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Stories by Melaina Spitzer

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San Diego Migrant Shelter Treats Sick Families Coming Out Of Custody

July 10
By Melaina Spitzer

Lice, chickenpox and the flu are some of the ailments migrant families suffer from when they arrive at the temporary migrant shelter in San Diego.

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Mixed Reactions For New Dockless Scooter Regulations In San Diego

July 2
By Melaina Spitzer

This week new regulations go into effect for dockless scooters in San Diego.

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Teens Transcend Their Challenges Through Dance

June 28
By Melaina Spitzer

transcenDANCE wants to teach teenagers to dance and take pride in themselves.

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12 San Diego Beaches On Heal The Bay's Honor Roll

June 26
By Melaina Spitzer

The environmental group Heal the Bay published its annual report card with a mixed review for San Diego’s beaches.

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Arizona Mistrial Creates Legal Uncertainty For San Diego Border Groups

June 14
By Melaina Spitzer

In Arizona, the Scott Warren case resulted in a mistrial on Tuesday after jurors couldn’t decide whether it was a crime for Warren to help migrants. In San Diego, humanitarian groups worry they could be targeted by federal officials also.

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San Diego Nonprofit Takes On Student Housing Crisis

May 28
By Melaina Spitzer

The director of the "Wesley House" at SDSU says there are currently more than 3,000 unsheltered students at San Diego State University, and the problem is even worse at community colleges.

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Business Accelerator Will Support Southeast San Diego

May 21
By Melaina Spitzer

The CONNECT ALL Business Accelerator held it’s official Grand Opening Monday at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in Southeast San Diego. The accelerator aims to create more business opportunities in San Diego’s underserved communities.