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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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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.

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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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City Heights Mini Park Neighbors Celebrate Clean Park, Curfew

June 14
By Priya Sridhar

Residents of City Heights and city officials celebrated the one month anniversary of a city-imposed curfew at the Mini Park.

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City Heights Coworking Space Strives To Help Entrepreneurs

June 12
By Priya Sridhar

Coworking is a relatively new concept that is getting more popular around the world, including in San Diego.

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San Diego Police Should Change Hiring Practices To Increase Diversity, Citizens Group Says

June 11
By Priya Sridhar

A new report on the San Diego Police Department outlines ways to increase diversity on the force.

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Former Chargers Player Leads City Heights Football Team To National Victory

May 30
By Priya Sridhar

The Balboa Raiders have been playing football in City Heights for more than 50 years.

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City Heights Slated For 'Opportunity Zone' Development, But Some Residents Fear Gentrification

May 29
By Priya Sridhar

City Heights is now home to a federal program that gives tax breaks for building in economically distressed areas, but some residents fear it will lead to increased housing costs.

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City Heights Students Are Mixed On New SAT 'Adversity Scores'

May 23
By Priya Sridhar

Many colleges and universities will get more than just your typical SAT score to determine next year's incoming freshman class. A new score is supposed to give schools more context about a student's background.

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Pilot Bus-Only Lanes Coming To City Heights And North Park

May 17
By Priya Sridhar

Plans for a bus-only lane on a three-mile stretch of El Cajon Boulevard in North Park and City Heights are moving forward. Officials hope they will improve the speed and reliability of public transit.

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San Diego Landlords Could Face Historic Rent Control Legislation

May 13
By Priya Sridhar

A bill that could limit rent increases in California is one step closer to becoming law.

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San Diego Exploring New Storage Facility For Homeless In City Heights

May 10
By Priya Sridhar

The city of San Diego is planning to open a new storage facility for homeless people in City Heights. The city already funds a similar storage facility in Sherman Heights.

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Youth Survey Shows Perception Of Safety, Police And Educators

May 10
By Priya Sridhar

Young people in City Heights have come together to survey other youth in their community. They say it's an effort to dispel stereotypes about their neighborhood.

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Little Saigon Welcomes Visitors For Art, Food And Tours

April 26
By Priya Sridhar

Little Saigon will be welcoming visitors on April 27 to honor San Diego's Vietnamese American community.

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USC Students Help City Heights With Cultural District Designation

April 25
By Priya Sridhar

City Heights leaders have been working towards applying for a California Cultural District certification from the California Arts Council.

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Rent Nearly Doubles At One City Heights Apartment Complex

April 24
By Priya Sridhar

An apartment complex in City Heights last week told residents their rent will increase 75% to $1,875, forcing residents to look for another place to live.

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'Brotherhood' At Hoover High Helps African American Male Students Succeed

April 23
By Priya Sridhar

Some students say Brothers of Excellence inspires them to give back to their community and possibly mentor younger people in the future.

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Lawmaker Pushes Restorative Justice Awareness To California

April 16
By Priya Sridhar

Students from City Heights pushed San Diego schools to adopt an alternative discipline policy back in 2017. Now a local lawmaker is promoting the change statewide.

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Hoover High Students Organize Peace Conference To Tackle Gun Violence

April 10
By Tarryn Mento

A group of San Diego high school students are hoping 200 of their peers will attend a weekend event focused on addressing the threat of guns in their neighborhoods.

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