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San Diego Police To Overhaul Racial Profiling Data Efforts

Jan. 22
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SDPD Chief William Lansdowne says the department's current data collection efforts are not enough.

Computer Science Program Opens World To Hoover High Students

Dec. 11
By Matthew Bowler
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More than 80 students at the City Heights high school participate in the "Hour of Code" program.

San Diego Students Want Cap-And-Trade Dollars For Free Youth Bus Passes

Dec. 10
By Megan Burks
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Select students on four San Diego campuses currently have free transit passes as part of a pilot program set to end this spring.

Comparing San Diego Law Enforcement to Ferguson

Dec. 1
By Megan Burks
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Locals demonstrating in response to the Ferguson decision said San Diego law enforcement also treat minority communities unfairly. We look at available data on arrests and traffic stops to put that claim to the test.

San Diego Protests Captured In Photos, Videos

Nov. 26
By KPBS
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Speeches, marches and the blocking of freeways have dominated the protests in San Diego in response to the Missouri grand jury's decision.

Wandering The City Heights Data Desert

Nov. 21
By Megan Burks
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Together, two foundations have spent more than $265 million in City Heights since 2000. But data that quantify their impact is hard to come by. It's not nonexistent, though. Here's some of what we were able to track down.

Roundtable Analyzes Obama's Plan, Wastewater Recycling and The Millions Given To City Heights

Nov. 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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President Obama announces executive action on immigration, drawing cheers and jeers. The prolonged drought has made it easier to recycle wastewater. And when philanthropists drop billions in one neighborhood, what can they expect?

San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

Nov. 18
By Megan Burks
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In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars there since 2000. So what's become of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?

Don't Eat All That Halloween Candy; Give It To Overseas Troops

Nov. 3
By Megan Burks
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San Diego County doctors and dentists fund the annual candy buyback program that pays trick-or-treaters to part with some of their sweets. The candy then goes to U.S. troops overseas.

Groups Working To Get San Diegans To Vote Tuesday

Nov. 3
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego Organizing Project and the San Diego Alliance have been working to mobilize voters to cast ballots Tuesday. They want a better turnout than the 27 percent who voted in San Diego County in June.

Civic San Diego Will Remain Its Own Boss — For Now

Oct. 30
By Megan Burks
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A City Council committee considered this week whether to increase government oversight of San Diego's former redevelopment agency. The committee is concerned the voice of residents could be lost as Civic San Diego sets its sights on revitalizing low-income neighborhoods.

San Diego Hip-Hop Artists Teaming Up To Get Out The Vote Among Ex-Offenders

Oct. 17
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego ACLU and local hip-hop artists are hosting a show Friday in Barrio Logan to get out the vote among the formerly incarcerated.

City Breaks Ground On One Of Two City Heights Skate Parks

Oct. 2
By Megan Burks
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The City Heights neighborhood is seeing more investment in parks, thanks in large part to its vocal youth.

A Win For City Heights Refugees Wanting Culturally Competent Health Care

Sept. 22
By Megan Burks
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City Heights refugees have spoken out in recent years about the need for better language interpretation at doctors' offices. They haven't succeeded yet, but a new law could push lawmakers over to their side.

San Diego Cab Owners Line Up At City Hall To Oppose Open Taxi Market

Sept. 18
By Megan Burks
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With City Council chambers at capacity, hundreds line up on the street to make public comment on a proposal to lift the cap on taxis in San Diego.

Young Refugees In City Heights Learn Weaving From Their Elders

Sept. 16
By Megan Burks
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About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and old bond.

Death Of Al-Shabab Leader Is 'Great News' For San Diego Somalis

Sept. 5
By Megan Burks
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Local Somalis concerned about the radicalization of American youth are relieved to hear the leader of al-Shabab is dead.

San Diego Airport Cabbies Must Pass The Smell Test – Literally

Sept. 4
By Megan Burks
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Cab driver advocates say an airport regulation to protect customers from cabbie body odor stirs up racial stereotypes.

Fast-Food Workers In San Diego Strike For $15 An Hour

Sept. 4
By Erik Anderson
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At one point during the local protests, strikers were sitting in the roadway on University Avenue over Interstate 15. About a dozen people were arrested and taken away by police.

San Diego Councilwoman Proposing A Taxi Permit Free-For-All

Aug. 28
By Megan Burks
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There could soon be a lot more cabs serving San Diego. Councilwoman Marti Emerald proposed lifting a cap on taxi permits, but current permit holders say the move could dry up their investments.

City Heights Skaters Look At Environmental — And Health — Impacts Of Building A Skate Park

Aug. 25
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City Heights skateboarders helped author a report that looks at the health benefits and implications of the skate park coming to their neighborhood. They're part of a growing trend that takes environmental reviews of city projects past wire quality and traffic patterns.

Inside The Asylum Process That Could Bring More Iraqis To San Diego County

Aug. 20
By Megan Burks
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El Cajon's Mark Arabo went from calling his congressman to working with the United Nations and its member countries to pull people out of Iraq. He wants the United States to bring more Iraqis to its shores, too.

San Diego's Taxi-Turned-Uber Drivers Get A New Lease On Life

Aug. 15
By Megan Burks
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Official efforts to reform the taxi industry and respond to drivers' concerns have been slow-going. But Uber is ushering in change quickly, and taxi drivers are fleeing their costly leases to drive for the app instead.

Victims Of Police Violence Honored At City Heights Vigil

Aug. 14
By Tarryn Mento
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A moment of silence was held at the City Heights Performance Annex on Thursday afternoon to honor Michael Brown and victims of police brutality.

San Diego Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr (Photos)

July 31
By KPBS
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Young photographers from The AjA Project, a community arts nonprofit, captured in images local celebrations that marked the end of Ramadan.

Helping Hungry Kids Eat At Home When School Is Out

July 29
By Megan Burks
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Hungry kids aren't showing up to programs that exist to feed them when school — and free lunches — are done for the year. A new bill would give their parents extra food stamps to help them eat at home.

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