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Hilliker Hosts Community Town Hall By Manon Giraud

For The East County Herald LAKESIDE — California State Senator Joel Anderson held a community coffee town hall on Thursday, March 3, at the Carter-Smith VFW Hall in Lakeside. Hosting the event was Lakeside Water Board Director & Chairman of the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Frank Hilliker. The event provided approximately 100 Lakeside and surrounding area residents with the opportunity to have a productive dialogue with their state senator. Attendees were able to discuss issues that matter to them such as the local road conditions and water rates. Also discussed were the topics of prisons and rehab, the state budget, transportation infrastructure, taxes, and the impacts of illegal immigration. The community coffee town hall was a great opportunity for Anderson to express his commitment to fulfilling his role and responsibilities to his constituents. Anderson said, “The government is you. This is your state, this is your country. My job is to make government work for you.” He also concluded with, “Whether you agree with me or not, I’m right here.” For many attendees, the event was a rich source of

From left: Frank Hilliker with wife Cindy Hilliker and California State Senator Joel Anderson. information and discussion. Constituent Steven D. Miller declared, “At first, I was going to come for a personal topic. But then when I got here, people where asking such good questions, it became kind of [an] informative session.” The conversation between Anderson and his constituents was a great way to identify who could be helpful for issues mentioned. As Lakeside resident

Jacob Belcher pointed out, the Senator “is going to do everything that he can to the best of his abilities…He is focused on helping people do what works the best.” If you were unable to attend the Lakeside Community Coffee, and have any issues with the state government you would like assistance, please contact Anderson’s office by calling (619)-596-3136.

Bond Oversight Committee Releases Annual Report EL CAJON — A citizens committee charged with the oversight of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Proposition V construction program has released its 2015 Annual Report to the community. Passage in 2012 of the district’s $398 million bond measure paved the way for the district to continue the work started with Proposition R – the $207 million facilities bond passed in 2002 that resulted in the construction or renovation of 13 major facilities at the colleges. “The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee plays an important role in informing the public about the district’s expenditures of bond money,” bond oversight committee chair Gwen Miller said in her annual report letter. “The committee prides itself on its transparency. Our website has information regarding the committee’s composition and activities, projects, bids and resources related to bond-funded construction projects.” Highlights of the annual report, available at http://bit. ly/1XJcBEv, include the start of the design phase of three major projects at each college. Grossmont College’s projects include the Science, Math and Career Tech Complex; the Teaching and Performance Theater portion of the Arts and Communication Complex; and the expansion and upgrade of the central chiller plant to accommodate increased demand from new buildings. The Science, Math and Career Tech Complex is a two-building project to be constructed in two phases. The 35,000-square-foot, 350-seat teaching and performance theater is the first phase of a planned Arts and Communication Center and will also house the Hyde Art Gallery At Cuyamaca College, major projects include the Ornamental Horticulture Complex; Student Services Building, and the refurbishing of the college’s popular track, a well-used site open to the community. The OH project includes construction of a new facility south of the existing location, and will provide classrooms, new greenhouses, outdoor instructional spaces and storage buildings. The Student Services Building will house offices for admission and records, financial aid, counseling, and other departments, in addition to a veterans center. Also highlighted in the report is the college district’s second year of energy-conservation projects funded by Prop. V, California’s Prop. 39 clean jobs initiative, and utility company rebates. In 2015, the projects at both colleges included replacing roadway and walkway lighting with energy-saving fixtures, and replacing fluorescent lamps in classrooms with energy-efficient, low-wattage lighting. The annual report also details the district’s outreach efforts to small and local contractors to participate in the bidding process for capital improvement projects. Also noted were independent financial and performance audits of the Prop. V program, which were completed with no findings reported, and confirmation that bond funds were spent only on voter-approved projects. The Prop. V bond measure and state law require that the citizens bond oversight committee considers annual performance and financial audits and presents an annual report to the public. The CBOC holds quarterly meetings to monitor the progress of the Prop. V program. Made up of 11 members representing various East County community and college constituencies, the committee’s next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Room I-209 in the Cuyamaca College Student Center. The meetings are open to the public. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District serves about 28,000 students each semester, about 19,000 at Grossmont College and almost 9,000 at Cuyamaca College. For more information about the colleges, go to www.gcccd.edu

