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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.

San Diego Groups Await Trump's Executive Orders On Refugee Program

San Diego Groups Await Trump's Executive Orders On Refugee Program

Jan. 26
By Tarryn Mento

Refugees and advocacy groups in San Diego are anxiously awaiting the final version of a draft executive order affecting a resettlement program. In its current form, it would temporarily halt the program and ban Syrian refugees entirely.

Behind The Scenes Of Hoover High's Student-Run TV News Show

Behind The Scenes Of Hoover High's Student-Run TV News Show

Jan. 25
By Tarryn Mento

Student journalists in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood prepared for the 50th episode of their school's internal TV news program.

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

Jan. 20
By Andrew Bowen

A study on how to reconfigure a small section of El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights began with ambitious plans to improve pedestrian and bike safety and encourage multi-modal transportation. It has since been so watered down that some of the study's original champions no longer support it.

From Mira Mesa To City Heights, San Diego Groups Prep For Lunar New...

From Mira Mesa To City Heights, San Diego Groups Prep For Lunar New Year

Jan. 19
By Tarryn Mento

If you were planning on attending this weekend’s Lunar New Year Tet Festival at Qualcomm, you’ll have to change your plans. The event was rescheduled for next month due to rain. It’s among a handful of upcoming festivals across the region.

Where You Can't Go For San Diego Restaurant Week (But Maybe You Sho...

Where You Can't Go For San Diego Restaurant Week (But Maybe You Should)

Jan. 16
By Tarryn Mento

The City Heights neighborhood features culinary options from across the globe, but eateries from the area aren't part of the bi-annual San Diego Restaurant Week.

Old Globe Program Spotlights City Heights's Stories Of Love And Loss

Old Globe Program Spotlights City Heights's Stories Of Love And Loss

Jan. 13
By Tarryn Mento

Would you let a stranger perform your story on stage? What if it was about the loss of a loved one? That’s what artists working with the Old Globe Theater asked of City Heights residents.

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Dec. 21
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit Jewish foundation hosted a refugee artist-in-residence program with an Israeli sculptor to help a Syrian refugee heal through art.

San Diego Restaurants Aim To Keep Intolerance Away With #HateHasNoB...

San Diego Restaurants Aim To Keep Intolerance Away With #HateHasNoBizHere Posters

Dec. 15
By Tarryn Mento

The operators of restaurants in City Heights, Mission Hills and University Heights are encouraging fellow business owners to display a sign that promotes a welcoming environment.

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