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Local College Students Earns Top Honors LAKESIDE — Two Cuyamaca College students have been named to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-California Community College Academic Team – among the most prestigious honors for community college students in the state. Associated Student Government President Mariah Moschetti, a computer engineering student who hopes to someday work for NASA, was one of 31 students named to 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-California Community College Academic 1st Team. In addition, Moschetti was one of just 50 students nationwide selected as a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar, an honor that comes with a $1,500 award to help her further pursue her studies. Cuyamaca College standout Sophia Balanay, who will be transferring to Cal State San Bernardino in the fall to study psychology, was one of just 31 students securing a spot on the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa AllCalifornia Community College Academic 2nd Team. “Mariah and Sophia are both incredibly dedicated students who represent the best

of Cuyamaca College,” said Cuyamaca College President Julianna Barnes. “We are so proud of their accomplishments and their contributions to our campus.” Moschetti and Balanay will be honored at the annual Phi Theta Kappa awards luncheon in Sacramento on March 24. The awards are presented by Phi Theta Kappa and the Community College League of California. Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education. Requirements include a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, being eligible to graduate with an associate degree, participation in honors programs and academically rigorous coursework, awards and recognition for academic achievement, along with leadership and service to the college and community. “I was really surprised when I found out, kind of shocked, actually,” said Balanay, who moved here from her hometown of Kailua-Kona on the big island of Hawaii to attend Cuyamaca College. “It’s a great honor.” Balanay, who has a grade

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City of Santee Awards Proclamations SANTEE — At their regular meeting, the City of Santee’s Council recognized many locals for their continued support and dedication to the city. Miss Santee 2015 Rebecca Hudson and Miss Santee Teen 2015 Heather Cantin were honored for their representation and volunteer hours to the City of Santee for 2015. A Proclamation was also issued to Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. for their participation in National March for Meals campaign. This is a month long event designed to genetate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation. In addition, a proclamation has been issued designating March 7–13, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week to encourage all citizens to learn more about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and what they can do to support family members with MS. Lastly, Tracy Sundlun of SVP Global Events & CCO Competitor Group, and John Nunn, three-time Olympian, were at the council meeting thank Santee City Staff for their support at the 2016 US Olympic Trials for the 50 KM Race Walk. Santee has supported race walking by hosting the 2009, 2014, and 2015, USA Track & Field National 50 KM Race Walk Championships and the 2012 US Olympic Trials for the 50KM Race Walk.

Three Lucky San Diegans Hit it Big at Sycuan Casino EL CAJON — Sycuan Casino has been especially lucky lately. Three San Diegans hit the jackpot, literally, at Sycuan Casino recently. The first lucky winner walked away with over $660,000 in winnings after playing on the casino’s Mayan Chief Machine. Then just over a week later another lucky guest hit an enormous $1.25 million progressive jackpot on the popular Wheel of Fortune machine. And this past Friday, a third patron hit an incredible $89,770 Bingo Green jackpot. “We love it when our guests are on a winning streak. It really enhances the already fun vibe on the casino floor,” said John Dinius, general manager at Sycuan Casino. “And while we have tons of jackpots daily, these recent huge winnings have made for a really exciting couple of weeks – what a great way to start off the year. Our only question now is, who’s next?” Sycuan Casino is home to 2,000 lucky slots and over 40 table games in both smoking and nonsmoking environments. The casino also offers a poker room, a wide variety of dining venues including Paipa’s buffet, GameDay Sports Bar & Grill and Wachena café, the 457-seat Live & Up Close entertainment venue and more. Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace back in 1983. Now, 32 years later it has become a community landmark. Undergoing a massive renovation in 2012, Sycuan now features 2,000 exciting reel and video slot machines, more than 40 gaming tables, poker, bingo and a variety of restaurants to choose from. Non-smokers will also enjoy over 800 slots and table games in the comfort of San Diego’s first and largest fully-enclosed non-smoking room – complete with its own separate entrance and Paipa’s Surf & Turf buffet. The GameDay Sports Bar & Grill has 39 wide-screen TVs, including 5 90-inch TVs, bar-top slot machines, a stadium sized menu, over 30 beers on tap, the Party Pit complete with three blackjack tables, an extensive collection of sports memorabilia – and a high-energy atmosphere. Sycuan’s intimate 457seat entertainment venue, Sycuan Live & Up Close, features national musical acts and comedians year-round. Open 24 hours daily. For additional information visit www.SycuanCasino.com

