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Stories by Megan Burks

In Mission Trails, San Diego River 'Looks Like A River For Once'

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Visitors watched a swollen San Diego River flow through Mission Trails Regional Park Thursday as crews cleared rock and mud.

Cold Snap Tests San Diego's 'Tentless' Winter Homeless Strategy

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The city replaced its homeless tents in Barrio Logan and the Midway District this year with a year-round program and extra emergency beds at St. Vincent De Paul. The plan got a slow start Monday as rain moved into the region.

City Heights Embraces Its Small Markets

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The City Heights neighborhood of San Diego has long been considered a food desert with its sparse supermarkets. But residents are working to make it an oasis of well-stocked corner markets.

On Human Rights Day, San Diegans Rally For Refugee Rights

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Refugees and refugee advocates plan to gather downtown Thursday "to stand up against hateful rhetoric" and ask elected leaders to welcome those seeking asylum.

City Heights Program Works To Get Kids To School On Time

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The program places social work interns on school campuses so they can intervene when absences start to pile up.

San Diego Arts Nonprofit To Confront Migrant Debate With Airport Mural

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Travelers at Lindbergh Field will soon come face-to-face with 50 refugees and immigrants living in San Diego through a mural by The AjA Project.

How A San Diego Charter School Beat The Odds

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America's Finest Charter School was the top performing underprivileged school in California on standardized tests last year. We wanted to know why and found out ex-Superintendent Alan Bersin's methods get the credit.

UCLA: As Suspensions Dropped, California Students Performed Better

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A new study begins to debunk fears that school discipline reform would result in rowdy classrooms and poor learning environments. Plus, we lay out the suspension trend district-by-district for San Diego County.

On The Syllabus For San Diego Students, Police: How To Communicate

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County and school officials hope to expand a pilot program that brought together students and police for conflict resolution training.

San Diego Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment In Safety Net Programs By 2020

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Community groups and public employees are calling on San Diego County to get more eligible residents enrolled in CalFresh and CalWORKS.

San Diego Unified Expands Halal School Lunch Program

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The district has also increased interpretation services to help refugee and immigrant parents in meetings with teachers and administrators.

Cornel West To Discuss Race, Policing In Southeastern San Diego

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The event continues the discussion around a controversial gang conspiracy law used to jail several men from the neighborhood.

City Heights Residents Create Roving Senior Center

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Federal funding for senior services hasn't kept up with inflation thanks to stalled legislation. As their Baby Boomer neighbors age, a group of City Heights residents aren't waiting for lawmakers to catch up.

Prop. 47 A Year Later: 12K Petitions Processed, 24K Pending In San Diego

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Wednesday marks one year since California voters approved Proposition 47. The measure made some low-level felonies misdemeanors in an effort to reform the criminal justice system.

San Diego Responds To Calls For Safety Fixes At Fatal Hit-And-Run Site

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City engineers may extend an existing resurfacing project on 54th Street to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Release Of San Diego Police Racial Profiling Analysis Delayed

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Councilwoman Marti Emerald wants to release the three-stage study in full despite an existing plan to release information as it becomes available.

San Diego School Scores Highest Among Low-Income Schools On State Test

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A charter school in San Diego's Mid-City area is getting top honors for its performance on California's new Common Core-aligned standardized test.

Report: Early Intervention Key To Keeping San Diego County Kids Out Of Gangs

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Ramped up preventative efforts and early interventions are needed to bring down the number of San Diego County youths joining gangs because parental disapproval alone may not be enough, according to a report released Monday by the San Diego Association of Governments.

Audit Details Little Accountability For Dangerous Housing Conditions In San Diego

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Residents dealing with unsafe housing conditions were likely to receive the same treatment as those complaining about messy yards, according to an audit of San Diego's Code Enforcement Division released Thursday.

Mid-City Residents Want Safety Fixes At Fatal Hit-And-Run Site

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The San Diego street where investigators believe multiple drivers struck a Mid-City teen lacks sidewalks and a bike lane.

City Heights Park Nears Completion

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Charles Lewis III Memorial Park has been in the works for about a decade.

San Diego Launches Mobile Breast Exam Unit

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Bringing mammograms to the people who need them – that's the goal of a mobile mammography coach launched Monday in City Heights.

California Working To Bring Interpreters To Civil Courtrooms

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California has long provided interpreters to defendants in criminal court, but not always for those in civil court.

San Diego Public Safety Costs Steady Despite High State Corrections Spending

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A study out this week says California's public safety realignment program hasn't resulted in the savings lawmakers wanted.

Long-Time Mid-City Business To Become San Diego's Next Coworking Space

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The owners of the Lafayette Hotel plan to bring businesses, restaurants and events to the O'Connor's Church Goods building.

San Diego Latinos Urged To Register On National Voter Registration Day

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

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

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

San Diego County Clears Hurdle For Ex-Offenders — A Lack Of ID

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San Diego County is partnering with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide identification cards to people getting out of jail.

Imperial County Sees Chance To Bring Addiction Treatment 'Into Modern Times'

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Not much has changed in substance abuse treatment since "Alcoholics Anonymous" was published in 1939. Now doctors are hailing a change in the way Medicaid approaches addiction, saying it could bring the field back into the medical fold.

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

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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.

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

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

San Diego Campus Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

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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.

Southeastern San Diego To Get New Playground

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The golden shovels were out Tuesday to break ground on a playground in the Mountain View neighborhood of San Diego.

City Heights Wants Place In San Diego Streetscape Tradition

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

San Diego Police Dispute Allegations It Misused Facial Recognition Technology

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

San Diego Police Chief Promises More Diverse Force, More Supervision

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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members Wednesday that her department has implemented 21 out of 40 recommendations so far that came out of a federal audit in March after a spate of San Diego police misconduct.

San Diego Police Chief To Present Progress On Federal Audit Recommendations

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

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

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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.

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

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

El Cajon Boulevard Night Market Expanding

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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.

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

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

City Heights Residents Celebrate Groundbreaking Of Transit Project

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

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

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

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

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

Domestic Violence Victim's Family Funds Programs For San Diego County Kids

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Kathy Scharbarth was killed in 2011 by an ex-boyfriend. Now her family is reaching out to other victims of domestic violence.

San Diego Police Give Inside Look At Training To Deter Racial Profiling

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For the first time, the San Diego Police Department is showing the public how it trains against racial profiling. A resident from southeastern San Diego went through the training and shared the experience.

World Refugee Day Event Moves To A Changing El Cajon

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The majority of refugees coming to the San Diego region now settle in El Cajon.

San Diego Faith Leaders React To Charleston Shooting

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Pastors urge San Diegans to think beyond race following the shooting death of parishioners at one of the nation's oldest black churches.

Using 'Darkness' To Shed Light On Racial Profiling Claims

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San Diego State researchers are using a "Veil of Darkness" to examine claims of police racial profiling.

San Diego Committee Considers Loosening Tobacco Restrictions, Adding E-Cigarette Rules

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Rules prohibiting tobacco sales near schools, libraries and parks could soon be lifted in the city of San Diego. But the looser restrictions would come with tighter regulation of e-cigarettes.