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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | May 21, 2014

  City Heights Field Guide | May 21, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community

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Now through May 31: Jamie Oliver's Big Rig Teaching Kitchen at Hoover High School
Free cooking demonstrations. Sign up to attend one here.

May 22: Weigh In On the Design of Hoover's New Theater and Three-Story Wing
The public is invited to the 6:30 p.m. Hoover High School Design Task Force Meeting to discuss designs for the campus' new theater and three-story classroom and administration building.

June 3: City Heights Town Council Meeting
6:30 p.m. at the Mid-City Police Substation.

June 4: Taxi Driver Health Fair
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4265 Fairmount Ave. Free health screenings, information on insurance enrollment, food and giveaways for taxi drivers and their families.

Racial Data From Traffic Stops Show Irregularities
The San Diego Police Department has released its first round of racial profiling data since 2001. The report looks at the race of individuals pulled over from January through March. The numbers show black and Hispanic drivers experienced a higher percentage of traffic stops than their share of the driving population. The trend was similar across police divisions.

Joyner Elementary Principal Moves to Hoover High
Joe Austin is leaving his post as principal at Joyner Elementary School in City Heights to replace former Hoover principal Chuck Podhorsky, who was tapped to take over at La Jolla High School.  

More Money for Medi-Cal, But Doctors' Pay Cut Remains
Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed spending an additional $1.2 billion on Medi-Cal next year. But the money won't boost reimbursement rates for doctors. Community health advocates say that could further limit doctor availability for millions of new Medi-Cal patients.

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Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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