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City Heights Group Proposes Counseling Instead Of Suspension In SD ...

City Heights Group Proposes Counseling Instead Of Suspension In SD Unified Schools

July 10
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego Unified School District's Board of Education will vote on a community-driven policy that would entitle students to address conflicts through restorative practices instead of punitive measures.

World Refugee Day: 7 Stories To Read About Resettlement In San Diego

World Refugee Day: 7 Stories To Read About Resettlement In San Diego

June 16
By Tarryn Mento

The region has a long history of welcoming refugees and KPBS has documented it over the years.

First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

June 15
By Tarryn Mento

Working with neighborhood groups, a trio of community members is setting out to unite residents and shed any negative perception of San Diego's City Heights region.

Is Your Biz In A Business Improvement District? City Reports Show N...

Is Your Biz In A Business Improvement District? City Reports Show Not All Owners Know

June 5
By Tarryn Mento

In the city of San Diego's business improvement districts, owners pay into a fund to promote the area, but not all businesses are aware of their membership in the district.

Proposed Rule Change For Adult ESL Classes Could Impact Children

Proposed Rule Change For Adult ESL Classes Could Impact Children

June 1
By Megan Burks

Many parents enroll in English-language courses so they can help their kids with school. The federal government wants to see more of them use the classes to get jobs or go to college.

Early Study Results Show High Rates Of Anxiety Among Syrian Refugee...

Early Study Results Show High Rates Of Anxiety Among Syrian Refugee Kids

May 30
By Tarryn Mento

The preliminary results, shared at the American Psychiatric Association conference, showed within one month of coming to the U.S., nearly two-thirds of kids surveyed had probable anxiety diagnosis and 85 percent had probable separation anxiety.

Find Hidden Parks In San Diego County

Find Hidden Parks In San Diego County

May 30
By Claire Trageser

The website called, "Get Outside San Diego," is funded by The San Diego Foundation to increase access to public parks and open spaces.

City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Con...

City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Continue

May 24
By Tarryn Mento

This week, we told you about an anti-human trafficking program that was running out of money. Now the organization received some good news.

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Fundi...

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Funding May Run Dry

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit in City Heights runs an anti-human trafficking program focused on assisting immigrant victims, but it may not have enough funding to finish out the fiscal year.

Asylum 101: Different Pathways Asylum-Seekers, Refugees Take To Rea...

Asylum 101: Different Pathways Asylum-Seekers, Refugees Take To Reach The US

May 8
By Tarryn Mento

You may know about refugees but what do you know about asylum-seekers?

Nonprofit, School Board Invest $15 Million In Scientific Future Of ...

Nonprofit, School Board Invest $15 Million In Scientific Future Of City Heights Students

May 2
By Tarryn Mento

The tuition-free learning and research center will boost science education.

Run A Biz Near El Cajon Boulevard? The City Is Stopping By To Hear ...

Run A Biz Near El Cajon Boulevard? The City Is Stopping By To Hear Your Concerns

April 24
By Tarryn Mento

Staff from the city of San Diego's Economic Development Department will join volunteers this week to visit Mid City businesses.

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego's Densest Neighborhoods

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego's Densest Neighborhoods

April 14
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego's City Heights neighborhood is now home to a vast network of canyon trails that offer recreational, educational and environmental benefits.

City Heights Soccer Team Sees Glory In Playing For Syria

City Heights Soccer Team Sees Glory In Playing For Syria

April 7
By Tarryn Mento

As the world witnesses the fallout of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, some of that nation’s youngest refugees are finding a way to move forward in their new home in San Diego.

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

April 4
By Tarryn Mento

New law will study and pilot a program on interpretation services for patients who speak a language other than English.

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

March 30
By Tarryn Mento

When’s the last time you casually called a police officer about a problem in your community? That’s the kind of open dialogue the new police captain in San Diego’s Mid City region says he wants to create between his officers and the community they serve.

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing ...

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing Job Skills

March 28
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit’s free training program teaches participants how to prevent chronic diseases that ail communities of certain ethnic and racial backgrounds.

First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War

First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War

March 20
By Tarryn Mento

For a look at what happens long before refugees arrive on America’s doorstep, we revisit the Bosnian war. Former refugee Senka is a biotech executive now living in San Diego.

You Can Mail A 'Dear Mr. Trump' Postcard For Free In City Heights

You Can Mail A 'Dear Mr. Trump' Postcard For Free In City Heights

March 15
By Tarryn Mento

There is a national effort underway to send millions of postcards to the president, and local organizations are encouraging residents in one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods to participate.

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

March 9
By Tarryn Mento

Programs organized in part by the San Diego Diplomacy Council connect American students with youth in the Middle East.

Voting Time Again For City Heights Residents

Voting Time Again For City Heights Residents

March 6
By Tarryn Mento

Voters on Monday will cast their ballots for eight seats on the City Heights Area Planning Committee.

City Heights Youth Running Group Sets Personal Record With 5K

City Heights Youth Running Group Sets Personal Record With 5K

March 3
By Tarryn Mento

The group that supports many low-income and immigrant students in City Heights had its most successful fundraiser yet, but still needs more funding to cover an-out-of-town trip.

A Video Tour Of What's To Come In The Canyons Of City Heights

A Video Tour Of What's To Come In The Canyons Of City Heights

Feb. 27
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit is upgrading several City Heights canyon trails to create a four-and-a-half mile hiking loop.

City Heights Running Club Supports Students On And Off The Track

City Heights Running Club Supports Students On And Off The Track

Feb. 22
By Tarryn Mento

The club is hosting its fifth annual 5K fundraiser on Saturday to help sustain its operations.

Driving Economic Development In City Heights One Paint Job At A Time

Driving Economic Development In City Heights One Paint Job At A Time

Feb. 20
By Tarryn Mento

A neighborhood nonprofit and community association is encouraging business owners to spruce up their facades to draw more attention to the area.