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To break down the recent labor deal that brings back more than 1,000 teachers in the San Diego Unified School District, our Will Carless and NBC 7 San Diego got help from two students at Central Elementary at City Heights in a video explainer.

Watch it below to get caught up on the ins-and-outs of the deal that was finalized June 28:

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You’re reading our roundup of news from Speak City Heights, a collaboration between KPBS, The AjA Project, Media Arts Center San Diego and us.

Here are the rest of this week’s stories:

• The Media Arts Center continues its video series on teens on safety. In this edition, the conversation with students at Crawford High School focuses on what time of day they feel most secure. One teen said there are problems with going out during the day or night. Another said he can’t go out at night.

So when do most juvenile crimes occur? At times outside curfew hours (curfew runs between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.), as we reported in April:

… the number of juvenile arrests have typically peaked around 10 a.m. and the number of juvenile victims of violent crime around 3 p.m. After those peaks, crime has tended to gradually fall until the early morning hours.

• Speak City Heights profiles a women-only swim class at a City Heights YMCA that is helping some Muslim women incorporate exercise into their lives:

Modesty required by their faith keep Muslim women from just hopping on the treadmill at their local gym. And alternatives like walking through the park on a warm day can be hard because the women must be covered from head to toes. The women also say they worry about safety while they’re walking.

Check out readers’ reactions on the story and on Twitter in this roundup by Speak City Heights.

• In the wake of President Obama’s immigration policy change, attorneys are advising undocumented immigrants to be cautious of unlicensed consultants who could offer unsound advice, reports KPBS.

• City Heights Life takes a look at the vision behind an alternative fueling station in City Heights that sells 10 types of fuel, including natural gas and biodiesel.

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Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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