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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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Tweet City Heights: Christmas Lumpia and Casserole Tacos

By Megan Burks San Diego’s Diverse Residents Redefine Holiday Tradition The San Diego Union-Tribune talked to San Diegans this week about how the traditional holiday meal has transformed as the city grows more diverse and more of its residents adopt … Continue reading

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Partnership Prepares Hoover Students for Health Careers and Much More

By Helen Gao [This article is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.] Students participate in a November induction ceremony for FACES. | Photo Courtesy of City Heights Life There was a time when Sierra Jenson used to get mostly C’s … Continue reading

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California Endowment Tackles Immigration Status as Barrier to Health

By Adam Ward Peter Zschiesche is the Employee Rights Center’s founding director. | Photo courtesy of the Employee Rights Center Many people in City Heights are afraid to move around in the community because of their immigration status, making it … Continue reading

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