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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

Covered California Announces Grace Period For Applicants Who Missed Deadline

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Last-minute shoppers are in luck, if health insurance is on their holiday list. Consumers on the state's insurance exchange now have until Sunday to apply for January coverage. But finding enrollment help this weekend could be tough.

San Diego Students Want Cap-And-Trade Dollars For Free Youth Bus Passes

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Select students on four San Diego campuses currently have free transit passes as part of a pilot program set to end this spring.

Medi-Cal Enrollment Effort In San Diego County Jails Picks Up

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Under the Affordable Care Act, many inmates now have access to health insurance for the first time.

San Diego Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15 An Hour

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McDonald's released a statement saying it supports fair pay and that franchise owners set the wages for most of its workers.

City College Students Walk Out To Protest Ferguson Decision

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About 200 City College students walked out of classes Tuesday. They gathered beneath gray skies to honor slain Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown.

Comparing San Diego Law Enforcement to Ferguson

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Locals demonstrating in response to the Ferguson decision said San Diego law enforcement also treat minority communities unfairly. We look at available data on arrests and traffic stops to put that claim to the test.

Wandering The City Heights Data Desert

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Together, two foundations have spent more than $265 million in City Heights since 2000. But data that quantify their impact is hard to come by. It's not nonexistent, though. Here's some of what we were able to track down.

San Diegans React To Obama's Immigration Orders

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Some long-term immigrant residents living in San Diego County illegally were comforted by the announcement that people with no criminal records won’t be targeted for deportation.

San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

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In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars there since 2000. So what's become of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?

Almost All San Diego Water Districts Report Decreases In Water Use

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A new report shows the average gallons of water used per capita each day in California water districts. Overall, San Diegans are using less water, but some communities are conserving more than others.

All stories by Megan Burks ›