Guest editorial: Church programs help homeless but it’s still not enough

By Carol Biederman The Interfaith Shelter Network operates shelters county-wide, giving shelter and social services to those without housing during the winter months of the year. La Mesa churches house 12 to 15 homeless, men, women and families in their social halls and classrooms on a rotational basis of two weeks each. The services offered […]

Guest editorial: Taking care of military families because they take care of us

By Rep. Susan A. Davis San Diego is the proud home to thousands of military families, who make sacrifices everyday to protect our democracy and keep us safe. As the ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, I advocate for increases in the benefits for our men and women in uniform […]

Guest editorial: Tips for paying and reducing your property tax bill

By Dan McAllister | San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Avoiding penalties and possibly reducing your property tax bill are two things most San Diego County taxpayers would like to hear more about! The last day to pay the second installment of the 2015-16 secured property taxes without penalty is Monday, April 11. Normally the last day […]

Guest editorial: Use bond money for Alpine school

Posted: December 25th, 2015 | Editorial, Featured, Guest Editorial, Opinion | No Comments

By Jim Stieringer I’m pleased that the La Mesa Courier is covering the Alpine High School controversy [Volume 5, Issue 11 or]. I was elected to the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) Governing Board in 2012. I had earlier served 18 years as a member of the Grossmont Healthcare District Board from 1992 to 2010.