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Using 'Darkness' To Shed Light On Racial Profiling Claims

June 15
By Megan Burks
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San Diego State researchers are using a "Veil of Darkness" to examine claims of police racial profiling.

San Diego Committee Considers Loosening Tobacco Restrictions, Adding E-Cigarette Rules

June 9
By Megan Burks
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Rules prohibiting tobacco sales near schools, libraries and parks could soon be lifted in the city of San Diego. But the looser restrictions would come with tighter regulation of e-cigarettes.

San Diego Unified's School Discipline Changes Yield Big Drop In Expulsions

June 2
By Megan Burks
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San Diego school officials took a hard stance last summer on going soft. They cut the number of student offenses resulting in automatic expulsion from 15 to five. The result? Fewer expulsions.

San Diego's Crawford High School Pilots Halal School Lunches

May 20
By Megan Burks
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Crawford High School in City Heights has been piloting a new lunch menu to reach out to its Muslim students. Once a week, students can pick up a special halal meal.

SANDAG’s Transportation Plan Could Hinder San Diego’s Climate Goals

May 14
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego is working on a Climate Action Plan that includes goals of boosting public transit ridership. But many decisions about adding bus and trolley services aren't made by the city. They're made by an agency being sued for spending too much of its funding on freeways and roads.

San Diego Cabbies Oppose Downtown Shuttle

May 13
By Megan Burks
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The on-demand shuttle would pick up downtown residents and visitors for little or no cost. But taxi drivers spoke out against the plan at a budget hearing.

San Diegans Favor Parks, Libraries In Upcoming Budget

May 12
By Tarryn Mento
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For nearly 2½ hours Monday night, community members shared their thoughts on San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

San Diegans To Weigh In On Proposed City Budget

May 11
By Tarryn Mento
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You can share your thoughts on San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed fiscal 2016 budget at a City Council meeting Monday evening.

City Heights Skaters Honored By San Diego City Planning Professionals

May 8
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego chapter of the American Planners Association awarded City Heights youth for their efforts to bring a skate park to their community.

Rideshare Companies Idling On Invitation From San Diego Airport

May 5
By Megan Burks
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San Diego airport officials have given rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft the OK to pick up passengers. But a month later, none have staked a claim at Lindbergh Field.

An Alternative To The Water Police In San Diego's Mid-City

May 4
By Megan Burks
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A group of mid-city residents has found a new strategy for coping with drought. They've formed a support group of sorts for neighbors interested in conservation.

Judge Denies Injunction On Open Taxi Market In San Diego

April 29
By Megan Burks
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The Metropolitan Transit System can continue processing the 1,516 permit requests taxi drivers began filing in March when a cap was lifted.

Wait Times Grow Longer In San Diego For Section 8 Housing

April 24
By Megan Burks
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San Diegans who receive rental assistance are having a harder time finding landlords willing to accept their Section 8 vouchers.

How The Fall Of Saigon Made San Diego A Refugee Hub

April 24
By Megan Burks
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Some 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through Camp Pendleton in the months following the fall of Saigon. The size and duration of the crisis caused a shift in the way the United States approached resettlement, and paved the path for Burmese, East African and Iraqi refugees arriving in San Diego today.

San Diego Mayor Calls For Special Derelict Housing Enforcement Team

April 13
By Megan Burks
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Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposal could mean the city will begin treating substandard housing the way it treats marijuana dispensaries and derelict foreclosures: proactively.

Building Civilian Career Is Challenge For National Guard Members

April 9
By Alison St John
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Building a career is no easy task for those in the National Guard who have to balance their commitments to a civilian job and their military training.

6 Months In, San Diego's New Rapid Bus Line Boosts Ridership But Not Speed

April 7
By Megan Burks
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Transit riders and business owners doubted the bus line could bring the same convenience and vibrancy a trolley would.

San Diegans: What Would You Change In Your City's Budget?

April 7
By Claire Trageser
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In advance of Mayor Kevin Faulconer's budget proposal, KPBS asked people from across the city where they want to see the city spend more and less money.

Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest In City Heights Arson Fires

April 3
By City News Service
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Authorities announced a reward of up to $2,000 Friday for information leading to the arrest of the vandal or vandals responsible for at least 15 arson fires that have plagued City Heights-area neighborhoods in recent weeks.

San Diego Cabbies Brace For An Open Taxi Market

March 31
By Megan Burks
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The city says Wednesday's change will create opportunity in the taxi industry. But taxicab owners predict financial ruin.

San Diego Health Executives To Congress: Back Away From The Funding Cliff

March 30
By Megan Burks
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San Diego community clinic representatives are back from a week of lobbying in the nation's capitol. They're asking Congress to extend a key funding source for safety-net clinics before it expires Sept. 30.

Cab Companies Sue Over Move To Open San Diego's Taxi Market

March 24
By Megan Burks
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The number of cabs allowed on San Diego roadways is set to go from 993 to an unlimited number on April 1. A coalition of cab owners is trying to stop that.

City Heights Celebrates Affordable Housing Renovation

March 13
By Dwane Brown
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The City Heights Community Development Corporation partnered with Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation to renovate 10 properties in the City Heights neighborhood.

Early Morning Arson Spree In City Heights

March 13
By City News Service
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The arson spree began shortly after 2:30 a.m. and ended around 4:40 a.m. No injuries were reported and damage was minor, he said.

String Of Fires Erupt In City Heights

March 5
By City News Service
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Investigators sought Thursday to determine who set a series of small arson fires along in a City Heights neighborhood overnight.