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The City Heights neighborhood has long been the first home to newly arrived refugees and immigrants, and boasts a unique blend of African, Asian and Latino cultures.

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High Prices Keeping Home Ownership A Dream For Many City Heights Residents

Nov. 15
By Ebone Monet

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income in City Heights is $40,000, which is less than half of what mortgage professionals estimate is needed to afford a median-priced home in the community.

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Blighted City Heights Property Has A New Lease On Life

Nov. 12
By Ebone Monet

The City Heights Community Development Corp. has plans to turn the 100-year-old "Sally Wong" building into affordable housing.

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City Heights Mortuary Featured In San Diego's Asian Film Festival

Nov. 8
By Ebone Monet

A documentary set in a Vietnamese mortuary in San Diego's City Heights explores the themes of culture, identity and grief.

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City Heights Children Walk Some Dangerous Streets To Trick-Or-Treat

Oct. 31
By Ebone Monet

Halloween is a time of increased pedestrian accidents involving children, and City Heights has some of the most dangerous traffic corridors in San Diego.

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Streets To Close Down In Normal Heights And City Heights For CicloSDias

Oct. 25
By Ebone Monet

People are encouraged to take part in CicloSDias, an open-street, car-free celebration of cycling and community.

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Advocates See Room For Improvement In San Diego's 'Placemaking' Program

Oct. 25
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members last year approved a new placemaking program meant to encourage small-scale community beautification projects. Advocates say the program is an improvement, but that it's still too bureaucratic.

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Public Support of San Diego Promise Gives Adult Students A Second Chance

Oct. 23
By Ebone Monet

San Diego Community College District launches it's first ever day of giving, to expand the San Diego Promise program to more students.

Imam Taha Hassane, Director of the Islamic Cent...

Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime After Teenage Syrian Refugee Beaten On Trolley

Oct. 17
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

Detectives are reviewing video footage that corroborates a teenage Syrian refugee's report of being attacked on a San Diego trolley by a man shouting epithets about the victim's ethnicity, a police spokesman said Thursday.

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City Heights Refugee Youth Harvest Plants, Job Skills

Oct. 16
By Ebone Monet

A program is giving refugee, immigrant, and low-income youth from City Heights job training by teaching them how to farm. But the real goal is to make them hireable.

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San Diego Considers Crackdown On Street Vendors

Sept. 25
By Priya Sridhar

There have been more street vendors around San Diego this year because there are currently no local restrictions on them.

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Ex-San Diego Charter School Teacher Sentenced Two Years for Sex With Student

Sept. 17
By City News Service

Robert Ian Famania, 38, pleaded guilty in June to a single felony count of committing a lewd act on a child.

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City Heights Refugees Cope With Substandard Housing

Sept. 6
By Priya Sridhar

Those hit hardest by San Diego's affordable housing crisis are often from the most vulnerable communities. Some feel they must accept unsanitary living conditions or lose their home.

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City Heights Kids' 2-Hour Trek To Beach Highlights Inequities

Aug. 26
By Priya Sridhar

Countless kids across San Diego County are enjoying their last week at the beach before school starts, but for some getting to the beach can be a long ordeal.

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San Diego Tenants Union Fights For Refugees And Other Low-Income Renters

Aug. 14
By Priya Sridhar

The ongoing housing affordability crisis impacts nearly everyone in California, but few are hit harder than the refugee community.

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Supervisor Fletcher, USD Launch Innovate-Up Business Program

Aug. 13
By City News Service

The Innovate-Up program will leverage roughly $1.5 million in resources from the county and USD to support and invest in local businesses. The program is funded in part by a $300,000 grant from the county to USD's Brink Small Business Development Center.

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San Diego Moves Closer To Revamping Police Watchdog Commission

July 31
By Priya Sridhar

A city council committee Wednesday approved proposed amendments to the city charter would make the oversight board wholly independent and include youth members.

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San Diego Restaurants Work To Comply With New Plastic Straw Ban

July 8
By Priya Sridhar

Earlier this year, San Diego adopted new rules limiting the use of plastic straws and utensils. But, the city has now suspended the enforcement of those rules because it's being sued.

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San Diego Pediatrician Under Investigation For Allegedly Using Dirty Needles On Patients

July 2
By Priya Sridhar

A San Diego pediatrician is under investigation for allegations that he used expired and unauthorized needles from a box that a medical assistant said contained dead insects and what appeared to be rodent droppings.

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City Heights To Host Inaugural Business Expo

June 28
By Priya Sridhar

City Heights will host its inaugural business expo on Saturday, where new or aspiring business owners can find services and resources from local organizations.

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City Chooses Proposed Site For New Homeless Storage Facility In District 9

June 26
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego mayor's office has announced a proposed location for a storage facility to keep belongings for people who are homeless.

Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, a Syrian refugee who arri...

San Diego Celebrates World Refugee Day, While Refugee Resettlement Numbers At Historic Low

June 20
By Priya Sridhar

This year's World Refugee Day coincided with a new report from the International Rescue Committee, a global non-profit dedicated to refugee resettlement.

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City Heights Leaders Fight For Five Years For Mural In Teralta Park

June 18
By Priya Sridhar

A handful of community leaders and residents have gathered in City Heights every few weeks for five years to try to get a mural painted in their neighborhood.

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$44 Million Mid-City Bus Rapid Transit Route Is Slower Than Route It Replaced

June 18
Lauren J. Mapp / inewsource

Federal and local taxes paid $44 million for a bus rapid transit route from San Diego State University to downtown that is slower on average than the route it replaced, according to an inewsource analysis.

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City Heights Activists Call For More Regulation Of Billboards Advertising Marijuana

June 18
By Priya Sridhar

Activists and community leaders from City Heights want more regulation of billboards advertising marijuana.

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City To Launch Annual Portable Pool Program At City Heights Recreation Center

June 17
By City News Service

The city of San Diego will launch its annual portable pool program at the City Heights Recreation Center Monday to offer free swimming and water safety lessons to children.

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