SDPD Chief William Lansdowne says the department's current data collection efforts are not enough.
- July 29
Hungry kids aren't showing up to programs that exist to feed them when school - and free lunches - are done for the year. A new bill would give their parents extra food stamps to help them eat at home.
- July 28
The city's public safety committee is gaining some traction on taxi reform. It moved a proposal to cap the age of vehicles operating as taxis at 10 years, but is idling on others.
- July 23
Albertsons caused an uproar when it left the so-called food desert in February. Now, a new supermarket is coming to City Heights, but residents aren't welcoming it with open arms.
- July 21
- Midday Edition
Literacy in San Diego is getting a boost from the Traveling Stories nonprofit, a Santee-based group that uses a special space at local farmers markets to encourage kids to read and get "book bucks" in return.
- July 7
Young men and women all over are beginning to pack up their childhood bedrooms to head off to college. But for many Somali refugee girls, they're breaking ties with more than just the comforts of home. They're breaking cultural norms.
- July 2
The policy is designed to make government information available to residents online.
- July 1
City Heights youth have sustained a sophisticated campaign for a skate park for some time. Councilwoman Marti Emerald says they'll finally get their wish, thanks to a state grant.
- June 30
San Diego Muslims will fast for 14 hours a day while worshippers in northern European countries, where the days are longer, will fast for around 20 hours.
- June 25
The bus passes were billed as a school attendance booster, but the majority of program participants had stellar attendance to begin with. School officials say they see gains elsewhere and want to ride the experiment out for another year.
- June 23
Check out photos from Saturday's event at Balboa Park that were taken by youths from the The AjA Project, a photography nonprofit. Many of the young photographers are refugees themselves.
- June 20
Saturday is World Refugee Day. One San Diego refugee is taking the opportunity to lobby Congress for more funds to help refugees rent homes and find jobs.
- June 19
A new contract leaves the Metropolitan Transit System as the regulator of the taxi industry. Drivers hoping for reform will have to turn to the city.
The San Diego City Council has voted to direct staff to begin conferring with the city's labor unions over a proposal to raise the minimum wage in San Diego to $11.50 an hour.
- June 11
City Council has approved a 500 percent development fee increase to help build parks in the mid-city area. But the increase could scare off the very developers needed to pay those fees.
- June 3
School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines.
- May 19
Based on figures from January through March, San Diego police pulled over blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than their percentage of the population. The police chief says more analysis is needed to draw conclusions from the data.
- May 12
Hunger groups know parents who can't afford to pack lunches for their children September through May can't do it during the summer either. Now they're looking to EBT cards to make sure kids are eating when school's out.
- May 8
San Diegans recently got a sneak peek at where they'll be able to rent bikes to explore the city or run errands. Not everyone was happy with what they saw.
The New Roots urban farm in City Heights was set up to help new refugees to San Diego use their skills to help put food on the table. Now, the expanding farm has become a business.
- May 7
Parents can protest the gang designation, but KPBS found recently that the 10 parents who received the letters from the San Diego police didn't challenge the finding.
- April 29
Mid-city residents took part in a countywide watershed cleanup event, scouring the region's canyons, creeks and beaches.
- April 28
A new law lets parents step in before police add their child's name to a statewide gang database. So far, no one has taken the cops up on the offer.
Since the City Heights Partnership for Children launched in 2011 it has struggled to team up with San Diego businesses. A recent case study offers some answers behind the trend.
- April 22
Officers were told to limit when they sit people on the curb for questioning and when they ask them if they're on probation or parole.
- April 11
A pilot program that provided free transit passes to students in need is coming to an end. Program advocates are looking to fund an expansion.
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