City Heights Grinds on Community Health in Urban Planning
The planning process is already cumbersome, but community health advocates are pushing for additional reviews that look at health in broader terms. That's come in handy with the planning of a new skate park in City Heights.
Megan Burks | August 25, 2014 |
San Diego’s Next Density Fight
City planners are eyeing changes to Grantville: They want to take the industrial area and turn it into one with lots of apartments and retail storefronts, an urban village based around the neighborhood's trolley stop. But if history's any guide, that'll be easier said than done.
Andrew Keatts | July 23, 2014 |
The Mayor’s Office Said Civic Innovation Lab Employees Weren’t Being Fired. They Were.
When Mayor Kevin Faulconer cut off funding for the Civic Innovation Lab, a nascent mini-department conceived to solve city problems, his office tried to soften the blow by saying nobody was losing their job. Now the lab's four members are unemployed.
Andrew Keatts | July 2, 2014 |
San Diegans Will Wait a Decade or More for These 10 Parks
Megan Burks | May 26, 2014 |
New Bike-Share Station Locations Soft-Pedal City Heights
Megan Burks | May 8, 2014 |
Takeaways From the New Police Chief’s Town Hall Meetings
Megan Burks | March 27, 2014 |
Police Promotions Break Neighborhood Circles of Trust
Tasha Williamson | March 26, 2014 |
Bringing Legitimacy – and Money – to Street Outreach
Megan Burks | March 25, 2014 |
Mars Curiosity Cameras Are Made in San Diego, and More from ‘Meeting of the Minds’
Kelly Bennett | March 20, 2014 |
The Fine Line Between Gang Policing and Gang Behavior
Some community members community have likened members of the San Diego Police Department's gang suppression unit to Stormtroopers or a gang itself. One officer admitted his unit is less connected with the community than it should be, but said it's moving in the right direction.
Megan Burks | March 3, 2014 |
‘We’re the Guys Who Want to Make Your Neighborhood Fun’
Andrew Keatts | February 7, 2014 |
What Otay Mesa Wants Out of Its New Community Plan
Andrew Keatts | February 3, 2014 |
Mid-City Youth Throw Some Hardballs at the Mayoral Candidates
The forum in City Heights hosted by San Diego 6 and community groups Mid-City CAN Youth Council and Cesar Chavez Service Club had a decidedly different feel than most political debates, thanks to some youth panelists who can't even vote yet.
Megan Burks | January 27, 2014 |
Police: ‘We Do Our Very Best to Reach Everyone’
Police Chief William Lansdowne let a key check on racial profiling slide because he hadn't heard it's a concern in the community. Here's what the department does to open lines of communication, and why some voices aren't being heard.