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Articles by Special to the East County Californian

With another holiday season upon us, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) and the County of San Diego have once again joined together to encourage residents to recycle their Christmas trees in efforts to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. You can put your tree to better use through recycling!

By Fair Housing Center of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, INC.

By El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells

For the past several years, our City has been focused on creating a new atmosphere throughout the community for our business community, our residents and our visitors. 2017 saw El Cajon continue to make significant progress towards this goal. New and exciting things are continuing to happen in the City of El Cajon, and more is yet to come.

By Gayle Lynn Falkenthal

By Fair Housing Center of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, INC.

By Crystal Sung

While Kay Levie, the Vice President of Borrego Art Institute (BAI)'s Board of Directors, says the BAI is a "constant work in progress," that focus on constant improvement will only enhance the enriching exhibits and programs it already provides the community.

By Paul Downey

Serving Seniors

President and CEO

SDG&E’s new rules drastically change the economics of going solar. More than 15,000 San Diegans have gone solar this year, and the vast majority is likely unaware of the financial impact they will experience when San Diego Gas & Electric moves them on to the new solar rates. A typical homeowner may lose tens of thousands of dollars in savings over the lifetime of their solar power system if it is not designed to take into account the new solar rules and rates. 

Why I voted for the temporary ban on the free distribution of food to the general public in public spaces

Some voices, especially from outside the City of El Cajon, have mischaracterized the City’s temporary prohibition on feeding the public in public spaces.  I thought I’d address here why I voted for the temporary ordinance and attempt to clear up any misunderstandings which have been distributed on social media and spoken in public forums.

Soroptimist International of La Mesa held its 60th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Community Breakfast at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. During the breakfast, the volunteer service club saluted women from across San Diego who have received the Soroptimist "Live Your Dream" (LYD) Award, a program that assists women who are trying to improve their lives through education and training while overcoming obstacles such as domestic violence, poverty, homelessness, drug or alcohol abuse, etc.