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New Police Captain Says He’s Going ‘Home’ To Mid City

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman poses next to Capt. Thomas Underwood (second from left) with his family and Executive Assistant Chief Todd Jarvis (far right) at a ceremony marking his promotion, March 2017. By Tarryn Mento “A lot of … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Near Dangerous City Heights Intersection Could See Upgrades This Summer

By Tarryn Mento A dangerous City Heights intersection where a young skateboarder was killed in a hit-and-run accident last fall could see safety upgrades this summer. Activists have lobbied city officials for a new sidewalk along 54th Street near Chollas … Continue reading

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New School Discipline Program Has Fans and Results, But Few Participating Schools

Hoover High, one of the few schools with a restorative justice program, reduced the amount of student suspensions from 321 in 2013-2014 to only 58 the next school year. | Photo Credit: Dustin Michelson, Voice of San Diego By Rachel Evans … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Plea for Safety Improvements On 54th Street

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Last October, Veronica Cortez’s son Jonathan was killed on 54th Street near Lea Street. He was skateboarding to his father’s house when he was struck by multiple drivers. … Continue reading

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Youth Reclaim Public Space From Gangs With Mural

By The AjA Project In partnership with the Karen Organization, The AjA Project ran a nine-month program with young Southeast Asian refugee women called Photographers for Change (P4C). During the program, 15 Karen participants, ages 13 to 18 years old,in … Continue reading

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San Diego Leaders, Nonprofits And Schools Meeting This Week On Restorative Justice

By Megan Burke and Tom Fudge San Diego County government agencies, non-profits and schools are coming together on Feb. 26 for a summit on restorative justice, an alternative to traditional law enforcement practices. “Everyone who gets handcuffed does not necessarily … Continue reading

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California Bill Would Restore Mental Health Funding in Elementary Schools

Cherokee Point Elementary School Principal Godwin Higa talks with a student. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Megan Burks A San Francisco Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a state bill that would restore mental health care funding for young children … Continue reading

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Program to Keep Juveniles Out of Prison Could Expand

By Andrew Bowen The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to vote on expanding a restorative justice program to keep juvenile delinquents out of prison. The National Conflict Resolution Center has been operating a pilot program … Continue reading

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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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UCLA: As Suspensions Dropped, California Students Performed Better

By Megan Burks A study out this week suggests school discipline reform is helping to close the achievement gap in California. Out-of-school suspensions have dropped nearly 30 percent statewide since 2011. And researchers with UCLA’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies … Continue reading

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