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Demolition crew makes way for new construction

Ernesto Lopez

April 5, 2010

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The apartment complex on 15th and C Street under demolition during the week of March 22 will be the new home for a 5-story General Purpose Classroom building for San Diego City College. Expected to be completed by 2012, the building will house military education, behavioral sciences, mathematics, Chicano and Black Studies, history and both political science and anthropology...

Major earthquake rattles San Diego

Vanessa Gomez

April 5, 2010

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San Diegans were shaken Easter Sunday by a 7.2 earthquake centered in Mexicali. Although the duration of the rolling quake exceeded more than a minute, Campus police Sgt. Lou Zizzo informed City Times that no reports of damages on campus were made. More coverage will follow in City Times' April 20 print issue.

Self defense class for women to be held on campus

Kentra Meriwether

April 5, 2010

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The San Diego Community College District will be hosting a free self-defense class April 17 and 25 for female students, faculty, staff and the public in the Harry West Gym, located at City College campus. All participants must attend both six-hour sessions as each one targets a different area. College Sgt. Diana Madero said she will be instructing on dangers women face and...

City College ranks high on Yelp site

Ricky Soltero

April 5, 2010

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San Diego City College recently ranked among the top three colleges and universities in the San Diego area on the user review website Yelp. Yelp ranked City College third overall, and first among the community colleges with the University of San Diego taking top honors. Fellow community colleges Grossmont College and Southwestern College ranked eighth and ninth respectively. Although...

Welcome to the Leaky Couldron…In the Cafeteria

Gabriel Roberts

April 5, 2010

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The yellow caution tape that had barricaded the top level of the dinning hall due to a leaky ceiling, has been removed. The usual gamers and fantasy card players had now been allowed to spend their time there as they had intended before. However, the opportunity would be short lived as custodians who clean the soaked rugs every 2 to 3 times a semester, would be destined to...

City gets federal honors

Ernesto Lopez

March 15, 2010

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On Feb. 25, City College was named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, a federal recognition given to colleges and universities for their commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual honor roll award, recognized more than 700 colleges and...

City police makes arrest in bike thefts

Ernesto Lopez

March 15, 2010

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City College police arrested a man on Feb. 25 as he attempted to steal a student's bicycle from a bike rack in front of the T building, reported College Police Sgt. Louis M. Zizzo. Police identified the thief as Genearo Berber, 39, a non-City student. Zizzo said Berber has a criminal history and he is believed to be one of the main players in the thefts of bikes around campus. Berber...

March to Sacramento begins

BJ Grieve

March 15, 2010

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With sleep still in their eyes, marchers slowly started filtering on campus at 6:00 a.m. It didn't take very much time for them to get fired up and start the cheering and the chants. March 5 kicked off the beginning of the 48 day, 400 mile "March for California's Future." Three J4500 passenger buses sat idly by on Russ Boulevard, waiting for the roughly 200 protesters to...

DSPS slashes services

Ernesto Lopez

March 15, 2010

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Having lost 45.5 percent of its annual budget, City's Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) canceled all specialized classes, reduced test proctoring and high tech center hours, and asked three counselors to seek early retirement, according to Program Activity Manager Debra Wright-Howard. Compared to 2008-2009 school year, the program has gone from offering 10 specialized...

Students join international women’s protest

Mark Rivera

March 15, 2010

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In honor of International Women's Day, about 30 City members of Amnesty International and Visionary Feminists Club gathered at the Mexican Consulate on 1549 India St., March 8, to protest the crimes against women that occurred in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico in 2006. In May of 2006, residents of Atenco attempted an annual ritual of selling flowers in a local market on the eve...

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