You’re reading our roundup of news from Speak City Heights, a collaboration between KPBS, The AjA Project, Media Arts Center San Diego and us.

• The sounds of video games, barking dogs and kids scurrying through the streets were recorded to be included in artist and City Heights native Margaret Noble’s installation and performance piece “44th and Landis,” which opened this week at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in downtown. In KPBS’ profile of her, Noble talks about growing up in the community and marrying in the piece the different cultures of her childhood. You can watch a video version, too.

• A program in San Diego provides support and services to low-income pregnant women such as home checkups and free classes about health, reports KPBS. You can watch a video version of the story where an outreach worker visits a mother in City Heights.

• KPBS takes a look at the state of affordable housing in San Diego, 10 years after the City Council made it easier to construct that kind of housing.

• Media Arts Center profiles the work of Proyecto de Casas Saludables to educate City Heights residents about rules regarding housing. The group has also evolved to include leadership workshops.

• In the last video in Media Arts Center’s series on safety and teens, Crawford High School students discuss what kinds of crimes are prevalent in their community and their experiences with it.

• In this week’s Twitter news roundup: Honoring San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood, who was killed last year in City Heights; our map of where low-income San Diego residents live and more.

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Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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