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In an era of "fake news",  real news that affects our communities has never been more important!  We reflect your interests,  not special interests! Please donate to help us continue our mission to reflect all voices in our communities in San Diego's East County, and provide emergency alerts, keeping you safe and informed!

We've won 97 journalism awards (2008-2016) from Society of Professoial Journalists, San Diego Press Club, and the League of Women Voters.

Please make a donation of any amount-- or a monthly sustaining pledge to help fund our community journalism and emergency alerts, enabling us to budget for the long-term. 

Donors who pledge $10 a month or more join our Editor's Club for discounts on East County Magazine events, as our way of saying "thanks for supporting community reporting and wildfire/emergency alerts!"  

MAIL A DONATION (preferred method - fastest way to help): Make checks payable to East County Magazine and mail to Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine, 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa, CA 91941

DONATE ONLINE: Be sure to choose East County Magazine from the list on our publisher's website (Heartland Coalition) by clicking here.  You can pay online with credit card or Paypal.  You can list a designation if you choose, such as "emergency alerts" or choose a community or category of news you wish to support.

East County Magazine is published by the 501(c)3 Heartland Coalition (Tax ID #  33-0792600)

More ways to help:

  • Call (619) 698-7617 or contact to learn about underwriting sponsorship opportunities
  • Host a benefit event or a "coffee with the editor" to help your neighbors "meet the press" and let us know about your issues
  • Donate a prize for a silent auction or drawing
  • Volunteer to help with event organizing, be trained as a citizen journalist, or assist with clerical needs.