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Local Men Receive Federal Prison Terms for Sending Money to Al-Shabab

Mohamed Mohamud and Issa Doreh are shown in this 2010 courtroom drawing by Krentz Johnson. By Amita Sharma A San Diego federal judge sentenced three local men to prison Monday for raising money for the terror group al-Shabab which he … Continue reading

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Judge Denies New Trial for 4 Somali Men Convicted of Supporting Terrorism

By Amita Sharma A San Diego federal judge Thursday rejected a new trial bid by four Somali immigrants convicted of terrorism-related charges earlier this year. Judge Jeffrey Miller disputed the men’s claims that the controversial National Security Agency surveillance dragnet … Continue reading

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‘Rites of Passage’ Exhibit Features Artifacts From Local Refugees

Some regions of Somalia celebrate the Shaash Saar, or scarf ceremony. Seven days after the wedding, a Somali bride will attend a big gathering of women who each bring a shaash and, one by one, place it on the bride’s … Continue reading

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Navigating Food Traditions as a Somali Refugee Family

By Ruxandra Guidi Mana Ahmed Mohamed arrived in San Diego from Somalia with her husband and oldest son in 1997. They have since had a boy and two girls here. One of the things she found most challenging, she said, … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Somali Leaders Inspire Community

By Megan Burks Local Youth Leader Recounts Aid Trip to Somalia Abdumalik Buul, a local Somali leader who recently returned from a trip to deliver aid in Somalia, visited Speak City Heights partner KPBS this week to talk about his … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: No More Fingerprinting for Food Stamps

By Megan Burks Governor Signs Bills Aimed at Reducing Hunger Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills yesterday aimed at reducing hunger. The new laws will make it easier to sign up for CalFresh, or food stamps, and create … Continue reading

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Local Somali Youth Take Lead In Fundraising for Famine Victims

A member of the Somali Youth League participates in a car wash fundraiser in San Diego to help famine victims in Somalia. | Photo Credit: Somali Youth League By Amita Sharma It’s the story of a mother who left her … Continue reading

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Local Somalis Raising Money For Famine Victims Back Home

By Amita Sharma Local Somalis are calling on all San Diegans to help raise money for famine relief in Somalia. The Somali Youth League of San Diego plans to hold a fund-raising banquet on Aug. 12. The money will be … Continue reading

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Somalia to America: 15 Years Later

By Faduma Ahmed [Editor’s Note: The following is an essay by Faduma Ahmed that appeared in the July 2011 issue of City Heights Life. Ahmed is a City Heights resident who is originally from Somalia. She has lived in the … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Feral Dogs, Fried Brain Cells and Free Lunch

By Megan Burks While we’re out researching and writing full-length features, 140 characters can go a long way in helping us keep readers up-to-date. But some tweets deserve more than that. That’s why I’m beginning a weekly feature here on … Continue reading

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