Tag Archives: Land-Use

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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Much-Wanted Senior Programs Coming to Park de la Cruz

By Megan Burks The city of San Diego’s infrastructure committee has signed off on money for a recreation building at Park de la Cruz in City Heights, where city and county senior programs could find a home if the City … Continue reading

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Law Gives Tenants New Recourse For Moldy Apartments

By Megan Burks It’s one of the most frequent complaints among California tenants, but until this year there was little they could do about potentially hazardous mold in their units. Now, state law considers mold a condition of substandard housing. … Continue reading

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Bike Lane Coming to Mid-City Street Where Teen Died

A cyclist walks his bike along an informal sidewalk on 54th Street, Feb. 12, 2016. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Cars whiz past the intersection of Lea and 54th streets, where Jonathan Cortez was struck skateboarding in … Continue reading

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Neighbors in Colina Park Clean Up Alleys

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers The alley south of El Cajon Boulevard between 48th Street and Estrella Avenue received some much needed attention recently. Armed with brooms and dustpans, residents from the surrounding … Continue reading

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Mayor Calls On Landlords to Open Doors to Section 8 Tenants

Photo Credit: The AjA Project By Megan Burks In his State of the City address Thursday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the “Housing Our Heroes” initiative. It calls on landlords to rent to homeless veterans and could be the … Continue reading

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Study Aims to Locate How San Diego Neighborhoods Affect Health

These three wearable devices will track study participants’ motion and location for two weeks, Nov. 4, 2015. | Photo Credit: David Wagner, KPBS By David Wagner When it comes to where San Diegans live, do wealthier neighborhoods produce healthier people? … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Dangerous Time of Year for Pedestrians

Pedestrians cross near the intersection of Friars Road and Frazee Road By Mario Koran Sunday didn’t just bring a time change, it meant more drivers and pedestrians are sharing roadways in the dark. In the past, those circumstances have helped … Continue reading

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City Responds to Calls for Safety Fixes at Fatal Hit-And-Run Site

Kevin Pacheco, 17, and Romeo De la Cruz, 18, visit a memorial for Jonathan Cortez on Oct. 12, 2015. Cortez was killed in a hit and run Oct. 9, 2015 near the intersection of 54th and Lea streets. | Photo … Continue reading

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