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Join us at our exciting new event, which we hope will be the first in a series.  Come be in the know about news shakinng up East County, and meet movers and shakers in our region! Just $16 in advance ($20 at the door).


Thursday, August 29

  • Reception (wine & foods from local restaurants*)  5 p.m.
  • Program with our newsmakers/speakers  6 p.m.
  • Plus prize drawings galore, museum tours, silent auction
  • Musical entertainment by  Paul Nichols and Cindy Burnham

Heritage of the Americas Museum at Cuyamaca College

12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon

                                          (Museum entry is between the Water Conservation Garden's two driveways)


Jim Price, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum:  See a sneak preview of the railway’s Centennial Celebration coming up this fall , hear tales of the railroad's colorful past, and learn why it's called San Diego’s “Impossible Railway.”

Taylor O’Sullivan, Sullivan Solar Power: Sullivan’s project developer and NABCEP Certified Energy Practitioner will share info on the latest and greatest local solar trends including solar & storage technology, how to profit from new SDG&E time-of-use rates, and what residents can do to avoid missing out on the last year of a 30% federal tax credit.  Plus see a solar system on display.

Christina Whipple:  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member on fire insurance options for property owners who receive nonrenewal notices

Barry Jantz, Stop Cottonwood Sand Mine: Hear the latest updates on a controversial proposal for a sand mine on the Sweetwater River at the site of the Cottonwood Golf Course, adjacent to homes and a federal wildlife preserve, also near schools and businesses.

Historical reenactor Victor Contreras will bring to life Bonifacio Lopez, cattle “king” from the 1800s, and speak on efforts to outreach to local schools and community groups with historical reenactments as we commemorate San Diego’s 250th birthday

Miriam Raftery and Paul Kruze,  Editor and Contributing Editor, East County Magazine: Hear the latest on breaking news stories & exciting events coming up, includng the opening of the Magnolia Performing Arts Center in East County.

Prize drawings with prizes galore, a silent auction, museum tours and more!

Buy tickets:

General Admission: $16 in advance ($20 at the door); Students: $12.

Reserve early – seating is limited!

Questions? (619)698-7617 or

Special thanks to our event's undewriter: Sullivan Solar Power




Thanks to our food and wine sponsors: Giardino Neighborhood Cucina, Crafted Greens, Menchie's FrozenYogurt, Press Box Sports Bar, San Pasqual Winery

Thans to our prize sponsors: , St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Heritage of the Americas Museum, Pearson Brothers Winery, San Pasqual Winery, Heritage of the Americas Museum, Maxwell's House of Books, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Pearson Brothers Winery, and more.

Prizes include gift certificates to Macy's, Lowe's, Ralphs, Target, Giardino Neighborhood Cucina, Hooleys, Sahara Middle Eastern, and Starbucks;  jewelry, gift baskets, books, wine lovers giftst, museum package, and more.

"Sullivan Solar Power is proud to be working with the East County Magazine supporting this exciting East County Movers, Shakers and Newsmakers event!" says Taylor O'Sullivan.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit 501c3 East County Media (EIN# 83-1108634) to support East Wildfire & Emergency Alerts and East County Magazine public interest news


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