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The powerful vocals of Josh Lane (center) and Jensine Benitez (left), the focal point of Thee Sacred Souls’ “sweet soul” sound, conjure up hazy thoughts of better days. Photo by Aaron Flores Arteaga, from @TheeSacredSouls Instagram

CTM’s first monthly local music playlist of 2022 features hip-hop, funk, hardcore

Tune in to Lee Wires’ lazy afternoon guitar pop, Doc Hammers’ metalcore “call to attention,” and Bubabza’s funky, fuzzy electronic sounds
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata January 20, 2022
Even if your holiday plans perished due to the pandemic (as mine did) City Times Media is here to keep your love for local music alive and well. From the washed-out, nighttime pop of Headworm to the acid jazz of Ebaugh to the hazy sweet soul of Thee Sacred Souls, we’ve put together a batch of songs to keep you company during your next 10- … or 5-day (?) isolation.
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Blue Line Trolley in downtown San Diego

VIDEO: Trolley Blue Line expansion opens, officials grapple with a vision for the future

Elected officials approved a $160B plan for transit expansion, setting sights on making public transportation free within 10 years
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist December 28, 2021
The inauguration of the San Diego Trolley UC Blue Line extension to La Jolla is not only a major infrastructure development for the city’s transit system, but also a project with a history that spans well beyond the life of the entire Metropolitan Transit System.
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Heriberto Gerardo Gutierrez

City Times Media highlights its most-read stories of 2021

As the year comes to an end, City College student media staff took a moment to look back
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 20, 2021
From covering the impact of Covid-19 on the San Diego City College Community to major leadership changes in the San Diego Community College District, City Times Media brought breaking news to readers throughout the year.
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Cumbia Divina

City Times releases December’s monthly local music playlist

Sample punk supergroup PLOSIVS’ debut track, Kate Delos Santos’ enchanting pop, and Smiling’s sprawling rock amalgam
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata December 10, 2021
We’re back with our second monthly playlist of local music and it’s packed to the gills with tunes from across the musical biosphere.
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Angie Barrera, City student

City College set for a full return to campus Jan. 1

Chancellor Cortez outlines new goals for City College at a NOV. 8 public forum
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2021
After a semester of experimentation with protocols to ensure a safe and manageable return to campus, district officials expressed their confidence in bringing back in-person student services at the public forum with San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez on Nov. 8.
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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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Potential site for student housing development. Aerial view of 6th and B street.

City College submits state grant request to build housing for 600 students

City College President Ricky Shabazz announces completion of next step toward securing housing project
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 3, 2021
After describing his vision for a potential student housing development to be built on the former site of the child development center at San Diego City College, President Ricky Shabazz announced the completion of a crucial step for securing funds for the project.
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Spectators enter the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza for the debut of Mother Road

REVIEW: SD Rep traces a new story on an old ‘Mother Road’

Octavio Solis’ play stages a myriad of underrepresented voices in a new chapter to John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist October 26, 2021
After 18 months of darkness, the lights came on at the Lyceum downtown to debut prominent Latinx playwright Octavio Solis’ “Mother Road,” which imagines a future chapter to John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” 
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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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Aerial view of former San Diego City College Child Development Center

City College aims to construct affordable housing for students, employees

As the statewide eviction moratorium comes to an end, City President Ricky Shabazz announces preparations at Sept. 28 College Council meeting
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist October 5, 2021
President Ricky Shabazz sees the soon-vacant property of the former San Diego City College child development center as an ideal location to construct affordable housing not only for students, but potentially also for lower income City College employees.
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City College Library

VIDEO: City College Library reopens to students

The story was featured in this week's edition of Newscene
Will Mauriz, Multimedia Journalist September 22, 2021
The taxi yellow doors of the Learning Resource Center Library reopened on September 20 to registered San Diego City College students.
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