On The Cover EL CAJON — The Annual St. Patrick’s Half Marathon and 5K, the Green Mile for kids and adults with special needs, and the Tribes & Clans Competition took off Saturday, March 12.. The course is UST&FA certified and starts and finished in Downtown El Cajon. Cover: Jay Renard/ The East County Herald Cover design: Dee Dean / The East County Herald

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Herald Letters to the Editor Update on Alpine High School

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Dear Friends,

s you know, the San Diego County Board of Education has approved the unification of Alpine’s k-8 school district to a K-8 district with its own high school. The county BOE also recommended unification to the state BOE, including that the eventual ballot measure be voted on by Alpiners; not the entire Grossmont UHSD district voters. The county BOE also recommended that Alpine receive its fair share of all of Grossmont’s assets – including cash raised through the sales of bonds. As you know, Propositions H & U were passed and were intended by voters to fund an Alpine high school. Alpine property owners have been paying their share of the bond sales for almost a decade now. Still no high school! Alpiners will pay perhaps $150 million over the life of the bonds already sold. Alpiners are paying for their high school. But where is it? As you know, Superior Court has issued a temporary spending injunction against Grossmont preserving $42 million for an Alpine high school. What does all this mean?. It means Alpine has cleared a major hurdle in getting approval for its own high school by the county BOE; which in turn has endorsed the high school unification to the state BOE. It means that $42 million is already set aside for the high school. In addition, a high school site has been bought, paid for, largely cleared and on which state and federal environmental permits for completing construction have been received. The value of

the site purchases, permits, etc. is $24 million – in addition to the $42 million spending injunction set-aside. Alpine is $66 million forward in its quest for a high school. Alpine’s joint plaintiffs in Superior Court, the Alpine Union School District and Alpine Taxpayers for Bond Accountability (ATBA - a group of your fellow citizens) will be in trial at Superior Court in a few short weeks. The Plaintiffs are suing to make the temporary spending injunction a permanent injunction. And they are suing for another at least $30 million more to enable building the comprehensive high school Alpiners have always wanted. ATBA is also suing Grossmont UHSD over “waste spending”, and will prove that Grossmont has been using bond funds for projects not authorized by voters – instead of proceeding with the Alpine high school – a project twice-approved and funded by voter/taxpayers. In the meantime, Grossmont Trustees are in the process of gerrymandering its voter district. Grossmont intends to move from a process of electing trustees on an “at large” basis to a re-districting basis. This means that individual communities such as Alpine, Blossom Valley, Harbison Canyon – for example – could elect their own chosen representative on the Grossmont board. Grossmont is being forced into re-districting by threat of separate law suits. Fundamentally, it is a sound idea. However, Grossmont also decided to do this without voter input or approval. The scheme of re-districting that Grossmont has selected is gerrymandering and results in: 1. Dividing ethic communities; as an example, East County’s large Chaldean community

would be split into three different ‘new’ districts denying that community a united voice in high school district matters. 2. The redistricting results in Trustee Priscilla Schreiber getting tossed off of the Grossmont board. Ms. Schreiber is the only trustee that has consistently, with honor and moral clarity, supported an Alpine high school. 3. Grossmont Trustee Jim Kelly assumes the new role as Trustee over Alpine and surrounds! Mr. Kelly is the driving force on the Grossmont board in a campaign to further deny an Alpine high school. So far, that campaign has resulted in Grossmont spending $3 million in bond funds fighting Alpine in court; $3 million that voters approved for improved facilities across the district (plus an Alpine high school). The county BOE must rule on Grossmont’s redistricting proposal. To that end, the county BOE will host a community forum in Alpine on the proposal. The time, place, and etc. for the Alpine forum is as follows:

Monday, Apr. 4

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Please help seize this opportunity for a large public outcry against gerrymandering by Grossmont! Just as you did twice before at county BOE hearings on the unification process, please turn-out to the forum, sign the paperwork indicating your opinion, and speak to the BOE if you wish (speaking is good). Please consider sending this information to all your friends, etc.

Best regards, George Barnett, Plaintiff Alpine Taxpayers for Bond Accountability

Open Letter to County Board of Education March 11, 2016 The Honorable Dr. Gregg Robinson, Ph.D., President San Diego County Board of Education 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111 Subject: Proposed Change to By-Trustee Area Elections for the GUHSD Governing Board

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Dear President Robinson, am George Barnett, a resident of Alpine, and a proponent of unification. I thank the

