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ALPINE SPRING 2019

SPRUCE UP FOR SPRING

How local nonprofits brought a bit of green to the Boulevard

SIP & SAVOR

Behind the scenes at Mediterraneo's Italian Bistro

A PUBLICATION OF THE ALPINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

YOU'LL LOVE LOVELAND The lakes are swollen with spring waters and plenty of fish


T R A N S P O RT TO A WORLD OF R E L A X AT I O N A N D B E A U T Y AT

Features seven treatment rooms and endless therapies… Viejas.com

2018

T R AV E L G U I D E

Viejas Casino & Resort ∙ 5000 Willows Road ∙ Alpine, CA 91901 ∙ 619.445.5400

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Guests under 21 years of age are permitted in The Buffet, Ginger Noodle Bar, Locale Kitchen & Lounge or Daily Roast only, but must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to enter Viejas Bingo. Families are welcome at the Viejas Outlets and the Viejas Hotel. Please play responsibly. For help with problem gambling, call 800.426.2537


CONTENTS Spring Issue - 2019

Meet Me at the Med

06

The Croce family has been serving delicious family recipes for over twenty years at Mediterraneo's in Alpine.

Celebrate Cinco

07

Alpine has eight restaurants serving Mexican cuisine each with their own twist on popular dishes.

Time to Refresh

09

Explore the variety of spa and wellness treatments available at Willows Spa located at Viejas Resort & Casino.

A New Doctor in Town

10

Meet Dr. Patrick Sweet III, a veteran and the new medical director at Mountain Health & Community Services.

Fish Loveland Check out this scenic reservoir stocked with local fish and plenty of chances to make new memories.

Get to Know Rose

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14

An interview with Rose Signore owner of PostalAnnex+ of Alpine.

Plant the Blvd.

Above: a cowboy boot planter spotted at Alpine Garden & Gifts (2442 Alpine Blvd). Cover: fresh magenta blooms of ice plant along Alpine Boulevard.

A generous grant, hardworking volunteers, and a passion to improve our community inspired a program to "green" our main street.

Community Calendar The best list of entertainment, volunteer opportunities, and other major events.

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1620 Alpine Blvd, #208 Alpine, CA 91901 alpinechamber.com (619) 445-2722

@visitalpine Follow us on Social Media! Established in 1961, the Alpine Chamber

of

Commerce's

mission is to advance the commercial, industrial, civic, agricultural

and

general

interest and prosperity of the communities we serve. The Chamber is an independent, non-profit organization serving small businesses in east San Diego County with nearly 200 members. It is only through the support of our partners and the generous participation of our advertisers that this publication is possible.

WELCOME TO ALPINE! Spring is a magical time in Alpine. The flowers burst with bright color and sweet scents. Our rivers and lakes swell attracting fishermen and recreationalists. Stunning vistas render visitors speechless. All while locals joyfully prepare for the return of cloudless blue skies and nearperfect temperatures. Won't you join us? Nestled in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County, Alpine is a historic mountain community dating back to the early settlers of Southern California. Since those early pioneer days, Alpine has drawn many to enjoy scenic vistas, fresh air, and pleasant climate. Visitors often remark on the preservation of Alpine's small town charm despite the proximity to a bustling metropolitan region. We agree: Alpine is a jewel of quiet country living less than half an hour from Downtown San Diego.

place to live or visit. While the scale of honey production waned in the last century, Alpine has continued as a prosperous community thanks in large part to the protection of open space for public enjoyment in the surrounding hills. We invite you to make a trip to Once home to the largest producer Alpine, uncover its fascinating history, of honey in the United States, Alpine and explore the peaks and valleys of our gained a reputation for being a "sweet" backcountry home!

We ask that you support them with your business and let them know their support of the Chamber helped in your purchasing selection.

Thank you to our 2019 Chairman's Circle Members for making it another successful year!


