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Sycuan Casino Appoints General Manager Position to San Diego Local EL CAJON — Sycuan Casino recently appointed San Diegonative, John Dinius to their General Manager position. Since 2014, Dinius has held the position of interim general manager and has been a driving force behind the organization achieving multiple milestones. Most recently, the casino received national recognition as one of the top 10 casinos outside of Las Vegas by Yahoo Travel, which was also recognized by Fox News. During his time leading the organization, the casino launched its highly successful San Diego-centric brand in 2015 which resulted in an instant spike in visitation including a double digit increase over the month and year prior. Additionally, under his guidance Sycuan has established industry leading innovations for the San Diego market including the largest non-smoking gaming area as well as the most cash back offered through its Club Sycuan loyalty player program. “Sycuan Casino has had an incredible year and it is due to the support and commitment of our Sycuan team members during this transition,” said Dinius. “Being appointed General Manager at an organization that I’ve been a part of for so long is a true honor. I look forward to the successes and challenges the coming years will bring. Sycuan Casino has been a major part of the community for over 30 years – it

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Sycuan Casino’s new General Manager, John Dinius is our experience that sets us apart from the others in the market. I am confident we have a team in place to take Sycuan to a whole new level and am truly excited for what the future holds.” Dinius, who has been an employee at Sycuan Casino for 22 years, brings a unique perspective to his position having worked his way through the ranks during his tenure. Starting as a Bingo Pull Tabs Clerk, he has also served as Slot Attendant, Shift Manager, Operations

Manager and Slot Director, essentially holding positions at every level at the casino. As General Manager, he uses a “bottom-up” philosophy rather than the standard top-down management style. By using team member focus groups he is able to learn insights on the tools each unique department needs in order to better serve the property’s guests – and to foster a striving work environment. For more about Sycuan Casino visit

Volunteers In Medicine Honored During Santee Health Awareness Month By Steven Greco

For The East County Herald EL CAJON — With their offices based in El Cajon, Volunteers in Medicine San Diego (VIM) is a non-profit medical clinic that provides healthcare services to the uninsured, low-income families of San Diego County. They are able to do this by the generous donation of time and services by volunteer doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and other community members. VIM was founded in 2008 with limited volunteers and patients but as of 2014 has grown to over 2,000 patients treated with many new volunteers. CEO Maureen Hartin is grateful to the volunteers that have allowed her to make Volunteers in Medicine possible: “We wouldn’t be able to do what we do if we didn’t have volunteers, doctors, nurses, [and] a variety of support staff, to make it happen.” VIM received a Certificate

Leah McIvor is the new Chairman of the Board of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce for 2016. The Chamber is the largest in it’s area. LA MESA — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce that Leah McIvor, Independent Associate with the Mt Helix office will chair the Board of Directors of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce for 2016. McIvor will formally take the gavel from current Chair, Steve Hamann, at the East County Honors Gala to be held at Barona Casino and Resort, Thusday, Feb. 11. Coldwell Banker Regional Vice President Martin Conrad applauds McIvor’s appointment. “Leah’s work with the Chamber is a fine example of the contributions Coldwell Banker Associates make to public service in our community,” Conrad says. McIvor is well-known in the region having chaired the Chamber’s high-profile Women in Leadership Luncheon for the past five years. While steady growth and financial stability are perennial imperatives, McIvor plans to make organizational and board development the focus of her term. With over 600 members, the East County Chamber reaches every corner of the region. Brian Westre, Branch Manager at the Mt. Helix office, fully supports McIvor’s commitment to the business community. “Leah’s leadership,” says Westre, “is a fine example of civic activity that enables our Associates to better serve their clients, especially those moving into the area.” “Giving back through community service is a central part of my life,” says McIvor, “but it is wonderful to be able to do that with a Chamber that introduces me to so many sources of ready and reliable assistance for my clients.” McIvor will have a busy year with the Chamber’s calendar of professional and social programs, including First Friday Breakfasts/Mixers every month. She is ready for the challenge. But with a long-standing interest in mid-century modern homes, McIvor will take time first for Modernism Week in Palm Springs next month.

