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City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Con...

City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Continue

May 24
By Tarryn Mento

This week, we told you about an anti-human trafficking program that was running out of money. Now the organization received some good news.

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Fundi...

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Funding May Run Dry

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit in City Heights runs an anti-human trafficking program focused on assisting immigrant victims, but it may not have enough funding to finish out the fiscal year.

Asylum 101: Different Pathways Asylum-Seekers, Refugees Take To Rea...

Asylum 101: Different Pathways Asylum-Seekers, Refugees Take To Reach The US

May 8
By Tarryn Mento

You may know about refugees but what do you know about asylum-seekers?

Nonprofit, School Board Invest $15 Million In Scientific Future Of ...

Nonprofit, School Board Invest $15 Million In Scientific Future Of City Heights Students

May 2
By Tarryn Mento

The tuition-free learning and research center will boost science education.

Run A Biz Near El Cajon Boulevard? The City Is Stopping By To Hear ...

Run A Biz Near El Cajon Boulevard? The City Is Stopping By To Hear Your Concerns

April 24
By Tarryn Mento

Staff from the city of San Diego's Economic Development Department will join volunteers this week to visit Mid City businesses.

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego's Densest Neighborhoods

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego's Densest Neighborhoods

April 14
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego's City Heights neighborhood is now home to a vast network of canyon trails that offer recreational, educational and environmental benefits.

City Heights Soccer Team Sees Glory In Playing For Syria

City Heights Soccer Team Sees Glory In Playing For Syria

April 7
By Tarryn Mento

As the world witnesses the fallout of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, some of that nation’s youngest refugees are finding a way to move forward in their new home in San Diego.

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

April 4
By Tarryn Mento

New law will study and pilot a program on interpretation services for patients who speak a language other than English.

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

March 30
By Tarryn Mento

When’s the last time you casually called a police officer about a problem in your community? That’s the kind of open dialogue the new police captain in San Diego’s Mid City region says he wants to create between his officers and the community they serve.

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing ...

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing Job Skills

March 28
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit’s free training program teaches participants how to prevent chronic diseases that ail communities of certain ethnic and racial backgrounds.

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.

You Can Mail A 'Dear Mr. Trump' Postcard For Free In City Heights

You Can Mail A 'Dear Mr. Trump' Postcard For Free In City Heights

March 15
By Tarryn Mento

There is a national effort underway to send millions of postcards to the president, and local organizations are encouraging residents in one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods to participate.

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

March 9
By Tarryn Mento

Programs organized in part by the San Diego Diplomacy Council connect American students with youth in the Middle East.

Voting Time Again For City Heights Residents

Voting Time Again For City Heights Residents

March 6
By Tarryn Mento

Voters on Monday will cast their ballots for eight seats on the City Heights Area Planning Committee.

City Heights Youth Running Group Sets Personal Record With 5K

City Heights Youth Running Group Sets Personal Record With 5K

March 3
By Tarryn Mento

The group that supports many low-income and immigrant students in City Heights had its most successful fundraiser yet, but still needs more funding to cover an-out-of-town trip.

A Video Tour Of What's To Come In The Canyons Of City Heights

A Video Tour Of What's To Come In The Canyons Of City Heights

Feb. 27
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit is upgrading several City Heights canyon trails to create a four-and-a-half mile hiking loop.

City Heights Running Club Supports Students On And Off The Track

City Heights Running Club Supports Students On And Off The Track

Feb. 22
By Tarryn Mento

The club is hosting its fifth annual 5K fundraiser on Saturday to help sustain its operations.

Driving Economic Development In City Heights One Paint Job At A Time

Driving Economic Development In City Heights One Paint Job At A Time

Feb. 20
By Tarryn Mento

A neighborhood nonprofit and community association is encouraging business owners to spruce up their facades to draw more attention to the area.

San Diego Resettlement Agencies Bracing For New Immigration Order

San Diego Resettlement Agencies Bracing For New Immigration Order

Feb. 17
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego’s resettlement agencies are unsure what to expect after reports indicate President Donald Trump will issue a new executive order on immigration.

City Heights Groups Want East African Immigrants To See A Doctor Be...

City Heights Groups Want East African Immigrants To See A Doctor Before They Need One

Feb. 14
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego County and its community partners are marking Valentine’s Day with free health health screenings, including in City Heights.

Too Few Preschools—What If Day Cares Were Smarter?

Too Few Preschools—What If Day Cares Were Smarter?

Feb. 9
By Megan Burks

The new White House has pumped the brakes on universal preschool, meaning San Diego's existing patchwork of preschools and day cares will likely stand for some time. Here is an effort to mend some of its holes.

San Diego Resettlement Groups Continue Operations As Court Weighs T...

San Diego Resettlement Groups Continue Operations As Court Weighs Trump’s Refugee Order

Feb. 8
By Tarryn Mento

At least 59 refugees from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria are scheduled to arrive in San Diego County in the coming days.

After Settling In San Diego, Struggle Doesn't End For Some Syrian R...

After Settling In San Diego, Struggle Doesn't End For Some Syrian Refugees

Feb. 8
By Tarryn Mento

Many refugee families are worried about making ends meet after they’ve resettled in San Diego.

San Diego Airport Authority Votes Down Taxi Drivers' Calls To Lift ...

San Diego Airport Authority Votes Down Taxi Drivers' Calls To Lift Permit Cap

Feb. 3
By Tarryn Mento

Only a limited number of taxi drivers are allowed to make pickups at the San Diego International Airport. Some drivers want that cap lifted.

San Diego Educators Working To Make Math Friendlier For English Lea...

San Diego Educators Working To Make Math Friendlier For English Learners

Feb. 2
By Megan Burks

Math is a universal language. But for English learners, math textbooks and standardized tests aren't so universal. San Diego educators are working to remove language barriers so students who haven't mastered English can still advance in math.

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