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Gonzalez family still Campus coping three years later honors beloved coach By Jennifer Manalili City Times
an influence on how they perform in their professional lives and how they love one another in their personal lives.” The mural, designed by Vivian Ramirez with help from her partner Jesi Gutierrez, draws inspiration from the artists’ exploring and revisiting Chicano Park. “The woman and her child are not only representation of Diana and her daughter Crystal but also of all of us, all humans and our connection,” Gutierrez contributed. “Our strength and our ability to share it when one is in need; victims of domestic violence are not people on the news or in the paper, but unfortunately our friends our family, brother sister, daughter and mothers.” Gonzalez’s sister, Janette, and their mother and father, Concepcion and Jose, along with her daughter Crystal and other members of the extended family were present throughout the day to witness the students coming together to create the work of art. Janette Gonzalez
“He fought a good fight, finished the race and he kept the faith,” said a pastor who spoke during a memorial service to celebrate the life of Coach Jim Colbert. Colbert left an impression on all those he encountered, as evidence by the approximate 250 in attendance at the memorial which took place on campus on Oct. 6. “He was that father figure we all want in our lives. You know, my father was never around but I got to see coach every Monday and Wednesday and now I’m sure he’s looking down on all of us,” said one former student who took to the microphone to commemorate Colbert’s life with other attendees. Colbert’s career at City College began in 1990 and stretched over two decades long with him coaching and teaching in the athletic’s department. He also worked as a senior professor in health and exercise science. In the mid-’90s, and with the help of Dean of Health, Exercise and Athletics Kathy McGinnis, he advocated for and then received funding to implement martial arts classes that City College still carries today. Colbert was personable and remained positive, even as he drew closer to the end. “My dad was adamant we brought no negative emotions into his final days. He said ‘Hey hey, don’t worry about me. Worry about yourself,’” said his son Dean. On Sept. 18, Colbert passed away from an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 73 years old. His love for sports was evident from the beginning, even at a young age. He stood out as an athlete at Colorado Springs High School before moving on to Adams State where he attended on both a baseball and football scholarship. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. An avid sports fan, Colbert also enjoyed fishing, salsa dancing, teaching and coaching. Colbert began training in the
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Unveiling of tribute halted by officials By Jennifer Ovalle City Times
City College’s administration delayed the displaying of a mural to honor Diana Gonzalez, prompting its organizers to hold an emergency meeting Oct. 10, the day of its planned unveiling. The issue centered around worries that the student-organized homage to Gonzalez and other domestic violence victims could provoke sadness and other “emotional difficulties” for staff and students. Professors Sarah Pitcher of the Department of Sociology and Behavioral Sciences and Larissa Dorman of the Math and Sciences Department participated in the meeting along with six students. Most of the students were members of BEAT Club, Associated Student Government and Visionary Feminists, which among others have been the moving forces behind the mural. One BEAT Club member even shed a few tears as she expressed her frustrations. Former City College President Terrence J. Burgess approved the mural last semester. Pitcher and Dorman, along with other organizers, attended a meeting with the administration on Oct. 8 to discuss the terms of the mural. During the meeting, organizers were asked to detach Diana Gonzalez from the mural and instead, dedicate it only to survivors of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so according to
(Above and below) Volunteers gathered together on Sept. 25 to help paint a mural in honor of deceased student Diana Gonzalez in the Gorton Quad. Michelle Moran, City Times. By Ryan Johnson City Times Three years after 19-yearold San Diego City College student Diana Gonzalez was found stabbed to death in a City College bathroom, her family still feels the hurt of losing her but will always be thankful to students who have done so much to help with the healing. Last month, students from the campus groups Visionary Feminists and the BEAT Club met with about 150 other students and members of the Gonzalez
family in Gorton Quad to paint a large mural featuring an image of “Mother and Child” to honor her and other victims of domestic violence. “The mural was helpful in the healing,” said Gonzalez’s cousin, Beatriz Luna, “(because) it helps to know that no one will ever forget what happened on that campus and it will be a story to motivate people for change.” Luna continued, “Students from City College are people who will go on to become professionals and form their own families. It is our hope that Diana will have
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Approximately 250 people attended the memorial service held for Coach Colbert on Oct. 6.
Mural Continued from Page 1 Pitcher, the administration’s terms included the mural only hanging for the duration of the month. “It’s a mural of color and life and vibrancy and love and community,” said Dorman to the participants. “All of it is about celebrating her life and celebrating the life of all of those that are victims and survivors of domestic violence.” Organizers are hopeful that they will come to an agreement with the administration. Their goal, voiced during the meeting, was not only to honor
survivors of domestic violence but to commemorate Gonzalez as well. Organizers want to educate present and future students about Gonzalez. They hope to give hope to those who are being victimized, and create a sense of community on campus to prevent future tragedies from occurring. Gonzalez was 19-years-old when she was murdered on campus at the hands of her estranged husband, Amando Gabriel Perez. Perez was 37-years-old at the time. Perez is still pending trial after a number of failed arraignment attempts. He is being charged with first-degree murder.
