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LTB Express Concern For Safety and Life of Baby Bobcat, ‘Diego’ Diego Deserves a Chance ALPINE — At the end of March, an emaciated and dehydrated baby California bobcat was dropped off at a Rancho Bernardo pet hospital. The people that dropped him off said they found the bobcat near a community pool, however, there was no way to tell whether the bobcat was truly a wild animal or an illegally-bred, captive exotic cat, as the people that dropped him off refused to give their name or contact information.

As sick as the bobcat (Diego) was, he did not exhibit any behavior typical of a wild bobcat and appeared to be accustomed to human contact. When he arrived at the pet hospital, the cub already knew how to feed out of a bottle, would purr when held, and constantly sought human contact. After administering medical treatment for two days to stabilize the bobcat, the pet hospital contacted Bobbi Brink at Lions, Tigers & Bears (LTB). It is LTB’s mission to make sure that every animal that comes to live at the sanctuary stays for life. LTB will not accept animals that can be rehabilitated and released into the wild, but we will help with assuring that wild animals are safely transported to rehabilitation centers. As much as Bobbi and the LTB staff love caring for our animals, we would much rather see animals like this baby bobcat stay in


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DIEGO DESERVES A CHANCE, cont’d from p.2 the wild, if that is where he truly came from. To make sure she was making the right decision for this baby, Bobbi took the extra steps of calling two local wildlife rehabilitation organizations. Both organizations informed her that, in most of these cases, the kittens are quietly euthanized if there is no other bobcat to pair them with for rehabilitation. Baby bobcats need to be placed with one-two other cubs in order to successfully rehabilitate them for release. With no other cub to pair him with, this bobcat would most likely be euthanized. Our own vet confirmed that the week-old bobcat would need human intervention to an extent that it would bond with humans, greatly reducing its ability to survive in the wild. After this collaboration with colleagues, Bobbi and the LTB team decided, in keeping with their motto “every life counts”, this bobcat would have an opportunity to live, if not free, at least with other bobcats in a safe and protected environment. As she does in every situation involving any California native species, Bobbi called her contact at California Fish and Wildlife who must give their permission to take a native species. It is LTB’s mission to make sure that every animal that comes to live at the sanctuary stays for life. After California Fish and Wildlife gave her permission to pick-up the bobcat, Bobbi promised to give Diego a lifetime home – the same promise we make to every animal we rescue. Upon arrival at LTB, Bobbi and the LTB staff found that Diego was very trusting of humans. He did not exhibit any behavior typical of a wild bobcat and did not hiss once at any of the staff at the animal hospital or LTB, which lead the LTB staff to believe that he was captive-bred or in human hands for quite some time. The LTB staff began preparing Diego to live with other bobcats in the sanctuary. It was essential for LTB keepers to build trust with Diego so that he would be willing to let them administer medical treatment and care for him as he got older. Diego became reliant on the LTB staff for food, as he had been bottle-fed by a human every three hours. The LTB staff handles animals that will live in the sanctuary in a way that is completely opposite of the way animals are handled that are to be rehabilitated for release in the wild. Bobcats that are being rehabilitated to be released in the wild must be paired with another bobcat to ensure their survival. The bobcats are also isolated from human contact to ensure they do not learn to associate humans with food or care. Animals like Diego that are fed by humans, especially in their early developmental years, are more likely to approach humans if they are released

