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Politifest Features San Diego City Council Candidates Flores, Gomez

Politifest Features San Diego City Council Candidates Flores, Gomez

Sept. 23
By Tarryn Mento

Brush up on the numerous local and state measures and races at Saturday's Politifest at San Diego State University.

City Heights Event Welcomes Refugees To San Diego

City Heights Event Welcomes Refugees To San Diego

Sept. 22
By Tarryn Mento

As part of a national campaign, the YMCA of San Diego County organized an event in City Heights to help U.S.-born residents and newcomers connect.

Outdoor International Food Market Coming To City Heights

Outdoor International Food Market Coming To City Heights

Sept. 16
By Tarryn Mento

A group of community organizations is turning a lot at El Cajon Boulevard and 44th Street into a future hub for local food vendors.

Bill Supporting Translation Services For Medi-Cal Patients Moves To...

Bill Supporting Translation Services For Medi-Cal Patients Moves To Gov. Brown

Sept. 12
By Tarryn Mento

California may be on its way to bringing translation services to Medi-Cal patients who don’t speak English.

City Heights Commercial Plaza Could See Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

City Heights Commercial Plaza Could See Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

Aug. 31
By Tarryn Mento

The funding program that helped bring Copley-Price YMCA to the San Diego neighborhood could lead to another major project.

San Diego Unified Works To Boost Attendance

San Diego Unified Works To Boost Attendance

Aug. 25
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego schools start class a week earlier this year, and students and education officials are encouraging kids to begin the year on a positive note.

Kenya's Change Of Heart Brings Temporary Relief To San Diego's Soma...

Kenya's Change Of Heart Brings Temporary Relief To San Diego's Somali Population

Aug. 23
By Tarryn Mento

The decision to close the world's largest refugee camp has been put on hold, at least for now. The development is welcome news to San Diego's Somali residents, many of whom have friends and family still at the camp in Kenya.

Bike Valet Pilot Program Coming To City Heights

Bike Valet Pilot Program Coming To City Heights

Aug. 22
By Tarryn Mento

In an effort to foster bike culture, a vacant space on El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue will soon be home to a volunteer-run collective that will serve the area's cyclists.

City Heights YMCA Taps Into Olympic Fervor With Rugby Clinic

City Heights YMCA Taps Into Olympic Fervor With Rugby Clinic

Aug. 20
By Tarryn Mento

The addition of rugby to this year’s Olympic games has brought renewed attention to the sport and now kids can learn the game for free in City Heights.

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.

Kenyan Refugee Camp Closure Shakes San Diego's Somali Population

Kenyan Refugee Camp Closure Shakes San Diego's Somali Population

Aug. 17
By Tarryn Mento

The news that the complex will close in November has left San Diego's Somali population on edge as the fate of loved ones still living in the complex is unknown.

East African Refugee Goes From City Heights To Olympic Games

East African Refugee Goes From City Heights To Olympic Games

Aug. 11
By Tarryn Mento

You probably know Olympic athletes Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Usain Bolt. But on Friday, you'll want to turn your attention to Team USA’s Charles Jock. The former San Diegan and refugee will compete in the 800-meter race.

San Diego Police Reach Out To Children In City Heights

San Diego Police Reach Out To Children In City Heights

Aug. 11
By Susan Murphy

San Diego police officers spent time with kids in City Heights this week as part of an effort to build relationships and trust in the wake of police and community tensions across the country.

Wire Art Hangs Out In City Heights

Wire Art Hangs Out In City Heights

Aug. 10
By Ebone Monet

Spenser Little makes art from wire. Eight of his sculptures, inspired by the community, are now hanging above light poles around City Heights.

City Heights Apartment Fire Sends Six People To Hospital

City Heights Apartment Fire Sends Six People To Hospital

Aug. 9
By City News Service

Three residents, a firefighter and a police officer suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to a hospital along with a firefighter who sustained a minor burn injury.

Memorial For San Diego Officer Killed In 2011 Follows Funeral Of Sl...

Memorial For San Diego Officer Killed In 2011 Follows Funeral Of Slain Cop

Aug. 8
By Tarryn Mento

After one fallen San Diego cop was laid to rest last week, officers are preparing to honor another. A pre-planned celebration of life for fallen Officer Jeremy Henwood comes at a painful time for the Police Department.

National Event Connects Residents With San Diego Police Officers

National Event Connects Residents With San Diego Police Officers

Aug. 1
By Tarryn Mento

The event is called National Night Out, and communities across the country will participate in the annual event Tuesday. Here in San Diego, it will take place at three mid-city locations.

San Diego Taxi Union Wants City To Better Regulate Uber, Lyft

San Diego Taxi Union Wants City To Better Regulate Uber, Lyft

July 25
By Tarryn Mento

The United Taxi Workers of San Diego is calling on cab drivers in the area, many of whom live in City Heights, to come together and push for reforms.

Group Hopes Empty City Heights Lot Will Spur Economic Development

Group Hopes Empty City Heights Lot Will Spur Economic Development

July 20
By Tarryn Mento

Following the success of its recent pop-up film night in a vacant City Heights lot, a local business group hopes to further develop the empty space into a community hub.

San Diego's Bike Share Program Struggling

San Diego's Bike Share Program Struggling

July 19
By Claire Trageser

The Florida company DecoBike runs San Diego's bike share program at no cost to the city. So far, it appeals more to tourists than locals, according to a San Diego County grand jury report.

San Diego Coastkeeper Offers Lessons For Students, Teachers

San Diego Coastkeeper Offers Lessons For Students, Teachers

July 18
By Megan Burks

The nonprofit is helping teachers meet Common Core science education standards while helping the environment, too.

Pop-Up Latino Film Series Brings Life To Empty City Heights Lot

Pop-Up Latino Film Series Brings Life To Empty City Heights Lot

July 15
By Tarryn Mento

Cine Carretera, or Highway Theater, will show family-friendly movies in Spanish this month. The empty spot on El Cajon Boulevard is among the spaces in City Heights that became vacant after California abolished its redevelopment program in 2012.

San Diego Improving Pedestrian Safety At Site Of Fatal Hit-And-Run

San Diego Improving Pedestrian Safety At Site Of Fatal Hit-And-Run

July 5
By Tarryn Mento

The safety upgrades, expected by the end of August, come as preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows a nearly 8 percent uptick in national traffic fatalities last year after a 10-year decline.

Woman Fights Off Man Who Tried To Pull Her Into Truck Near City Hei...

Woman Fights Off Man Who Tried To Pull Her Into Truck Near City Heights

July 1
By City News Service

The would-be kidnapper drove by the woman several times as she was walking along El Cajon Boulevard near 44th Street before he eventually got out and grabbed her around 2:45 a.m.

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