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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
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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."

San Diego Police: 'We Do Our Very Best To Reach Everyone'

Jan. 20
By Megan Burks
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Police Chief William Lansdowne let a key check on racial profiling slide because he hadn't heard it's a concern in the community. Here's what the department does to open lines of communication, and why some voices aren't being heard.

Albertson's Closes Store In San Diego Food Desert

Jan. 16
By Megan Burks
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The Albertson's in City Heights is one of eleven in southern California closing its doors next month.

In Defense Of Investigatory Traffic Stops

Jan. 15
By Megan Burks
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A New York Police Department transplant defends the San Diego traffic stops at the center of racial profiling claims.

When Police Can — And Can't — Pull You Over

Jan. 10
Liam Dillon, Voice of San Diego
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When racial-profiling allegations arise, they often come from traffic stops. Here's what the police can, and can't, do.

What It Means To Be ‘Black While Blue’

Jan. 9
Liam Dillon, Voice of San Diego
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SDPD Detective Sgt. Benjamin Kelso says racial relations within the department and in the community have improved since his fellow officers racially profiled him two decades ago. But he says the department is far from post-racial.

San Diego Has Fallen Behind On Combating Police Racial Profiling

Jan. 6
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego Police Department often has failed to follow its own rules regarding the collection of racial data at traffic stops, saying the community isn't concerned about racial profiling.

Second Opinion: What We Learned About Health Care — And Our Readers — in 2013

Jan. 1
By Megan Burks
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Second Opinion answered questions about the Affordable Care Act from 24 San Diegans in 2013. The requirements to participate were simple: You had to have a question about Obamacare and you had to do it on camera.

Mid-City's 'Year of Funding'

Dec. 24
By Megan Burks
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If 2012 was the year of campaign promises in City Heights, 2013 was the year of paying for those promises.

A Food Bank's New Year's Resolution

Dec. 23
By Megan Burks
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An increasing need for long-term help has Feeding America thinking less about filling bellies and more about nutrition.

Second Opinion: How Will Feds Enforce Individual Mandate?

Dec. 16
By Megan Burks
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Americans who want health coverage starting Jan. 1 have one more week to sign up for Obamacare. But how will the government know whether they do or not?

With Filner Out, San Diego Spins Its Wheels On Taxi Reform

Dec. 13
By Megan Burks
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Disgraced former-Mayor Bob Filner set the wheels in motion for San Diego to take over the taxicab industry. A proposal by interim Mayor Todd Gloria could bring that work to a sudden halt.

Second Opinion: Will Obamacare Streamline Care For Disabled People?

Dec. 9
By Megan Burks
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The Affordable Care Act will fund a three-year pilot program aimed at streamlining health care delivery to seniors and people with disabilities.

What's Behind San Diego's Gang Problem?

Dec. 6
By Megan Burks

Local law enforcement say gangs have gotten worse in the last five years. Officers say it's due to prison realignment. Researchers say San Diego is behind the gang deterrence curve.

Second Opinion: Will Obamacare Help If My Company’s Plan Is Too Expensive?

Dec. 2
By Megan Burks
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How much is too much when it comes to health care premiums for employer-based coverage? You and the federal government might disagree.