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Tweet City Heights: City Can No Longer Afford Added Library Hours

By Megan Burks City Can No Longer Afford Added Library Hours The city’s pension board made an unexpected decision last week. It won’t reduce the city’s pension bill despite a five-year labor deal the mayor thought would yield instant savings. … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Temporary Park Suggested for Stalled Redevelopment Site

By Megan Burks A Quick Solution for Stalled Redevelopment Properties KPBS took a look this week at a plan by local architecture students to utilize vacant lots where redevelopment plans have stalled. The NewSchool of Architecture students designed a temporary … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: California Soda Tax Passes First Hurdle

By Megan Burks Insurance Rate for Adults Hasn’t Improved Under ACA California Healthline reports a Commonwealth Fund study found the number of working-age adults with health insurance hasn’t yet increased under the Affordable Care Act. The number of uninsured young … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: City Budget Roundup

By Megan Burks Senate Introduces Sweeping Immigration Bill A bipartisan group of Senators unveiled its bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system Tuesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on the bill this morning. Fronteras Desk gathered local reaction to … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Rethinking the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

By Megan Burks Rethinking the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Expect to see a change in the way journalists throughout the United States handle the terms “illegal immigrant” and “undocumented immigrant.” The Associated Press Stylebook, a writing style guide for journalists, advised … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Study Refutes Link Between Obesity and Food Deserts

By Megan Burks Study Says Eating Habits Aren’t Related to Grocery Store Access Using interviews with 100,000 Californians, researchers reported this week in the journal, “Preventing Chronic Disease,” that food deserts have little to do with obesity rates. Looking at … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: To Afford Rent, San Diego Families Need to Make $55K

By Megan Burks To Afford Rent, San Diego Families Need to Make $55K A study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition says that to afford rent for a two bedroom home, San Diegans would need to make $55,280 a … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Can California Doctors Handle Surge in Medi-Cal Enrollment?

By Megan Burks Can California Doctors Handle Surge in Medi-Cal Enrollment? State lawmakers gave an initial OK Thursday to expanding Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion would extend Medi-Cal coverage to more than a million Californians next year, … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Back of the Visa Line

By Megan Burks Checking in on The Stumblr Voice of San Diego continues to document San Diego’s crumbling sidewalks on its photo blog, The Stumblr. This week, Voice mapped the reader-submitted photos, which are clustered throughout mid-city San Diego. A … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: President to Unveil Immigration Reform Plan Tuesday

By Megan Burks President Obama to Unveil Immigration Reform Plan As President Barack Obama starts his second term, the nation is talking about immigration reform. In his State of the Nation address, Obama said comprehensive immigration reform would be a … Continue reading

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