This is a FANTASTIC resource for those of us in the East County...Well done!
— Carole Kennedy, President, California Faculty Association, SDSU
Very cool! This magazine is filling a real void!
— Jamie Reno, award-winning Newsweek journalist
Thank you so much for the unexpected yet timely alert regarding the fire yesterday. We saw the smoke but were left completely uninformed. Then suddenly I received your email on my Blackberry! I'm referring you to many others.
— Ellen Sullivan, reader
You were the first ones to let me know about the plane crash [off I-15 near Miramar]. I was in Sacramento.
— Assemblyman Marty Block
I respect the work that you're doing with the East County Magazine.
— Doug Deane, education chair, East County Chamber of Commerce
Allow me to express my sincere thanks for your article in East County Magazine about our Greener Future and Renewable Energy Seminars...Thank you very much for providing an excellent forum and outreach to the East County Community. Your article undoubtedly helped us have an even more successful event!
— Alan Ridley, Cuyamaca College
It is with great joy and community pride that the readers of Indian Voices greet the inaugural edition of the East County Magazine...We owe a debt of journalistic gratitude to Miriam Raftery for taking a leading role in the media explosion by creating and providing an online medium for a community that needs a voice.
— Rose Davis, Indian Voices
This is one of the most objective articles written thus far with respect to the 52nd District Congressional race.
— Margaret Hunter, Hunter for Congress
Many thanks! Nice article.
— George Decker, Lumpkin for Congress
I am a huge fan and would like to see efforts like yours succeed and thrive. We need you out here!
— Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, editor, San Diego Press Club's Foghorn
I signed up for ECMag's Wildfire Alert system and it completely WORKED this afternoon. On my way home about 2 p.m. I could see lots of smoke to the north. It was a fire at Camp Pendleton, and I got the full report from my East County Magazine email bulletin.
— Gayle Lynn, reader
I applaud East County Magazine for doing an outstanding job of educating the public about issues and candidates. Your publication clearly had an impact in several close, key races in our region by providing independent, fair-minded media coverage.
— Francine Busby, past Democratic candidate, 50th Congressional District
Congratulations and I wish you the best of luck. I posted a notice about your new magazine on my News page.
— Sam Warren, Editor, San Diego WriteWay (e-zine for writers and publishers)
Miriam Raftery's new online magazine is outstanding and I especially liked her article under Voter's Watchdog — Protecting Your Right to Vote. It is concise and yet it covers just about all the main points everyone in San Diego should be aware of and do something about.
— Ann Zegler, member, Secure Accurate Elections
Many congratulations on the launch! How exciting! It looks great, well done, must have been a phenomenal amount of work and I applaud you.
— Sue Russell, journalist and author
Congratulations Miriam, I am so happy for East County and your accomplishments!
— Estela del los Rios, interim executive director, Center for Social Advocacy
This looks fantastic! I can't wait to dive in. I've forwarded this to about 30 others.
— Jolene Crowley, Crowley Communications
LOVE the magazine. You are filling a void with this.
— Mary Handfelt, Cedar Fire survivor
We love you guys!
— Bobbi Brinks, founder of Lions, Tigers & Bears
Congratulations on your new magazine! I will put a listing for it in the chapter on Resources in the new upcoming edition of The $Best Deals, Steals, Freebies & Bargains in San Diego due out this fall.
— Sally Gary, author
As Executive Director of the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County and President of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, I would like to commend Ms. Raftery for her suggestions for protection of San Diego County's unincorporated and wildland—urban interface areas.
— Marty Leavitt