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martial arts in 1978. His background included training in many different styles including Tai Kwon Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Eskrima Stick Fighting and Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate. In October of last year he received his 3rd Degree Black Belt. Colbert began his teaching career by working at Fresno State University in 1990. This move happened during a pivotal moment in history. Colbert began teaching when there were no black coaches working in the Cali-
Gonzalez Continued from Page 1 commented that the mural was beautiful and that, “the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it was that it was my sister holding my niece in her arms.” She also added that her parents were able to participate in the painting of the mural saying that both of them “are really thankful for what students have done and are doing in my sister’s memory.” The mural was supposed to be dedicated on Oct. 10, two days before the three-year anniversary of the killing. However, campus administration delayed the dedication, expressing concerns about the negative perception it may create about the college. The mural’s organizers and the administration are meeting to discuss the issue. Meanwhile, Gonzalez’s estranged husband, Armando Gabriel Perez, who is charged with her murder, is in George Bailey Detention Facility awaiting trial, which is
fornia college football coaching scene. Aside from City College, his teaching career took him to San Jose State University, Southern University, Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University), San Diego Mesa College, Southwestern College and Grossmont College. Colbert is survived by his wife Valerie and his children, daughters Karen and Kimberly Leonard and sons Dean, Don, Orin, Andrew Jason and Tony Hubbard. His extended family includes his brother Edward and his ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
scheduled to start Jan. 8, 2014. Perez was arrested and released for kidnapping his wife less than two weeks before her murder. He fled to Mexico and was caught in Tijuana in February of last year. He was turned over to U.S. authorities six months later. Perez faces life in prison without parole if convicted. Recently, Judge Charles Rogers granted a motion by Perez to represent himself at his upcoming trial. Gonzalez’s cousin, Luna, sees this move as a “game.” “I am sure this is just another manifestation of his perpetrator personality,” Luna said, “but what he doesn’t know is that by him taking someone we love, he ignited a courage that can no longer be stopped.” Luna added, “Diana is not coming back to us and he (Perez) is never stepping foot out of prison.” For her part, Janette Gonzalez said, “It’s been three years. It still feels like yesterday and we are ready to confront him and make sure he gets life in prison. He will pay for what he did to my sister.”
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Book donations are being stolen By William Morse City Times
ing to their site, The Bookman “has given away more than 8 million books to people in San Diego County and Once a week for the last 15 years, through local charities, to every state a charitable foundation entitled “The and 70 other countries.” Bookman” drops off one to three Irwin earned the nickname “The thousand free books for the students Bookman” by visiting inmates in jail of City College. Recently, they’ve been with free reading material back in the coming up missing. 1990s. Facillites workers have witnessed Herman spoke of his discontent rethe boxes of books hauled off into a garding the thefts. “It angers you and getaway car, driven away in white seit angers me even more -- that people dan and possibly a second car. There are ripping off the stuff we bring for are no plans for an investigation by the the students.” City College police at this time. Volunteers normally drop off the “It is sad that an individual would books in boxes in front of the booksteal anything donated, but the founstore on Thursday mornings. dation has stopped delivering before If you notice any suspicious activity and they might just stop again,” said around the bookstore, please attempt Admin Sgt. Kevin Olson. to take a picture of the license plate Irwin Herman implemented the and immediately report it to the Police generous service in 1990. AccordDepartment at (619)-388-3351.
