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State Glitch Holds Up 90,000 San Diego Medi-Cal Applications

April 10
By Megan Burks
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A state computer glitch is holding up Medi-Cal applications across California, delaying health coverage for thousands of San Diegans.

San Diego County Responds To Growing Link Between Childhood Trauma And Health

April 8
By Megan Burks
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As statewide conversations on childhood trauma grow, San Diego health, welfare and education leaders push service providers to get "trauma-informed."

The Scope Of San Diego's Gang Problem

April 2
By Megan Burks
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For a city whose gang problem pales in comparison to so-called gang capitals Los Angeles and Chicago, we sure have been talking about gangs a lot lately. Here's a primer on San Diego's gang landscape.

Mama's Kitchen To Deliver 7 Millionth Meal Wednesday

April 1
By City News Service

Mama's Kitchen began its meal service to HIV/AIDS victims in 1990 and had 26 clients by the end of that year. The 1 millionth delivery came in 1999.

What You Need To Know About Today's Obamacare Deadline

March 31
By Megan Burks
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Today is the deadline to sign up for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act coverage – sort of.

San Diego Police Chief Hears Racial Profiling Complaints Firsthand

March 27
By Megan Burks
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San Diego's police chief goes from being unaware of racial profiling concerns to hearing them firsthand.

Bringing Legitimacy – And Money – to San Diego Street Outreach Workers

March 25
By Megan Burks
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Tasha Williamson, an activist and educator schooled in fighting gangs in Los Angeles, is using her street skills to battle gang violence in San Diego. She's one of dozens of street outreach workers new group License to Serve is working to organize and support.

City Heights Photo Exhibition To Be Unveiled At USC Urban Poverty Conference

March 25
Midday Edition
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Top urban poverty scholars will look at ways to combat poverty at a conference this week at USC, where a photography exhibition gives a glimpse of what everyday life is like for City Heights residents.

Chief Zimmerman Holding 'Meet The Chief' Session In Southeast San Diego

March 24
By City News Service
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San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman will have her first "Meet the Chief" town hall meeting with members of the Southeast San Diego community Monday night.

MTS, City Move Toward Compromise For San Diego Cabdrivers

March 19
By Megan Burks
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The Metropolitan Transit System board of directors took steps Thursday toward renewing its contract with the city to oversee San Diego's taxi industry.

‘At-Risk, Whatever That Means’: Who Actually Needs Gang Intervention

March 18
By Megan Burks
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A street outreach worker in San Diego says the term "at-risk" is too vague and too broadly applied — sometimes to the detriment of those truly in danger of becoming entrenched in gang life.

Iraqi Refugee Doctor In San Diego Learns Whether She'll Practice Medicine Again (Video)

March 17
By Megan Burks
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It's Match Week for soon-to-be doctors and there's a lot at stake. For refugee doctors, it's a career they've already lost once.

San Diego Police Helping End Gang Retaliation With Text Messages

March 17
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego Police Department shares real-time information on gang homicides so former gang members can work to stop retaliation — starting at the hospital.

Mid-City Business Selected To Sell Compass Cards Following Albertsons Closure

March 10
By Megan Burks
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City Heights lost its main grocery store but gained two additional spots to buy monthly transit passes.

In Southeastern San Diego, The Fine Line Between Gang Policing And Gang Behavior

March 3
By Megan Burks
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Some community members community have likened members of the San Diego Police Department's gang suppression unit to Stormtroopers or a gang itself.

City Heights School Opens Recycling Bins To Parents

Feb. 26
By Megan Burks
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The city of San Diego's ordinance mandating recycling has been on the books since 2007. But some residents in the city's dense, older neighborhoods still find it difficult to recycle at home.

East African San Diegans Get Health Care Screening In City Heights

Feb. 14
By Erik Anderson
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Health advocates and community activists provided health screening in City Heights on Friday for members of the East African community.

California Prison Realignment Complicates Voting Rights For Felons

Feb. 5
By Megan Burks

The state's prison realignment effort has drawn up a complicated matrix of detention options for felons in California, and with it a lot of confusion about which ones can vote.

City Heights Schools Look To Share Attendance Success

Feb. 5
By Kyla Calvert
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Getting kids to school every day is important for their academic success and for schools’ bottom lines.

City Heights Opens New Park Designed For Adults

Feb. 3
By Dwane Brown
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A new mini-park designed for adults opened in City Heights, with plenty of open space and public art.

What It Means When Police Ask: 'Are You on Probation?'

Jan. 30
By Megan Burks
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Residents concerned about racial profiling say they're tired of being asked whether they're on parole when they get pulled over.

Lansdowne Proposes Body Cameras To Help Combat Racial Profiling

Jan. 30
By Megan Burks
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San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne heard from community members who said they've been racially profiled and proposed sweeping changes to address their concerns.

San Diego Police Reporting To City Council On Racial Data Collection

Jan. 28
By City News Service

A report on how the San Diego Police Department collects racial data during traffic stops is scheduled to be delivered to a City Council committee Wednesday.

What Can City Heights Residents Do In Response To Albertsons Store Closure?

Jan. 28
Midday Edition
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The largest supermarket in the community of City Heights is shutting its doors next month. The loss of Albertsons might increase the neighborhood's reputation as a "food desert."