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Senator Joel Anderson Recognizes Fletcher Hills Neighborhood Watch Program

By Jordan Boco

For The East County Herald FLETCHER HILLS — California State Senator Joel Anderson recognized the neighborhood watch program of Fletcher Hills by providing Senate certificates of recognitions to its members, Wednesday, Apr. 11. The certificates were awarded at a neighborhood watch meeting hosted at the house of Gloria Green, one of its members. Meetings such as this one take place every four to six months and allow the neighborhood watch to discuss community safety and document any criminal activity. Green recognizes that the police are always facing challenges and she hopes that the neighbor-

hood watch program can help them perform their duties. In addition to securing the community, the neighborhood watch program exists to foster relations between neighbors. Members of the neighborhood watch regularly walk dogs and use this opportunity to meet new neighbors and invite them to be a part of their community. Dan Prijic, another member of the neighborhood watch, stated, “It’s all about awareness, being friendly, being neighborly, and knowing your neighbors.” Anderson commented, “These outstanding men and women have strengthened the community of Fletcher Hills by being committed to the safety and security of their neighbors, and I’m grateful for the

effort they have made to ensure that Fletcher Hills remains a vibrant community.” Prijic advised that anyone interested in participating in a neighborhood watch program should be open to communication with their community. He stated that those committed to joining can contact their local police department to do so. Senator Joel Anderson represents the 38th Senate District in the California Legislature, which 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. He was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006 and to the State Senate in 2010.

City of Santee Proclaims ‘National Library Week’ at City Council Meeting SANTEE — Santee Mayor John Minto, on behalf of the City Council proclaimed the week of April 8-14, 2018 as ‘National Library Week’ in the City of Santee, Wednesday, Apr. 11. Accepting the Proclamation was Santee Library Branch Manager Cheryl Cosart (pictured right with Mayor Minto). Libraries have long served as trusted and treasured institutions. library workers and librarians fuel efforts to better their communities, campuses and schools. Librarians are leaders in their institutions and organizations, in their communities, in the nation and in the world. Libraries and librarians look beyond their traditional roles and provide transformative opportunities for education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment and engagement, as well new services that connect closely with patrons’ needs. All residents are encouraged to visit the library this week and explore what’s new and exciting at their library. This is the place where the imagination can run wild.

Congressman Hunter Supports San Diego County Action on Sanctuary Policy

United States Congressman Duncan D. Hunter

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) praised members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors who voted to join the federal lawsuit against the sanctuary state laws passed by the State of California, Tuesday, Apr. 17. “Today’s action was the very definition of leadership,” said Congressman Hunter. “In standing up against the irresponsible actions by the State of California, our County Supervisors who supported this action clearly demonstrated that their priorities are protecting those of us in San Diego County and not about politics. The fact of the matter is, when state and local law enforcement agencies outright refuse to share information to federal officials regarding criminal activity, our communities are unsafe and the rule of law is undermined. It’s not complicated.” The San Diego County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss its options with regard to joining the federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice against the State of California earlier this year in March. The primary issue focuses on SB54, a state law signed by Governor Jerry Brown last year and in effect since January 1, prohibiting state and local police agencies from informing federal authorities in cases when illegal immigrants facing deportation are released from local detention. With this action, the County of San Diego joins municipalities throughout the state, including the City of Escondido, in rejecting California’s sanctuary policies pushed by Governor Brown and the state’s Democratic-controlled legislature. “I have always been, and will continue to be, an advocate for state’s rights, but that’s not the issue,” said Congressman Hunter. “The U.S. Constitution clearly places border policy and our immigration laws within the purview of the federal government. State or local governments cannot just choose to ignore federal statutes because of a political agenda, especially when doing so places its citizens at risk by leaving criminals eligible for deportation in our communities. Our San Diego County Supervisors who took action today deserve our thanks and we need to hold every elected official accountable who does not demonstrate the same the type of leadership.”

On The Cover SANTEE — Santee Mayor John Minto (lpictured near right), on behalf of the City Council proclaimed the week of April 8-14, 2018 as ‘National Library Week’ in the City of Santee, Wednesday. Apr. 11. Accepting the Proclamation was Santee Library Branch Manager Cheryl Cosart (pictured far right).

