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Who’s the Establishment Candidate in San Diego Council District 9?

By Megan Burks The neighborhoods that make up San Diego’s City Council District 9 have stark differences. Low-income residents in City Heights and Southcrest share their council member with upper-middle class residents in Kensington and the College Area. The four … Continue reading

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Could All-Latino Slate Motivate Higher Voter Turnout in City Heights?

By Claire Trageser For years, one wealthy and mostly white San Diego neighborhood has effectively decided who represents an entire City Council district — a district that’s 50 percent Latino. The Kensington neighborhood wields the power in District 9 because … Continue reading

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San Diego’s ‘Latino Empowerment District’ Could Get Its First Latino Rep

By Megan Burks In 2011, San Diego redrew its City Council districts and carved out a so-called “Latino Empowerment District.” The new line around City Heights, Kensington, the College Area and parts of southeastern San Diego netted a slight Latino … Continue reading

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California Counts: Mobilizing The State’s Refugee Voters

Mariam Ali, a Somali refugee who lives in San Diego’s Teralta neighborhood, pours olive oil into a pot for alfredo sauce, Feb. 26, 2016. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks People up and … Continue reading

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Kensington and Teralta: Close in Distance, Miles Apart in Voter Turnout

El Cajon Boulevard divides the Kensington and Teralta neighborhoods in San Diego, Feb. 9, 2016. | Photo Credit: Claire Trageser By Claire Trageser and Megan Burks San Diego’s El Cajon Boulevard and its four lanes of traffic doesn’t look like … Continue reading

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Groups Working to Get San Diegans to Vote Tuesday

By Megan Burks One group of volunteers says it has knocked on 20,000 doors in San Diego County this campaign season. They’re not campaign staffers asking for residents’ votes. They’re just asking residents to vote. More than 400 volunteers for … Continue reading

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Video: School Board Candidate Bill Ponder at Politifest

By Dagny Salas Three of the five seats on the San Diego Unified school board are on the ballot in November so we invited the candidates in the races for one big debate at Politifest, moderated by VOSD investigative reporter Will Carless. Check … Continue reading

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Emerald Now Lone Candidate for District 9

By Megan Burks The race for the District 9 City Council seat was whittled down to a single candidate Wednesday after Georgette Gómez told San Diego News Room she would no longer run for the position. That leaves current District … Continue reading

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Field Guide: What the RTP Means for City Heights Riders and Drivers

By Megan Burks [Editor’s Note: Field Guide is a weekly email bringing you the news, explainers and action items needed to navigate your changing community. Click here to subscribe.] FIELD GUIDE TOOLBOX Assembly Bill 32 Law passed in 2006 that … Continue reading

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Letter: What I Want to See in a District 9 Representative

By Samantha Ollinger Samantha Ollinger is the editor of BikeSD.org and lives in the Fairmount Village neighborhood of City Heights. I want the next District 9 representative to be someone who understands the importance of providing the residents with equitable … Continue reading

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