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Ebone Monet

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Ebone Monet is a San Diego native and University of California, Los Angeles graduate. Ebone is veteran journalist who comes 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.

Ebone says she brings curiosity and compassion to all of her reports.

Recent Stories by Ebone Monet

City Heights' home for sale.

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

Nov. 15
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.

A vacant building nicknamed the

Blighted City Heights Property Has A New Lease On Life

Nov. 12
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
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
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
By Ebone Monet

People are encouraged to take part in CicloSDias, an open-street, car-free celebration of cycling and community.

San Diego Continuing Education Students selecte...

Public Support of San Diego Promise Gives Adult Students A Second Chance

Oct. 23
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.

Imam Taha Hassane, Director of the Islamic Cent...

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

Oct. 17
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
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.

Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa, June 23...

Sharp Memorial Launches Geriatric Trauma Program

Sept. 20
By Ebone Monet

As the senior population continues to grow in San Diego County, Sharp Memorial Hospital has developed a new geriatric trauma program specifically tailored to meet the needs of older patients.

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'The Great Believers' Author Rebecca Makkai Headlines One Book Event

Sept. 19
By Ebone Monet

The event will take place on Thursday at Balboa Theatre. It will feature a discussion on the fight against AIDS in San Diego along with a performance by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus.

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