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Warren David Kebert 2017

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EL CAJON — Hosted by the Rotary Club of El Cajon, the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce proudly presented their El Cajon Citizen of The Year luncheon for 2016, Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Elks Lodge in El Cajon. There were five nominees selected by various service and charity organizations throughout East County. The nominees included: Richard ‘Dick’ Nasif, who was named the 2016 El Cajon Citizen of the Year, Dee Dean – owner of The East County Herald, Debra Turner-Emerson – CEO of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Marcie Findley, Writer and Community Volunteer and Anthony ‘Tony’ Zambelli, Professor of Economic Education. The nominees all received recognition from San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob (pictured upper right with Dick Nasif), U.S. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter and California State Senator Joel Anderson’s office. Nasif, the Citizen of The Year, also recieved recognition from the City of El Cajon, and the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob presented Nasif with a Proclamation from the county and declared Feb. 7 as Richard ‘Dick’ Nasif Day throughout San Diego County. Congratulations!

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arren David Kebert, age 74, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017 in Santee, CA after a long battle with cancer. Dave grew up in Fredonia, KS and attended Neodesha High School where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Carol Jean Meyers (Jeannie). After a short stint in the Air Force, they lived in Kansas City briefly before moving to San Diego to raise their two children. There, he started a successful company, Kebert Printing. Since 1984, Dave made his home in Alpine, CA, where he was greatly involved in the Kiwanis Club. He served as President in 1990-91, received the Kiwanian of the Year in 2001-02 and 2011-12, received four Distinguished Service Awards and was the recipient of the District Life Membership, the George Hixon Fellowship and the 25 year Legion of Honor awards. Dave was also active with the Alpine Veterans Wall of Honor and VFW Post 9578. Most importantly, Dave was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Jeannie Kebert; their son, Dewey Kebert and wife Sandra; two grandsons, David and Ethan Kebert, all of Alpine, CA; his sister, Chris and family of Arlington, TX; and his sister Ann and family of Las Vegas, NV. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Emma Kebert of Fredonia, KS; his daughter, Lisa; and his siblings Carl, Randall, Jim, Elsie, Norma and Edith. Please join us in celebrating his life Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, between 11AM and 1PM at the Alpine Community Center, 1850 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to charity of your choice. Personal condolences can be sent to the Kebert Family at www. elcajonmortuary.com

Pictured right: 2016 El Cajon Citizen of The Year Dick Nasif (center), flanked by fellow nominees Debra Turner Emerson (far right), and Tony Zambelli. Dee Dean and Marcie Findley, not pictured. Pictured bottom, right: Congressman Duncan Hunter’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Mike Harrison honors Dick Nasif for his vast contributions and dedication to El Cajon and East County.

On The Cover LAKESIDE — The 19th Annual Lakeside Union School District Run for the Arts took place Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Lindo Lake Park. The two-mile race and health fair benefits arts and music programs in Lakeside Union School District schools.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias How California Could Get a Republican Governor

