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La Mesa California

Californian ringing in the new year with new editorial team

San Diego Neighborhood Newspapers (SDNN) is excited in bringing the East County community a fresh 2020 with a new editorial team that will continue and grow The East County Californian’s hyper local coverage to all of its neighbor­ing cities and unincorporated regions. SDNN Group Publisher Linda Rosas Townson said that…

East County set to welcome two new veterans service organizations

One hundred years ago, the U.S. Congress chartered two enduring veterans service organizations. The first was The American Legion, composed of military veterans and active-du­ty service members. The second was the American Legion Auxil­iary, whose members were at the time female relatives of military veterans and active-duty service members. East…

Transition, change and good deeds

In February the El Cajon Citizen of the Year Commit­tee selected Joe Mackey as its 2018 El Cajon Citizen of the Year. Mackey, founder, president and CEO of XL Staffing Service, Inc. and Excell Security, Inc., was honored at a luncheon Feb. 5 at the El Cajon Elks Lodge 1812,…

Impressions and sound effects with Pablo Francisco

Comedian Pablo Francisco delivers his arsenal of spot-on impressions and hilarious parodies on December 27th – 31st at the American Comedy Co. in San Diego.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Gift of literacy

San Diego Oasis staff and volunteers visited Murdock Elementary School in La Mesa for a special holiday edition of their year-long book distribution efforts. The new and gently used books are provided to elementary school students at schools throughout San Diego County. The distribution is an extension of nonprofit San…

Helix boys basketball team features talent overload in 2019-20 season

Helix High School boys bas­ketball head coach John Singer admitted his team is a work in progress this season. “We’ll be up and we’ll be down,” he said. “We don’t have great size but we have good high school size, we’re very athletic and we have speed.” The Highlanders finished…

Bringing holiday joy to children in need

San Diego County ranks fourth of the highest popula­tion of homeless individuals and homeless families with children. Since 2009, the East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) in El Cajon has worked to make a difference in these numbers, providing services for both individuals and families to help them get back…

Classroom to honor family’s long-standing generosity

Cuyamaca College is naming a classroom in the Ornamental Horticulture Complex after a longtime benefactor which re­cently endowed the college dis­trict’s Promise Plus program $100,000 for student scholar­ships. The Governing Board ap­proved the classroom dedication recently in recognition of the decades-long support of the Rice Family Foundation, which has donated…

Season of giving should not be season of scamming

This time of year, many folks take time to give back to those who may be less fortunate. Some volunteer for a food pantry or mentor at an elementary school. Others donate to charities that target the causes they really care about. Nobody chooses to get scammed. But tricksters have…

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