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Study Of California’s Medical Interpretation Services Still Mired In Process

Eric Le talks to reporters at San Diego City Hall about the need for more medical translators in San Diego County, June 9, 2014. By Tarryn Mento Nearly a year after the governor approved studying California’s medical interpretation services, state … Continue reading

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New Science Program Brings City Heights Students To Cabrillo National Monument

A sign for Cabrillo National Monument sits at the entrance of the park in Point Loma, Aug. 10, 2017. By Susan Murphy   Hundreds of 7th grade students in City Heights will have a unique opportunity this year to become … Continue reading

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How Community Members Can Help Their Neighbors Thwart Chronic Diseases

Trinidad Wilkinson holds a prop decorated in graduation paraphernalia while posing with her community health worker program certifications, Aug. 4, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   When you are looking for advice, you likely turn to those closest to you. That’s … Continue reading

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Refugee Families Forced To Move; Too Many Living In Their Apartments

Saadia Hamdard sits on the couch in her family’s two-bedroom apartment in El Cajon, Aug. 1, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   Three large refugee families that a local nonprofit helped resettle at an El Cajon apartment complex are being asked … Continue reading

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Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

Daliya Ali’s oldest son looks up from peeking into the refrigerator in his family’s two-bedroom El Cajon apartment, July 25, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   The inside of Mostafa Inezan’s two-bedroom apartment in El Cajon was a standard white-walled, brown-carpeted … Continue reading

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Volunteers Bring ‘Free Food Park’ To City Heights

Sam Tall (center), from City Farmers Nursery, helps children set up planters for Eat San Diego’s free food park in City Heights on July 29, 2017. The park is on El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue. By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael … Continue reading

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City Heights Group Proposes Restorative Program In SD Unified Schools

The outside of the Board of Education building for the San Diego Unified School District is shown in this photo, March 24, 2016. By Tarryn Mento The San Diego Unified School District’s Board of Education will vote Tuesday on a conflict resolution … Continue reading

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Nonprofit, School Board Invest $15 Million In Scientific Future Of City Heights Students

A view from a community park overlooks construction of Ocean Discovery Institute’s Living Lab near Manzanita Canyon in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood, April 24, 2017. By Tarryn Mento By the beginning of next school year, students in one of … Continue reading

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Early Study Results Show High Rates Of Anxiety Among Syrian Refugee Kids

Parents pick up their children at Naranca Elementary in El Cajon, Oct. 5, 2016. The school is one of many in the San Diego suburb that has received an influx of Syrian refugees. By Tarryn Mento Syrian refugee children arriving … Continue reading

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A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego’s Densest Neighborhoods

A newly constructed foot bridge can be seen from the top of the 47th Street Canyon in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood, April 14, 2017 By Tarryn Mento San Diego County is known for its natural attractions and hiking excursions. … Continue reading

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