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Robert Price congratulates a Hoover High scholarship recipient.

Price Philanthropies awards higher education scholarships

With tuition and fees costing an average of more than $9,000 per year for instate public university students, scholarships play a critical role in helping youth attend college. Factor in books, room, and board and the yearly cost to attend college can match the gross income for many City Heights families. This year 65 seniors […]

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Clark Middle School students are carrying out real life science experiments from inside their classroom

Grant brings real science to City Heights students

City Heights middle school students are performing experiments only dreamed about by real scientists just 20 years ago thanks to the Salk Institute. While seventh graders may not appreciate just how “gigantic” that is, according to Monroe Clark Middle School science teacher James King, the significance is not lost on the teachers. With help from […]

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Cinema Little Saigon

Cinema Little Saigon

Price Philanthropies supported the Pacific Arts Movement, a San Diego non-profit media arts organization, to host “Cinema Little Saigon” at Hoover High as part of its spring showcase commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. City Heights became a relocation hub for many Vietnamese fleeing Vietnam in the mid 1970’s and today is […]

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Dulce Perez, a sophomore at Hoover High, has made her way to the Rotary Club district finals on the strength of her speech about the motives of competition.

Winning isn’t everything

In an ironic twist, a Hoover High School sophomore is competing to be the best while making the case that competition can be self-destructive. Dulce Perez’s five-minute address at the Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest has been gaining accolades as she’s placed first in her last two competitions leading up to the district finals. Along the […]

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YMCA

A popular new landmark

The wait is finally over. The new Copley-Price Family YMCA opened its doors in January, attracting thousands of curious residents from City Heights, Kensington and Talmadge who came to tour the new facility and sign up for memberships. “We did not expect to be this busy,” said marketing director Bobby Klein as throngs of children […]

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Wilson Middle School Principal Dave Downey relaxes at the Tiger Bench, a symbol of the many changes that have occurred since he took over two years ago.

Wilson wants a second chance to make a good impression

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. It’s an old saying that Wilson Middle School Principal Dave Downey hopes he can change. Downey’s first impression after touring Wilson as principal two years ago was memorable for all the wrong reasons. “I was appalled by the curbside appeal,” Downey said. Trash […]

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Artist Erick De La Rosa guided big and little brothers and sisters in painting this canvas to be hung at the new office

Big Brothers Big Sisters moves into City Heights

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County is moving its headquarters into the City Heights Center (aka Price Center) on Fairmount and University by the end of the year. Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Deborah Condon says the organization moved because more than 50% of the kids live in or near the Mid-City area. […]

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Mentorship program developing future journalists

Amanda Leutmixay and four of her fellow Hoover High students sit around a conference table on the campus of the University of San Diego discussing what they are going to write about for their upcoming story. Amanda is flanked by her mentor, college senior Kelsey Grey, who will be graduating with a degree in Communications […]

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USC students suggest improvements

Master of Planning Students from the USC Price School of Public Policy spent the spring semester of 2014 coming up with ideas to improve the Fairmount Avenue Corridor of City Heights between University Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard. Here is a link to a story written by USC’s Cristy Lytal about the project. USC Redesign.

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YMCA breaks ground on City Heights facility

A future City Heights landmark is officially under construction. The Copley-Price Family YMCA held an Oct. 8 groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the community cooperation and fundraising that are making the $34-million neighborhood center possible. The Copley Family YMCA initially sought to expand its current facility on Landis Street, but that vision changed after Price Charities offered […]

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