Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs

Guest editorial: Make your donation count – 10 tips for holiday giving

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Paul Downey The air is chilly. You’re humming holiday songs. You’re calculating how much vacation time you’ve accrued. The holiday season has arrived! Amid the festivities, it’s time to decide on end-of-year donations. But in today’s segmented world, with countless charities for every cause, how do you pick the right one?

Guest Editorial: Should environmentalists be hopeful?

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Colleen Cochran

Can the city of San Diego become the national leader on clean power?

San Diego’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is an important mechanism the city can use to achieve its Climate Action Plan. The overarching goal of this plan is to proactively address environmental concerns so as to ensure a livable and vibrant San Diego for future generations. Through this program, the city will reach for 100 percent renewable energy usage by 2035.

Guest Editorial: Save our recreation councils

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By Terry Cords

The city of San Diego is moving to abolish the 52 community recreation councils and replace them with powerless and penniless “advisory groups.”

If the new policy regarding the operations of the recreation councils is implemented by the City Council, it will include removing the money the recreation council uses to support local community activities such as movies in the park, Halloween carnivals, spring egg rolls, summer activities, and Thanksgiving and Christmas season activities at the local recreation centers.

News Briefs – Oct. 20, 2017

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Briefs, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, News | No Comments

Helping hurricane victims

The Kiwanis Builders Club of Lewis Middle School, along with the school’s Associated Student Body (ASB) and the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club, held a drive on campus to collect hurricane relief supplies in the wake of a historically devastating hurricane season.

Following hurricanes Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, and Maria in Puerto Rico, the Builders Club and ASB students in grades six through eight gathered personal hygiene products for shipping to areas affected by the storms.

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

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

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.