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‘Woman of The Year 2017’ Named

Morning Mixer SANTEE — The Santee Chamber of Commerce Morning Mixer was at the Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Tuesday, Feb. 21. Laura Koval, (pictured right with Santee Mayot John Minto) Santee Lakes Director of Park and Recreation, presented future growth at Santee Lakes.

Topic covered included:

– Remodel entrance for better in and out traffic flow. This will be done by widening and reconfiguring the front entrance. – A fishing dock will be placed directly under Mast Blvd Bridge. This will provide shade during the summer and rain during in the winter. The entrance will be on the west side of Lake two. – Improve west side parking will add 138 designates parking spaces on the west side of the Lakes one thru four. This will also help maximize parking for future changes for entering and exiting between lakes three and four. This will allow parking closer to the General Store. – There is a planned family recreation area at Lake four. It will include the General Store, the Waterfront Grill, paddle boats, and play structures. The new sprayground will be three times larger than the sprayground at Lake one. – The General Store/Registration area will be redesigned to be a visually appealing efficient business center. There will be a streamlined staging area for RV’s to expedite check in process. The General Store will triple the sales floor space. – Wood Duck Dining Deck will create an outdoor dining deck extended over Lake four. The deck will accommodate

120 diners and can host parties or events. – Lakeshore Loop Campsite Upgrade will upgrade the look and feel of the Lakeshore Camping Looa and utilize the space as s destination for vintage campers as well as accommodate the resurgence of smaller campers. Upgraded include new entrance facades, a sandy beach lounge area and a Polynesian Hutt area. – Yurt Village is new to camping. The village will be between Lakes six and seven designed for non RV owners. The 9nineYurt units are furnished but do not contain internal plumbing. Restrooms, shower facilities, grilling/ cooking and gathering spaces

are centralized in public areas. – Campground Outdoor Recreation expansion is designed to accommodate increasing number of campground guests. The expansion includes a large family pool with a spraypad, a private adult pool with cabanas, an amphitheater, and space for Pickle Ball, Shuffleboard, and Bocce Ball.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Randy Voepel announces that he has named Anita Bautista as the 2017 Woman of the Year for the 71st Assembly District, Wednesday March 1. “Throughout her life, Anita has touched thousands of people with her warmth, kindness, and generosity of spirit,” said Voepel. “Whether it’s brightening a room with her warm smile, dedicating hundreds of volunteer hours on behalf of our city, or happily cooking for our local first responders, Anita’s contribution to this community is invaluable.” Bautista has lived in the district since 1974. She has taken a leadership role in a number of initiatives, events, and fundraising drives that have greatly improved recreation opportunities and the quality of life for families. Whether it’s recruiting volunteers for large events, providing input on important committee decisions, or serving as a forceful advocate for the city, Anita is always there to help. Anita Arroyo Bautista was born in the Philippines on May 2, 1939 and was required to relocate to Hawaii in order to obtain dual citizenship before the age of 18. Her father served in the U.S. Navy. She moved to Hawaii and worked in the pineapple canneries while attending school. She was the oldest of eight children (she has three sisters and four brothers) and convinced all of her four brothers to join the military where they all spent their careers. She then met her husband, Adriano Bautista (Andy), while he was serving in the U.S. Navy and the two were married in 1965. They were then transferred to Rhode Island in 1971 where the family lived until being transferred to San Diego in 1974. Anita worked at Grossmont Hospital for from approximately 1977-1986, where she met her son-in-law and introduced him to her daughter. Anita and her family have lived in Santee for 43 years. She has been involved with the City of Santee, helping with special events. She was appointed to the Santee Parks and Recreation Committee (SPARC) on October 11, 1995. The mission of SPARC is to act in an advisory capacity to the Santee City Council on matters pertaining to municipal recreation programs and city park development. The Committee reviews issues referred by the City Council and may receive public input on such matters. As a member of SPARC, Anita has taken a leadership role in a number of initiatives, events, and fundraising drives that have greatly improved the city’s recreation opportunities and the quality of life for Santee families. Whether it’s recruiting volunteers for large events, providing input on important committee decisions, or serving as a forceful advocate for the city, Anita provides an invaluable presence not only as member of SPARC but also as a key leader in our community. Anita is truly the driving force behind many of the SPARC events in Santee and lights up everything that she is a part of. She and her husband have a place in the Philippines and “vacation” there annually. She also enjoys feeding the Santee firefighters “just because”. Bautista will be formally recognized on the Assembly Floor in Sacramento, Monday, March 6. Voepel represents the 71st Assembly District, which includes the communities of eastern San Diego County, including Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro - Mount Helix, El Cajon, Lakeside, Jamul, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Santee and Spring Valley; and southern Riverside County, including Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Voepel served as the Mayor of Santee for 16 years.

