Tag Archives: District 9

Camarillo: Big Changes Needed to Keep the American Dream Alive

By Mateo Camarillo Mateo Camarillo ran against Councilwoman Marti Emerald in the race to represent San Diego’s newest district, which is considered a Latino empowerment district. He is an advocate for immigrant rights, a social worker and a business owner.  … Continue reading

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Marti Emerald Wins New District 9 Seat

By KPBS Marti Emerald won the new District 9 seat. The incumbent from District 7 got three-quarters of votes cast, trouncing challenger Mateo Camarillo. Marti Emerald with supporters at Golden Hall on June 5, 2012. | Photo Credit: Lori Lum, … Continue reading

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Voices of the Voters: District 9

At the Wesley United Methodist Church, Bob Monro hams for the camera after receiving his “I Voted” sticker. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Kelly Bennett After spending the lion’s share of today there, I suggest some of the finest … Continue reading

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City Heights Election Guide

By Megan Burks Tomorrow is the first time residents of City Heights will vote as members of the city council’s ninth district. The community and politicos alike will be watching to see, not just who wins, but also what precedent … Continue reading

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In Lieu of Casting Votes, City Heights Teens Get Candidates to Sign Pledge

District 9 candidates Marti Emerald and Mateo Camarillo pledge to bring more youth job opportunities to City Heights. | Photo Courtesy of Adam Ward By Megan Burks Most of the teens at Wednesday’s District 9 candidates forum at Hoover High … Continue reading

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Candidates Square Off Over District 9

Mateo Camarillo, a businessman and longtime social activist in the Latino community, and Marti Emerald, former radio and television investigative reporter and current San Diego City Councilwoman representing District 7, talk to KPBS about their runs for District 9. By … Continue reading

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City Heights, Kensington and Their Surrounding Environs: Explained

By Andrew Donohue The City Council’s Ninth District has four distinctive groups of neighborhoods. There’s City Heights, Kensington/Talmadge, the College Area around San Diego State and three southeastern San Diego neighborhoods — Mount Hope, Southcrest and Mountain View. They all … Continue reading

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City Heights Candidate, Council Reps Get Labor Report Card

By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Peggy Pico and Claire Trageser   Five of the eight members of the San Diego City Council were given failing grades by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council yesterday for their stances on 24 key issues. City … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Guide to Mateo Camarillo

Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Andrew Donohue This isn’t a job that Mateo Camarillo really wanted. If he’d had his way, in fact, he wouldn’t even be a resident of the newest San Diego City Council district. As the Redistricting … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Guide to Marti Emerald

Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Andrew Donohue One thing Marti Emerald wants to make clear: she’s not a carpetbagger. District 9 moved to her; she didn’t move to District 9. When her husband died last year, she said she went … Continue reading

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