On The Cover LA JOLLA — St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) hosted their Annual Tea By The Sea event Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Marine Room in La Jolla. The East County based group event featured complimentary champagne & a signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvre, silent auction, live music and a visit from Chef Bernard. This year’s proceeds will go to their Garden Program to support their aquaponics & farm-totable program to promote sustainability & healthy living to their over 400 adults

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of Recognition from Senator Joel Anderson for participating in the Santee Health Awareness Month campaign organized by California Health Network. Over 30 organizations in East County are offering their services for free or at a discounted rate during the month of January to encourage active and healthy lifestyles for residents in the community. About Hartin’s outstanding community service, Anderson commented, “I am grateful Maureen is shar-

ing her talents and bringing in medical professionals to help meet the health needs of our community.” Hartin expressed her gratitude when she said, “This is a community that’s come together in Santee with not a lot of government intervention so it’s a good thing to have the support system of Senator Anderson.” She continued, “I think there’s a lot of individuals who are working very hard to make Santee a better, healthier place to live. So it’s good to have the

acknowledgement of the Senator.” Hartin qualified VIM’s role as an organization by saying “We keep people healthy. We also keep people out of the emergency room. Out of hospitals. We work really diligently to make sure that people are on the right track.” To learn more about how Volunteers in Medicine might be able to help you or someone you know, visit

any of America’s worst traffic bottlenecks are holding up commuters for hours each week even where there’s plenty of mass transit nearby. That’s the upshot of a new report titled “Unclogging America’s Arteries,” which offers a few nostrums that don’t really figure to solve the problem ( anytime soon. uploads/2015/11/unclogging-study2015-hi-res.pdf) The most prominent conclusion of the study is that 11 of the nation’s 16 worst bottlenecks are in California, the vast majority in Los Angeles and Orange counties. That won’t surprise commuters accustomed to putting up with parkinglot scenes on I-405, U.S. 101, I-110 and I-10 in L.A., but it might surprise San Francisco drivers to learn that the 1.9-mile stretch of I-80 approaching the Bay Bridge from the south and west wastes more time for more people than all but 11 others nationwide. It may be more surprising to learn that crowding and delays on I-405 in Orange County are far worse than in New York’s Lincoln Tunnel, costing drivers and their passengers 7.1 million hours of waiting time yearly, more than double what Manhattan and New Jersey folk spend hung up in the always-jammed tunnel system under the Hudson River. Similarly, it will probably stun the tens of thousands who commute daily on Houston’s Katy Freeway, I-10’s Texas iteration, to learn they’re not even in the top 50 when it comes to wasting time. That almost has to be an error of omission. One remarkable thing about all this is that more than a dozen routes listed among the nation’s most crowded (a stretch of Chicago’s I-90 ranks No. 1) run near and parallel to mass transit. Theoretically, then, it’s possible to bypass the frustrating waits by riding trains or busways. Thus, many commuters frustrated by Bottleneck #7, the Ventura Freeway in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles, could be riding the Metro Orange Line nearby instead, but don’t. The same for drivers tied up on I-110 near downtown Los Angeles, who could be on the Metro Gold or Blue lines. Or plenty of drivers on that often-congested stretch of skyway in San Francisco, many of whom could ride BART. One lessen here, then, is that mass transit doesn’t solve all congestion. Just look at the I-10 between downtown Los Angeles and the city’s Westside, where commuters sit and wait while trains zip unmolested along the almost parallel, mostly completed Metro Expo Line. Altogether, California drivers last year wasted more than 47 million waking hours waiting in traffic along the state’s 15 most congested routes. The federal planners who put out the new report appear to have few viable ideas for getting stalled traffic moving. They call for “cost-effective, high-impact” investments to improve traffic, but quickly add that “There is no silver bullet for addressing it.” Among their low-cost suggestions are expansion of the 511 telephone traveler information system, and offering advisories that suggest alternate routes via radio stations and message signs. All those techniques already exist on many of the super-crowded California stretches, but they have not gotten traffic moving. The planners also suggest using smartphone apps like Waze that let drivers reroute around the worst jams. Those apps have been known to infuriate residents in once-quiet neighborhoods that now see heavy traffic sent their way by the robotic voices of modern cellphones. More managed lanes, like the toll lanes already used on some of California’s (former) freeways are another recommendation. But the bottom line solution appears to be both simpler and more complex than anything traffic authorities and their planners can do: To move faster, drivers will have to start leaving their cars behind in mass transit parking lots and letting train operators do the driving. As long as the vast majority of motorists are unwilling to do that, bottlenecks will be the rule, not the exception in the most populous, most congested parts of California.