Hatcher y student team leaders Mike Spencer and Jonathon Robbins (top) and Carol Alcazar and Cynthia Medina (bottom). Chris Handloser, City Times
Enactus opens Hatchery By Chris Handloser City Times
Phi Theta Kappa hosted it’s 13th annual induction ceremony on Oct. 4 in the Saville Theatre. More than 60 students were inducted into the honors society. The ceremony also welcomed new appointed officers. Many people were in attendence, including family, friends, and campus officials. Visit www.sdcitytimes.com for the complete stor y. Courtesy Photo
Enactus at San Diego City College is rolling out a program entitled The Hatchery, which will offer business coaching for student entrepreneurs. The application process will begin Oct. 21 and qualified candidates will have until Nov. 4 to submit complete packets. A committee of professors, business owners and students will choose five people to develop their very own micro-enterprise (a business of less than five employees). Qualification criteria include current enrollment with plans to enroll next semester, as development will span both semesters. In addition, a GPA of 2.5 or higher and the funds to own and operate your own business are required. Enactus will be considering those who own and operate a micro-enterprise, or those who have a plan and are ready to launch a new endeavor. “It’s a hands-on opportunity for entrepreneurs who are either
not sure how to start their own business or they’re struggling – they started and quit, or lost focus – to get them on track, “ explained Enactus Faculty Co-Advisor and Business and Marketing Professor Nancy Fredericks. Fredericks assembled a team of four student leaders to spearhead the program. Accounting major and Enactus member, Mike Spencer, 51, is excited to jump into the role of business coaching for his fellow peers. “You have individuals who want to start a business but they haven’t really brought the concept together yet, or they may not have that drive. They’ve lost the drive because they’ve tried before, or, they’re just getting started and not familiar with the process. Fredericks also emphasized the invaluable experience everyone involved stands to gain. “Coaching means we might have to go do research with them, help them get it figured out and we’re learning too,” explained Fredericks. “So the students leaders are learning as the business
owners are learning.” This is the second time for a “hatchery” at City College. Back in 2011, 16 students were recommended by business professors and coached under a grant to Enactus. This is the first time this opportunity will be open to the entire campus. Enactus operates three different programs and projects are selected for each program. It will launch The Hatchery under the Economics and Entrepreneurship program better known as “E^2.” Application packets are available in T 311 currently and will be offered online soon. The packet will include a business summary form on which Professor Fredericks stressed the importance of delivering a well-organized and articulated idea. Enactus will hold 45-minute orientation sessions on campus Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the T 311 classroom, and 5:30 p.m. in A 15. Please contact the Business Resource Center in Room T 311 for additional information.
Transfer awareness month at City College By Jennifer Ovalle City Times Transfer awareness month kicks off with the opportunity to apply to CSU campuses starting Oct.1 through Nov. 30. The Transfer/Career Center will also offer university application workshops for students throughout the month of October and November. A free tour will be offered by the Transfer/ Career Center on Oct. 11, where students signed up and had the opportunity to visit USC and UC Irvine campuses. Students explored these two campuses for the whole day. Just a little bit before transfer awareness month reaches its conclusion, the annual Transfer Fair will be the grand finale. The event takes place on Oct. 24 at Curran Plaza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A total of 40 representatives from reputable universities will inform students about their offerings. Columbia University, University of Hawaii, and UC Berkeley are just a few of the many colleges that will be at the fair. Transfer/Career Center Director Marilyn Harvey and Director of First Year Experience (FYE) program Bonnie Peters will be a few of the many greeters welcoming students with open arms.
“I don’t sit in my ivory tower and overlook everything,” Harvey joked. “I walk around and speak to the students and make sure everything’s okay.” Along with the staff, Harvey works tirelessly to schedule the event and assist the visiting representatives, along with spreading the word among faculty and students alike. The First Year Experience program will also be a part of the transfer fair. FYE share the same goals as the Transfer Center which are to help students succeed and move on to the next level. Peters is a former counselor and has worked closely with Harvey in the past due to the strong partnership between the Counseling Center and The Transfer/Career Center. FYE takes in 30 to 40 percent of the new students, which is about 800 students. Members of FYE will then set a curricular with students to determine their career plan and academic goals among other things. “The point of working at the college is to help the students,” Peters beamed as she recollected the rewarding part of her job. “That’s the point of us doing this job, helping students meet their goals and that feels really good.” The numbers of representatives continue to grow every year, but Harvey expressed how they have accommodated them by pulling tables and chairs out of their own offices.
“I don’t sit in my ivory tower and overlook everything. I walk around and speak to the students and make sure everything’s okay.” They have never turned down a school. “It’s kind of like having a feast,” Harvey delightedly described the rewards of being part of the experience. “I do feel like it’s sort of like having a party and spreading the table with all kinds of foods to taste.” The events and opportunities offered in transfer awareness month can be an enriching experience for students that are interested in expanding their academic horizons. All students are welcome to partake in these academic activities. For more information regarding the events and workshops call: (619) 388-3722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org To view the full calendar for transfer awareness month visit: http://www.sdcity.edu/
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Jerry Brown loves prisons California’s Proposition 30 was originally approved as a crucial step towards fixing our financially drained public educational system by funding schools with newly implemented taxes. As of this fall, however, the measure may now be warped into a means of draining state resources away from education and into the prison-industrial complex.