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Amenities: 900 Square feet of covered patio and courtyards – Protection from rain/sun.2400 Square feet of open-air areas – room for reception- dance floor, 8-10 “10 top dinner tables w/ chairs, etc.300 degrees of mountainous views! A spectacular view of El Capitan Mountain, chaparral covered hills, and lots of blue sky, as the property backs up to Cleveland National Forest.Event Coordinator – Eager to help coordinate all your vendors – Flowers/ Bakery / DJ / Equipment rental contractors / etc.Outdoor sound system – docking station for electronic devices. Your music mixes or Pandora or ? Ample parking for 40 vehicles Several areas for bartender set up Patio Fire place with large lounge chairs 3 - 4’ x 6’ tables, 1 round table, 20 folding chairs, 4 trash cans CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE- From 15 to 100 guests. Prices range from $18 to $50 per person, depending on menu.


MEET ME AT THE MED Fine dining in Alpine is as close as Mediterraneo’s Italian Bistro. The Croce family has been serving Alpine delicious family recipes for over twenty years and have grown to be a favorite place to meet for an afternoon pick-me-up, a luxurious dinner, or a Sunday Brunch! Mediterraneo’s (1347 Tavern Road) is not your average “Italian place”. The recipes have been developed by the family, handed down from generation to generation. Beginning with Sunday Brunch, the restaurant does offer all the usual fare, such as omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast and even, blueberry French toast. However it is when you get into their signature dishes that the adventure of your pallet begins. One may want to try their ITALIAN BAKED EGGS. Imagine baked eggs served with Marinara, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella on top of their signature ranch potatoes and Italian sausage. Or try their AHI BENEDICT; poached eggs with sesame seared Ahi, a Hawaiian roll and sweet chili sauce. If these two tantalizing brunch choices don’t tempt you, there is a Smoked Salmon Croissant, a Breakfast Wrap or a Frittata. All of these pair very well with a refreshing Mimosa. The lunch menu is just as appetizing with a choice of twelve different Antipasta offerings, including a BRUSCHETTA AL POMODORO which is Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano and extra virgin olive oil on garlic crostini, or maybe a CARPACCIO DI MANZO; thinly sliced beef tenderloin with arugula, capers, shaved Parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil. If you prefer, on the Specialty menu, there is the MED WRAP: grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes, olives, balsamic vinaigrette and garlic aioli wrapped in a garlic tortilla or the BISTRO BURGER: lean ground beef, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and garlic aioli, plus four other mouth-watering dishes to tempt you.

Dinner and dessert will keep you coming back! There are eight specialty salads to choose from, any of which you may add chicken or shrimp to, for a small fee. There are twelve different savory pasta dishes to enjoy, five different distinctive pizzas to choose from, and an amazing assortment of crafted desserts that you won’t want to pass up! If you want to enjoy time with a group of friends, their friendly bar is a great place to gather, laugh and appreciate some of the finer things in life, whether that is a cold beer from their selection of 25 different brews, some on tap, or an elegant glass of your choice of wine. You could also order your favorite cocktail and their skilled and smiling staff will serve you right. Mediterraneo’s is a must, if you are looking for that delightful dining experience in Alpine!


CELEBRATE CINCO Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico commemorating the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. In the US, Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to celebrate Mexican and Mexican-American culture.

Al Pancho's Al Pancho's is proud to maintain a positive reputation in the community, and they strive to offer top customer service, food quality, and affordability. Diego's Taco Shop Fast, friendly service. Located just off the freeway; it’s the only taco shop in Alpine with a drive through.

Alpine is home to eight great Mexican restaurants—each offering a unique spin on their dishes and presentation. There is something for everyone!

Tapatio's Mexican Grill Looks can be deceiving in this tiny spot. The restaurant may be small in size, but it is huge in flavor. Try the California burrito which has a devoted fanbase.

La Carreta This family-owned Mexican cantina has been a staple in Alpine since 1980. Be sure to swing by for Fajita Fridays or a delicious margarita.

Mañana's Mexican Food Known for their Mar y Tierra Burrito, Mañana’s is committed to quality. They don’t use lard in any of their food and even have wheat tortillas as a healthier alternative.

Marieta's Fine Mexican Every day they carry on a wonderful tradition started over 35 years ago by providing warm friendly service in a family atmosphere.

Salsa Mexican Food With salsa in the name, guests know they are in for a flavorful treat. Home to a local favorite, the chips and salsa is enough to have you coming again and again.

Alpine Taco Shop Serving delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, a variety of tacos, burritos, and various a la carte items as well as an affordable Family Meal!