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rior to 1982, few Californians outside San Diego had heard of Pete Wilson, the moderate Republican mayor of that city and a former state assemblyman. But Wilson whipped the outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown that year to become a U.S. senator, sending Brown into almost 20 years of political exile during which he worked with Mother Teresa and conducted a radio talk show, among other activities. Wilson later won the governor’s office in 1988, eventually turning to the right, especially on the issue of immigration, and along the way ushered in today’s era of almost absolute Democrat rule in the state. Now Kevin Faulconer, another moderate Republican San Diego mayor, mulls the idea of running for governor soon after allowing his city’s professional football franchise to move 100 miles north to Los Angeles. Faulconer knows the state’s Top Two primary election system, adopted via Proposition 14 in 2010, could give him a leg up not enjoyed by any of the several strong – on paper – Democratic possibilities to succeed Brown when he’s termed out of his second go-’round as governor late next year. This will be about party discipline. Republicans saw in 2016 what a lack of that quality can do: Because five at least seemingly credible Republicans ran in last year’s primary for the U.S. Senate seat later won by Democrat Kamala Harris, the party for the first time in memory did not field a runoff election candidate for a top-of-the-ticket California office. This came about when former GOP state party chairmen George (Duf) Sundheim and Tom Del Beccaro, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ron Unz, former legislator Phil Wyman and former state Treasurer nominee Greg Conlon all ran. With a bare 26 percent of the electorate registered Republican, those five split a smallish pot of votes. Together they netted 21.1 percent in the primary, while Harris topped 39 percent and fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez got 18.9 percent. Top Two then saw Harris oppose Sanchez in the runoff, where Harris won handily. If just one Republican had run in the primary, that candidate might have topped the Sanchez vote, and no one would have been quite certain what might happen in a runoff. The GOP lacked the discipline to pull this off. But Republicans saw what happened when credible candidate Ashley Swearengin, then mayor of Fresno, made the runoff for state controller and nearly won. It’s Democrats who now face issues of party discipline in the just-begun run for governor. Their corps of candidates, declared and not, includes Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, state Treasurer John Chiang, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, financier Tom Steyer – star of a plethora of liberal commercials during last fall’s presidential campaign – and former state Schools Supt. Delaine Eastin. If they all run, be sure only one Democrat will make the November 2018 ballot. A primary with so many major Democrats would likely splinter the party’s vote. Meanwhile, Faulconer today is the only major Republican officeholder seriously considering a run. He ran second behind Newsom in the first major survey on this contest. But he’s not certain whether to run, perhaps because he knows that if one or two more other Republicans get in, he might not muster enough primary votes to make the runoff. Also contemplating a run is PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who has never run for any office but backed President Trump heavily last year. One possibility: If Faulconer and just one other Republican – possibly Thiel – get in and no Democrats get out, the two Republicans could conceivably make the runoff over all Democrats, even in a state thoroughly dominated by Democrats. So this time, the Democrats will need to make hard choices. Some current prospects will have to peel off and settle for another office, as Newsom did in 2010, after briefly opposing Brown for governor. Or else, the same thing could happen statewide as did twice in congressional races soon after the advent of Top Two – so many Democrats entered primaries in strongly Democratic districts that they ended up being represented for awhile by Republicans because of a splintered Democratic primary vote. So far, no Democrat now running or thinking about it appears to have given this much thought. But unless party officials bang a few inflated heads together, California could see a monumental political surprise.

Elias has covered esoteric votes in eight national political conventions. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough, The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. His opinions are his own. Email Elias at tdelias@aol.com


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Is That Contagious? . Should I be worried about bird flu?

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because the viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with avian flu viruses have occurred. Animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans are known as “zoonoses.” Seniors are among the most vulnerable to zooneses. You can get one of these diseases from a household pet. Speaking of birds... Psittacosis is a common bird disease known as “parrot fever.” It occurs frequently in birds such as parakeets and cockatiels. Bacteria in bird droppings and nasal discharges can be inhaled. Psittacosis can develop into pneumonia and other health problems. To help prevent transmission of psittacosis, don’t let birds fly around the house. Wash your hands after contact with birds. Wear a dust mask and gloves when cleaning a bird cage. Antibacterial drugs are used to treat the disease in birds and people. Cats can carry a parasite that causes the disease toxoplasmosis. You can get it from cat feces. Wearing gloves while gardening or changing a cat’s litter box is important. Washing your hands afterward is advised. Few people who carry the toxoplasma parasite become ill. Those who get sick may suffer from swollen glands and muscle aches. Antimicrobial drugs are available to treat infected people. Worms can infect dogs, cats, and humans. Worms live in the intestines of animals and are expelled in the stool. Yards and homes can become contaminated from worm eggs that are passed in animal feces and hatch in the soil. Just one roundworm larva has been known to damage the retina of the eye and cause blindness. Hookworm larvae can cause painful inflammation where they crawl just below the skin’s surface. Drugs are available to destroy worms that infect dogs, cats and people. People usually get salmonellosis by eating contaminated food. But it can also be transmitted to people through pets, particularly reptiles, baby chicks, and ducklings, which commonly pass the Salmonella bacterium in their feces. People have to be especially careful around reptiles. You should not let them roam freely through the house. Always wash your hands with hot, soapy water after handling reptiles or anything they contact. Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Most victims recover without treatment. The elderly are more likely to have more severe symptoms. • Ringworm, a skin and scalp disease, is caused by fungi. People get it by touching an infected animal. Ringworm can infect cats, dogs, horses and other animals. In humans, ringworm may produce ring-shaped, reddish, itchy rash. Topical and oral medications may be used to treat ringworm. • Cat-Scratch Disease (CSD) may cause fever, fatigue, headache and swollen lymph glands. Most people get better on their own in about three weeks. Most cat scratches don’t develop into CSD. If you are bitten or scratched, wash the area immediately with soap and water. • Rabies, a deadly viral disease, is transmitted through the saliva of a rabid animal, usually by a bite. Domestic animals account for less than 10 percent of the reported animal rabies cases. If you are bitten, immediately wash the wound with soap and water, let the wound bleed, and get medical help at once. • Mycobacterium is one of the main infectious germ families associated with fish and aquarium water. A common route of this infection in humans is through cuts or scrapes on hands or feet. People should wear rubber gloves when cleaning the fish tank and wash their hands well afterwards. If I haven’t mentioned this before, wash your hands often when you are around animals. Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at: fred@healthygeezer.com

