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Megan Burks

Reporter and Web Editor, Speak City Heights

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Megan Burks is a reporter and editor for Speak City Heights, a media collaborative focused on community health and quality of life issues in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego.

Before joining the collaborative, Megan wrote about City Heights for Daniel Weintraub’s, a statewide health news publication based out of Sacramento.

Megan was born and raised in El Cajon, and graduated from San Diego State University, where she studied journalism and sociology. Her thesis looked at the media’s effects on attitudes toward immigrants. She interned with San Diego CityBeat and KPBS’ Envision San Diego.

Recent Stories

San Diego Launches Mobile Breast Exam Unit

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Bringing mammograms to the people who need them – that's the goal of a mobile mammography coach launched Monday in City Heights.

California Working To Bring Interpreters To Civil Courtrooms

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California has long provided interpreters to defendants in criminal court, but not always for those in civil court.

San Diego Public Safety Costs Steady Despite High State Corrections Spending

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A study out this week says California's public safety realignment program hasn't resulted in the savings lawmakers wanted.

Long-Time Mid-City Business To Become San Diego's Next Coworking Space

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The owners of the Lafayette Hotel plan to bring businesses, restaurants and events to the O'Connor's Church Goods building.

San Diego Latinos Urged To Register On National Voter Registration Day

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Latinos make up about a third of the county but less than a fifth of voters.

East African Girl Scouts In San Diego Learn Heritage, Female Leadership

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Girl Scouts have gotten a lot more diverse since the first troop formed in 1912 Georgia — especially in San Diego.

San Diego County Clears Hurdle For Ex-Offenders — A Lack Of ID

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San Diego County is partnering with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to provide identification cards to people getting out of jail.

Imperial County Sees Chance To Bring Addiction Treatment 'Into Modern Times'

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Not much has changed in substance abuse treatment since "Alcoholics Anonymous" was published in 1939. Now doctors are hailing a change in the way Medicaid approaches addiction, saying it could bring the field back into the medical fold.

Syrians Could Soon Be Next Refugee Group To Call San Diego Home

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More than 4 million Syrians are fleeing a violent civil war. The U.S. State Department has agreed to bring some of them into the country.

Laboratory To Bring Career Pathways — And A Bit Of The Ocean — To City Heights

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A long-awaited science facility in City Heights now has enough funding to break ground.

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