Alpine’s Joel Anderson running for state Board of Equalization open seat that covers five counties
Oct17

Alpine’s Joel Anderson running for state Board of Equalization open seat that covers five counties

A low-profile, political race for a state office to represent nearly 10 million residents in five Southern California counties may be falling under the radar for many voters. Up for grabs is an open seat for District 4 on the California Board of Equalization (BOE), a state agency that oversees county property tax assessors and sets other taxes, including the alcoholic beverage tax, railroad car tax and taxes for public utilities and...

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Open seat for 38th State Senate District draws former assemblyman, fire captain
Oct16

Open seat for 38th State Senate District draws former assemblyman, fire captain

A local political race for an open state Senate seat has remained relatively low profile due mostly to an aggressive campaign conducted by one candidate who is heavily favored to win. Brian W. Jones, a three-term Republican state assemblyman and current Santee city councilman, is expected to succeed State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) in the 38th State Senate District. Anderson is leaving the office due to term limits. Jones, who...

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Grossmont Healthcare District continues food assistance support to East County residents 
Oct16

Grossmont Healthcare District continues food assistance support to East County residents 

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is continuing its support of community organizations working to address hunger and food insecurity among residents in the East County Region with recent grants totaling $85,500 to three food distribution nonprofits, including Meals on Wheels, Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. “We want to connect more of our neighbors to a lifeline of community...

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Grossmont Healthcare District continues support for community organizations serving homeless, refugee populations
Oct10

Grossmont Healthcare District continues support for community organizations serving homeless, refugee populations

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is continuing its support of community organizations that assist specialized populations in the East Region, including homeless and refugee groups, with recent grants to Crisis House and Survivors of Torture International. A $6,500 grant to Crisis House will help the El Cajon-based organization present Project Homeless Connect-East County (PHC), a one-day event that will provide services to...

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Health care library in La Mesa to host free meeting on healthy holiday eating habits on Oct. 24th
Oct10

Health care library in La Mesa to host free meeting on healthy holiday eating habits on Oct. 24th

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Fall into Healthy Habits for the Holiday Season and Beyond,” an informational program about how to navigate the holiday season for ultimate health and safety, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of...

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Median home price in East County is $535k, says realtors trade group
Oct08

Median home price in East County is $535k, says realtors trade group

The median sales price for a detached single-family home in East County reached $535,000 in August 2018, which was 5.4 percent higher than the $507,500 price in August 2017, according to the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a trade group for San Diego-area realtors. The August 2018 monthly figure for detached homes is higher than the year-to-date median sales price of $522,000, said PSAR, which operates an office in...

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