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Santee mag a z i n e

A publication of the Santee Chamber of Commerce

Spring | 2020

INSIDE: Al’s Sport Shop – Over 4 Decades of Winning in Town City of Santee Unveils Branding Efforts Mast Park $12 Million Renovation

Santee CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


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CONTENTS Vo l u m e 9 / / I s s u e 1

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Santee Unveils a New Brand

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My Hometown

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Socializing Santee

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Mast Park Renovation

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Santee Scoop

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Santee Student Standouts

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Community Calendar

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Community Resource Guide

On The Cover Rob & Cynthia Treadwell, owners of Al’s Sport Shop – Photo by Paul Broding Photography

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10159 Mission Gorge Road, Suite F Santee, CA 92071

SanteeChamber.com

2020 Chamber Officers

2020 Chamber Directors

Darcy Fagerwold, Chair of the Board Expressions Dance & Movement Center – 619.596.3362

Darlene Fenn Toast Masters - 858.518.3702

Melissa Dombo, Chair Elect Raceway Electric & Solar – 619.596.1918 Mike Aiken, 1st Vice Chair Carlton Oaks Golf – 619.448.4242 Joe Mackey, 2nd Vice Chair XL Staffing – 619.579.0442 Kristine Costa, Secretary Waste Management – 619.596.5100 Mike Clinkenbeard, Treasurer Farmers Insurance – 619.442.0415 Bobbie Jo Lewis, Past Chair Walmart – 619.449.7900

2020 Office Staff Kristen Dare CEO Jennae Gonzalez Office Manager Stacy Clark Office Assistant Ryan Humphrey Intern

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Greg Gagnon The UPS Store - 619.562.0888 Nita Lee Cameron Brothers Company - 619.562.3050 Ailen Lloyd Lloyd Collision & Paint Center - 619.448.8768 Susie Parks Coffee Corner - 619.996.9007 Jim Peasley Padre Dam Municipal Water District - 619.448.3111 Barbara Ryan Santee School District - 619.258.2300 James Sly East County Economic Development Council 619.258.3670 Kyle Whissel Whissel Realty - 858.699.3895 Pam White City of Santee - 619.258.4100 Doug Whitney Whitney Promotions - 858.735.6128 Sarah Wood Allegiance Heating & Air Conditioning - 619.449.2469


HELLO SANTEE! I love celebrating Santee – we have an abundance of hometown pride and it’s easy to understand why people (myself included) love to live and work in our city. This year, the City of Santee turns 40 years old and they have a year-long list of events to celebrate at every chance possible! For many, there are roots much deeper than the four decades in which the city has been incorporated, but for now, we celebrate the achievement that took place in December of 1980. We are often flooded on social media with images of how Santee used to be, but it excites me to see how far we’ve come. (Although I do get a little sentimental thinking about businesses which have closed -- rest in peace Roller Skate Land!) The City started the year off strong this January with a series of events beginning with a relay around town starting at West Hills High School and ending at Trolley Square, an Olympic qualifying trial for 2020 hopefuls, a Sunset 5k fun run/walk, and a twist on their popular Fido Fest as it was held closer to Valentine’s Day this year. The Chamber has kicked into high gear as well, hosting our annual voting program, Santee’s Favorites, and announcing the winners at our Business Awards Night on February 20th. We have a jampacked year as well and look forward to everything our community has to offer in 2020. If you want a full list of City celebrations, please refer to page 12, or a list of upcoming community events being held by various organizations can be found on page 37. We’d love to hear your stories about how you celebrate Santee with the changes you’ve seen over the past forty years and what it means to live, work and play in our community. Please share your stories and images with us at info@santeechamber.com or use hashtag #SanteeCelebrates40Years on your favorite social media platform. We can’t wait to hear from you!

- Kristen Dare

Publisher Santee Chamber of Commerce

Editor Kristen Dare

Graphic Design Arli Wolfson

Contributing Editors Melissa Dombo Jennae Gonzalez Arli Wolfson

Committee Members Kristen Dare Melissa Dombo Tom Romstad Eddie Wall Arli Wolfson

Contributing Writers Jordan Bockert Mike Clinkenbeard Kristen Dare Melissa Dombo Mike Dombo Jennae Gonzalez Bree Humphrey John Olsen Tom Romstad Dylan Shubert Mary Treadwell Rob Treadwell

Contributing Photographers Paul Broding Photography Jamie Knudson Lynda Marrokal

Printer Advanced Web Offset

Santee Chamber of Commerce, CEO

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Original owners Al and Mary Treadwell with current owners, their nephew Rob and Cynthia Treadwell - Photo courtesy of Paul Broding Photography

A l’ s S port S hop Winning in Santee for over 40 years Back in the late 70s, my Uncle decided that he didn’t want to continue working in the Aerospace industry as a cost analyst accountant. He wanted to follow his own vison. Research showed that Sporting Goods was an excellent opportunity, and that the almostincorporated city of Santee was underserved in Sporting Goods, and was a great place to live and raise kids. As it turns out, he was spot on! On August 19, 1979, Al & Mary Treadwell opened Al’s Sport Shop in Santee. We are now in our third location at the corner of Mission Gorge and Carlton Hills. The

second location behind Jimmy’s Restaurant burned to the ground in 1998 with only a single basketball surviving the fire, but Al’s Sport Shop was open for business the very next day! We have the surviving ball on display in the store. When Al and Mary retired several years ago, my wife and I took over the store. We are honored to continue the Al’s Sport Shop tradition. Of course, Al and Mary couldn’t just walk away. In fact, Mary told Al 20 years ago, “Wow! I can’t imagine being 72 and still helping kids find their gear!” Well, here they are! Mary comes in and works on Thursdays, and Al is still active at the store, restringing customers’ gloves. In over forty years of business, we’ve seen that at the most basic and fun level, things are still wonderfully old-fashioned. Parents and kids come in together to find their first glove, cleats, balls, and letter jackets. It’s the best part! Team sales still require a personal touch and knowledge of products, and service is still important when it comes outfitting teams, and fitting young kids for their gear. We’ve added a lot of technology; we have our own industrial lasers, large format printers, and embroidery machines. We have two graphic designers on-staff and mange almost all

