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Thursday, April 3, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | April 3, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | April 3, 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 or (619) 583-2500 ext. 2281.

April 5: Swan Canyon Cleanup
9 a.m. to noon at Olive Street and Highland Avenue

April 5: International Health Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Colina Del Sol Park

April 12: Manzanita Canyon Cleanup
9 a.m. to noon near 3958 Manzanita Dr.

April 15: New Deadline to Apply for Obamacare
Covered California is still taking applications from individuals who experienced technical glitches on the March 31 deadline. This is also the deadline to complete applications for those who did get through.

April 16: Second Chance Job Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Balboa Park Club, dress professionally and bring résumés.

April 19: 47th Street Canyon Cleanup
1 to 4 p.m. at 46th and Myrtle streets

April 25: Taste of City Heights
6 p.m. at El Salvador, 
3824 University Ave.

April 26: Creek to Bay Cleanup
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.

Police Chief Hears Racial Profiling Complaints Firsthand
New police Chief Shelley Zimmerman hosted a town hall meeting at Cherokee Point Elementary last week. Audience members asked for everything from increased traffic patrols and information on recent crimes to details on new and reworked policies to deter racial profiling and officer misconduct.

Meet Mid-City's New 'Diet Trolley'
A "diet trolley" (or if you prefer, "super bus") is coming to City Heights in August. It will have large, covered stations with big signs that'll tell you when the next bus will arrive. And those are the only stops it'll make, potentially upping travel speed by 20 percent.  

The Scope of San Diego's Gang Problem
For a city whose gang problem pales in comparison to so-called gang capitals Los Angeles and Chicago, we sure have been talking about gangs a lot lately. Read our primer on San Diego's gang landscape.

Offering Care Packages - and Hugs - to the Homeless
Youth filmmakers in the Teen Producers Project at the Media Arts Center San Diego introduced us to Jacqueline Penhos, founder of Hugs and Bags, last week.

Ensuring Cop Cams Don't 'Protect and Intrude'
ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties attorney weighs in on how to craft cop cam policy that will hold officers accountable and protect the privacy rights of civilians.

Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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