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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, 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

City Heights Residents Rally For Free Bus Pass Program Expansion

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A pilot program that provided free transit passes to students in need is coming to an end. Program advocates are looking to fund an expansion.

State Glitch Holds Up 90,000 San Diego Medi-Cal Applications

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A state computer glitch is holding up Medi-Cal applications across California, delaying health coverage for thousands of San Diegans.

San Diego County Responds To Growing Link Between Childhood Trauma And Health

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As statewide conversations on childhood trauma grow, San Diego health, welfare and education leaders push service providers to get "trauma-informed."

Tapped-Out Farmers Applaud Escondido Decision To Recycle Wastewater

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Escondido is moving forward with a wastewater recycling program that could provide relief for farmers struggling with rising water costs.

The Scope Of San Diego's Gang Problem

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For a city whose gang problem pales in comparison to so-called gang capitals Los Angeles and Chicago, we sure have been talking about gangs a lot lately. Here's a primer on San Diego's gang landscape.

What You Need To Know About Today's Obamacare Deadline

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Today is the deadline to sign up for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act coverage – sort of.

San Diego Police Chief Hears Racial Profiling Complaints Firsthand

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San Diego's police chief goes from being unaware of racial profiling concerns to hearing them firsthand.

Bringing Legitimacy – And Money – to San Diego Street Outreach Workers

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Tasha Williamson, an activist and educator schooled in fighting gangs in Los Angeles, is using her street skills to battle gang violence in San Diego. She's one of dozens of street outreach workers new group License to Serve is working to organize and support.

MTS, City Move Toward Compromise For San Diego Cabdrivers

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The Metropolitan Transit System board of directors took steps Thursday toward renewing its contract with the city to oversee San Diego's taxi industry.

‘At-Risk, Whatever That Means’: Who Actually Needs Gang Intervention

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A street outreach worker in San Diego says the term "at-risk" is too vague and too broadly applied — sometimes to the detriment of those truly in danger of becoming entrenched in gang life.

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