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Novel Shoe Insoles Step in Right Direction for Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers n international team of researchers is trialling specially designed shoe insoles aimed at improving the mobility of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The study, led by the University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences physiotherapy lecturer Dr Anna Hatton, is seeking 176 people affected by MS to take part in a three month trial of the insoles. “Many people with MS experience problems with walking which can make day-to-day activities difficult and often leads to falls, so improving walking ability is of primary importance in maintaining health, independence, and quality of life,” Dr Hatton said. “Evidence suggests that wearing textured shoe insoles, which are designed to stimu-

late receptors on the soles of the feet, may be one possible option to help improve gait. “We now need people with MS to help us investigate whether the novel insoles influence the way the leg and trunk muscles work while walking on both even and uneven surfaces.” The study will also look for changes in the perception of foot sensation and the awareness of foot position. “Foot sensation plays an important role in keeping the body upright and balanced when walking, yet we know from previous studies that people with MS often have poor sensation on the soles of their feet,” Dr Hatton said. “Therefore, wearing a specially designed shoe insole, which enhances sensory information at the feet, could help people affected by MS to walk better. “ Dr Hatton’s international

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research team includes UQ’s Professor Sandra Brauer and Ms Katrina Williams, Professor Graham Kerr of the Queensland University of Technology, Professor Keith Rome of the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and Dr John Dixon of Teesside University, UK. The trial is supported through funding from Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia. “It is hoped that the study leads to the development of a new treatment technique, specifically an inexpensive, easyto-administer shoe insole, which could assist mobility and independent living,” Dr Hatton said. To be eligible for the study, participants must be over 18 years of age, diagnosed with MS, able to walk 100 meters either independently or with a mobility aid, and have no other neurological conditions or cognitive impairments. Source: University of Queensland Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 30 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 ddean@echerald.com. 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 2017 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.


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It’s Nearly Invisible “I knew when I developed a new line of hearing aids that one of the most important requirements would be for the device to be hard for others to see,” said Dr. Cherukuri. “One of the biggest objections people have to wearing a hearing aid is that they are embarrassed. Our design helps people get past this concern.” Digital Hearing Aid Outperforms Competitors The new medical grade hearing aid is called MDHearingAid® AIR. It is sleek, lightweight, and full of the same advanced digital technology found in higher-priced devices, but at a small fraction of the price. “I couldn’t understand why everything in the digital world kept coming down in price, like computers, TVs, and DVD players, but not digital hearing aids,” Cherukuri said. Once the doctor started to realize his dream and was able to produce a device that costs 90% less, the industry was turned upside down.

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Wisdom for

EVERYDAY LIFE

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A Day in The Life of Jesus The Messiah

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reetings precious people, this week we continue in our series entitled, “A day in the life of Jesus the Messiah.” As a reminder, we are doing this series that you may come to know the truth about Jesus as the Word of God the Bible conveys it. We are looking to the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and drawing from them to get an accurate look at the chronological view of Jesus. We have now come to the place in our study of the life of Jesus where we see the indescribable demonstration of the love of God, the giving of the Righteous for the unrighteous; the Sinless for the sinner; the Just for the unjust; the Son of God for the children of wrath. Luke 23:26-49 “Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus. And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, “Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!’ Then they will begin “to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”’ For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?” There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots. And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.” The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him sour wine, and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.” And an inscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” As terrible and brutal of all that man did to Jesus, it pales in comparison to what He suffered at the hands of His Father when the Father poured out all the indignation of the wrath of God that we deserve for our sin upon Jesus. “Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. (after this Jesus proclaimed “It is finished”) And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, “into Your hands I commit My spirit.”’ Having said this, He breathed His last. So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!” And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.” Every time I read this account of the Crucifixion I stand in awe and wonder that Jesus would do this for the likes of me. Truly His love has no bounds and it’s depths are immeasurable. Do you know this love in your life today dear ones? Cast yourself upon the rich throne of grace of God today.

