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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 »

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 »

The Weekender for December 1

The Weekender for December 1

This story first appeared in inewsource’s weekend newsletter. Sign up for it here. Wow! THANK YOU. To everyone who donated during our #GivingTuesday challenge and #NewsMatch fundraising campaign, thank you. Because of your generosity, inewsource can continue asking the tough questions and holding the powerful to account. If you haven’t yet donated, you still can by clicking here. If you weren’t ... Read More »

Facts to know about the border wall after VP Pence’s visit

Facts to know about the border wall after VP Pence’s visit

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Calexico in Imperial County today to inspect efforts to revamp and expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall. His visit, while almost 100 miles away, coincides with the caravan arrival over the weekend of some 200 would-be asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is replacing roughly two miles of ... Read More »

Outside spending surges in San Diego City Council races

Outside spending surges in San Diego City Council races

Political action committees and other outside organizations are spending heavily in the San Diego City Council races that will be decided Nov. 6, especially in Republican incumbent Lorie Zapf’s District 2. That race could potentially change the balance of power on the council. Zapf is facing a strong challenge from Democrat Jen Campbell to represent the coastal district that includes ... Read More »