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Full Analysis On SDPD Racial Profiling To Be Released By Thanksgiving

Full Analysis On SDPD Racial Profiling To Be Released By Thanksgiving

Oct. 27
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

Researchers reviewed tens of thousands of data cards filled out by San Diego police to figure out whether racial profiling is a problem in San Diego. Preliminary findings were released Wednesday.

City Heights Groups Take Different Approaches To Driving Social Change

City Heights Groups Take Different Approaches To Driving Social Change

Oct. 21
By Tarryn Mento

Two separate events on Saturday aim to tackle issues within the criminal justice system. They both fall on a national day of protest, but the approach is not the same.

City Heights Library Back In Service After Closing For Renovations

City Heights Library Back In Service After Closing For Renovations

Oct. 10
By Tarryn Mento

One of San Diego's busiest library branches reopened its doors after six weeks and more than $300,000 of renovations.

City Heights Residents Look To Their Own Neighbors To Increase Vote...

City Heights Residents Look To Their Own Neighbors To Increase Voter Turnout

Oct. 7
By Tarryn Mento

Residents will complete training with the nonprofit Environmental Health Coalition and knock on their neighbors’ doors to encourage voters to cast a ballot this November.

San Diego Officials Unveil Safety Fixes At Site Of Hit-And-Run

San Diego Officials Unveil Safety Fixes At Site Of Hit-And-Run

Oct. 7
By City News Service

New bike lanes, crosswalks and medians have been added to 54th Street near Lea Street in the mid-city area.

International Food Market Near City Heights Aims To Launch New Busi...

International Food Market Near City Heights Aims To Launch New Businesses

Oct. 6
By Tarryn Mento

A home to many immigrants and refugees, San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood is known for its diversity. Organizers in the area are tapping into that and launched a new weekly international food market at the edge of the community.

Candidates Flores, Gomez Must Cater To Many Issues In Diverse Distr...

Candidates Flores, Gomez Must Cater To Many Issues In Diverse District 9

Oct. 4
By Tarryn Mento

Ricardo Flores and Georgette Gomez are in a tight battle to represent the diverse district that can roughly be separated into four distinct communities.

Former Tenants Of Derelict Landlord Tossed Into Punishing Rental Ma...

Former Tenants Of Derelict Landlord Tossed Into Punishing Rental Market

Oct. 3
By Megan Burks

In 2015, KPBS and Voice of San Diego uncovered stacks of complaints about gas leaks, sewage backups and other housing problems linked to one San Diego County landlord. Nearly two years later, we checked in with his former tenants and found a new story — about San Diego's housing crisis.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

Atkins' Bill For Medical Interpretation Study, Pilot Program Receiv...

Atkins' Bill For Medical Interpretation Study, Pilot Program Receives Brown's OK

Sept. 26
By Tarryn Mento

The legislation introduced by San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins calls for a study of the current translation services and a pilot program based on that review.

Politifest Features Candidates In San Diego Races

Politifest Features Candidates In San Diego Races

Sept. 23
By Tarryn Mento

Attendees had a chance to brush up on the numerous local and state measures and races at Saturday's Politifest at San Diego State University.

City Heights Event Welcomes Refugees To San Diego

City Heights Event Welcomes Refugees To San Diego

Sept. 22
By Tarryn Mento

As part of a national campaign, the YMCA of San Diego County organized an event in City Heights to help U.S.-born residents and newcomers connect.

Outdoor International Food Market Coming To City Heights

Outdoor International Food Market Coming To City Heights

Sept. 16
By Tarryn Mento

A group of community organizations is turning a lot at El Cajon Boulevard and 44th Street into a future hub for local food vendors.

Bill Supporting Translation Services For Medi-Cal Patients Moves To...

Bill Supporting Translation Services For Medi-Cal Patients Moves To Gov. Brown

Sept. 12
By Tarryn Mento

California may be on its way to bringing translation services to Medi-Cal patients who don’t speak English.

City Heights Commercial Plaza Could See Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

City Heights Commercial Plaza Could See Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

Aug. 31
By Tarryn Mento

The funding program that helped bring Copley-Price YMCA to the San Diego neighborhood could lead to another major project.

San Diego Unified Works To Boost Attendance

San Diego Unified Works To Boost Attendance

Aug. 25
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego schools start class a week earlier this year, and students and education officials are encouraging kids to begin the year on a positive note.

Kenya's Change Of Heart Brings Temporary Relief To San Diego's Soma...

Kenya's Change Of Heart Brings Temporary Relief To San Diego's Somali Population

Aug. 23
By Tarryn Mento

The decision to close the world's largest refugee camp has been put on hold, at least for now. The development is welcome news to San Diego's Somali residents, many of whom have friends and family still at the camp in Kenya.

Bike Valet Pilot Program Coming To City Heights

Bike Valet Pilot Program Coming To City Heights

Aug. 22
By Tarryn Mento

In an effort to foster bike culture, a vacant space on El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue will soon be home to a volunteer-run collective that will serve the area's cyclists.

City Heights YMCA Taps Into Olympic Fervor With Rugby Clinic

City Heights YMCA Taps Into Olympic Fervor With Rugby Clinic

Aug. 20
By Tarryn Mento

The addition of rugby to this year’s Olympic games has brought renewed attention to the sport and now kids can learn the game for free in City Heights.

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Backpacks Help San Diego Refugees Head Back To School

Aug. 19
By Megan Burks

Hundreds of backpacks will go to refugee schoolchildren at a back-to-school celebration Saturday.

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Aug. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Thousands of refugees and immigrants were genitally mutilated as young girls in their home countries. Years later, they can suffer life-threatening medical complications.

Kenyan Refugee Camp Closure Shakes San Diego's Somali Population

Kenyan Refugee Camp Closure Shakes San Diego's Somali Population

Aug. 17
By Tarryn Mento

The news that the complex will close in November has left San Diego's Somali population on edge as the fate of loved ones still living in the complex is unknown.

East African Refugee Goes From City Heights To Olympic Games

East African Refugee Goes From City Heights To Olympic Games

Aug. 11
By Tarryn Mento

You probably know Olympic athletes Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Usain Bolt. But on Friday, you'll want to turn your attention to Team USA’s Charles Jock. The former San Diegan and refugee will compete in the 800-meter race.

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.