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Performing Lakeside Acting Youth

Snoopy, The Musical Get Your Community Fix!


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Santee’s Pathways Community Church Goes Solar SANTEE — Pathways Church Community Church had their Solar Celebration when they flipped the switch on their new Solar power system, Sunday, March 26. The celebration was held in the auditorium, between worship services. Following the celebration, a large light switch was flipped to commemorate the milestone. Attending were Pathways Staff, R3 Leadership (solar panel group, City Leaders, Santee Chamber of Commerce, Precision Electric and Consolidated Building Systems Inc. Santee Mayor John Minto and Vice Mayor Ronn Hall presented Pastor Phil Herrington with a Certificate of Recognition for “Flipping the Switch and Santee Chamber of Commerce Past President Virginia Hall presented Herrington a Certificate of Completion on their solar project. Mayor Minto made a $100 donation to Pathways Community Church. Vice Mayor Hall also donated $100. Minto then said he’d donate another $100 if someone matched him. Jeff Atkins stepped up to the stage with $100. Within five minutes Pathways Community Church was $400 richer.

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On The Cover LAKESIDE — Performing Lakeside Acting Youth (PLAY) performs the musical- Snoopy at the Lakeside Middle School’s theater. There were two casts who performed multiple shows from March 23-26. P.L.A.Y. is a theater program dedicated to the youth of Lakeside. Cover: Rob Riingen Cover design: Dee Dean / The East County Herald

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The East County Herald strongly believes in the freedom of speech and the rights of all sides of an issue to be heard. The letters and guest opinions/commentaries published herein present differing points of view, not necessarily reflecting those of the publisher, The Herald or it’s advertisers. Note: Letters and opinion/commentary pieces may be edited due to space restrictions. Send all letters, opinions/commentaries to:

So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias


Real Estate Prices Driving Moves From State f you’re a millennial, now aged 18 to 35, there’s a good chance the only major city in California you’re very much interested in moving to is San Francisco. That’s because it’s largely walkable, with plenty of amenities like singles bars and gorgeous parks. And also a lot of high-paying, high-tech jobs if you qualify. Millenials may be willing to double- and triple-up so they can live where they like despite high rents, but that same cost factor is driving an unprecedented share of them away from California, says a new study from the Apartment List website (https://www. When they get ready to buy, those same millennials are forced out of high-priced cities like San Francisco, Santa Barbara and the coastal parts of Los Angeles, adds the CoreLogic data analysis firm ( This scene is not unique to California’s higher-priced cities, but also occurs in New York, Chicago’s tonier areas, Boston and Washington, D.C. But it could lead to serious problems for California companies wanting to hire or retain the brightest members of the young-adult generation. In San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, where prices have skied in the last three years, 50 out of every 100 households that apply for new home mortgages are buying in nearby counties like Alameda and Contra Costa, where prices are significantly lower. Contra Costa’s median sales price over the last year, for example, was less than half San Francisco’s for comparable properties. Now this problem is spreading to nearby Alameda County, home to cities like Oakland and Berkeley, where 34 percent of home loan applications are for areas even farther from the Bay Area’s urban core. In Los Angeles, meanwhile, the millennial population decreased by 7.4 percent between 2005 and 2015, with many 18-to-35s decamping to places like Austin, Tex., Charlotte and Houston. The technology industry is strong in those places, but real estate prices and rents are half or less than for comparable properties in the most trendy parts of Los Angeles. Overall, says CoreLogic, home prices were up 71 percent in California in that time, with the median statewide home price in mid2016 reaching $428,000. There is no backlash yet, mostly because of foreign buyers, who tend to be among their countries’ affluent, seeking a safe place to invest their riches. The leading buyers of this type have lately been mainland Chinese. “This makes it harder for the average person to make a living (in California),” said Sam Khater, a CoreLogic economist. “That means less teachers, fire fighters, retail workers and more. It’s causing the entire state to be more expensive.” Or, as a Silicon Valley executive complained earlier this year, “I pay some of my people with master’s degrees $70,000 and $80,000 a year and they still have no hope of buying a house anywhere near where they work.” Some locales are trying to compensate for this by subsidizing teacher housing, from kindergarten to the college level. For sure, real estate prices are a recruiting barrier when companies and schools seek to hire top talent from places like Texas and Arizona, where median home prices are barely half California’s level. Some places are trying to solve the problem with affordable housing, generally apartments or condominium units that builders are required to include in new developments along with market-rate housing. This kind of affordable property usually bears a resale price limit, with city and school employees often getting priority on the long waiting lists for them. But those same new developments, when placed in already crowded urban areas, add to traffic volume which is not notably reduced even by new public transit that has opened in parts of Los Angeles and other areas. It’s a real quandary for California: The state needs talented young workers to fuel its innovative industries, but even those who earn more than $200,000 yearly have difficulty qualifying for mortgages on homes selling for more than $1 million, increasingly common in this state. But acting to artificially reduce real estate prices would impact the resources of millions of Californians who have lived here for a generation or two. So far, there is no answer to this dilemma, which sees more and more companies forced to open satellite facilities in more affordable states.