Elias is author of the current book “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It. The book is now available in soft cover, fourth edition. His opinions are his own. He can be reached at


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In general, sensitivity to taste gradually decreases with age. But there are some whose taste isn’t affected by

getting older. The ability to taste food and beverages means a lot to seniors. Let’s face it; we lose a lot of the pleasures of our youth, but eating well isn’t usually one of them. Taste also has a major impact upon our physical and mental health. Our sense of taste is especially important if we have to stay on a diet. If food loses its appeal, we may eat improperly and put ourselves at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Loss of taste can lead us to overeat, undereat, or add too much salt or sugar to our food. While taste is important, we recognize flavors largely through our sense of smell. Try holding your nose while eating. Smell and taste are closely linked in the brain. It is common for people who lose their sense of smell to say that food has lost its taste. This is incorrect; the food has lost its aroma, but taste Full Service remains. Loss of taste occurs Salon less frequently than loss of smell in older people. When an older person has a problem with taste, it is often temporary and minor. True taste disorders are uncommon. When a problem with taste exists, it is usually caused by medications, disease, or injury. In some cases, loss of taste can accompany or signal a more serious condition, such as diabetes or some degenerative diseases of the central nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis. There are several types of taste disorders You can have a persistent bad taste in the mouth. This is called a dysgeusia. Some people have hypogeusia, or the reduced ability to taste. Others can’t detect taste at all, which is called ageusia. People with taste disorders experience a specific ageusia of one or more of the five taste categories: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory. The most common complaint is “phantom taste perception,” which is tasting something that isn’t there. If you think you have a taste disorder, see your doctor. Diagnosis of a taste disorder is important because once the cause is found, your doctor may be able to treat your taste disorder. Many types of taste disorders are reversible, but, if not, counseling and self-help techniques may help you cope. If you cannot regain your sense of taste, there are things you can do to ensure your safety. Take extra care to avoid food that may have spoiled. If you live with other people, ask them to smell and taste food to see if it is fresh. People who live alone should discard food if there is a chance it is spoiled. Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at:

Processed Foods May Increase Likelihood of Developing Autoimmune Diseases


n today’s hustle and bustle world, processed foods are commonplace timesavers. But that convenience factor may come with a bigger price tag than previously known, says an international team of researchers. In findings published last year in Autoimmunity Reviews, researchers from Israel and Germany present evidence that processed foods weaken the intestine’s resistance to bacteria, toxins and other hostile nutritional and not nutritional elements, which in turn increases the likelihood of developing autoimmune diseases. The study was led by Professor Aaron Lerner, of the Technion Faculty of Medicine and Carmel Medical Center, Haifa and Dr. Torsten Matthias of the Aesku-Kipp Institute (Germany). The research team examined the effects of processed food on the intestines, and on the development of autoimmune diseases – conditions in which the body attacks and damages its own tissues. More than 100 such diseases have been identified, including type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis, and Crohn’s disease. “In recent decades there has been a decrease in incidence

of infectious diseases, but at the same time there has been an increase in the incidence of allergic diseases, cancer and autoimmune diseases,” said Prof. Lerner. “Since the weight of genetic changes is insignificant in such a short period, the scientific community is searching for the causes at the environmental level.” In their study, the researchers focused on the dizzying increase in the use of industrial food additives aimed at improving qualities such as taste, smell, texture and shelf life, and found “…a significant circumstantial connection between the increased use of processed foods and the increase in the incidence of autoimmune diseases.” Many autoimmune diseases stem from damage to the functioning of the tight-junctions that protect the intestinal mucosa. When functioning normally, tight-junctions serve as a barrier against bacteria, toxins, allergens and carcinogens, protecting the immune system from them. Damage to the tight-junctions (also known as “leaky gut”) leads to the development of autoimmune diseases. The researchers found that at least seven common food additives weaken the tightjunctions: glucose (sugars), sodium (salt), fat solvents (emulsifiers), organic acids, gluten, microbial transglutaminase (a special enzyme that serves as food protein “glue”)

and nanometric particles. “Control and enforcement agencies such as the FDA stringently supervise the pharmaceutical industry, but the food additive market remains unsupervised enough,” said Prof. Lerner. “We hope this study and similar studies increase awareness about the dangers inherent in industrial food additives, and raise awareness about the need for control over them.” The researchers also advise patients with autoimmune diseases, and those who have a family background of such diseases, to consider avoiding processed foods when possible.

