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Miss Santee, Miss La Mesa Scholarship Pageants Orientation

Jay Renard/The East County Herald SANTEE — The Santee/La Mesa Scholarship Pageants held a pageant orientation for contestants at Santee City Hall Sunday, Jan. 31. Pageant Director Sierra Billock spoke of how participating in the pageant would benefit all contestants, not just the winners. The focus on community service, networking, public speaking and interview skills. The Pageants are seeking ambitious, active young Santee and La Mesa women ages 12-26 to participate in the 2016 Miss La Mesa and Miss Santee Scholarship Pageants. The pageants will be held on Saturday, March 5 and are sponsored by the cities and their local chamber of commerces. Each titleholder will also receive a prize package including a college scholarship and paid entry into the 2017 Miss San Diego Cities Pageant. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve as an ambassador for your city and attend grand openings, parades, summer concerts and chamber functions throughout the year. For more information, contact Sierra Billock at

Cash For College Workshop By Brandon Taylor

Santee Councilman Minto Recognized by League of Cities

Jay Renard/The East County Herald From left: Santee City Councilman John Minto, San Diego/ Imperial Division Regional Public Affairs Manager Catherine Hill and Santee City Councilman Ronn Hall. SANTEE — The City of Santee’s Council Member John Minto was recognized for his accomplishments with the League of California Cities at Wednesday’s Council meeting. San Diego/Imperial Division Regional Public Affairs Manager, Catherine Hill, along with Council Member Ronn Hall, presented Minto with certificates and the pens associated with signing the certificates while representing the city of Santee as a member of the League of Cities. Minto is a member of the League of City San Diego County Division and the League Board of Directors. Minto participated in the League’s Mayors and Council Members Academy, and completing three program levels earning him the Mayors and Council Members Academy Awards for Leadership. The League of California Cities vision is to be recognized and respected as the leading advocate for the common interests of California’s cities. Their Mission Statement is to expand and protect local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Californians with the belief that local self-governance is the cornerstone of democracy.

For The East County Herald EL CAJON — Last Saturday, the San Diego and Imperial Counties California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) hosted a Cash for College workshop with California State Senator Joel Anderson at IDEA Center in El Cajon. Mostly prospective college students with their parents gathered around to learn about ways to pay for college in a time when college affordability is becoming more challenging. “People think there is no opportunity for their child, but there is,” said Jason Martinez, a middle school counselor for Grossmont Middle School, “It is important students attend these workshops so they can get a complete understanding of financial aid. Too many people miss out on these opportunities.” The workshop assists students and parents by walking them through the process of FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Forms for free. At the workshop, Anderson’s office provided information on con-

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From left: Dave Brooks, representative from Senator Joel Anderson’s office with Bridgitte Brikho, College Peer Advisor. stituent services and internship program to encourage future students to be involved. Anderson stated, “I am excited that Linda and her team at the San Diego and Imperial Counties CAL-SOAP provide these services in our community. They empower our young and driven individuals to achieve a

higher education.” The next Cash for College is being held at El Cajon Valley High School on Sat. February 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and is free and open to the public. For more information on CALSOAP and the Cash for College workshops, visit

EL CAJON — Humbert Cabrera has been selected as El Cajon’s Citizen of the Year. Cabrera is founder of Cabrera and Associates, Inc. of El Cajon, a design and drafting firm. He was honored at a luncheon Monday, Feb. 1 at El Cajon Elks Lodge.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias

Bad Energy Commission Choices Haunt Hydrogen Highway


  Bruce  E.  Cochrane   Superintendent     Jennifer  L.  Nerat   Business  Manager        

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January 29,  2016     Good  Afternoon, As  most  of  you  are  aware,  AUSD  Superintendent,  Bruce  Cochrane,  has  given  his  notice  and  will  be  leaving  his   position.    We  are  fortunate  for  the  time  Bruce  has  been  with  us  and  we  would  like  to  take  this  time  to  thank  him   for  his  contributions  and  wish  him  all  the  best  in  his  new  position.   Selecting  a  new  Superintendent  gives  us  the  opportunity  to  reflect  on  where  we  are,  where  we  would  like  to  go,   and  what  characteristics  and  qualifications  our  new  Superintendent  should  have  to  help  us  achieve  our  goals.  We   will  be  enlisting  the  assistance  of  a  search  firm  to  identify  the  most  qualified  and  experienced  candidates  who  will   be  the  best  match  for  our  District.  The  success  of  this  search  and  our  new  Superintendent  is  really  dependent  on   clearly  defining  what  our  District  needs  and  who  we  are  looking  for.    Input  from  our  school  community  and  the   Alpine  community,  along  with  open  communication  throughout  the  process,  are  crucial  to  a  successful  search.    We   will  be  scheduling  outreach  events  to  obtain  this  feedback  from  stakeholders  and  will  communicate  that  schedule   within  the  next  few  weeks.   Feel  free  to  reach  out  to  the  Superintendent  or  any  Board  Member  with  any  questions  or  concerns. Sincerely, Glenn  Dickie,  President AUSD  Board  of  Trustees


he mid-January announcement from the chief executive of Toyota Motor North America about his company’s new hydrogen-powered Mirai luxury car received almost no attention outside a few trade newsletters. “We have asked (dealers) not to make deliveries until we have a station open (near them),” Jim Lentz said on the sidelines of an automotive show in Detroit. That translates to many more months of waiting for almost all Californians who have so far ordered the Mirai, the first of many hydrogen fuel cell cars to come on the market. Some dealers list the Mirai with a manufacturer’s suggested price of $58,500, but the net cost actually comes to much less after state and federal tax credits are applied. It also means that lousy – some called them corrupt – past decisions by the California Energy Commission are hitting home. The commission each year gives out tens of millions of dollars to aid construction of refueling stations for hydrogen cars which, as long expected, began to arrive around Jan. 1. Those grants were supposed to assure an adequate supply of refueling stations would be ready by now. These usually take the form of an additional pump island in a pre-existing gas station. Altogether, the Energy Commission has funded 49 stations to the tune of about $96 million, of which it says 14 are now operational. Eventually, it will fund about 100 stations, using gasoline tax money. But the California Fuel Cell Partnership, to whose website the Energy Commission refers questions about locations (, listed only six retail stations open as of Jan. 20. The rest are private, used by bus companies and other fleet operators. That’s why Toyota now authorizes only four of its California dealers to deliver the Mirai, and won’t add more until many more stations open, something that’s unlikely for at least several months. It’s at least partly the result of those past decisions by the Energy Commission, whose members serve at the pleasure of Gov. Jerry Brown. In 2012 and previously, for example, the commission would give hydrogen highway grants only to companies approved by at least one of the eight automakers due to build hydrogen cars. Those grants went mostly to large international industrial gas companies like Linde Group LLC and Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Until this column exposed that rule, the commission had billion-dollar companies (many of them foreign) decide which other billion-dollar companies would receive tens of millions of tax dollars. This system operated under both Brown and ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. After the rule was exposed, the commission pulled back $28 million in 2012 grants, delaying them about six months while it developed new rules. This might be one reason Air Products, recipient of $14.2 million for 10 stations, had only three open as 2016 began. Then, in 2014, this column exposed an apparent conflict of interest in 20 other tentative refueling station grants to a brand new company that had never built anything. Another significant delay followed while the Energy Commission sought a ruling from the state Fair Political Practices Commission, which eventually allowed the grants in an opinion some lawyers described as “riddled with sophistry.” It was a case of one commission made up entirely of Brown appointees getting approval from another exclusively Brown-appointed commission, the left hand okaying what the right hand wanted to do with many millions in tax dollars. Of those 20 stations, the company website listed none open on Jan. 20, but its Coalinga location was actually operating by then. Had the grants been clean to begin with, many more stations could be open today, with far more ultra-green hydrogen cars on the road. There are other problems, too. One station developer has been delayed by the bankruptcy of a Spanish company making components of its electrolyzing unit. State officials face a monthslong backlog in certifying that hydrogen gas (priced at about $8 to $9 per kilogram, roughly equivalent to $3-per-gallon gasoline) is measured accurately when it’s pumped. The upshot is that the cleanest cars ever built – hydrogen cars emit only water as exhaust – won’t be a significant presence in California for many months after they could have been, at least in part because of highly questionable decisions and rules made by the commission whose job is to encourage those cars.