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Be Careful What PUC FCI General Plan Amendment Proposed for Alpine Reforms You Wish For


couple of my own personal comments with respect to the Forest Conservation Initiative (FCI) General Plan Amendment proposed for Alpine: The FCI passed on the ballot under the primary premise of protecting ground waters in/ from Cleveland National Forest (on the premise those waters were an important water supply to San Diegans). For 20 years, a family generation, the FCI also prohibited private property owners from doing essentially anything with their properties. The ‘foot print’ of the FCI in the Alpine township was odd. As just one example, Willows Road – the main roadway leading to and from the Viejas Casino & shopping complex falls within the former FCI boundaries. As is the case throughout the former 77,000 acres of FCI, there are private lands of many 100s of acres in size in Alpine which family ownership preceded FCI, and in many cases preceded the expansion of CNF boundaries. The FCI expired 5 years ago. There was no move by any party to replace it with a new initiative on the ballot. After four years of community discussion, review, town hall meetings hosted by County planners, and broad agreement (yes, there are some in Alpine that don’t want any development), the proposed plan for expanding the residential areas of Alpine passed by the Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) by a vote of something like 12:2, as I recall. It proposes higher residential density immediately along east Alpine Boulevard, which borders the south of Highway I-8 and is the frontage service road serving the area, with density falling-off sharply as the area descends southerly towards CNF lands. That plan proposes properties adjacent to the forest having typically 1 dwelling unit per 80 acres. That is not “urban sprawl.” Most of the ACPG plan recommendations have been approved at the County. However, the Board of Supervisors has commissioned a “Special Study” for the most eastern part that does approach the forest. The drive for the study includes determining infrastructure needs such a secondary roadways, fire protection, law enforcement protection, ground water (or the import of water), septics (or sanitation sewers) and so on while protecting the environment to current county, state and federal guidelines. The BOS acknowledged that the area already has several hundred residential properties not adequately served; and actually under-served at a liability to residents and service providers alike. By today’s ordinances and planning principles, many of those properties would be considered non-conforming, and according to the BOS they are also substantially under-served. Most of the former FCI properties in eastern Alpine that could support higher density have – in my opinion – minimal relative environmental value. For the most part, they do not fall under species

mapping by the Wildlife Agencies. There is no “forest.” However, out of the 1,000s of former FCI acres across Alpine impacted, there are 100s of acres that do have an appreciable environmental value; particularly those in the southern areas along the Sweetwater River. The opportunity for meaningful environmental mitigation of any property development is considerable. In addition, while the boundary between private properties and CNF in east Alpine is particularly jagged, there is a means of consolidation; an ability to create a clearer demarcation. Ironically, while there is indeed private in-holdings within CNF, there is also CNF/public in-holdings within the privately owned portions of east Alpine – that is, blocks of CNF land completely surrounded by private lands. It’s non-sensical. There is ample opportunity to clean-up the demarcation and thereby provide CNF with better, more environmentally sensitive lands in return for swapping-out some of CNF’s somewhat “barren” lands. CNF could potentially benefit substantially from such actions. As to wildfire protection, discussions have raged for years over the need of a satellite fire station in east Alpine. Theoretically, the nearest station with responsibility was the former San Diego Rural Fire one in Descanso (now consumed into the County Fire Authority). Better, more effective, faster time response for both fire protection and emergency medical to eastern Alpine is one of the public benefits of a planned development that would logically include a LAFCO reorganization of Alpine Fire Protection District’s area of operations. I understand the argument that development brings along issues of concern like greenhouse gas emissions; and the concern seems mostly directed at cars. But look at Alpine now, a town of 15,000 that “shops, dines and seeks recreation” down the hill into El Cajon – round-trips that are 30-40 miles each. Alpine has nearly 1,000 high school students travelling as far as El Cajon and Steele Canyon in Jamul to attend schools, return to Alpine mid-afternoons, and then go back again for after-school activities. If a parent is driving them, the number of trips are then again doubled. A careful, and thoughtful, development of Alpine results also in a high school and increased services to the community that would dramatically alter public behavior; perhaps more people driving, but largely driving substantially fewer miles back-andforth within town, and not spending many hours a day travelling back and forth to El Cajon and Jamul. Over time as new federal and state car emission standards are enacted, those emissions reduce too. I can imagine that in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, Alpine would have a substantially reduced per capita level; and over time perhaps even less in total. But we also have to consider public safety and weigh it into the equation. Undeniably, and terribly so, Alpine high school kids

