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Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs

Guest editorial: GOP tax bills will short-change the middle class

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

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

When considering any attempt to reform our tax code, the first question I ask myself is, “Will it help the middle class?” After carefully looking over the Republican tax bills proposed in the House and Senate, the only answer I can come to is, “No, these bills won’t help the middle class.” In fact, they will do just the opposite.

Calendar: Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 18, 2018

ONGOING EVENTS
 ‘A Christmas Cabaret’
Through Dec. 17
Lamplighters Community Theatre presents an evening of seasonal music and entertainment. Some of the proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Dec. 1–17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Lamplighters Community Theatre, 5917 Severin Drive, La Mesa. Tickets are $20 adults, $17 for seniors, students and active military. Available at bit.ly/2z9q0Uc or by calling 619-303-5092.

Mission Times News Briefs: Dec. 15, 2017

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

A successful drive
Del Cerro residents Kassy, Lindy and Tom Kaiser collected over 3.5 tons of food for the Salvation Army as part of their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. This year marked their 31st event.

A record number of 104 families received a box of food containing a turkey and all of the Thanksgiving dinner trimmings: dressing, Jell-O, pumpkin, cake mix, many cans of vegetables and fruits, dinner rolls, bags of potatoes, apples, and onions, dinner napkins, a roasting pan and even recipes for roasting a turkey and making dressing and gravy.

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?