On The Cover SAN DIEGO — Themed ‘All that Jazz,’ The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce held their 9th Annual Salute to Heroes, Wednesday, Feb. 22 at The Town & Country Resort. In addition to the honors, the 2017 board of directors was sworn in.

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ime and again, President Trump threatens to withhold federal grants from California cities, universities and the state itself unless they accept policies he wants to pursue, from largescale deportation of undocumented immigrants to bashing the heads of campus protestors. “California is in many ways out of control,” he said in one recent interview. Out of his control, he seemed to mean. Then, asked if “defunding is your weapon of choice” to force the state into line, he allowed that “It’s a weapon. We give them a hell of a lot of money. I don’t want to defund a state or a city. I don’t want to defund anybody…If they’re going to have sanctuary cities, we may have to do that. Certainly, that would be a weapon.” Two questions he wasn’t asked: Whose money is he talking about? And, who gets most of that money? The answer to the second question is easy: Most federal money arriving here goes to ordinary people, via Social Security payments, Medicare and Medi-Cal payments. That accounts for the vast majority of the $367.8 billion the federal government spends in California every year. (The figure comes from a Tax Foundation study.) Meanwhile, Californians pay in much more than that in income, Social Security and Medicare taxes. So we’re really talking about our own money here, with the federal government mostly acting as a conduit. Should California adopt a wide “sanctuary state” policy requiring all cities and counties to follow the practice of police in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and other California cities that – among other things – don’t inquire about the immigration status of most people they arrest, Trump says, “If we have to, we’ll defund.” He plainly thinks he can take any federal funds he likes from California and its cities. Does he also propose to cut off Social Security benefits to Californians if legislators adopt the plan they’re now considering? No one knows precisely what Trump intends. But he plainly believes he can withhold funds at his will. But that’s not how most federal grants work. Repeated court decisions, like the 1987 case of South Dakota v. Dole, say there has to be some link between the purpose for withholding federal grants and whatever program they’re being taken from. This means that Trump cannot withhold Pell Grant money from California students just because he didn’t like it when police failed to beat black-clad marauders who violently took over a demonstration at UC Berkeley that began as a peaceful protest over a scheduled speech by an editor of the alternative right website Breitbart News. Nor can he out of pique withhold cancer research funding. He also can’t take money from sewer or mass transit projects if he’s unhappy with policing in sanctuary cities getting those grants. But the decisions probably do mean that if Berkeley again cancels a similar sort of speech, Trump could halt grants used in part to pay campus speakers – although there is no record of federal funds paying for this. A significant question is why Trump singles out California, which contains a relatively small minority of the nation’s 106 sanctuary cities. Why, for example, did he not threaten Tucson, Ariz., whose sanctuary policy is one of the oldest, dating from the 1980s? Might it be relate to the fact he carried Arizona last fall while losing California by more than 4.5 million votes? Is this more a matter of revenge than policy? Only Trump knows what he intends and why, just as only he knows why he left Saudi Arabia off the list of nations whose citizens he’s trying to deny admission to the United States, when most perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, the most significant terror ever on American soil, came from there. Like much of Trump’s agenda, widely defunding California would require action from Congress. It’s doubtful many California Republican House members would meekly acquiesce in withholding funds from the state in a general, non-targeted way that could severely affect their constituents. All of which makes it highly unlikely that Trump alone can deny much money to California, even if he tries. That’s only fair, since the money he’s talking about actually comes from Californians, even if it is later mingled with other funds while in the Treasury.

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The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti When to Push Yourself Away From The Table


. If you want to control your weight, is it better to eat three meals a day, or should you eat more, smaller meals?

