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.

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.

In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations alone have spent more than a quarter billion there since 2000. So what’s come of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?

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