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Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 29 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at NOTE: Dean is the recipient of the 2004 STAR Community Outreach Award by the MS Society Dec. 2, 2004, the American Red Cross Real Hero Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award, Oct. 13, 2006 , the Stoney Community Service Award, February 29, 2008, Women in Leadership Award for Art/Media/Culture Oct. 29, 2010, El Cajon Citizen of The Year Nominee Feb. 2013 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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Cuyamaca College Powwow Returns for Second Year

EL CAJON — Coral Bradley may be only barely a teen-ager, but when it comes to expressing her Native American heritage through dance, she is a seasoned veteran. The eighth-grader at Roosevelt Middle School in San Diego has been dancing at powwows from the time she learned to walk, and she is a featured dancer at Cuyamaca College’s second Annual Powwow, set for 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the front lawn of Building B, the Communication Arts Center. The free event, open to the public, will showcase native dances such as the graceful shawl dance, in which Coral excels and has been selected to perform as the head young woman, a leading position all girl dancers aspire to. The powwow opens with gourd dancing, followed by the grand entry at 11:30, the procession of all dancers into the dance arena. The dancers in their brilliant regalia are led by the head man and woman, followed by the head young man and young woman and the head boy and girl. A father-and-son team of staff carrier Richard DeCrane, who will bring in the Indian flag represented by a long staff with eagle feathers, and first-grader Tomas DeCrane as the head boy dancer, will be in the powwow. The staff carrier, a position of respect traditionally held by a veteran, is first to enter the arena, along with the bearer of the American flag. Tomas, who has been dancing in arenas since he was a toddler, seeks to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Chicken Dancer and singer. Also featured will be the Sooner Nation Southern Drum, whose singers originate from Oklahoma and Arizona and began as a group in the early ‘90s. The Green River North Drum features an intertribal singing and drum group that started in 2003 that performs the older style songs of the Northern Plains. Another group expected to perform is the Asha Takuk Bird Singers, a Kumeyaay troupe from the Viejas and Santa Ysabel

Coral Bradley, 14, is a featured dancer at Cuyamaca College’s 2nd Annual Powwow, set for 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Coral will showcase the shawl dance as the head young woman dancer, a leading position she has been chosen for by organizers after years of dancing at powwows. reservations whose members have traveled throughout the Southwest, New York, Mexico, and Canada, sharing the traditional song of the Kumeyaay passed down through generations. The Cuyamaca College Powwow’s successful launch last year by a Native American student group is expected to draw even more dancers competing this year, representing the Kumeyaay Nation from the local region; the Blackfeet tribe of Montana; the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in San Jacinto, as well as the Yaqui and Chippewa, Navajo, Crow and Quiche Maya, and the UmonHon (Omaha) Tribe of Macy, Nebraska. Native American arts and crafts, along with fry bread and Indian tacos, will also be the order of the day, in addition to information booths for the Barona Cultural Center and Museum; Kumeyaay Community College; the San Diego American Indian Health Center; Family Health Centers of San Diego; the Southern California American Indian Resource Center (SCAIR), and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. “The purpose of the powwow is to promote tribal heritage and to educate others about Native

Americans through activities and educational opportunities,” said event coordinator Maria Gearhart, a multimedia technician at the college library with family ties to the Native American community. “Powwows are celebrations, social gatherings and friendly dance competitions, and there are sacred traditions in this gathering of the people.” With Cuyamaca College’s name coming from a Kumeyaay phrase, “Ekwiiyemak,” translated to mean “behind the clouds,” “above the rains,” and “the place where the rain comes from the heavens,” the pairing of the college with the Native American community is a natural. Offering a Kumeyaay Studies certificate program, a mentoring program for Native American students, and a Native American dance exhibit put on at the college each fall, Cuyamaca College values its ties to the tribal communities and culture, said President Julianna Barnes. “We look forward to this powwow becoming a long campus tradition and we always welcome an opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with the local Native American community,” she said. For more information about Cuyamaca College, located at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon, go to