have been killed travelling long distances to attend school and the extracurricular activities. To sum it up; in my view the original purpose of FCI at the time was to protect CNF ground water for San Diegans; commendable for water conservation purposes at the time. That was taken from the County’s FCI brochure once posted at the former DPLU offices on Ruffin Road. But FCI also resulted in a substantial clamp-down on personal property rights for 1000’s of private property owners over some tremendous 70,000 acres across southern California. Times and circumstances have changed, particularly with the County Water Authority proactively and innovatingly adding water resources by increasing water reservoir dam heights to catch more rainfall, to negotiating increased imports along the All-American Canal, to buying 100 percent of the output of the new Carlsbad desalination plant, to supporting local water agencies in bringing online sensible water recycle programs. There is so much more water supply, and with more in the planning locally, that the issue of reducing state mandated water restrictions on the San Diego region has started to be discussed. The development plans for far eastern Alpine therefore falls under the entire weight of existing, extensive county, state and federal environmental guidelines and laws; just like any development proposal. The eastern most part of Alpine’s former FCI lands are under a BOSmandated “Special Study” to look at better serving the basic needs of the 100s of residential properties already there; plus to evaluate the infrastructure needs of the proposed residential growth all the while protecting the environment. I’m not sure why the UT article makes a comment as to species that have disappeared or that could be affected. I suspect that the only grizzly bear in California is on the state flag. A single adult grizzly bear male needs as much as 500 square miles to forage; near 300,000 acres; more than all the private in-holdings together throughout CNF, and 5-times the entire area of the Alpine township. Alpine has its mountain lion and deer sightings. It already has notable conservation preserve habitats supporting the Hermes Copper, Thornmint, burrowing owl, eagles and several endangered plant species – and the lands in Alpine under conservation are being expanded. A very large, multi-year Alpine homegrown program is in place to clean-up Alpine’s San Diego River and Sweetwater River headwaters watersheds; one leading to El Capitan Reservoir and the other to Loveland Reservoir. Current county, state and federal environmental regulations will guide the special study on the most eastern parts of former FCI lands in Alpine. Let’s see what the results of that special study actually are before we all think about a “looming fight”! Barnett is a long time Alpine resident and involved in many Alpine Community groups.


y now, there is little doubt about past corruption at the state’s Public Utilities Commission, repeatedly caught in bed with executives of California’s largest utility companies. Only a few years ago, the PUC’s conduct was largely ignored, but calls for reform are now common. Where state lawmakers just last summer staged a friendly, rubberstamp confirmation hearing for the new commission president, some legislators now are hot to break up the PUC. And why not? Its lax regulation has been at least partly responsible for a steady stream of utility-related disasters ranging from the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion to San Diego County’s massively destructive 2007 Witch Fire, the bilking of electric customers after 2012’s closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and this winter’s huge natural gas leak at a storage facility bordering the Porter Ranch area in Los Angeles. It’s also clear the commission’s questionable behavior continues. As recently as early February, in a workshop to develop new rules for public access to PUC records, some telephone participants found themselves effectively shut out of the proceeding and unheard by those at the event. “This is a violation of the right to participate in a public proceeding,” said San Diego consumer lawyer Maria Severson, one of those cut off. “It’s especially egregious because it came in a discussion of the public’s right to get documents under the Public Records Act.” That right has now been affirmed in a decision by a San Francisco judge on a lawsuit filed by Severson and her partner, former San Diego City Atty. Mike Aguirre. The judge called withholding most internal emails “a violation of the Public Records Act.” Was it an accident that Severson and Aguirre, the PUC’s most active current critics, were shut down in the workshop, headed by PUC President Michael Picker? The sad reality is that the commission’s behavior – and other suspicious activities and statements by agencies from the state Energy Commission to the state prison system – could not go on without at least tacit approval by Gov. Jerry Brown. The same sort of behavior also was common under recent ex-Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis. That’s why doubts arise when PUC reform plans suggest breaking up the commission and distributing its functions to new boards appointed by the governor or to existing state departments that answer to him. Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto of Los Angeles, author of the most prominent current reform suggestions, says “I’m not proposing direct control over these things by the governor. The Legislature will have to insist on more input.” But reality is that until the last few months, few legislators paid attention to the PUC. When the current string of crises recedes from front pages, might they return to their former lethargy, helped along by the blandishments of utility company lobbyists? Said Gatto, “In my experience, the way things get moving in California is when you get the people and the press and the Legislature all interested at once. You have that now.” He’s right about the higher-than-ever interest in the PUC, its misdeeds and its long record of negligence in safety issues. But what’s needed isn’t to restructure the PUC; rather, a healthy house cleaning would do, along with many new rules, including those that passed the Legislature unanimously last year only for Brown to veto them. There should, for example, be no way current Commissioner Mike Florio can keep his job. He’s had to recuse himself from some decisions involving the state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., because of his admitted involvement in judge-shopping efforts by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Florio even admitted to “serious mistakes,” but there he sits. How can a commissioner not vote on the agency’s vital cases? All commissioners who had any part in the disasters and misdeeds surrounding San Bruno, San Onofre and Porter Ranch should be swept out. But there’s no sign of that. The upshot: Change is needed at the benighted PUC, for sure, but not change that throws the baby out with the bathwater. Get rid of the current commissioners, all of them, and then vet their replacements much more carefully than in the past. Mandate far more transparency. But the PUC’s current independence is fine; the problems are the people running it and the governor who named them.