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into the wild. Wild bobcats that have had no human contact typically avoid humans and will not attack one unless cornered. Bobcats that have had too much human contact may approach humans and will bite anyone, even a child, to get to a food source. On Thursday, April 6, California Fish and Wildlife reversed its decision and informed Bobbi a game warden would be there in 30 minutes to pick up Diego to take him to a rehab facility in northern California. The rehab facility, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (WERC), now has a bobcat available to pair with Diego. Diego will be isolated from human contact and eventually released into the wild if his rehabilitation is successful. Bobbi requested a conference call with the parties involved in making this decision at Fish and Wildlife on Thursday and again on Friday. Fish and Wildlife has not responded to any of her requests. Although Lions Tigers & Bears cooperated with Fish and Wildlife in turning Diego over, we do not believe that this is in the best interest of Diego or public safety. Diego has no fear of humans and will approach humans for food. Diego had been bottle-fed by the LTB staff every three hours and was being prepared to live with other bobcats in a safe haven. After giving us permission to provide a lifetime home in captivity for Diego, it seems inhumane for California Fish & Wildlife to change their mind and then throw him into some sort of isolation deprogramming from human contact so that he can be released. Lions Tigers & Bears agrees that, if he truly was a wild-born bobcat, Diego should have been allowed to live its natural life as nature intended. If there was an opportunity for Diego to be rehabilitated and released into the wild, LTB would have never agreed to place him in a captive situation to be handled by humans during his recovery. Please – if you find a bobcat or other wild animal, leave it where it is and do not touch it, even if it is injured. Contact Lions Tigers & Bears or a native species rehabilitation organization who will be able to safely handle the animal and maximize the chances of it being returned to the wild. Also, please do not purchase exotic cats from breeders. Not only is it illegal in California, but cats like Diego require special care and often end up in sanctuaries because their owners cannot care for them. Please contact a local shelter to adopt a cat in need of a home. To voice your oncerns and help give Diego a chance by bringing him back to LTB where he belongs you may write the California Fish and Wildlife at: CDFW Headquarters • 1416 9th Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 or call (916) 445.0411. Visit their contact page at: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Explore/Contact-Us. Note: When clicking on the Director’s e-mail link nothing happens.

n this remarkable water year, which ended more than five years of severe drought in California, there are still plenty of noteworthy water questions to contemplate and act upon. Here’s the central one: Three years after California passed what’s often called a landmark groundwater regulation law, no one knows how much under-surface water remains accessible to wells and no one has a clue to how much replenishment the state’s supplies actually got from last winter’s massive storms. It’s easy to see that once-depleted reservoirs are back at peak levels, again drowning abandoned towns, buildings, corrals and other structures sacrificed decades ago to the need for water storage. But groundwater remains a mystery. Things may not be quite as mysterious as years ago, but one thing for sure: supposed new information the state now possesses about ground water basins is essentially common sense stuff understood long ago by anyone with even a modicum of knowledge about California rainfall, lakes and rivers. Example A is a somewhat breathless mid-winter report from the California Department of Water Resources called “Water Available for Replenishment,” showed demand for local water and imports from other regions is highest in the Tulare Basin of the southern San Joaquin Valley. The same report says “runoff, natural recharge and outflow are highest on the North Coast.” And we were told the estimated water available for replenishing ground water basins is highest in the Sacramento River region (about 640,000 acre feet a year, enough to satisfy the needs of 1.4 million families). This is all the stuff of common-sense: Virtually no one familiar with California’s water world doesn’t know that farms in the Tulare Basin consume a lot of water, both from the Central Valley Project and from wells. Who doesn’t know it typically rains more on the North Coast than anywhere else in the state? And who doesn’t know the Sacramento River watershed contains some of California’s largest reservoirs, from which water could be shifted to replenish aquifers? So this was essentially a useless report, telling interested Californians little they didn’t already know. There is still no way to tell how much water remains in easily reachable aquifers around the state. For example, no one has a clue how much water lies in most California underground lakes. We do, for example, know golf courses in the Coachella Valley portion of Riverside County, including Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and the aptly-named Indian Wells, always remained green even as the state Capitol lawn and many others went brown in the drought. Drought or not, the vast underground lake beneath the Coachella Valley keeps water shortages there at bay year after year. Plus, much of the water sprayed onto the valley’s myriad greens and fairways eventually filters back down to the aquifer. Far more important would be to know the extent of aquifers and their winter replenishment in the Central Valley. During the drought, farmers spent heavily to deepen wells and reach new, lower levels of underground supplies, but no one had the foggiest notion how long that could persist. Winter storms at least partially replenished supplies, but it’s still anyone’s guess how much water rests there or how long it might last. Water meters, reported Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford University’s Water in the West program, could help a bit with this. He told a university magazine that “If everyone had a meter on their well and you knew how much everyone was using, you could sort of calculate everyone’s contribution to aquifer depletion. But if you don’t know any of those things, they just become things to fight about.” That’s pretty much where we are today, more than 12 years before the new state law’s eventual deadline for controlling and measuring use of ground water as thoroughly as surface water is managed now. The bottom line: We know that after a winter of heavy rain, there is no more drought in California. Even Gov. Jerry Brown admitted that. We also know at least some Californians want controls on ground water use, but that’s many years off. All of which means that we know startlingly little more now than before the groundwater law passed three years ago, and that’s a crying shame.

