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Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Nov. 28
By Claire Trageser

The police shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, combined with the coming establishment of council districts, could bring big changes to the once predominantly white city.

First Person: A San Diego Family Celebrates First Thanksgiving As A...

First Person: A San Diego Family Celebrates First Thanksgiving As American Citizens

Nov. 22
By Michael Lipkin

Rayan Kaskos and Zeena Faraj arrived in the United States five years ago as Iraqi refugees. Now they're eager to celebrate Thanksgiving as U.S. citizens.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Aug. 19
By Megan Burks

Hundreds of backpacks will go to refugee schoolchildren at a back-to-school celebration Saturday.

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Aug. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Thousands of refugees and immigrants were genitally mutilated as young girls in their home countries. Years later, they can suffer life-threatening medical complications.

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Aug. 2
By Jean Guerrero

Haitians are flowing into San Diego in record numbers. Now, a church in Normal Heights is giving them temporary shelter.

Tijuana Shelters Help With U.S. Immigration Backlog Of Haitians

Tijuana Shelters Help With U.S. Immigration Backlog Of Haitians

June 17
By Jean Guerrero

Overwhelmed San Ysidro customs officials are relying on Tijuana's migrant shelters for help while they catch up processing a rising tide of mostly Haitian migrants.

San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

June 17
By Tarryn Mento

The topic of refugees has been a contentious talking point lately in the U.S., but World Refugee Day aims to celebrate and welcome displaced people.

Haitian, African Migrants Stream Into Tijuana

Haitian, African Migrants Stream Into Tijuana

June 2
By Jean Guerrero

Dozens of migrants from Haiti and Africa are sleeping outside the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the Tijuana side. Some plan to apply for political asylum in the U.S., while others come for economic reasons.

City Heights After-School Program Teaches Golf To Low-Income Kids

City Heights After-School Program Teaches Golf To Low-Income Kids

May 30
By Jean Guerrero

Founded by former Chargers player Ernie Wright in 1994, Pro Kids has been using golf to help low-income students — including refugees and immigrants — excel in school.

Assemblywoman Atkins Tries Again To Get Medical Interpretation Covered

Assemblywoman Atkins Tries Again To Get Medical Interpretation Covered

May 4
By Megan Burks

San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins and other lawmakers have tried and failed three times to pass bills that would increase access to language interpretation at doctors' offices and hospitals.

Tijuana Migrants Hide In Tunnels As Police Raids Get Deadly

Tijuana Migrants Hide In Tunnels As Police Raids Get Deadly

Jan. 28
By Jean Guerrero

To hide from the police, hundreds of homeless migrants in Tijuana have taken shelter in dark tunnels branching out from the city's river canal. Some get struck and killed on nearby highways when police find them and they try to flee.

Tijuana Police Chief Explains Plummeting Overall Crime

Tijuana Police Chief Explains Plummeting Overall Crime

Jan. 19
By Jean Guerrero

While homicides rose in Tijuana last year, the overall crime rate dropped 9 percent. Tijuana's police chief detailed his high-tech strategy to KPBS.

Karen Refugees In San Diego Celebrate Their New Year

Karen Refugees In San Diego Celebrate Their New Year

Jan. 11
By Claire Trageser

Refugees from a Burmese ethnic minority group celebrated the new year this weekend and also discussed the news from their home country.

San Ysidro Christmas Shopping Hurt By Weaker Mexican Peso

San Ysidro Christmas Shopping Hurt By Weaker Mexican Peso

Dec. 22
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana shoppers who typically cross the border to do their Christmas shopping in San Ysidro are holding back as the Mexican peso hits record lows.