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City Heights Field Guide | June 12, 2014

   City Heights Field Guide | June 12, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community

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June 13: Outdoor Youth Event
The City Heights Library will host games and a bounce house 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park.

June 14: Celebrate The City Heights Farmers Market's 6th Year
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the market on Wightman Street and Fairmount Avenue. This year's cooking competition is tomato recipes.

June 16 to 20: Summer Youth Media and Tech Camp
The Media Arts Center San Diego, located on 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard, is now enrolling for its summer media workshops. Youth ages 7 to 14 can learn about filmmaking and media production through the program.

June 19: WE STAR 
Center Tour
Meet farmers and refugee business owners whose operations were jumpstarted by Women's Empowerment International 12:30 to 3:30 beginning at the New Roots Community Farm. Suggested donation is $10.

June 21: World Refugee Day
San Diego will celebrate its refugees and learn more about their cultures starting at 10 a.m. in Balboa Park. More info.

June 21: STAR/PAL Fishing Derby
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free to youth ages 7 to 15.

June 21: Teralta Park Community Walk With Mid-City Police
Meet at Central and Polk avenues at 
9 a.m.

June 26: Somali American Cultural Festival
3 to 8 p.m. at Market Creek Plaza

Council OKs 500 Percent Hike in Fees for Mid-City Parks
The City Council has passed a 500 percent fee hike on developers to increase funding for parks, fire stations and libraries in the mid-city area. But developers warn it could have the opposite effect on affordable housing. 

The $96.5M Cut to County Social Services Isn't That Bad
If you're following the county budget at all, you may have noticed a massive cut to the agency that provides everything from food stamps to care for the elderly. Don't worry. It's not as scary as it sounds.

Rapid Bus Service Launches on I-15
City Heights celebrated the launch of Rapid 235 - or, as City Heights Community Development Corporation's Randy Van Vleck calls it, "Centerline Lite" - over the weekend.

>>It will run every 15 minutes during rush hour.

Monroe Clark Students Get to Work on Plans for Art Wall
Monroe Clark Middle School students are hard at work planning and fundraising for a mural on their campus.

 >>What they want to paint and why.

Refugees, Advocates Call for More Medical Interpreters
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill last year that would have increased funding for medical interpreters. San Diego refugees and advocates are pushing for the measure again, saying a lack of interpreters causes serious health issues. 

Undocumented Immigrants Begin Renewing DACA Permits
In order to avoid a relapse in status, the department said applicants should submit their renewal applications 120 days before their current permit expires.#DACA remains open for first-time applicants. 

Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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