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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. Are there some good ways to control anxiety without

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resorting to medications?

. You can control anxiety by employing relaxation tech-

niques. When your body is relaxed, breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and you feel better. This is called the relaxation response, which is the direct opposite of the stress response. Relaxing can counteract the effects of long-term stress, which may contribute to depression, digestive disorders, headaches, high blood pressure, and insomnia. The techniques I will mention here should not substitute for seeing a doctor about a medical problem. Relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people, but you should tell all your health care providers about relaxation methods you are considering. Okay, the following are some techniques:


Meditation is used to redirect your attention away from the noise of the mind to the inner self where there is silence and peace. There are many types of meditation. You can do it as long as you like. There are many devices for moving your attention away from your mind. You can count your breaths, repeat a word or sound to yourself, concentrate on a pleasing mental image, chant out loud, recite a prayer over and over. Most meditation is done sitting with the eyes closed in a quiet place. Slow, rhythmic breathing is an important element of meditation. (I wrote a series of three columns about meditation a couple of years ago. If you would like copies of these, email me at fred@ and I will send them to you.)


With deep breathing, you consciously slow your breathing and focus on taking regular and deep breaths. I like the 4-7-8 technique. You inhale slowly through your nose for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of seven, and then exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of eight.


Also known as visualization, guided imagery is a technique that involves focusing upon images that make you happy. These replace thoughts that are negative and stressful.


For this relaxation method, you focus on tightening and relaxing each muscle group. Progressive relaxation is often combined with guided imagery and breathing exercises.


Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control your body’s functions. You’re connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body. This feedback helps you focus on making changes in your body, such as relaxation.


Autogenic means something that comes from within you. In this relaxation technique, you use both visual imagery and body awareness to reduce stress. You repeat words or suggestions in your mind to relax and reduce muscle tension.


In self-hypnosis you produce a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions.


Tai chi (tie-chee) is practiced all across China. A person doing tai chi progresses slowly and gracefully through a series of movements while breathing deeply and meditating. Tai chi has been called moving meditation.


Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines that originated in India. Proper yoga practice combines: physical postures that participants flow into and then hold before proceeding to the next posture; a focus on breathing techniques that make participants more aware of their bodies, and deep meditation and relaxation.


There are more than 80 kinds of massage that manipulate soft tissue. The purpose of massage is to relax the tissue, increase the flow of blood and oxygen, and decrease pain.



New MRI Technique Offers Faster Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis


new way of using MRI scanners to look for evidence of multiple sclerosis in the brain has been successfully tested by researchers at The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK and over 450,000 in the US. It is notoriously difficult to diagnose as it has many symptoms but not all sufferers experience all of them and the disease can progress at different rates. MRI scans have been used as a diagnostic tool to detect white matter lesions in the brain but these are not always an indicator of the disease. Now a research team at Nottingham has found a way to use clinical MRI to distinguish between MS lesions and other brain white spots which are found in MS. The study is published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal. They have used a clinical MRI scanner of the type all neuroscience centres have to carry out a special type of scan called a T2-weighted imaging process which is able to reveal lesions in the brain’s white matter that are centred on a vein – a known indicator of MS. Leading the work, Dr Nikos Evangelou, said: “We already knew that large research MRI

