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Friday, June 6, 2014

City Heights Field Guide | June 6, 2014

 City Heights Field Guide | June 6, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community

Take Action  

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.

Muslim Mid-City Residents Call for Halal School Lunches
School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines. They'll take their request to the Board of Education this month.

Youth Shed Skateboarding Stigma By Cleaning Community
Youth involved with La Maestra Foundation program Skate 4185! are learning to skateboard and set an example for their neighbors. They skate throughout the community with trash bags in hand, picking up litter as they learn skate tricks.

The Bahati Mamas: Seeds for Change
The Bahati Mamas, a collective of Somali Bantu women who are building a farming business in Escondido, get a lot of press. But often, they're interviewed through an interpreter. The AjA Project brings us this report on the women by a budding Somali Bantu reporter.

>>See PHOTOS and read more.

Keeping Kids Fed During Summer
Nearly 1 in 4 children in San Diego County rely on school food programs to get a daily meal - higher than the national average. That means that when school is out during the summer they're at risk of going hungry. But schools and community centers are offering free meals to youth this summer.

Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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