Wednesday, April 23, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | April 23, 2014


City Heights Field Guide | April 23, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community




Take Action  

Now to April 25: Crawford High School Prom Drive
Donate new and gently used formal dresses, suits, shoes and accessories. Schedule a drop-off appointment at 
promdrive@saysandiego.org or (619) 583-2500 ext. 2281.

April 25: Taste of City Heights
Join the City Heights Town Council 6 p.m. at El Salvador restaurant,  
3824 University Ave.

April 25: "One Day In San Diego" Information Meeting
Are you planning to participate in filming the "One Day In San Diego" documentary? Participants are attend an informational session the day before at Platt College.

April 26: Creek to Bay Cleanup
Help preserve San Diego's watershed by cleaning up the urban creeks. The event runs 9 a.m. to noon countywide. Click here for locations.

April 26: Help Capture "One Day In San Diego"
Help gather footage that tells the story of San Diego. Your footage could be used on PBS. No need to be a professional videographer - everyone is welcome

April 27: Meet Women's Empowerment International
Splash Wine Bar and Bistro in North Park will donate 10 percent of its sales to the nonprofit, which provides micro loans to women, noon to 10 p.m.

April 30: Orientation for IRC Farm Training Program
The IRC will offer farm training programs in El Cajon and San Pascual this summer. Interested persons must attend a series of informational sessions beginning this month. 

May 2: Coffee with Sen. Ben Hueso
6 p.m. at the Mid-City Police Substation

Cops Change Tactics That Upset Minority Communities
When a Speak City Heights, Voice of San Diego and KPBS investigation revealed former San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne let key checks on racial profiling slide, he promised to train his officers more effectively.

Now his replacement, Shelley Zimmerman, is making good on that promise. 







Mid-City Schools Adopt Curriculum to Discourage Graffiti
Street artists painted a mural at the Mission Valley mall to highlight a new effort to teach San Diego youth the difference between legal street art and illegal tagging and graffiti.


New Bus Line Distinction Under 'Rapid' Fire
In 2005, 74 percent of businesses on El Cajon Boulevard opposed giving up a lane of traffic to accommodate a trolley-like bus route. Now the bus route is going in - with fewer features to speed up service.  




Crafting a Vision for SD Unified's Future
City Heights residents gathered at Crawford High School last month to talk the future of San Diego Unified School District. 



Sincerely,
Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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