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


The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti Gotta Go, Gotta Go and Go


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time controlling my bladder. Any suggestions?


. About 10 percent of men and women over the age of 65 have trouble with bladder control, also know officially as urinary incontinence. Women suffer from this more than men. During urination, muscles in the bladder contract, forcing urine into the urethra, a tube that carries urine out of the body. At the same time, muscles surrounding the urethra relax and let the urine pass. If the bladder muscles contract or the muscles surrounding the urethra relax without warning, the result is incontinence. Short-term incontinence is caused by infections, constipation, and some medicines. If the problem persists, it might be caused by weak bladder muscles, overactive bladder muscles, blockage from an enlarged prostate, damage to nerves that control the bladder from diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s. In most cases urinary incontinence can be treated and controlled, if not cured. If you are having bladder control problems, go to your doctor. Doctors see this problem all the time, so there is no need to be embarrassed. Your doctor may do a number of tests on your urine, blood and bladder. You may be asked to keep a daily chart about your urination.

There are several different types of urinary incontinence • If urine leaks when you sneeze, cough, laugh or put pressure on the bladder in other ways, you have “stress incontinence.” • When you can’t hold urine, you have “urge incontinence.” • When small amounts of urine leak from a bladder that is always full, you have “overflow incontinence.” • Many older people who have normal bladder control but have difficulty getting to the bathroom in time, have “functional incontinence.” There are many ways to treat urinary incontinence. The method depends upon the type of problem. You can train your bladder with exercises and biofeedback. You can also chart your urination and then empty your bladder before you might leak. Your doctor has other tools he can use. There are urethral plugs and vaginal inserts for women with stress incontinence. There are medicines that relax muscles, helping the bladder to empty more fully during urination. Others tighten muscles in the bladder and urethra to cut down leakage. Surgery can improve or cure incontinence if it is caused by a problem such as a change in the position of the bladder or blockage due to an enlarged prostate. Common surgery for stress incontinence involves pulling the bladder up and securing it. When stress incontinence is serious, the surgeon may use a wide sling. This holds up the bladder and narrows the urethra to prevent leakage. Even if treatment is not fully successful, management of incontinence can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable about the problem.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus), Hype Meets Skepticism


ast week the MS community was all a buzz when on Thursday, March 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), is a humanized monoclonal antibody, to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS). This is the first drug approved by the FDA for PPMS. Ocrevus is an intravenous infusion given by a health care professional. “Multiple Sclerosis can have a profound impact on a person’s life,” said Billy Dunn, M.D., director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “This therapy not only provides another treatment option for those with relapsing MS, but for the first time provides an approved therapy for those with primary progressive MS.” Excuse the cynic in me, perhaps the first FDA approved medication for PPMS, yet by far not the first one used for PPMS. I can’t think of one that has not been used. MS is a chronic, inflammatory, demylinating disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. It is among the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults and occurs more frequently in women than men. For most people with MS, episodes of worsening function (relapses) are initially followed by recovery periods (remissions). Over time, recovery may be incomplete, leading to progressive decline in function and increased disability. Most people experience their first symptoms of MS between the ages of 20 and 40. PPMS is characterized by steadily worsening function from the onset of symptoms, often without early relapses or remissions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 15 percent of patients with MS have PPMS. The efficacy of Ocrevus for