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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled, “A day in the life of Jesus the Messiah.” Over the past 2,000 years there have been many writings, books, messages, and ideas, expressing various thoughts and opinions concern who Jesus was and is. My intention in doing this series is that you, the reader may come to know who Jesus really is and there is no better place to look than the Word of God the Bible. This week we will continue to look at the events that occurred one day in the life of Jesus as recorded for us in Mark 11:1-11. (It should be noted that beginning in this chapter, we will be looking at the last few days of Jesus’ life of which there is more recorded about this time than any other days of Jesus’ life.) “Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples; and He said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it. And if anyone says to you, “Why are you doing this?’ say, “The Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.” So they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside on the street, and they loosed it. But some of those who stood there said to them, “What are you doing, loosening the colt?” And they spoke to them just as Jesus had commanded. So they let them go. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it. And many spread their clothes on the road, and others cut down leafy branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna! “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the temple. So when He had looked around at all things, as the hour was already late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.” This portion of Scripture is commonly known as “The Triumphal Entry”. This is a misnomer for Jesus’ real Triumphal Entry will occur when He returns to this earth (Zechariah 14:4) and sets His feet upon the Mount of Olives which will split in two and living water will come forth going to the east to the Dead Sea causing life to come to that sea and also flow to the west to the Mediteranian Sea bringing life to it. Then Jesus will descend the Mount of Olives crossing the Kidron Valley and enter into the Old City of Jerusalem through the Golden Gate; sets up His Kingdom and begins to rule with a rod of iron. This will mark His Triumphal Entry. Back to our text, Jesus has everything planned out as was purposed before the foundations of the world, even to the most minutest detail, even to His mode of transportation into Jerusalem fulfilling that which was prophesied hundreds of years prior in Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.” This brings great comfort to me because He also knows and cares about every aspect of my life as well which is revealed in His Word the Bible. Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered, do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” As Jesus sits upon the colt and rides into Jerusalem the people respond with shouts of praise, “Hosanna” (Save now). Of course the people, including His disciples were expecting Jesus to over throw the Roman occupation and set up His own kingdom, they did not expect Him to suffer and die upon the Cross of Calvary. We are reminded of what the Prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

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Jay Renard/The East County Herald See more photos at EL CAJON — Ellen Tullien Mason celebrated her 100th birthday January 12 2016 with her friends and the residents of Serene Sunsets in El Cajon. Representatives from Assembly Brian Jones, Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Senator Joel Anderson and Congressman Duncan Hunter presented Ellen with Certificates on reaching the century mark. Ellen Was born in Michigan, Jan. 21, 1916. She grew up in the Great Lake State. She lived under 17 presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. In 1942 she moved to California and chose the Golden State as her home. She was employed as a secretary by Rhor Industries where she met her husband Joseph Mason. They were married in Las Vegas. They lived in Chula Vista right after getting married. They moved to Spring Valley in the early 50’s. Ellen has lived in Spring Valley for 67 years. They were married forty plus years. Joe passed way around 1978. The two had no children but their dogs filled that role. After Joe died, Ellen was involved with Spring Valley Citizens Association. They raised money for city cleanup and graffiti removal. She has been at Serene Sunset for two years. Came there sick. Now she is walking talking and full of life, enjoys keeping her mind active with her friends.

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he Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SDSU offer more than 20 courses during the spring semester beginning Monday, Feb. 8 at the Extended Studies Center on the SDSU campus. The curriculum for the age 50-and-better program also includes workshops and lectures, as well as “membersonly” events for book clubs, special events and Eduventures. Among the spring courses are: Why It’s the FIRST Amendment! (Why Freedom of Speech and Religion Remain so Important and Controversial); Mondays, Feb. 8-March 14, 1-2:50 pm Explore many free-speech and government-and-religion controversies, and learn why the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment is also first in importance and controversy. Body Politics: Women’s Sexuality in American History; Wednesdays, Feb. 10-March 30, 9-10:50 am Examine the dramatic changes in sexual behaviors and attitudes expected of women of various races and social classes throughout American history.

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EAST COUNTY BIZ with Rick Griffin La Mesa Chamber announces date for ‘Salute to Local Heroes’ The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce has announced its eighth annual “Salute to Local Heroes” dinner will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 24, at the Town and Country Resort Hotel, Golden Ballroom, 500 Hotel Circle North, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. The event, open to the public, will include installation of board members, dinner, silent auction and recognition of seven local heroes from law enforcement, fire district, paramedic field and retired senior volunteer patrol. More than 200 people are expected to attend. The event theme is “The Magnificent Mardi Gras.” Cost to attend is $60 per person or two tickets for $100 and a table of eight for $360. Complimentary parking is included. Tickets may be purchased online at www., or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700. Deadline for RSVP is Feb. 12. This year’s honorees include: Jon Alva and Robert Ivery, paramedics, American Medical Response; Capt. Dave Hardenburger, Heartland Fire and Rescue; Detective Bucky Wright and Master Officer Lillie Chase, La Mesa Police Department; Nonie Beach and Ray Rendina, La Mesa Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol.