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of our production in-house. We offer custom internet team stores for schools and organizations that not only provide custom products but allow for significant fundraising for those organizations.

playing, and as long as parents and kids want to play, we’ll be around. I hope. – Rob Treadwell, Al's Sport Shop

We survive because of the community; we are here to serve as best we can. We know many of our customers by name and take pride in helping them take their ideas and make them real. People trust us and we want to earn that. Our Mission is to be a value to our community. We live here and love it! We are not in the Sporting Goods business, we are in the “Customer Service Business,” we just happen to sell sporting goods. It’s about the experience and the people. It’s fun and rewarding to interact and get to know our customers. We want to make their day! We still measure the feet of kids getting shoes. I don’t think they do that anywhere anymore... I hope we are staying true, that’s my daily goal! We are grateful beyond words for the privilege of being a part of this community. It would likely surprise people to know that only about half of our business is from the retail store. Working with high schools, colleges, professional teams, and local businesses are a huge part of what we do. We belong to the largest buying group for independent Sporting Goods retailers in the world. It gives us a cumulative buying power that is better than many big box retailers. We are very competitive, yet every single customer is important to us. Every day I fit a 5-yearold with a baseball glove or soccer shoes, I hope that never dies… It’s the love of the game that keeps kids

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S A N T E E U N V E I L S I T S N E W LO O k W h ile c eleb rati ng i ts 4 0th B i rthday

A community brand is what people say about a community, and the purpose of the branding initiative is to differentiate the City of Santee from surrounding communities. The goal is to make sure the City’s brand is the guiding principle for the future, not just a logo and tagline. The brand will help boost the city’s multi-year marketing strategy and highlight Santee’s strengths and opportunities to help attract new businesses, visitors, residents and economic investors. On December 11, 2019, North Star Destination Strategies and City of Santee staff unveiled the City’s new logo and tagline, which was developed over eight months through an extensive branding process. The formal branding process included extensive community research, stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions and community surveys to make sure Santee’s true essence was captured. “We are very excited for this new look to highlight and tell Santee’s story. It will also pair nicely with our 40th birthday celebration taking place all year long in 2020,” says Marlene Best, City Manager of the City of Santee. The logo’s simple design allows for a variety of creative applications using art and photography. The new brand provides a modern, streamlined look that will position Santee in the best possible light for years to come. The city’s new logo pulls its inspiration from those wanting a close-knit community and wideopen opportunities to thrive, while emphasizing the natural beauty of the city’s location, which is

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hugged by Santee Lakes and Mission Trails Park. It also embraces Santee’s proximity as a strong point of connection and prideful community that affords families the freedom to live their aspirations. A brand narrative is a central building block of a meaningful brand strategy. A portion of Santee’s brand narrative reads as follows: Don’t just coast—thrive! Do more. Due East. Head into East County, where the City of Santee connects Greater San Diego to a better way of life. Residents here know every treasure to be found along the ocean twenty-some minutes away, but they also find plentiful adventure in their own backyard. Their inland experience holds more hidden gems than you ever imagined. Discover stunning natural beauty that stretches over hills, valleys, and the San Diego River. Whatever your preference, Mission Trails Park, Walker Preserve, and Santee Lakes let you escape for hours at a time by putting you in the middle of cameraready landscapes, wildlife, and water features. With year-round, uninhibited access to miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, you certainly won’t miss treading endless sidewalks or repeating your usual indoor workout. Enjoy the charm of small town living on any given day. The close bonds between people in Santee are palpable from the stands of the Sportsplex to the crowds of Summer Concerts. It is this tight-knit sense of community that sets the city apart, and you are more than welcome to join at every establishment and event. When you treat yourself to a round of trivia at a brewery or bring out your pup to Fido Fest, you’ll see that conversations and friendships follow effortlessly. Since Santee is only a fraction of the size of San Diego, you won’t be a stranger here for long. Make Santee feel more like home, if commitment is your thing. There’s a place on the market for every want and personality—from the family-sized fixer-upper to the move-in ready business space. Whether searching for an at-home chef’s kitchen or an entrepreneur’s startup launchpad, you’ll find new


neighbors to be friendly, talented, and happy to help at every step. And at budget-friendly prices that put your California Dream within reach, you can feel confident in embarking on your latest venture in Santee.

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Looking forward, Santee’s commitment to the little things you cherish will never change. With the help of the community, the city can balance both reverence for the natural landscape and view growth through the lens of sustainability. It will support the businesses that serve and entertain people from across East County and beckon new investors and employers to follow suit. Because the opportunity for a better life is here, along with the promise of something more. Do more. Due East. In Santee, California. The city will continue to formally roll out the new brand and marketing plan throughout 2020 while simultaneously counting down until the City of Santee’s official Birthday which is on December 1, 2020. Stay connected with a list of birthday activities that will showcase the city’s new brand. A list of activities will be updated regularly on the city’s website www.cityofsanteeca.gov.

Don't forget what matters most. Do more. Due East.

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SANTEE'S 40TH BIRTHDAY C ALENDAR Mar – Green Month (Ideas: Promote Sustainability, Shred Event, Outdoor Activities) Apr 4 – Spring Eggstravaganza Apr 19 – Santee Car Show (East County Cruisers) Apr 25 – Santee Aloha 5k (Santee School District) May 23 – Santee Street Fair (Santee Chamber) Jun 6 – National Trail Day Jun 11 – Kick Off the Santee Summer Concerts June 18 – Santee Summer Concert June 25 – Santee Summer Concert Jul 4 – Santee Salutes Jul 16 – Santee Summer Concert Jul 23 – Santee Summer Concert Jul 30 – Santee Summer Concert Aug 4 – National Night Out Aug 6 – Santee Summer Concert Aug 13 – Santee Summer Concert Aug 20 – Santee Summer Concert Sept 19 – Santee Bluegrass Festival Sept 26 – 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival – Santee Lakes Oct 10 – Santee Fire Department Open House Oct 17 – Ladies at the Lakes – Santee Lakes Oct 24 – Fire Department Poster Contest Nov 6 – Veteran’s Day Golf Tournament – Santee Chamber Nov 8 – Santee Celebrates San Diego Beer Week @ Riverwalk Grill Nov 11 – Veteran’s Day (Bridge dedication – details pending) Nov 14 – Fire & Sheriff Pancake Breakfast – (Actual Date Pending) Nov 20 – Holiday Lighting Celebration Dec 1 – CITY OF SANTEE’s 40th Birthday (Free Dessert Day – Details Pending) Dec 3 – Taste of Santee – Santee Chamber Dec 6 – Santa at the Lakes – Santee Lakes Dec 18 – Senior Holiday Luncheon

Additional events and activities will be added to the calendar throughout the year. For an up-to-date list of events and activities: www.SanteeSpecialEvents.com Note: Dates and activities are subject to change.

