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A (sort of) new holiday tradition

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor… [more]

A (sort of) new holiday tradition A (sort of) new holiday tradition

A program to train your brain

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A program to train your brain A program to train your brain

Gifting the power of words

By Joyell Nevins… [more]

Gifting the power of words Gifting the power of words

Lake Murray fireworks

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large… [more]

Lake Murray fireworks Lake Murray fireworks

Anza-Borrego Foundation turns 50

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Anza-Borrego Foundation turns 50 Anza-Borrego Foundation turns 50

Calendar & Briefs

Guest editorial: Select a charity, not a scam

By Paul Downey

Giving to a charity each year is easy for most of us. We find ourselves drawn to a cause, a particular group, mission and, well, we just plain want to help those who may be less fortunate than ourselves. When you have a personal tie to an organization, giving your hard-earned dollars is simple.

However, what happens when you don’t have a charity in mind or you are new to donating financially?

Often during this time of year, con artists take advantage of the generosity of San Diegans and take the hard-earned money for themselves, rather than for reputable and legitimate nonprofit organizations that serve the most vulnerable in our community. Read More

Calendar – Nov. 25 – Dec. 22

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Calendar, Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs | No Comments

‘Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season’
Thursday, Dec. 1

This free program will provide insight and identify strategies for coping with grief during the holidays. Randye Golden-Grant, LCSW, Sharp HospiceCare Bereavement Counselor will lead this event from 2–3 p.m. Read More

La Mesa News Briefs – Nov. 25, 2016

Fletcher Hills receives new flag

The Kiwanis Club of Fletcher Hills raised a new United States flag at the intersection of Fletcher Hills and Navajo Road, and the old, worn one at the site received an honorable retirement during a Nov. 19 ceremony. Read More