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


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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

El Cajon Navy Federal Credit Union Thursday, Feb. 2 • El Cajon

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19th Annual Lakeside Union School District

Run For The Arts

Saturday, Feb. 4 • Lindo Lake

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San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce

Invites You!

Honors EAST COUNTY

Annual Awards Gala

Celebrating & Honoring Our Top Businesses & Community Leaders!

Thursday, February 16, 2017 MCAS Miramar Commissioned Officer’s Club

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 6:00pm - Cocktails • Silent Auction • Live Entertainment 8:00pm - Plated Dinner • Dessert • Awards Ceremony

Business Attire • (619) 440-6161

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Every Great Event Begins and Ends at Hooleys!

Your Community Calendar LA MESA WALK OF FAME PLAQUE CEREMONY Please join us to honor the following citizens for their outstanding dedication and service to the La Mesa community

Mary Alice and Ron Brady Mary-Em Howard John B. Reed, Jr. Ceremony will begin at Legacy Park

(Corner of Allison Ave, Cypress St & La Mesa Blvd)

followed by unveiling of plaques along La Mesa Blvd For more information call 619.667.1300 cityoflamesa.com

Run EC’s St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon Sunday, March 5

EL CAJON — Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early! Register now for the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, Green Mile, and Tribes & Clans competition on Sunday, March 5. The St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon is dedicated to involve the entire family in fun and fitness. The Half Marathon begins at 198 West Main Street, in Downtown El Cajon, next to the El Cajon Arch. This event is hosted by the Run East County Foundation. Funds raised will benefit several East County charities. Please visit www.stpatricksdayhalf.com for more information, to register, or to volunteer – Volunteer Appreciation Letters will be provided! Sign up today!

Submit Your Community Event Do you have an upcoming community event that you would like to see posted on The Herald Community Calendar? Send the Who, What, When, Where, Why and contact information to

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• Individual Seats: $80

• Bronze Sponsor: $1000

–Table of 10 –Recognition at Event on Table Signage – Listed as Event Sponsor in Event Program For further Sponsorship Opportunities call the Chamber at 619. 449.6572 or email at info@santeechamber.com Santee Chamber of Commerce Awards Night Thursday, March 16, 2017 Barona Resort & Casino Golf Events Center

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SDSU BEATwith Steve Dolan

SDSU’s Craft Beer Education Camp Returns This Summer

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eer enthusiasts are invited to join students from all over the world to learn the Business of Craft Beer this summer at the Craft Beer Education Camp through San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies. Last summer’s camp debut was a smashing success. Students came from all over the U.S. as well as Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Australia, to partake in the Craft Beer Connoisseur Camp or Brewery Startup Camp. “The camp far exceeded my expectations,” said student Damon Sherman of Alpine. “Literally everything was thought of.” Added student Chris Duncan: “I really didn’t know what to expect, but everything about it was amazing. From the inclass tastings to off-site visits, the program was so inclusive.” Students spend nine days of hands-on learning and tasting with local craft beer industry experts such as “Dr.” Bill Sysak, George Thornton, and Dave Adams. Attendees may choose from SDSU’s Craft Beer Connoisseur Camp, July 26-Aug. 3, or Brewery Startup Camp, Aug. 4-12, or may attend both camps. Each camp offers eight days of hands-on learning and tasting, and one free day to explore San Diego. Early-bird course tuition (through April 14) is $1,500 per camp. After April 14, tuition is $1,750. There is a maximum of 40 students per session, which are expected to sell out fast. Students must be 21 or older. For additional information, visit neverstoplearning.net/ craftbeercamp, email craftbeer@sdsu.edu or call (619) 5941138. youtube.com/ To view a camp video, visit watch?v=H9z4isWcrl8 SDSU’s College of Extended Studies reaches out to San Diego, the nation, and the world with a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities, and more than 50 certificate programs for career advancement. Topics range from contract management, construction, and craft beer, to grant writing, marketing, and human resources. And many programs are available online. The CES also offers one of the largest ESL programs in the U.S. through the American Language Institute; and university-quality courses to students age 50 and better through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 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 www.themountainfm.com

