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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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Residents In San Diego City Council District 9 Speak Their Minds

Jan. 23
By Ebone Monet

Several are vying to replace San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez in the district that includes City Heights, Kensington and the College Area. Neighborhood residents talk about issues that matter to them.

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Hoover High Students Grill Mayoral Candidates On City Heights Issues

Jan. 21
By Ebone Monet

Questions from the students, who attend the school's Social Justice Academy, focused on issues impacting the City Heights neighborhood.

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AmeriCorps Members Honor MLK At City Heights' New Roots Community Farm

Jan. 20
By Ebone Monet

The micro farm, founded more than a decade ago by members of San Diego's refugee community, is situated on 54th Street in City Heights.

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Thousands Of San Diego Kids Test Positive For Lead

Jan. 15
By Ebone Monet

A state audit has revealed thousands of San Diego children tested positive for lead poisoning and thousands more went untested despite a state mandate.

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New Call Center Encourages Apprehensive Immigrants To Complete The Census

Jan. 14
By Ebone Monet

"Community messengers" in City Heights try to advise immigrants who may not trust or understand the census.

Goodwill Industries of San Diego's City Heights...

Does Your Stuff Really Get A Second Life When You Give It To Goodwill?

Dec. 27, 2019
By Ebone Monet

Consumer culture makes it hard for Goodwill Industries and other second-hand stores to make a dent in the world's waste problem, according to one second-hand expert.

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A Young Brain Tumor Survivor Gets Christmas 'Love' From City Heights Nonprofit

Dec. 24, 2019
By Ebone Monet

Love City Heights, an organization known for its public art projects, surprised the Osuna family with an unexpected gift.

San Diego City Council President Georgette Góme...

Chollas Creek Restoration Project Gets Boost From State

Dec. 23, 2019
By Joe Hong

A $3.5-million grant will help restore the habitat along the creek and provide the residents of park-poor City Heights with more open space.

Inside Kitchens for Good, Dec. 2019.

San Diego Culinary Program Takes On Hunger, Waste And Barriers To Employment

Dec. 19, 2019
By Ebone Monet

A San Diego program sets out to give people dubbed "unemployable" the skills to break a cycle of poverty.

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How San Diego Schools Fight Hunger During The Holidays

Dec. 13, 2019
By Joe Hong

For some students, school meals are a lifeline. What happens during the holiday break?

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The Census Sets Out To Hire Thousands Of People

Dec. 12, 2019
By Ebone Monet

The U.S. Census is rolling out efforts to amp up outreach and education in communities such as City Heights.

Ryan Bros Coffee's new City Heights location, D...

New City Heights Coffee Shop Owners Retain Commitment To Youth

Dec. 10, 2019
By Ebone Monet

City Heights Coffee House changes name and shifts focus from java to youth employment.

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City, Nonprofit Unite To Stave Off Flood-Prone Chollas Creek

Dec. 5, 2019
By Ebone Monet

The city of San Diego and community members monitor a creek known for pollution and flooding.

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Storage Center For Homeless Opens In City Heights

Dec. 2, 2019
By Ebone Monet

The City of San Diego has opened a new storage center in for people experiencing homelessness. City Heights is now the third community to get such a site.

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San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez Talks Impact And Legacy In District 9

Nov. 29, 2019
By Ebone Monet

With Gomez now running for Congress, what does this mean for District 9 which includes City Heights, where some residents say their community is often overlooked?

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City Heights Residents Using 'Get It Done' App To Clean Up Neighborhood

Nov. 27, 2019
By Ebone Monet

So far this year the city has received 21,538 reports from City Heights. That figure is second only to downtown.

City Heights' home for sale.

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

Nov. 15, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.

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

Oct. 17, 2019
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, 2019
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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