Torrey Spoerer Gov. Jerry Brown and his California-uber-allies Legislature have agreed on a plan to redirect hundreds of millions of dollars raised by Prop. 30 for the purpose of “relieving” overcrowded prisons, sending prisoners out of state and to for-profit leased facilities. Organizations that fought for Prop. 30 are taking to the streets and Internet to organize against the change. This is not the first time that our state officials have chosen the prison-industrial complex over our educational quality. They are notorious for dim and grimy straight-fromschools-to-prisons tunnels that drag the state deeper into the continuing problem of overcrowded prisons. Overcrowded correctional facilities are a headache-filled matter to sort out. As background, design capacity is the number of inmates a prison can house based on one inmate per cell, single level bunks in dormitories, and beds in spaces not designed for housing. The final target goal for the court-ordered inmate population reduction by June 27 was supposed to be at least 132.5 percent design capacity, in other words, a reduction of 110,000 inmates or lower. As of Oct. 2, the rate was 167 percent (133,621
inmates total), more than 30 percent and more than 23,000 inmates behind schedule. The current rate was actually the previous goal for December 2011, showing that the rate has still been frozen over the past nearly two years. This is still a 33 percent decrease in design capacity from the 2006 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) peak rate of 202 percent design capacity (162,500 inmates). However, this slight progress is nowhere near enough justification for ripping away funds originally directed towards the state’s education budget. One statistic consistently decreasing is the parolee population. On Jan. 1 of this year, the parolee population total was 58,559. As of Oct. 2, the parolee population is down to 50,239 -- a decrease of approximately more than 8,000 parolees. So it should be agreeable that every parolee released from custody or supervision opens another door to get one more extra inmate out of an overcrowded prison. Problem magically solved. So why are Brown and friends focusing on simply busing hordes of inmates to even more unneeded prisons out of all the potentially better ideas? Why fund this project using money that Californians voted to be used towards education? Ladies and gentlemen, Gov. Jerry Brown shall now perform his newest magic trick. With the swoosh of his wand, Gov. Brown shall make all our Prop. 30 funds disappear into thin air while simultaneously making new prisons magically appear from thin air. One, two, three... abraca-
URBANALITIES By Michele Suthers
Government shutdown hits City San Diego City College students are worried that a prolonged shutdown of the federal government will leave them without the funds to go to school. A sampling of views taken on a recent Tuesday on campus revealed a growing sense of frustration. A significant portion of students receive some form of federal financial aid.
William Morse A partial shutdown of the government began on Oct. 1, the first day of the fiscal year because Congress has not approved the budget for the federal government. An estimated 800,000 federal employees deemed “nonessential” were furloughed.
An influential group of House Republicans is seeking concessions from President Obama and the Senate to approve the budget and re-open the government. “All of us students are going to get affected because anyone that gets (federal funds) is going to get delayed for sure,” said Stanley Tryka, 19, a biochemistry major, on Oct. 3. “I got my first check so that’s fine, but my next check might not even come.” Seventeen-year-old student Brian Thepkaysone, said of the shutdown, “I really don’t like it, the government needs to get it together. If I don’t get my financial aid than, I can’t really support myself.” Donna Pietezak, 66,
called the shutdown “horrible and wrong.” “It hasn’t affected my pocket personally but my neighbor who works on the naval base as a civilian employee where he has worked for many years is currently on furlough,” said Pietezak, who is studying French. Chase Robert Lanore, 23-year-old major studying kinesiology, said that the shutdown “looks poorly for a super power to be in this position in the eyes of foreign countries. I have not personally seen an effect on my day-to-day activities but I have friends who have been.” Maria Reserva, a 74-yearold studying art history, is hopeful that the shutdown is
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Question by Torrey Spoerer Photos by Michelle Moran
Do you think it’s fair that funds from Prop. 30, which were supposed to help schools, is being allocated towards prisons?
“going to bring some good.” “It’s gonna hold up our financial aid and possibly Social Security funds,” Reserva worried. “The GI bill is affecting me, I’m not getting benefits for it, Washington needs to start doing it’s job! Republicans are arguing about a law made 4 years a go, if it’s a law, get it changed, don’t stop funding it!” said William Mossinghoff, studying electrical engineering, age 52. Nineteen-year-old Hilina Gudeta said she finds the whole situation “to be very funny. I don’t understand how this is possible and for this long. Our government defines us as a nation and if (Washington) can’t get it right, how does that speak for the character of the See Miley, page 10
Jacob Outchover, 39, Finance
Maria Crespo 17, Nursing
Allen Catalan 24, French
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“I disagree with how the prison system is currently being managed. Schools across the whole grade level spectrum are financially suffering and could use help.”
“If you put more money into prisons, bad things will happen more because nobody will care that they get thrown into prison, where they’re supposed to be punished.”
“As a veteran student, I’m going to school to better myself. Prisons don’t need more of our tax dollars, and should be secondary. Education is a priority.”
“We’re trying to better our lives here on campus. We get cut repeatedly by budgets, while prisoners get housing, food, etc.”