. There is no scientifically proven

answer to this question. Until there is, I’d suggest simply reducing your total food intake for each day until your weight goes down. [Personal note: I’ve struggled to keep pounds off all my life. I’ve learned that calories count. You take in more than you burn; you gain weight. You burn more than you eat; you lose weight. Exercise helps, but the calorie burn-off usually doesn’t amount to much. The best exercise is pushing yourself away from the table.] Eating a bunch of small meals a day instead of breakfast-lunch-dinner is part of the popular media right now, which means you should be hearing “fad alert” in your head. Here are some of the claims: • The body burns calories to digest. Eating six to eight meals a day enables your body to use more calories to aid digestion. • Eating lots of meals rather than three will boost metabolism and control blood sugar. • More meals means less stored fat in the body. • When people consume the same number of calories in a single daily meal rather than three, they show significant increases in blood pressure, total cholesterol levels and levels of bad LDL cholesterol. • Eating every three-to-four hours can ward off hunger and prevent binges that lead to weight gain. • Eating more often helps regulate proper digestion to prevent gastrointestinal problems. • Eight meals a day will increase energy levels and accelerate muscle growth. To repeat, there is no proof that eating more frequently does any of the above. My own conclusion about weight control was confirmed in an editorial that appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A team of nutrition researchers concluded that weight loss comes down to “how much energy (or calories) is consumed as opposed to how often or how regularly one eats.” However, there was a recent study that indicated we may be better off eating only three meals a day. The study was done on mice, so the findings have to be confirmed by tests on humans. Satchidananda Panda, a regulatory biologist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, led the study published by the journal Cell Metabolism. Panda and his team put groups of mice on different eating regimens for 100 days. Mice in two of the groups ate high-fat, high-calorie food. One of these groups was allowed to snack throughout the night and day. The other group had access to the calorieloaded food only for eight hours at night, when they were most active. A control group of mice ate normal food, not the high-calorie food. The mice that ate only for eight hours were almost as lean as mice in a control group that ate regular food. But the mice that ate around the clock became obese, even though they consumed the same amount of fat and calories as their counterparts on the time-restricted diet.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean Inflammatory Disease Trigger Discovered


nstitute scientists have revealed a potent inflammatory molecule released by dying cells triggers inflammation during necroptosis, a recently described form of cell death linked to inflammatory disease. The discovery could lead to new and existing medicines that target the molecule being investigated as a way of treating inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr Lisa Lindqvist, Dr Kate Lawlor, Dr James Vince and PhD student Ms Stephanie Conos led research that showed interleukin-1 beta (IL-1) triggers inflammation during necroptotic cell death. Necroptosis is important for protecting us against infections, by sacrificing infected or diseased cells ‘for the greater good’. However, necroptosis can become inappropriately or excessively activated, triggering damaging inflammation that leads to inflammatory disease.

Dr Lindqvist said the discovery challenged a long-standing dogma that inflammation triggered by necroptosis was a byproduct of dead cell debris. “Our research has pinpointed that, during necroptosis, dying cells release IL-1, a potent inflammatory signal,” Dr Lindqvist said. “Now that we have discovered IL-1 is the ‘root’ of the inflammation associated with necroptosis, we speculate that targeting this molecule could be an effective way of treating inflammatory diseases.”

Future treatments The findings suggest that targeting IL-1 could suppress inflammation associated with multiple inflammatory diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis, ischemia-reperfusion injury, atherosclerosis, liver disease, pancreatitis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and infectious diseases. “Our research suggests

that existing drugs that block IL-1 might be useful in treating these diseases,” Dr Lindqvist said. “We are also exploring how IL-1 is signalled to be secreted during necroptosis, so that we can create new drugs to stop its release and reduce inflammation to treat inflammatory diseases.”

Source: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

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 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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Board-certified Ear, Nose, and Throat physician Dr. S. Cherukuri, a graduate of the prestigious University of Michigan School of Medicine, built a very successful practice helping patients with hearing problems. “I was often frustrated by the fact that many of my patients could benefit from the use of a hearing aid, but unfortunately couldn’t afford one. I then made it my mission to change this, making quality digital hearing aids affordable for anyone who needs one.”

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reetings precious people, this week we continue 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 will continue looking at the events that followed the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a group of women came to the tomb and found it empty; the angels spoke to them telling them that Jesus had risen just as He said He would; the angels tell the women to go tell the disciples the good news. John 20:1-10 “Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.” The Apostle John only mentions Mary Magdalene as being there at the grave of Jesus while Luke gives a fuller picture of who was there and what else happened. Luke 24:1-12 “Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared……It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.” From Luke’s account we see some of the names of the women are given as well as how the disciples responded when told of the empty tomb, the words of the women seemed foolish and they did not believe. Such a strange response from these men which had spent 3+ years with Jesus and had been told by Him of His death and resurrection. Their response is really not much different from ours is it? Jesus has made many promises to us such as Matthew 6:25-26 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Yet when something that we perceive as “bad” happens in our life we quickly begin to worry; fret; question God and wonder where is He. How important and needed it is for us to know and believe God and His Word. He is faithful and always will be, we need not worry or be afraid.

