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Friday, May 2, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | May 2, 2014

 City Heights Field Guide | May 2, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community

Take Action  

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

May 3: Swan Canyon Cleanup Event
Meet at 9 a.m. at 
4483 Olive St. Event runs until noon.

May 5: City Heights Area Planning Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. at the Metro Career Center, 
3901 University Ave.

May 6: Town Council Meeting on the San Diego Police Department
The Town Council's regular meeting will move to Cherokee Point Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Department of Justice researchers enlisted to audit the San Diego Police Department will be present to ask for the community's opinion on the police department. Comments will be included in an audit report requested in response to community concern about police misconduct.

May 6: Honor City Heights Teachers Selected As Teachers of the Year
Wilson Middle School technology teacher Khamphet Pease and Crawford High School math teacher Ken Herschmann will be honored at the district¹s Day of the Teacher celebration 5 p.m. at 5170 Greenbrier Ave. in Allied Garden.

May 7: Police Problem-Solving Meeting
6 p.m. at the Mid-City Police Substation

May 10: Manzanita Canyon Cleanup Event
Meet at 9 a.m. at 
3958 Manzanita Dr. to help water 265 native plants recently planted in the canyon. Event runs until noon.

May 17: Teen Producers Project Screening
Watch videos produced by local teenagers 10:30 a.m. at the Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. Learn more.

Parents Aren't Responding to Gang Notification Letters
Under a new state law, the San Diego Police Department has sent 10 letters notifying parents it believes their children are gang members. Parents can appeal the gang documentation, but so far, no one has taken it up on the offer.

Residents Give Neighborhood Canyon a Spring-Cleaning
Fox Canyon was one of City Heights' many canyons that got a good scrub over the weekend. Residents participating in the Creek to Bay Cleanup hauled flammable palm fronds, bamboo and trash out of the urban oasis.

A Slice of Cambodia in City Heights

Our youth reporters from The AjA Project brought back colorful photos from the Khmer New Year celebrations in City Heights earlier this month.  

Connecting Mid-City Nonprofits with Businesses
The City Heights Partnership for Children is highlighted in a Harvard Business School case study looking at missed opportunities in connecting nonprofits and for-profits to work for the good of the community.

>>Watch Partnership Executive Director Tad Parzen on KPBS TV. 

Mid-City Rapid Explained
There's a new transit option coming to mid-city neighborhoods at the end of summer. Speak City Heights partner Voice of San Diego and NBC 7 San Diego explain in a two-minute video.

>>Watch the video. 

Ten Languages Added to Voter Registration Website
Khmer, Tagalog and Vietnamese are among eight new languages added to the state's voter registration site.

>>Watch Alliance San Diego's Chris Wilson discuss voting barriers in our diverse community on KPBS TV.

Soft Drink Labeling Bill Goes Flat
A proposed measure that called for all 12-ounce sugary drinks with more than 75 calories to carry a warning label has failed in the state legislature.

>>Read more.

Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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