Category: Business

Changes at Community HousingWorks

Springboard will focus on home loans while Community HousingWorks focuses on rental properties.

Community HousingWorks (CHW), a local nonprofit dedicated to helping people find home stability, recently announced the transfer of its homebuying programs to Springboard, a national consumer financial services nonprofit. For more than 30 years, CHW has provided people with the…

Cambios en Community HousingWorks

Community HousingWorks (CHW), organización local sin fines de lucro que se dedica a ayudar a la gente a tener acceso a una vivienda estable, recientemente anunció la transferencia de sus programas para la compra de viviendas a Springboard, organización nacional…

Getting by with a humble heart

Michael Modrow Jr. operates the Humble Heart Thrift Store on the corner of El Cajon Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue.

Humble Heart Thrift Store in City Heights just celebrated its 5th birthday. Owner Michael Modrow Jr. sat down with Avital Aboody, economic development program manager at City Heights CDC, to share his small-business story. Five years ago, Michael Modrow Jr.,…

Subsistiendo con un corazón humilde

La Tienda de Segunda Mano Humble Heart de City Heights acaba de celebrar su 5º aniversario. Su dueño, Michael Modrow Jr. compartió la historia de su pequeña empresa con Avital Aboody, gerente de programas de desarrollo económico de CDC de…

Maker space coming to City Heights

The O’Connor’s Church Goods property soon may get a facelift that combines the look of the original facade with a modern update.

Jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities may be headed to City Heights soon if a planned “maker space” moves forward as its backers hope. Developers are in the process of buying longstanding O’Connor’s Church Goods at El Cajon Boulevard and 37th Street,…

BLVD Market eyeing City Heights

City Heights residents Javier Ortega and Krista Berry say the BLVD Market has acted as an incubator for their empanada business, Spanglish Eats.

First they reclaimed an old strip mall on El Cajon Boulevard in North Park. Then young business owners expanded to Utah Street. Now organizers have their sights set on City Heights. Since October, the BLVD Market has brought food vendors,…

BLVD Market fija la mirada en City Heights

Primero restauraron un viejo centro comercial en El Cajon Boulevard. En julio, los jóvenes empresarios transformaron la Calle Utah en el vecindario de North Park, en San Diego, con su BLVD Market mensual. Ahora, los organizadores están tratando de traer…

Paid sick leave draws mixed responses

Workers’ rights advocates were gathered in front of the City Heights McDonald’s to publicize the new state law giving workers at least three paid sick days per year.

A new sick leave law aimed at benefiting low-income workers is receiving mixed reactions in City Heights. “These laws are good steps for workers’ rights, but in the long run they are more harm than good,” said one fast-food employee,…

Reacciones mixtas a los días de enfermedad pagados

Una nueva ley, que otorga a los trabajadores de bajos recursos días de enfermedad pagados, está provocando reacciones mixtas en City Heights. “Estas leyes son pasos positivos para los derechos de los trabajadores, pero a largo plazo son más dañinas…

More than a game

Diana Guerrero helps raise money for her college tuition and the program by working as a stadium vendor at ball games throughout the year.

Diana Guerrero is participating in the University of San Diego Journalism Mentorship Program, which pairs high school students with college journalism majors attending USD. On any given football Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, a group of high school students can be…