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Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs

Guest Editorial: GOP tax bills short-change middle class

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: Oct. 27 – Nov. 23, 2017

Friday, Oct. 27

Seventh Annual Spooky Campover
Lions, Tigers & Bears, an animal sanctuary, is hosting a family-friendly overnight where you can sleep under the stars with rescued exotic animals. Bring camping gear, food, a pumpkin to carve and your Halloween costume. Tickets start at $35 and proceeds will benefit the animals. 3 p.m. on Friday to noon on Saturday. 24402 Martin Way in Alpine. Visit bit.ly/2ihrp3a or call 619-659-8078 ext. 2.

Guest Editorial: Court reporters necessary to assure fairness in domestic violence situations

By Genevieve A. Suzuki

A recent financial decision has placed San Diego family law attorneys in quite a pickle: In an effort to deal with decreased funding, as of Sept. 5, the San Diego Superior Court cut court reporters, taking away official records from some of the cases that need them most.

La Mesa News Briefs: Oct. 27 – Nov. 23, 2017

Oasis named finalist in Nonprofit Pitch Fest

San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization with office locations in La Mesa and Escondido, was named a finalist in ESET’s Nonprofit Pitch Fest.

Nonprofit organizations submitted essays on how their program would contribute to the next 30 years of innovation in their community. Out of more than 30 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations, San Diego Oasis was selected and will be awarded a $2,000 prize.

Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. 

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins on Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

La Mesa News Briefs – Sept. 22, 2017

Chamber holiday giving programs The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce has announced two special programs for giving during the upcoming holiday season. The first is an annual program to “adopt” homebound seniors. This year, 20 women and four men will be the recipients of collected items such as canned soups and vegetables, lotions, soaps, socks, […]

Guest Editorial: Education opportunities for veterans just got better

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

In the current political climate, bipartisanship can be a rare thing. But it is not extinct. Proof of that was on display this month when Congress passed legislation to expand education opportunities for our veterans. 

The Forever GI Bill, as it is commonly known, which I am proud to have co-sponsored, will ensure that this critical education benefit will always be there for future generations of veterans. It also just became the law of the land.

Calendar: Aug. 25–Sept. 21, 2017

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Chaldean Culture & Traditions celebration
Monday, Aug. 28

Leaders of the local Chaldean community will be on hand for a special Chaldean Culture & Traditions celebration. Highlights include an abundance of Chaldean food, music and dance. 2–3 p.m. on the Grand Lawn at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway. Visit bit.ly/2wwaVdr or contact Anne Krueger at anne.krueger@gcccd.edu.

La Mesa News Briefs – Aug. 25, 2017

Local chef partners with Tajín

La Mesa resident Claudia Sandoval, who won “MasterChef” in 2015, has just announced a partnership with Tajín seasoning company.

As a result, Sandoval will serve as the official chef and recipe creator for Tajín.

“Tajín is thrilled to partner with chef, author and ‘MasterChef’ winner, Claudia Sandoval, to help create new recipes that families will love,” said Aldo Fernandez, CEO of Tajín International Corp. in a press release. “Her electrifying personality makes her the perfect addition to our team who is dedicated to demonstrating how Tajín Clásico can add life to both new recipes and family favorites.”