Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs

Calendar: Sept. 15–Oct. 19, 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Calendar, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs | No Comments


International Peace Day 2017
Sunday, Sept. 17

Interfaith Council of La Mesa invites you to a local celebration promoting peace and inclusion. Activities include music, interaction, discussions and outreach opportunities. Free. Bring a blanket, chair or yoga mat. 3–5 p.m. at Aztec Park, 7945 Morocco Drive. Visit

News Briefs — Sept. 15, 2017

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Coastal Cleanup Day

On Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.–noon, an estimated 7,500 volunteers will participate at more than 100 sites across San Diego County as part of the 33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD).

Volunteers of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to sign up for a site in their neighborhood and help leave a lasting impact on the whole region.

Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]

Calendar: Aug. 18­ – Sept. 14, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Calendar, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS Allied Gardens Sunday Market Sundays; Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Sept. 10 Come out to Patrick Henry High School every Sunday for the Allied Gardens farmers market! The event features more than 100 vendors, which are all locally-sourced businesses. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at 6702 Wandermere Drive, San Carlos. Contact or visit […]

News Briefs — Aug. 18, 2017

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Apply to be a Junior Achievement student ambassador

Junior Achievement of San Diego in Grantville is looking for high school students to participate in their student ambassador program from September 2017-June 2018.

The program aims to teach its ambassadors leadership skills and the inner-workings of a nonprofit association by focusing on professionalism, networking, financial responsibility, empathy, future planning and personal development.

News Briefs — July 21, 2017

Navajo Planners seek representative Navajo Community Planners, Inc., which is the duly authorized planning group that reviews and provides recommendations on land use issues to the San Diego City Council, is currently looking for somebody from Del Cerro to join their board of directors. If approved as a candidate, the individual would be running to […]