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D9 Looks to Alpha Project for Homeless Outreach

San Diego’s homeless epidemic has become more noticeable in City Heights

By Brian Myers San Diego’s homeless epidemic has become more noticeable in City Heights. Bikes carrying trailers of belongings are parked outside the City Heights Library and groups of people with bedding and bags sleep under trees at the Officer … Continue reading

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More Cabbies — And New Apps — Enter San Diego Market

Cabdriver Adane Anjulo thanks San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald on July 14, 2015 for her work reforming the taxi industry. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks It’s been six months since San Diego began issuing new taxi permits … Continue reading

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Release of San Diego Police Racial Profiling Analysis Delayed

By Megan Burks San Diegans concerned about police racial profiling will have to wait eight more months for the results of an independent study on the San Diego Police Department. Councilwoman Marti Emerald announced Wednesday she’s postponing a report promised … Continue reading

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City Heights Gets $3.1M Grant to Renovate YMCA Building

Councilwoman Marti Emerald speaks at a press conference announcing a state grant to renovate a building in City Heights, Aug. 3, 2015. | Photo Credit: Matt Bowler By Matt Bowler A major step toward providing a new recreation center in … Continue reading

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Taxi Lawsuit Still Pending As Officials Hand Out First New Permit

Cabdriver Adane Anjulo thanks San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald on July 14, 2015 for her work reforming the taxi industry. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks A car lift in the Barrio Logan trolley yards hoists about 1,000 … Continue reading

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Councilwoman Marti Emerald: ‘It’s Time To Step Aside’

Video Credit: Nicholas McVicker, KPBS By Claire Trageser When San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald first ran for office in 2008, she saw it as switching from one form of advocacy to another. She’d spent 22 years as an investigative … Continue reading

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San Diego to Loosen Tobacco Restrictions, Add E-Cigarette Rules

By Megan Burks The city of San Diego’s Public Safety Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a new tobacco ordinance. It would lift a 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools, playgrounds and other youth-oriented facilities that prohibits retailers from selling … Continue reading

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Cab Companies Sue Over Move To Open San Diego’s Taxi Market

Credit: Flickr / Leandro Neumann Ciuffo By Megan Burks A coalition of cab companies has filed a legal complaint against the Metropolitan Transit System, asking for an injunction on efforts to open the taxi market. Beginning April 1, the number … Continue reading

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San Diego Council Members to Mayor: Make Our Neighborhoods a Budget Priority

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City Heights | Photo Credit: Katie Schoolov, KPBS By Megan Burks And so it begins. The city of San Diego kicked off its six-month-long budget process Wednesday, and council members representing neighborhoods south of Interstate 8 were first up at … Continue reading

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Civic San Diego to Draft Community Benefits Policy for City Heights

Reese Jarrett talks with Myrtle Cole on a vacant lot at Euclid and Hilltop Drive July 25, 2014 | Photo Credit: Nic McVicker, KPBS By Megan Burks A City Council committee that seemed bent on adding government oversight to San … Continue reading

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