Flowers from Gun Owners PAC postponed dinner donated to East County first responders
Aug31

Flowers from Gun Owners PAC postponed dinner donated to East County first responders

​The San Diego County Gun Owners PAC (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights in San Diego County, was ready with 90 fresh-flower arrangements, including 65 centerpieces and 25 wrapped bouquets, for its Second Amendment Celebration Dinner, an annual fundraiser benefiting Second Amendment advocacy. Unfortunately, the date for the dinner, the PAC’s fifth annual, was changed due to Covid-related concerns...

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PSAR realtors group announces 2021 board of directors
Aug10

PSAR realtors group announces 2021 board of directors

The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), one of the largest real estate trade groups for San Diego-area realtors with an office in El Cajon, has announced its 2021 board of directors following recent voting by PSAR members. Ditas Yamane will serve as 2021 PSAR board president, succeeding Robert Cromer, who is currently serving as 2020 board president. Max Zaker and Sam Calvano will serve in 20201 as president-elect and...

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Santee-based Gun Owners PAC expands staff to manage growing #NotMeSD initiative that is protecting women with self-defense
Jul28

Santee-based Gun Owners PAC expands staff to manage growing #NotMeSD initiative that is protecting women with self-defense

San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a Santee-based, political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has announced the hiring of Desiree Bergman as project manager of SDCGO’s #NotMeSD initiative. The announcement was made by Santee resident Michael Schwartz, SDCGO executive director. Launched last year, #NotMeSD,  is a first-of-its-kind, non-partisan movement to promote self protection and prevent sexual assault and...

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East County Chamber of Commerce announces endorsements of East County candidates for November general election
Jul08

East County Chamber of Commerce announces endorsements of East County candidates for November general election

The 600-member San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsement support of several East County candidates running for office in the Nov. 3 general election. The political races range from seats in the U.S. Congress to special districts, including city council and county supervisor races. Rick Wilson, Chamber president-CEO, said the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee recommended the endorsements to...

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Ben Ameen joins Keller Williams Commercial in El Cajon
Jun22

Ben Ameen joins Keller Williams Commercial in El Cajon

Keller Williams Realty San Diego East Foothills in El Cajon, one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in San Diego County, has announced the addition of commercial realtor Bizhar “Ben” Ameen to KW Commercial, the company’s commercial division. A Lakeside resident with 15 years of experience in sales, Ameen is proficient in leasing, including landlord and tenant representative, commercial property transaction and...

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Realtor Monica Greenwood joins Keller Williams Realty in El Cajon
Jun18

Realtor Monica Greenwood joins Keller Williams Realty in El Cajon

Keller Williams Realty San Diego East Foothills in El Cajon, one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in San Diego County, has announced that Monica Greenwood has joined the brokerage as a real estate sales agent. Greenwood, who has been selling real estate since 2009, has earned the highly-respected Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) professional designation, which means Greenwood understands about alternatives...

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Defund the Police? Instead, an East County Church Feeds the Police
Jun14

Defund the Police? Instead, an East County Church Feeds the Police

In contrast to recent attacks on law enforcement in the wake of racial tension, which included calls for defunding and abolishing the police, members of Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon responded by recently providing a free lunch and dinner as an expression of appreciation to the El Cajon Police Department. The church covered the cost for a local East County caterer to prepare 120 boxed meals, including 30 meals of chicken...

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San Diego Gun Owners PAC releases statement on riots, looting, protests in San Diego County: `We support our rights to keep and bear arms’   
Jun05

San Diego Gun Owners PAC releases statement on riots, looting, protests in San Diego County: `We support our rights to keep and bear arms’  

San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a Santee-based political action committee (PAC) promoting Second Amendment rights, has released a statement in response to the riots, looting and protests in San Diego County in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a black man while in the custody of Minneapolis police. “We are not taking sides with the protests because there appears to be hundreds of sides to take,” said Michael Schwartz,...

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East County realtors collecting donations for `Red Shoe Day’ benefiting Ronald McDonald House
May14

East County realtors collecting donations for `Red Shoe Day’ benefiting Ronald McDonald House

The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors with an office in El Cajon, has formed “Team PSAR” to collect donations online until June 4 as part of the annual Red Shoe Day fundraiser benefiting Ronald McDonald House, a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children being treated at San Diego hospitals. The donations will assist with operating...

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ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter assisting community during virus pandemic with loan of six hospital beds to local hospital
Apr28

ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter assisting community during virus pandemic with loan of six hospital beds to local hospital

As part of its response to serve the San Diego community during the coronavirus pandemic, the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter has announced it recently loaned six, fully-electric hospital beds to Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. “In response to a request for assistance from the Sharp HealthCare Foundation, we replied with an offer to share resources from our equipment storage unit,” said Steve Becvar, Executive Director,...

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