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Leonardo Castañeda
Leonardo Castañeda is a reporter and economic analyst for inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email leocastaneda [at] inewsource [dot] org.
Meet the students

Meet the students

Camelle Sison Understanding how clean or hazardous your air is can protect your health because local air quality has an impact on how you live and breathe. A key tool in measuring our air is the Air Quality Index, or AQI by the EPA. The AQI reports daily air quality for four major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air ... Read More »

Meet the faculty

Meet the faculty

Amy Schmitz Weiss Amy Schmitz Weiss is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. Schmitz Weiss is a 2011 Dart Academic Fellow and has a PhD in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches journalism courses in basic writing and editing, multimedia, web design, data journalism, and mobile journalism. She is the ... Read More »

Meet the project

Meet the project

Journalism and geology students are tackling that question in a unique class at San Diego State University that will involve San Diegans in testing air quality in their neighborhoods. Read More »

By the Numbers: How diverse is your neighborhood?

By the Numbers: How diverse is your neighborhood?

When Tau Baraka was growing up, southeastern San Diego was already a pretty diverse community. Baraka, now 47 and the owner of Imperial Barbershop in Encanto, said that back then the area was primarily white, African-American and Hispanic. “But as the years start progressing, you start seeing a big change in that, especially with the Filipino population here,” Baraka said. ... Read More »

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