County Board for its wonderful support to that effort. I am also a plaintiff for Alpine Taxpayers for Bond Accountability in the lawsuit against Grossmont UHSD regarding a permanent spending injunction to preserve bond funds for a voterapproved Alpine high school, and regarding wasteful spending of taxpayer bond funds. I thank the Board in its role as San Diego County Committee on School District Organization and in its intention to host community forums across the East County, including in Alpine, on the By-Trustee Elections matter. By virtue of the San Diego County Grand Jury’s findings, and by the actions of the Grossmont UHSD Board in denying Alpine the high school it is

already paying for, I am personally distrustful of Grossmont UHSD’s districting proposal. It looks like gerrymandering; intended to cut-off of the Board the only trustee that consistently shows districtwide integrity and support for actually doing what taxpayers voted in two bond ballot measures – building an Alpine high school. Equally egregious, the proposal places over Alpine the very trustee leading the effort to deny Alpine its high school. The proposal exactly counters the principles our Founding Fathers Constitutionally intended in terms of a limited government “By, For and Of the People.” The very idea of a gov-

See HERALD LETTERS, p6

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Online Voting: Doomsayers Right This Time?

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raud will be massive if we let people register online to vote, the doomsayers warned in 2012 as California’s then-Secretary of State Debra Bowen put the finishing touches on software now used by all 58 of the state’s counties. Those skeptics were wrong. So far, there are no signs of massive fraud or even moderate fraud in use of that online registration system, available to anyone at the secretary of state’s website via http://registertovote.ca.gov/. This system is now widely accepted, and even in heavily Republican counties with GOP district attorneys, there are very few known cases of false registrations, signups by non-citizens or fake names being registered online. Now comes an initiative aiming for a spot on the November ballot that would take online voter registration much farther, authorizing actual voting via the Internet. Doomsayers have many of the same objections today as in 2012, and this time they may be correct. The new plan is largely the result of abysmally low voter turnouts in the last few elections, including the 2014 statewide polling that reelected Gov. Jerry Brown to his fourth (presumably final) term, but involved no contests for U.S. Senate seats and few close races elsewhere. With little interesting to consider, many thousands of voters didn’t bother and alarm bells rang across the political spectrum. Democrats fear low turnouts because their voters can’t be counted on to participate as certainly as Republican adherents. So Democrats rightly fear that a low turnout could cost them some significant offices and cause important policy changes. This makes them willing to do almost anything to increase voter turnouts, including the current push for online voting. Backers insist votes can be made secure and encrypted in ways that are almost impossible to hack. But the same was said of electronic voting machines. That was before Bowen conducted her “top to bottom” review of those gadgets and essentially ordered almost all of them scrapped or resold to other states and countries because of the ease with which votes cast on them could be “flipped.” Exit polling in 2004 on Ohio, where the owner of Diebold Election Systems, then the largest voting machine maker, was also the state chairman of then-President George W. Bush’s state reelection campaign and “guaranteed” his man would carry the state, indicated there could have been massive vote-flipping there. Democrats have long believed Ohio cost current Secretary of State John Kerry the presidency, and Diebold was indicted there in 2014 for a “worldwide pattern of criminal conduct.” This history, plus the fact foreign hackers have invaded the computers of almost every American government agency and many large corporations with supposedly foolproof firewalls, makes it highly in-credible to say voting can be made completely secure online with today’s technology. Yet, that would not stop the demand for online voting if the current proposal makes the November ballot and passes. This measure would require Secretary of State Alex Padilla either to develop an online voting system by the end of next year, or contract with someone else to do it. Any such system would be tested first in local elections. But organized hackers would probably lay off online votes cast in local races that mean little to them, allowing election officials to trumpet the “safety” of what they’ve created. Of course, all the while they might well know how to hack that system, but lurk in the background until it’s time to flip the vote in an election that mattered to them – like one for president, U.S. senator or a key proposition. Anyone who expects hackers working for political manipulators to go after every election would be a fool. A clever vote-flipping operation – like the one Diebold may have conducted 12 years ago in Ohio – would wait for a vitally important race that could be switched around with relatively few votes. That would allow the manipulators to remain inconspicuous and ready to act again whenever they like. Which means only a fool would support any move to put voting online, where there’s no hope for a countable “paper trail” of the sort that Bowen began requiring about a decade ago. 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


HEALTH

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. What is the leading cause of brain injuries?

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. About 1.4 million people suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year in the United States. Half of all TBIs are caused by accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. These accidents are the major cause of TBI in people under age 75. Falls cause the majority of TBIs in people 75 and older; this group has the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalizations and death. [A note to older people who suffer a blow to the head: If you are taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin, get immediate attention from a healthcare provider to check for internal bleeding.] Symptoms of a serious head injury may include: headaches, vomiting, nausea, sleepiness, convulsions, dilated pupils, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, loss of coordination, confusion, agitation, bloody or clear fluids emanating from ears or nose, blurred vision or seeing double, dizziness, respiratory failure, paralysis, slow pulse, ringing in the ears, inappropriate emotional responses, and loss of bowel or bladder control. Anyone with signs of moderate or severe TBI should receive medical attention as soon as possible. Because little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma, medical personnel try to stabilize an individual with TBI and focus on preventing further injury.

