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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

San Diego Airport, Rideshare Companies Strike Deal In Time For Comic-Con

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Uber and Lyft will join rideshare company Opoli at the airport after ending a dispute over background checks.

San Diego City Council OKs Plan To Turn Busy Street Into Park

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Zoning changes mean the four-lane Chollas Parkway could one day go from pavement to playground.

Domestic Violence Victim's Family Funds Programs For San Diego County Kids

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Kathy Scharbarth was killed in 2011 by an ex-boyfriend. Now her family is reaching out to other victims of domestic violence.

San Diego Police Give Inside Look At Training To Deter Racial Profiling

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For the first time, the San Diego Police Department is showing the public how it trains against racial profiling. A resident from southeastern San Diego went through the training and shared the experience.

World Refugee Day Event Moves To A Changing El Cajon

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The majority of refugees coming to the San Diego region now settle in El Cajon.

San Diego Faith Leaders React To Charleston Shooting

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Pastors urge San Diegans to think beyond race following the shooting death of parishioners at one of the nation's oldest black churches.

Using 'Darkness' To Shed Light On Racial Profiling Claims

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San Diego State researchers are using a "Veil of Darkness" to examine claims of police racial profiling.

San Diego Committee Considers Loosening Tobacco Restrictions, Adding E-Cigarette Rules

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Rules prohibiting tobacco sales near schools, libraries and parks could soon be lifted in the city of San Diego. But the looser restrictions would come with tighter regulation of e-cigarettes.

San Diego City Council To Take Its Final Vote On The 2016 Budget

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We ask San Diegans for their budget season hits and misses.

San Diego Unified's School Discipline Changes Yield Big Drop In Expulsions

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San Diego school officials took a hard stance last summer on going soft. They cut the number of student offenses resulting in automatic expulsion from 15 to five. The result? Fewer expulsions.

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