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.

• We Fact Checked San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne this week after he claimed there’d been a 130 percent increase in gang-related murders in the first six months of 2012. Was he on point? Find out.

• Twenty thousand young, undocumented immigrants in San Diego County are expected to apply for work permits through a new program under the Obama administration, reports KPBS. You can watch a discussion with an immigration attorney and a local student who is applying.

A local law firm says to use qualified attorneys, reports City Heights Life. Read about it in Spanish too.

The San Diego Lantern Festival runs from today through Sunday in front of Hoover High School, reports City Heights Life. It features Vietnamese food, games, lots of lanterns and more. Read about it in Spanish too.

• A participant in a recent journalism boot camp at the Media Arts Center talked with a City Heights resident about the recession’s impacts on the community.

• In this week’s Twitter news roundup: A big public market for San Diego, how schools deal with discipline, a map of where those on parole reside 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

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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