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Portion of Teralta Park Unity in Community Mural featuring images of people from the City Heights community

Project Update: Teralta Neighborhood Park “Unity in the Community” Mural

June 9, 2022

Written by Dan Tomsky, City Heights volunteer / “Unity” mural team The “Unity in the Community” mural emerging in Teralta Neighborhood Park is expected to be completed this summer. This multi-year project with its artistic images and vivid colors is already uplifting City Heights residents and visitors alike as they walk by what is becoming […]

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Gift certificate pilot program provides needed support for City Heights community

February 17, 2021

In December, the City Heights Business Association, in collaboration with the City Heights Economic Development Collaborative, launched a pilot gift card program aimed at helping local businesses and residents hurt by the pandemic.  The program provided 10 City Heights businesses with $500 each in exchange for 20 gift certificates. Gift certificates were distributed to City […]

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CHBA Spotlight: The Clean & Safe Program

October 13, 2020

Our local team keeps the streets of City Heights clean and safe, promoting economic growth in the community Graffiti removal, power washing, and street sweeping are just a few of the many services provided through the City Heights Business Association’s Clean & Safe Program that contribute to creating a welcoming environment for residents, visitors, and […]

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Business Spotlight: Fruteria Disfrutalas

August 6, 2020

Meet Samantha Palomino of the family-owned Fruteria Disfrutalas, located at 3647 University Avenue. With a strong passion for serving the City Heights community, and experience overcoming setbacks, Disfrutalas is weathering the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing to provide healthy and delicious take-out options to the neighborhood seven days a week. Tell us […]

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City Heights Relief Program Helping Businesses Keep Doors Open

July 30, 2020

The City Heights Economic Development Collaborative, which includes the City Heights Business Association, the City Heights Community Development Corporation, the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association and Local Initiatives Support Corporation San Diego, or LISC, has raised close to $240,000 to provide grants to local small businesses that are struggling as a result of the […]

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Business Spotlight: FireBirds Chicken

July 1, 2020

FireBirds Chicken, located at 4155 University Avenue, opened its doors to the City Heights community last fall, serving Nashville-inspired hot chicken, along with a variety of creative, mouth-watering side dishes. We recently caught up with the FireBirds team to learn more about their story. Tell us a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been […]

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Business Spotlight: Ryan Bros. Coffee

June 23, 2020

Meet Maxine Zepeda, owner of Ryan Bros. Coffee City Heights, located at 4465 University Avenue. While the Ryan Bros. name may be well known throughout San Diego, this City Heights coffee shop has a unique story, a strong partnership with local non-profit, Worthy, and a mission grounded in supporting and giving back to the community. […]

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CHBA & Super Cocina donate meals to local families

June 2, 2020

City Heights Business Association partnered with local restaurant Super Cocina to donate over 100 meals to City Heights families impacted by Covid-19.

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Supporting Local Businesses During COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Small businesses are the backbone of our City Heights community. Due to social distancing measures enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our local businesses are needing to reduce their hours and offerings, or temporarily close their doors. This is an uncertain time for small businesses, but there is still much you can […]

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Business Spotlight: Jupiter Records & Tapes

March 11, 2020

We recently spent some time talking music, business, and all things City Heights with local resident and record store owner Harry Miller. Harry is the co-owner of Jupiter Records and Tapes, located at 3610 University Avenue. His store is home to the most extensive collection of music and vinyl we’ve seen in San Diego. But […]

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