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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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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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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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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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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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Where Being Able to Vote (and Cross the Street) Is a Big Deal

Ernestina Diaz has lived in the United States for 34 years and is studying to take the citizenship test. She hopes to be able to vote by November. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Andrew Donohue The story of Ernestina … Continue reading

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