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MY HOMETOWN BREE HUMPHREY If you live, work or even play in Santee, it’s probably fair to say you’ve been exposed to some of the wonderful work of Bree Humphrey. A Santee gal through and through, Bree grew up in town attending Carlton Oaks and Chet F. Harritt Elementary Schools and West Hills High School. While still in high school, a friend who was an intern at the City of Santee, asked Bree if she wanted to volunteer at an upcoming event. With her letterman’s jacket on and bright attitude, she went in for her first interview and started as a Recreation Intern in 2004, the rest is history. She had unknowingly embarked upon her career, which she loves and enjoys very much to this day. Even at a young age, her role at the City appeared to be a natural fit. Being on the mature side for her age, organization and planning came easily so it was an organic growth as she learned the ropes. After finishing high school, Bree carried on to Grossmont College and transferred over to SDSU to obtain her degree. Knowing recreation might be a little too specific for her she focused on completing her business degree with an emphasis in marketing; both areas which have helped her immensely in what she’s accomplished and what is yet to come. With the past 15 years of experience in special events, the evolution has been clear: Bree has been marketing for the City this whole time as she’s networked and built quality relationships throughout our community. As the City began the process of creating its own unique brand, it was painfully obvious she was interested in seeing the process through. There became a need for the brand so the City could be unique in its own identity. Bree was ready to step up and accept that challenge. She and a team of City staff worked with the branding company to develop and create the new brand. As she moves into her new role for the City as their Marketing Coordinator, she will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the new brand

and city logo, growing the Business Visitation Program, working side by side with every department within the City of Santee to help market and promote new programs, integrate the new city logo, to maintain and develop relationships with outside agencies and organizations and to ensure the City is being represented in all areas of the community. “We as a City need to tell our own story, and if I can help lead that charge, I’m excited to do so.” After recently driving home to San Diego from Santa Cruz, I found myself admiring many towns along the way who already had a clear vision of their brand. Welcome signs, monuments and hillsides with town names made me realize how needed this new identity is for Santee. Afterwards, I sat down with Bree to ask her more about how the branding of the City would directly impact her and how much she’s already accomplished. Her answers were just like her, honest and smart. She gave so much praise to her coworkers and mentors, acknowledging their contributions to her professional growth. “I’ve grown up with them; it’s only fair to say they’ve molded and shaped me into the person I am today.” However, I see the need to give her more credit than she gives herself. Bree isn’t lucky, she works hard and prepares so when she is at in intersection with an opportunity, there’s a clear direction to turn. She’s come a long way from the 16-year-old who first came to the City of Santee’s Community Services Department as a volunteer. Over the years she has become a part of Santee’s history through her involvement in largescale projects. She’s been part of the team who opened the connection from Highway 52 to Highway 67, created the beloved Bluegrass Festival and Fido Fest, opened Town Center Community Park East, Walker Preserve, the newly renovated Mast Park, started the Santee Sunset 5k, and many more… the list goes on. Her willingness to learn anything and everything enhances her ability to continually thrive. If it means she will better herself, her job, or her hometown... it’s a given.

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A Walk Back in Time with the Santee Historical Society +

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The official date of Santee’s incorporation as a city is December 1, 1980.

Jan Claussen, Jim Bartell, Gene Ainsworth, Woodie Miller and Roy Woodward being sworn in as Santee’s first City Council, December 2, 1980

our thanks to tanya espinola at City Hall

for diving into the city’s archives to find the names of the first Santee businesses to file for a business license in 1980/1981. We found no information about the following and assume they are no longer in operation: J S R Enterprises • Custom Wheel Industries Inc • Kangaroo Video Products

the following companies are still successfully in business today: Boeck & Schisler – optometrists C & H Auto Body Carlton Hills Limited (aka Carlton ridge Apartments) Jimco racing Inc Maxima Products Santee Pet Hospital

The Santee Historical Society will be participating with the City of Santee on the celebration of the city’s 40th birthday. Check our website for details. Visit the Santee Historical Museum in the Santee Barn on Magnolia Avenue. Check our website for Open Hours and Special Events

SanteeHistoricalSociety.org

619.449.2024

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Santee’s Favorites

r e n n wi Automotive

Sa n te e

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Lloyd’s Collision & Paint Center Banking Institutions

Navy Federal Credit Union Beauty & Salon Services

Raymond’s Barber Shop Brewing & Distilling

Pacific Islander Beer Company

Business Resources

East County Magazine Construction & Contracting

Raceway Electric & Solar

Dental & Orthodontic Services

Santee Children’s Dentistry Education

Santee School District Entertainment & Performing Arts

Expressions Dance & Movement Center Financial Services

Movement Mortgage Government & Utilities

Santee Sheriff’s Department Health & Wellness

CKO Kickboxing Santee

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Hospitality & Recreation

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve Insurance Services

Farmers Insurance,

Mike & Marla Clinkenbeard Medical Services

Sharp Grossmont Hospital Professional Services

Furology Grooming Salon Property Management & Services

Santee Trolley Square/ Kimco Realty Restaurant, Full Service

Eastbound Bar & Grill

Restaurant. Quick Service

Chick-fil-A of Santee Real Estate

Mission Realty Group Retail

Al’s Sport Shop Specialty Food & Beverage

Mary’s Donuts

Specialty Promotions & Advertising

The UPS Store, Santee


SOCIALIZING SANTEE Santee Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Taste of Santee on December 5th at Toyota Certified Center. With dancers from Expressions Dance and Movement Center, a partnership from SDG&E, and the support of local eateries and breweries, over 200 guests came together to conduct a toy drive for the Santee Santas!

