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GASTELUM REFUSES CALLS FROM RATEPAYERS TO RESIGN FROM OTAY WATER BOARD; RECALL ELECTION THREATENED OVER HIS ANTI-MUSLIM REMARKS

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 2, 2017 (Spring Valley) – Ratepayers held a protest at yesterday’s Otay Water District meeting, calling on director Hector Gastelum to resign or face a recall election due to anti-Muslim statements that he posted on Twitter.

BORREGO DAYS OCT. 21 - OCT. 23

 

East County News Service

October 7, 2016 (Borrego Springs) -- The 51st Borrego Days Desert Festival will kick off Friday, October 21st through Saturday, October 23rd. Visitors are invited to pack your sunscreen and set your navigation devices to lead you to Borrego Springs for this weekend retreat for three days of music, art, a parade, car show, kids’ carnival activities and an opportunity to enjoy nature.

VIEJAS CASINO HONORED FOR COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYING ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

October 29, 2012 (Alpine) – Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, has been named Business Partner of the Year by Partnerships with Industry (PWI). The honor was announced at PWI’s annual awards event held on Saturday, October 20.

“For seven years Viejas Casino has been providing adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities the opportunity to change their lives through employment in the community. “PWI is excited to honor Viejas Casino for their support, commitment and dedication to PWI’s mission and for being a corporate partner that defines a ‘win-win partnership,’” according to Mark Berger, PWI’s chief executive

COUNTY LIBRARY’S ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE CONCERTS IN FEB. FEATURE MANY EAST COUNTY LOCATIONS

 January 27, 2012  (San Diego County) -- The winter series of the San Diego County Library Acoustic Showcase is coming to an end with eight concerts taking place in February!  The Acoustic Showcase series offers a wonderful variety of some of San Diego's very best singer/songwriters, folk music performers and story tellers. 

 
These concerts are FREE to the community. 

 

13TH ANNUAL SANTEE PANCAKE BREAKFAST FRIDAY, NOV 11 & SATURDAY, NOV 12

 November 6, 2011 (Santee) -- The Santee Firefighters and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department  are sponsoring a the 13th Santee Breakfast in honor of Veterans Day.  All of the proceeds will benefit the Warrior Care Inititive Armed Services YMCA.

Have breakfast at the fire station from  7:00am to 10:30am. 

 

READER’S EDITORIAL: CSU PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO HATE WITH PLATITUDES

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

October 24, 2011 (San Diego)--On October 17, a group of Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM) students, faculty, staff and community members sent an unusual letter to CSUSM President Karen Haynes and the Cal State system board of trustees. The letter requested that Haynes and the trustees break their silence and take action to ameliorate the hostile educational and work environment created by The Koala, a private, for-profit hate tabloid distributed at CSUSM since January 2011, at San Diego State University since 2004/2005, and at UC San Diego since 1982.

 
You can learn more about The Koala, owner George Lee Liddle III, and some of the student staff and advocates of the hate tabloid at www.CallOutTheKoala.com. 

GUHSD TO HOST 8th ANNUAL “GOT PLANS?” CAREER & COLLEGE FAIR OCT. 22


Over 6,000 East County Students Expected to Attend Career/College Fair on Oct. 22.

 
 
October 17, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The Grossmont Union High School District will host its eighth annual “Got Plans?” Career & College Fair for high school students and parents on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cuyamaca College. 

More than 6,000 students are expected to obtain information about post-secondary options at the fair which is a partnership between the Grossmont Union High School District and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. 
 
 

A REAL OKTOBERFEST THE FIRST TWO WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER

 

 

 

September 28, 2011 (El Cajon) -- Bring the family for the 40th annual Oktoberfest in El Cajon, presented by the German American Societies, the first two weekends in October.  The dates are September 30 through October 2 and October 7through 9, for San Diego’s original Oktoberfest – complete with a tantalizing selection of German foods, beverages, and so much more!

 

 

 

16 ALVARADO HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS NAMED TOP DOCTORS

According to San Diego Magazine’s Annual Special Issue

 
September 27, 2011 San Diego, CA Alvarado Hospital Medical Center has 16 physicians in 11 specialties named "Top Doctors" in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey done collaboratively with the San Diego County Medical Society.
 
 

WILL POWER REPORT: SAVE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

 
Nothing but the truth!
 
 
 
   
September 4, 2011 (San Diego)--Since Ben Franklin organized the U.S. Postal Service, the mailman has been a fixture in U.S. culture. But now the internet and private delivery service has forced the U.S. mail into a deficit. Thousands of small Post Offices are closed, and many rural communities are losing their common connecter of culture.
 

WILL POWER REPORT: THE INVISIBLE HAND

Nothing but the truth!
 
By Will Power
 
 
July 11, 2011 (San Diego)--Capitalism, which is based on the classical economic model of Adam Smith, has morphed into a form of State Socialism, whereby the profits of private corporations are guaranteed by the Full Faith and Credit of the US taxpayers.  This has resulted in a huge national debt of $11 trillion and counting.
 
 
What's worse, the separation of the US Fed and the US Congress means the financial rules have been fixed.  The game is rigged in the favor of Big Banks and Brokers.
 
 

TARGET EXPANDS RECALL OF CHILD BOOSTER SEATS FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL REPORTS OF FALLS

 

June 15, 2011 (Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 

NEW LAW REQUIRES CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN HOMES

 

June 13, 2011 (Sacramento) – Starting July 1, 2011 new legislation will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home; a move CAL FIRE officials say will save lives. “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, each year claiming the lives of an average of 480 people,” said Acting State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover. “And sending more than 20,000 people to emergency rooms across the nation.” Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced from heaters, fireplaces, furnaces and many types of appliances and cooking devices.