Category: Personal Interest

Joining the circus to learn new skills

A Fern Street Circus program has City Heights youths learning how to do everything from juggle to sit on invisible chairs.

A new program in City Heights has local youths juggling, flipping and sitting on invisible chairs. Fern Street Circus started in 1990 around the Golden Hill neighborhood of San Diego. The professional circus performed in local parks and taught clowning…

Unirse al circo para aprender algo nuevo

Un nuevo programa en City Heights tiene a los chicos haciendo juegos malabares y sentándose en sillas invisibles. El Circo Fern Street comenzó en 1990 en el vecindario de Golden Hill en San Diego. El circo profesional se presentaba en…

Another happy birthday

Virgie Hazel McCain, one of the city’s oldest residents, celebrated her 104th birthday at a City Heights park recently renamed in her honor.

San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald and several Azalea Park residents celebrated the 104th birthday last month of longtime area resident Virgie Hazel McCain, a founding member of the City Heights Community Development Corp., at the park recently renamed in…

Otro feliz cumpleaños

Marti Emerald, Concejal de San Diego y varios residentes de Azalea Park celebraron el 104 cumpleaños el mes pasado de la legendaria residente Virgie Hazel McCain, una de las fundadoras de la Corporación para el Desarrollo Comunitario de City Heights…

Free legal help available to City Heights residents

The Community Law Project was established in City Heights in 2009 with a goal of identifying the unmet legal needs in the community and working to provide legal information, referrals and resources through legal clinics and workshops. The Community Law…

Honored for advocacy

Terry Stanley (from left), Angeli Hernandez and Leslie Renteria were part of the Mid-City CAN Youth Council group honored May 7 at the American Planning Association awards in Balboa Park.Terry Stanley (from left), Angeli Hernandez and Leslie Renteria were part of the Mid-City CAN Youth Council group honored May 7 at the American Planning Association awards in Balboa Park.Terry Stanley (from left), Angeli Hernandez and Leslie Renteria were part of the Mid-City CAN Youth Council group honored May 7 at the American Planning Association awards in Balboa Park.Terry Stanley (from left), Angeli Hernandez and Leslie Renteria were part of the Mid-City CAN Youth Council group honored May 7 at the American Planning Association awards in Balboa Park.

Their skate park cleared its final bureaucratic hurdle in April. And now City Heights youths have won an award for their efforts. The San Diego chapter of the American Planning Association has given the Mid-City CAN Youth Council its award…

Honrados por su activismo

Su parque para patinetas superó el último obstáculo burocrático en abril. Y ahora, algunos jóvenes de City Heights fueron premiados por sus esfuerzos. El capítulo de San Diego de la Asociación Americana de Planificación otorgó al Concejo Juvenil de Mid-City…

We were strangers once, too

The San Diego Dream Team advocates for immigrant communities at local, state and national levela. Alondra assists with organizing presentations, assessment sessions and clinics to educate and assist undocumented immigrant youths. Photo credit: Kiran Mehta.

The YAC youth media team seeks to understand and share the voices and stories of undocumented and unaccompanied minors in the region, as well as to identify resources and stakeholders who are currently working to assist and advocate for this…

Alguna vez también fuimos extranjeros

El equipo de medios juveniles YAC del Proyecto AjA, que documenta las historias no contadas de los residentes de City Heights, creó un ensayo fotográfico que detalla los desafíos que muchos enfrentan en la comunidad. El proyecto se titula “Alguna…