City of Santee – Mast Park’s grand opening was revealed on Saturday February 1st after their $12 million renovation! Over two thousand guests came out to celebrate, as Mayor Minto and other key guests cut the ribbon to welcome the public out to the (then oldest!) newest park. Congratulations to all involved... the park is Santee’s new gem!

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Santee School DiStrict

Cajon Park

Carlton Hills

Carlton oaks

CHet F. Harritt steam

“WHere Young minds meet oPen doors”

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leaDinG learnerS in the 21St centUrY

Santee School School District Santee District Student Profile Profile Student

Learn Continuously and Passionately

Students relentlessly pursue knowledge and skills with confidence, passion, and vigor.

Students will be academically prepared for high school and beyond

Lead with Courage

Students inspire and influence positive change in the world around them.

Communicate and Collaborate Effectively

Care Compassionately for Self, Others, and the Community

Students reflect on individual actions and how these actions affect themselves and others, continuously demonstrating empathy, respect, responsibility, and integrity.

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PePPer drive

Students think and exchange ideas with clarity, listen to understand, and interact productively to achieve common goals.

Think Creatively and Critically

Students use a variety of resources to identify problems and solutions.

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Fanita Ranch Advertorial sponsored by HomeFed Corporation

FANITA RANCH CULTIVATES THE GREENING OF SANTEE

The new plan for Fanita Ranch delivers significant traffic improvements, 2,000+ acres of open space, 35 miles of public trails, an approximately 30-acre Farm and sustainable neighborhoods. Fanita Ranch has been closely linked to the history of Santee since Hosmer P. McKoon purchased ranch land in 1885 and named it Fanita Ranch, in honor of his wife, Fannie. Early news reports tell of him being quite the businessman. From harvesting potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, and other produce on his sprawling rancho, he also sold 10-acre plots for $50 an acre for those interested in building homes for their families. The City of Santee was then incorporated in 1980 and the area has been planned as a future residential community ever since. Today, HomeFed Corporation has plans to transform the remaining 2,600 acres into a sustainable community rooted in its agrarian past that delivers significant benefits to the current residents of Santee. Significant Traffic Improvements “We want to balance the needs of the Santee community with the needs of our future residents at Fanita Ranch,” said Jeff O’Connor, director of development at HomeFed Corporation, which has owned the Fanita Ranch property since 2011. “Following numerous community meetings, we’ve heard the citizens of Santee loud and clear. Traffic along SR 52 is of the upmost concern. Therefore, we have committed to dramatically improving traffic by adding an 22

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additional lane to westbound 52, adding an additional eastbound lane on the San Diego River bridge, creating a high capacity on-ramp at Mast Boulevard and improving the local street network with enhancements to Fanita Parkway, Cuyamaca Street and Magnolia Avenue –and all of this happens before the first residents move in,” O’Connor emphasized. “Once all these improvements are in place, peakhour trip capacity will improve dramatically. And, these traffic improvements create four times more capacity than the trips that will be added by Fanita Ranch residents, improving traffic for everyone,” he said. To enable residents to better visualize the traffic improvements, HomeFed Corporation has prepared a digital simulation of the current traffic conditions and infrastructure, as well as the planned improvements. The simulation can be viewed on the Fanita Ranch website, http:// fanitaranch.com/ “It is important to note that, without the approval of Fanita Ranch, Santee has determined that there is no alternative funding source for upgrades to SR 52,” said O’Connor. “SANDAG’s plans for the freeway corridor improvements are not scheduled to take place until around 2050,” he added. Responsible Stewardship Carlsbad-based HomeFed Corporation, the master developer of San Elijo Hills, has spent millions of dollars and sought out some of the most respected land planning experts in the world to help it determine the best use of the picturesque Fanita Ranch property. After careful consideration, the HomeFed team determined that the existing voter-approved 2007 plan for Fanita Ranch was outdated and not in keeping with today’s emphasis on sustainability, resources conservation, smaller homes on compact footprints, and the latest innovations in fire protection.


76% Open Space In the new plan for Fanita Ranch 76 percent of the property – 2,044 acres with trails – will be preserved as perpetual open space, parks, trails and agriculture for all of Santee to enjoy. With the help of state and federal wildlife agencies – for the first time ever – the new plan will open up approximately 35 miles of trails for area residents to hike, bike and explore the property, which is filled with stunning vistas, beautiful rock formations and riparian areas. The trail system will also connect with existing trail networks that link to Goodan Ranch, Sycamore Canyon and Mission Trails regional parks. In a bow to Santee’s agrarian past, Fanita Ranch will make agriculture the centerpiece of community life and includes 30 acres of farms with additional orchards and vineyards, where pesticide-free biodynamic farming will be practiced. The entire Santee community can look forward to fresh produce, volunteer opportunities, educational experiences, fieldtrips, internships and festivals that celebrate the bounty of the land. “The open space in Fanita Ranch will be protected in perpetuity,” said O’Connor, citing a legally binding agreement that is part of the city’s requirement for development. “We look forward to partnering with the city, to build a community that all Santee residents can be proud of.”

The Fanita Ranch plan proposed by HomeFed Corporation will open up 2,022 acres, 76 percent of the property. to open space with trails, parks, and agriculture for all Santee to enjoy. With the collaboration of state and federal agencies, the new Fanita Ranch plan will create approximately 35 miles of trails for hiking and bicycling. The property is filled with beautiful views, unique rock formations and peaceful riparian areas.

