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City Heights Field Guide | June 25, 2014


  City Heights Field Guide | June 25, 2014
 Navigating a Changing Community






Take Action  

Today: International Fashion Show
La Maestra fundraiser noon to 2 p.m. at the Centro Cultural de la Raza at 2004 Park Blvd.

Tonight: Free Family Movie Night
Watch "Rio" 8 p.m. at Teralta Park

July 26: Apprenticeship Career Day
Learn about apprenticeship opportunities through the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council and their affiliated Unions 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Malcom X Library on Market Street and Euclid Avenue.

July 26: Help Raise Funds for Reality Changers
Gala begins 6 p.m. at the Mission Trails Visitor Center. Donation/ticket is $35 to $45.

Aug. 1: Free Outdoor Movie
7:30 p.m. at the Performance Annex in the Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park. Contact the library for details.

Aug. 2: Bike Race Fundraiser Benefitting Bikes del Pueblo
The group wants to fund a permanent space to fix bikes for neighborhood children. Event begins 5 p.m. at the Centro Cultural de la Raza.

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

Aug. 5: City Heights Town Council Meeting
6:30 p.m. at the Mid-City Police Substation

Aug. 9: Voice of San Diego's Politifest
Community groups will compete for a grant in the Idea Tournament and Assemblywoman - and former City Heights councilwoman - Toni Atkins will speak. Runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Station.

Aug. 11 to Aug. 28: Free Cooking Camp for Youth
Kids can learn how to cook at this summer camp offered by the City Heights Wellness Center.

English-Learners Could Get Lost in Teacher Shuffle
In a cost-saving measure, nearly half of San Diego Unified's teachers who support English-learners will be pulled from their roles to teach mainstream classes next year.




City Heights Residents Are Wary of Albertsons Replacement
Groceries will soon fill the boarded-up Albertsons storefront in City Heights, but some residents aren't too excited. They say the company taking over the space is unfair to workers and sells expired foods at its Los Angeles area stores.



More Refugee Girls Are College Bound
Young men and women all over are beginning to pack up their childhood bedrooms to head off to college. But for many Somali refugee girls, they're breaking ties with more than just the comforts of home. They're breaking cultural norms.



From Ethiopia to Gates: One Man's Story of Fatherhood
Michael Million's own plan to go to a university was dashed when a revolution broke out in Ethiopia. But now, he's raised two Gates Scholars.

>>Watch our video featuring his story.



Mid-City Youth Will have Their Skate Park
The city has found funds to build a skate park at Park De La Cruz and another in Linda Vista. Yes, that's TWO new skate parks.

>>Read more.



New City Heights YMCA Taking Shape
A Hoover High School youth journalist gives us an update on the Copley-Price Family YMCA, which is set to open in November.




Marten Joins Effort to Improve Outcomes for Boys of Color
San Diego schools Superintendent Cindy Marten joined the leaders of 60 other large urban school districts at the White House this week to pledge her support for a nationwide effort to close the achievement gap and improve outcomes for boys of color.




Video: Mid-City CAN Gets 'Happy'
Watch your favorite community organizers dance to Pharrell's "Happy." What are they so happy about? 




Traveling Stories Uses Farmers Market to Get Kids Reading
Traveling Stories has become a fixture at the City Heights Farmers Market with its story tent.


Sincerely,
Megan Burks
Speak City Heights

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