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Child Development Center assists A Korean spin on your game day snack student parents with child care Can you believe football season is here already? Admittedly, I’m not the biggest sports fan, but I have many family and friends that are and I can bet some of you are as well. This recipe goes out to
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Children playing in the garden at the Child Development Center. Jessica Ramirez, City Times By Aiesha Harrison City Times “He’s learning numbers, colors, shapes songs and books!” says Ronata Knapper, eagerly sharing the new learning and cognitive skills her three-yearold son has gained from the San Diego City College Child Development Center. The center provides affordable care for City students and faculty with children ages six weeks to five years old and for other members of the community. Located on 16th and B Street, the center is housed in two one-story buildings, one serving infants to about three years old and the other serving children up to age five. The center, which includes a playground and a garden, has a current enrollment of 47 children and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while being closed on holidays
and during the summer break. For parents who study at City, the center is a convenient place to leave their children while they attend class. “The daycare obviously helps so that I can get my school work done, without it I probably wouldn’t be able to further my education.” said parent, Yael Flores, who is currently majoring in social work. The parents who are City students are required to work at the center for three hours a week and take a parenting class in the child development department. During their time at the center, the parents read to and play with the children, sing songs and set meal times. The idea is to give the parents, most of them young, the tools to help raise their children and have a better life. The parents supplement six full-time preschool teachers and seven part-time ones, assuring a high adult-to-child ratio. “I think it’s beneficial in a sense that
it helps me learn what I can do to help teach my own child as a single, new mother,” Flores went on to say. The children arrive at school between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. By nine, the children are engaging in conversations amongst each other at the table during breakfast. After eating a nutritional meal to begin their day, the kids quietly listen to a story during “circle time.” Following “circle time,” they are to choose inside activities such as art, puzzles or Legos. The kids are then dismissed for their favorite part of the day: play time. At noon, it’s time for lunch. With full tummies, they are all ready for nap time around 12:30 p.m. Daily schedules and weekly lesson plans are available and posted in each classroom. The lesson plans act as guidelines for See Childcare, page 6
Billy Mantz Band takes the stage By Torrey Spoerer City Times City College based local public radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM hosted a live radio broadcasted concert for the Billy Mintz Band. “We typically host these live-broadcasted concerts once a month on every second Tuesday,” said KSDS membership director April Pendergraft. “During the summer, we even host these concerts twice a month, usually in June and July.” The radio station is public, meaning that it’s a non-profit station funded by its members and generous listeners. The station’s been based at City College now for the past 40 years. Musicians present in the band, led by drummer Billy Mintz, were pianist Roberta Piket, John Gross on tenor saxophone and bassist Putter Smith. Pianist Roberta Piket’s fingers danced back and forth between a traditional acoustic piano and an electric keyboard. Piket also at one point surprised the audience with her elegant singing, armed with a soft-yet-bold voice comparable to that of the famous mid-century female jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. Bassist Putter Smith nailed precisely
bold, thick notes with such consistency that his wooden stand-up bass could put any resin-framed electric bass guitar in melting heat. John Gross fed the audience with intense sax solos, filled to the core with wide note ranges that can flex and warp one’s eardrums. The leader and star of the band’s performance that night, dummer Billy Mintz, portrayed his diverse skills and talent all night. Switching back and forth between various kinds of drumsticks and drumming styles, it was as if
Mintz was portraying his skills on the live radio air like a paintbrush to canvas. “We host some amazing jazz acts from all around the nation and from all various sorts of jazz related backgrounds, such as blues, progressive jazz, folk jazz and so on and so forth,” said Pendergraft. For more information, either tune in your radio to 88.3 FM, or visit their website online at Jazz88.org
Billy Mintz Band performing at Jazz Live. Torrey Spoerer, City Times
you folks. I’m sure you’ve reserved weekends and Mondays for watching your favorite teams duke it out. Viewing parties are usually prime real estate; chips and dip, hot dogs, and wings amongst the snack list. Enter Dakgangjeong, or
more simply, Korean fried chicken. Every culture seems to have their own take on fried chicken. The Korean style is both sweet and spicy and their technique of frying chicken twice to ensure a very crispy skin is unbeatable. The flavor profile on these is insane, peanuts are added to the mix for another level of almost candied texture and the corn syrup makes for a shiny finish. Koreans love their spice and the use of pepper flakes, soy sauce and brown sugar makes for a really complex spicy and sweet bite that’s sure to make your game day an even bigger hit. Pass on the usual buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing on your next game day and be sure to make these instead.
Sweet & Spicy Korean Fried Chicken
Sweet and spicy Korean fried chicken Adapted from Maangchi.com 20 fried chicken wings (Instructions below. Cut in half and separated into 40 pieces. Discard the tips.) 2 eggs 1 cup of ginger, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup corn syrup ¼ cup vinegar 1 cup peanuts Crushed red chili flakes Vegetable oil for frying 1. Prepare 40 chicken wings or chunks of chicken, rinse them off in cold water and drain them. Transfer the chicken into a big bowl. Add 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 2 eggs and a mix of ½ cup of flour and ½ cup of starch powder. Mix by hand. 2. Deep fry the chicken wings in vegetable oil two times at 350 degrees. 3. Prepare a big wok or pan. Place 1 cup of water in it and heat it up. Slice 1 cup of ginger thinly and add it into the boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup of vinegar and boil it over medium heat. 4. 5 minutes after, add 1 cup of corn syrup and keep boiling over low medium heat about 30 minutes. Raise a spoon of the sizzling sauce above the wok in the air and drop it until the sauce begins stopping halfway. Turn off the heat. 5. Reheat the sauce in a wok and add the deep fried chicken, 1 cup of peanuts and ½ tablespoon of red chili flakes to the sizzling sauce and mix it all with a spatula. The amount of sticky sauce will decrease as you stir. Turn off the heat and you’re done.
