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Museum Month returns to in-person program

By KENDRA SITTON With San Diego museums fully operating once again, residents have the chance to visit these attractions for half-off admission throughout February. The Museum Month program was growing in popularity before the pandemic. In February 2019, more than 29,000 people visited a museum at a discounted price. The…

Lyle Rennick pursues passion for painting late in life

By BONNIE OWEN Lyle grew up and attended high school in Laguna Beach in the 1950s. Most of his art was for projects at school. He made drawings for the yearbook and school paper, posters, and stage artwork. On graduation, he was awarded the Bank Of America Art Achievement Award,…

Changing lives one flight at a time

By ELAINE ALFARO  It all started with a middle school friendship, untapped free time, and a life-changing nonprofit organization needing volunteers. Brenda Patrick, originally from the Bay Area but now a local in La Mesa, sought a new avenue for her spare time after retiring from a lifelong career in…

Schools look for more normalcy in COVID era

By DAVE THOMAS Companies, organizations, schools and more are adjusting how they go about doing business again amid another winter surge of the coronavirus.  Several universities and schools in San Diego announced recently they would return to virtual classes to begin the 2022 spring semester. For many students and staff,…

Marching band makes a difference

Foothiller Footsteps By Connie and Lynn Baer The past two years of COVID have presented seemingly insurmountable obstacles for activity classes such as high school marching bands. Grossmont High School instrumental music director James Villegas found ways to overcome those obstacles. 2021 Mother Goose Parade Looking back to the fall…

Public not happy with mining project report

The County held a virtual presentation of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Cottonwood Sand Mining Project on Jan. 19. More than 300 people attended the English version and in tandem, the county held the presentation in Spanish and Arabic. During the three hour meeting, not one person spoke…

American Red Cross searching for volunteers

By Jessica Brodkin Webb Staff Writer The American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties, which relies on a 90% volunteer workforce, is recruiting new volunteers for their Disaster Action Team and Blood Services volunteers, including people to help throughout East County. Regional Communications Manager for Southern California region…

County sheriff retiring in February

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore announced he will retire from his 51-year law enforcement career on Feb. 3. Following Gore’s Jan. 19 announcement, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said he will call a special meeting in March for county supervisors to consider an Interim Sheriff…

Farmers Insurance Open Day 3 tees off Thursday

The field has now been reduced to the top 70 players and ties at 3-under after the first two days. The final two rounds will be played on the South Course.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Man gets probation for role in Randall Lamb fire amid La Mesa protest

EL CAJON, Calif. (CNS) – A man who took part in burning down a historic commercial structure in downtown La Mesa following a police brutality protest that devolved into rioting was sentenced Thursday to credit for time served and two years of probation. Daniel Louis Sandoval, 44, was arrested about…

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