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 tdelias@aol.com


The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

This is the second of two columns about changing your appearance. The first was on plastic surgery. This one is about cosmetic procedures.


osmetic procedures are used to make the skin look more youthful. Many dermatologists perform cosmetic procedures. Here are some examples: Microdermabrasion uses tiny, fine particles or a very hard diamondtipped wand to slough off cells from the top layer of the skin and encourage new skin growth. Laser resurfacing uses high-intensity light to zap and improve the look of wrinkles and scars by tightening loose skin. Chemical peels are used to treat mild acne scars, age spots, dull skin texture, skin discoloration, or wrinkles around the eyes or mouth. The peels remove the outer layers of the skin and encourage the growth of new, smoother, more evenly colored skin. Botox injections can paralyze tiny facial muscles, smoothing out the appearance of lines or wrinkles. The American Academy of Dermatology, which represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, advises patients to ask 10 questions before undergoing a cosmetic procedure. The following are those questions with answers I’ve edited to meet space requirements: Will a board-certified dermatologist perform the procedure? The AAD urges everyone considering a cosmetic procedure to select a doctor who is board certified in dermatology or a similar medical specialty. All treatments should be performed by the physician or under the direct supervision of the physician. Complications increase when cosmetic procedures are not performed by a board-certified physician or under the doctor’s direct supervision. How many times has the doctor performed the procedure? The procedure should be one that the doctor performs regularly. When physicians have specialized training in performing a procedure and have successfully performed the procedure on numerous patients, they usually want others to know. What results can I expect? A dermatologist typically tells a patient what to expect after visually examining the skin and gathering a medical history. May I see before and after photographs of patients or speak with patients whom the doctor has treated with this procedure(s)? Doctors should be willing to share their results through photographs or referrals. If a physician is hesitant to do so, find one who will. What is the recovery time? While cosmetic procedures have become less invasive and require less downtime, patients should know what to expect after the procedure. For example, after botulinum (Botox) rejuvenation, patients can have temporary swelling, redness or bruising. What are the risks and side effects of the procedure? While the risks involved in most cosmetic procedures are minimal, there are risks. Potential complications should be discussed before the cosmetic procedure is scheduled. How long will the results last? Most cosmetic results are not permanent. While a patient’s lifestyle and overall health can shorten the length of time that a patient sees the results, there are general guidelines. Where will the procedure be performed? Most cosmetic procedures can be safely and effectively performed in a physician’s office, surgical suite, or outpatient surgical center. This gives the patient a safe, cost-effective alternative to the hospital and a level of care that spas, shopping malls, and walk-in clinics cannot offer. What follow-up care is included? Follow-up care is an important part of cosmetic surgical procedures. Be wary of undergoing any cosmetic surgery that does not include follow-up care. What is the cost of the treatment? Insurance usually does not cover the cost of a cosmetic procedure. Before scheduling the procedure, find out the costs and how payment will be required.

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Video Games: Finally Some Fun News For Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers


laying “braintraining” video games may help improve some cognitive abilities of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by strengthening neural connections in an important part of their brains, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. MS is a disease of the central nervous system that results in damage to the protective covering of nerve fibers. Symptoms include weakness, muscle stiffness and difficulty thinking--a phenomenon often referred to as “brain fog.” MS affects an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide, according to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Damage to the thalamus, a structure in the middle of the brain that acts as a kind of information hub, and its connections with other parts of the brain play an important role in the cognitive dysfunction many MS patients experience. Researchers led by Laura De Giglio, M.D., Ph.D., from the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Sapienza University in Rome, recently studied the effects of a video gamebased cognitive rehabilitation program on the thalamus in patients with MS. They used a collection of video games from the Nintendo Corporation, called Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, which train the brain using puzzles, word memory and other mental challenges. The games are based on the work of Japanese neuroscientist Ryuta Kawashima, M.D. Twenty-four MS patients with cognitive impairment were randomly assigned to