Full Service Salon

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

New research hopes to help MS sufferers by targeting chronic inflammation

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here is currently no cure for Multiple Sclerosis but two doctors at a Western Australian university are hoping to help sufferers by reducing the side effects of the disorder. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a life-long chronic inflammatory and degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects 23,000 Australians and more than 400,000 Americans with more than 2.5 million worldwide affected. Dr Rakesh Veedu from Murdoch University’s Centre for Comparative Genomics is work-

inflammation to ease suffering. “This project will develop highly innovative chemicallymodified DNA enzymes for target specific inhibition of cell receptors and deliver specifically to T-cells using chemicallymodified agents for tackling inflammation in MS,” Veedu said. Veedu said available drugs had shown to reduce relapse rates, but there were still a number of unresolved issues. “This method will be a safer approach to deliver target specific therapy towards the treat-

ddean@echerald.com

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How much love-making is going on among seniors?

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. A survey of 3,005 U.S. adults between 57 and 85 published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there’s a lot of love after the bloom. Here’s a breakdown of those reporting that they were sexually active: • 73 percent between the ages of 57 and 64 • 53 percent between the ages of 65 and 74 • 26 percent between the ages of 75 and 85 But, hey, the sex wasn’t always easy. Half of the survey respondents reported at least one problem. The leading obstacle for women was low sexual desire (43 percent). The top problem for men was erectile dysfunction (37 percent). But there’s more. As a woman ages, her vagina becomes thinner, less flexible and drier, so intercourse can be painful. Older men suffer from reduced libido, too. Both men and women can have trouble climaxing. Fortunately for seniors today there is better sex through chemistry. Men can treat their erection problems with drugs such as Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. Women can make sex more comfortable with over-the-counter lubricants, vaginal inserts and hormone supplements.

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Fron left: Professor Steve Wilton and Dr Rakesh Veedu. ing towards a new way of delivering MS medication that will treat inflammation in a more targeted way. He said it was a research priority to find a treatment for chronic

ment of MS.” Professor Steve Wilton is also working on alternative drugs to suppress inflammation. “Patients with MS are currently prescribed with disease

modifying drugs to reduce inflammation in the central nervous system. However the side effects associated with these drugs raises safety concerns,” he said. Wilton said there is no treatment restore damage to neuronal damage in the brain and spinal cord. “We must find methods to promote the restoration of nerve function in these areas.” The university’s Centre for Comparative Genomics was recently awarded $75,000 by MS Research Australia for the studies. Source: University’s Centre for Comparative Genomics

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.


COMMUNITY Matters PAGE SIX • MARCH 17-23, 2016

Herald Letters to the Editor

HERALD LETTERS (Open Letter to County Board of Education), cont’d from p.4 ernment agency determining for itself – without any public input or voter approval – how to carve-up the electorate so as to influence election outcomes and to deny the electorate of the best possible, experienced candidates, mimics a LeninistMaoist political practice existent in Moscow and Beijing! It

is simply un-American! I ask that the Committee on School District Organization deny Grossmont UHSD’s bytrustee districting proposal.

With great respect, George Barnett, Alpine 91901 CC: The Honorable

Guadalupe Gonzales, The Honorable Alicia Munoz, The Honorable Mark C. Anderson, The Honorable Rick Shea, Randolph E. Ward, Ed.D., The Honorable Diane Jacob, Supervisor 2nd District, San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Another View of the Former FCI Lands

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The following is a response to George Barnett’s opinion piece appearing in the March 10-16 edition of The Herald regarding the former FCI lands in Eastern Alpine:

