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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…

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,…

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