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin La Mesa Chamber hosts ‘Salute to Local Heroes’

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will present its ninth annual Salute to Local Heroes and Board Installation dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 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 five local heroes representing law enforcement, fire district, paramedic field and retired senior volunteer patrol. The heroes have been chosen by their organizations for their heroic efforts and dedication to the community, said Mary England, Chamber CEO. More than 200 people are expected to attend. The event theme is “All That Jazz.” Cost to attend is $85 per person or two tickets for $135 and a table of eight for $500. Complimentary parking is included. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lamesachamber.com, or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700.

Final contract awarded for Prop. G hospital construction

More than a decade after East County voters approved Proposition G, a $247 million bond measure that provided taxpayer funds for improvements at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, the final construction contract was awarded to San Diego-based Swinerton Builders by Grossmont Healthcare District. The $10.2 million contract covers the construction costs for the build-out of the Surgery Floor of the new Heart and Vascular (H&V) Center. Additionally, approximately $8 million of state-of-the-art medical equipment will be installed when build-out of the facility is complete. Construction of the H&V Surgery Floor is currently underway and

scheduled for completion in 2018. When completed, the H&V build-out will include four new cardiac catheterization labs and four multipurpose procedural rooms that will support a wide range of surgeries, including general surgery, open-heart surgery, minimally invasive surgery and image-guided surgery, as well as various endovascular interventional procedures. Construction of initial phases of the H&V building was completed last year at a cost of over $60 million. The 71,000-square-foot building, on the eastern side of the busy hospital campus, adjoins an existing building that houses operating rooms and cardiac catheterization labs. In addition to constructing the actual H&V building, the overall project included a new Pharmacy and clinical testing Laboratory, three new elevators, heating and air conditioning equipment, a new loading dock and materials receiving area, and shell space for the surgical floor build-out. The Pharmacy and Laboratory opened in March 2016 and immediately began serving patients. The H&V Center will transform the hospital’s capacity to treat heart disease and other vascular conditions, GHD officials said. “We are grateful to the taxpayers and voters of East County who approved the public financing that has been paying for the renovation and modernization of their publicly-owned hospital over the past 10 years,” said Michael Emerson, 2017 GHD board president. “Their commitment to our local hospital will save lives and ensure that future patient care needs of the community can be met for decades to come.” Over the past decade, Prop. G also has paid for several other infrastructure improvements at the hospital, including construction of a recently completed Central Energy Plant and the renovation of floors two

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through five of the seven-story East Tower building, originally constructed in 1974. In 2009, the hospital’s top three floors of the Emergency and Critical Care Center opened with 90 new patient beds, including 24 intensive care beds and 66 medical and surgical beds. In June 2006, Prop. G passed by more than 77 percent, well above the two-thirds required. Also during the past 10 years, a citizens group called the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC) has been charged with monitoring all Prop. G costs. On an annual basis, the ICBOC has commissioned an audit of bond-related expenditures by independent auditors who annually have returned with an “unqualified” opinion, the best audit result indicating a clean bill of financial health with no deficiencies or inconsistencies in internal controls or compliance.

Monthly rent for 1-bedroom apartment reaches $1,530

A new report shows San Diego has the fifth highest apartment rental rate in the state, with a typical onebedroom unit going for $1,530 a month. The report by Apartment List, an online rental marketplace, found that local rents grew 0.1 percent in January, which is 1.9 percent higher than a year ago. San Diego is still lower than other rents in the state. Rents are highest in San Francisco, where a one-bedroom runs $3,420 a month, followed by San Jose at $2,110, Oakland at $2,000 and Los Angeles at $1,870. As the U.S. renter population nears 44 million households, 37 percent of all households in the nation, the challenges facing this group of Americans are of increasing importance, said Apartment List. Apartment List’s data is drawn monthly from millions of listings nationwide on its site.


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