or many years, Mr. Barnett and I have been at the opposite ends of the spectrum regarding the former FCI lands in Eastern Alpine. The Herald has been kind enough to give me space to present the opposition viewpoint. As with George, I am also on the Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) and have participated in the FCI issue since the fall of 2010. Unlike George however, I live in Eastern Alpine, in the former FCI lands. Let me follow the outline he has provided and answer his assertions point by point, from the viewpoint of someone who would be most affected by the actions he proposes. While true that there are some owners of parcels of 100’s of acres of land under a single owner, George is, in fact, referring to a particular owner whom he has advocated for. The lands this person has were deeded to him from his parents and since the 70’s, have been under a Williamson Agricultural contract with the county paying nearly no property taxes. The only remembered “agriculture” on these lands were bee hives, about 20 years ago. The owner is a San Diego developer who has children living in Eastern Alpine. These parcels range from barely developable to some on the banks of the Sweetwater River Basin which are not developable, primarily due to slope limitation. The great majority of owner and parcels, are much smaller, usually in the two-10 acre range. While George states that there are those who want no development, what he fails to mention is that the overwhelming majority of people in Eastern Alpine have no problem with development, what they have an issue with is the high density, unrestricted development that George wants. It’s true there were many community meetings and parcel owner input was solicited (and yes, there were shenanigans at play), but in the end, all but two, one the above mentioned developer, came to agreement. It wasn’t a perfect plan, but it was one that the majority approved of. After the fact, when the crowds were gone and the spotlight faded, the majority on the ACPG, almost exclusively developers/builders/contractors/etc.

changed the plan. They changed it to a density that was excessive in the extreme. In fact, it was so extreme that while it passed muster at the Planning Commission, it was completely rejected at the Board of Supervisors (BOS), in particular by Supervisor Jacob who is the Supervisor for this area. (The BOS was/is extremely concerned with the fire hazard in Eastern Alpine, not to mention groundwater and other issues.) George is also correct that there are numerous issues the residents of Eastern Alpine are concerned with vis-a-vis increasing density. They include an area bereft of imported water (we are all on wells), sewers (we are all on septic systems), fire access (we are extremely limited, some areas have only a single access road), limited fire and sheriff services, etc. Although he brings these issues up, he minimizes the cost necessary to build water and sewer lines, fire access roads, a new fire station, a new sheriff station and/or increasing the staffing at the Alpine station, etc. We in Eastern Alpine saw that as part of her Special Study, Supervisor Jacob not only sent the county planning staff back to the table to work out a more reasonable density plan, she also directed them to determine how all that George admits must be built will be paid for. Finally, what George fails to mention, and believe it or not, I just had a conversation yesterday with a neighbor about this very issue, is that the majority of people in Eastern Alpine moved here because they want the open spaces, the wildlife, the quiet, the lack of light pollution and a non-developed lifestyle. They cannot understand why that is not getting through to George and the developers on the ACPG. George states, that in his opinion, most of the land in Eastern Alpine has “minimum relative environmental value.” We understand that is his opinion, but first of all, we don’t know what that means. What we do know is that as the president of Back Country Land Trust (BCLT), George, has thousands of acres of land in the East County in environmental trust “in perpetuity.” If you read what he writes about those parcels, including a large one near his home, and across the street from

the chairman of the ACPG, they have maximum relative environmental value. Perhaps the location and ownership makes a difference. As to George’s assertions relative to a high school being part of the development plan for Eastern Alpine, there is much to read between the lines, including that parcels next to the proposed high site at the Lazy A ranch belong to close associates of his and need the high school to warrant development and that he is one of the plaintiffs suing Grossmont Union High School District to break away. This issue however, has the making of an entirely new opinion piece. George makes a point of bringing up a 40 acre parcel, located in Eastern Alpine, that, by the way, belongs to above developer, that is completely surrounded by private property and calls it “nonsensical.” We in Eastern Alpine note that there is a large parcel, approximately 240 acres, called Wright’s Field, that is owned by BCLT, near George’s house, and across the street from the home of the chairman of the ACPG and is surrounded by private parcels. It is, under BCLT’s ownership, in environmental trust, has an environmental property tax exemption and is therefore undevelopable. (It is also the most valuable land in Alpine.) He does not call Wright’s “nonsensical.” We in Eastern Alpine wonder why not. The other issue he brings up are inroads that Cleveland National Forest (CNF) makes into private parcels (or vice versa, depending upon how you look at it) and calls for “cleaning up the demarcation.” We see no need for “cleaning up,” at least no more than he sees for “cleaning up” the “demarcation” of the thousands of acres of BCLT owned/managed lands. As to “swapping out” CNC lands, we in Eastern Alpine know exactly what he’s talking about (hint: see above developer). To sum it up, from our point of view, we in Eastern Alpine agree with the BOS’s direction for a Special Study. The issues we have laid out above have to be addressed to ensure our safety and our quality of life. We believe we deserve that.