either take part in an eightweek, home-based rehabilitation program--consisting of 30-minute gaming sessions, five days per week--or be put on a wait list, serving as the control group. Patients were evaluated by cognitive tests and by 3-Tesla resting state functional MRI (RS-fMRI) at baseline and after the eight-week period. Functional imaging when the brain is in its resting state, or not focused on a particular task, provides important information on neural connectivity. “Functional MRI allows you to study which brain areas are simultaneously active and gives information on the participation of certain areas with specific brain circuits,” Dr. De Giglio said. “When we talk about increased connectivity, we mean that these circuits have been modified, increasing the extension of areas that work simultaneously.” At follow-up, the 12 patients in the video-game group had significant increases in thalamic functional connectivity in brain areas corresponding to the posterior component of the default mode network, which is one of the most important brain networks involved in cognition. The results provide an example of the brain’s plasticity, or ability to form new connections throughout life. “This increased connectivity reflects the fact that video gaming experience changed the mode of operation of certain brain structures,” Dr. De Giglio said. “This means that even a widespread and common use tool like video games can promote brain plasticity and can aid in cognitive rehabilitation for people with


neurological diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis.” The modifications in functional connectivity shown in the video game group after training corresponded to significant improvements in test scores assessing sustained attention and executive function, the higher-level cognitive skills that help organize our lives and regulate our behavior. The results suggest that videogame-based brain training is an effective option to improve cognitive abilities of patients with MS. In the future, the researchers hope to study whether the plasticity induced by video games in MS patients is also related to improvements in other aspects of their daily lives. They also plan to look at how the video game can be integrated into a rehabilitation program together with other rehabilitative techniques. Now we have an excuse to play games. Source: Radiological Society of North America

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 29 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at 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 Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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reetings, precious people. Again, 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. This week we will look at a portion of a day in the life of Jesus as recorded for us 1n Mark 12:28-34 “Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” So the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” But after that no one dared question Him.” This question is one in a series of questions that had been asked of Jesus but the motive behind this question seems to be different from the others. This man’s question may have come from a sincere desire to know if Jesus really was who He said that He was. There were those who were of the “religious sects” such as Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea who took the body of Jesus off the Cross and buried Him in his tomb that expressed an unbiased desire to know if He really was the Christ. There are a few important points I want to make concerning Jesus’ response to this question. First, the two Commandments that Jesus stated have not changed in 2,000 years; they are still the two most important Commandments. How are you doing with obeying these? Is God first in your life or do you just give Him lip service? How much time are you spending with Him each day? Do you only talk to Him when you want something? Do you give thanks to Him in all things? What about the second Commandment? Are you loving your neighbor as yourself ? Do you care for them and their needs? Do you even know your neighbors? Too busy for them; don’t want anything to do with them? The next point I want to make is very important which has to do with what Jesus said concerning the second Commandment, because it has been distorted; perverted; and twisted to fit a popular false teaching that the Church has openly accepted it. Look carefully what Jesus said and did not say concerning the second Commandment. We are to love our neighbor ‘AS’ ourselves; he did not command us to love ourselves. This false concept of “we are to love ourselves” is a perversion of the Word of God, nowhere does the Bible tell us to love ourselves, in fact the Word of God makes it clear that it is understood that we naturally love ourselves Ephesians 5:29 “For ‘no one’ ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.” Because we naturally love ourselves, God uses this as the standard by which we are to love others. This ‘self love’ is the cause of nearly all of the problems that man has ever faced; it even is the cause for which we will not love God first and foremost because we are so consumed with ourselves. Eph 5:29 “For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.”

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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EL CAJON — The San Diego East County Chamber’s First Friday Breakfast was held at and hosted by Foothills Christian Church, Friday, March 4. The Chamber was presented with certificates from Congresswoman Susan Davis, Assemblyman Brian Jones, and Supervisor Dianne Jacob for the Chamber’s 25th year supporting Ethics in Business month.