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M ast P ar k ' S $ 1 2 M illion R enovation New playgrounds, pavilions, lighted trails and a food vendor make the new Mast Park a great place to spend a day outdoors. After a year of renovation work, Santee’s oldest park is now its newest! On February 1st, the City of Santee celebrated the re-opening of Mast Park. Originally developed in 1986, Mast Park was worn at the edges and overshadowed by other city parks with more modern facilities. The new Mast Park incorporates many amenities requested by park users while saving most of the mature Sycamore and Live Oak trees that give the park its natural character. Nestled within the leafy 28acre park east of Carlton Hills Boulevard are additional picnic pavilions, a new playground, an expanded dog park (with separate areas for puppies, small and large dogs) and a state-of-the-art ninehole disc golf course that will challenge the best players while providing an opportunity for beginners to learn

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the ropes. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a gourmet food stand will offer signature burgers, hot dogs and craft beer at the center of the action. The new children’s playground features a 3-story slide and an adjacent nature discovery area that encourages kids to scramble on rocks and “fallen trees” salvaged from the renovation work. Areas that were formerly inaccessible or unappealing have been opened up, effectively tripling the useable acreage of the park! Plants native to the San Diego River and adjoining uplands provide habitat for birds and bugs while maintaining visibility through the park. Walking trails are wide and lighted for added security. New restrooms are clean and bright. Parking has been expanded and the access road has been extended facilitating monitoring of activity in the park by sheriff’s deputies. The comfort and security of park users have guided all aspects of the new park’s design. If you missed the grand opening, it’s not


– Photos by Tom Romstad, City of Santee

too late to be among the first to explore the new Mast Park! Round up the family (or your walking group or book club) and check it out. You’ll be surprised how much has changed. The city looks forward to hosting legions of joggers and strollers and dog walkers. This park is designed to accommodate them all. Fun facts: • The property on which Mast Park is situated encompasses a total of 58 acres, extending south of the San Diego River. The majority of the property is dedicated to habitat preservation. • The majority of funding for the $12.4-million-dollar project came from fees paid by housing developers, including a $932,000 contribution from Pardee Homes. Grants provided the second largest source of funding, including $1,920,000 from the San Diego River Conservancy to support the project’s water quality and habitat improvements. The Office of County Supervisor Diane Jacob kicked-in $186,271 for play equipment and other improvements.

• Trails through Mast Park form a link in the San Diego River Trail that will one day provide a continuous trail from the Pacific Ocean through Santee to the river’s source in the Cleveland National Forest near Julian. • Prior to development of the current park, a baseball facility operated by the Santee Youth Association occupied the river bottom north of Willow Grove Avenue. The baseball park was destroyed by floods in 1979-1980. • Mast Park is named for Bill Mast, the former president of the CarltonSantee Corporation, which owned and developed lands extending north and west of Mission Gorge Road and Cuyamaca Street (including Fanita Ranch and the Carlton Oaks Country Club). • In 1970, the County considered an application from the San Diego Chargers to develop a training center on the property. The application was denied.

An adult fitness station adjacent to the playground allows parents to work various muscle groups while keeping an eye on their children. Its location on a walking trail makes the fitness station convenient for circuit trainers as well.

For more information regarding park amenities and pavilion rentals, visit MastPark.com.

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Spring Calendar SanteeRec.com

Spring Break Camps and Summer Camp Participants are engaged in structured, supervised and age relevant activities focused on developing skills and enriching lives. There are a variety of discounts for Santee Summer Day Camp. Gain job and leadership skills through the Jr leader Program. Available for teens entering 9th grade, up to age 17 – Mandatory training 6/15 – 6/19. Visit us online.

(619) 258-4100 ext. 222

CAMPS

March 30 – April 2: BMX Camp

Park

April 6 – 9: Scooter Camp April 28: Summer Camp Registration Opens

Santee TEEN CENTER @ Big Rock Park March 6: Spring Kickoff

The Santee Teen Center is an after-school and summer break drop-in program open from 2 – 6pm, designed for pre-teens and teens 6 – 12 grade, up to age 17. Teen Center memberships are $46 annually for Santee residents. Monthly calendar is available online or at the Teen Center, 8115 Arlette St.

March 20: SD Nights - Escape Room (@ City Hall) April 24: Intergenerational Day April 17: SD Nights - Bubble Soccer April 24: SD Nights - Inflatable Human Foosball (@ City Hall) May 15: SD Nights - Ranger Led Hike up Cowles Mountain May 29: SD Nights - Inflatable Sticky Dodgeball (@ City Hall)

SENIOR 55+ GROUP

March 4: Uniform Fashion Show (@ City Hall) Active older adults meet to get involved, stay connected and be active. Enjoy the company of others, make new friends and take advantage of the many activities available. Monthly calendar available at City Hall or online.

March 22: Off Broadway Live - Tuesdays at the Cafe April 24: Intergenerational Day (@ Teen Center) May 3: Welk Resort and Theater Bus Trip - Nunsense May 20: Senior Spring Luncheon (@ City Hall) May 24: Off Broadway Live - Decades: Flashback

Friends of Santee’s River Park

Join the San Diego River Park Foundation for River Kids Discovery Days in Santee. Families will have the opportunity to engage in kid-friendly activities while learning about San Diego River habitats and ecology. For more information visit RiverDiscoveryDays.org

March 14: River Kids Discover Days - Forester Creek Cleanup March 14: River Kids Discovery Days - Edgemoor Barn Event

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available for Santee residents to participate in recreation programs and trips. Submit your application to see if you qualify for a $55 credit. Children must be under 17 years of age and adults over 55. Participants may apply for financial assistance once every quarter.