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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

So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Biggest California Investor Puts Money Over Lives


o one at last month’s meeting of the Board of Administrators of the California Public Employees Retirement System ever said money counts for more than lives, but there were serious questions about priorities after that board voted 9-3 to hang onto its stash of stocks in gun retailers. Voting about the same time when millions of teenagers and their adult supporters staged massive pro-gun control marches in cities across the state and nation, California’s largest stock investor chose to hang onto those holdings despite pleas from Democratic state Treasurer John Chiang that it divest from companies selling assault rifles. The state’s leading retirement board rejected Chiang’s appeal on grounds stated by board member Bill Slaton, an appointee of Gov. Jerry Brown who is also president of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, second-largest municipal utility in the state. “We obviously have a significant (assault weapon) problem in this country,” said Slaton. “We have found engagement is a better alternative in order for us to accomplish something in this area.” Translation: the pension board believes its prime job is to maximize investment returns rather than attempting tactics that might save lives. This is clear from CalPERS’ persistence in owning stock in companies like Walmart, one of its 10 largest holdings. Until three years ago, Walmart sold guns like the AR-15 assault weapon used in the Parkland, Fla., high school massacre which spurred the so-called “March for Our Lives.” That nationwide protest brought a larger turnout than President Trump’s inauguration to the federal Mall in Washington, D.C. The protests also called for raising the age of eligibility for gun purchases of all types. Only after Parkland did Walmart raise that age to 21. Slaton appeared to credit supposed pressure from CalPERS for that Walmart decision, when there’s no evidence of any pressure at all from the retirement system. Walmart did not make any changes until years after earlier school shootings in places like Aurora, Colo., and Sandy Hook, Conn., and CalPERS never moved to divest. Neither Walmart nor CalPERS made changes after the San Bernardino County massacre of 2015, which left 14 dead and 22 other persons seriously wounded. In fact, there’s no evidence CalPERS or any other investors ever influenced gun retailers to stop or restrict assault rifle sales. So Slaton’s claim looks empty. Chiang, running third among Democrats in the current campaign to be California’s next governor, used his anti-gun pitch to the CalPERS board in a campaign mailer, saying he would push the retirement fund and other institutional investors to dump holdings in companies that sell military-style guns. In an official statement, he again urged CalPERS and America’s other big institutional investors – outfits like BlackRock, Fidelity Investments, Vanguard mutual funds, PIMCO and the Allstate and State Farm insurance companies – to divest from gun dealers. There have been no results yet. The CalPERS board specifically ignored divestment appeals from relatives of San Bernardino victims. One such plea came from Arlen Vandehyou, whose wife was killed in that onslaught. “Do everything possible to put a dent in gun violence,” he begged. But CalPERS did nothing. Chiang heard that appeal, but made no promises to change things at the retirement system if he becomes governor. By contrast, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, running first in the campaign, implied at a March for Our Lives rally in Orange County that he would. “We will be the example (for the rest of America),” he said. “Gun control saves lives.” Chiang, a CalPERS board member because of his position, was more specific. “If we don’t take action, nobody is going to take us seriously on this,” he said. “Today, California public employees are inextricably tied to the gun trade through their pension accounts. But…we can build the pressure needed for the nation’s largest pension funds and investors to cut ties to companies that sell assault-style weapons.” Only after the San Bernardino shootings did Californians pass Proposition 63, which puts mild restrictions on ammunition sales. Maybe Parkland, combined with the killings of three therapists at the Yountville Veterans Home by a former patient using a semi-automatic rifle, can spur tougher action, including stock dumps by both CalPERS and the state’s teachers’ pension system. But it won’t happen soon. That was the signal sent by CalPERS in its late March anti-divestment vote.

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 From The Geezer’s Mailbag

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I’m a Baby Boomer who still loves rock concerts, but sometimes I worry if the noise is hurting my old ears.

