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Tips for spotting scam crowdfunding campaigns

We’ve all been scrolling through a social media feed when a fundraising campaign catches our eye. Either someone is raising money for medical expenses, a friend’s daughter is collecting funds for a school trip or your old college roommate is creating a life-changing product but needs cash to get it…

Santana opens season on a 5-0 streak, best in eight years

The Santana Sultans are in the midst of a possibly historic season. The Sultans are the top-rated team in the San Diego Section’s Division IV and taking on all comers. Last Friday night, Santana fought off the traffic then torched Montgomery, which came in ranked second in the division, 35-6,…

La Mesa City Council votes to allow more pot dispensaries

LA MESA, Calif. — While many cities in San Diego County are looking limit the number of marijuana dispensaries, the City of La Mesa took a big step forward Tuesday in allowing more shops to operate. At a meeting Tuesday evening, the La Mesa City Council unanimously approved an ordinance…

Lakeside schools to focus on civics

Civics will have a greater focus in our local classrooms. The Lakeside Unified School District unanimously passed a resolution “in support of civics learning opportunities” at their board meeting on Sept. 12, 2019. Though civics is and has been part of the LUSD curriculum, the resolution directs district staff to…

Santee Bluegrass Festival a decade of good times

More than 1,800 Santee residents and 80 vendors gathered together to support their local parks and programs. This past Saturday, Sept. 14, the city of Santee hosted their 10th Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser. Local eateries, breweries and wineries were in attendance to offer their support and provide guests with a…

Sherrif’s department runs underage drinking stings aimed at suppliers, two arrested

Two people were arrested on Sept. 6 after they agreed to buy alcohol for a minor during a Sheriff’s sting operation in Spring Valley. Seventeen other people refused to buy alcohol for a minor, who was actually an undercover Sheriff’s deputy as part of Operation Shoulder Tap. The Sheriff’s department…

Boat Full of Marijuana Ran Aground

A motor boat holding a large amount of marijuana washed ashore at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Oceanside Police reported. A truckload full of bags possibly containing cargo from the ship was hauled off the Oceanside beach. NY Gov. Urges Halt to All Vaping Amid Lung Disease Outbreak The boat was…

Performing Arts good for the community

The opening of The Magnolia, El Cajon’s Performing Arts Center, scheduled for this month, is not only highly anticpated, but highly needed. El Cajon has become a thriving arts district with its downtown boasting half a dozen galleries all within walking distance, with festivals and celebrations to boot. The beloved…

Helping older dog owners avoid injury

San Diego offers the perfect climate for dog ownership. With beautiful beaches, parks, trails and dog-friendly stores and restaurants, dog owners can take their furry companions just about anywhere. It’s one of the closest and healthiest bonds around, and can be especially beneficial for seniors who may be retired, living…

Drunk driver who killed pregnant woman sentenced

A drunk driver who caused the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child in East County was sentenced Aug. 26 to 34 years to life in prison. Andrew Dorian Milonis, 46, was given two consecutive terms of 15 years to life plus four years for the deaths of…

San Diego Police Warn Commuters: Be Responsible While Using Rideshares

San Diego Police and rideshare drivers are warning people to pay attention while using rideshare apps. “Just be responsible,” was the primary advice from SDPD Lt. Shawn Takeuchi. “You’re getting into a stranger’s car. You’ve never met this person before.” New Species of Mosquitoes Descend on San Diego Yet thousands…

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