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State of East County: five female wrestlers punch tickets to Bakersfield

By Phillip Brents Sports editor With the inaugural San Diego Masters girls state-qualifying tournament held last Friday at Steele Canyon High School and four  boys divisional tournaments taking place throughout the section on Saturday, it was a whirlwind weekend for East County high school wrestlers. There was plenty for mat…

Toxic waste still a problem for El Cajon neighborhoods

From 1963 to 1985, aerospace manufacturing company Senior Aerospace Ketema (formerly Am­etek) in El Cajon dumped thousands of pounds of a chemical degreaser into a shallow redwood-lined pit that sat on its property. This resulted in a toxic groundwater plume of trichloroethylene, which travels through the soil by a process…

Flu a greater danger than coronavirus

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of coronavirus a public health emergency of international con­cern. Despite the growing number of cases globally, local health officials say the flu poses a greater risk in San Diego. At Scripps health clinics in East County and all of their San Diego locations,…

Wolf Pack kickers are on the prowl for CIF title repeat

The West Hills High School boys soccer team rolled the dice against the odds as the No. 10 seed to win last year’s San Diego Section Division III champion­ship. This year, the Wolf Pack could be among the favorites to win the Division II banner. West Hills enters Thurs­day’s final…

East County polo women help fill out CIF divisional playoff brackets

The high school girls water po­lo season seems set up for an ex­citing conclusion after eight East County teams gained entry into this year’s San Diego Section playoffs, including four teams with top four seeds to place them among the favorites to beat in their respective divisions. Monte Vista received…

Sunshine and mild all around

Clear and cool weather is in store for Valentines day. Tranquil weather will persist over the next several days, with temperatures hovering near seasonal.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Chula Vista teachers rally for better pay, benefits

Teachers have been negotiating with their school district for a new contract since last May, but they are come to a standstill over one key issue.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Who’s behind the most “Instagrammable” restaurants in San Diego?

There are some restaurants in San Diego that people will wait for hours to get into. They’ll make reservations weeks in advance. And it’s not just for the food, it’s also for the Instagram pictures! Morning Glory is one of those restaurants. There is always a line out the door.…

2nd COVID-19 case confirmed in San Diego

UN health emergencies chief: “It’s way too early” to predict the beginning of the end of China’s virus outbreak.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Winter storm brings rain, snow to San Diego County

A winter weather advisory warning of potentially hazardous driving conditions in the mountains will be in effect until 4 p.m. Monday.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

THE ART OF RUNNING

Participants in the Run For the Arts got off to a running start in the 2-mile race fundraiser in Lakeside Feb. 1. Entry fees benefited the Lakeside Unified School District arts programs. The run was held the same day as a health fair at the community center. The top three…

La Mesa hires new city manager

In a unanimous decision the La Mesa City Council approved the employment agreement bringing in Greg Humora as La Mesa’s New city manager on Jan. 28. “I am humbled and honored to be selected and would like to thank the City Council for their confidence in me,” said Humora. “La…

RACE TO FILL THE 50TH

Editor’s note: In the weeks leading up to the March 3 pri­mary election The East County Californian will publish Q and As provided to congressional candidates. Tell us a little about yourself, where you live and why you are running for Congress. LUCINDA KWH JAHN: My name is Lucinda KWH…

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