Tag Archives: Media Arts Center San Diego

D9 Looks to Alpha Project for Homeless Outreach

San Diego’s homeless epidemic has become more noticeable in City Heights

By Brian Myers San Diego’s homeless epidemic has become more noticeable in City Heights. Bikes carrying trailers of belongings are parked outside the City Heights Library and groups of people with bedding and bags sleep under trees at the Officer … 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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Asian Americans Encouraged to Test for Hepatitis B

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers With help from pharmaceutical students at UC San Diego, the Asian Pacific Health Foundation is continuing its campaign for a “Hepatitis Free San Diego.” APHF Medical Director Robert Gish … Continue reading

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Generation Born After the War Still Feels Consequences of Fall of Saigon

By Alexandria Magik Rice Jerry La’s parents fled Saigon after it fell to North Vietnamese troops in 1975. La said the trauma they endured has kept them from talking about the past. “My parents are very present-oriented people – present … Continue reading

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Anti-Globalization Movement Lingers at Teralta Park’s ‘Really Really Free Market’

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers It was an ordinary Sunday in Teralta Park for City Heights resident Francisco when he stumbled upon numerous signs proclaiming that what looked like a storage closet explosion … Continue reading

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Bikes del Pueblo Seeks Permanent Space to Help Mid-City Residents With Bike Repairs

Video Credit: Brian Myers By Brian Myers A flat tire or a broken chain is all it takes to put a bike out of service if the cyclist doesn’t know how to fix the problem or can’t afford a mechanic. … Continue reading

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Teen Producers: Offering Care Packages – and Hugs – to the Homeless

Teen Producers Project Youth filmmakers in the Media Arts Center’s Teen Producers Project introduce us to Jacqueline Penhos, founder of The Art of Being You, a nonprofit that helps women who have been involved with sex trafficking. Penhos recently started … Continue reading

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Young Filmmaker Attempts To Tell the ‘Truth’ About Mid-City Sex Workers

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition interview There are academics and law enforcement officials at work studying the statistics of human trafficking and prostitution in San Diego. Just on Wednesday’s KPBS … Continue reading

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Teen Producers: The Changing Face of El Cajon Boulevard

Teen Producers Project New businesses bring new people and new people transform a neighborhood. That’s the premise behind the latest video by the Teen Producers, a a group of youth filmmakers at the Media Arts Center. Their piece centers on … Continue reading

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Youth Report: Nonprofit Keeps Hoover Track Team Running

A rash of lawsuits in 2010 has made it illegal for parents to foot the bill for school sports. In City Heights, where many families struggle to make ends meet, that was never really an option anyway. So Hoover High … Continue reading

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