Louisville and across the country, including in San Diego, after the police involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder were not convicted, San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz shared an open letter to the community.
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VIDEO: 9/11 remembered in ceremony on Midway

USS Midway 9/11 memorial
The story was featured in the first episode of the semester by Newscene
Christina Painton, Staff Writer/Executive Producer September 11, 2020
The 19th anniversary of 9/11 commemorated here in San Diego was featured in the first episode of Newscene, the student-produced news broadcast of San Diego City College.
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The news site of San Diego City College
Noelle Mortensen