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Tweet City Heights: City Leaders Reaffirm Promise of Free Youth Transit

By Megan Burks City Leaders Reaffirm Promise of Free Youth Transit Mayor Bob Filner and City Councilwoman Marti Emerald reaffirmed their pledge Saturday to launch a pilot program that would provide City Heights youth with free transit passes. Both leaders … Continue reading

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Emerald Calls for a ‘Frank Discussion’ on Park Shortage

By Megan Burks Council President Todd Gloria has convened a new committee on infrastructure. It held its first meeting Monday. Committee Chairman and District 5 Councilman Mark Kersey laid out his plans for the committee last week; they center on … Continue reading

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City Heights ‘Can Live With’ Transportation Committee Assignment

By Megan Burks City Council voted last week to approve Mayor Bob Filner and Council President Todd Gloria’s SANDAG committee recommendations. At stake in the vote were assignments to the regional planning agency’s committees on everything from the border to … Continue reading

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Murdered Taxi Driver’s Daughter Advocates for Cab Cameras

Driving a taxi is a notoriously dangerous profession. It’s been a little over a year since two taxi drivers in the San Diego region were killed in robberies. Yet, in that time progress on safety improvements for cabs has stalled. … Continue reading

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A Voting Power Gap in District 9

Marti Emerald got her strongest support from high-turnout, white-majority areas while Mateo Camarillo received the most backing from low-turnout, Latino-majority areas. | Map by Keegan Kyle, Voice of San Diego By Keegan Kyle Last year, a city commission redrew San … 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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Camarillo Alleges Emerald Broke City Campaign Law

By Megan Burks District 9 candidate Mateo Camarillo announced today he filed charges with the San Diego Ethics Commission against his opponent, Councilwoman Marti Emerald. Photo Credit: KPBS Camarillo alleges Emerald violated the law barring candidates from using city resources … 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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Residents Call for More Efficient, Affordable Transit

Speaking at a May 12 community forum, City Heights youth and City College student Jobana Castellon says she’s been late to class because of broken-down city buses. By Megan Burks Broken-down buses and costly student fares were just some of … Continue reading

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