. Sound volume is measured in decibels (dB). You risk hearing loss when you are exposed to sounds at 85 decibels or more. The louder the sound and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk. Here’s the bad news: rock music is on many lists as an example of a dangerous sound. Here’s one of those lists: 30 dB = library 50 dB = rain 60 dB = conversation (apolitical) 70 dB = vacuum cleaner 80 dB = busy street 90 dB = shop tools 100 dB = chain saw 110 dB = rock music among audience 120 dB = rock music on bandstand 130 dB = jackhammer 140 dB = air raid siren 150 dB = rock music crescendo Most people’s hearing diminishes with age. About one in three Americans over 60 suffers from some loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness. Those who are healthy and not exposed to loud noise can maintain their hearing for many years.


. I’m allergic to mold. Any tips to avoid it? .

There are many types of molds, which are fungi that thrive where it is damp and warm. They reproduce by spreading spores, asexual reproductive bodies. Spores are invisible to our eyes. They float through outdoor and indoor air. If you are allergic to molds, your immune system overreacts when you inhale spores. Mold allergy symptoms can include sinusitis, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, cough, postnasal drip, itchy and watery eyes Here are some ways to keep mold spores away: • When doing yard work, wear a dust mask over your nose and mouth. Mold is abundant where leaves or other vegetation are decomposing. • When the mold count is high, do not drive with your car windows open. • When the nights are wet, sleep with your windows closed. This is when the concentration of spores is the highest. • Reduce your outdoor time when the weather is wet. • Put a dehumidifier anywhere in your home that is musty. • Air-conditioning in your home is a must if you have allergies. Clean the AC filters often. • Ventilate bathrooms especially after bathing or showering. • Clean bathroom and basement wall surfaces regularly with a bleach solution. • Remove leaves and vegetation from around the foundation of your home. Clean gutters often.


. Is pain a necessary part of


. Pain affects as much as 65 percent of independent older adults and up to 80 percent of seniors in long-term care facilities. The following are some of the causes: About 80 percent of older adults suffer from osteoarthritis, inflammation of the joints. You get osteoarthritis when cartilage— the cushioning tissue within the joints—wears down. This produces stiffness and pain. You can get osteoarthritis in any joint, but it usually strikes those that support weight. • People with diabetes, a condition that affects almost 20 percent of Americans over the age of 60, often have circulatory problems that produce pain. • Spinal problems such as herniated disks, spinal narrowing and arthritis are the causes of back and neck pain, which is very common in older adults. • Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain in the muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints. • Headache is a common difficulty for seniors. • Pain in the face, mouth and teeth can be brought on by periodontal diseases, tooth loss, and medication side effects. When older people suffer from chronic pain, there are many complications. Pain can make them lose sleep, diminish their ability to function, lead them to be more dependent on others, dampen their appetite, isolate and depress them, and reduce physical activity, which can make them get out of shape and be more likely to

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Living with MS with Dee Dean


National MS Society Commits $14.2 Million to New Research to Stop MS, Restore Function and End MS Forever he National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) has just committed more than $14.2 million to support 45 new Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research projects. These are part of a comprehensive approach to accelerate research breakthroughs aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost, and ending the disease forever. This commitment is the latest in the Society’s relentless research effort, investing a projected $34 million in 2018 alone for new and ongoing studies around the globe. The Society stimulates studies worldwide, leverages opportunities, fosters collaboration, and shapes the research landscape to address the needs of people with MS. A few of the of the new cutting-edge research projects include two projects at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital exploring the role of gut bacteria in MS; studies focusing on ways to repair nerve-insulating myelin including one at University of California, San Francisco

investigating the potential of repurposed medications to promote repair; and a team at the University of Washington testing non-pharmaceutical approaches to managing debilitating pain in MS. “These new research projects and training awards strengthen the Society’s comprehensive approach addressing critical research and scientific workforce priorities. Focusing our investments on the most important unanswered questions will lead to breakthroughs for people with MS,” noted Bruce Bebo, PhD, National MS Society’s Executive Vice President, Research. “These research dollars are raised by hundreds of thousands of dedicated people across the country who walk, run, bike, and even trek through mud at our events. We honor their efforts, as well as the efforts of all who write checks to support our mission,” said Cyndi Zagieboylo, the Society’s President and CEO. “We could not fund this important research without them.” To find the best research with the most promise, the Society relies on more than