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

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LAKESIDE — The Council for Youth Empowerment (CYE) awarded 100 outstanding individuals, ages six- 76 years young, with the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. The ceremony took place Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Carter Smith VFW Post 5867 in Lakeside. Honorees, for service performed during 2016, have collectively amassed over 39,000 hours of volunteer service throughout San Diego County. Many honorees are community Ambassadors, pageant titleholders, including ambassadors representing: Alpine, Mt. Empire, El Cajon, East SD County, College Grove, Lemon Grove, Chula Vista, Eastlake, Fashion Valley, Mission Valley, 4S Ranch, South Bay, Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley, and the City of San Diego. Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. Several outstanding volunteers were also presented with the Life Time Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of Service. CYE confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers. “The Council for Youth Empowerment is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives. These [award] recipients are role models for their communities and for all Americans,” CYE’s Executive Director, Billie Sangster said. “Each volunteer hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by volunteering. Volunteers bring us closer together as families, as communities and as a nation, through their commitment,” concluded Sangster.



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an Diego State University will offer two sessions during summer for a program through its American Language Institute that prepares novice instructors to successfully live and teach English overseas. The TESL/TEFL Certificate program will take place weekdays, June 5-30 and July 10-Aug. 4. This 130-hour program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience. Students will benefit from specialized sessions in language acquisition theory, understanding the English-language learner, classroom atmosphere and management, lesson planning, grammar for teachers, and more. “The TESL/TEFL program at ALI exceeded my expectations,” said program graduate Barbara Van Dyken. “The instructors were knowledgeable and easy to follow. The opportunities for teaching and interacting with the ESL students were plentiful. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience.” Added program graduate Zachary York: “During the time I spent at SDSU’s American Language Institute, I discovered the intersection of my passions and education. I embarked on my journey not knowing where I would land; sights set on using my skill set to better the world. ALI has given me the keys to the kingdom and the ability to unlock the potential of my abilities. I have found what I am to do; what makes my heart sing.” More than 500 graduates have been employed in 40-plus countries with the help of this ALI program that offers worldwide job placement assistance. Cost of the program is $2,775. For more information, visit or email This is an SDSU Research Foundation program through the ALI, a division of SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. 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. Other opportunities include seminars, study abroad, corporate education and access to regular SDSU classes through Open University. For more information or to register, visit or call (619) 265-7378 (SDSU).

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin East County Chamber’s March breakfast will be at Foothills Christian Church

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, March 3, at Foothills Christian Church, 365 W. Bradley Ave., El Cajon. Breakfast sponsor is Foothills Christian Church and Foothills Christian School. Tabletop Sponsor is Young Life. Scheduled keynote speaker will be Mike LaBahn, LaBahn’s Landscaping. His topic is “The Power of Generosity.” Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $25 per person for members, $30 per person for prospective members with RSVP and $35 per person for walk-ups without RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, contact the Chamber at info@, (619) 440-6161, or visit www. After the breakfast, the Chamber will conduct training for facilitators participating in its Ethics in Business, an annual Chamber program that trains high school students in effective ethical behavior in the workplace. Founded in1991, Ethics in Business is a joint venture of the Chamber’s Business Education Committee and Grossmont Union High School District’s Career Technical Education Department. It is the result of a cooperative effort by a consortium of business, education, and community leaders. This year more than 200 students and 30 facilitators are expected to participate in the program.

Helix Flume Trail opens in Lakeside

The Helix Water District, San Diego River Conservancy and County of San Diego’s Department of Parks and Recreation recently opened the newest segment of the Helix Flume Trail. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 0.8-mile stretch of trail from the old El Monte Pump Station on El Monte Road to Lake Jennings in Lakeside.

The trail features spectacular views of Lake Jennings and El Cajon Mountains. The Helix Flume Trail follows the route of the redwood flume completed in 1889 that delivered water 35 miles from the Cuyamaca Mountains to a reservoir in La Mesa. The Helix Flume path ventures through land that is owned by Helix Water District. The El Monte Pump Station was built later, in 1898, to push groundwater from the El Monte Valley up the hill and into the flume for conveyance to La Mesa. The Helix Flume Trail is part of the San Diego River Trail, a partially realized conceptual plan that routes hikers, cyclists and equestrians along waterways from Julian to Ocean Beach. Last year, the county completed the first segment of the trail, which runs east along the hillside above El Monte Valley.

