Tag Archives: San Diego

Community Health Worker Academy Targets Latinas

A weekly public health and leadership training is attempting to fight chronic diseases in low income neighborhoods.

By Brian Myers   A weekly public health and leadership training is attempting to fight chronic diseases in low income neighborhoods. The workshops are hosted by Project Concern International (PCI), an organization with programs globally and locally in San Diego. … Continue reading

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The Big Federal Report on SDPD Is Finally Coming

Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman discusses a settlement in a case against the city regarding the misconduct of former police officer Anthony Arevalos. Photo by Sam Hodgson. By Liam Dillon A long-awaited federal review of the San Diego Police Department officer … Continue reading

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San Diego Transit Agency Gives Final OK For Open Taxi Market

Photo Credit: Megan Burks | KPBS By Megan Burks It’s official. San Diego now has an open taxi market. The Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors Thursday approved in a 12-3 vote a proposal to lift the cap on the … Continue reading

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San Diego Bike Program For Ex-Offenders Takes Off

Photo Credit: Christopher Maue | KPBS By Dwane Brown Transportation is crucial to getting around San Diego County and a new program will make it easier for ex-offenders to use refurbished bikes to get to work and other reentry programs. … Continue reading

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Alternative Fuel Sales Up at Pearson

By Staff City Heights is home to what may be the most progressive fuel station in the nation — and possibly the world. Co-owner and general manager Mike Lewis says Pearson Fuels is the “fuel station of the future.” It … Continue reading

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When Juvenile Crime Happens

By Keegan Kyle When defending the heavy focus on curfew sweeps in neighborhoods like City Heights, a tactic we’ve been exploring lately, proponents often say that most violent crime happens during curfew hours. The community needs the sweeps, residents, police … Continue reading

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The City’s Growing Bike Contingent: What the Candidates for District 9 Say

By Megan Burks San Diego’s growing bike contingent is becoming a game-changer in local politics. A group many may have expected to hold liberal views is being courted by Republican mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher. And cyclists are softening to his … Continue reading

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Graphic: San Diego’s Curfew Push

By Keegan Kyle San Diego police have arrested hundreds of kids in recent years by conducting regular curfew sweeps in the city’s urban core. The sweeps have been widely publicized since their inception. What hasn’t received much attention is the … Continue reading

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Is Prison Realignment Working?

Above: Margaret Dooley-Sammuli from the ACLU and Chief Mack Jenkins, head of the San Diego County Probation Department, speak to Evening Edition about the realignment program. By Beth Accomando, Adriana Alcaraz and Erik Anderson It’s been six months since California started shifting … Continue reading

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‘Born, Not Raised’ Explores Juvenile Justice

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Joanne Faryon Kids who circle in and out of juvenile hall are mostly termed “at risk.” They are at risk of not finishing school, falling into a life of drug addiction or crime and winding up behind … Continue reading

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