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A Complete Guide to the Democratic Debates for the 2020 Presidential Primary

The first four Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential election are in the bag and the fifth will take place on Nov. 20.  When and How to Watch the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates What Past Democratic Debates Have Revealed About Candidates The Democratic National Committee has approved up to 12 debates, with…

Foothiller music program director brings attention to decaying instruments

As its 99th school year begins, Grossmont High School has 1,700 students enrolled in its Visual and Performing Arts programs, the largest number in the Grossmont Union High School District. The large number of students in so many wonderful programs, like the Instrumental Music program, make it difficult to fund…

Scoreboard: Senior Matador football star reported to be leading the nation in receiving yards

Mount Miguel High senior wide receiver Jahiem Allen-Pompey is purported to be leading the nation in receiving yards with just two weeks remaining in the regular season. Among teams reporting individual statistics to the country’s most widely-recognized prep sports website, Allen-Pompey has 1,493 receiving yards in eight contests for an average…

Reminiscing on finding friendship in the flurry

Back in the Fall of 2012, I was a hapless young freelancer with one foot in politics and one foot in journalism and absolutely zero grounding in reality. That was the autumn I discovered frienship – or rather, it discovered me. I had just finished my associates degree in Paralegal…

Stabbing Reported in Chollas Creek

A man was rushed to the hospital Friday night after he was found in a vehicle suffering from stab wounds. The man was found at around 10:15 in a car near the intersection of Euclid and Home Avenue, according ot the San DIego Police Dpartment. Outdated Security Measures May Have…

Two men given life sentences for gang-related double murder

Two men who were convicted of killing two others in gang related shootings in La Mesa were sentenced Oct. 11 to two consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole. The families of both East County victims, Xusha Brown, Jr., 22, and Darris Walker, 20, were present to…

La Mesa residents celebrate first anniversary of Brady Family Clubhouse, community youth

Lots of happy youngsters filled tables and game rooms in the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County’s Brady Family Clubhouse on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Many happy adults gathered in the facility too, to celebrate the first anniversary since opening of the 26,000-square-foot clubhouse. The complex includes a 10,000-square-foot…

Lakeside Branch Library’s new head librarian is one for the books

Mary Elder is the new head librarian at the Lakeside Branch Library. Elder hails from Tucson, Arizona. After earning degrees from the University of Arizona in both English Literature and Library and Information Science, she worked at the Pima Public Library for four years. It is apparent she loves her…

What to expect when you’re expecting children after breast cancer

Ana Ramirez has an easygoing smile that lights up a room when she enters. These days, she has lots to smile about, which wasn’t the case in 2016. Ana was only 31 at the time and diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was scared. I thought I was going to die…

Angels Deny Knowledge of Organization's Reported Involvement in Skaggs' Drug Use

The Los Angeles Angels’ director of communications told federal investigators that he provided oxycodone to Tyler Skaggs and abused the drug with the pitcher, according to an ESPN report published Saturday. Director of Communications Eric Kay also gave the Drug Enforcement Administration names of five other players who he believed…

Lutsenko Is Unnamed Ukrainian Who Led Plot to Oust Yovanovitch, Says Official

The unnamed Ukrainian official referenced in a federal indictment as directing a plot to oust the then-U.S. ambassador is Ukraine’s former chief prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, according to a U.S. official familiar with the events.  According to the source, Lutsenko is the Ukrainian official who prosecutors say urged two associates of…

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