scanners could detect the proportion of lesions with a vein in the brain’s white matter, but these scanners are not clinically available. So we wanted to find out whether a single brain scan in an NHS hospital scanner could also be effective in distinguishing between patients known to have MS and patients known to have non-MS brain lesions. We are excited to reveal that our results show that clinical application of this technique could supplement existing diagnostic methods for MS.” A total of 40 patients were recruited from the neurology outpatients’ department of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Initially a test cohort of 10 patients with MS and 10 patients with non-MS white brain matter lesions were scanned. Anonymised scans were analysed blinded to clinical data and simple diagnostic rules were devised. The same rules were applied to a validation cohort of 20 patients (13 with MS and seven with other lesions) by a blinded observer. Within the test cohort, all patients with MS had central veins in more than 45 per cent of brain lesions, while the rest had central veins visible in less than 45 per cent of lesions. Then, by applying the same diagnostic rules to the second cohort, all the remaining patients were correctly categorised into MS or non-MS, by the blinded observer, taking less than two minutes per scan. The new study is signifi-

Dee Dean cant because currently among patients referred to MS treatment centres with suspected MS, fewer than 50 per cent are found to have it. This shows that diagnosing MS in a significant minority of cases can be challenging. The Nottingham University team has now started a new study examining patients with real uncertainty about the diagnosis and aim to extend the study in other UK towns so more patients can participate in this important research. It is possible that in less than two years we will know if this new test is accurate as it appears to be. In that case, the way we will be diagnosing MS will probably be quicker and more reliable. The Nottingham team has already presented their data in the US and a similar US based study is planned based on the Nottingham results. Source: University of Nottingham

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 29 years. She writes this column as a public service to raise awareness and to help others in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. Never try a new therapy without discussing it with your own personal doctor.

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EVERYDAY with PastorLIFE Drew

A Day in The Life of Jesus The Messiah



reetings precious people, t h i s 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 in the last days of the life of Jesus as recorded for us in Mark 11:12-19 “ Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it. So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple. Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a “den of thieves.”’ And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching. When evening had come, He went out of the city.” We have 2 distinct events recorded for us in our text, first, the cursing of the barren fruit tree and the second cleansing of the Temple. Because the explanation of the cursing of the fig tree will be given to us and the disciples the following day, we will wait until next week to explore this event. The following event of the cleansing of the Temple will be our focus today. This is the second time Jesus would perform this cleansing, the first time was at the beginning of His ministry 3 years prior. There are a number of important truths we need to learn from this, first, how quick we are to return to do that which displeases the Lord. Solomon described it this way, Proverbs 26:11 “As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.” Jesus had cleansed the Temple the first time, He corrected that which had been made wrong by the ‘religious’ and set things in order. We do not know how long the correction remained but now we see things had returned to ‘business as usual’. This is so like us, we all too often after receiving correction or instruction in the right way, return to that which is “natural” and comfortable even though it may lead to our own demise. This reveals 2 glaring facts, first the sinful nature of man, how we are prone to go our own way. This propensity to wander was addressed over and over again concerning the Children of Israel, Jeremiah 14:10 “Thus says the Lord to this people: “Thus they have loved to wander; they have not restrained their feet. Therefore the Lord does not accept them.” The second fact that is reveled by this cleansing of the Temple is much more appealing, it reveals the longsuffering; kindness; mercy and grace of God. As the Apostle Peter writes in 2Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness but He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” As I look at my own propensity to wander from where the Lord has instructed me to be and look at the rebellion of man in the world, I am awestruck by the patience of God; He is so good; kind; and merciful. It is important to understand that though the Lord is all of this that we have observed from the Scriptures and more, we must understand that His patience is not to be viewed as a license to sin rather respond to His patience with repentance and surrender for as the Jews of Jesus’ day refused to do so and suffered the horrendous consequences so too will you.

Drew Macintyre is associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Alpine and can be reached at 619-445-2589, or

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EL CAJON — Humbert Cabrera has been selected as El Cajon’s Citizen of the Year. Cabrera is founder of Cabrera and Associates, Inc. of El Cajon, a design and drafting firm. Cabrera was honored for his leadership in several community organizations, including serving as the El Cajon Rotary Club’s 2015 president and as a board member of The Salvation Army of El Cajon and Community Action Service Advocacy (CASA). He also is a member of the El Cajon Elks Club #1812, LatinoAmerican Political Association and San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. He also supports such charities as St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Home of Guiding Hands, East County Posse and One Thousand Smiles.

