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
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.
A decades-long wait for a mid-city transit project could be over in 2015, thanks to some unexpected funds.
The city has identified funds to complete a skate plaza, but the project stops short of the traditional skate park the community wants.
San Diego students had a power lunch with the federal government's highest agriculture official Thursday.
Mayor Filner's budget allocates funds for a long-awaited park on Home Avenue, but not for a popular skate park project.
This spring marks the first anniversary of a city ordinance that lets residents keep chickens, goats and bees in their backyards. The relaxed homesteading rules have had a major impact on business at City Farmers Nursery in City Heights.
The school board voted Tuesday to help launch a pilot program that will provide free bus passes for low-income students at four area high schools.