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‘No Safe Spaces’ makes special debut in El Cajon, exposes free speech war

“It’s a sneak peak viewing,” she said. “I can have some seats reserved.” Here was an offer I wasn’t about to turn down: a special preview of a new documentary with reserve seating next to the associate producer. A good friend since our high school speech and debate days, Nobeleen…

Sidewalks coming to Rios Canyon Road, Petite Lane, Kenwood Drive

Portions of Rios Canyon Road and Petite Lane in Lakeside and Kenwood Drive in Spring Valley will soon have new sidewalks. Two separate 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes Sept. 25, with Greg Cox in Washington, D.C., authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of construction contracts.…

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…

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