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Teen Producers: City Farmers Nursery

By Teen Producers Project Youth filmmakers in the Media Arts Center’s Teen Producers Project create short documentaries with Bill Tall “Farmer Bill” and son Sam Tall of City Farmers Nursery, a local business that supports urban agriculture and surrounding gardens. … Continue reading

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Teen Producers: Burly and the Bean

By Teen Producers Project Youth filmmakers in the Media Arts Center’s Teen Producers Project create a short documentary with Justin and Vanessa Boone of Burly and the Bean, a creative coffee cart and lounge in City Heights’ Azalea Park neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Teen Producers: Wasted – Combating Waste on Campus

Teen Producers Project Youth filmmakers in the Media Arts Center’s Teen Producers Project create a short documentary on urban waste and the impact it has on the ocean and wildlife. This video includes an informative interviews with students and teachers … Continue reading

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Teen Producers: Ocean Discovery Institute

Teen Producers Project Youth filmmakers in the Media Arts Center’s Teen Producers Project create a short documentary on the Ocean Discovery Institute’s science center in City Heights. This video includes an informative interview with staff at Ocean Discovery Institute about … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Near Dangerous City Heights Intersection Could See Upgrades This Summer

By Tarryn Mento A dangerous City Heights intersection where a young skateboarder was killed in a hit-and-run accident last fall could see safety upgrades this summer. Activists have lobbied city officials for a new sidewalk along 54th Street near Chollas … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Plea for Safety Improvements On 54th Street

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Last October, Veronica Cortez’s son Jonathan was killed on 54th Street near Lea Street. He was skateboarding to his father’s house when he was struck by multiple drivers. … Continue reading

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Who’s the Establishment Candidate in San Diego Council District 9?

By Megan Burks The neighborhoods that make up San Diego’s City Council District 9 have stark differences. Low-income residents in City Heights and Southcrest share their council member with upper-middle class residents in Kensington and the College Area. The four … Continue reading

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Lot on El Cajon Boulevard May Soon Be Vacant No More

Beryl Forman and Tootie Thomas discuss plans for an empty lot along El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights, April 14, 2016. By Megan Burks The state’s redevelopment program to invest in blighted communities left behind a lot of successes when … Continue reading

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Emerald Wants Zombie Redevelopment Dollars for City Heights

By Andrew Keatts Councilman David Alvarez calls it the Catch-22 of San Diego development. Where development is economically viable, it isn’t politically viable. And where it’s politically viable, it isn’t economically viable. In the end, you’ve got developers desperate to … Continue reading

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Karen Community Looks Forward to a Safe Crossing at Altadena and El Cajon

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Residents this month rallied at the intersection of Altadena Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard, where a man was seriously injured last August when he was struck by a … Continue reading

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