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San Diego City Council Rejects School Board Term Limits, District Elections

San Diego City Council Rejects School Board Term Limits, District Elections

March 22
By City News Service

A plan to change the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education elections process was backed by Republican council members, but they were outvoted by the panel's five Democrats.

San Diego State Report Calls For Homeless Prevention Initiatives

March 20
By City News Service
San Diego State Report Calls For Homeless Prevention Initiatives

Around 2,500 units of housing for the homeless could come on line in San Diego over the next few years, representatives of two organizations said Monday.

San Diego Malls Ride A Changing Retail Wave

March 21
By Tom Fudge
San Diego Malls Ride A Changing Retail Wave

Competition from online buying is forcing some stores to close while others struggle to think outside the big box.

Mayor Faulconer Wants Hotel Room Tax Bill On November's Ballot

Mayor Faulconer Wants Hotel Room Tax Bill On November's Ballot

March 23
By City News Service

Voters could be asked to decide this November whether to fund a waterfront expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, officials with Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office said Wednesday.

New Nonprofit Launches Barista Training Program For Homeless, At-Ri...

New Nonprofit Launches Barista Training Program For Homeless, At-Risk Youth

March 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Coffee Training Institute aims to recruit, train and provide job placement for the homeless, at-risk youth and low-income individuals.

SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus Names New Dean

SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus Names New Dean

March 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

Gregorio Ponce was named the dean of San Diego State University-Imperial Valley earlier this month.

History Of San Diego's Black Panther Party Marked By Social Work An...

History Of San Diego's Black Panther Party Marked By Social Work And Police Clashes

March 22
By Amita Sharma

While San Diego State University was the birthplace of the local Black Panther Party 50 years ago, the group was conceived several miles south where most of the city’s African-Americans lived.

Imperial Valley Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia Highlights The Shrinking...

Imperial Valley Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia Highlights The Shrinking Salton Sea

March 20
By Brooke Ruth

California Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia was one of the hosts of a tour of the Salton Sea area for state lawmakers and representatives of state agencies on Thursday — the same day the state released a 10-year management plan for the sea.

First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War

First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War

March 20
By Tarryn Mento

For a look at what happens long before refugees arrive on America’s doorstep, we revisit the Bosnian war. Former refugee Senka is a biotech executive now living in San Diego.

'The Bad Kids' Documents High School For At-Risk Students

'The Bad Kids' Documents High School For At-Risk Students

March 20
By Michael Lipkin

Continuation schools are where students go when they’re at risk of not graduating because they’ve fallen too far behind, they work part-time or problems at home prevent them from attending school all day. "The Bad Kids" profiles Yucca Valley’s Black Rock High School, a continuation school with a charismatic leader.

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