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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, 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

Who's The Establishment Candidate In San Diego Council District 9?

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The neighborhoods that make up San Diego's City Council District 9 have stark differences, but the four Democrats running in June to represent the area aren't as distinctive.

Program Streamlined To Get Food Stamps To Needy Faster

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It can take San Diego County applicants three days to get food stamps under the CalFresh program. The goal now is to sign up in the morning and have an EBT card loaded with the CalFresh dollars by dinner time.

Vacant Lot In City Heights May Soon Be Vacant No More

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It's home to a flock of pigeons now, but an empty lot in City Heights could soon be home to a community circus and other events.

Deal That Averted CSU Strike Calls For 10.5% Raises

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The tentative deal announced Friday represents a compromise between the 26,000 member California Faculty Association and the nation's largest public university system.

UC Boosts In-State Enrollment By 15% Following Critical Audit

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The university system released its latest admission figures Monday, after a state audit found that it has been admitting more students from out of state as its in-state admissions dropped.

San Diego Storefront Getting Facelift To Become Innovative School

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The County Office of Education plans to have students from its alternative schools run businesses out of the renovated site. The development will replace an old car dealership and church goods store on El Cajon Boulevard near Interstate 15.

Many Latino, African-American Students Opting Out Of AP Classes

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A survey by the San Diego Unified School district shows many students who are qualified for the college-level courses didn't know much about them or were afraid they'd fail.

After Lobbying By San Diego Chaldeans, Kerry Accuses ISIS Of Genocide

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Kerry's announcement came after his representatives met with Iraqi Christians in San Diego and other cities to hear testimony gathered from family and associates back home.

Fossils Unearthed Along State Route 15 in San Diego

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Caltrans began work this month on a bikeway that will take cyclists from Kensington to Mission Valley by 2018. Discoveries at the job site reveal something very different passed through the route 3.5 million years ago.

California Bill Would Let Rideshare Drivers, Others Organize

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San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduced the bill and said it goes beyond the "gig economy." San Diego's taxi industry and others could also be affected.

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