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Kiwanis Community Service Award – Rob Taylor Rotarian of the Year – Augie Caires Santee Sponsored Military Groups – 2nd Battalion Firefighter of the Year – Dustyn Carhartt Deputy Sherriff of the Year – Joey Tennison III Educator of the Year – Stacy Roberts Les Hart Memorial Scholarship – Marissa Bennett Person of the Year – Karen Fleck

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Bonnie La Choppa – Councilmember Barona Band Sandy Schmitt – President/CEO Santee Chamber Robert Lloyd Sr. – Outgoing Chairman of the Boar Virginia Hall – Incoming Chairperson of the Boar Master of Ceremonies, Eddie Vandiver

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LAKESIDE -- Tierra del Sol (TDS) Middle School student leaders and staff participated in the annual STEP (Student Teachers Educating Peers) day on Saturday, March 6. This program gives 6th through 8th grade students the opportunity to plan enjoyable learning opportunities for Lakeside 4th and 5th graders. Through the leadership of TDS staff and Associated Student Body Advisor, Darin Curtis, students planned and prepared the lessons. This year, over 450 Lakeside students signed up for the STEP day. It was a tremendous success.

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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. 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 a.m. 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.

FLINN SPRINGS -- The Alpine Kiwanis Club invites the public to attend the 26th Annual Vintage Alpine fundraiser to be held from 1–4 p.m., on May 1 by the nonprofit Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation, Inc. This amazing “Wine Experience in the Country” will take place within the lovely gardens of Summers Past Farms at 15602 Olde Highway 80. Tickets are $60 before by March 31, $70 after March 31, and $80 at the door. The event includes live music in a garden setting, a silent auction, and opportunities to meet wine and food specialists. Attendees will be sampling premium wines from California and around the world, and will also taste the best that restaurants offer throughout San Diego County. Relaxing live music and a silent auction are also featured at the event. “Vintage Alpine attendees often get to chat with people they haven’t seen in years,” said event Chairman Richard Higgins. “It’s a very good time, and a good way to raise money for community needs.”

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Alpine Woman’s Club Monthly Meeting, March 15, at 12 p.m. ALPINE — 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. The Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, April 16 (See ad in this edition on P13). Mark your calendars! Seating is limited, make your reservations early for either 11:30 AM or 2:30 PM! Tickets will be on sale for $50. If you are interested in the Club and would like to attend our monthly meeting/luncheon, or to reserve a seat at the Victorian Tea, contact Joanie Bogle at (619) 328-5728. You may also check out our website at www.alpinewomansclub.org or our Facebook page! The luncheon meeting for March will feature a vocal musical presentation from San Diego Mannskor, the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association. Check them out at http:// www.pcnsa.org

Thinking Of Adopting A New Pet? EL CAJON — The El Cajon Animal Shelter has a variety of dogs, cats and kittens to choose from! If you are looking to adopt a pet, or have lost your pet, please stop by the shelter, 1275 N. Marshall, and see the dogs and cats in the adoption center. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call us at (619) 441-1580.

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a major sponsor of this event and has a long tradition of sharing with the community as well as their brothers and sisters in Baja Norte. Their sponsorship of this Kiwanis event as well as others demonstrates that commitment to our community. All proceeds from the annual wine, beer and food tasting are used to provide services and programs for children in the San Diego area. To learn more about Vintage Alpine and the Kiwanis Club of Alpine, visit www.VintageAlpine.org. No one under 21 will be admitted.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS PROPOSED CHANGE OF ELECTION SYSTEM AND ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUSTEE AREAS FOR THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT You are hereby notified that resolutions have been filed with this office in accordance with Education Code section 5019 for a change of election system and the establishment of trustee areas for the Governing Board of the Grossmont Union High School District. YOU WILL THEREFORE TAKE NOTICE that public hearings on this matter will be held by the Board of Education, San Diego County, acting as the County Committee on School District Organization, as follows: March 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m. La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board Room 4750 Date Avenue La Mesa, CA 91942

April 5, 2016. 6:00 p.m. Jamul Intermediate School Library 14545 Lyons Valley Road Jamul, CA 91935

March 28, 2016, 6:00 p.m. East County Regional Education Center 924 East Main Street El Cajon, CA 92021

April 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m. Lakeside Union School District Administration Center 12335 Woodside Avenue Lakeside, CA 92040

Guidelines for conduct of the public hearing are available at www.sdcoe.net/board or by contacting Brenda Gomez, Executive Assistant to the County Board of Education, at brenda.gomez@sdcoe.net or (858) 292-3515.