One in 20 San Diego County residents are here illegally

San Diego County is home to about 170,000 immigrants living in the country illegally, 13th in the U.S., according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center. According to the study, about 11.1 million immigrants were living in the United States without authorization in 2014. The most were in the New York- Newark-Jersey City region, 1.15 million. The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area was second with 1 million. The study found that “unauthorized immigrant” populations were highly concentrated, with 61 percent of them living in 20 large metropolitan areas. By comparison, 36 percent of the total U.S. population lives in those same areas. Researchers noted that people living in the nation illegally tend to settle in areas that are home to large populations of legal immigrants. Sixty-five percent of legal immigrants live in the 20 top metropolitan areas identified in the study, according to the report. The

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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area placed ninth with 250,000. Five of the 20 metropolitan areas making the list of top homes for unauthorized immigrants are in California, with San Francisco-Oakland ranking 11th and San Jose-Sunnyvale placing 18th. Three of the metro areas on the list are in Texas.

Poinsettia Bowl is no more, announces La Mesa resident

The San Diego Bowl Game Association, the non-profit organization that produces San Diego’s two college football post-season games, has ended the Poinsettia Bowl after a dozen years and will focus on the Holiday Bowl. The Holiday Bowl, which matches top teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences, will mark its 40th anniversary this year. “College football and the bowl game structure has gone through major changes through the years and our board feels the time is right to focus our efforts on one post-season game,” said La Mesa resident Mark Neville, Association executive director. “The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl staged exciting match-ups for more than a decade and we were one of the few cities to host two bowl games.” Discussions are underway with the San Diego Padres about playing the Holiday Bowl at Petco Park in the event Qualcomm Stadium closes after 2018. The news about the NFL San Diego Chargers moving to the Los Angeles area for the 2017 season prompted discussions about closing the aging Qualcomm Stadium rather than continuing with costly maintenance. “For now we plan to continue producing the Holiday Bowl and its one-of-a-kind fan experience in Qualcomm Stadium,” said Neville. “However, Petco Park could one day serve as the ideal home for the Holiday Bowl. It’s certainly a tremendous venue with world-class amenities that our fans would enjoy.”

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Alpine Community Planning Group VACANCY Vacancy Notice • Seat #13 This is to announce a vacancy has occurred on the Alpine Community Planning Group for seat #13. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will make this appointment. Please refer to the Roster of Boards, Commissions and Committees on our web site at for further information on the qualifications for this Board, Commission or Committee. In compliance with Board of Supervisors Policy I-1, vacancies are filled in compliance with the Alpine Community Planning Group’s standing rules the Alpine Community Planning Group may take action and recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, who can then be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Those wishing to apply to become a member of the Alpine Community Planning Group are requested to inform Chairman Travis Lyon, at travislyonacpg@, or P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903 of their desire to serve. Those interested are invited to present themselves in person to the Group at meetings on February 9, February 23 or March 23 to make a statement to the group (up to 5 minutes) of their credentials and their desire to serve. Meetings are held at 6:00PM at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901. The Group will make a recommendation at the March 23, 2017 meeting. Applicants must reside in the Alpine planning area to be eligible for election to the Group. Candidates must provide a completed application, (http://www.sandiegocounty. gov/content/dam/sdc/cob/docs/bcac/brdapp.pdf) be at least 18 years of age, be registered to vote in the area they wish to represent, and disclose any financial interest in real estate or business in Alpine other than their home (if any). The Standing Rules as they presently exist will be observed in these procedures.





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PUBLIC NOTICE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. 37-2017-00003594-CUPT-CTL Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: KRISTI C. OLIVAS has petitioned this court for a decree changing names as follows: (A) KRISTI COLLOTZI OLIVAS to KRISTI COLLOTZI GARRINGTON. THE COURT ORDERS all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at 220 W. BROADWAY, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101, MARCH 17, 2017 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 JAN. 30, 2017. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: FEBRUARY 9, 16, 23 AND MARCH 2, 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ASSIGNED FILE NO. 2017-003121 (A) SAN DIEGO SURFACES located at 1738 ITHACA STREET, CHULA VISTA, CA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 91913. Mailing address: SAME. This business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. The registrant commenced the transaction of business on: NOT YET STARTED. This business is hereby registered by the following: (A) EMBARK TILE of 1738 ITHACA STREET, CHULA VISTA, CA 91913. State of Incorporation: CALIFORNIA Signed by: MATT LEE / PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR, the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on FEBRUARY 28, 2017. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: MARCH 2, 9, 16 AND 23, 2017.

PUBLIC NOTICE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NO. 37-2017-00004372-CUPT-CTL Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: MARISELA CASTANEDA has petitioned this court for a decree changing names as follows: (A) MARISELA CASTANEDA to AMBER MARIE FRANCO. THE COURT ORDERS all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at 220 W. BROADWAY, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101, APRIL 7, 2017 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 FEB. 3, 2017. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: MARCH 2, 9, 16 AND 23, 2017.

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