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Articles by Special to the East County Californian

On Oct. 28, Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) hosted its 34th Annual Pro-Am Golf Classic at the Maderas Golf Club in Poway, CA where more than $52,000 were raised directly benefiting more than 1,900 local infants, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The proceeds raised will also benefit current HGH programs and services in San Diego and Imperial Counties, including Early Start, Respite, Independent Living, Transportation, Counseling and Family Support, and Residential Services.

By Reem Younis

On Saturday, Nov. 5, California State Senator Joel Anderson hosted a special ceremony at his El Cajon District Office for outstanding heroes who were nominated by their neighbors in honor of California Heroes Month in September. In 2014, the state Senate and Assembly passed Anderson’s resolution that designated September as California Heroes Month in order to honor unsung heroes in our community.

As a former service member in the U.S. Navy with ten years of faithful service, as well as a resident of the great city of El Cajon, California, I am concerned about the way recent police-involved shootings have seemingly created a divide between Black America and the police.  It seems like over the past year there has been a marked increase in the number of Black people being killed by police officers and in the media coverage these shootings receive.

Massage Envy San Diego, in partnership with The Salvation Army, will be helping struggling San Diego families this holiday season by hosting a toy drive in each of their Massage Envy locations throughout San Diego County from Nov. 16 through Dec. 16.

The Salvation Army is working with Massage Envy to make holiday magic happen. By inviting local businesses, schools, churches, clubs and all other community organizations to host the toy drive, they are able to increase the collection of toys for children of all ages.

Measure A: The Right Choice to Repair San Diego

I am voting for Measure A, and I think you should as well. Here’s why.

By Jennifer Webber

Each year, the cost of education can rise with new developments in technology. On Oct. 28, the Barona Educational Grant Program gave $5,000 to Murray Manor Elementary School in La Mesa to help with the cost of iPad covers to protect this essential learning tool for current and future students.

Dear Editor,

Proposition 64,  would legalize all marijuana in California, not just medical marijuana.   Californians have the benefit of learning from the lessons of legalization in states like Colorado and Washington.  

Supporters of Measure S

Supporters of Measure S, which will be on the ballot November 8 for El Cajon voters, claim that it will “empower residents” and allow councilmembers to “focus their attention on their own neighborhood.”

 Under that measure, the City would be divided into four districts (with equal population), each represented by a councilmember who must live in that district. Voters can vote for or against only their local councilmember.

The Fair Housing Act was signed into law in April 1968 following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. This act prohibits discrimination on the sale or rental of housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, familial status, and sex. It is illegal to set different terms or conditions for renting or selling a property for certain individuals. 

By Katilyn Farrell

At the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Awards Luncheon, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, State Senator Joel Anderson personally presented Padre Dam Municipal Water District with the prestigious “District of Distinction Accreditation” award on behalf of the CSDA.