Reporter and Web Editor, Speak City Heights
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.
Megan Burks, left, interviewing candidate Mateo Camarillo in the June 2012 California Primary
The U.S. Senate proposal would eliminate a program that lets seniors collect food stamps despite their retirement savings.
Expect lane closures along Park and El Cajon boulevards during the next year as SANDAG completes a rapid bus line from downtown to San Diego State University.
It's been two years in the making, but San Diego's Vietnamese community has finally gotten the recognition it's been asking for.
A City Heights clinic is starting a residency program to help lure new doctors away from hospitals and specialty care.
The city will not renew its five-year contract with MTS for overseeing San Diego's taxi industry due to complaints about poor working conditions, passenger safety and lax oversight.
A consortium of faith and community groups hosted a daylong celebration of compassion Saturday. They were inspired to put on the event after hearing the Dalai Lama speak in San Diego last year.
City Heights groups seize on Bike to Work Day to advocate for better bike infrastructure.
There's plenty of money for studying how to improve City Heights streets, but not much for actually improving them.
The Silverado Ballroom restoration is stuck in limbo as San Diego sniffs out redevelopment scraps.
California teens in "high STD areas" can request free condoms online and have them delivered to their doorsteps.