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Timberlake Continued from Page 8 See also: “Strawberry Bubblegum,” a euphemism he uses to seemingly allude to the female anatomy on Part One.) Except for the last tracks, “2 of 2” offers up nothing different from Part One. In fact, for those familiar with Timberlake’s career, neither album offers up anything different from his previous albums: not his sophomore effort “FutureSex/LoveSounds” and not his debut as a solo artist, “Justified,” either. “Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)” is filled with the same heavy bass and jungle sounds that make the Jackson 5-esque “Let the Groove In” and “Don’t Hold the Wall” so smooth and likeable on Part One. “Take Back the Night” is too similar to “I’m Lovin’ It” which he released in 2003 and is still trademarked and being used in McDonald’s advertisements a decade later. The tracks are like long drawn out essays with too much noise ---- too much Timbaland ---- and not enough substance. None of the songs clock in at under four-minutes. “True Blood” is over 10 minutes long and the album concludes with the whopping 12-minutes long “Not a Bad Thing.” The last is refreshing if only because Justin is bare of the beatbox, bass, autotune and Timbaland that he’s relied on heavily for years and for much of “20/20.” But to be frank, this guitar laided and sugary-
sweet less-adult version of “Mirrors” sounds like a song even *NSync would’ve passed on in 2000. In many stores, the album is now being sold as “The Complete Experience” and perhaps that is telling. If Timberlake really did want to the album to aspire to be the equivalent to genre classics like Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” then he should have released the album as a whole instead of splitting it into two and releasing them six months apart. What may have been a great marketing strategy and undeniably put more money in his pocket has just hindered the album’s impact. Timberlake has stated in the past that he is unsure if his career will include more than a handful of albums in its catalog, ---- as a collective, “20/20” would mark only his third album as a solo artist ---- and fans should hope that he’s hungry enough to keep his acting career on pause long enough to release another album. After a powerhouse performance at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this year that saw him reunite with his *NSync bandmates and included a retrospective melody of his hits, Timberlake dubbed himself the “President of Pop.” If that’s true, it’s going to take more than this to remember him by. To leave his career with “20/20” or call it the definitive album in his library would be a waste. For fans, it’s simply just taking up space on a shelf.
Childcare Continued from Page 5 routines for the teachers and students. The Center has a loft area with numerous children’s books to enhance the curriculum for children. The instructors try to instill good healthy habits in the children that include washing hands after using the bathroom, brushing teeth following lunch time and cleaning up after one activity to make smooth transitions to the next one. The center also emphasizes
sharing and unity within the classrooms. These are habits that the kids can take with them through life while helping parents gain helpful skills and resources to utilize at home. “Our goal is to have children be ready for kindergarten and have a developmentally appropriate curriculum,” said Sandra Luhnow, a part-time teacher. “And for our parents to become better ones. We give support for the entire family unit.” Parents who attend City College, many from low-
income homes, pay for the childcare on a sliding-fee basis with some receiving care for free. Ultimately, the student fees are based upon a calculated income. Children who are enrolled in the program and covered through the state may have limited hours at the center. The enrollment period for the spring semester begins during the first two weeks of December. For more information contact the City College Child Development Center at (619) 388-3205.
