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Kids who regularly eat fish may enjoy better quality sleep and higher IQs, according to a recent study. Researchers in China followed 541 schoolchildren ages nine to 11, and noted their fish consumption and sleep quality. At age 12, they measured their IQ and found that those who ate fish at least once per week scored close to five points higher in IQ tests and reported fewer sleep problems than those who ate fish no more than twice a month.

As your District Attorney, I am committed to increasing communication and accessibility between the DA’s Office and you, the community. One way I hope to do that is through this monthly column, where I will provide information and tips on how you can stay safe.

On Feb. 15, Meals on Wheels San Diego County is held its annual Luminaries’ Luncheon that reviewed its fiscal year 2016/2017 and honored George A. Scott Award Recipients and Staff. The event took place at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina, Bay Tower.

More than 65,000 San Diego County science fanatics are expected to participate in the 10th annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering presented by the Illumina Foundation. This year, festival organizers are busy organizing dozens of new and returning special events and interactive activities for local K-12 students and adults 21 and up to engage in all things science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The festival is March 3-11, 2018, and most events are free and open to the public. 

The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) is pleased to present a Fine Art Exhibition featuring four award-winning artists - Kenda Francis, Ellen Parry, Julianne Ricksecker and Pamela York.

This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery

Feb. 24 - March 20.  The public is cordially invited to a reception in honor of the artists on Sat. March 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

About the Artists

Kenda Francis

Platt College San Diego School of Multimedia Design is proud to present its annual Black History art exhibition featuring 20 works of graphic design, fine art, water color, and photography created by students of the 30-year-old San Diego institution of higher learning.

The exhibition opened today and will be held at the Lemon Grove Public Library, located at 3001 School Lane, through March 31 and is free to the public during regular library hours.

Local Girl Scouts like Victoria, Adeline and Mikaela Slocum of La Mesa are out in full force, helping East County residents stock up on America’s favorite cookies. As they participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the Slocum sisters are learning important life and leadership skills, including goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Dear East County Community, this is what Lakeside Library offers on special programs in February:

We are waiting for your Art & Poetry Festival 2018 entries!!!

Financial Wellness Wednesdays: Rebuilding after a Financial CrisisFree financial workshop presented by San Diego County Credit Union. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

ESL Conversation GroupPractice your English with a friendly discussion group. Fridays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Friends of the Library Fill a Bag for $2 Book SaleSaturday, Feb. 10, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Coming In March:

California Senate Fellows program Applications for the 2018-2019 California Senate Fellows program are being accepted until Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at 5:00 P.M. The program provides college graduates an opportunity to become full-time Senate staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in October 2018. Fellows are assigned to the personal or committee staff of a Senator and also participate in academic seminars with Senators, senior staff, journalists, lobbyists, and state government officials.