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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, 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

Wait Times Grow Longer In San Diego For Section 8 Housing

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San Diegans who receive rental assistance are having a harder time finding landlords willing to accept their Section 8 vouchers.

How The Fall Of Saigon Made San Diego A Refugee Hub

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Some 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through Camp Pendleton in the months following the fall of Saigon. The size and duration of the crisis caused a shift in the way the United States approached resettlement, and paved the path for Burmese, East African and Iraqi refugees arriving in San Diego today.

San Diego DA Says Proposition 47 Doesn't Apply To Juveniles

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In San Diego County, minors are being charged with felonies for crimes considered misdemeanors in adult court.

San Diego Mayor Calls For Special Derelict Housing Enforcement Team

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposal could mean the city will begin treating substandard housing the way it treats marijuana dispensaries and derelict foreclosures: proactively.

6 Months In, San Diego's New Rapid Bus Line Boosts Ridership But Not Speed

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Transit riders and business owners doubted the bus line could bring the same convenience and vibrancy a trolley would.

Number Of California Police Departments With Body Cameras Growing

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In San Diego County, three departments have outfitted officers with cameras. Four others plan to soon.

San Diego Cabbies Brace For An Open Taxi Market

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The city says Wednesday's change will create opportunity in the taxi industry. But taxicab owners predict financial ruin.

San Diego Health Executives To Congress: Back Away From The Funding Cliff

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San Diego community clinic representatives are back from a week of lobbying in the nation's capitol. They're asking Congress to extend a key funding source for safety-net clinics before it expires Sept. 30.

Cab Companies Sue Over Move To Open San Diego's Taxi Market

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The number of cabs allowed on San Diego roadways is set to go from 993 to an unlimited number on April 1. A coalition of cab owners is trying to stop that.

San Diego Cab Company Joins Lawsuit Against Uber

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San Diego Yellow Cab has joined 19 other California cab companies in suing Uber for false advertising.

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