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GIVE THE DREAM TO HELP STUDENTS STAY IN COLLEGE: MARCH 16

 

March 14, 2013 (San Diego's East County)--Give the Dream, a fundraising extravaganza to benefit Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students facing financial emergencies, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at three East County locations: Grossmont Center, Parkway Plaza and Santee Trolley Square Center. 

The event is being held to raise money for Dreamkeepers, a program that awards scholarships of up to $500 to students who face a financial hardship that threatens their ability to stay in college.

FINANCIAL WELLNESS CAN BE YOURS IN 2013

 

By Erika Lawrence

Social Security District Manager, El Cajon

February 9, 2013 (El Cajon)--January is Financial Wellness Month — a great time to think about your own financial future. It also happens to be at this time that many people make resolutions for the New Year. Why not combine the two and make your own financial wellness a resolution for 2013?

WATER AUTHORITY RELEASED PROPOSED PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR CARLSBAD DESALINATION; PUBLIC MEETINGS PLANNED OCT. 2 AND OCT. 10

October 2, 2012  (Carlsbad) -- The San Diego County Water Authority released a proposed Water Purchase Agreement with Poseidon Resources, the private developer of the planned seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad. The release opens a public review period that includes two special evening public meetings to share information on the agreement and to receive public comment.

The agreement specifies the proposed commercial and financial terms for the production and delivery of water from the planned desalination plant to the Water Authority’s regional water delivery and treatment system.  It also includes terms for the potential purchase of the plant by the Water Authority. 

INTERIOR DEPT. REPORT SLAMS BLM FOR POOR MONITORING, LACK OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AT WIND AND SOLAR PROJECTS ON PUBLIC LANDS

 

By Miriam Raftery

 
June 24, 2012 (Washington D.C.) – A scathing new report  by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Inspector General highlights “significant failures” by the federal Bureau of Land Managment  in its stewardship over  more than 30,000 wind energy right-of-way (ROW) acres and another 31,000 acres of solar energy ROW  sites.  View the complete report at http://docs.wind-watch.org/BLM-Renewable-Energy-Program.pdf.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE OFFICE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT

 
May 27, 2012 (El Cajon)--Women Give San Diego, a local nonprofit organization, has awarded Grossmont College’s Office Professional Training (OPT) program a $15,500 grant to assist with counseling services for OPT students.
 
The college’s OPT program provides up-to-date skills training for jobs in professional office settings in the accounting, insurance, and financial services fields. More than 2,200 students have graduated from the OPT program since it started in 1985.

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
May 16, 2012 (San Diego County) -- In the past week the Sheriff's Elder Abuse Unit has received information about two telephone scams which prey upon elderly residents of San Diego County. The first scam involved a suspect who claimed to be a 'relative' of an elderly woman whom he could not reach by phone.

READERS’ EDITORIAL: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CITY’S “RETIREMENT” ISSUES

 

By Joseph Asciutto, El Cajon
 
“If the current City retirement system is allowed to change, and the politicians then rape the retirement fund (like they did to Social Security) the citizens of San Diego will be in for massive financial problems in the form of unfunded liabilities.”
 
 
May 7, 2012 (San Diego)--I am a retired San Diego City firefighter and have followed the City's "retirement problem" since its genesis in the early 2000's. Very little of what is currently being disseminated is factual, and hopefully this letter will enlighten you so that others can also learn from your knowledge.  

SANTA YSABEL TRIBE TAKES A STAND FOR A “FAIR DEAL”

 
May 7, 2012 (Santa Ysabel)-- The Iipay Nation of the Santa Ysabel Tribe is holding its ground against San Diego County demands for a $3 million arbitration settlement. The tribe states that the county projections were unrealistic and fundamentally flawed. The Santa Ysabel Tribe affirms the casino is willing to pay a fair settlement within its actual, not projected, situation.

 

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT WITH A STRUCTURAL PEST INSPECTION

By Derek Roach

 
April 11, 2012 (San Diego) -- Purchasing a large investment such as a home can be a stressful experience. There can be multiple parties involved to ensure a smooth transaction during the buying process. Real estate agents, loan officers, escrow representatives, appraisers, and home inspectors all play a significant role in accomplishing one goal: Closing the purchase on your house. 

WELLS FARGO HOSTS JAN. 25 WORKSHOP TO HELP SAN DIEGO CUSTOMERS FACING MORTGAGE PAYMENT CHALLENGES

 Several workshops scheduled in 2012 to help thousands of American families avert foreclosure

 
January 22, 2012 (San Diego)-- Wells Fargo & Company  is hosting the first of three free workshops across Southern California in San Diego for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, Wachovia Mortgage and Wells Fargo Home Equity customers facing financial hardships. Wells Fargo has invited more than 9,000 mortgage customers in San Diego County and South West Riverside to the free workshop which will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., at the San Diego Convention Center - Hall E located at 111 West Harbor Drive in San Diego. Parking is free - customers should refer to the event website for instructions. 

‘TIS THE SEASON TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY


Wells Fargo offer tips to keep holiday spending under control
 
December 11, 2011 (San Diego) -- Before you and your kids start checking off the holiday shopping list this season, give your kids the gift that keeps on giving - teach them the importance of financial education. Parents, who plan ahead and teach their children good financial habits before they start shopping, will avoid added holiday stress by keeping spending under control. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is offering six ways to help parents to prepare their kids for the holiday shopping season.
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