City Times

The (drunk) air up there

Vanessa Gomez

November 15, 2010

Filed under OPINION

If I've learned anything from my years as a flight attendant, it's that parachutes don't come standard on commercial jets. So when passengers decide to drink their asses off mid-flight, we have no choice but to cut them off and try to contain their erratic behavior. In training, I was informed that drinking an ounce of alcohol at 40,000 ft was the equivalency of two ounces...

Crocodiles release sophomore album

Ricky Soltero

November 15, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Crocodiles released the follow up to their well-received album "Summer of Hate" on the Fat Possum label. The much-anticipated release by the San Diego noise rockers, titled "Sleep Forever" finds the band flourishing and building on their initial idea while retaining the lo-fi aspect and charm. The brash opener "Mirrors" kicks off the album in the same vein as "I Wanna Kill"...

Student art featured in ‘Urban Trees’

Katrina Cameron

November 15, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

On a cool fall afternoon, many San Diego tourists and natives can be seen walking along the bay underneath Urban Trees. The seventh annual Urban Trees exhibit features 30 sculptural "trees" designed by a variety of artists. The sculptures are installed on a quarter-mile stretch of the North Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego. The Port of San Diego hosts the Urban Trees...

CSU trustees approve hike for 2011

Albert Columbo

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

The California State University Board of Trustees approved on Nov. 10 a 15 percent fee hike for all CSU campuses. Tuition will go up 5 percent for the spring 2011 semester and another 10 percent for the fall. "As a starving student, it will hit me hard," said Richard Granstaff, a City College student who plans to transfer to SDSU in 2011. "I rely on Cal Grant, Pell Grant...

Professor pushes for e-mail change

Shane Finneran

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

At the City College Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 8, Professor Arnie Schoenberg's campaign for e-mail auto-forwarding took a step backward but still wound up closer to its goal. Schoenberg had asked the Senate to approve a resolution recommending that the San Diego Community College District's Office of Information Technology "allow" e-mails sent to SDCCD addresses "to be...

Senate asks for more tenured positions

Shane Finneran

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

City College's Academic Senate joined a district-wide call for the hiring of more tenured professors with the Oct. 25 endorsement of a resolution originally passed at Mesa College. The resolution, which was also endorsed by senates at Miramar and the districts Continuing Education programs, urges the San Diego Community College District administration to open "a substantial...

REVIEW: ‘Songs For a New World’ with a twist

Jeanette Orallo

November 15, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Students and many others poured into the Saville Theatre on Nov. 5 to experience "Songs for a New World," a combination of music and dance, which represented the struggles between fear and faith. There were a total of 15 performances split into two acts. The introduction, "The New World," performed by Teresa Elliot, Rebekah Ensley and the ensemble, was beautifully performed...

Fitness foundation hosts annual fundraiser

Deb Sci Petersen

November 15, 2010

Filed under SPORTS

Gorgeous blue skies, crisp air, and high-60s temperatures were the conditions people encountered when they arrived at Mission Bay Park on the morning of Nov. 6 for the City College 4K Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser. The run/walk benefited the San Diego City College Fitness Foundation and it was also meant to kick-off the annual San Diego "Dirt Dog" Cross Country Championships sponsored...

Dia de los muertos

Deb Sci Petersen

November 15, 2010

Filed under NEWS

Vibrant colors, food, and the sweet fragrance of incense are a few of the many items displayed on the altars for Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 2 in the City College Faculty Lounge. City College students were asked to demonstrate how this holiday is celebrated across Mexico and the local Mexican communities. Professor Maria "Lupita" Adame, who is originally from the Northeast of...

The return of Harry Potter

Christine Klee

November 15, 2010

Filed under Entertainment

Nov. 19, the long-awaited first part of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" opens in America. Fans of the series already know the plot, but how director David Yates has transformed the book into a movie will still be fascinating to see. The book certainly offers enough suspense and action for a great film. At the end of the sixth book, Harry decided not to return to Hogwarts...

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