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On Human Rights Day, San Diegans Rally For Refugee Rights

By Megan Burks Human Rights Day was Thursday, and hundreds of San Diegans seized the opportunity to draw attention to the contributions and needs of refugees in the region. The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans organized a 5 p.m. rally … Continue reading

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Crawford High Pilots Halal School Lunches

Crawford High School in City Heights has been piloting a new lunch menu to reach out to its Muslim students. Once a week, students can pick up a special halal meal. | Video Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Walk … Continue reading

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Glass Pool Enclosure at New YMCA Poses Problem for Muslim Swimmers

Muslim women on the United Women’s East Africa Support Team tour the aquatics center at the Copley-Price Family YMCA Jan. 19, 2015. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Imagine a greenhouse. Glass on all sides. A glass barrel … Continue reading

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Photos: Eid al-Fitr in City Heights

A City Heights Muslim woman prepares to create a henna design on the hands of a close family member on July 28, 2014. In preparation for Eid al-Fitr, women clean and decorate their homes with vibrant colors and adorn their … Continue reading

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Long Summer Days Challenging for San Diego Muslims Fasting for Ramadan

The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. | Photo Credit: Hodja, FLICKR By Megan Burks San Diego Muslims began fasting from sunup to sundown Saturday for Ramadan. The Islamic holy month follows the lunar … Continue reading

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Muslim Residents Call for Halal School Lunches

School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines. | Video Credit: … Continue reading

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San Diego Welcomes First Muslim Fraternity

By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Click here to listen to the full Midday Edition interview The days of the Animal House fraternity miught be over, in most cases. But Greek life on campus can still get rowdy. … Continue reading

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YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

With summer now in full swing, San Diegans are heading to beaches and pools to cool off and get exercise. But for East-African women in City Heights, taking a dip isn’t so easy. Many of them are Muslim and can’t … Continue reading

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