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Ebone Monet

Speak City Heights Reporter - Contributor through February 2020

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Ebone Monet is a San Diego native and University of California, Los Angeles graduate. Ebone is veteran journalist who came to KPBS from RTV6 in Indianapolis, Indiana. There she covered major international events such as the Indy 500 and Super Bowl XLVI. She also reported extensively on the Circle City's rising murder rate. Ebone Monet was on the ground reporting as hundreds of people evacuated the Richmond Hill subdivision following a deadly home explosion.

Prior to her work in Indianapolis Ebone was a reporter for KTHV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Some of the major stories she covered included devastating natural disasters, search-and-rescue effort following the 2010 flash floods that killed 20 people in the Ouachita National Forest. In addition Ebone reported on the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak and recovery efforts.

Recent Stories by Ebone Monet

San Diego City Council District Candidates are ...

Residents In San Diego City Council District 9 Speak Their Minds

Jan. 23, 2020
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.

San Diego mayoral debate at Hoover High school,...

Hoover High Students Grill Mayoral Candidates On City Heights Issues

Jan. 21, 2020
By Ebone Monet

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

Gardeners at New Roots Community Farm in San Di...

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

Jan. 20, 2020
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.

Household items that tested positive for lead a...

Thousands Of San Diego Kids Test Positive For Lead

Jan. 15, 2020
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.

Workers preparing for a phone bank campaign to ...

New Call Center Encourages Apprehensive Immigrants To Complete The Census

Jan. 14, 2020
By Ebone Monet

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

A MTS bus is parked during the dedication of a ...

Mayor Faulconer Marks Completion Of Dedicated Bus Lane Along El Cajon Boulevard

Jan. 8, 2020
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

Civic and transit leaders said Wednesday a newly completed three-mile dedicated bus lane along El Cajon Boulevard will reduce traffic congestion and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Gifts on a table at John Marshall Elementary Sc...

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.

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.

A health care worker prepares syringes, includi...

SDSU Student Contracts Mumps, County Sees Spike In Disease

Dec. 12, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Ebone Monet

So far this year, there have been 63 confirmed or probable mumps cases in San Diego, compared to nine cases last year — a sevenfold increase.

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A volunteer part of the effort to count San Die...

Governor Gavin Newsom Joins Volunteers In San Diego's Homeless Count

Jan. 23, 2020
By City News Service

Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Senate President pro tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and 100 volunteers downtown Thursday in a federally mandated effort to count the county's homeless population.