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City Council Approves Backyard Chickens, Goats, Bees

Before the city adopted its urban agriculture policy, Kaya de Barbaro was forced to send her chickens, Oscar and Owl, into hiding. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson What’s AllowedChickens:Roosters prohibited, up to 25 chickens with varying setback requirementsBees: Two hives … Continue reading

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Field Guide: City Heights the Mayor’s Race, Part I

By Megan Burks [Editor’s Note: Field Guide is a weekly email bringing you the news, explainers and action items needed to navigate your changing community. Click here to subscribe.] FIELD GUIDE TOOLBOX The Candidates: Carl DeMaio Current Job: City Councilman … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: More on CalWorks and Help for Mixed-Status Families

By Megan Burks The Fallout From Brown’s Proposed Welfare Cuts This week, we took a look at how Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal may impact City Heights residents. The proposal calls for deep cuts to CalWorks, a welfare-to-work program … Continue reading

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Bee Festival to Amplify City’s Urban Agriculture Buzz

By Megan Burks Honeyfest San Diego will offer workshops on everything from introductory beekeeping to making cough syrups and salves with honey this weekend. The festival kicks off Friday at City Heights restaurant Red Sea. There, attendees will experience the taste … Continue reading

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Before the Tap Runs Dry: What to Expect From Redevelopment

By Megan Burks Last week, the California Supreme Court upheld a law that lets the state squash redevelopment agencies—the groups that, until now, were charged with handling billions of dollars worth of projects in blighted communities. In City Heights, the … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: City Reacts to Redevelopment Ruling

By Megan Burks The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state can dismantle redevelopment agencies and redirect their funding to its general fund. City leaders and affordable housing advocates called the ruling a bad move for San Diego, saying it … Continue reading

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What Is Redevelopment?

By Andrew Donohue [Editor’s Note: Redevelopment as we know it is dead. But what exactly was lost in yesterday’s court ruling? Voiceofsandiego.org explains how redevelopment worked and what its demise could mean for local schools, neighborhoods and affordable housing.] Looking … Continue reading

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Schools May Benefit From Redevelopment Ruling

By Jose Luis Jiménez Richard Barrera sees the elimination of redevelopment agencies as a boon for public education. Not now, but in the future. Gov. Jerry Brown’s current state budget includes about $1.8 billion of redevelopment money, which is being … Continue reading

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Gloria: Redevelopment Decision is ‘Worst Case’ for Neighborhoods

The California Supreme Court upheld a law that lets the state take back tax revenue used by redevelopment agencies to fund projects like the City Heights Urban Village and library. The move is an effort to replenish state coffers for … Continue reading

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More Latino Youths in Juvenile Hall for Drug Offenses

By Ruxandra Guidi Despite treatment and prevention services for those at risk of entering the juvenile-justice system, in the last couple of years, more than 5,000 San Diego youths have passed through county correctional facilities. A majority were allegedly involved in gang … Continue reading

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