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Tease photo for San Diego Latinos Urged To Register On National Voter Registration Day

San Diego Latinos Urged To Register On National Voter Registration Day

Sept. 22
By Megan Burks

Latinos make up about a third of the county but less than a fifth of voters.

Tease photo for East African Girl Scouts In San Diego Learn Heritage, Female Leadership

East African Girl Scouts In San Diego Learn Heritage, Female Leadership

Sept. 22
By Megan Burks

Girl Scouts have gotten a lot more diverse since the first troop formed in 1912 Georgia — especially in San Diego.

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Syrians Could Soon Be Next Refugee Group To Call San Diego Home

Aug. 26
By Megan Burks

More than 4 million Syrians are fleeing a violent civil war. The U.S. State Department has agreed to bring some of them into the country.

Tease photo for Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In 2011 City Heights Murder

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In 2011 City Heights Murder

Aug. 25
By City News Service

Lamont Holman — one of four people accused of involvement in the gang retaliation killing of Cordell King in City Heights — pleaded not guilty to murder.

Tease photo for Laboratory To Bring Career Pathways — And A Bit Of The Ocean — To City Heights

Laboratory To Bring Career Pathways — And A Bit Of The Ocean — To City Heights

Aug. 24
By Megan Burks

A long-awaited science facility in City Heights now has enough funding to break ground.

Tease photo for Fourth Arrest Made In 2011 City Heights Slaying

Fourth Arrest Made In 2011 City Heights Slaying

Aug. 21
By City News Service

Lamont Holman of San Diego allegedly was one of four people — two men and two women — in a car that approached 28-year-old Cordell King in April 2011.

Tease photo for San Diego Campus Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

San Diego Campus Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

Aug. 21
By Megan Burks

Hoover High School in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego will soon become one of the first San Diego Unified campuses with a wellness center.

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Officials: Restorative Justice Pilot Program In City Heights Successful In First Year

Aug. 20
By City News Service

The City Heights Restorative Community Conference Pilot Project takes qualified youth offenders and puts them in face-to-face meetings with their victims and community stakeholders. Together, the parties work out customized plans designed to repair the harm done.

Tease photo for Hoover High’s Cardinal Camp Helps Jump-Start School For Freshmen

Hoover High’s Cardinal Camp Helps Jump-Start School For Freshmen

Aug. 19
By Matthew Bowler

Surviving the transition from middle school to high school can be awkward and intimidating for many students. Hoover High School in City Heights has a solution —it's called Cardinal Camp.

Tease photo for City Heights Wants Place In San Diego Streetscape Tradition

City Heights Wants Place In San Diego Streetscape Tradition

Aug. 18
By Megan Burks

City Heights wants to be next on the list of San Diego communities with a neighborhood gateway sign.

Tease photo for San Diego Police Dispute Allegations It Misused Facial Recognition Technology

San Diego Police Dispute Allegations It Misused Facial Recognition Technology

Aug. 13
By Megan Burks

A New York Times article alleged San Diego police officers were using facial recognition technology without cause and without proper privacy protections.

Tease photo for City Heights Gets $3.1M Grant To Renovate YMCA Building

City Heights Gets $3.1M Grant To Renovate YMCA Building

Aug. 3
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service

The funding from the state Department of Housing and Community Development comes on top of funding last year that will pay for construction of a skate park at the site — Park De La Cruz on Landis Street.

Tease photo for Suspects In 2011 City Heights Murder Plead Not Guilty

Suspects In 2011 City Heights Murder Plead Not Guilty

July 28

Dionte Smith and Jennifer Lee Whitmer are accused of being a part of group that shot 28-year-old Cordell King.

Tease photo for San Diego Police Chief To Present Progress On Federal Audit Recommendations

San Diego Police Chief To Present Progress On Federal Audit Recommendations

July 27
By Megan Burks

The department has increased accountability and cultural sensitivity training for officers, but holes remain in its early warning system for problem officers.

Tease photo for Arrests Made In 2011 City Heights Murder Of Cordell King

Arrests Made In 2011 City Heights Murder Of Cordell King

July 24
By City News Service

San Diego police arrested Jennifer Whitmer and Dionte Simpson. They are suspected of being a part of a group that approached Cordell King in 2011.

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Court Rules San Diego DA Must Extend Proposition 47 Benefits To Juveniles

July 23
By Megan Burks

Under District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' interpretation of the law, minors could potentially get charges harsher than those doled out to adults for the same crime.

Tease photo for City Staff Recommends Removing East Village Public Restroom

City Staff Recommends Removing East Village Public Restroom

July 23
By City News Service

City staff recommends removing the so-called "Portland Loo" located at 14th and L streets. They said the restroom has required repairs at double the rate of the one at Park and Market.

Tease photo for San Diego Improves Language Access For Renters Seeking Help With Problem Landlords

San Diego Improves Language Access For Renters Seeking Help With Problem Landlords

July 23
By Megan Burks

A plan to beef up housing code enforcement and better reach renters is now underway in the city of San Diego.

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El Cajon Boulevard Night Market Expanding

July 17
By Megan Burks

First they reclaimed an old strip mall on El Cajon Boulevard. Now, young business owners are reclaiming Utah Street in San Diego's North Park neighborhood.

Tease photo for San Diego Taxi Lawsuit Still Pending As Officials Hand Out First New Permit

San Diego Taxi Lawsuit Still Pending As Officials Hand Out First New Permit

July 14
By Megan Burks

Transit officials approved San Diego's first new taxi permit since the 1980s Tuesday, with hundreds more on deck.

Tease photo for City Heights Residents Celebrate Groundbreaking Of Transit Project

City Heights Residents Celebrate Groundbreaking Of Transit Project

July 8
By Megan Burks

Offered as reparations for extending Interstate 15 through City Heights, the Centerline project will help residents catch buses to job centers.

Tease photo for San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald: 'It's Time To Step Aside'

San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald: 'It's Time To Step Aside'

July 7
By Claire Trageser

Marti Emerald represents City Heights, Kensington, Mountain View and other neighborhoods in District 9. After a year that included a breast cancer diagnosis and a wedding, Emerald decided not to seek re-election.

Tease photo for Accidental Shooting Prompts City Heights School Lockdown

Accidental Shooting Prompts City Heights School Lockdown

July 7
By City News Service

An accidental shooting in City Heights left a man in his 20s with an ankle wound and prompted a brief lockdown at Rosa Parks Elementary School.

Tease photo for San Diego Airport, Rideshare Companies Strike Deal In Time For Comic-Con

San Diego Airport, Rideshare Companies Strike Deal In Time For Comic-Con

July 2
By Megan Burks

Uber and Lyft will join rideshare company Opoli at the airport after ending a dispute over background checks.

Tease photo for San Diego City Council OKs Plan To Turn Busy Street Into Park

San Diego City Council OKs Plan To Turn Busy Street Into Park

July 1
By Megan Burks

Zoning changes mean the four-lane Chollas Parkway could one day go from pavement to playground.