Thank you, Louis Russo, Alpine, 91901

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reetings precious people, this week we break from our series on the Life of Jesus to jump ahead to the most significant event in all history; the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we approach Easter it is important that we are reminded of what Easter is really all about, it is not Spring Break; the Easter bunny or any other term the world has attempted to attach to it to distract from the events of what occurred nearly 2,000 years ago. Easter is all about Jesus. Though all of us come into this world with a death sentence hanging over us, because of our sin against God, only Jesus came into the world sinless to suffer and die for sinful people (all the human race), He came into the world to die. Let me from the Word of God the Bible cite a few other reasons for which Jesus came into the world. 1st Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. 1Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 2nd Jesus Christ came into the world to call sinners to repentance. Mark 2:17, “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” 3rd Jesus Christ came into the world to seek and save the lost. Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” 4th Jesus came into the world to demonstrate the true purpose of life and give Himself a ransom. Matthew 20:28, “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” 5th Jesus Christ came into the world to be a King and bear witness to the truth. John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.” 6th Jesus Christ came into the world to do the Will of His Father. John 6:38, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” 7th Jesus Christ came into the world to be a Light in the world. John 12:46, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” 8th Jesus Christ came into the world that men might have the Abundant Life. John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” 9th Jesus Christ came into the world to Judge the world. John 9:39, “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” 10th Jesus Christ came into the world to proclaim the Good News about the Kingdom of God. Mark 1:38, “And he said unto them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.” 11th Jesus Christ came into the world to die on the cross. John 12:27, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.” 12th Jesus Christ came into the world to fulfill the law. Matthew 5:17, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” 13th Jesus Christ came into the world to be a Divider of men. Matthew 10:34, 35, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” (Christ makes it necessary to choose between relatives and the truth. This choice often causes division.) 14th Jesus Christ came into the world as a demonstration of God’s Love. 1 John 4:10, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 15th Jesus Christ came into the world because the Father sent Him. John 20:21, “Then said Jesus to them again, “Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

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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Lantern Crest Hosts Multi-Chamber Mixer Thursday, March 10 • Santee

Participating Chambers: Santee, La Mesa, Lakeside and Alpine-Mt. Empire

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St. Patrick’s Half Marathon & 5K Saturday, March 12 • El Cajon

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Run for the Arts Saturday, March 12 • Lindo Lake

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Sunday, March 13 • Lakeside Rodeo Grounds

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Your YourCommunity CommunityCalendar Calendar A Whimsical Evening at HGH’s 42nd Annual Gala – Saturday, June 11

Don't Miss This Year's Vintage Alpine! Get Your Tickets Now!

EL CAJON — Bright and bubbly the evening will be... tremendous, stupendous a sensation to see. Magnificent gowns, feathers and top hats... a bedazzlement of opulence at the US Grant. Ooh, la, la... a spectacular, spectacular Cabaret Event! At the Cabaret Rouge Gala you will be treated to a spectacular evening of live entertainment, hors d’oeurves, themed cocktails, three course dinner, live and silent auction, dancing and an evening program. This year’s theme will transport you to the famous Parisian cabaret complete with can-can dancers, roulette tables, and all the elegant glamour of an evening in Paris. Join us for this engaging event filled with intrigue and fun, bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Contact Jessica, our Event Coordinator, at jessica@ guidinghands.org or (619) 938-2854 for more information.

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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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:

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.

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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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin La Mesa Chamber to Host Breakfast With Police Chief

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host La Mesa Police Chief Walt Vasquez for a breakfast meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the Marie Callender’s restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego. Breakfast sponsors include Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, El Camino Memorial Park and Hornbrook Center for Dentistry. The public is invited to attend. Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for guests with advanced reservations, or $25 at the door. Breakfast will include eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit and juice. Prize drawings also will be held. Attendance drawing sponsors include La Mesa Courier and Opus Bank. Reservations may be made via the chamber website, www.lamesachamber.com, or by sending an e-mail, rsvp@lamesachamber.com, or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700, ext. #2. Vasquez was sworn in as chief of the La Mesa Police Department in April 2015. He previously served for 29 years with the San Diego Police Department. He began his career with the SDPD in September 1986 as a police recruit. In 1994, he was promoted to sergeant, then lieutenant in 1998, captain in 2005, and assistant chief in 2013. Vasquez is a native San Diegan with long ties to East County. He played Pony League baseball in La Mesa, and he graduated from Helix High School in 1981. He has been an El Cajon resident for about 25 years.