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TIME TO REFRESH We all get a bit of cabin fever in the winter. So, it's only natural to spend some time to rejuvenate and get ready for spring.

As winter turns to spring, a trip to the spa may be just what you need to rejuvenate yourself. Let the attentive and welltrained experts at Willows Hotel & Spa (5000 Willows Rd) guide you on a personalized wellness journey that is sure to help you shed the winter blues. The newly unveiled tower Willows Hotel & Spa was designed as a resort within a resort, where a holistic approach to the guest experience is customized to promote wellness. The 159 all-suite tower is an adults-only, tranquil retreat featuring the finest amenities including a lush saltwater pool; a luxurious spa, salon, and fitness center; and three restaurant concepts offering delectable fare.

Spa highlights include a tranquility garden, salt sauna, steam room, and outdoor cabanas where treatments can be provided. Services include signature body and facial treatments, skincare, massage, manicure and pedicure, hair salon, and waxing. Visit willowshotelspa.com for package details. After a long day at the spa guests can dine at any of the three restaurant concepts which feature fresh, gourmet international food offerings. Locale Kitchen and Lounge, the signature eatery with farm-to-table California inspired cuisine, serves lunch and dinner before turning into a nighttime hotspot. Ginger Noodle Bar offers up classic and contemporary Asian fare in a comfortable and modern setting, while The Daily Roast features popular Starbucks products and serves the grab-and-go needs of guests. Reservations are now being accepted and can be made by calling Viejas at 800-847-6537 or by visiting viejas.com.

Those wishing to relax poolside can enjoy the saltwater pool with amenities designed to nourish the mind and body. From outdoor meditation to poolside massage treatments, the adults-only pool is complemented by a brand-new spa, which offers full salon and spa services, ideal for anyone who seeks to be pampered, while a 24-hour state-of-theart fitness center allows guests to maintain their exercise regimens uninterrupted during their stay.


THERE'S A NEW DOCTOR IN TOWN Meet Dr. Patrick Sweet III, a veteran and the new medical director at Mountain Health & Community Services.

Dr. Patrick Sweet III is a confident Southern California native who easily chats with people whether it’s in a clinic or out in the field. As a boy he dreamed of being a U.S. Navy fighter pilot. He is now a U.S. Navy veteran qualified to provide a variety of medical services in rural East San Diego County. “I’m a full scope family doctor and I see all patients,” Dr. Sweet said during an interview. “I also see patients in the hospital. It’s better that I care for them because I know ‘em.” Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, the doctor has had specialized training in dermatologic, endoscopic, gynecologic and musculoskeletal procedures. His basic surgery internship was at Naval Medical Center San Diego and he’s had four years of residency training in emergency medicine and anatomic pathology. “Mountain Health is excited to welcome aboard our new Medical Director, Dr. Patrick Sweet, who has a passion to serve rural health communities,” said Rachel Shreve, Mountain Health chief operations officer assistant. With seven locations in San Diego County, the new Mountain Health Family Medicine facility is at 1388 Buckman Springs Road in Campo. The rural community is a long way from urban medical locations. “The facility offers primary and family health care, preventive health, chronic disease management, behavioral health, dental services and X-Ray,” Shreve said. “Optometry and pharmacy is coming soon.” She noted that providing the much needed clinic has helped Mountain Health build a strong alliance with the surrounding community.

It’s the kind of opportunity that Dr. Sweet, who has a history of teaching and mentoring resident physicians and medical students at UCSD and UC Riverside, knows how to use. “I like helping people,” he said about his decision to work in medicine after discovering in college that he liked biology. “I think that I was made for this job.” Dr. Sweet also will be working at the healthcare system’s Alpine Family Medicine in the Alpine Regional Center at 1620 Alpine Blvd. “Campo is where the need is the most,” the doctor said. “There’s things that we can do for our patients so they don’t have to go to town, because we can do it here. I’m like a one-stop shop. There’s nothing that’s too advanced that we can’t help with.” As a medical officer in the active and now reserve U.S. Navy, Dr. Sweet has deployed with the USS Makin Island, been team physician to reserve Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) Team 17 and battalion surgeon to a battalion light armored reconnaissance unit. He’s now a 14th Marine Regiment surgeon. The doctor is also a volunteer appointee as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) medical manager and direct supervisor to Urban Search and Rescue medics during major disasters. He’s not all business, of course. On the personal side, Dr. Sweet and his wife, who is a psychiatrist, have two young sons. “I like off-roading, hunting and fishing and watching my boys play sports,” he said.