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PARKS & RECREATION


S antana’ s E ncore P roduction G oes D isney Are you one of the 10 million people who subscribed on day one of the Disney+ streaming service back in November? Maybe you’re part of the over 18 million who have subscribed since? If you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon yet, find a friend who is and have a viewing party, because Santee makes a cameo on one of their original series. You heard right, Santee’s own Santana High School made episode one of the new series “Encore!” which reunites musical casts of high school productions. In this episode, it was Santana’s 1996 production of Annie that returned for a second run, more than twenty years after its original production date! After more than twenty years since their opening night, some of the original cast hadn’t seen one another since graduating and entering adulthood. Jarron Bailey, Sarah (Isaac) Esparza, Jennifer (Johnson) Hartt, Jaimie (Johnson) Knudson, Benaiah Koskovich, Debbie (Spirtz) Nichols, Katie (Terrien) Nicholson, Jeremy Nicks, and Annie (Patterson) Shelton are all grown up and most still live in East County. With professions that range from teachers, stay-at-home moms, to warehouse managers and sheriffs, and families most with families of their own, these old friends had quite a bit of catching up to do! The former students’ original director and theater teacher, Patty DiPuma, even returned to take an ensemble role and mentor them through the week. “1996 was one of the highlights of my life,” says Jamie Knudson in the opening moments of the show. She was Homecoming Queen (with then-boyfriend Jeremy Nicks as Homecoming King), a lead role in an exciting school production and still had the world ahead of her to explore. Today Jaimie is still closely tied to Santee as she teaches kindergarten at Cajon Park and is married with four daughters. Annie Shelton, who also played the title character in Annie, even pursued a stage life after high school all the way to Broadway in New York City before following a new passion in raising her two sons. Once all together again, these adults, most who haven’t seen each other since they were kids, begin opening up about what was going on during their high school years that they never shared with each other. From there, the restaging of Annie takes place over the next five days. DiPuma’s presence with the group was an obvious must. She is celebrated from the first minute of her arrival at the reunion rehearsal to the close of curtain with love and admiration pouring out from the cast so many years later. For anyone who attended Santana during DiPuma’s time on campus, her pride in the theater program has been unparalleled since her departure and her enthusiasm in the show took me right back to acting classes with her. Congratulations to her, the reprised cast and to Santana High School for making their mark in the Wonderful World of Disney! – Kristen Dare, Santee Chamber of Commerce

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Albert Klitzke DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Implant Dentistry • Orthodontics ( FAST Braces) • Free Second Opinions 30 Years Experience • Financing available • Military and most insurance accepted

Voted as a Top Dentist in East County by his peers

$59 exam - Digital X-Rays and Cleaning for new patients EXPIRES 5/29/2020

8790 Cuyamaca Street #E, Santee 92071

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619.596.0144 www.santeefamilydentist.com


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We consider ourselves a low stress salon and take pride in offering high end customer service, quality of care, comfort, safety and sanitation to our FUR Friends. • ‘SPaw’ personalized packages for each Fur Friend • Walk in bathing area for larger dogs or older pets • Convenient location with outside pet relief station • Open concept lobby and grooming area • Boutique with CBD and more • Santee Favorite Finalist Last 2 years • Winner nextdoor neighborhood Favorite

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ACB

Santee School District

FOUNDATION

The Santee School District Foundation is proud to give back to our local schools, students and hardworking employees. Visit santeefoundation.net to learn more about upcoming events and sponsorships.

Foundation Supports Music, the Arts and Innovation in the Classroom! Formed in 2002, the Santee School District Foundation supports literacy, arts, technology, and school site grants through fundraising and donations. Fundraising events include an Art Show & Auction, Santee Aloha 5k Fun Run & Walk, Golf Tournament, and the sale of Legacy Pavers. All net income raised by the Foundation goes back to the Santee School District schools. Bringing Music Back to Schools This year, the Foundation, donated $40,000 towards music classes for students in grades 4-8. The funds were used to sponsor the classes, pay for instruction and help defer some of the cost to rent instruments, with no enrollment charges to families of fourththrough eighth-grade students, in Santee School District. Innovative Grants

On October 21st, the Foundation Board of Directors heard presentations from applicant finalists and voted to approve funding totaling $19,411. Congratulations to the following 2019-2020 Innovative Grants recipients. Cajon Park - $806 Building our own Break Room

Chet F. Harritt - $1,773 Keyboards for Kinesthetic Learners

Sycamore Canyon - $776 Communication Boards

Carlton Hills - $336 Sensory Items

Hill Creek - $3,510 Woof Woof News!

Sycamore Canyon - $3,150 5th Grade Planet Protection Project

Chet F. Harritt - $2,500 The Outdoor Learning Lab

PRIDE Academy – $4,160 Imagination Playground

Santee Success Program - $2,400 Outdoor Classroom and Garden

Legacy Pavers Don’t miss this opportunity to add your name or the name of a loved one with a message to the “Legacy Paver Path” at your school’s entrance. Legacy Pavers can be personalized with your name, the name of a family member, friend or teacher, and a personal message.

Your Support is Vital to the Foundation’s Success! Register at santeefoundation.net and/or make a donation! Excellence in Education is a Community Effort!

June 18 ∙ Noon Carlton Oaks Country Cub

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SANTEE SCOOP Hi, I’m John Olsen, a longtime resident and business advocate of Santee. As an active member of the Santee Chamber I often showcase upcoming development projects and events around town. Be sure to follow me for more on Facebook.com/SanteeUpdate

Check out Santee's Newest Eateries! Bagel & Donut Bar 9720 Mission Gorge Road Freshly baked homemade bagels and donuts offering breakfast and lunch sandwiches. I suggest: Oreo Crumble Donut

Gor Gai Thai Kitchen 205 Town Center Parkway Traditional Thai dishes of soups, curries, noodles, and stir-frys with Vegan options available. I suggest: Pineapple Curry

Junction 52 Bar & Grill 9621 Mission Gorge Road A casual sports bar offering bar food, a plethora of entrees and great happy hour deals. I suggest: Le Bistro Prime Rib

Oaks Tavern & Kitchen 9225 Carlton Hills Boulevard This family owned spot has a wide-range menu has authentic Mexican dishes, burgers and more. I suggest: Baby Back Ribs

Brought to you by:

John Olson, Realtor

Mission Realty Group • 619-855-1151 • TheSanteeGuy.com DRE#01374369

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Proud to support our Santee residents Grossmont Healthcare District is a public agency that supports health-related programs and services in East San Diego County.

grossmonthealthcare.org @GrossmontHealth

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CRE ATING qUALIT Y COMFORT FO R SANTEE As a female business owner, I understand some people out there — men and women — may feel vulnerable or confused when they need to call for heating and airconditioning service. Each of our team members, from those in the field to those in the office, understands that the customers’ comfort level and trust are our top priorities. We feel a deep responsibility to serve customers to the best of our ability, offering timely, professional and cost-effective services — we strive to not just to complete a job today, but earn clients for life. We understand this is done by treating new customers like family, being honest with them, and clearly explaining options. We are not salespeople, but advisers who look at each situation on its own merits before recommending the solution we think is best. Understanding the choice to install or provide service on HVAC equipment can be a large decision monetarily. Our staff provides cost effective & energy-efficient, environmentally friendly options. Our end goal is to have the client feel comfortable and confident in their decision.

