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D.A. to meet with Gonzalez family

Ryan Johnson

October 25, 2010

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San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said on Oct. 20 that she plans on personally meeting and speaking with the family of slain City College student Diana Gonzalez, 19. Dumanis has been under fire since Gonzalez's slaying for not stating why multiple charges were not filed against Gonzalez's estranged husband, Armando Gabriel Perez, 37. Gonzalez had reported to San...

Vigil held at Gorton Quad

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

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Hundreds of people - tears in eyes and with emotions running high - packed Gorton Quad at San Diego City College on Oct. 14 to honor the life of student Diana Gonzalez, 19, who was slain on campus. Along with family members of Gonzalez, the City College community and friends lit candles and said a prayer asking for peace. "The flame symbolizes the crusade started in her honor,"...

City Times earns recognition from professionals

Shane Finneran

October 25, 2010

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A four-reporter team from City College - Mark Rivera, Dan Berger, John Balchak and Ernesto Lopez - won an award for enterprising reporting at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges' Southern California conference. The student journalists published articles studying their campus's vulnerability to earthquake faults. "It was a series of stories in one issue last spring...

City College participates in Great California Shake Out

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

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Drop, cover and hold on. San Diego City College was hit with a pretend earthquake on Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. As part of the 2010 Great California Shake Out, City College participated in this statewide drill in which all schools, organizations and families were encouraged to participate. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) and classrooms in the building were evacuated during...

Domestic violence forum examines relationships

Angella d'Avignon and Mark Rivera

October 25, 2010

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"I feel like we should talk about what happened to Diana," professor Kelly Mayhew said, as she addressed the crowd of students gathered at Saville Theatre on Oct. 21 to join "We Are Diana: A Forum on Domestic Violence" put together by the on-campus Visionary Feminists Club. Mayhew, along with Naomi Santa Cruz, a survivor of domestic abuse and the creator of the Visionary Feminists...

All About the RAZA

Sidney Bryant and Sidney Bryant

October 25, 2010

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Several City College clubs and organizations hosted the annual Dia de la Raza event on Oct. 12 at the Gorton Quad. A celebration of the Hispanic heritage of Latin America, Dia de la Raza brings into it ethnic and cultural influences making it distinctive. It is typically celebrated in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay. "It is...

VIDEO: Vigil for Diana Gonzalez

Eamon Long

October 25, 2010

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On Oct. 12 Diana Gonzalez, a student at San Diego City College, was found dead in a school bathroom. On Oct. 14 a candlelight vigil was held in her honor at the Gorton Quad at City College. Report by Newscene's Eamon Long. ...

VIDEO: Diana Gonzalez is laid to rest

Alex Miller Pastore

October 25, 2010

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Nineteen-year-old Diana Gonzalez was found dead on the campus Oct. 12. She was laid to rest the following Monday, Oct. 18. An account has been set up to help with funeral expenses and a scholarship for the 10-month-old daughter that survived Gonzalez. Donations can be made out to the San Diego City College Foundation; 1313 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA. 92191 Perla Batalla generously...

President and scientist

Carlos Maia

October 25, 2010

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Two-day rape prevention training to be offered at City College

Ernesto Lopez

October 25, 2010

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A women-only self defense class will be offered for free at City College on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 by the San Diego Community College District Police Department. Sgt. Diana Medero said the 12-hour course called Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is a program that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and will be taught by nationally certified instructors....

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