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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.

Where Some May See Blight, City Heights Groups See Opportunity

Where Some May See Blight, City Heights Groups See Opportunity

Dec. 15
By Tarryn Mento

Vacant lots and blighted spaces can increase crime rates and lower property values. In City Heights, local groups are transforming them into vibrant community hubs.

California Officials Work To Boost Support For Immigrants Ahead Of ...

California Officials Work To Boost Support For Immigrants Ahead Of Trump's Tenure

Dec. 8
By Tarryn Mento

A series of bills introduced in the state legislature aim to provide additional resources and protections for immigrants.

Young Photographers Get Hands-On Experience Snapping Holiday Memories

Young Photographers Get Hands-On Experience Snapping Holiday Memories

Dec. 7
By Megan Burks

San Diego students got on-the-job training and their parents, early holiday gifts at a free portrait event Tuesday.

Council Members, Community Hope Real Change Will Come After SDPD Re...

Council Members, Community Hope Real Change Will Come After SDPD Report

Nov. 30
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego elected officials Wednesday publicly discussed a finalized independent report that shows San Diego police treat minority drivers differently than whites in some circumstances.

Members-Elect Urge San Diego City Council To Oppose Trump Immigrati...

Members-Elect Urge San Diego City Council To Oppose Trump Immigration Policies

Nov. 30
By City News Service

San Diego City Council members-elect Chris Ward and Georgette Gomez are urging the council to adopt legislative platforms that would oppose some of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed federal policies.

San Diego Groups Bridge Divides By Breaking Bread With Syrian Refugees

San Diego Groups Bridge Divides By Breaking Bread With Syrian Refugees

Nov. 23
By Tarryn Mento

Thanksgiving is a celebration of different cultures dining together in gratitude. Some San Diegans are following that tradition by welcoming Syrian refugees with a hearty meal.

Separate Officer-Involved Shootings Leave Gunman Dead, Suspect Hosp...

Separate Officer-Involved Shootings Leave Gunman Dead, Suspect Hospitalized

Nov. 14
By City News Service

A San Diego police officer fatally shot a gunman who had fired on several people and taken a woman hostage in City Heights Sunday. In Encinitas, a sheriff's deputy wounded a suspect who was reportedly fleeing a robbery.

Gomez Lead Continues To Grow In San Diego's Council District 9

Gomez Lead Continues To Grow In San Diego's Council District 9

Nov. 8
By Tarryn Mento

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Gomez is ahead by nearly 1,000 votes but many mail and provisional ballots are still left to be counted.

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In D...

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In District 9

Nov. 7
By Tarryn Mento

A Mid-City nonprofit aims to boost the number of ballots cast on Election Day in a San Diego City Council district that saw poor voter turnout rates during the primary election.

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican'...

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican' Group

Nov. 2
By Tarryn Mento

A recent flyer from the campaign of City Council District 9 candidate Georgette Gomez paints her opponent Ricardo Flores as a right-wing politician whose supporters align with GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Mid-City Open Streets Event Trades Vehicles For Foot, Bike Traffic ...

Mid-City Open Streets Event Trades Vehicles For Foot, Bike Traffic On San Diego Roads

Oct. 28
By Tarryn Mento

Come Sunday, vehicles will be banned from some of the busiest streets in San Diego’s mid-city neighborhoods. The carless roads will make way for a bike and pedestrian-friendly street fair known as CiclosDias.

Full Analysis On SDPD Racial Profiling To Be Released By Thanksgiving

Full Analysis On SDPD Racial Profiling To Be Released By Thanksgiving

Oct. 27
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service

Researchers reviewed tens of thousands of data cards filled out by San Diego police to figure out whether racial profiling is a problem in San Diego. Preliminary findings were released Wednesday.

City Heights Groups Take Different Approaches To Driving Social Change

City Heights Groups Take Different Approaches To Driving Social Change

Oct. 21
By Tarryn Mento

Two separate events on Saturday aim to tackle issues within the criminal justice system. They both fall on a national day of protest, but the approach is not the same.

City Heights Library Back In Service After Closing For Renovations

City Heights Library Back In Service After Closing For Renovations

Oct. 10
By Tarryn Mento

One of San Diego's busiest library branches reopened its doors after six weeks and more than $300,000 of renovations.

City Heights Residents Look To Their Own Neighbors To Increase Vote...

City Heights Residents Look To Their Own Neighbors To Increase Voter Turnout

Oct. 7
By Tarryn Mento

Residents will complete training with the nonprofit Environmental Health Coalition and knock on their neighbors’ doors to encourage voters to cast a ballot this November.

San Diego Officials Unveil Safety Fixes At Site Of Hit-And-Run

San Diego Officials Unveil Safety Fixes At Site Of Hit-And-Run

Oct. 7
By City News Service

New bike lanes, crosswalks and medians have been added to 54th Street near Lea Street in the mid-city area.

International Food Market Near City Heights Aims To Launch New Busi...

International Food Market Near City Heights Aims To Launch New Businesses

Oct. 6
By Tarryn Mento

A home to many immigrants and refugees, San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood is known for its diversity. Organizers in the area are tapping into that and launched a new weekly international food market at the edge of the community.

Candidates Flores, Gomez Must Cater To Many Issues In Diverse Distr...

Candidates Flores, Gomez Must Cater To Many Issues In Diverse District 9

Oct. 4
By Tarryn Mento

Ricardo Flores and Georgette Gomez are in a tight battle to represent the diverse district that can roughly be separated into four distinct communities.

Former Tenants Of Derelict Landlord Tossed Into Punishing Rental Ma...

Former Tenants Of Derelict Landlord Tossed Into Punishing Rental Market

Oct. 3
By Megan Burks

In 2015, KPBS and Voice of San Diego uncovered stacks of complaints about gas leaks, sewage backups and other housing problems linked to one San Diego County landlord. Nearly two years later, we checked in with his former tenants and found a new story — about San Diego's housing crisis.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

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