Boys & Girls Clubs’ La Mesa Capital Campaign Update

The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) has announced more than $5.6 million has been raised towards a goal of $9.4 million for its fundraising effort called the “La Mesa Capital Campaign” that includes

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construction of a new 25,000-square-foot clubhouse on the campus of La Mesa Arts Academy, previously known as La Mesa Middle School. BGCEC officials said recent donations have been received from the following: the Justo family that owns ASI Hastings Heating, Air and Solar; San Diego Las Hermanas, a San Diego philanthropic organization; the Tipton family that operated auto dealerships for many years; James and Christine Renner, owners of Inland Pacific Commercial Properties; and, the La Mesa Women’s Club. “We’re steadily moving forward and making good progress,” said Forrest Higgins, CEO, BGCEC. “We’d like to get closer to our goal before breaking ground.” Higgins also said approval for the new clubhouse has been received from the California Division of the State Architect (DSA), the governing body for construction on public school campuses. “We have met the stringent requirements and now we’re shovel-ready from a permitting standpoint,” he said. In related news, the City of La Mesa said it recently received a $1.9 million grant from the California Department of Transportation to improve sidewalks, improve traffic circulation and add a high-visibility crosswalk at Lowell Street and Junior High Drive, an intersection leading to the middle school campus and the BGCEC facilities. The grant also will complete 4.8 miles of bicycle and pedestrian paths linking the west La Mesa neighborhood’s schools, including La Mesa Arts Academy, Helix Charter High School and La Mesa Dale Elementary School to parks, bike paths, transit and other key community destinations. Environmental work is scheduled to begin in fiscal year 2016-2017, city officials said. The BGCEC’s La Mesa Capital Campaign includes funding for the new clubhouse on the west end of the middle school campus as well as renovations completed last year to an existing teen center also located

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on school property, plus an endowment to operate both facilities. “Of the $9.4 million goal for the capital campaign, we have received total pledges of $5.6 million plus an in-kind donation in grading services valued at about $200,000,” said Higgins. “So, we have about $3.7 million remaining.” When completed, BGCEC officials said both the Brady Family Teen Center and Brady Family Clubhouse will serve up to 400 children a day, ages 5 to 18. Roughly one third of the $9.4 million goal for the La Mesa Campaign came from Ron and Mary Alice Brady, owners of the Brady Companies, a La Mesa-based construction company specializing in metal stud framing, drywall installation, doors, frames, and acoustical ceilings. In 2014, the Bradys pledged $1 million to renovate the existing teen center, which was renamed the Brady Family Teen Center, along with $2 million to help build a new yet-to-be constructed clubhouse to be called the Brady Family Clubhouse.

La Mesa Health Library Hosts Program on Isha Kriya Meditation

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Learn Isha Kriya Meditation,” a free guided meditation practice, from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, March 23. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Isha Kriya was created by Sadhguru, an Indian yogi, mystic, poet, visionary humanitarian and founder of the Isha Foundation that promotes self-awareness through meditation. The program on Isha Kriya will include a 12- to 18-minute meditative session involving the use of breath and thought that can be practiced anytime, anywhere. According to the Isha Foundation, daily practice of Isha Kriya brings mental clarity, health and joy.


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Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/Groups/Alpine.html • County Planning & Sponsor Groups - http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/CommunityGroups.html

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A. Call to Order B. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance C. Roll Call of Members D. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements 1. Approval of Minutes i February 25, 2016 Meeting Minutes 2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans. The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only. E. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda. F.

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G. Organized / Special Presentations 1. On December 16, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved recommendations evaluate the current Park Lands Dedication Ordinance (PLDO), research other ordinances and gather input from stakeholders. Department of Parks and Recreation will provide the Board with recommendations and proposed changes to the PLDO in June 2016. LINK to PLDO Update webpage: http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/ parks/public_review/park-lands-dedication-ordinance--pldo-.html i Group will review recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for updates/changes to the overall PLDO program for consideration in June 2016, ii Group will review current amount of funds in the Alpine PLDO account, iii Group will review Alpine’s Park Lands Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) Project or Recreation Programming Priority list, iv Group will update the Alpine PLDO priority list for 2016. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 2. Padre Dam Municipal Water District invites the Alpine Community Planning Group to tour the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility. www.EastCountyAWP.com In addition to a tour, Padre Dam extends an invitation for the ACPG to hold a special meeting at the demonstration facility. Group to consider the invitation and schedule. Discussion, & Action. H. Group Business: 1. Group to review updates to the ACPG Standing Rules proposed by the Coordinating Committee and adopt changes to the Standing Rules for the 2016 calendar year. Discussion, & Action. 2. Appointment of Subcommittee Chairs. Discussion, & Action. 3. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion, & Action I. J. K. L. M. N.

