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In an era of "fake news",  real news that affects our communities has never been more important!  We reflect your interests,  not special interests! Please donate to help us continue our mission to reflect all voices in our communities in San Diego's East County, and provide emergency alerts, keeping you safe and informed!

We've won 112 journalism awards (2008-2018) from Society of Professoial Journalists, San Diego Press Club, and the League of Women Voters.

Please make a donation of any amount-- or a monthly sustaining pledge to help fund our community journalism and emergency alerts, enabling us to budget for the long-term. 

Donors who pledge $10 a month or more join our Editor's Club for discounts on East County Magazine events, as our way of saying "thanks for supporting community reporting and wildfire/emergency alerts!"  

MAIL A DONATION : Make checks payable to East County MEDIA and mail to Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine, 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa, CA 91941


You can pay with a Paypal account, or if you don't have one, pay as a guest with your credit card. You can choose East County Magazine, our East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts, or general support through East County Media.


East County Magazine is published by the 501(c)3 Heartland Coalition (Tax ID #  33-0792600) and supported by the nonprofit East County Media, Tax ID#83-1108634.

More ways to help:


  • Call (619) 698-7617 or contact to learn about underwriting sponsorship opportunities
  • Host a benefit event or a "coffee with the editor" to help your neighbors "meet the press" and let us know about your issues
  • Donate a prize for a silent auction or drawing
  • Volunteer to help with event organizing, be trained as a citizen journalist, or assist with clerical needs.


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Local news in the public interest is more important now than ever, during the COVID-19 crisis. Our reporters, as essential workers, are dedicated to keeping you informed, even though we’ve had to cancel fundraising events. Please give the gift of community journalism by donating at