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Mission Continued from Page 5 After another long extensive look at the menu, I got the strawberry and banana pancakes. The description is self explanatory, but the plate is mouth-watering and artsy, to say the least. They come stacked three high and the chefs decorates it with jam and fruits. The pancakes have pieces of strawberries and bananas in every bite. I love the fact that they offer soyrizo, a vegan substitute for chorizo,
because it tastes better and it’s healthy. Not a lot of places offer soyrizo, so it’s nice to walk to The Mission to enjoy this appetizing meal after my first class. A lot of my friends don’t eat meat and they have many options when we dine here. I have been to many breakfast restaurants and this place is now one of my favorites. I recommend it to anyone who loves or wants to add variety to their breakfast and anyone who is in the Downtown area. The Mission is located on 1250 J St., on the corner of J and 13th St. They are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
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The Pretty Reckless performed at the House of Blues in downtown San Diego on Oct. 9. Issa Lozano, City Times
Momsen Continued from Page 8 Evanescence. “We’re having a blast on all the new stuff, because we’ve played (debut studio album) ‘Light Me Up’ so many times.” The band recently released its new single “Going to Hell,” a rock infused track where Taylor screams “For the love that I make I’m going to hell.” The new album has been finished and is waiting to be released next year. Making a record wasn’t so easy this time around. “Going to Hell” took almost two years to be completed. “The recording process was complicated and unintentionally took longer than planned,” Momsen explained. “We started in a studio in New Jersey and it was awesome and we had such a good vibe and then Hurricane Sandy came in and just wiped out the place, Literally all our gear, millions of dollars of equipment
under eight-feet sludge and water.” The hurricane didn’t stop the band and as soon as members found a new studio the album recording went full force. “Good things come out of tragedy. We actually wrote the song ‘Going to Hell’ after the hurricane. We were looking for a line to sort of some up the whole record. As we were writing, a theme started to develop,” Momsen said. “Going to Hell” has reached a new sense of maturity for the Pretty Reckless, what once started out as a side project in between filming has grown into a full fledged band and a finely developed distinct sound. The record is an emotional and cutthroat continuation of “Light Me Up,” a slew of chapters in a girl’s story lost under a world of loss, lust, drugs, religion, sex and all things rock and roll. “It’s heavier. We kind of defined ourselves as a band after touring for two years and playing together
so much. This record finally sounds like us. We started when I was 15 and now I’m 20 so there’s definitely a big difference,” Momsen said. “We’ve evolved. When we wrote this record we went in with no boundaries. Whatever we wrote, we wrote. The record is very, very raw and honest. I want people to hear it for the first time and have a completely open mind to it.” As far as her “Going to Hell” tour, it’s exactly as promised. The show in San Diego on Oct. 9 was loud with a hot crowd fired up and ready. Taylor and her band took to the stage to pull a true rock and roll set with grit and energy. The setlist was filled with new tracks like “Follow Me Down,” “Sweet Things,” “Kill Me” and even older favorites like an acoustic take on “Just Tonight” and “Zombie.” The Pretty Reckless were not shy about turning the amps up high. For additional tour dates and more information on The Pretty Reckless visit goingtohell.me.
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Knights hang strong in conference battles
By Chris Handloser City Times
Lady Knight’s volleyball team fell short of 6 straight wins at home against Mesa on Oct. 4. Chris Handloser, City Times
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n October 16, Wednesday
n October 22, Tuesday
M. Soccer at Palomar 5 p.m.
M. Soccer at Cuyamaca 1 p.m. W. Soccer at Cuyamaca 3 p.m.
n October 18, Friday M. Soccer vs Imperial Vly 3 p.m. W. Soccer at Imperial Vly 3 p.m. W.Volleyball at Southwestern 5 p.m. n October 19, Saturday
The City College Lady Knights volleyball team is about half way through their season and in decent shape in the standings, as they play hard through tough conference matchups. After opening up the season at 3-3 in nonconference play, the Lady Knights started off undefeated against Pacific Coast Athletic Conference opponents Imperial Valley and Mt. San Jacinto before taking on crosstown rivals, Mesa. In a grueling, five match battle, Mesa finally put the Lady Knights away but it was not without a fight. The Knights won the first match 25-22, but dropped the next two at 25-19, before pushing it to a final showdown with a 25-21 effort in the 4th. In the deciding match, Mesa found their roll early and held on to win 15-6. Sophomore middle blocker and co-captain, Imani Griffin, stepped up big with 15 kills and nine blocks. Despite the loss, she was more than pleased with her squad’s effort. “That game was probably our best game of the season so far. Mesa is our biggest rival and last year we got our butts kicked by them so this year we were coming with all guns loaded,” expressed Griffin. “Even though we lost, I’m proud of the way we played because we worked hard for every point.” She went on to add, “Our team really came together at that game.” The rest of the Knights strived to prove
Griffin right the following week with a 3-0 stomping of the Cuyamaca Coyotes. Cuyamaca kept the first match close at 25-23, but the Knights closed the door handedly at 25-14 and 25-18 to complete the sweep. There was a concerted effort across the board in this matchup, and the team put up an impressive 13 service aces. Also standing out were Michaela Keller’s 12 block shots and veteran libero and co-captain, Jaclyn Kreymborg’s 11 digs. All this momentum gave Griffin good reason to believe they were ready for top-ranked Grossmont at home last Friday. “They’re pretty confident, and I would be too if I was the number one team in the state, so we’re definitely ready to take them on,” stated Griffin. However, the momentum and preparedness was not enough, and the Lady Knights suffered a crushing loss in straight matches to the Grossmont Olympians. Despite double digit digs from Jasmine Wong, Karlee Troeh, and Kreymborg, the Knights couldn’t handle the firepower of the Olympians, and although they put up a fight early, only losing the first match 25-22, they dropped the next two at 25-15 each. The loss brought the Knights’ season record to 6-5, with a conference record of 3-2, dropping them to fourth place in the Pacific Coast conference. Next up are the Palomar Comets who currently sit in front of the Knights in third place, with a season record of 8-6, but hold an impressive conference record of 4-1.
n October 23, Wednesday W.Volleyball vs Imperial Vly 5 p.m. n October 25, Friday M. Soccer vs SBVC 3 p.m. W.Volleyball at San Jacinto 5 p.m.
