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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 HealthyCal.org, 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

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.

San Diego Campus Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

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Hoover High School in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego will soon become one of the first San Diego Unified campuses with a wellness center.

Southeastern San Diego To Get New Playground

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The golden shovels were out Tuesday to break ground on a playground in the Mountain View neighborhood of San Diego.

City Heights Wants Place In San Diego Streetscape Tradition

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City Heights wants to be next on the list of San Diego communities with a neighborhood gateway sign.

San Diego Police Dispute Allegations It Misused Facial Recognition Technology

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A New York Times article alleged San Diego police officers were using facial recognition technology without cause and without proper privacy protections.

San Diego Police Chief Promises More Diverse Force, More Supervision

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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members Wednesday that her department has implemented 21 out of 40 recommendations so far that came out of a federal audit in March after a spate of San Diego police misconduct.

San Diego Police Chief To Present Progress On Federal Audit Recommendations

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The department has increased accountability and cultural sensitivity training for officers, but holes remain in its early warning system for problem officers.

Court Rules San Diego DA Must Extend Proposition 47 Benefits To Juveniles

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Under District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' interpretation of the law, minors could potentially get charges harsher than those doled out to adults for the same crime.

San Diego Improves Language Access For Renters Seeking Help With Problem Landlords

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A plan to beef up housing code enforcement and better reach renters is now underway in the city of San Diego.

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