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St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon Just Around Corner

Register now for the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, Green Mile & Tribes and Clans competition on Saturday, March 12. 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 a.m. This event is hosted by the Run East County Foundation. Funds raised will benefit several East County charities. To register or volunteer, please visit www.stpatricksdayhalf.com.

Photo Opportunity With The Easter Bunny

Parkway Plaza will offer photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny in the Sears court area from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, between Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 26. Photo packages will be available for purchase. No personal photos will be allowed. This will be a photo `hop’ portunity’ that will be fun for the entire family. All children visiting the bunny will receive a free

package of carrot seeds. The photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny is sponsored by Mossy Nissan of El Cajon. For more information about the Easter Bunny photos, call guest services at (619) 579-9932. Please note: Parkway Plaza will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27. Parkway Plaza features more than 170 stores, restaurants and an 18-screen Regal movie theater. For more information, visit www.ShoppingParkwayPlaza.com.

Great Volunteer Opportunities

April 9 — Multicultural Family Fiesta at the El Cajon Library, 201 E. Douglas Avenue in El Cajon, from 12-3 p.m. The El Cajon branch of the San Diego County Library is hosting this fabulous event. Enjoy music, dance, refreshments, author visits, free books for the kids, crafts, an information fair, and much more. All are welcome. If you’re interested in having a community resource table, to volunteer, or for more information, please contact Jenne Bergstrom at (619) 588-3718 or jenne.bergstrom@sdcounty. ca.gov.

April 30 — Arbor Day Celebration

Join the City of El Cajon, Saturday, Apr. 30, as it celebrates the 18th year of receiving the Tree City USA award and the 26th Annual Arbor Day ceremony. Festivities will begin at 8 a.m., at Hillside Park, located at 840 Buena Terrace. Volunteers will

be trained on proper tree planting techniques before heading out to plant over 20 trees in the surrounding park. Planting tools will be provided but volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and sunscreen. The El Cajon Teen Coalition will provide light refreshments during the event and free tree seedlings will be distributed by San Diego Gas and Electric. To register as a volunteer, please call (619) 441-1658.

May 15 — Sixth Annual AMGEN Tour of California

The 2016 AMGEN Tour of California, presented by AEG, will once again bring World Champions, Olympic Medalists, top Tour de France competitors and other elite professional cyclists to the County for an 8-day, 800 plus mile race. The race begins at 11:30 a.m. on May 15 in Imperial Beach and is expected to end at approximately 3:40 p.m. A portion of this race will make its way through the City of El Cajon between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. For more detailed information on the exact route throughout the county and more, please visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/letapecalifornia.

May 21 — America on Main Street

The theme is “The Beach Comes East!” This 3rd annual event will be hosted in Downtown El Cajon on Armed Forces Day. Free admission, three stages of live musical entertainment featuring:

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Santee Chamber announces annual awards, Santee’s favorites The Santee Chamber of Commerce, currently celebrating its 61st anniversary, recently announced recipients of its annual awards. Honorees included community members and local businesses. Recipient of community awards included: Karen Fleck, 2015 Person of the Year; Cynthia Whitney, CPA, Chairman’s Award; Stacy Roberts, curriculum resource teacher, Santee School District, Educator of the Year; Augie Caires, Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club, Rotarian of the Year; Bob Taylor, Kiwanis Club of Santee, Kiwanis Community Service Award; Joey Tennison III, deputy and member of Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, San Diego County Sheriffs Dept.’s Deputy of the Year; Dustyn Garhartt, Santee Fire Department, Firefighter of the Year; Marissa Elizabeth Bennett, a senior at West Hills High School, 2015 Les Hart Memorial Scholarship recipient. Fleck was nominated for the 2015 Person of the Year award by Elana Levens-Craig, member of the Santee School District Board of Education who received the the 2014 Person of the Year award. Fleck’s community service includes serving on the Santee School Education Foundation board of directors for the past two years and on various committees with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA) since 2010. She also is a founding board member of the West Hills High School Foundation. Fleck works as a financial consultant with AXA Advisors, LLC. The $1,000 scholarship was named after Les Hart, who worked as a community and municipal relations manager with Waste Management. Hart passed away in February 2012 at his Lakeside home after a fouryear fight with cancer. He was 59. Also at the event, Robert T. Lloyd Sr. of Lloyd’s Collision Center and

