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

 ‘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 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?

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.