City Heights residents are never happy about alcohol permits being approved in their neighborhood, but one has sparked a whole new level of pushback. The man leading the charge against a proposed 7-11’s alcohol permit owns a competing business nearby. The new permit would come with a number of restrictions intended to ease community concerns, but community members are unmoved.
The candidates for City Council District 9, Georgette Gomez and Ricardo Flores, are both Latino Democrats who agree on most issues. But they’ll have a different approach to the job based on their backgrounds, allies and personalities. As they make their final pitches to voters, both candidates are improbably comparing the other to Donald Trump.
City Heights has slowly gotten most of the things it asked for to make up for being cut in half by a freeway expansion – except the art that was supposed to adorn two transit plazas. A new neighborhood group is working to make sure that promise is kept.
Residents worry two lots near a City Heights transit station will be used, ironically, to accommodate more drivers.
Residents can now file complaints against landlords for unsafe housing in their native language. It’s a change ushered in by a special enforcement team to help tenants created by Mayor Kevin Faulconer after a Voice of San Diego/KPBS investigation into substandard housing.
The department held one of its open house events in Encanto and for the first time gave the public a look at how it trains against racial profiling. But at least one resident thought officers tried too hard to convince attendees their racial profiling concerns were invalid.
The mayor’s proposal could mean the city will begin treating substandard housing the way it treats illegal marijuana dispensaries and foreclosures.
SDPD said they suspected a burglary was in the works when they watched two brothers unlock the door to their family store, where they also lived. Officers punched and handcuffed members of the family. Video footage disputes key details offered by the cops.
We revisit participants in our 2013 series on the Affordable Care Act to ask what worked and what didn’t during their first year with Obamacare.
It’s easy to focus on graduation rates, but they’re just the end result of a story that starts much earlier. A new pilot program monitors student data and flags students having problems with attendance, behavior or academics and works to intervene as early as possible.