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xplore SDSU is a free, all-campus open house event for prospective students, families, alumni, and the community to get a glimpse of the Aztec experience at SDSU. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. There will be academic and student life workshops for admitted and prospective students, a campus-wide information fair, and tours that are not offered regularly throughout the year. And be sure to stop by the table hosted by SDSU’s College of Extended Studies, which will feature many of the innovative programs that the college offers. Approximately 100 workshops will be offered during the open house to provide future Aztecs with an overview of admission processes, financial aid, majors, career services, and leadership opportunities. An information fair, including nearly 400 booths set up around campus, will provide information on academic departments, housing, campus organizations, facilities, and programs. There will be numerous open houses and tours of campus facilities including KPBS, the studios and galleries of The School of Art and Design, laboratories of the College of Engineering, the Veterans House, Career Services, and residence halls. SDSU alumni are also invited back to campus to reconnect with their favorite programs and departments and explore the changes occurring at the university. The Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center will be open and offer information about alumni membership, chapters, and events. 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 neverstoplearning.net or call (619) 265-7378 (SDSU).

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

Paint Center, outgoing chairman of the board, was honored with certificates and proclamations from local politicians. In addition, Military Recognition Awards were presented to two groups that have been adopted by the City of Santee: United States Marine Corps (USMC) 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton; USMC Helicopter Squadron 462, also known as the “Heavy Haulers,” stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The Chamber also presented its “Santee’s Favorite” businesses awards with winners determined by more than 5,000 votes that were cast online through the chamber’s website and social media, according to Sandy Schmitt, Santee Chamber president/ CEO. Twenty-two awards were presented. Recipients of Santee’s Favorites awards included (categories appear in parenthesis): East County Style (Arts, Entertainment & Media Company); Lloyd’s Collision Center and Paint Center (Automotive); Hot Rodz & Betties Hair Garage (Beauty & Salon Services); Twisted Manzanita Ales and Spirits (Brewery); San Diego County Credit Union (Financial Services); San Diego Christian College (General Services); CKO Kickboxing Santee (Health & Fitness); Speedy Cleaners (Home Services); Barona Resort & Casino (Hospitality); Sharp Grossmont Hospital (Medical Services); Cameron Family YMCA (Large Non-Profit Organization); Santee Food Bank (Small Non-Profit Organization); Pure Flo Water Company (Professional Services); Mission Realty Group (Property Management & Real Estate); Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve (Recreation); Eastbound Bar & Grill (Full-service Restaurant); Chick-fil-A (Quick-service Restaurant); Costco Wholesale (Retail); Nothing Bundt Cakes (Specialty Food); Padre Dam Municipal Water District (Utilities). It was the third consecutive year for the Santee Chamber’s “Santee’s Favorites”

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awards. More than 250 people attended the awards program held March 3 at Barona Resort & Casino.

Lakeside Chamber will host March mixer at Lantern Crest The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will host its next Thursday mixer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Lantern Crest Senior Living, 11010 Sunset Trail, Santee. The mixer will include tours of Lantern Crest. Prize drawings also will be held. Cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for potential members. According to Kathy Kassel, Chamber president/ CEO, the mixer is a great opportunity to connect with fellow chamber members and promote your business. For more information and to RSVP, visit www. LakesideChamber.org. Members of the Santee, La Mesa and Alpine Mountain Empire chambers have been invited to attend.

Santee’s Twisted Manzanita Brewery closes Santee-based Twisted Manzanita Brewing has ended making its craft beer and its tasting room in Pacific Beach has closed. Since it opened in 2010, Manzanita grew to distributing its products in nine states and 10 foreign countries. Manzanita was Santee’s oldest brewery prior to its closing in late February. The company’s distillery currently remains in business producing rye whiskey, vodka and liqueurs made with lemons, limes, grapefruit and apples. Manzanita was the second East County brewery to recently close. El Cajon’s URBN Street stopped making its own beer in January.

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SANTEE — The annual Miss La Mesa & Santee Pageants were held Saturday, March 5, at the Sonrise Church in Santee. The combined city scholarship pageants focus on personal growth, community service, improving public speaking and interviewing skills and networking. Contestants are scored on a personal interview, speech, poise and personality, evening gown, and on-stage impromptu question. There was no swimsuit competition this year. Miss La Mesa and Miss Santee each receive a $2,000 college scholarship. Miss Teen La Mesa and Miss Teen Santee each receive a scholarship of $500. Crowned for 2016 are: Susanna Wiggins – Miss La Mesa 2016 Jennifer Barillas – Miss Teen La Mesa 2016 Marrissa Lawrence – Miss Santee 2016 Kaylyn Rambo – Miss Teen Santee 2016

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