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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 Neighborhoods Close In Distance, Miles Apart In Voter Turnout

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Kensington and the Teralta neighborhood in City Heights butt up against each other geographically, but they have stark differences. One example: In Kensington, 62 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 2014 general election compared to 27 percent in Teralta.

President's Budget Could Close Summer Meal Gap For 68K Children In San Diego County

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Many children in the county who qualify for free school lunches aren't getting assistance during summer break.

California Secretary Of State Urges San Diego Students To Vote

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla dropped by a student council meeting at San Diego State University. The topic: low voter turnout among college students.

More Cabbies — And New Apps — Enter San Diego Market

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Yellow Cab has launched a mobile app to help the new cabbies compete with rideshare services. Another is expected in February.

In Adult Ed Class, Immigrant Parents Pick Up Where They Left Off

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Educators say parent involvement is key to a student's success. But what if a student's parents never went to school themselves? A program in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego is trying to help.

California Bill Would Restore Mental Health Funding In Elementary Schools

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The conversation about childhood trauma is in vogue among U.S. educators. But increased awareness comes at a time when state funding for children's mental health care is flat.

Targeting Homeless Vets, Faulconer Launches 'Housing Our Heroes'

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Groups working to house homeless veterans say funding isn't the main problem — it's the lack of landlords willing to rent to tenants with Section 8 vouchers and other rental support.

In Mission Trails, San Diego River 'Looks Like A River For Once'

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Visitors watched a swollen San Diego River flow through Mission Trails Regional Park Thursday as crews cleared rock and mud.

Cold Snap Tests San Diego's 'Tentless' Winter Homeless Strategy

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The city replaced its homeless tents in Barrio Logan and the Midway District this year with a year-round program and extra emergency beds at St. Vincent De Paul. The plan got a slow start Monday as rain moved into the region.

City Heights Embraces Its Small Markets

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The City Heights neighborhood of San Diego has long been considered a food desert with its sparse supermarkets. But residents are working to make it an oasis of well-stocked corner markets.

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