130 world-class scientists who volunteer their time to evaluate hundreds of proposals every year. This rigorous process assures that the Society invests in research that delivers results in the shortest time possible. For a list of the grantees and a description of each project [https://www. n a t i o n a l m s s o c i e t y. o r g / NationalMSSociety/media/ MSNationalFiles/Research/ New-Research-Spring-2018. pdf]. Source: NMSS, New York

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 31 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 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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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled “The Promises of God”. As mentioned in part one of this series, there are but a few promises to all of mankind, the vast majority are to those who have become His children by adoption through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. Some may think this is not “fair”, that all of God’s promises should be to everyone. Well they are to everyone that will repent of sin and turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Think of this way, you are a parent, your children have your protection; love; provision; sacrifice; and will inherit what you have at your departure. Should others who are not your children or even those who hate you and your children be beneficiaries of what you have for your own children? Of course not, that would be absurd! Another of God’s wonderful promises is that of no weapon that is formed against His children will succeed. Isaiah 54:17 “Every weapon formed against you shall not prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness is from Me, says Jehovah.” The follower of Jesus Christ has 2 formable foes, Satan and his army of demons (angels that followed him in his rebellion against God) and the world that is temporarily under Satan’s control. Both of these work in concert to deter in any way possible the Christian from following Christ. Many times the weapons that they fashion are aimed at the weakness of our flesh which is prone to sin whether by action; word; thought; or inaction. Here in this promise we see that there is no weapon that has been fashioned that is certain to prosper against us unless we allow it to by not taking hold of all that Christ has given to us. There is a commonality to most of the weapons that are fashioned against us, their focus is upon our common weaknesses. These are described for us in 1John 2:16 “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” Even with this, the Lord enables us to overcome any and all temptation. 1Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has taken you except what is human; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able. But with the temptation, He will also make the way out, so that you may be able to bear it.” Even though at times these weapons will manifest themselves in the physical realm such as the opposition that the Apostle Paul experience on a regular basis, most of the time they come by way of our thoughts. Such as circumstances or situations to worry about such as the cares and worries of this world; thoughts of condemnation; fear; all the “what if ’s” that “could” happen to us. Whether these weapons manifest themselves in the physical or spiritual realm the defense that God gives to us is prayer, faith, and His Word. Promises such as: Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to flesh, but according to Spirit.” Romans 8:31-39 “What then shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Truly He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up on behalf of us all, how will He not freely give all things to us with Him? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? God is the One justifying! Who is he condemning? It is Christ who has died, but rather also is raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession on our behalf. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? Even as it has been written, “For Your sake we are killed all the day; we are counted as sheep of slaughter.” But in all these things we more than conquer through Him loving us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.”

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he San Diego Padres have announced the launch of the newly created Padres Coach of the Week program presented by FOX Sports San Diego for the 2018 season. The 10-week program will recognize one local high school baseball or softball coach each week for making a positive impact in the lives of their players on and off the field as a coach, mentor and role model. “We are very excited and proud to honor some of the impactful high school coaches in the CIF San Diego section for their contributions to the youth in our community both on and off the field of play,” said Padres Chief Operating Officer Erik Greupner. “Together with FOX Sports San Diego, we look forward to telling the inspiring stories of these coaches who invest their time, energy and passion as mentors to our local high school student athletes.” “We applaud the Padres continued commitment to the San Diego community and are honored to be part of this great initiative,” said Lindsay Amstutz, senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports San Diego. “We look forward to showcasing these coaches and the incredible work they are doing to develop these student-athletes and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.” Each Coach of the Week winner will receive a $1,000 donation to support his or her program and be invited to attend a special pregame ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, before the Padres take on the Atlanta Braves at 12:40 p.m. at Petco Park to receive their award. The Padres will also name their inaugural 2018 Padres High School Coach of the Year during the pregame ceremony, with the winner receiving a $5,000 donation. Winners will be highlighted on episodes of Inside San Diego Sports throughout the season. For more information on the program, or to submit a nomination, visit