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Branch Manager

(619) 846-8695 cwiley@primeres.com Office: (619) 722-1303 Fax: (619) 722-6139 2124 Arnold Way Alpine, CA 91901 NMLS#: 240137 | PRMI NMLS#:3094


FISH LOVELAND Check out this scenic reservoir stocked with local fish and plenty of chances to make new memories. Loveland Reservoir is swollen with winter rains. That means it is the perfect time to dust off the old fishing rod and spend an afternoon at one of the highlights of the Cleveland National Forest. This easy-toaccess reservoir is home to bass, Channel catfish, bluegill, red ear sunfish, carp, and bullhead. To protect and preserve water quality and natural habitat, Sweetwater Authority and the USDA Forest Service established a unique partnership to provide public fishing access along a portion of the shoreline. Fishing activities at Loveland Reservoir are designed to protect public health and benefit the community. Activities will be monitored by Sweetwater Authority. Directions: 4.5 miles SE of Tavern Road at Alpine Boulevard. South on Tavern for nearly 3 miles to end of Tavern, continue E on Japatul Road for 1.5 miles. Trail head is on the right. Notes: There is no fee for fishing, but a California State

Fishing License is required. No live freshwater bait, including shiners, crawdads, etc. Park open 6am to 6pm beginning March 1 through September 30. No boats, float tubes, canoes, kayaks or any other form of watercraft are permitted. Restroom facilities available. For more information please visit www.sweetwater.org.


GET TO KNOW ROSE An interview with Rose Signore owner of PostalAnnex+ of Alpine In addition to being a wife and mother, Signore is a savvy businesswoman, a strong supporter of the Alpine region and she was Alpine’s Honorary Mayor for 2017. The Chamber recently sat down with Signore to learn more about her and her local business. When did you buy the PostalAnnex+ of Alpine and why? Signore: I bought it in May of 2013. My husband and I sold our commercial heating and air business. I was looking for something to do myself. I worked for the Postal Service for 18 years so I had the background. We lived in Blossom Valley then, so it was close. It felt like a win-win. I’ve moved up here since then because we fell in love with Alpine. How many employees did the business have then and now? Signore: Just myself and my nephew, Anthony, at first. He was just out of high school. Now I have three employees ---- one full-time and two part-time. And we have two dogs. The dogs work for treats.

What services does Postal Annex provide for this area? Signore: Shipping, printing, faxing and e-mail. We do notaries. We have a great little gift store. We truly are your one-stop shop. What is your business philosophy? Signore: Treat the customer like you’d want to be treated. Give good customer service. You’re very involved in the community. What groups, organizations and causes do you support and why? Signore: I’m in the Kiwanis Club of Alpine and I’m on the board of directors for the Kiwanis Foundation. I’m also on the Board of Directors of the Alpine Chamber of Commerce. I’m a big supporter of the Kylie Rowand Foundation and I do printing for the holiday Gift Bag Drive. I have a heart to serve. I want to share my blessings. Do you have any hobbies? Signore: I don’t have enough time for hobbies, but I’m looking forward to retirement. We travel when we can. I like traveling with my husband, friends and family. We like to entertain at home. We’re of Italian descent and I like to cook. What is the most important thing you would like to tell people? Signore: I think everyone should get involved in the community. I feel strongly about participating in your community. You don’t need to own a business to be involved in the community. Just do it! PostalAnnex+ of Alpine is located at 2710 Alpine Boulevard, Suite K. They offer UPS, FedEx and USPS shipping, private mailbox rental, notary public service, copy service, mailing supplies, shipping supplies and other business services.


