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Tease photo for 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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San Diego Scrambling To Plan For Minimum Wage Increase

July 1
By Claire Trageser

A referendum voters overwhelmingly approved last month meant the city had about a month to get a system in place to enforce the minimum wage increase.

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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.

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Get-Out-The-Vote Mural Goes Up In City Heights

June 16
By Megan Burks

KPBS has teamed up with The AjA Project and the Copley-Price Family YMCA to draw attention to the issue of voter turnout using the public mural that lets people share why they vote.

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San Diego Voters Excited, Worried About November Presidential Election

June 8
By Megan Burks, Tarryn Mento

Hillary Clinton’s claim on the Democratic nomination this week marked progress in American politics. But while many San Diego voters were proud to see a woman leading a presidential ticket, their outlook on the country was a little more complex.

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Flores, Gomez Will Vie In November For City Council District 9 Seat

June 7
By Megan Burks, Claire Trageser

City Council District 9, which includes Kensington, City Heights and the College Area, will get its first Latino council member this year. The district was drawn to favor Latinos, but in the last City Council election it went to Councilwoman Marti Emerald.

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New Initiative Aims To Improve Experience Of Refugees In San Diego

June 1
By Tarryn Mento

How do you make a new address into a new home? A study aims to answer that question for the thousands of refugees who arrive in San Diego each year.

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In Low Voting San Diego Neighborhood, Refugee Groups Want 100% Turnout

June 1
By Claire Trageser

The City Heights neighborhood has historically had the lowest voter turnout in San Diego, but some refugees are bucking that trend.

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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.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Bold Claims In San Diego Council District 9 Mailer

May 30
By Megan Burks

San Diego City Council District 9 candidate Georgette Gómez says she's leading the fight against public funding for a stadium and brought a farmers market to City Heights.

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Sidewalk Near Dangerous City Heights Intersection Could See Upgrades This Summer

May 26
By Tarryn Mento

City staff has pulled together funding for a new sidewalk along a busy road where a 15-year-old skateboarder was killed in an accident last fall.

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More San Diegans Registered To Vote In Primary Than 2008 General Election

May 23
By Megan Burks

We'll be tracking what this year's unconventional election cycle does to local voter rolls with our new online tool, the Voter Registration Tracker.

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Diversity Still Lags Among SDSU Graduates Planning To Be Teachers

May 12
By Megan Burks

The students graduating from San Diego State University with teaching credentials this year won't make the local pool of teachers more diverse, a problem for district's like San Diego Unified where 80 percent of the kids are students of color.

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Man Charged In City Heights Shooting That Injured SDPD Officer

May 11
By City News Service

Ignacio Canela, 33, is charged with premeditated attempted murder, evading police and other counts stemming from the 2013 shooting that seriously injured San Diego police Officer Timothy Bell.

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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.

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A San Diego Refugee And Real Estate Professional Talk Politics

May 4
By Megan Burks

We recently revisited two of our voters from the neighboring San Diego communities of Kensington and Teralta. Their neighborhoods and backgrounds are drastically different. Their political views? Not so much.

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San Diego District 9 Candidates On The Issues

April 29
By KPBS News

KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 9 the same five questions.

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Council District 9 Candidates: No To Stadium, Yes To Sanctuary City

April 27
By Claire Trageser

The four candidates running to replace Democratic Councilwoman Marti Emerald agreed on most of the issues at a League of Women Voters forum on Wednesday night.

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Vacant Lot In City Heights May Soon Be Vacant No More

April 18
By Megan Burks

It's home to a flock of pigeons now, but an empty lot in City Heights could soon be home to a community circus and other events.

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Could All-Latino Slate Motivate Higher Voter Turnout In San Diego Neighborhood?

April 6
By Claire Trageser

The wealthy and mostly white Kensington neighborhood has effectively decided who represents an entire City Council district. This year could be different, as all the major City Council candidates in the district are Latino.

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