ig life decisions are pretty much black and white: get married or stay single? go to college or start working out of high school? retire now or in ten years? For those decisions we—some of us, anyway—write down all the pros and cons, ask a few friends what they think and then do what we wanted to do in the first place. It’s the little decisions we bumble through that fill our days with angst. Should I wear the red T-shirt or the yellow sweater? Or the blue one? Should I get a small cone or splurge and get the large one? Strawberry or vanilla? If I leave now, will I get there too early or should I wait another ten minutes? They’re never-ending, those little decisions. In the big scheme of things they don’t matter a hoot. Today I decided to get my car washed after lunch. And then it rained— a brief shower. Ten minutes later the sun came out. My car was now covered with big, muddy splotches. Will it rain again? Accuweather says to expect showers. Lunch was good—decision made in a nanosecond. I love the EC Bistro’s guacamole club sandwich. While I was enjoying my sandwich with the avocado pieces squirting out of the crust and turkey slices and tomato bits falling out after it, my son called.

Shoving the mess back between the grilled bread slices and wiping my hands, I answered the call. Should I suggest he ask someone to join him and his wife and Paul on Sunday? Maybe not. . . No time for pros and cons. Oh, what th’ heck. I asked, threw the decision on his plate. He bumbled through, but never really answered. Meanwhile, Accuweather had updated its report to “no rain for the next 120 minutes.” Big help! But after lunch it changed again: “Cloudy with sunny days ahead.” So I go to the carwash. More decisions. What kind of wash? Basic? Superior? Deluxe? What flavor air freshener? Pina colada? New Car? Jasmine? Baby powder? Those multiple choice decisions drive us crazy. It doesn’t make one bit of difference what we decide in the long run but still we spend precious minutes of our lives deciding. At least I do. I don’t know about you. First thing I know a whole twenty-five seconds of my life has expired, vaporized, drifted off into thin air—never to return. Shall we get take-out tonight or order-in or cook? Italian, Mexican or Chinese? What do I want to watch? The news or “Man with a Plan” or “American Idol” or “House Hunters?” If I watch the news, which station? News is news. It’ll be the same whatever station I choose—for

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin The East County Herald is Community Relations’s Media Sponsor of La Mesa Chamber’s ‘Spring Fling’

The San Diego County Herald, LLC, publishers of the East County Herald newspaper, has been named the Community Relations Media Sponsor of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming “Spring Fling Business Expo” from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. The fourth annual event features exhibit booths of Chamber members, a silent auction, raffle prizes and 48 door prizes, as well as food and beverages. Cost to attend is $20 per person. Food and beverages providers will include BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Blue Lagoon Coffee, Brew Coffee Spot, Cali Comfort BBQ, Dream Dinners, El Torito La Mesa, Golden Spoon, Los Pinos Taco Shop, Luna Grill, Marie Callender’s, Pick Up Stix, Riviera Supper Club, Samuel Adams, Sycuan Casino, The Hills Local Pub and Valley Farm Market. Other sponsors include Mission Federal Credit Union as presenting sponsor and Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World and San Diego County Credit Union La Mesa as supporting sponsors, AAA Imaging as printing sponsor and Community Spectrum as video sponsor. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700.

Foothills Church hosts `Blessed with a Dress’ on Saturday

Foothills Christian Church, 365 West Bradley Ave., El Cajon, will host “Blessed with a Dress,” a free event for young women needing high-quality, fashionable formal wear for school dances and other special occasions. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., girls can select a free dress, pair of shoes and jewelry for upcoming formal events. Donations of gentle used dresses

the most part. Minutes later, decision made, I turn to “Man with a Plan.” It isn’t on. It’s been replaced with a “Special Report” tonight. Talk about wasted time. Guess I’ll read for a while. Or take a walk. Or bake a cake. Or. . . Maybe you never spend precious minutes mulling over small decisions. Maybe you always know exactly what you want to eat and what you’re going to wear and when to cover the patio furniture. Maybe your closet is organized for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and every day for the rest of the year. Good for you! But come to think of it, for us bumblers, life isn’t passing us by. All that time spent making little decisions— well, that IS life. We’re just bumbling through. Might as well enjoy the ride.

