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San Diego Resettlement Agencies Bracing For New Immigration Order

San Diego Resettlement Agencies Bracing For New Immigration Order

Feb. 17
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego’s resettlement agencies are unsure what to expect after reports indicate President Donald Trump will issue a new executive order on immigration.

City Heights Groups Want East African Immigrants To See A Doctor Be...

City Heights Groups Want East African Immigrants To See A Doctor Before They Need One

Feb. 14
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego County and its community partners are marking Valentine’s Day with free health health screenings, including in City Heights.

Too Few Preschools—What If Day Cares Were Smarter?

Too Few Preschools—What If Day Cares Were Smarter?

Feb. 9
By Megan Burks

The new White House has pumped the brakes on universal preschool, meaning San Diego's existing patchwork of preschools and day cares will likely stand for some time. Here is an effort to mend some of its holes.

San Diego Resettlement Groups Continue Operations As Court Weighs T...

San Diego Resettlement Groups Continue Operations As Court Weighs Trump’s Refugee Order

Feb. 8
By Tarryn Mento

At least 59 refugees from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria are scheduled to arrive in San Diego County in the coming days.

After Settling In San Diego, Struggle Doesn't End For Some Syrian R...

After Settling In San Diego, Struggle Doesn't End For Some Syrian Refugees

Feb. 8
By Tarryn Mento

Many refugee families are worried about making ends meet after they’ve resettled in San Diego.

San Diego Airport Authority Votes Down Taxi Drivers' Calls To Lift ...

San Diego Airport Authority Votes Down Taxi Drivers' Calls To Lift Permit Cap

Feb. 3
By Tarryn Mento

Only a limited number of taxi drivers are allowed to make pickups at the San Diego International Airport. Some drivers want that cap lifted.

San Diego Educators Working To Make Math Friendlier For English Lea...

San Diego Educators Working To Make Math Friendlier For English Learners

Feb. 2
By Megan Burks

Math is a universal language. But for English learners, math textbooks and standardized tests aren't so universal. San Diego educators are working to remove language barriers so students who haven't mastered English can still advance in math.

San Diego Groups Await Trump's Executive Orders On Refugee Program

San Diego Groups Await Trump's Executive Orders On Refugee Program

Jan. 26
By Tarryn Mento

Refugees and advocacy groups in San Diego are anxiously awaiting the final version of a draft executive order affecting a resettlement program. In its current form, it would temporarily halt the program and ban Syrian refugees entirely.

Behind The Scenes Of Hoover High's Student-Run TV News Show

Behind The Scenes Of Hoover High's Student-Run TV News Show

Jan. 25
By Tarryn Mento

Student journalists in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood prepared for the 50th episode of their school's internal TV news program.

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

Jan. 20
By Andrew Bowen

A study on how to reconfigure a small section of El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights began with ambitious plans to improve pedestrian and bike safety and encourage multi-modal transportation. It has since been so watered down that some of the study's original champions no longer support it.

From Mira Mesa To City Heights, San Diego Groups Prep For Lunar New...

From Mira Mesa To City Heights, San Diego Groups Prep For Lunar New Year

Jan. 19
By Tarryn Mento

If you were planning on attending this weekend’s Lunar New Year Tet Festival at Qualcomm, you’ll have to change your plans. The event was rescheduled for next month due to rain. It’s among a handful of upcoming festivals across the region.

Where You Can't Go For San Diego Restaurant Week (But Maybe You Sho...

Where You Can't Go For San Diego Restaurant Week (But Maybe You Should)

Jan. 16
By Tarryn Mento

The City Heights neighborhood features culinary options from across the globe, but eateries from the area aren't part of the bi-annual San Diego Restaurant Week.

Old Globe Program Spotlights City Heights's Stories Of Love And Loss

Old Globe Program Spotlights City Heights's Stories Of Love And Loss

Jan. 13
By Tarryn Mento

Would you let a stranger perform your story on stage? What if it was about the loss of a loved one? That’s what artists working with the Old Globe Theater asked of City Heights residents.

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Dec. 21
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit Jewish foundation hosted a refugee artist-in-residence program with an Israeli sculptor to help a Syrian refugee heal through art.

San Diego Restaurants Aim To Keep Intolerance Away With #HateHasNoB...

San Diego Restaurants Aim To Keep Intolerance Away With #HateHasNoBizHere Posters

Dec. 15
By Tarryn Mento

The operators of restaurants in City Heights, Mission Hills and University Heights are encouraging fellow business owners to display a sign that promotes a welcoming environment.

Where Some May See Blight, City Heights Groups See Opportunity

Where Some May See Blight, City Heights Groups See Opportunity

Dec. 15
By Tarryn Mento

Vacant lots and blighted spaces can increase crime rates and lower property values. In City Heights, local groups are transforming them into vibrant community hubs.

California Officials Work To Boost Support For Immigrants Ahead Of ...

California Officials Work To Boost Support For Immigrants Ahead Of Trump's Tenure

Dec. 8
By Tarryn Mento

A series of bills introduced in the state legislature aim to provide additional resources and protections for immigrants.

Young Photographers Get Hands-On Experience Snapping Holiday Memories

Young Photographers Get Hands-On Experience Snapping Holiday Memories

Dec. 7
By Megan Burks

San Diego students got on-the-job training and their parents, early holiday gifts at a free portrait event Tuesday.

Council Members, Community Hope Real Change Will Come After SDPD Re...

Council Members, Community Hope Real Change Will Come After SDPD Report

Nov. 30
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego elected officials Wednesday publicly discussed a finalized independent report that shows San Diego police treat minority drivers differently than whites in some circumstances.

Members-Elect Urge San Diego City Council To Oppose Trump Immigrati...

Members-Elect Urge San Diego City Council To Oppose Trump Immigration Policies

Nov. 30
By City News Service

San Diego City Council members-elect Chris Ward and Georgette Gomez are urging the council to adopt legislative platforms that would oppose some of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed federal policies.

San Diego Groups Bridge Divides By Breaking Bread With Syrian Refugees

San Diego Groups Bridge Divides By Breaking Bread With Syrian Refugees

Nov. 23
By Tarryn Mento

Thanksgiving is a celebration of different cultures dining together in gratitude. Some San Diegans are following that tradition by welcoming Syrian refugees with a hearty meal.

Separate Officer-Involved Shootings Leave Gunman Dead, Suspect Hosp...

Separate Officer-Involved Shootings Leave Gunman Dead, Suspect Hospitalized

Nov. 14
By City News Service

A San Diego police officer fatally shot a gunman who had fired on several people and taken a woman hostage in City Heights Sunday. In Encinitas, a sheriff's deputy wounded a suspect who was reportedly fleeing a robbery.

Gomez Lead Continues To Grow In San Diego's Council District 9

Gomez Lead Continues To Grow In San Diego's Council District 9

Nov. 8
By Tarryn Mento

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Gomez is ahead by nearly 1,000 votes but many mail and provisional ballots are still left to be counted.

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In D...

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In District 9

Nov. 7
By Tarryn Mento

A Mid-City nonprofit aims to boost the number of ballots cast on Election Day in a San Diego City Council district that saw poor voter turnout rates during the primary election.

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican'...

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican' Group

Nov. 2
By Tarryn Mento

A recent flyer from the campaign of City Council District 9 candidate Georgette Gomez paints her opponent Ricardo Flores as a right-wing politician whose supporters align with GOP nominee Donald Trump.