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San Diego Police Reach Out To Children In City Heights

San Diego Police Reach Out To Children In City Heights

Aug. 11
By Susan Murphy

San Diego police officers spent time with kids in City Heights this week as part of an effort to build relationships and trust in the wake of police and community tensions across the country.

Wire Art Hangs Out In City Heights

Wire Art Hangs Out In City Heights

Aug. 10
By Ebone Monet

Spenser Little makes art from wire. Eight of his sculptures, inspired by the community, are now hanging above light poles around City Heights.

City Heights Apartment Fire Sends Six People To Hospital

City Heights Apartment Fire Sends Six People To Hospital

Aug. 9
By City News Service

Three residents, a firefighter and a police officer suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to a hospital along with a firefighter who sustained a minor burn injury.

Memorial For San Diego Officer Killed In 2011 Follows Funeral Of Sl...

Memorial For San Diego Officer Killed In 2011 Follows Funeral Of Slain Cop

Aug. 8
By Tarryn Mento

After one fallen San Diego cop was laid to rest last week, officers are preparing to honor another. A pre-planned celebration of life for fallen Officer Jeremy Henwood comes at a painful time for the Police Department.

National Event Connects Residents With San Diego Police Officers

National Event Connects Residents With San Diego Police Officers

Aug. 1
By Tarryn Mento

The event is called National Night Out, and communities across the country will participate in the annual event Tuesday. Here in San Diego, it will take place at three mid-city locations.

San Diego Taxi Union Wants City To Better Regulate Uber, Lyft

San Diego Taxi Union Wants City To Better Regulate Uber, Lyft

July 25
By Tarryn Mento

The United Taxi Workers of San Diego is calling on cab drivers in the area, many of whom live in City Heights, to come together and push for reforms.

Group Hopes Empty City Heights Lot Will Spur Economic Development

Group Hopes Empty City Heights Lot Will Spur Economic Development

July 20
By Tarryn Mento

Following the success of its recent pop-up film night in a vacant City Heights lot, a local business group hopes to further develop the empty space into a community hub.

San Diego's Bike Share Program Struggling

San Diego's Bike Share Program Struggling

July 19
By Claire Trageser

The Florida company DecoBike runs San Diego's bike share program at no cost to the city. So far, it appeals more to tourists than locals, according to a San Diego County grand jury report.

San Diego Coastkeeper Offers Lessons For Students, Teachers

San Diego Coastkeeper Offers Lessons For Students, Teachers

July 18
By Megan Burks

The nonprofit is helping teachers meet Common Core science education standards while helping the environment, too.

Pop-Up Latino Film Series Brings Life To Empty City Heights Lot

Pop-Up Latino Film Series Brings Life To Empty City Heights Lot

July 15
By Tarryn Mento

Cine Carretera, or Highway Theater, will show family-friendly movies in Spanish this month. The empty spot on El Cajon Boulevard is among the spaces in City Heights that became vacant after California abolished its redevelopment program in 2012.

San Diego Improving Pedestrian Safety At Site Of Fatal Hit-And-Run

San Diego Improving Pedestrian Safety At Site Of Fatal Hit-And-Run

July 5
By Tarryn Mento

The safety upgrades, expected by the end of August, come as preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows a nearly 8 percent uptick in national traffic fatalities last year after a 10-year decline.

Woman Fights Off Man Who Tried To Pull Her Into Truck Near City Hei...

Woman Fights Off Man Who Tried To Pull Her Into Truck Near City Heights

July 1
By City News Service

The would-be kidnapper drove by the woman several times as she was walking along El Cajon Boulevard near 44th Street before he eventually got out and grabbed her around 2:45 a.m.

San Diego Scrambling To Plan For Minimum Wage Increase

San Diego Scrambling To Plan For Minimum Wage Increase

July 1
By Claire Trageser

A referendum voters overwhelmingly approved last month meant the city had about a month to get a system in place to enforce the minimum wage increase.

San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

June 17
By Tarryn Mento

The topic of refugees has been a contentious talking point lately in the U.S., but World Refugee Day aims to celebrate and welcome displaced people.

Get-Out-The-Vote Mural Goes Up In City Heights

Get-Out-The-Vote Mural Goes Up In City Heights

June 16
By Megan Burks

KPBS has teamed up with The AjA Project and the Copley-Price Family YMCA to draw attention to the issue of voter turnout using the public mural that lets people share why they vote.

San Diego Voters Excited, Worried About November Presidential Elect...

San Diego Voters Excited, Worried About November Presidential Election

June 8
By Megan Burks, Tarryn Mento

Hillary Clinton’s claim on the Democratic nomination this week marked progress in American politics. But while many San Diego voters were proud to see a woman leading a presidential ticket, their outlook on the country was a little more complex.

Flores, Gomez Will Vie In November For City Council District 9 Seat

Flores, Gomez Will Vie In November For City Council District 9 Seat

June 7
By Megan Burks, Claire Trageser

City Council District 9, which includes Kensington, City Heights and the College Area, will get its first Latino council member this year. The district was drawn to favor Latinos, but in the last City Council election it went to Councilwoman Marti Emerald.

New Initiative Aims To Improve Experience Of Refugees In San Diego

New Initiative Aims To Improve Experience Of Refugees In San Diego

June 1
By Tarryn Mento

How do you make a new address into a new home? A study aims to answer that question for the thousands of refugees who arrive in San Diego each year.

In Low Voting San Diego Neighborhood, Refugee Groups Want 100% Turnout

In Low Voting San Diego Neighborhood, Refugee Groups Want 100% Turnout

June 1
By Claire Trageser

The City Heights neighborhood has historically had the lowest voter turnout in San Diego, but some refugees are bucking that trend.

City Heights After-School Program Teaches Golf To Low-Income Kids

City Heights After-School Program Teaches Golf To Low-Income Kids

May 30
By Jean Guerrero

Founded by former Chargers player Ernie Wright in 1994, Pro Kids has been using golf to help low-income students — including refugees and immigrants — excel in school.

#ShowUsYourMailers: Bold Claims In San Diego Council District 9 Mailer

#ShowUsYourMailers: Bold Claims In San Diego Council District 9 Mailer

May 30
By Megan Burks

San Diego City Council District 9 candidate Georgette Gómez says she's leading the fight against public funding for a stadium and brought a farmers market to City Heights.

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Sidewalk Near Dangerous City Heights Intersection Could See Upgrades This Summer

May 26
By Tarryn Mento

City staff has pulled together funding for a new sidewalk along a busy road where a 15-year-old skateboarder was killed in an accident last fall.

More San Diegans Registered To Vote In Primary Than 2008 General El...

More San Diegans Registered To Vote In Primary Than 2008 General Election

May 23
By Megan Burks

We'll be tracking what this year's unconventional election cycle does to local voter rolls with our new online tool, the Voter Registration Tracker.

Diversity Still Lags Among SDSU Graduates Planning To Be Teachers

Diversity Still Lags Among SDSU Graduates Planning To Be Teachers

May 12
By Megan Burks

The students graduating from San Diego State University with teaching credentials this year won't make the local pool of teachers more diverse, a problem for district's like San Diego Unified where 80 percent of the kids are students of color.

Man Charged In City Heights Shooting That Injured SDPD Officer

Man Charged In City Heights Shooting That Injured SDPD Officer

May 11
By City News Service

Ignacio Canela, 33, is charged with premeditated attempted murder, evading police and other counts stemming from the 2013 shooting that seriously injured San Diego police Officer Timothy Bell.