Other nominees for this year’s award included Richard Campbell, George Clover, Alison Cummings, Joe Garzanelli, Dick Nasif, Steve W. Roberts and Randy Young.

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Your YourCommunity CommunityCalendar Calendar Alpine Woman’s Club Monthly Meeting February 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM. ALPINE — The luncheon meeting for February will include a Fashion Show presented by our own Dana Paskle of “Dana’s Boutique” on Alpine Boulevard and will feature models drawn from the Alpine Woman’s Club membership. Mark your calendars for the Attic Treasures Rummage Sale! Saturday, February 27th at the Historic Town Hall! The Alpine Woman’s Club is open to all East County Women. Our Mission is two-fold: to provide opportunities for Alpine women to meet and socialize and to maintain our Clubhouse which is the Historic Alpine Town Hall at 2156 Alpine Blvd. The Woman’s Club also puts on special events such as the Christmas Home Tour* and Victorian Tea, the proceeds of which go to scholarships for local high school graduates. Planning is now underway for the [always marvelous] Victorian Tea to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Mark your calendars! If you are interested in learning more about the Club and would like to attend our monthly meeting/luncheon, contact Joanie Bogle at (619) 328-5728. You may also check out our website at or our Facebook page!

Cuyamaca College Powwow makes return RANCHO SAN DIEGO — PowwowThe 2nd Annual Native American Student Alliance Powwow featuring Native American dance, music arts, crafts and food is set for 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, on the front lawn of the Communications and Arts Center, Building B, at Cuyamaca College. The gourd dance begins at 10:30, with the grand entry set to start at 11 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in student lots. The powwow is an event put on by the Native American Student Alliance, a student organization whose purpose is to promote tribal heritage and to educate others through activities and educational opportunities. The powow is expected to draw Native American participants from throughout Southern California representing various tribal nations throughout the United States and Canada.

Boys & Girls Club of East County Annual Event EL CAJON — The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County will host the 50th Annual Children’s Ball on Saturday, February 20, at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 “L” Street in Downtown San Diego. The reception and silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Funds raised will provide programs and activities for the 3,000 children served at five East County Clubhouse sites, this includes two sites in El Cajon. For tickets, please call (619) 440-1600 or visit

RUN EC’s St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon – Register Now EL CAJON — Register now for the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, Green Mile & Tribes and Clans competition on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon is dedicated to involve the entire family in fun and fitness. The Green Mile Fun Run, an enjoyable, short distance, non-competitive event, is also available! The Half Marathon begins at 198 West Main Street, in Downtown El Cajon, next to the El Cajon Arch. Those who register online can pick-up their bibs on Friday, March 11. Saturday registration and bib pick-up will start at 6:00 a.m. This event is hosted by the Run East County Foundation. Funds raised will benefit several East County charities. Please visit for more information, to register, or to volunteer.

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ealth care occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth, through 2024, projecting to generate 9.8 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In its latest report, the BLS noted that “job growth in health care averaged 40,000 per month in 2015, compared with 26,000 per month in 2014.” San Diego State University offers students the opportunity to enroll in both online and classroom certificate courses in the booming health care field, which has eight of the top 20 fastest-growing professions, according to the BLS. Through its College of Extended Studies, SDSU offers two year-round certificate programs online in Nutrition for Optimal Health and Wellness. Classroom courses include Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician Training and Test Prep, and EKG Technician Certification. These are accelerated courses that prepare students for state certification exams. The Clinical Medical Assistant course also includes an externship opportunity where students earn valuable clinical patient hours. Makenna Wilcoxson, a graduate of the Clinical Medical Assistant program, said the program has been invaluable to her career progress.