M. X-Country Cougar Challenge 8 a.m. W. X-Country Cougar Challenge 8 a.m.
Lady Knights execute a perfect set and spike but it wasn’t enough against division rivals. Chris Handloser, City Times
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‘Guys and Dolls’
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Pop sequel fails to impress
Breakfast goodness in East Village
The Mission in East Village is an urban breakfast and lunch spot that draws people of all types. The first reaction most people may have is “Am I at a restaurant or at someone’s house?” This location is literally a house that has been transformed into a whimsical restaurant and coffee house. The location and decor is like something from the Victorian era, complete with wooden booths inside and an eccen-
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tric logo hanging outside by the patio. The food is really delicious and healthy, which is a plus since I am always trying to find healthier options. The first time I came here I already loved the whole vibe of the place, and you get to seat yourself. Although every item off the menu sounded delightful, I went with the chicken apple sausage and eggs. My meal came with chicken apple sausage, crispy rosemary potatoes, scrambled eggs and rosemary bread. I don’t know if rosemary is for everyone, but I simply can’t get enough of it. The chicken apple sausage was very tasty with my eggs and potatoes, so my first experience at The Mission made me a devoted regular. My obsession led me to my second experience and I ordered the Mission chilaquiles. The description off the menu is as follows: corn tortilla chips, layered with black beans, cheese, scrambled eggs, roasted tomato ginger sauce and chipotle cream. I have had chilaquiles several times and I can describe this particular meal in one word: divine. The tomato sauce was a little spicy but perfect, and the beans and eggs accommodated the sauce. Another A+ entree that was well worth every penny. Of course, I couldn’t get enough of this place so I came a third time in the span of a month. See Mission, page 6
The Mission gives their dishes a whimsical look by adding food art. Michelle Moran, City Times
Momsen raises hell By Issa Lozano City Times After a long, almost 18-year career in the film and television industry as an actress, singer, song-writer and guitarist Taylor Momsen is finally doing her own thing as the lead front woman of rock band The Pretty Reckless. You’ve probably seen her as one of the lead characters on The CW’s hit show “Gossip Girl” or maybe on giant billboards as the face of Madonna’s Macy’s “Material Girl” fashion line, but really, this girl can rock. The band’s debut LP “Light Me Up” was released in 2010 along with the U.K. chart topping single “Make Me Wanna Die” and now with a full length LP, two EPS and a new album officially recorded, the band is finally hitting stages again on their “Going To Hell” tour. “The tour so far is great. We’re finally getting the flow of things,” Momsen said. “It’s a little rough at the start, we’ve got an awesome set together and you should expect a crazy loud show and we’re gonna play some new songs.” The Pretty Reckless are no strangers to the stage. The band has had two international tours supporting it’s debut LP and have opened for rock legends like Guns ‘N Roses, Marilyn Manson and even See Momsen, page 6
By Jennifer Manalili City Times
After successfully concluding a summer tour with Jay-Z this summer, Justin Timberlake hung up his “Suit and Tie” and released “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2,” his second album out this year. Part Two suffers from the same complications its predecessor did. Simply put, the album would be a much better piece of work had it not been so heavily influenced by his years long partnership with Timbaland. The rapper appears on every track, beatboxing or laughing in the background, adding quips or using his trademark back beat. Listeners will leave wondering what the album would’ve been like without Timbaland. (Come on JT, sometimes break-ups are necessary to figure out who you are as a person. Or artist.) Subsequently, fans will leave wondering why they didn’t get to actually hear Justin sing. God knows they’ve waited long enough. Timberlake’s hiatus from music included a gap that stretched almost seven years long between “FutureSex/LoveSounds” and Part One of “The 20/20 Experience.” Each track is laced with too much autotune, too much beatboxing, too much bass and too many bad lyrics about sex. Timberlake is in dire need of rediscovering who he is without all of that. The worst track has to be “Cabaret,” a song that teams Timberlake with rapper Drake. Opening with enough cheap piano to conjure up an image of your favorite sleazy motel, Justin croons “Can we discuss how fast you just got undressed?” and “Say my name, do you know. ‘Cause I got you saying Jesus so much it’s like we are laying in the Manger.” Now if that isn’t a line destined to make “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans happy or end up on “10 Worst Songs About Sex” lists for years to come, I don’t know what is. It’s cringeworthy to think what kind of studio thought process led Timberlake and Timbaland to believe lyrics like these would make great songs. (Mind you, this isn’t something reserved solely for Part Two either. See Timberlake, page 6