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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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San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz called December’s Fall Fest a trial run for events to come in the spring semester, but a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant has delayed the return to on-site activities. Photo by Jakob McWhinney/City Times Media

Amid omicron surge, SDCCD officials announce delayed return to in-person instruction

Students can expect a phased-in return to campus beginning Feb. 22, with a full return by March 7
Jakob McWhinney January 19, 2022
Twelve days before the start of the spring 2022 semester, San Diego Community College District officials updated their already delayed return to full on-campus instruction due to a spike in regional COVID-19 infection numbers.
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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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Soccer player kicks ball

City Times rings in the holidays with a call for coverage suggestions

As 2021 comes to a close, what do you think City Times should focus on in 2022?
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 20, 2021
Journalism exists to empower its audience, and with City College's campus gradually coming back to life, the need for input from students becomes ever more important. So … what would you like to read about? What do you think your fellow students should know about? What information would help you be a better informed and prepared student? Let us know about your concerns, questions or frustrations. 
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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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A City College student opens the Edquity app

Midnight deadline looms for Fall Fest $500 student aid

Some City College students experience difficulties filling out applications on tight timeline
Kathy Archibald, Kathryn Gray, and Jakob McWhinney December 16, 2021
With Fall Fest 2021 in the rearview mirror, some San Diego City College students have reported difficulties with the process of obtaining the promised $500 in aid, with a deadline to apply for the aid looming at midnight tonight. 
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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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Students meet at Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021

GALLERY: A look back at City College’s inaugural Fall Fest (with video)

Students packed Schwartz Plaza on Dec. 8 for the first time since March 2020
For the first time since March 2020, Schwartz Plaza at San Diego City College was teeming with humanity as students, staff and faculty gathered for the inaugural Fall Fest and Study Jam 2021 on Dec. 8.
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People gather in Schwartz Plaza for the Fall Fest at San Diego City College

LIVE BLOG: City College sets the stage for Fall Fest

Officials say the first 150 registered students to attend will receive $500 each
As San Diego City College staff prepared for today’s Fall Fest, at which $75,000 in student aid will be distributed in $500 increments to the first 150 eligible students to attend, a small crowd of students gathered near the campus’s Schwartz Plaza.
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Students walk across a concrete square surrounded by buildings at San Diego City College

Student interest high for City College’s first Fall Fest

The promise of a $500 incentive draws students to the first in-person, campus-wide event
Philip Salata, Kathy Archibald, and Jakob McWhinney December 7, 2021
San Diego City College officials recently announced an event called Fall Fest, slated to take place on campus on Dec. 8, during which $75,000 in aid money will be given to students to entice attendance at the first campus-wide event since the COVID-19 shutdown.
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A slide from the SDCCD redistricting subcommittee meeting shows a map with arrows indicating the three proposed adjusted boundaries under consideration. Zoom screenshot

Seeking input, SDCCD redistricting subcommittee reveals proposed maps

The district is calling for public comment on new maps and a change to the election process
Kathy Archibald, Multimedia Journalist December 3, 2021
The SDCCD Board of Trustees redistricting subcommittee asked the public for input on new boundaries and a change to election procedures, providing a first glimpse of its new proposed district map.
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Steph Johnson stands with her arms up in celebration next to choir member Anthony Bielik

Local choir provides healing, hope through music for San Diego unhoused population

Voices of Our City Choir uses the power of music for change
Kathryn Gray, Managing Editor December 1, 2021
Co-founded in 2016 by musician and grassroots activist Steph Johnson, the mission of Voices of Our City Choir is to provide healing and hope through music for the unhoused population in San Diego. Today, it has expanded beyond music to offer housing assistance, weekly outreach, case management and advocacy training.
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