Tag Archives: Land-Use

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego’s Densest Neighborhoods

A newly constructed foot bridge can be seen from the top of the 47th Street Canyon in San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood, April 14, 2017 By Tarryn Mento San Diego County is known for its natural attractions and hiking excursions. … 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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Fossils Unearthed Along State Route 15

San Diego Natural History Museum paleontologist Rodney Hubscher holds a bed of mussels and a scallop shell taken from the hillside along state Route 15 north of Adams Avenue, March 15, 2016. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks, KPBS By Megan … Continue reading

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O’Connor’s Building Getting Facelift to Become Innovative School

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks A new outdoor eatery is coming to El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego’s mid-city area. Think Crack Shack — a trendy fried chicken restaurant that hatched in Little Italy … Continue reading

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Youth Reclaim Public Space From Gangs With Mural

By The AjA Project In partnership with the Karen Organization, The AjA Project ran a nine-month program with young Southeast Asian refugee women called Photographers for Change (P4C). During the program, 15 Karen participants, ages 13 to 18 years old,in … Continue reading

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