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EDITORIAL: AT A CROSSROADS

 

By Assemblyman Joel Anderson

 

March 2, 2010 (Sacramento)--The RGP Prosthetic Research Center, a San Diego company that provides artificial limbs for California Children's Services, is in danger of having to stop providing these critical services for children in need... again.

 

I recently spoke with Mr. Thomas Guth, the company's President. Guth is understandably worried. Last Monday, California State Controller John Chiang warned the legislature and Governor that unless they found "cash solutions" by March, California would be unable to pay its bills. A grim reality looms ominously above California taxpayers once again - IOUs.

MUSICAL “I LOVE YOU BECAUSE” OPENS AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE

 

 

March 2, 2010 (El Cajon ) – The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department presents “I Love You Because,“ a romantic musical comedy. The production will be presented March 11-13 and March 17-20 at 7:30 p.m., as well as 2 p.m. matinees on March 13 and 20 in the Stagehouse Theatre. Critics hail it as “a charming piece of work that will send you home smiling” (The Wall Street Journal) and “terrific, refreshing fun-filled with wit and zest” (New York Times).

FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS BRING HEALTH CENTER AND JOBS TO LEMON GROVE

March 2, 2010 (Lemon Grove)--Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) held a grand opening ribbon-cutting celebration last week for the Lemon Grove Family Health Center, which was funded by a $1.3 million federal stimulus grant.

COURT RULES COUNTY VIOLATED LAW BY EXEMPTING VEGETATION CLEARING PLAN IN BACK COUNTRY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS

 

 

County argues timely removal of dead trees is needed to prevent devastating wildfires; opponents say plan destroys wildlife habitat with no public review

 

March 2, 2010 (San Diego) – A Superior Court judge last week issued a preliminary ruling in favor of the California Chaparral Institute, indicating the County of San Diego violated state law by exempting its backcountry vegetation clearance projects from public and environmental review.

NUTRITION ON A RECESSION BUDGET

 

By Dr. Kristina L Sargent, D.C.

February 27, 2010--In this economy, finances are a stressor, and the food budget is one place you may be able to cut expenses. But what is the wisest way to accomplish that goal? Making poor food choices actually increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure; so when you cut your food budget, don't cut out necessary nutrients.

Here are some tips for low-cost nutrition:

CERAMIC WORKS EXHIBITION OPENS AT GROSSMONT'S HYDE ART GALLERY MARCH 15-APRIL 22

 

 

March 2, 2010 (El Cajon)-- Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery will present “Ceramic Works,” a free exhibit of ceramic artwork by Patsy Cox and Eric Rempe, on display from March 15 to April 22. The exhibit is open to the public.

LMSV BOARD TO WEIGH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH TEACHERS , PROGRAM CUTS AT TONIGHT’S MEETING

 

 

March 2, 2010 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Spring Valley School Board's agenda this evening includes a public hearing on a tentative agreement between the LMSV Teachers Association and the Board of Education. The proposal includes early retirement incentives and pontentially, layoffs if 43 certified staffers opt for the early retirement.  Other agenda items include a financial report and budget updates, human resource recommendations, and a proposal to reduce programs and services by 98 positions in fields ranging from music to physical education to language services.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT AS SEARCH FOR CHELSEA KING CONTINUES

 

 

March 2, 2010 (Rancho Bernardo) – The search for Chelsea King continues, despite the arrest of John Gardner, a registered sex offender booked on suspicion of rape and murder. Sheriff Bill Gore has said he holds out hope that Chelsea may yet be found alive – and volunteers are needed for daily searches starting at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

 

To help in the search, come to the Chelsea King Search Center at 11858 Bernardo Plaza Court and register to volunteer.

MARKETING MATTERS: DEFINING THE BENEFITS IN YOUR PRODUCT

 


TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS AND GROWTH

 

By Rama Beerfas

March 1, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – We’ve talked about the concept of selling benefits instead of features in order to give your audience the inducement to make the purchase. Now, we need to solidly define the term "benefit."

MEMORIAL SET FOR MARCH 13 FOR ROBERT DALE HAMANN, FOUNDER OF HAMANN COMPANIES

 

March 1, 2010 (El Cajon) – A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on March 13th for Robert Dale Hamann founder of the Hamann Companies construction dynasty in El Cajon. Hamann, 86, passed away on February 11th.

ALUMNI NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR GROSSMONT COLLEGE WALK OF FAME

 

 

March 1, 2010 (El Cajon)--Grossmont College Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds for educational programs benefiting students at Grossmont College in El Cajon, is seeking nominations for its 2010 Walk of Fame Alumni Award. The Walk of Fame, located on campus in the Main Quad area, is a display of several bronze plaques embedded in concrete that feature names of distinguished alumni.

 

PROGRAM TO HELP UNINSURED IN EAST COUNTY GETS $100,000 GRANT FROM GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE

 

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has unanimously voted to approve a $100,000 grant to Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) to help cover expenses for X-ray and ultrasound tests, as well as diagnostic lab fees and medical supplies, for uninsured East County residents who are treated at an El Cajon clinic by retired physicians and nurses who donate their time.

BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT FIRE INSPECTIONS

 

March 1, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- The San Miguel Fire District has received complaints from several businesses about fraudulent fire inspections. This is happening all over the State of California, according to Fire Marshal Marsha Larsen. In 2006, the City of Torrance prosecuted two individuals and a fire protection company for posing as firefighters performing fire inspections of local businesses. The scam has now moved to our area.

DOLLARWISE DIVAS: SAVE MONEY! MARCH’S BARGAINS AND BEST BUYS

 

 


Share creative ideas to assist people of all ages with tips to save money and improve their lifestyle!

By Nancy and Dawn Clement

 

March 1, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) - Timing is everything. Each month offers unique buying opportunities and may be the best time of year to buy. Your savings per unit item may justify the purchase. As luck would have it, there are just a few items that are exceptional bargains in March and they are boats, frozen food, and coats and outwear, and air conditioning.

MANAGING THE FEAR OF FINDING ANOTHER JOB

 

 

By: Stanley Popovich

 

February 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- Layoffs in today’s business world are common--and with a lay-off comes the fear and anxiety of finding another job. With this in mind, here are some ways for you to manage those stresses involved in finding a new job.

KING ARTHUR’S QUEST BRINGS NEW MUSICAL MAGIC TO POWAY PERFORMING ARTS MARCH 6

 

February 28, 2010 (Poway) -- The nation's pre-eminent participatory children's theater company returns to the Poway Center for their eleventh season. Missoula Children's Theatre will cast local children in a magical new musical. More than 50 local students will participate in a one-week theater camp that takes them from auditions to rehearsals to two full-scale productions of King Arthur's Quest.

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