consumers

JACOB, ROBERTS LEAD EFFORT TO UPDATE COUNTY STRATEGIC ENERGY PLAN

 

Measure will lead to taxpayer savings, energy efficiency

March 14, 2013 (San Diego)--County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Dave Roberts want to save taxpayers’ money and quickly bring more energy-saving projects like solar to the region.

Several days after meeting with San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to discuss energy issues, Roberts and Jacob on Tuesday pushed for more green energy and less reliance on fossil-fuels in the county’s unincorporated area. Roberts called for a working partnership with the city of San Diego “on all things green”.

ITEX RESOLVES ISSUES WITH EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE, HELPS HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS

By Miriam Raftery

November 21, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – I am pleased to report that ITEX has taken steps to resolve the conflicts that we previously reported regarding our account.

In an email received today, the company has agreed to refund  payments, cease billing for time after our cancellation notice, and provide a generous one-year extension for us to use our remaining credits.  ECM has agreed to donate a portion of those credits to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.  We look forward to working with ITEX to find good uses for our remaining credits that will support our own nonprofit media efforts on behalf of our readers.

We applaud ITEX for stepping forward to do the right thing--and we are thankful for their efforts on this Thanksgiving Day.

GOOD MONEY: UPDATE ON CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR

 

A column written for the East County Magazine
“Your guide to financial planning & socially responsible investing”
 
By Judith L. Seid, CFP ®
President, Blue Summit Wealth Management 
 
March 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Many of our clients own some stock in clean energy companies and so, given the significant negative performance of this sector over the last couple of years, we’ve had numerous conversations about where these companies are headed and whether or not they still make good investment sense.

 

AVOID SCAMS, BE A SMART CONSUMER: BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OFFERS SPEAKERS

 

April 6, 2011 (San Diego)--The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) has announced it has a Speakers Bureau with volunteers who are available to speak for free to breakfast and luncheon meetings of community groups, service organizations, churches and senior groups. The speech that BBB volunteers will deliver is titled “The Top 10 Consumer Scams.”

BEWARE OF PHONY SWINE FLU PRODUCTS, FDA & FTC WARN CONSUMERS

May 1, 2009 (Washington D.C.)--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are alerting the public to be wary of Internet sites and other promotions for products that claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat or cure the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The agencies are also advising operators of offending web sites that they must take prompt action to correct and/or remove promotions of these fraudulent products or face enforcement action.