Category: Safety

Residents take lead in improving their neighborhood

Wilson Middle School Chavistas and others get ready to clean up Teralta Park.

Residents and schools in Corridor and Teralta West concerned about safety and blight in their neighborhoods are finding ways to make a difference. From the 2nd annual Night Out event this past August in Teralta Park to Safe School Zone…

Una nueva imagen de la justicia

Para los jóvenes residentes de City Heights, una mala decisión puede acarrear más que problemas con la ley—puede determinar su futuro. Un proyecto está tratando de cambiar esta situación en City Heights. Se llama Conferencia Comunidades Restaurativas y es facilitado…

A new look at justice

Mayte Benítez, specialist with Restorative Community Conferencing of the National Conflict Resolution CEnter

For young City Heights residents, a bad decision can lead to more than trouble with the law – it can determine their future. One City Heights-based project is trying to change that. It is called Restorative Community Conferencing, which is…

Police turn trashed property into a gem

Before and after pictures of a Fairmount Village property that underwent a massive makeover thanks to the efforts of three San Diego police officers.

Responding to a routine call of trespassing on his beat in Fairmount Village, San Diego police officer David Rodriguez encountered what he said made him “sick to my stomach.” A dilapidated shed marred by graffiti, beer bottles everywhere, and overgrown…

Policías transforman propiedad descuidada en una joya

Al responder a un reporte rutinario de allanamiento al patrullar Fairmount Village, David Rodríguez, oficial de policía de San Diego, se encontró con algo que lo hizo sentir “enfermo del estómago”. Un dilapidado cobertizo cubierto de grafiti, botellas de cerveza…

In My Own Words: Transit a critical need

Cristian Vaquero, 17, testifying in favor of the Youth Opportunity Pass program during a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System board of directors meeting in July. Photo Credit: Adam Ward

In July and August, a group of Mid-City CAN members, resident leaders and Youth Opportunity Pass recipients asked the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s board of directors to continue a bus pass program so that more students could be part…

Brushing aside graffiti, replacing it with art

Students from Crawford High School helped transform a retaining wall at the corner of 51st Street and Polk Avenue into a canvas for creativity.

A group of Crawford High School students has transformed a City Heights wall marred by graffiti into a work of art. The mural, at 51st Street and Polk Avenue, was the inaugural project of the Graffiti Education & Mural Arts…

Removiendo grafiti, reemplazándolo con arte

Un grupo de estudiantes de la Preparatoria Crawford transformaron un muro de City Heights desfigurado por el grafiti en una obra de arte. El mural, en la Calle 51 y la Avenida Polk, fue el primer proyecto del Programa Educativo…