City Heights

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Wandering the City Heights Data Desert

Together, two foundations have spent more than $265 million in City Heights since 2000. But data that quantify their impact is hard to come by. It's not nonexistent, though. Here's some of what we were able to track down.

San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations alone have spent more than a quarter billion there since 2000. So what's come of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?

Taxi-Turned-Uber Drivers Get a New Lease on Life

Official efforts to reform the taxi industry and respond to drivers' concerns have been slow-going. But Uber is ushering in change quickly, and taxi drivers are fleeing their costly leases to drive for the app instead.

Fighting Kids’ Summer Meal Gap

Hunger groups know parents who can't afford to pack lunches for their children September through May can't do it during the summer either. Now they're looking to EBT cards to make sure kids are eating when school's out.