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 tdelias@aol.com


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. I have had some nasty allergies all of my 72 years. Usually, my head gets clogged up. Recently, my ears became involved and I experienced vertigo for the first time. Is this common?


. We have to define terms first. Vertigo is

the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of

movement. If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your surroundings are moving, you have objective vertigo. If you are experiencing vertigo, you should see a doctor for a check-up. Vertigo can be a symptom of a serious health problem. About one in ten people over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem. Inner-ear disturbances are the primary cause. The inner ear consists of a system of fluid-filled tubes and sacs called the labyrinth. The labyrinth serves two functions: hearing and balance. Labyrinthitis is an ear disorder that involves swelling of the inner ear. If you get labyrinthitis, the parts of the inner ear become irritated and inflamed. This inflammation disrupts the transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain. This disruption causes vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision and hearing. The following raise your risk for labyrinthitis: allergies, viral illness, drinking large amounts of alcohol, fatigue, smoking, stress, and some drugs. Labyrinthitis usually goes away within a few weeks. Medications that may reduce symptoms include antihistamines to reduce inflammation, compazine to control nausea, meclizine to counter dizziness, and sedatives. There are other causes of balance problems. Here are few major ones: • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). With BPPV, one of the most common causes of balance problems, you get vertigo when you change the position of your head. You may also experience BPPV when you roll over, get out of bed, or when you look on a high shelf. BPPV is more likely in people over 60. • Ménière’s disease, which also can give you intermittent hearing loss, a ringing or roaring in the ears, and a feeling of fullness in the ear. • Blood-pressure medications and some antibiotics. If you are taking any drugs in these categories and feel off-balance, it’s worth discussing with your doctor.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Chiropractic Treatments May Help Reduce MS Symptoms Study Shows he Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique may bring relief to sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This technique focuses on the first two cervical vertebrae, located in the neck. These are the most mobile of the vertebrae, and therefore, the most likely to become misaligned. Chiropractic studies indicate that treating problems in this area brings relief from MS symptoms in the majority of patients. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is understood to result from the deterioration of the myelin sheath around neurons. This deterioration starts with inflammation that leads to the destruction of the sheath. The inflammation interferes with the transmission of signals within the neuron and between it and its neighbors. Eventually, the sheaths end up being replaced by scar tissue. When that happens, the affected neurons can no longer signal at all. Since there is already interference with nerve transmission, it stands to reason that any further transmission complications only make matters worse. Such complications often arise from misalignments in the vertebrae. In fact, some studies say that everyone who has MS has also had injuries to their necks that resulted

in these alignment problems. Because of this, chiropractors urge people with MS to get chiropractic treatment. “Many MS symptoms can be relieved by the application of chiropractic treatment. Cervical treatment has been shown to be particularly effective. In this treatment, the vertebrae in the cervical region – the upper neck – are realigned to eliminate issues that can further interfere with nerve transmission. These vertebrae are especially important for MS treatment because of their proximity to the brain,” explained Dr. Robert Clarke, DC of Health First Chiropractic. Dr. Clarke is a strong proponent of the Blair Technique, a chiropractic method that focuses on these vertebrae. This technique is based on principles discovered by the founder of chiropractic, Dr. B. J. Palmer. He believed that the entire body could be affected by problems at the base of the skull since all nerves must pass through this area to reach the brain. Therefore, Dr. Palmer advocated focusing on treating issues in this key location. Patients who have undergone chiropractic treatment for MS symptoms report promising results. In fact, according to a study published by J Vertebral Subluxation Research, 91 percent of patients showed improvement. While chi-

