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Local Law Day Event Recognized As Best In The Country

Interim San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan (left) and California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), pose while cutting a cake at the second annual City Heights Law Day event in April 2017. By Tarryn Mento A national professional … Continue reading

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San Diego Resettlement Agency Says It Made Changes After KPBS Investigation

IRC’s Regional Director for U.S. Programs Mireille Cronin Mather, right, speaks with KPBS Reporter Tarryn Mento, Nov. 21, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   A recent KPBS investigation found some refugees resettled in San Diego were at risk of losing their homes because … Continue reading

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Family Business Celebrates 45 Years As ‘A Little Bit Of The Country’ In The City

Sam Tall, right, looks on as his father, Bill Tall, speaks about launching City Farmers Nursery, Nov. 16, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   When most high school students would be worried about homework, Bill Tall was launching a business. He … Continue reading

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City Heights Nearly Tops List Of Hottest Zip Codes For County Home Sales

A sign in the front yard of a City Heights house indicates that the home will soon be on the market, Nov. 6, 2017. | Photo by Matthew Bowler By Tarryn Mento The backyard of Tracy King’s rental property in … Continue reading

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City Adds Forums For Police Chief Search But Critics Not Satisfied

A San Diego Police Department vehicle, December 11, 2010. By City News Service, Tarryn Mento   City of San Diego officials released Wednesday a revised schedule of public meetings designed to get input on its national search to replace retiring … Continue reading

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New Protected Bikeway Connects Mid-City To Mission Valley

By Andrew Bowen, Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh Bicyclists ride on the SR-15 commuter bikeway between Kensington and Mission Valley, Aug. 30, 2017. State and local transportation officials on Wednesday opened a mile-long protected bike lane alongside SR-15, creating a safer … Continue reading

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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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