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Legal, medical experts talk reproductive justice

On May 5, practicing obstetrician-gynecologist Akilah Weber, who currently serves in the California Assembly, and state Attorney General Rob Bonta addressed how California will respond if Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme court case which ruled the right to abortion is a fundamental liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment of…

La Mesa mulls multiple homeless initiatives

The La Mesa City Council on Tuesday accepted and filed the first quarterly Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement report of 2022. The HOME program is a shared initiative between the city and La Mesa Police Department which provides a trauma-informed, housing-first approach to addressing homelessness in La Mesa. Between January…

Local filmmakers join GI Film Festival

Returning to the big screen and virtually, the GI Film Festival is celebrating its 15th year May 17- 22 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. This year’s lineup features 26 films with full-length documentaries, narrative stories, animated shorts, student projects, and local and international films. Along with…

Western Days, rodeo return

Western Days is back in Lakeside this year with the 57th Annual Western Days Parade and the 58th Lakeside Rodeo coming back in action April 21-24. This year’s parade starts at 9:35 a.m. on April 23, traveling through historic downtown Lakeside, with around 115 contingents in the parade this year.…

Lakeside a buzz with haircuts

What began six years ago to help the unsheltered in Lakeside with a small table of pastries and about 10 haircuts, has now turned into a full-scale day of help for the homeless, with a lot of help from Lakeside’s Reflections Salon & Day Spa, and a host of volunteers.…

East County oral surgeons bring smile back to army veteran

U.S. Army veteran Leonard Laquindanum received a new $50,000 smile makeover through the annual Smiles for Veterans program that honors local veterans from the region. Laquindanum suffered most of his life from missing teeth. And a few specialized dentists in the region helped him gain his smile back. Laquindanum served…

Loyal bests Albion, 2-1, in U.S. Open Cup matchup

The San Diego Loyal continues to stack up milestones in its first three years in existence by adding another mark to its history with a 2-1 win against Albion San Diego in its first-ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearance on April 6. A late goal by Taylor Crull at…

Sockers of old inspire current edition to greatness

Their names are synonymous with the pinnacle of professional indoor soccer in San Diego: Alan Mayer, Juli Veee, Jean Willrich, Zoltan Toth, Brian Quinn, Kevin Crow, Kaz Deyna and, of course, head coach Ron Newman. They were the heart and soul of the original San Diego Sockers of the North…

More mild days into the start of the weekend

High pressure over the southwest will lead to warmer than usual inland temperatures. Continued onshore flow will mean less of an impact for the coast & valleys.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Baskets and Miracles for kids

Miracles for Kids, which provides food, clothing and shelter for families with critically ill children, was the driving force behind hundreds of Easter baskets assembled and delivered on April 2 by volunteers from all over Southern California, including Lakeside, Alpine and La Mesa. Although the non-profit organization has worked since…

Grossmont Center’s Elam’s Hallmark showing it has heart

By DAVE THOMAS When it comes to having heart, Elam’s Hallmark in Grossmont Center certainly qualifies. The business recently completed its annual Hearts for CF campaign. This was their 11th year of raising awareness and funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of San Diego. Elam’s Hallmark has now raised more…

Beef Barley Soup

By Julie White Serves 6 -8 The barley in this soup adds a nutty flavor that is very tasty. Ingredients 4 Tbs Vegetable oil 2 Carrots peeled and sliced 2 Medium onion diced 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup red wine 2 pads steak, fat trimmed and cut into1/2 inch…

Buyer and seller beware: Do not fall for Facebook Marketplace scams

By Summer Stephan Facebook is a platform where you can seemingly get it all: updates about your friends, cute baby pics, news stories or romantic dates. But its marketplace, where people go to quickly buy and sell merchandise, is also a place fraught with scams. One billion users buy and…

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