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Educator, Consultant to Join San Diego City College Foundation Board

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Part of San Diego City College, in the East Village. Photo courtesy of City College

Officials named a higher education administrator and an ex-refugee in the nonprofit field to the San Diego City College Foundation board of directors, a spokesman said Friday.

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Gerald Ramsey serves as vice president of student services at Miramar College, while Yen Tu owns the firm Yen C. Tu Consulting.

The foundation assists students from underrepresented backgrounds.

A longtime community college administrator who grew up in the South, Ramsey attended segregated schools even after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision abolished school segregation.

“(San Diego) City College is unique,” said Ramsey, who spent 28 years there as an administrator. “I love City. Being on the foundation board has given me an opportunity to stay involved with the college

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San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus


FILE – In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks on campus at San Diego State University in San Diego. A coronavirus outbreak of more than 700 cases reported at San Diego State University has put all of San Diego County, with more than 3 million people, at risk of having to close indoor dining and shopping, many for a third time under California guidelines.


San Diego County has been spared having to close businesses under California’s revised system for reopening the economy.

An outbreak at San Diego State University has caused a surge of cases in the county. But the latest weekly figures released by the state on Tuesday showed the county still was able to keep its case levels just below a level that would have required new business closures.

San Diego State has nearly 850

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We Mean Business | San Diego businesses rally to remain open regardless of county’s tier

The coalition argues that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plans are unrealistic and that the color-coded metrics are flawed.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, California — The We Mean Business coalition held a rally Monday to urge the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to initiate legal action against the state to “take control of San Diego and create a real plan to reopen San Diego.” 

The rally began at 4 p.m. outside of the County Administration Building at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway. 

The County Board of Supervisors met for a closed-door session starting at 5 p.m. to discuss possible legal action against the state and other alternatives.

The group rallying claims Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plans are unrealistic and that the color-coded metrics are flawed. Many businesses across the county could be closed down for a third time if the county is moved to the restrictive purple tier on Tuesday.

The group

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San Diego Artist and Business Owner Finds Renewed Creativity in Pandemic

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Joan Green hosted many of her mobile art classes at Expressive Arts @ 32nd & Thorn Studio in North Park. Courtesy photo

San Diego artist and business owner Joan Green said she went from seeing 60 students a week in in-studio classes down to eight students via Zoom. That reduction has led to a 90% drop in revenue for her business, Green Art Labs.

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Despite this, Green said she remains hopeful for the arts industry.

“Artists have to create, so it comes through no matter what. I see the healing power of the arts, and I love seeing how the general public has connected to their own the arts during this time,” Green said. “Now with people having more down time at home, they are getting back in touch with their creative selves. I’m hopeful that

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Diego Santana Joins Ponterra Business Advisors

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ponterra Business Advisors (Ponterra), a cross-border-focused technology and B2B services industry investment bank, announced today that Diego Santana has joined the company as director of engagement support services and member of the firm’s senior team, effective August 17, 2020.

“We are pleased to welcome Diego to the Ponterra team,” said John Rovani, managing partner of Ponterra Business Advisors. “His experience supporting significant numbers of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals for Ernst & Young (EY) in Bogota, will be invaluable as Ponterra continues to grow its global client base. Diego’s knowledge will be critical as we continue helping our clients build more value in and prepare their businesses as they begin to think about exiting.”

“I am excited to join Ponterra Business Advisors and look forward to helping grow the firm, as well as its presence in Latin

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