Consent Calendar Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) Officer Reports Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas Approval of Expenses / Expenditures

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Announcement of Meetings: Alpine Community Planning Group – April 28th, 2016 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – April 22, 2016 Board of Supervisors – April 12th & 13th, 26th & 27th 2016

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE PROPOSED GAMING MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA). SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the NTGC, in cooperation with the Jamul Indian Village has prepared a Draft Suppl emental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SElS) for the proposed Gaming Management Agreement (GMA) between the Jamul Indian Village (JIV) and San Diego Gaming Ventures (SDGV). If approved, the GMA would allow SDGV to assume responsibility for operation and management of the JIV Gaming Facility located in San Diego County, California. The Draft SEIS addresses the effects of GMA approval and the No Action Alternative, which assumes no GMA, is approved. The SEIS also updates the environmental base line given the time that has passed and the changes that have been made to the scope of the Proposed Action, which was originally addressed in the 2003 Final EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to request a copy of the Draft SEIS, please contact: John R. Hay, Associate General Counsel, National Indian Gaming Commission Office of the General Counsel 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop # 1621, Washington, DC 20240 Phone: 202-632-7003: Facsimile: 202-632-7066 : e-mail: John_ Hay@nigc.gov. Availability of the Draft SEIS: The Draft SElS is availble for public review at the following locations: The Rancho San Diego Public Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019, telephone (619) 660-5370; and The Jamul lndian Village Tribal Office, 14191 #16 Highway 94. Jamul, CA 91935, telephone (619) 669-4785. Copies of the Draft SEIS will also be available for download from the Tribe’s website: www.jamulindianvillage.com. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The JTV Reservation is located in the unincorporated portion of southwestern San Diego County approx imately one mile south of the community of Jamul on approximately six-acres of land held in federal trust. State Route 94 (SR-94) provides regional access to the JIV from downtown San Diego, which is located approximately 20 miles to the west where it intersects with Highway 5. Local access to the JLV is provided directly from SR-94 via Daisy Drive. From the JIV , SR-94 travels briefly north and then west to Downtown San Diego, passing through the unincorporated communities of Jamul, Casa de Oro, Spring Valley and Lemon Grove. In 2000, JIV proposed a fee-to-trust land acquisition, construction and operation of a gaming complex and approval of a gaming development and management agreement for operation of the JIV Gaming Facility. The proposal was evaluated in a Final EIS prepared in 2003. Since that time, several major items have been removed from JIV‘s overall development program and the Gaming Facility has been redesigned to fit entirely within the existing JIV Reservation. All environmental effects of the Gaming Facility redesign have been evaluated through preparation of a Final Tribal Environmental Evaluation, which was prepared in accordance with the 1999 Tribal/State Compact. No action is before the BIA due to no fee-to-trust component of the J!V proposal. An action from the NIGC is required; specifically, approval or disapproval of the GMA. That approval or disapproval is the Proposed Action evaluated in the Draft SETS. In addition to the Proposed Action, the Draft SEIS addresses the No Action Alternative, which assumes no approval of the GMA between JIV and SDGV. Under the No Project scenario, JIV would assume operation and management responsibilities of the Jamul Gaming Facility. The NlGC may, in its Record of Decision, select the No Project Alternative rather than the Proposed Action. This Draft SEIS updates environmental conditions in the affected area given the amount of time that has passed since the 2003 Final EIS. Environmental issues addressed with in the Draft SEIS include land resources, water resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural/paleonto logical resources, socioeconomic conditions, transportation, land use, public services, hazardo us materials, noise, and visual resources. The Draft SEIS examines the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of each alternative on these resources. The NIGC published a Notice of Intent (N01) in the Federal Register on April 10, 2013, describing the Proposed Action, announcing the NIGC’s intent to prepare a Draft SEIS for the Proposed Action, and inviting comments. The Draft SEIS is made available to federal, Tribal, state, and local agencies and other interested parties for review and comment. Submittal of Written Comments: You may mail, e-mail, hand-carry or telefax written comments to NIGC, Attn: John Hay, Associate General Counsel, c/o Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street W, Mail Stop #1621, Washington, DC 20240 e-mail: John_Hay@ni gc .gov Please include your name, return address, and the caption: “Draft SEIS Comments, Jamul Indian Village,” on the first page of your written comments. In order to be fully considered, written comments on the Draft SEIS must be postmarked by April 28, 2016. Commenting individuals may request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. Anonymous comments will not, however, be considered. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available to public in their entirety. AUTHORITY: This notice is published in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 2711, section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), and the Department of the Interior regulations (43 CFR part 46), implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: March 8, 2016 Shannon O’Loughlin Chief of Staff PUBLISHED: SDCH: dba THE EAST COUNTY HERALD: March 17, 2016

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