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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, 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

Nonprofit Helps Murrieta Veteran Grow Farm Business

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There's a good chance some of the chicken wings and drumsticks on Southern California barbecues on Memorial Day came from Primal Pastures in Murrieta. The meat farm is growing thanks to a nonprofit called the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

One Paseo Project In Carmel Valley Will Be Scaled Back

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Kilroy Realty, which had won approval for its 23.6-acre mixed-use project in Carmel Valley, will be redesigning the project to reduce traffic and lower the height of buildings, among other changes. The project faced much opposition, and the change of plans was announced just before a San Diego City Council vote.

San Diego's Crawford High School Pilots Halal School Lunches

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Crawford High School in City Heights has been piloting a new lunch menu to reach out to its Muslim students. Once a week, students can pick up a special halal meal.

San Diego Planning Groups Band Together To Defend Role In Land-Use Decisions

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The controversy over the One Paseo development has left community planning groups in other parts of San Diego feeling obsolete.

San Diego Cabbies Oppose Downtown Shuttle

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The on-demand shuttle would pick up downtown residents and visitors for little or no cost. But taxi drivers spoke out against the plan at a budget hearing.

City Heights Skaters Honored By San Diego City Planning Professionals

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The San Diego chapter of the American Planners Association awarded City Heights youth for their efforts to bring a skate park to their community.

Rideshare Companies Idling On Invitation From San Diego Airport

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San Diego airport officials have given rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft the OK to pick up passengers. But a month later, none have staked a claim at Lindbergh Field.

San Diego Mayor Shows Off Latest Street Repairs, Promises More With New Budget

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A $2 million project transformed Holly Street in Lincoln Park from a dirt road to a paved street with sidewalks, speed bumps and trees.

An Alternative To The Water Police In San Diego's Mid-City

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A group of mid-city residents has found a new strategy for coping with drought. They've formed a support group of sorts for neighbors interested in conservation.

Judge Denies Injunction On Open Taxi Market In San Diego

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The Metropolitan Transit System can continue processing the 1,516 permit requests taxi drivers began filing in March when a cap was lifted.

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