ddean@echerald.com ropractic treatments won’t cure MS, this indicates that it will be a valuable addition to treatment for the majority of patients. In conclusion, the study showed a causal link between trauma-induced upper cervical injury and disease onset for both MS and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) appears to exist. Correcting the injury to the upper cervical spine through the use of the Blair Techinique may arrest and reverse the progression of both MS and PD. Further study in a controlled, experimental environment with a larger sample size is recommended.

Source: Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at 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 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, “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. Last time we saw how Jesus gave to His followers what is known as the Great Commission. This week we look at the final event that occurred after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension to Heaven as recorded for us in the Word of God the Bible. Acts 1:1-11 “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” In Jesus’ final instruction to His disciples before His departure, it was to wait in Jerusalem for the Promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Let me remind you of something very important, the disciples had been to the best “Bible School” that ever existed; with the best teacher that ever taught at a Bible school; traveling through the Land of Israel for 3+ years; they had received the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-22 “Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you….And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”); they had also received the Great Commission yet with all of this, Jesus did not believe they were ready to embark on fulfilling all He had given them to do. They still were in need of one thing, the empowering (baptism with the Holy Spirit). As the Apostle Peter would give his first sermon after receiving this Promise, he told his listeners, Acts 2:38-39 “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise (the baptism with the Holy Spirit) is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” How sad it is to see so many Christians attempting to live the life Christ has called us to in their own power and strength and failing miserably every time.

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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Danny ‘Buffalo Chip’ Alvarez

Victoria Riingen

The East County Herald LAKESIDE — Nothing can keep 67 year old Lakeside native, Danny “Buffalo Chip” Alvarez (pictured above), away from the rodeo arena; not even a broken neck. During his 30-plus years as a rodeo clown, Alvarez has had his fair share of broken bones and over a dozen surgeries. He has even been referred to as the Brett Farve of rodeo for his inability to stay retired, but when asked Alvarez is quick to say “if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t hesitate one second.” Alvarez, who began bull riding in his early 20s, started his clowning career as a favor to a rodeo bullfighter and friend, Rodie Cox. “I thought it was just a one time thing until he (Cox) called me again for another rodeo.” Alvarez goes on to describe how that night an encounter with a mother and daughter made him want to become a full time rodeo clown. The mother had approached Alvarez to ask if her daughter could see what a real rodeo clown looks like. As it turned out the young girl was blind, but with the help of her mother was able to touch the grease paint on Alvarez’s face, feel his large suspenders and oversized jeans, and run her hand through the handkerchiefs hanging from his pants. The smile and laughter he was able to bring to the child made him think, “If I can make as many children laugh as possible and forget about their troubles, even for a little while, this is what I want to do”. Now 30 years later Alvarez is still entertaining crowds and gathering laughs from as many kids as possible. By Alvarez’s side, though good times and injuries, has been his wife of 25 years and East County native, Barbara. Outside of rodeo Alvarez is also very involved throughout Lakeside. He has been a coach for multiple little leagues and pop warner teams, as well as a long-term volunteer coach for El Capitan’s varsity basketball and a member of the El Capitan varsity football coaching staff. While his love for rodeo was passed on to all three of his children, the passion for clowning stuck with his youngest Wyatt “Little Buffalo” Alvarez who has been helping his dad in the arena from the age of three. Now 17 years later, you can still find the father-son clowning pair drawing cheers from the Lakeside Rodeo stands. “I love the sport of rodeo, and the lifelong friends you meet along the way.” Alvarez explains, “I love lakeside and I especially love the rodeo fans who inspire me to continue to make people and children laugh.” Come share a laugh with this legendary rodeo clown at the 53rd Annual Lakeside Rodeo on April 28-30.

