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.
City Heights lost its main grocery store but gained two additional spots to buy monthly transit passes.
Some community members community have likened members of the San Diego Police Department's gang suppression unit to Stormtroopers or a gang itself.
The city of San Diego's ordinance mandating recycling has been on the books since 2007. But some residents in the city's dense, older neighborhoods still find it difficult to recycle at home.
San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne announced his retirement effective March 3.
The state's prison realignment effort has drawn up a complicated matrix of detention options for felons in California, and with it a lot of confusion about which ones can vote.
Residents concerned about racial profiling say they're tired of being asked whether they're on parole when they get pulled over.
San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne heard from community members who said they've been racially profiled and proposed sweeping changes to address their concerns.
Youth groups join San Diego 6 in hosting a debate on neighborhoods and youth.
Police Chief William Lansdowne let a key check on racial profiling slide because he hadn't heard it's a concern in the community. Here's what the department does to open lines of communication, and why some voices aren't being heard.
The Albertson's in City Heights is one of eleven in southern California closing its doors next month.