the treatment of relapsing forms of MS was shown in two clinical trials in 1,656 participants treated for 96 weeks. Both studies compared Ocrevus to another MS drug, Rebif (interferon beta-1a). In both studies, the patients receiving Ocrevus had reduced relapse rates and reduced worsening of disability compared to Rebif. In a study of PPMS in 732 participants treated for at least 120 weeks, those receiving Ocrevus showed a longer time to the worsening of disability compared to placebo. Magic words for me are ‘longer time to the worsening...’ Never mind it was up against a placebo. It didn’t stop the worsening nor reverse the worsening. The treatment targets B-lymphocytes, a type of immune cell, that express a protein called CD20 on their surface, giving the drug an immunosuppressive function. It’s important to remember the difference between ‘belief ’ and ‘fact.’ It is not factual that MS is an auto-immune disease. What is factual is that it is a demylinating disease. It is also important, before jumping on the ‘hype-wagon,’ to consider the slew of side effects that ‘may’ occur. Ocrevus should not be used in patients with hepatitis B infection or a history of life-threatening infusion-related reactions to Ocrevus. Ocrevus must be dispensed with a patient Medication Guide that describes important information about the drug’s uses and risks. Ocrevus can cause infusion-related reactions, which can be serious. These reactions include, but are not limited to, itchy skin, rash, hives, skin redness, flushing, low blood pressure, fever, tiredness, dizziness, headache, throat irritation, shortness of breath, swelling of the throat, nausea, and fast heartbeat. Additionally, Ocrevus may increase the risk for malignancies, particularly breast cancer. Delay Ocrevus treatment for patients with active infections. Vaccination with live or live attenuated vaccines is not recommended in patients receiving Ocrevus. In addition to the infusionrelated reactions, the most common side effect of Ocrevus seen in the clinical trials for relapsing forms of MS was upper respiratory tract infection. The most common side effects in the study of PPMS were upper respiratory tract infection, skin infection, and lower respiratory tract infection. The FDA granted this application breakthrough therapy designation, fast track designation, and priority review. The FDA granted approval of Ocrevus to Genentech, Inc. Again, I’m not seeing a ‘breakthrough’ here at all. Just another way for big pharma to earn $65,000 per year off of desperate MS patience. The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (that is supposed to) protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The Agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products. We all know their [FDA] number one priority has been and always will be looking out for the health and safety of the public over the all-American buck. Right? Please keep in mind the above are just my opinions.

Source: Press Release

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at NOTE: Dean is the recipient of the 2004 STAR Community Outreach Award by the MS Society Dec. 2, 2004, the American Red Cross Real Hero Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award, Oct. 13, 2006 , the Stoney Community Service Award, February 29, 2008, Women in Leadership Award for Art/Media/ Culture Oct. 29, 2010, El Cajon Citizen of The Year Nominee Feb. 2013 and 2017 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.


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A Day in The Life of Jesus The Messiah



reetings precious people, this week we continue our s e r i e s entitled, “A day in the life of Jesus the Messiah.” As a reminder, we are doing this series that you may come to know the truth about Jesus as the Word of God the Bible conveys it. We are looking to the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and drawing from them to get an accurate look at the chronological view of Jesus. This week we look at the final events that occurred after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ prior to his ascension as recorded for us in the Word of God the Bible. Last time we saw how Jesus had appeared to the disciples at the Sea of Galilee, following this event they receive what is known as the “Great Commission”, tragically for many professing Christians, it is the “Great Omission”. Matthew 28:16-20 “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” This Commission is to every believer, it is not optional as many have made it to be. In calling the disciples to follow Him, Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” If you are not fishing for men, (have a genuine concern for the souls of mankind, manifested in making every attempt to win the lost) then either Jesus is not living up to His word (I will never believe that to be the case) or you are not following Jesus. In winning the lost to Christ, the need exists to disciple them. Jesus set the standard for this as He took a group of men and women (yes, there were more than 12 disciples, a disciple is a follower of Christ and Jesus had many followers) and poured His life into theirs, teaching them by His Word and His life what it meant to be a follower of Christ. Only disciples can make disciples, if you are not a disciple of Jesus you are simply making followers of yourself and the church does not need that! It is important to realize from the verses above from where comes the power and authority to make disciples, Jesus said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples.” He also promised “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” We are to go in the power and authority of our Lord Jesus Christ. Whatever Jesus commands us to do He gives the needed power to perform it and He promises to be with us as we obey. Many make the mistake of attempting to follow what God has instructed in their own strength and fail miserably. One final thing, a very important part of making disciples is, “teaching them to obey ALL that He has commanded”. Too often God’s Word is presented as suggestions rather than commands. People who profess to know Jesus think that obeying Him is optional; that if I do not obey, God will understand; He wants me to be ‘happy’ as if my being happy is the whole reason for which God exists. No, we exist for His good pleasure and happiness comes by way of our obedience to His Word, John 13:13-17 “You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.”