As a result of our culture, Allegiance was named BizX 2019 “Best Service Based under 10 Employees”, competing against 100s of companies Nationwide. Also, in 2019 Allegiance earned the trust of the number one distributor in the nation and offered Allegiance Heating & Air our own line of branded equipment. Because this major manufacturer believed in our service, culture, and commitment to our clients, Allegiance is one of two companies in San Diego County who can now proudly offer their own product line with a life-time unit replacement, and 10-year labor warranty. This is all a direct reflection on our companies’ culture and values, giving Allegiance a competitive advantage and unique selling point over our competitors. – Sarah Wood, Allegiance Heating & Air

We Pledge Valuable Solutions to keep YOU Comfortable Year-Round!

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 Saturday, 4, 2020 9:00amApril - 3:00pm 9:00am 3:00pm Santee Lakes,- North Lake 5

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For More Info, Visit: www.EggHuntSantee.com For More Info, Visit: www.EggHuntSantee.com

Saturday, September 19, 2020 • 5:30 - 9:30pm Saturday, September 19, 2020 Park • 5:30 -East 9:30pm Town Center Community Town Center Community Park East h 1!

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TICKET INCLUDES: Unlimited Samples (While Supplies Last) TICKETFood INCLUDES:

Beverage of Beer(While & Wine (While UnlimitedSamples Food Samples Supplies Last)Supplies Last) Commemorative & Lanyard CupLast) Holder Beverage SamplesSampling of Beer &Cup Wine (While Supplies Commemorative Sampling Cup & Lanyard Cup Holder

www.SanteeBluegrassFestival.com www.SanteeBluegrassFestival.com

Must be 21 years old & up · All Sales Final ID·to MustMust be 21have yearsticket old &&up Allcheck Salesin Final We are not lost tickets Must haveresponsible ticket & ID for to check in We are not responsible for lost tickets If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Jon Shellhammer: (619) 258-4100 x219 • jshellhammer@cityofsanteeca.gov If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Jon Shellhammer: (619) 258-4100 x219 • jshellhammer@cityofsanteeca.gov

December 1, 1980 December 1, 1980

Cheers to to 40 40 Years! Years! Cheers

December, 1 2020 December, 1 2020

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SANTEE STUDENT STANDOUTS Dylan Bayliss Shubert West Hills High School Class of 2020

Extra Curricular Activity: Captain of the Cross Country and Track Team Achievements: Second place at Grossmont League Finals for Cross Country, Third place at CIF for Division 3

q: What or who motivates you? I'm driven by passion and focused by ambition. My motivation comes from an inner desire to always give my best and work as hard as I can. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”- Steve Prefontaine. This is one of the most influential quotes that has pushed me to pass my limits. But my drive is only matched by my teammates and coach. They have motivated me to work as hard as I could through every rough workout, bad race injury, and so many other obstacles. So I thank them for that.

Q: What are your plans for after graduation this year?

Jordan kathleen Bockert Santana High School Class of 2020

Extra Curricular Activity: Extracurricular Activities: Varsity field hockey (all 4 years), varsity track and field (all 4 years) + senior captain, and basketball (JV one year, varsity one year)

Achievements: Miss Teen Santee 2018, Teen Miss Lakeside 2019, Track and Field MVP (2017,2018), Principal’s Honor Roll (all 4 yrs), All Academic Team San Diego, San Diego Field Hockey All League honorable mention, Best Defensive JV basketball, Most Improved Varsity Basketball, National Honors Society member, Winner of Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Club Level

q: What or who motivates you?

My mother motivates me the most because she is constantly striving to achieve her next big goal and never lets anyone or anything get in her way. While achieving her own goals, she has helped us keep focus on our own dreams in life and make sure we have the resources we need to succeed in life.

After I graduate from West Hills in the summer I intend to continue my running career and education at Cal State East Bay. I’ve committed there for both track and cross country and intend to major in physics. I’m eager to become a part of their family and continue my education. It is an opportunity I’ll never take for granted and will give as much as I can each and every day.

Q: What are your plans for after graduation this year?

Q: What is the most rewarding part of being involved in the Santee Celebrates America Relay?

Q: What is the most rewarding part of being involved in the

Being part of the Santee Celebrates America Relay was truly an honor. It was humbling to be part of such a historic event in the city's history. I'm glad that I was lucky enough to be part of an event loved by the people of Santee. It will be a memory that will last a lifetime.

After graduation I plan to attend a four-year university to major in biomedical engineering, with my top choices being the U.S. Naval Academy, U of North Carolina, and U of Maryland. I received a four-year scholarship from the U.S. Navy, so after receiving my degree I will be commissioned into the Navy as an officer.

Santee Celebrates America Relay? The most rewarding part of being involved in the Santee Celebrates America Relay was being a part of something really exciting for my community. Santee has been my home for many years, so I thought it was such a unique and amazing experience to be able to celebrate the race walking Olympic Trials right in my hometown.

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OUR MISSION

ABOUT SANTEE

Creating opportunities for our members to build successful businesses while enhancing economic and community development.

ESTIMATED POPULATION: 58,000 MEDIAN ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME: $79,667 OVER 2,000 business licenses within city limits.

OUR CHAMBER EVENTS SANTEE STREET FAIR Attracts 30,000+ attendees.

TASTE OF SANTEE

Benefiting local children and seniors.

“As a second generation business here in Santee—we find value in the chamber. It gives us access to build relationships with local industry professionals, build on our credibility within the community, convenient promotion opportunities, knowledge on issues that could impact our small business, and ways to support and connect with our town that we love so much.” — Mike Dombo Raceway Electric & Solar

CANDIDATES FORUM Informing the public for educated voting.

HEROES LUNCHEON

Local honors and Santee Chamber’s Person of the Year.

“By being part of the Santee Chamber of Commerce, we have been able to create invaluable community partnerships with key Community stakeholders and leaders that we may not have had the opportunity to form elsewhere. There is no better way to connect with the businesses and community of Santee, than being a member of the Santee Chamber of Commerce.”