PLANT THE BLVD. A generous grant, hardworking volunteers, and a passion to improve our community inspired a program to "green" our main street. More than 70 new seedling trees and plants are now grow­ ing as part of a new community effort to beautify Alpine’s main street! The Alpine Chamber of Commerce, Back Country Land Trust, and the Certified Community Wildlife Habitat partnered to replant the boulevard after years of con­struction damage. The project, dubbed simply, “Plant the Boulevard”, was made possible by a generous grant from Lush Handmade Cosmetics which provided up to five hundred free plants to the Land Trust. “Greenery is an important part of the overall attractiveness of the streetscape,” says Chamber Executive Director, Alex Ward. “The Chamber and its member businesses are committed to creating a safe and appealing commercial center.” The Back Country Land Trust and Certified Community Wildlife Habitat provided the technical know-how and wa­ tering arrangements for the first year for the program. At each location there was careful consideration for what the property owners or users already have, what plants they wanted, and how they wanted the plantings to look. Any new plant in the ground was part of a pre-approved list of native, drought tolerant species. With the planting season coming to a close, the Chamber and its partners will move on to the next phase of the beautification plan. This phase will focus on pedestrian safety in the center of town. “It is crucial that residents and visitors can easily and safely get around town on foot,” says Ward. “Walking is the best way to experience Alpine. We want to ensure everyone can do so without unnecessary anxiety.”


EVENT CALENDAR SPRING HIGHLIGHTS March 2 - 9 a.m. Zoning & Design Workshop County of San Diego The County is hosting a community workshop at the Alpine Community Center (1830 Alpine Blvd). Attendees will learn about the community’s existing zoning and design review process, hear about the update of the County’s Land Development Code and provide input. For more information visit: www. sandiegocounty.gov. March 12 - 11 a.m. Hot Topics Brunch Alpine Chamber of Commerce Join the Chamber for it's monthly member meeting featuring a guest speaker. Hosted by La Carreta (1347 Tavern Rd). Cost: $20. To sign up visit: www.alpinechamber.com March 16 - 7 a.m. Soap Box Derby Kiwanis Club of Alpine For children from ages 7 to 19. This will be a single day of racing to determine who will win and earn the right to represent Alpine in the All American Soap Box Derby Championships held in Akron, OH in July of 2019. Cost: $25/race. To sign up visit: www.alpinekiwanis.com. March 16 - 9 a.m. I Love a Green Alpine Back Country Land Trust Volunteer with the BCLT and learn to identify certain native species, how to care for them, and even plant some in the ground! To sign up visit: www.backcountrylandtrust.org March 21 - 6:30 p.m. Third Thursday Mixer Alpine Chamber of Commerce A local nonprofit specializing in equine therapy, Saddles in Service will host the monthly member mixer at their ranch in Japatul. Space is limited. Reservation required. To sign up visit: www. alpinechamber.com. March 22 - 5 p.m. Wine Tasting Chamber Mixer Alpine and East County Chambers of Commerce The two Chambers are co-hosting an exclusive wine tasting event at Granite

Lion Cellars (2801 Jamul Highlands Rd). Space is limited. Reservation required. To sign up visit: www.alpinechamber.com. April 6 - 6 p.m. Alpine Educational Foundation Gala Alpine Educational Foundation Held in the Oak Ballroom at Viejas Casino and Resort (5000 Willows Rd), the Spring Gala is a premier fund-raising event for enriched education programs. Join Alpine’s education supporters in helping make Alpine Union School District the Destination District of the East County. Space is limited. Tickets required. Cost: $50. To sign up visit: www.aef4kids.org. April 7 - 8:30 a.m. Gymkhana & Jackpot Saddles in Service Celebrate the Month of the Military Child by attending the Inaugural Gymkhana and Jackpot at Camp Lockett Event & Equestrian Facility (799 Forest Gate Rd). Free admission for spectators. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, and food on site. Dry Camping for RVs at Camp Lockett for $20 per night. To learn more visit: www.saddlesinservice.org. April 9 - 7:10 a.m. Hot Topics Breakfast Alpine Chamber of Commerce Join the Chamber for it's monthly member meeting featuring a guest speaker. Hosted by Alpine Community Center (1830 Alpine Blvd). Cost: $20. To sign up visit: www.alpinechamber.com April 11 - 5:30 p.m. Mega Mixer Alpine, Santee, La Mesa, and Lakeside Chambers of Commerce A great opportunity to mix and mingle with members from four chambers. Guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets. Hosted by Lantern Crest Senior Living (400 Lantern Crest Way). Cost: Free for Chamber members; $10 for guests. Reservation required. To sign up visit: www.alpinechamber.com. April 13 - 10 a.m. Spring Art & Music Festival