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and accessories are welcomed. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church office, 350 Cypress Lane, Suite B, El Cajon. “Prom season is coming and everyone knows how expensive formal wear can be. So, we are here to help any San Diego young lady who might need a helping hand getting a formal dress for any occasion,” said Elizabeth Church, administrative assistant, Foothills Christian Church. “We want to make sure that no young ladies are sitting at home without a dress.” For more information, contact Elizabeth Church at (619) 442-7728, or send an e-mail to elizabethchurch@

providing spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their family members. Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, said, “Advance care planning is a process designed to assess your personal beliefs and values in regard to your health care goals so that you can make important decisions with more comfort and ease. Join us for Wellness Wednesday on April 25th to hear an overview of the ACP process, basic tools to help define your own health care choices, and communication tips you can use to help start the conversation with your loved ones. Peace of mind comes when you have a conversation about your goals, beliefs and experiences and make your wishes known in advance.”

Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “It’s All About The Conversation,” a free program on advance care planning (ACP), from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available. The Herrick Library program on April 25 will mark Sharp HealthCare’s recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) during the month of April. NHDD will be held this year on April 16. NHDD, an initiative of The Conversation Project in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. Speaker at the program on April 25 will be John Tastad, coordinator of Sharp HealthCare’s ACP program. Tastad has served as a staff chaplain at Sharp HospiceCare for nine years,

Applications are being accepted for volunteer positions on the City of La Mesa’s boards and commissions, the city recently announced. A total of 22 vacancies need to be filled on the Community Relations and Veterans Commission, Community Services Commission, Design Review Board, Historic Preservation Commission, La Mesa Community Parking Commission, Personnel Appeal Board, Planning Commission, Traffic Commission, and Youth Advisory Commission. “The mayor and city councilmembers value the input from our community volunteers,” said La Mesa City Clerk Megan Wiegelman. “By serving as a member on one of the boards or commissions, residents have an opportunity to assist in the decisions that affect their neighborhoods and city.” The deadline for submission of applications is 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, in the City Clerk’s office at La Mesa City Hall, 8130 Allison Avenue. The La Mesa City Council will follow up by interviewing applicants at a June 12 meeting. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or from the City of La Mesa website,

Health care library to host free meeting on La Mesa looking for volunteers to serve on advance care planning commissions, boards The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C.

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes – Group Member Email List–Serve *membership in this email list– serve is optional for group members

Travis Lyon – Chairman Jim Easterling Vice Chairman Sharmin Self Secretary Glenda Archer George Barnett

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Call to Order Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call of Members Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements Approval of Minutes March 22, 2018

2. Announcement of Vacancy on the ACPG for Seat #2. This is an opportunity for those interested in serving on the Alpine Community Planning Group to make a statement to the group about their credentials and desire to serve. No recommendations will be made at this meeting. The Group will make a recommendation at the April 26, 2018 meeting. 3. 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 any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda. F.

Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items

G. Organized / Special Presentations 1. The ACPG will review a preliminary engineer report for potential improvements to the culvert crossing on Tavern Road at Alpine Creek Way. Presentation, Discussion & Action.

Roger Garay

H. Group Business: 1. Members of the public interested in serving on the Alpine Community Planning Group can make a statement to the group about their credentials and desire to serve. Group may make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy for Seat #3. Discussion & Action

Charles Jerney


Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action

I. J. K. L. M. N. O.

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 Announcement of Meetings:

Mike Milligan


Alpine Community Planning Group – May 24th, 2018


ACPG Subcommittees – TBD

Lou Russo


Planning Commission – May 4th, 2018


Board of Supervisors – May 8th & 9th and 15th & 16th 2018

Leslie Perricone


Adjournment of Meeting

Jim Lundquist Jennifer Martinez

Richard Saldano Kippy Thomas Larry Watt

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