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Pencils

By Jeff Larabee I recently volunteered in my daughter’s 2nd grade classroom. It happened to be a math test day – a test that is taken first thing in the morning. As the teacher gave instructions to prepare for the test, Lorenzo the Sharpener arose and strode to his station…

Play Game

By Jeff Larabee Kid dinner options at our house have reached an all-time low. Cheese quesadilla, grilled cheese sandwich, mac & cheese, cheese and crackers, bean & cheese burrito. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good bite of cheese and especially a well-prepared charcuterie plate, but c’mon kids! Can’t…

Helix takes high road to Grossmont Valley League lead

The Helix Highlanders took the inside track to claim this year’s Grossmont Valley League wrestling championship after defeating host Monte Vista, 38- 33, last Thursday. The Highlanders stormed out to a 20-9 lead before holding off a spirited comeback by the Monarchs. “We won the matches we were supposed to…

Santee’s Mast Park gets a $10 million facelift

After a year-long closure and a $10 million renovation, Mast Park in Santee reopened on Feb. 1, starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the avail­ability of the new facility to the public. With nearly 100 acres, the park transformed the al­ready popular park with some major upgrades.…

Volunteers pitch in with Lakeside cleanup

Volunteers showed up with gloves and tools in hand to help dig up weeds and pick up trash in the drive through mailbox area of the Lakeside post office. Lakeside youth Camryn and Taylor Halfaker, Savannah and Sahara Simpson and their chaper­one, Kelly Halfaker, were welding the shovels and hoes,…

Enter to win Hero of the Month!

Nominate your Hero and they could win FREE mortgage/rent paid for 1 month!          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Pedestrian killed while crossing freeway

LA MESA, Calif. — A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing a freeway on foot near La Mesa Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol said. The pedestrian was trying to cross lanes along westbound state Route 94 east of College Avenue when they were fatally hit by a vehicle…

Winter warmth and gusty winds

Gusty winds linger through Friday afternoon. Much warmer afternoons Friday into Saturday with dry offshore flow. Temperatures will plummet Sunday into Monday.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Magnolia makes money

Before El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells ascended the stage at the Ronald Reagan Community Center on East Douglas Avenue to report on the State of the City Tuesday evening, he sang the praises of the newly developed Magnolia theater venue, formerly known as East County Performing Arts Center. Speaking candidly,…

Olympic torch, hopefuls run through Santee

Beginning the celebrations of Santee’s 40th year as a city, on Jan. 23 hopeful Olympic track and field athletes and community members ran from West Hills High School to Santee Trolley Square carrying the Olympic torch, which was lit and stayed lit through the Olympic trials held on Jan. 25…

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