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State Looks To Local Organizations For Help Counting All Californians In 2020 Census

Sept. 10
By Tarryn Mento

The state effort comes amid new challenges posed by the upcoming federal survey.

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Mid-City Program That Addresses School-To-Prison Pipeline Looks To Expand

Aug. 29
By Tarryn Mento

Organizers behind a limited program that steers youth offenders away from detention are exploring expanding to other communities.

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Little Saigon To Get Cultural Landmark Sign On I-15 Freeway

Aug. 27
By Tarryn Mento

The Legislature is expected to push forward a plan to direct motorists from the freeway to the Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood.

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How City Heights Is Trying To Protect Its Multicultural Roots

Aug. 21
By Tarryn Mento

City Heights groups want to tap a state tool to protect the community's residents and businesses in the face of San Diego's booming housing market and looming gentrification.

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Taco-Centric Fiesta Highlights Diversity In City Heights

Aug. 13
By Tarryn Mento and Mika Kanke / Media Arts Center of San Diego

Tacos, culture and community — that’s the focus of the monthly Fiesta on the Avenue event in the Mid-City neighborhood.

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Literacy Camp Brings Books And Animals To City Heights Kids

Aug. 10
By Katie Schoolov

City Heights children met some new furry and scaly friends at the Weingart Library Friday, in a program designed to keep kids interested in reading during summer vacation.

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State Still Seeking Vendor For Medical Interpretation Study Nearly Two Years Later

Aug. 9
By Tarryn Mento

A law passed in September 2016 calls for the study of current medical interpreter requirements and suggestions for pilot projects.

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Rady Seeking Volunteer Interpreters To Expand Health Education Program

July 23
By Tarryn Mento

Organizers are looking for support from bilingual speakers to expand an initiative that provides wellness instruction to parents and young kids.

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First African-American Commander US Navy Aircraft Carrier Honored In San Diego

July 3
By Jade Hindmon

San Diego County’s Urban League hosted a salute to African-American military leaders. One of those leaders, who made naval history, is retired Admiral Larry Cleveland Chambers. He commanded the USS Midway.

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San Diego Councilwoman Puts Stricter Control Over Housing Commission On Back Burner

July 2
By Claire Trageser

San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez had planned to ask her colleagues on the council to take more authority over the San Diego Housing Commission, but now those plans are at least temporarily on hold.

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Community Mural Initiative Continues At City Heights Convenience Store

June 22
By Tarryn Mento

The bare brick wall of a 7-Eleven store will soon be adorned with colorful artwork as part of a community-led project to beautify a San Diego neighborhood's main avenue.

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His Parents Were Deported Two Weeks Before College, Now He’s A UC San Diego Graduate

June 18
By Megan Burks

Leon Sanchez Reyes is one of an untold number of students who straddle the U.S.-Mexico border — caught between two worlds amid stepped-up immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump and, before him, President Barack Obama.

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Jewelry, Coffee And Women Empowerment At City Heights Boutique

June 8
By Tarryn Mento and Brian Myers / Media Arts Center of San Diego

Entrepreneurship can bring a lot of rewards, but it also requires a lot of risk. A City Heights-based program is uniting low-income immigrant women to overcome the fear of that risk.

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Nonprofit Makes Final Push To Boost Voter Turnout In City Heights

June 5
By Megan Burks

Since April, volunteers and community organizers have contacted thousands of City Heights residents in an effort to increase voter turnout there.

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Aero Club Owner Finds Home For Second Bar In City Heights

May 28
By Tarryn Mento

The owner of a popular uptown whiskey bar has launched a new place alongside longtime businesses in the immigrant community.

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Effort Launches To Mobilize Vietnamese Voters In San Diego

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

Viet Vote aims to boost civic engagement among San Diego’s Vietnamese community, one of the largest in the country.

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Fact Check: DA Candidate's Campaign Claims Supporting Opponent A 'Threat' To Public Safety

May 17
By Tarryn Mento

The campaign for Summer Stephan, interim San Diego County District Attorney, is behind a recently launched website that claims supporting DA candidate Geneviéve Jones-Wright is a threat to public safety.

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San Diego Immigrants Examine Past Challenges To Help Future Newcomers

May 14
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit program is asking the public to contribute ideas for making San Diego more welcoming to immigrants.

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San Diego Coalition Seeks Public Input To Improve Newcomer Experience

May 7
By Tarryn Mento

While the national immigration debate largely focuses on how a person enters the country, a local effort is examining the process after immigrants arrive, and it's tapping the public for help.

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International Museum In San Diego Looks Local For Latest Multicultural Offering

May 3
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego’s museums showcase artwork and artifacts from around the world, but curators at the Mingei International Museum didn't have to travel far for its upcoming demonstration.

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San Diego District Attorney's Race Pits Public Defender Against County's Interim Prosecutor

May 2
By Tarryn Mento

A veteran prosecutor serving as interim District Attorney is running against a deputy public defender seeking change.

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San Diego City Council Committee Hears Suggestions To Address Housing Crisis

April 18
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

The San Diego City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee hosted discussions Wednesday intended to alleviate the city's affordable housing challenges.

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City Heights Coffee House Grows From Cart To Storefront

April 16
By Tarryn Mento

The nonprofit focuses on employing youth, immigrants and others who may face difficulties finding a job.

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Potential Fair Housing Violations You May Not Know About

April 11
By Tarryn Mento

Facebook and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 are decades away from each other, but the two were referenced in the same breath Tuesday when a U.S. senator questioned the tech company's CEO.

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City Heights Youth Garden Helps Grow Job Skills

April 6
By Kris Arciaga

Students are growing more than vegetables and fruits at Second Chance Youth Garden in City Heights, which offers them a chance to explore careers and develop job skills.

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