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Summer home safety tips for seniors

By DR. ROSS COLT The world is opening back up. There’s a sense of relief in the air, but also anxiety. If you’re caring for an aging spouse, family member, friend or neighbor while also transitioning back to the office or your normal activities, you may be nervous about leaving…

Summertime activities in swing at Helix High School

By JENNIFER OSBORN It’s summer, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the Helix campus. Traditionally quiet months at school, June and July have been a time for plenty of opportunities for Helix students to come on campus for educational and enrichment activities, as well as meeting with their…

‘Mighty Nine’ mighty determined to play on

Despite a rough start, one softball team participating in a qualifying tournament last weekend put together a mighty win streak to land themselves in this weekend’s State Regionals in Santee. The Alpine All-Stars softball team, dubbed The Mighty Nine with just nine girls ages ten and under on the roster,…

Comics: Not just academic

For the second year in a row Comic-Con International San Diego suspended its in-person event, an event that pumps an estimated $166 million impact to the regional economy, however, the online Comic-Con@Home returns this weekend July 23-25. In hopes that COVID-19 conditions improve, it is currently planning a smaller supplemental…

Santee cycles through affordable housing options

On July 14, the Santee City council held a public hearing on the sixth cycle housing element, with a newly added urgency ordinance intended to retain local control over affordable housing locations. Development Services Director Melanie Kush warned city council members that the municipality is getting close to the legally…

Celebrity cookbook round-up!

By HALEY ZAMORA Although it may be too hot to turn on the oven, readers can live vicariously through these five fun cookbooks penned by celebrity authors: Best known for his role in the film Machete as the title character, actor Danny Trejo released his first cookbook: “Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes…

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