Media Coverage


Pierce, E. (1990, April 21). For 20 years she’s been behind the scenes — cleaning upSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Kozub, L. (1990, May 27). Politicians declare City Heights a drug “state of emergency.” San Diego Union-Tribune. 

Balint, K. (1990, June 21). Crime fight endorsed for City Heights areaSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Flynn, P. (1990, June 21). Crime plan focuses on City Heights areaSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Schmidt, S. (1990, July 11). Council targets crime in City HeightsSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Griffin, S. F. (1990, August 19). Spirit of revival felt in City Heights: Residents fight crime, drugs, general decaySan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Kronenberg, G. (1990, August 19). Gardeners in City Heights hope to sow pride as well as vegetablesSan Diego Union-Tribune. 


Jahn, E. (1992, June 28). When farsighted plans fall short: City Heights still reeling after collapse of the Visions ProjectSan Diego Union-Tribune. 


Magee, M. (1999, March 13). Governor’s wife visits inner-city schoolSan Diego Union-Tribune.

Rother, C. (1999, March 28). New heights: Urban village project is transforming blighted areaSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Magee, M. (1999, November 1). School goes the park: Third-graders from City Heights take part in space-saving pilot programSan Diego Union-Tribune.


Magee, M. (2001, January 13). Writing project spurs young mindsSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Gembrowski, S. (2001, June 1). A City Heights venture: Community takes on its problems, makes old store into centerSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Clark, C. (2001, June 3). City Heights does its best to show it’s bestSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Steinberg, J. (2001, July 24). Class works to stage its own Greek tragedySan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Steinberg, J. (2001, July 24). Live and learn: Hands-on plan takes Rosa Parks pupils out of classroom, into parkSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Green, F. (2001, November 18). Core values: Retailers moving into inner-city areas find that it’s just good businessSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Pierce, E. (2001, November 18). Land of peace: Renovated apartment complex gives Somalis an American homeSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Morgan, N. (2001, December 7). Sol Price, at 86, helps make City Heights a pioneerSan Diego Union-Tribune. 


Cutri, A. G. (2002). Urban empowerment: A public/private partnership is transforming an older, single-family San Diego NeighborhoodUrban Land, 61(1), 62-29.

Herman, K. (2002, January 22). A slow and steady revival in San DiegoBlueprint Magazine. 

Huard, R. (2002, January 23). Major alternative-fuels center planned for City Heights to get $17.5 million siteSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Pierce, E. (2002, April 21). On to new heights: Philanthropy, government work together to turn inner-city decay into urban villageSan Diego Union-Tribune.

Louv, R. (2002, April 28). Change comes to revived City HeightsSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Clark, C. (2002, May). The neighborhoods – City HeightsSan Diego Magazine. 

Louv, R. (2002, May 5). Remade City Heights: Trading one housing crisis for anotherSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Thanks Sol Price. (2002, May 6). San Diego Union-Tribune. 

Louv, R. (2002, May 12). Price debate highlights region’s woesSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Ensor, D. (2002, July 19). Sewing the seeds of progress: Somali women learn skills to make their own clothingSan Diego Union-Tribune. 


Reno, J. (2003, April). The success of PriceSan Diego Magazine. 


Espinoza, P. (Director). (2006). The price of renewal. [Documentary]. United States: PBS.

Nyren, R. (2006). Public/private prosperityUrban Land, 65(7), 36-40.

Surveillance cameras to monitor City Heights. (2006, May 9). San Diego Union-Tribune. 


Abraham, S. (2007, Spring). New heights. Pomona College Magazine. 

Hebel, S. (2007, July 6). San Diego State U. runs 3 Schools to improve neighborhood — and itselfChronicle of Higher Education. 


Alpert, E (2008, December 12). Gauging the success of three schools, 10 years and millions of dollars laterVoice of San Diego. 


Berestein, L. (2009, September 10). Immigrants grow piece of home in garden plotsSan Diego Union-Tribune.


Gao, H. (2010, January 11). Mixed-use project’s 3rd phase under way. San Diego Union-Tribune.

Florido, A. (2010, February 15). City Heights ponders if it can handle another philanthropic influxVoice of San Diego. 

Florido, A. (2010, July 15). San Diego’s refugee brain gainVoice of San Diego.

Cadelago, C. (2010, November 9). Azalea Park gets city’s first water-conservation gardenSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Persinger, H. (2010, December 9). School health clinic opens in City HeightsSan Diego Union-Tribune. 


Hagstrom, S. (2011, January 11). Class warfare in City HeightsSan Diego Reader. 

Persinger, H. (2011, February 18). City Heights school group may take new approachSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Florida, A. (2011, March 3). They dream of seeing an invisible parkVoice of San Diego. 

Florido, A. (2011, July 5). A culture clash where three neighborhoods meetVoice of San Diego. 

Magee, M. (2011, October 14). Groups join forces to boost City Heights childrenSan Diego Union-Tribune. 


Engel, A. (2012, Spring). Intersections: The legacy of Sol PriceUSC Trojan Family. 

Aguilera, E. (2012, May 11). City Heights garden transports caretakersSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Lee, M. (2012, May 11). SD canyonlands trail plan gets big boostSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Daniels, A. (2012, July 25). A blast from the past! City Heights Community Garden 1991-1996San Diego Free Press. 

Showley, R. (2012, December 8). City Heights retail center changes handsSan Diego Union-Tribune. 

Burks, M. (2012, December 12). Refugees in City Heights fight for better medical translationKPBS. 


Burks, M. (2013, February 18). Somalis raised in City Heights consider returning to their homelandVoice of San Diego. 

Burks, M. (2013, February 22). San Diego’s Somali population: ExplainedVoice of San Diego. 


Cabrera, M., Cavanaugh, M., & Pico, P. (2014, March 25). City Heights Photo Exhibition To Be Unveiled At USC Urban Poverty Conference. KPBS.

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