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Friday, June 27, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | June 27, 2014


  City Heights Field Guide | June 27, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community





Take Action  

June 27: Family Movie Night in Teralta Park
Watch 'Frozen' in the park beginning at 7:30 p.m.

June 27 to 30: Help Build Chollas Creek Crossing Park
Help transform the vacant lot at 47th and Castana streets. Breakfast and lunch and community service credits will be provided to those who join their neighbors to plant, paint, mulch and construct. Child supervision available.

June 30: Submission Deadline for the Politifest Idea Tournament
Community groups can win $2,500 and technical support for any project aimed at improving their community. The annual contest and Politifest event is put on by Voice of San Diego. Event booths are available to community organizations. 

June 30: Movie Night Fundraiser for Asociación de Liderazgo Comunitario
5 p.m. at the City Heights Recreation Center on Landis Street. Donations suggested for movie snacks.

July 2: Mid-City Police Problem Solving Meeting
6 to 7 p.m. at the Mid-City Police Substation

July 8: Mid-City CAN Networking Council
Learn about the local school control funding formula, the Center on Policy Initiatives and other activities by City Heights groups 8 to 10 a.m. at the Scripps City Heights Wellness Center.

July 19: San Diego Pride Parade
Starting at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest.

July 7: City Heights Area Planning Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. at 3901 University Ave.

Aug. 5: Free Summer BBQ and Kids Activities
11 a.m. to noon at the Azalea Park Recreation Center.

Free Bus Passes Lurch Forward, Despite Mixed Reactions
A City Heights-based program that provided free transit passes to some area youth was billed as a school attendance booster. But the majority of program participants had stellar attendance to begin with, leading the city to deny the program funding this year. 
But school district officials say they see gains elsewhere and want to ride the experiment out for another year.




SDPD on Phone Searches, Facial Recognition and Drones
The Supreme Court ruled this week San Diego police officers shouldn't have searched a cell phone of a suspected gang member without a warrant. The police department says it's issuing new guidelines to officers on cell phone searches.




MTS, City Sign Taxi Contract But Still Idling On Reform
The city and MTS have settled on a five-year taxi administration contract. But the agreement doesn't mean new protections for drivers against low wages, long work hours and alleged retaliation from cab company owners - at least not yet.



Speak City Heights Marks World Refugee Day






Curfew Sweeps Bring Mixed Reactions From Students
Our 2012 reporting on curfew sweeps stirred a lot of debate about whether the practice helps or harms kids. That debate is still happening, as Hoover High School youth reporter Judith Uriostegui tells us this week.



Update: Silverado Ballroom to Get Redevelopment Funds
When redevelopment ended, the funds for restoring the historic Silverado Ballroom in City Heights were put in limbo. Now the state has agreed to let the city release the funds. 



Sincerely,
Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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