Author: City Heights Life

Wildfire protection

Reducing the risk of losing your home in a wildfire includes creating defensible space. The first 35 feet – Zone 1 – is especially critical. The next 65 feet will reduce the likelihood of “ladder fuels” spreading flames from nearby vegetation to your home.

October is traditionally a high risk month for wildfires in San Diego. Brush dried from the long, hot summer combined with Santa Ana winds is a recipe that has produced the two largest wildfires in San Diego history in October…

Protección contra los incendios

Tradicionalmente, octubre es un mes en el que aumenta el peligro de incendio en San Diego. La maleza, seca tras los largos y calurosos meses de verano, en conjunto con los vientos Santa Ana, son una combinación que ha producido…

Cooking at the YMCA

Healthy cooking classes provide tasty lessons for local community at the Y.

The new Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights is really cooking now. The Y’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen for hands-on cooking classes is allowing youths and adults to learn about nutrition and healthy cooking in a welcoming and educational environment. The…

Cooking at the YMCA

El nuevo YMCA Copley-Price Family en City Heights realmente está en su punto. La moderna cocina de demostración del Y que ofrece clases prácticas está ayudando a jóvenes y adultos a aprender de nutrición y a cocinar saludablemente en un…

It’s never too early to stop being late

Girl Scout Troop 4307 is just one example of how the refugee families are tailoring U.S. customs for their mostly American-born children. Photo credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego

School’s in session. Class has started. But are students in their seats when the bell rings? And if not, why are they late or absent altogether? That’s what the City Heights Partnership for Children, managed by United Way, wanted to…

United Way honored for efforts in City Heights

The United Way has been working with community groups to boost literacy in City Heights through the City Heights Partnership for Children.
PHOTO CREDIT: United Way of San Diego County

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ San Diego Chapter, along with National University’s Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, is honoring United Way of San Diego County – largely for its work with the City Heights Partnership for Children. The United Way will…

United Way recibe premio por su labor en City Heights

El Capítulo de San Diego de la Asociación de Profesionales en Recaudación de Fondos, en conjunto con el Instituto Sanford de Filantropía de National University, está rindiendo honor a la organización United Way del Condado de San Diego—debido en gran…

Meet the neighbors

Teralta West Neighborhood Alliance members Traci (upper left) and Maria (lower left) talk to their neighbor, Guillermina, about the group’s mission and invite her to the neighborhood mixer scheduled for Oct. 21.

The Teralta West Neighborhood Alliance invites residents to meet their neighbors during a mixer set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Central Elementary School cafeteria. The Teralta West Neighborhood Alliance was established in 2000 to educate community members…

Conozca a los vecinos

La Alianza de Vecinos de Teralta West invita a los residentes a conocer a sus vecinos durante una reunión que se llevará a cabo a las 6 p.m. del miércoles, 21 de octubre en la cafetería de la Primaria Central.…