— Kristine Costa

Waste Management

GOLF TOURNAMENT Benefiting veterans.

“Membership has given us the opportunity to give back to our community in a meaningful way and set an example of community involvement for our students. The chamber has increased our visibility, connected us to community leaders, and helped us tell our story to the families of Santee. We love being a part of this group of dedicated business owners who are working together for the good of our community!” — Darcy Fagerwold Expressions Dance & Movement Center

Kristen Dare | CEO dare@santeechamber.com (619) 449-1515

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WWW.SANTEECHAMBER.COM


SPRING 2020 COMMUNITY CALENDAR March 2020

April 2020

June 2020

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1

3

Santee Coffee Corner

Santee Coffee Corner

Santee Coffee Corner

Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz

5

4

4

City Hall

Santee Lakes, Lake 5

Grossmont Union High School District

SPARC Meeting

Spring Eggstravaganza

7

8

Santee Lakes – Lake 1

City Hall

Swimbait Invasion Expo

City Council Meeting

11

18-19

City Hall

Santee Lakes

City Council Meeting

Catfish Opening Weekend

14

22

Fire Station 4

City Hall

CPR Class

14

SD River Park Foundation – Clean & Green River Cleanup – Kid Friendly Forester Creek

14

River Kids Discovery Days

City Council Meeting

25

City Council Meeting City Hall

27

Santee Heroes Luncheon Carlton Oaks Golf Course, Crest Room

28

Santee Lions Pancake Breakfast

Santee Lakes Clubhouse

Website Resources: CityofSanteeCA.gov SanteeChamber.com SanteeHistoricalSociety.org SanteeLakes.com

4

Graduation Ceremony Santana High School

5

Graduation Ceremony West Hills High School

7

CPR Class

Fire Station 4

Santee Lions Pancake Breakfast

10

Santee Lakes Clubhouse

City Hall

25

11

Green Day at the Lakes Santee Lakes, Lake 4

City Council Meeting

Santee Summer Concerts

Town Center Community Park East

Historic Santee Barn

25

Last Day of School

May 2020 6

Morning Buzz

Santee Coffee Corner

13

City Council Meeting City Hall

11

Santee Lakes Night Fishing Santee Lakes

24

City Council Meeting City Hall

25

Santee Street Fair

Santee Lakes Night Fishing

Riverview Parkway

Santee Lakes

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City Council Meeting City Hall

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Santee Lions Pancake Breakfast

Santee Lakes Clubhouse

Santee Lions Pancake Breakfast

Santee Lakes Clubhouse

* Dates and Times subject to change

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE

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Animals (Dead on Public Property)

City Public Services

Animals (Stray)

San Diego Humane Society

619.258.4100 x304 619.243.3466

Barking Dogs

Santee Sheriff’s Dept

619.956.4000

Bees (Private Property)

Information

411

Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates

County Recorder’s Office

619.401.5700 619.938.2582

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club

Business Licenses

City Finance

619.258.4100 x146

Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

619.449.1515

Child Care Referrals

YMCA

800.481.2151

City Council Meetings

City Clerk

619.258.4100 x114

Crime Prevention

Santee Sheriff’s Dept

619.956.4000

Disabled Services

Independent Services

800.510.2020

Disaster Preparedness

Fire Department

619.258.4100 x207

DMV (El Cajon)

Dept. of Motor Vehicles

800.777.0133

Dump (Sycamore Landfill)

San Diego Landfill Systems

619.449.4053

Elementary Schools

Santee School District

619.258.2300

Employment

City Human Resources

619.258.4100 x262

Events Info (Recorded Info)

City Recreation

619.258.4100 x201

Fire Hydrants

Padre Dam MWD

619.448.3111

Food Bank

Santee Food Bank

619.448.2096

Garage Sales

City Code Compliance

619.258.4100 x206

Graffiti

City Public Services

619.258.4100 x304

High Schools

Grossmont Union HSD

619.644.8000

Household Hazardous Waste

Waste Management

619.596.5100

Humane Society

General Information

619.299.7012

Humane Society

Aimal-Related Emergencies

619.243.3466

Insect, Mosquito & Rat Infestations

County Vector Control

858.694.2888

Library

Santee Public Library

619.448.1863

Neighborhood Watch

Santee Sheriff’s Dept

619.956.4000

News (City)

City Manager’s Office

619.258.4100 x223

Noise Control

City Code Compliance

619.258.4100 x206

Ordinances

City Clerk

619.258.4100 x114

Park Reservations

City Recreation

619.258.4100 x222

Potholes

City Public Services

619.258.4100 x304

Public Records

City Clerk

619.258.4100 x114

Public Transportation

Metropolitan Transit Systems

800.266.6883

Rattlesnakes

Heartland Non-emergency Dispatch

619.441.1621

Recreation Programs

City Recreation

619.258.4100 x222

Recycling Information

City Community Services

619.258.4100 x128 619.596.3141

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Padre Dam MWD

Senior Citizen Trips/Socials

City Recreation

619.258.4100 x222

Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency)

Non-Emergency Dispatch

858.565.5200

Sidewalk Repairs

City Public Services

619.258.4100 x304

Storm Water

City of Santee

619.258.4100 x167

Street Lights

City Development Services

619.258.4100 x168

Teen Center.

City Recreation

619.258.4100 x210

Traffic Accident Information

Santee Sheriff’s Dept.

619.956.4000

Traffic Signals

City Development Services

619.258.4100 x168

Trash Pickup

Waste Management

619.596.5100

Volunteers

City Recreation

619.258.4100 x222

Water Service

Padre Dam MWD

619.448.3111

YMCA (Cameron Family)

Cameron Family YMCA

619.449.9622

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Hosted by the Santee Chamber of Commerce

May 23 | 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. TRIBUTE TO OUR LOCAL VETERANS AND HEROES Best Craft Beer Garden in the East County VIP Pre-Sale Tickets for $20 Includes 10 Beer Tasters and a Meal Purchase tickets at SanteeStreetFair.com

Free Event Admission 300 Food & Vendor Booths Two Stages of Entertainment Carnival Rides and Inflatable Zone

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