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San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

Nov. 18
By Megan Burks

In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars there since 2000. So what's become of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?

Syrians Could Soon Be Next Refugee Group To Call San Diego Home

Aug. 26
By Megan Burks
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More than 4 million Syrians are fleeing a violent civil war. The U.S. State Department has agreed to bring some of them into the country.

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In 2011 City Heights Murder

Aug. 25
By City News Service
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Lamont Holman — one of four people accused of involvement in the gang retaliation killing of Cordell King in City Heights — pleaded not guilty to murder.

Laboratory To Bring Career Pathways — And A Bit Of The Ocean — To City Heights

Aug. 24
By Megan Burks
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A long-awaited science facility in City Heights now has enough funding to break ground.

Fourth Arrest Made In 2011 City Heights Slaying

Aug. 21
By City News Service
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Lamont Holman of San Diego allegedly was one of four people — two men and two women — in a car that approached 28-year-old Cordell King in April 2011.

San Diego Campus Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

Aug. 21
By Megan Burks
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Hoover High School in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego will soon become one of the first San Diego Unified campuses with a wellness center.

Officials: Restorative Justice Pilot Program In City Heights Successful In First Year

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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The City Heights Restorative Community Conference Pilot Project takes qualified youth offenders and puts them in face-to-face meetings with their victims and community stakeholders. Together, the parties work out customized plans designed to repair the harm done.

Hoover High’s Cardinal Camp Helps Jump-Start School For Freshmen

Aug. 19
By Matthew Bowler
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Surviving the transition from middle school to high school can be awkward and intimidating for many students. Hoover High School in City Heights has a solution —it's called Cardinal Camp.

City Heights Wants Place In San Diego Streetscape Tradition

Aug. 18
By Megan Burks
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City Heights wants to be next on the list of San Diego communities with a neighborhood gateway sign.

San Diego Police Dispute Allegations It Misused Facial Recognition Technology

Aug. 13
By Megan Burks
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A New York Times article alleged San Diego police officers were using facial recognition technology without cause and without proper privacy protections.

City Heights Gets $3.1M Grant To Renovate YMCA Building

Aug. 3
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service
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The funding from the state Department of Housing and Community Development comes on top of funding last year that will pay for construction of a skate park at the site — Park De La Cruz on Landis Street.

Suspects In 2011 City Heights Murder Plead Not Guilty

July 28
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Dionte Smith and Jennifer Lee Whitmer are accused of being a part of group that shot 28-year-old Cordell King.

San Diego Police Chief To Present Progress On Federal Audit Recommendations

July 27
By Megan Burks
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The department has increased accountability and cultural sensitivity training for officers, but holes remain in its early warning system for problem officers.

Arrests Made In 2011 City Heights Murder Of Cordell King

July 24
By City News Service
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San Diego police arrested Jennifer Whitmer and Dionte Simpson. They are suspected of being a part of a group that approached Cordell King in 2011.

Court Rules San Diego DA Must Extend Proposition 47 Benefits To Juveniles

July 23
By Megan Burks
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Under District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' interpretation of the law, minors could potentially get charges harsher than those doled out to adults for the same crime.

City Staff Recommends Removing East Village Public Restroom

July 23
By City News Service
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City staff recommends removing the so-called "Portland Loo" located at 14th and L streets. They said the restroom has required repairs at double the rate of the one at Park and Market.

San Diego Improves Language Access For Renters Seeking Help With Problem Landlords

July 23
By Megan Burks
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A plan to beef up housing code enforcement and better reach renters is now underway in the city of San Diego.

El Cajon Boulevard Night Market Expanding

July 17
By Megan Burks
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First they reclaimed an old strip mall on El Cajon Boulevard. Now, young business owners are reclaiming Utah Street in San Diego's North Park neighborhood.

San Diego Taxi Lawsuit Still Pending As Officials Hand Out First New Permit

July 14
By Megan Burks
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Transit officials approved San Diego's first new taxi permit since the 1980s Tuesday, with hundreds more on deck.

City Heights Residents Celebrate Groundbreaking Of Transit Project

July 8
By Megan Burks
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Offered as reparations for extending Interstate 15 through City Heights, the Centerline project will help residents catch buses to job centers.

San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald: 'It's Time To Step Aside'

July 7
By Claire Trageser
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Marti Emerald represents City Heights, Kensington, Mountain View and other neighborhoods in District 9. After a year that included a breast cancer diagnosis and a wedding, Emerald decided not to seek re-election.

Accidental Shooting Prompts City Heights School Lockdown

July 7
By City News Service
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An accidental shooting in City Heights left a man in his 20s with an ankle wound and prompted a brief lockdown at Rosa Parks Elementary School.

San Diego Airport, Rideshare Companies Strike Deal In Time For Comic-Con

July 2
By Megan Burks
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Uber and Lyft will join rideshare company Opoli at the airport after ending a dispute over background checks.

San Diego City Council OKs Plan To Turn Busy Street Into Park

July 1
By Megan Burks
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Zoning changes mean the four-lane Chollas Parkway could one day go from pavement to playground.

San Diego Police Give Inside Look At Training To Deter Racial Profiling

June 26
By Megan Burks
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For the first time, the San Diego Police Department is showing the public how it trains against racial profiling. A resident from southeastern San Diego went through the training and shared the experience.

World Refugee Day Event Moves To A Changing El Cajon

June 19
By Megan Burks
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The majority of refugees coming to the San Diego region now settle in El Cajon.

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