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Radys Donate $200M in ‘Landmark’ Gift to Children’s Hospital

The namesakes of Rady Children’s Hospital donated a historic $200 million to the facility for a “top-to-bottom transformation,” hospital officials confirmed Thursday morning. Ernest and Evelyn Rady gifted the large sum for campus planning, technology upgrades, and to better innovate care for children in the region, the hospital said. City…

Carlton Oaks hosts first Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament, 148 golfers participate

Carlton Oaks Golf Course was the site of the first Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament on Friday, Nov. 8. Lead sponsors were the Santee Chamber of Commerce and Santee’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9327 and American Legion Post 364. One hundred forty-eight golfers participated in the sold-out event. “The planning…

Scotties head to title game again

The top-ranked Helix Highlanders scored all of their points in a span of twenty-two seconds late, late in the fourth quarter of their San Diego CIF Open Division semifinal against visiting St. Augustine on Friday night, advancing to the section title game with a 12-7 victory over the fourth-seeded Saints…

Grossmont College theater hits peak “theatricality” with Eurydice

The medical term for the disorder is congenitalus amusia, and if anybody has it, Eurydice does. She keeps musical time about as well as a cuckoo clock with a couple broken springs, opting instead for the beauty of the printed word amid the need for art in her life —…

A Look At Gun Seizures in San Diego

San Diego police have confiscated fewer guns so far this year compared to last year, according to police department data obtained by NBC 7 Investigates. Police officers in San Diego seized 1,147 guns from January 1, 2019, through October 17, 2019, an average of 27 guns confiscated per week, shows…

‘Light to Her Children’: Family Remembers Mom, Kids Killed

Family members gathered outside Rady Children’s Hospital Sunday as 9-year-old Ezekiel Valdivia remained in critical condition following a shooting that took the lives of his siblings, his mother and his father.  Ezekiel Valdivia is the only family member who survived an apparent case of murder-suicide on Saturday, investigators said. Renderings of…

It’s time to make time for civil discourse and community building

I wound my way up the roads that web themselves around Mount Helix, resisting the urge to push down on the gas. I know these bends well enough to know you can never know what will come whipping around them, and all the more so on a foggy evening in…

3 Tips to Snacking Smart

Very few people snack right and this results in frustrating weight gain. An important part of eating for fitness and/or fat loss is to keep your metabolism strong all day long with small, sensible meals and snacks. While it sounds simple to eat a little something every 2-3 hours throughout…

Marijuana and mental illness

Marijuana is easier than ever to access — 11 states (including California) and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational use for adults older than age 21, and 22 more states have legalized medicinal marijuana. Although the drug has been approved for medicinal use in many places, research is still…

Drunk driver given second-degree murder conviction

A jury convicted a Campo man on Oct. 30 of two counts of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the deaths of his passengers on Buckman Springs Road. Ryan Gary Renz, 26, was found guilty of all charges in the Jan. 25, 2017 deaths of his cousin,…

County approves funding for Bradley Avenue widening

It is a rocky road for El Cajon residents living on or commuting across Bradley Avenue right now. The section of the road between Mollison Avenue and Magnolia Avenue will be under construction as the County works to widen the street to four lanes. The widening of Bradley Avenue will…

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