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


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Thousands of Easter Eggs at Spring EGGstravaganza SANTEE — The City of Santee, and Santee Lakes present the 14th annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve (Lake #5) on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of games and activities including carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, spring crafts and live entertainment by Primo DJ. Egg hunts run continuously during the event on Egg Hunt Island for children ages 4 through 8 and in the Egg Hunt Basket for those ages 3 and under. Parents, please be sure and bring your child’s basket for all of those eggs! Food will be available to purchase on site, or families are welcome to bring a picnic of their own to enjoy at the Park. Fees include parking at $10.00 per carload and carnival rides and activities range from one to six tickets at $1.00 a ticket.

If you are an artist from Senator Anderson’s district, you have an opportunity to have your artwork be part of the exhibit at the Capitol in Sacramento. If selected, your artwork will be displayed through September 2018. Oil paintings, works on paper, weavings, wall hangings, and sculptures are all acceptable media. Please try to limit the overall size to no larger than 3’ x 5’, as space is limited. Senator Anderson’s 38th Senate District includes Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Borrego Springs and Fallbrook. We are looking for artwork that best represents the district! Submissions should focus on the beautiful landscapes of our district, the amazing people who make positive impacts, or the exciting events in our community that are special to us. Email photos of your original artwork to Lisa Scott at lisa.scott@sen. by Thursday, April 20 with the artist’s name and contact information. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, feel free to call Lisa in Senator Anderson’s El Cajon District Office at (619) 596–3136 or send her an email.

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve is located at 9310 Fanita Parkway in Santee. Limited VIP packages are on sale at For more information call the City of Santee Special Event hotline at 619-258-4100 ext 201.

Boulevard Stroll April 11 In Downtown La Mesa LA MESA — After a four month break, the “La Mesa Boulevard Stroll” will return on Tuesday, April 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. For 2017 the team is planning a quarterly stroll, each with a special theme. The April Stroll will be an art + music walk. You’ll find entertainment beginning in the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center and stretching all the way up La Mesa Blvd. The Stroll ends at Porter Hall on the corner of La Mesa and University Avenue. Businesses will be open late and offer specials just for the event, and artists and musicians will line La Mesa Boulevard for your enjoyment. Stop by the Kidz Zone (in the West Village just over the tracks) for a special arts & crafts at Nainsook Framing + Art. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for future Strolls on Tuesday, July 11th (Luau theme) and Sunday, October 22nd (Halloween Pet Parade). The last Stroll of the year will coincide with “Shimmer” - the City’s annual tree lighting event. Date to be announced. For more information: Please contact Roz Oserin (619) 504-2146

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SDSU BEATwith Steve Dolan SDSU’s Online Construction Courses Help Build Careers


ow is the perfect time to start building a construction career by taking professional certificate classes through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. SDSU is offering online certificate programs in Civil Sitework, Construction Estimating, Construction Practices, Construction Project Management, and Construction Supervision. For seasoned professionals or those new to the industry, these programs help students gain successful careers in construction. The last day to register is Monday, April 10. All programs are authorized by SDSU’s College of Engineering for professional development credit and offered in cooperation with the National Associated General Contractors (NAGC). “The instructors have a vast amount of knowledge in their subject areas, and are always ready with anecdotes or experiences that illustrate whatever topic we’re discussing,” said Anita Gutierrez, principal curriculum developer for Sage Software in Portland, Oregon, a company that develops estimating and accounting software for the construction industry. New construction starts will increase 5 percent to $713 billion this year, according to the Dodge Construction Outlook – a vital economic forecast that architects, designers, contractors, engineers, and others throughout the construction industry rely on for business guidance. “Just two years ago I was a college student working as an entrylevel intern, and now I’m in a management role as an assistant superintendent building new home communities,” said program graduate Mark Gonzalez of Pardee Homes San Diego. “Taking courses through SDSU’s Extended Studies program is one of the best educational investments I’ve made.” For an online demo, go to student.htm. For additional information visit neverstoplearning. net/construction, call (619) 594-3297, or email construction.­ces@ 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.

