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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 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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Effort To Bring Murals To City Heights Taps Youth Artists For Help

April 3
By Tarryn Mento

Teen artists helped produce large-scale paintings as part of an initiative to beautify walls and buildings in the San Diego neighborhood.

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City Heights Coffee House To Put 30 Youth On Career Pathway

April 1
By Tarryn Mento

The nonprofit's mission is to provide job experience and life skills training to young adults who may have trouble finding employment.

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City Heights Hosts First Coffee Crawl

March 28
By Priya Sridhar

City Heights Town Council is organizing a tour of five coffee shops that serve the community.

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Upcoming City Law To Give Low-Income San Diegans More Housing Opportunities

March 27
By Tarryn Mento

Families can wait 10 years to receive a government voucher that helps pay the rent, but some landlords don't accept them. A new city ordinance in San Diego will change that.

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Religious Community Aims To Build Trust Between Police, Public

March 25
By Tarryn Mento

A community event will feature a presentation from law enforcement to explain a new anti-profiling law. The informative session is part of a collaborative project that taps faith-based leaders to help improve the relationships between police and the public.

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Meet The Man Helping To Shelter Mid-City's Homeless

March 20
By Tarryn Mento

A new homeless outreach coordinator serving City Heights and North Park is part of an experimental project to bring support to the area's homeless population.

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San Diego City Council OK’s Curfew At City Heights Park

March 18
By Tarryn Mento

Community members claim the City Heights Square Mini Park is home to illegal activity that is disturbing residents at a nearby facility for seniors.

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Class Aims To Keep City Heights Bike Riders Safe On Dangerous Streets

March 15
By Tarryn Mento

The monthly course at the YMCA location near City Heights provides instruction in a classroom and on the road.

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San Diego Unified To Improve Maintenance Process After Heating System Outage

March 6
By Tarryn Mento

The changes, detailed in a memo to the school board, come after KPBS reported on a heating system outage at a City Heights school that took more than four weeks to fully fix.

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Taboo Topic Of Domestic Violence To Be Center Stage At San Diego Library Performance

March 5
By Tarryn Mento

"The Fire In Me" tells the story of a domestic violence victim and is based on real experiences from members of San Diego’s Filipino community.

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Why It Took A Month To Fix The Heating System For These City Heights Classrooms

March 1
By Tarryn Mento

Teachers say the outage that affected 15 classrooms at a local San Diego middle school went on too long. The district says it offered heaters and a warm space as alternatives while it worked on the issue.

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Board OKs Curfew At City Heights Park After Community Complaints

Feb. 22
By Tarryn Mento

A local board gave preliminary OK to close a City Heights mini-park at night. Community members say the park is causing problems for a neighboring seniors facility.

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City Heights Seniors Want Park Curfew After Alleged Crimes Leave Them Fearful

Feb. 20
By Tarryn Mento

Management and residents at a senior apartment facility say a public park next door is drawing criminal activity that's affecting the building's tenants.

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San Diego Advocate Earns Fellowship, Grant Funds For Work Supporting Immigrants

Feb. 13
By Tarryn Mento

Nonprofit founder Ramla Sahid earned a fellowship from a California foundation that included a $250,000 grant.

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New Outreach Coordinator To Bring One-On-One Support To Mid City Homeless

Feb. 8
By Tarryn Mento

Groups in two San Diego neighborhoods teamed up to create a new role that assists people living on the area's streets.

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City Heights High Schoolers Are Prepping To Become Your Next Doctor

Feb. 4
By Tarryn Mento

An initiative provides on-the-job training to students from disadvantaged communities in the hopes of boosting their wellness and leading them toward a career in health care.