“This program is wellrounded, professional and innovative. It can really help open many doors for students — whether it’s getting medical assistant licensure or going on to further your medical profession,” she said. “The externship is a great way to get your foot in the door. Students leave the program with 150-160 hours of medical experience. This looks great on a resume.” Lorna Wassmer has benefitted from the health care program. “SDSU’s Pharmacy Technician program has a very convenient schedule and location, especially for those who work full-time,” she said. “The program gave me the confidence I needed to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam, and I passed on my first try.” Added student Lucinda Bartek from the EKG Technician Certification program: “It was a wonderful experience and I will tell others about this program. The teacher, Dr. Farook, was exceptional and I felt blessed to have been taught by him. He made the class very interesting and held my interest every evening, especially after a full day at work.” The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program. For more information, visit, email healthcare.ces@ or call (619) 5943946.

Steve Dolan hosts a one-hour sports talk radio show Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. on East County’s “The Mountain – 107.9 FM.” The show may also be heard on the Internet at

EAST COUNTY BIZ with Rick Griffin East County Chamber’s February breakfast at Black Angus The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 5, at Black Angus Steakhouse, 1000 Graves Ave., El Cajon. Breakfast sponsor is mortgage lender iMortgage. Cost to attend is $20 per person for members with RSVP, $25 per person for non-members with RSVP and $30 per person at the door without reservations. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sarah McCorkle at, (619) 440-6161, or visit

La Mesa Chamber will host breakfast with Supervisor Dianne Jacob The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host County Supervisor Dianne Jacob for a breakfast meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Marie Callender’s restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego. Breakfast sponsor is Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World. The public is invited to attend. Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for guests with advanced reservations, or $25 at the door. Breakfast will include eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit and juice. Prize drawings also will be held. Attendance drawing sponsors include La Mesa Courier and Opus Bank. Reservations may be made via the website: or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700, ext. #2. Jacob is now in her sixth term on the Board of Supervisors. She was first elected as Supervisor in 1992. She is only the second San Diego County supervisor in modern times to serve at least five times as chair. Jacob’s second supervisorial district features

more than 2,000 square miles and more than 50 communities and cities with more than 620,000 East County residents of the unincorporated communities of Lakeside, Alpine, Ramona and Julian and the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee and Poway, as well as the communities of Allied Gardens, College Area, Del Cerro, Grantville, Navajo, Rolando and San Carlos in the City of San Diego.

Grossmont Healthcare District offers scholarships for nursing, health tech students The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking applicants for two scholarship programs for nursing students and students pursuing careers as medical health technicians. Deadline to receive applications for both scholarship programs is 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Applicants for both scholarships must reside within the boundaries of GHD for a minimum of one year, or have graduated from a high school located within the district’s boundaries. Previous recipients of both of these GHD scholarships are not eligible to reapply. For more information and to obtain the criteria and applications for both scholarships, visit www. Nursing students are invited to apply for a scholarship of either $3,000 or $1,500. Applicants must provide evidence of current enrollment in a registered nursing program approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), along with details about community volunteer work (volunteer work may be within either school or resident community), a letter of recommendation from a nursing instructor and a maximum 500-word essay on the topic

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“the future of nursing in my community.” Preference will be given to nurses who are new to the profession. The nursing scholarship, called the Richard Bea RN Memorial Nursing Scholarship, is named after former GHD board member Richard Bea, a registered nurse who worked at Grossmont Hospital for 18 years and served on the GHD board from 1996 until his death in 1999. Health tech students are invited to apply for one of up to five non-renewable $2,000 scholarships. Applicants must write a maximum 400-word essay on the topic “where I will be in my career five years from now.” Eligible occupations for the medical technician scholarship include anesthesiology technician, cardiovascular technician, disability services management, laboratory technician, licensed vocational nurse, occupational therapy assistant, orthopedic technician, pharmacy technician, respiratory therapy technician, speech therapy or speech pathology technician and telemetry/EKG technician.

Sycuan Casino names permanent GM Sycuan Casino has appointed San Diego native John Dinius as permanent general manager. He had been serving as interim general manager since 2014. Under Dinius, Sycuan officials said the casino received national recognition as one of the top 10 casinos outside of Las Vegas by Yahoo Travel. Also during his time in leadership, the casino launched its successful San Diego-centric brand in 2015 and introduced a large non-smoking gaming area. Dinius, an employee at Sycuan Casino for 22 years, 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.

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