Alpine Chamber of Commerce First annual festival celebrating local talent! The day will feature live music, fine arts, crafts, food vendors, a beer garden, and so much more! Held at the Alpine Community Center (1830 Alpine Blvd). Free to attend and open to the public. For more information or to participate visit: www.alpinechamber.com. April 18 - 5:30 p.m. Third Thursday Mixer Alpine Chamber of Commerce A great opportunity to network and socialize with other local business and community leaders. Location: TBD. To sign up visit: www.alpinechamber.com. April 21 - 7 a.m. Easter Pancake Breakfast Kiwanis Club of Alpine A joyous holiday breakfast which raises money for youth programs. Cost: $6 for adults; $3 for children. For more information and ticket locations visit: www.alpinekiwanis.com. May 2 - 6 - Various Times West Coast Weekender Festival Viejas Resort & Casino It's part music festival with world-class performers from the underground scene; part music conference featuring engaging panels & workshops on music, art, culture & business; part art & recreation with stunning art, healthy recreation, and resort hospitality. Hosted at Viejas Resort & Casino (5000 Willows Rd). Tickets required. 21 years+ only. Cost: Variable with several packages available. To purchase tickets visit www.westcoastweekender.net May 5 - 1 p.m. 29th Annual Vintage Alpine Kiwanis Club of Alpine Sample premium wines from California and the world. Taste the best from restaurants from throughout the County as you explore the gardens of Summers Past Farms (15602 Olde Hwy 80). Proceeds benefit local youth programs. Tickets required. 21 years+ only. Cost: $60 before March 31; increases until day-of. To sign up visit: www.vintagealpine.com.


VISITING PLACES TO STAY Comfortable and luxurious lodging options are available all over Alpine.

We invite you to come visit our charming little town this spring. Alpine is a quick drive from Coastal San Diego and home to several luxury hotels.

GETTING TO ALPINE Conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 8, Alpine is less than half an hour from the coast and Downtown San Diego by car. Visitors can access the heart of Alpine from both Exit 30 (Tavern Rd) and Exit 33 (Willows Rd/Alpine Bl) on I-8.

Public transit service is available on the MTS 838 and 888 bus routes. Visit www. sdmts.com for complete schedules and a list of stops. Area casinos offer limited shuttle service from points in Coastal San Diego. Check their websites for full details.

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VIEJAS CASINO & RESORT 5000 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-5400 www.viejas.com

Nestled in the mountains of the Cleveland National Forest on the property of Lions Tigers & Bears – a Big Cat and Exotic Animal Sanctuary – White Oak Wild Nights is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath luxurious retreat. Come experience the majestic sights and sound of the big cats and bears. The roars of tigers and lions; it's your very own private safari! Visually stunning, Alpine Castle (pictured right) is a unique and luxurious venue offering sweeping views of the countryside, dramatic architectural stonework, warm wood interiors, and palatial rooms that accommodate groups of up to 100 guests.

With 17,000 square feet of living space and a 4,000 square foot wrap around deck, this mansion is the perfect place for an out of the ordinary event or get-away.


Kelli Kruel Loan Officer

(619) 997-7660 kkruel@primeres.com Office: (619) 722-1303 Fax: (619) 722-6139 2124 Arnold Way Alpine, CA 91901 NMLS#: 222434 | PRMI NMLS#:3094

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lori@alpinechamber.com or (619) 445-2722


MEMBER LIST The Alpine Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their continued support. We ask that you support them with your business and let them know their support of the Chamber helped in your purchasing selection. Al Panchos Restaurant

Children's Nature Retreat, Inc

Mountain Hempire

Alpine Castle

Clayco Electric

Mountain Empire Unified School District

Alpine Community Center

Clean Sweep Janitorial Services

Mountain Health & Comm. Services

Alpine Computer

Comfort Keepers

My Boys and Me Window Washing & More

Alpine Country Day School

Country Pet Hospital

My Happy Place Embroidery

Alpine Dentistry

Country Wine & Spirits

Nephilia Marketing

Alpine Education Foundation

Cox Communications

On Line Bookkeeping & Tax Services

Alpine Equipment Rentals

CTD Screenprinting & Graphix

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Alpine Fence

Culligan Water of San Diego

Padre Dam Mun. Water District

Alpine Gardens & Gifts

Dave & Reema Real Estate Services

Parker Properties

Alpine Historical & Conservation Society

Davic Construction

Postal Annex of Alpine

Alpine Landscape Materials

Davis Consulting California

Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.

