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Articles by Special to the East County Californian

Every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia. For many of these people, their only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Yet 70% of people who need a transplant do not have a fully matched donor in their family. They rely on a complete stranger for marrow donation to save their life, more than 95% of the time people between the ages of 18 and 44 are selected as a donor by physicians.

El Cajon resident Mary Jean Anderson — owner and president of Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air — was among Girl Scouts San Diego’s Cool Women of 2017. Anderson received her Cool Woman award during a recent luncheon and ceremony at Paradise Point Resort. Anderson is a former Girl Scout, and has a daughter, Kelly Jo, who was a Girl Scout.

On Tuesday, April 18 the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce joined

The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) is pleased to present an exhibition “Natural Instinct” featuring award winning artist Chris Witnik.

This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery April 29 - May 20, 2017.  The public is cordially invited to a reception in honor of the artist on Saturday, April 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

About the Artist:

Chris Witnik

After almost two years, the family of Elijah “Bear” Diaz, who continue to search for clues in the young man’s disappearance, are hopeful that a nationally-televised program, “Disappeared,” will help them find answers and bring Bear home. True Crime Network Investigation Discovery’s Hit Series “Disappeared” will air on Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for a unique evening and opportunity to meet some of the local businesses within our community. The 3rd Annual “Spring Fling - Business Expo” has been requested by local businesses to provide them an opportunity to showcase their goods and services. Our Sponsors for the evening are: Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, SDG&E, The East County Herald, and Community Spectrum.

By Scott H. Silverman, CEO and Co-Founder, Confidential Recovery

We all have friends who enjoy letting loose on the weekend. They are the first to announce company happy hours, always offering to be the one at the bar ordering drinks and begging us to keep the night going strong well after last call. In short, they are the life of the party.

By Brenna Ring

Did you know the Rancho San Diego Library is 15 years old! We first opened our doors in April 20, 2002. Over 300,000 customers visit the Rancho San Diego Library each year to access books, media, and programs. The branch offers an average of 27,000 programs a year and has something for the whole family.

So what's happening at the Rancho San Diego Library? See our special events: