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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, California 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 Council Members To Mayor: Make Our Neighborhoods A Budget Priority

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Budget season has arrived in San Diego. The City Council kicked off the six-month-long process Wednesday with a call for investment in neighborhoods south of Interstate 8.

After Two Decades, Mexico May Get Its Own International Cottage At Balboa Park

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Balboa Park's world got bigger when the San Diego Planning Commission approved adding nine cottages to the park's international village, including one to represent Mexico.

Glass Pool Enclosure At New Mid-City YMCA Poses Problem For Muslim Swimmers

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Mid-City's new YMCA boasts an impressive glass-enclosed swimming pool. The problem for this largely-immigrant community? It doesn't offer much privacy for Muslim women who want to swim and keep modest.

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered At All Peoples Celebration

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Voting rights attorney Ryan Haygood of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense & Educational Fund spoke at the All Peoples Celebration Monday morning.

Suspensions, Expulsions Down In San Diego County

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The Fallbrook Union High School District and the Grossmont Union High School District had some of the highest discipline rates in the county. But both are seeing their rates fall.

California Governor Calls $113B Budget Precariously Balanced

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California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday released a record $113 billion state spending plan that asks the University of California to do more with less so the nation's largest public university system can avert tuition hikes.

Pope: El Cajon Priest Does Not Have To Return To Iraq

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In a rare decision, Pope Francis had sided with a local bishop in his appeal against a church patriarch.

San Diego Board Overseeing Police Misconduct Cases Gets New Boss

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The new executive director of the police citizen review board comes from Albany, New York. We take a look at her work there and ask the chairwoman of San Diego's panel what she wants to see from the new hire.

New YMCA To Open On Former Pearson Ford Lot At 'Fairmount And El Cajon'

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The Copley-Price Family YMCA is bringing life back to an iconic corner in City Heights.

Second Opinion: Tales From Year One Of Obamacare

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We revisit participants in our 2013 series on the Affordable Care Act to ask what worked and what didn't during their first year under the full rollout of Obamacare.

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