Alpine Library Friends Association

Descanso Town Hall

Quest Church San Diego

Alpine Mobile Home Estates

Discount Signs and Banners

REACH Air Medical Services

Alpine Orthodontics

Double S Tack & Feed

Republic Services

Alpine Paving

East County Magazine

Robert Soto Insurance Agency - Farmers

Alpine Pepper Tree Farm & Vineyard

East County Pump Service

Saddles In Service

Alpine Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

East Valley Christian Fellowship

San Diego Estates - Jeff Campbell

Alpine Premier Properties

EDCO Disposal Service

San Diego Gas & Electric

Alpine Ranch CrossFit

Edward Jones Investments

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Alpine Regional Center - NAI San Diego

Family Auto Service

Screenmobile of El Cajon

Alpine Shell Station

For the LOVE Gift Boutique

Seamless Rain Gutters, Inc.

Alpine Special Treatment Center

Good Samaritan Retirement

Security First

Alpine Stagecoach Lions

Grossmont Healthcare District

Seek + Gather

Alpine Twin Plaza

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College

Shamrock Towing, LLC

Alpine Union School District

District

Shirley Hays

Alpine Urgent Medicine

Harbison Canyon Lions Club

Soroptimist International of Alpine

Alpine View Lodge

Horse of the Sun Ranch

Southern Indian Health Council

Alpine Woman's Club

John DeWitt Museum

St.Madeleine Sophie's Center

Alsop & Assoc. Ins. Agency

Julian Charter School/Alpine-Pine Valley

State Farm Insurance

Anytime Septic Service

Academy

Stax Up Alpine

Armor Home & Landscape Pest Control

Kamps Propane of San Diego

Summit at Alpine Apartments

Ayres Lodge Alpine

Keller Williams Realty

Susan Hobbs

Back Country Land Trust of San Diego County

Kiwanis Club of Alpine

Sycuan Casino & Golf Resort

Back Country Mechanical

Lantern Crest Senior Living

The Canvas Makers

Barons Market of Alpine

Lemon Grove Rod & Gun Club

The East County Herald

Benefit Mall

Liberty Mechanical Heating and Air

The Tag Stop

Brixton Capital - Alpine Creek Town Center

Conditioning

Tractor Supply Co.

Cafe 99

Lions Tigers and Bears

United Rentals

California Bank & Trust

Lundy Insurance Services, Inc.

VFW Bert Fuller Post 9578-1

California Options Real Estate (CORE)

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Viejas Enterprises

Carlette Anderson - Author/Publisher

Meadow Woods at Alpine

Village Carpets/Flooring America

Casa de Vida (Event Venue)

Mediterraneo Italian Bistro & Bar

Vinny's Pizza

Casino Inn

Mercy Medical Transportation, Inc.

Waste Management

Century Plumbing Company

Mountain Empire Men's Club


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•DINING

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•SHOPPING

SAN DIEGO’S PREMIER GAMING RESORT

Viejas Casino & Resort ∙ 5000 Willows Road ∙ Alpine, CA 91901 ∙ 619.445.5400 Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Guests under 21 years of age are permitted in The Buffet, Ginger Noodle Bar, Locale Kitchen & Lounge or Daily Roast only, but must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to enter Viejas Bingo. Families are welcome at the Viejas Outlets and the Viejas Hotel. Please play responsibly. For help with problem gambling, call 800.426.2537

Viejas.com

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Alpine Chamber Magazine - Spring 2019  

We invite you to make a trip to Alpine, uncover its fascinating history, and explore the peaks and valleys of our backcountry home!

Alpine Chamber Magazine - Spring 2019  

We invite you to make a trip to Alpine, uncover its fascinating history, and explore the peaks and valleys of our backcountry home!

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