Earth Day is nearing, and in celebration comes the diaper-changing challenge of Moms Council member Linda Byerline. The goal? Earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously worldwide.
“It has been amazing to be able to be a part of the tremendous growth of the use of reusable diapers and today’s parents,” Byerline says. “Due to the new materials we have today, as well as the high efficiency [washing] machines, they truly outshine disposable diapers.”
As founder of Happy Heinys, a maker of some of the cutest reusable diapers this side of the Mississippi, Byerline and her team of seamstresses have pretty much perfected the cloth competition—that means no more sharp safety pins or stinky seepage.
The local chapter of the challenge will take place at the Happy Heinys headquarters at 1529 North Cuyamaca St. in El Cajon, which can easily hold up to 100 babies and their Earth-loving parents. It’s slated for 8:45 a.m. Saturday, April 23, and is expected to last half an hour. For more information, call 619-258-6867 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Learn how when Dr. John Grimaldi, a specialist in osteopathic medicine with a practice in La Mesa, offers a free seminar at the . He’ll speak about the warning signs, treatment options and the relationship between ED and male urinary incontinence.
Spouses and significant others are encouraged to come. To reserve a place in Thursday’s seminar, call 877-300-6754. Registration starts at 6 p.m.
COUNCIL’S ATTENTION IN THE SEWER: The City Council at 4 today (Tuesday) will mull a $16,270 contract change resulting from environmental study amendments and permit requests for the Massachusetts Avenue and Boulevard Drive sewer project. Public works says the money will come from funds in an account designated for capital improvement and not require tapping the city’s general fund.
Also on the agenda (see attached)—Mayor Art Madrid’s suggestion that city staff
“review the benefits of consolidating the city's animal control services with those of
the city of El Cajon and bring back the results for council approval. Also, explore the
possibility of police dispatch merger/consolidation with other East County cities, as
Madrid says a recent report showed a significant gap between the city's fee
for picking up cats and the cost the city incurs in transporting them to El Cajon's
animal control facilities was significant.