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

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Lakeside Chamber seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year

The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Harry J. Spence Citizen of the Year award. Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 23. Nominations can be submitted by mail or in person at the Chamber office. The annual award is given to a man or woman who has made outstanding volunteer contributions and contributed to a better way of life for all in the Lakeside and East County communities. Entrants will be evaluated on demonstrating recognizable and ethical business practices, including furthering employer and employee relationships, employee training programs and promoting the business community in general, as well as contributions to the welfare of Lakeside through service projects such as involvement in civic affairs and support of youth groups or senior or adult groups. The award is a one-time honor. Posthumous awards are possible. Any service organization, citizens group or business may nominate a candidate or candidates. Various areas of effort and contribution may include: Recognizable and ethical business practices, such as furthering employer and employee relationships, employee training programs and promoting the business community in general; Contribution to the welfare of Lakeside through dedicated work with service projects, such as involvement in civic affairs, aide to youth groups or Senior or adult groups; Any field of endeavor which contributed to a better way of life for all in the community of Lakeside. EC Constructors was the most recent honoree for their contributions towards building the Cedar Fire Historic Monument Park. Other honorees since the year 2000 have included Terry Leimbach, William Markle, Frank Hilliker, Lakeside C.O.P.P.S., East

County Fire Relief Center, Harold Hilliker, Reid Enniss, Mike Perine, Abby Anders, Don Bright, Elaine Brack, Dr. Stephen Halfaker, Bruce Robertson, Bonnie LaChappa, Venus Rodvold and Jill Fleming. The winner will be recognized at the Chamber’s annual installation dinner in July of this year, and be part of the Lakeside Western Days parade in April 2018. The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award originated in 1980. The first recipient was Harry J. Spence, a Lakeside resident and influential community volunteer. For more information, contact Kathy Kassel, Chamber president/CEO, at (619) 5611031, or visit

Sycuan breaks ground on $226 million expansion

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has broken ground an 12-story, 300-room high-rise hotel with a 11,400-square-foot ballroom featuring concert-seating capacity of 1,200, as well as expansion its existing Sycuan Casino with an additional 60,000 square feet of gaming space. The hotel will be adjacent to its current casino. Fifty of the new hotel’s rooms will be suites ranging from 376 to 1,150 square feet. Also part of the planned estimated 500,000-square-foot, $226 million expansion will be a new parking garage, pool with a lazy river, a separate pool for adults and 1.5-acre garden and new restaurants and bars. Also planned is an 8,451-square-foot spa and fitness center. The enlarged gaming space will accommodate nearly 3,000 slot machines and 80 game tables. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.

Walk MS benefiting National Multiple Sclerosis Society is Saturday morning

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in San Diego will present the 2017 San Diego County Credit Union

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Walk MS, a fundraising walk, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 8 at NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, in Point Loma community. National MS Society officials expect about 4,500 people will walk and help raise about $462,000 for MS research and program and services for people with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. The three-mile walk along San Diego Bay is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Admission is free to attend Walk MS. There is no cost to be a walker. On-site registration is available. Event information is available at San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is returning as title sponsor of Walk MS at NTC Park. SDCCU has supported the National MS Society’s Walk MS for the past 19 years, and has served as title sponsor since 2002. Over the years, SDCCU’s sponsorship support for Walk MS has exceeded $1 million, according to the National MS Society. Presenting sponsors of the 2017 San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS include NBC 7 San Diego, KyXy 96.5, Energy 103.7 and Sycuan Casino. Since 1989, Walk MS has drawn a large number of teams representing businesses, neighborhoods, clubs, community groups, churches and family members and friends of a person with MS. Many teams come up with a team name and outfit their members with costumes, including T-shirts, hats or balloons. All it takes is four or more people to form a team. Free snacks and beverages will be provided to walkers, plus live music and a festive finish line celebration. Walkers will have the opportunity to earn prizes, including t-shirts, movie tickets and gift cards, based on the amount of donations they collect.

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Lakeside Union School District Looks for Three Bond Oversight Committee Members The Lakeside Union School District seeks to fill three positions (two from the general public and one member of a taxpayer’s association) on its Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The seven-member committee oversees how Prop. V, the $79 million general obligation bond which passed in Nov. 2008 and Measure L, a $34 million reauthorization bond passed in 2014, are used. The bond pays for various facility and technology improvements to the district’s schools. The “member at large” appointee will serve a minimum of two years beginning June 2017. He or she will be eligible for up to two additional two-year terms. Applicants must reside within school district boundaries. Applicants cannot be an employee or official of the district or a vendor, contractor or consultant of Lakeside Union School District. Those interested are encouraged to fill out and submit an application, found on the district’s website. Applications can be submitted until noon Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 and are available online at or at the District Administrative offices in the Business Department, 12335 Woodside Ave. Lakeside, CA 92040. The committee meets two times a year, typically at 4:30 p.m. at the district office. Once applications are received, all eligible and qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. After screening is complete, selected applicants will be invited to attend the June 8th Board meeting. A final approval of committee members will be made at that meeting.



NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the DISTRICT, will receive up to, but not later than 11:00 A.M. on the 4th day of May 2017, sealed bids for the award of a contract for:

ASPHALT REPAIR, RESEAL & RESTRIPE - DISTRICT WIDE Such bids shall be received in the office of the Governing Board of said DISTRICT located at 12335 WOODSIDE AVENUE, LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA, and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place. All bids received after the deadline above shall be returned unopened to the prospective bidder. Each bid must conform and be responsive to this invitation, the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS, the SPECIFICATIONS, the PLANS, if any, and all other documents comprising the pertinent CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and must be accompanied by the bid security referred to therein. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS are on file and may be viewed in the office of said Board at the above address. Copies of the documents may also be obtained at Mayer Reprographics and information can be obtained online at, by selecting “Projects Bidding”, and then selecting the folder for the project. All printing orders require a minimum of 24 hours to complete. Copies to be purchased at bidder’s nonrefundable expense. There will be a mandatory pre-bid job walk at 8:00 A.M. on the 20th of April, beginning at Lakeside Middle School, 11833 Woodside Ave., Lakeside, CA 92040. Each bid shall be submitted on the bid form provided in the bid documents. Each bid shall be accompanied by a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the bidder and surety company, or certified check, or cashier’s check in favor of the Lakeside Union School District, or cash, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid. Said Bid Bond shall be given to guarantee that the bidder will execute the contract as specified, within three (3) working days after the notification of the award of the contract to bidder. Payment and Performance bonds shall be required. Pursuant to the provisions of section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code, the successful bidder may substitute securities for any monies withheld by the DISTRICT to ensure performance of the work. Procedures shall be as provided in said section 22300. WAGES: The Director of the Department of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this public work is to be performed for each craft, classification, or type of worker needed to execute the contract. Wage rates can be found at on the California Department of Industrial Relations web site at: www. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded and upon any subcontractor under him, to pay not less than said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code, classification C12- Earthwork and Paving Contractor. Pursuant to subdivision (e) of Business and Professions Code section 7028.15 “a licensed contractor shall not submit a bid to a public agency unless he or she contractor’s license number appears clearly on the bid, the license expiration date is stated, and the bid contains a statement that the representations are made therein are under penalty of perjury. Any bid not containing this information or a bid containing Information which is subsequently proven false, shall be considered nonresponsive and shall be rejected by the public agency.” No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project {submitted on or after March 1, 2017) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project {awarded on or after April1, 2017) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of THIRTY {30) days after the date set for the opening of bids. Notice to Bidders Regarding Fingerprinting: Education Code section 45125.1 requires all entities having certain contracts with school districts to certify that employees of contractors who may have contact with pupils have not been convicted of serious or violent felonies as defined by statute. Prior to certification, contractors must have their employees fingerprinted and receive clearance from the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Dr. David Lorden , Superintendent Lakeside Union School District Lakeside, CA BID NO. 17-01

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ASSIGNED FILE NO. 2017-006866 (A) JVK SCIENTIFIC (B) JVK located at 11545 SORRENTO VALLEY RD. #301, SAN DIEGO, CA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 92121. Mailing address: SAME. This business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. The registrant commenced the transaction of business on: 01/25/17. This business is hereby registered by the following: (A) J. KONECKE CONSULTING GROUP, INC. of 11545 SORRENTO VALLEY RD. #301, SAN DIEGO, CA 92121. State of Incorporation: CALIFORNIA Signed by: JEFFERY A. KONECKE / PRESIDENT. This statement was filed with ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR, the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MARCH 13, 2017. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: MARCH 16, 23, 30 AND APRIL 6, 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ASSIGNED FILE NO. 2017-007117 (A) ENCINITAS TAEKWONDO LLC located at 613 WESTLAKE BLVD., ENCINITAS, CA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 92024. Mailing address: SAME. This business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. The registrant commenced the transaction of business on: 01/16/17. This business is hereby regCELESTIAL istered by the following: (A) ENCINITAS TAEKWONDO LLC of 3432 CAMINO CORTE, CARLSBAD, CA 92009. State of Incorporation: CALIFORNIA Signed by: WILLIE JACKSON / MANAGER. This statement was filed with ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR, the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on MARCH 15, 2017. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: MARCH 23, 30, APRIL 6 AND 13, 2017.

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