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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.

Atkins' Bill For Medical Interpretation Study, Pilot Program Receiv...

Atkins' Bill For Medical Interpretation Study, Pilot Program Receives Brown's OK

Sept. 26
By Tarryn Mento

The legislation introduced by San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins calls for a study of the current translation services and a pilot program based on that review.

Politifest Features Candidates In San Diego Races

Politifest Features Candidates In San Diego Races

Sept. 23
By Tarryn Mento

Attendees had a chance to brush up on the numerous local and state measures and races at Saturday's Politifest at San Diego State University.

City Heights Event Welcomes Refugees To San Diego

City Heights Event Welcomes Refugees To San Diego

Sept. 22
By Tarryn Mento

As part of a national campaign, the YMCA of San Diego County organized an event in City Heights to help U.S.-born residents and newcomers connect.

Outdoor International Food Market Coming To City Heights

Outdoor International Food Market Coming To City Heights

Sept. 16
By Tarryn Mento

A group of community organizations is turning a lot at El Cajon Boulevard and 44th Street into a future hub for local food vendors.

Bill Supporting Translation Services For Medi-Cal Patients Moves To...

Bill Supporting Translation Services For Medi-Cal Patients Moves To Gov. Brown

Sept. 12
By Tarryn Mento

California may be on its way to bringing translation services to Medi-Cal patients who don’t speak English.

City Heights Commercial Plaza Could See Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

City Heights Commercial Plaza Could See Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

Aug. 31
By Tarryn Mento

The funding program that helped bring Copley-Price YMCA to the San Diego neighborhood could lead to another major project.

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