El Cajon Citizen of the Year named, luncheon on Monday The El Cajon Citizen of the Year Committee has selected Humbert Cabrera, founder of Humbert Cabrera of Cabrera and Associates of El Cajon, an

The 2016 Presidential Primaries: Candidate Stampede and Media Frenzy; Thursdays, Feb. 11-May 19 (every other week), 9-10:50 am It’s a little less than 10 months before the General Election and already the media is in a deafening frenzy. Is this election all about the media? Generational Crisis in the Middle East, from the End of WWI to Present; Tuesdays, April 5-26, 9-10:50 am This course will help you gain a better understanding of the root causes of the current situation in Iraq and the Levant. To find out more about OLLI or to become a member, call (619) 594-2863, e-mail or visit osher. This is a SDSU Research Foundation program managed by SDSU’s College of Extended Studies.

architectural drafting firm, as its 2016 El Cajon Citizen of the Year. Cabrera will be honored at a luncheon on Monday, Feb. 1 at the Elks Lodge #1812, 1400 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon. Cost to attend is $18 per person. To RSVP, visit or call (619) 440-6161. Cabrera is being honored for his leadership in several community organizations, including serving as the El Cajon Rotary Club’s 2015 president and on the boards of the Salvation Army of El Cajon and Communities Against Substance Abuse. He also is a member of the El Cajon Elks Club #1812, Latino-American Political Association and San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. He also supports such charities as St. Madeline Sophie’s Center, Home of Guiding Hands, East County Posse and One Thousand Smiles. His firm provides architectural drawings for a variety of projects, including custom residences, tract homes, apartments, condos, church buildings, additions, tenant improvements, environmental designs and code enforcement projects. Other nominees for this year’s award included Richard Campbell, George Clover, Alison Cummings, Joe Garzanelli, Dick Nasif, Steve W. Roberts and Randy Young. Among the local organizations that participation in the selection process: San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, El Cajon Police Officer Association, Heartland Lions, Home of Guiding Hands, Salvation Army, El Cajon Valley Kiwanis Club, East County Boys and Girls Clubs, Wieghorst Museum Foundation, El Cajon Historical Society, Main Street Flag program, El Cajon Valley Lions Club and Rotary Club of El Cajon. The annual Citizen of the Year program is co-hosted by the El Cajon Valley Lions Club, El

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Boys & Girls Clubs to host 50th annual Children’s Ball The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County will present its 50th annual Children’s Ball, a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 “L” St., Downtown San Diego. Reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. The theme for the evening is “Conrad’s Supper Club.” The event will honor Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner for their commitment to the youth of East County. Performing at the event will be Sacha Boutros and The Big Band. Individual tickets begin at $325 per person. To RSVP, call Samantha Olsen at (619) 4401600 or visit Major event sponsors include Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner. The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County, a chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, has more than 3,000 members, ages 5 to 18, and operates five facilities, including: the Conrad Prebys Complex with the El Cajon Clubhouse, 1171 East Madison Ave., and El Cajon Teen Center, 1153 East Madison Ave.; Lakeside Clubhouse, 12824 Lakeshore Dr.; Brady Family La Mesa Teen Center, 7775 Junior High Dr.; and, Conrad Prebys Santee Clubhouse, 8820 Tamberly Way. The annual Children’s Ball raises funds to meet the financial demands to provide programs and activities for the 3,000 children served annually at the organization’s five clubhouse sites.

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PUBLIC NOTICE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. 37-2015-00043043-CU-PTCTL Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: GLENN ROBERT ARNOLD, JR. has petitioned this court for a decree changing names as follows: (A) GLENN ROBERT ARNOLD, JR. to GLENN ROBERT SCHERB. THE COURT ORDERS all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at 330 W. BROADWAY, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 8:30 A.M., DEPT: 46, to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing. This petition was filed in Superior Court, County of San Diego, Central Division on DEC. 29 2015. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: JANUARY 14, 21, 28 AND FEBRUARY 4, 2016.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ASSIGNED FILE NO. 2016-000787 (A) THE FABRIC LABEL COMPANY (B) THE FABRIC LABEL COMPANY OF KDI located at 7746 ARJONS DRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 92126. Mailing address: SAME. This business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. STATE OF INCORPORATION: CALIFORNIA. The registrant commenced the transaction of business on: 12/29/1990. This business is hereby registered by the following: (A) KINETIC DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES, INC. of 7746 ARJONS DRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92126. Signed by: JILL FLEMING / VICE PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR, the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on JANUARY 11, 2016. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: JANUARY 14, 21, 28 AND FEBRUARY 4, 2016.

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