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Articles by Special to the East County Californian

Grossmont College’s Fourth Annual Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory features a musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” a classic swashbuckling tale of pirates, hidden riches, swordfights and daring escapes modernized with hip-hop music and dance. 

Managing landscape and home garden pests is a challenge that faces every home gardener. In today’s green-minded environment, the public is constantly searching for the safest manner to address their pest problems. The University of California Cooperative Extension and the Healthy Garden – Healthy Home Program invites you to attend a free workshop on growing your own food the safe and healthy way. This workshop will be held at the Crest Branch Library, 105 Juanita Lane, El Cajon, CA 92021 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

By Rachel Kelch

Almost every weekend local veterans gather in pools or the beach for a weightless therapy. Steve Rubin, Founder and President of the Waves (Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA) Project, and Ron Fonstad, Director of Community Outreach, teach scuba diving to veterans who suffer from physical disabilities, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These veterans who served our country, now part of the Waves Project, put in the hours and the work to become certified to scuba dive in the ocean.

MY TURN with Paul Downey

Tens of thousands of seniors owe their lives to Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. The program reduces mortality rates among the elderly by more than 2 percent annually. And it costs far less than government actuaries originally predicted.

MY TURN with Tom Cesarini

For teens, the summer season is often associated with carefree days of family vacations, part-time jobs, and hanging out with friends. Shelving the schoolbooks and curbing academic learning during the summer, however, can create a significant learning loss that can potentially affect students for years. It’s called the “summer slide.”

The City of El Cajon Veterans Commission presents a “Veteran of the Year” Award, recognizing those who go above and beyond in serving their community through their leadership abilities and/or community service in El Cajon, making a big impact on those they serve.

Final selections will be based on dedication, commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served.  If you see, hear, or know of a veteran who has gone the extra mile to improve the quality of life in the community, please take this opportunity to acknowledge and reward that effort.