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Santee Eggstravaganza Saturday Apr. 15 • Santee Lakes Nancy Hazen, Jay Renard/ The East County Herald See more at www.echerald.com

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Santee Sheriff Captain Anthony Ray is Promoted SANTEE — Santee City Council said farewell to Captain Tony Ray, San Diego Deputy Sheriffs Department, Wednesday, Apr. 12. Ray was Captain at the Santee Sherriff ’s station and de facto police chief of Santee for the past year. Captain Hank Turner will replace Ray. Ray has been promoted to Commander and is assigned to Special Projects in Kearny Mesa. Santee Mayor John Minto (above, left) and Vice Mayor Ronn Hall (right) presented Commander Ray (center) with a Certificate of Recognition to Santee. Ray started his career as a deputy in Santee. He later returned as a sergeant and as Captain in Santee.

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LA MESA RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ON CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS LA MESA — Applications are now being accepted for volunteer positions on the City’s boards and commissions. The deadline for submission of applications is 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 22, in the City Clerk’s office at La Mesa City Hall, 8130 Allison Avenue. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or from the City of La Mesa website, www.cityoflamesa.us. The La Mesa City Council will be interviewing applicants for appointments to the City’s advisory boards and commissions at their meeting on June 13. A total of 24 vacancies will become available on the Community Relations and Veterans Commission, Community Services Commission, Design Review Board, Environmental Sustainability 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 Megan Wiegelman, City Clerk. “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.” Further information can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, 619.667.1120 or by visiting the City’s website at www.cityoflamesa.us.

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SDSU BEATwith Steve Dolan SDSU Offers Summer Intensive Language Courses


ast County students can build their language skills and cultural competencies quickly and effectively by taking summer intensive courses through the SDSU Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC). This immersive program allows students to earn 3-20 units of foreign language credit in a period of 2 ½-11 weeks by registering now in one of today’s most critical languages – Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, or Russian. SDSU’s expert instructors will guide students in achieving practical language skills and cultural awareness through conversations, games, writing, multimedia, and other activities based on today’s latest language learning theories and practice. These courses open new possibilities for: • Students who want to complete their foreign language requirements in a fast, intensive format • Heritage speakers who want to improve their formal language skills • Educated professionals interested in a challenging academic pursuit • Business, legal, and health care professionals who want to expand their marketability The intensive format allows students to complete the equivalent of an entire year of foreign language study in just five weeks, or two years in 11 weeks. Each course meets on campus at SDSU, offering four to six hours of interactive instruction each weekday. “I had the pleasure of taking Ghassan Zakaria’s Arabic 101/102 class. I find Ghassan to be an outstanding instructor. His class exceeded my greatest expectations,” said former student Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D, an American Board of Professional Psychology licensed psychologist. Classes meet according to the following schedule: Session 1: May 31–June 16 / June 19–July 7 • Arabic 101, 102 • Chinese 101, 102 • Persian 101, 102 • Portuguese 101, 102 • Russian 100A, 100B Session 2 July 12–28 / July 31–August 16 • Arabic 201, 202 • Chinese 201, 202 • Persian 201, 202 • Portuguese 203, 204 • Russian 200A, 200B For more information, visit neverstoplearning.net/larc. The course schedule is subject to change, so please visit the website for updates.

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

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Summer Gould is a Who’s Who

SANTEE — Summer Gould, president of Eye/Comm Inc., a Santee-based printing, direct marketing and fulfillment firm, has been recognized as a Who’s Who’s in marketing by Continental Who’s Who, a publishing company. With more than two decades of industry experience, Gould joined Eye/ Comm in 1991 in mail production, eventually taking on various positions with the company before moving up the ladder to become president. In her present role, she oversees advertising, customer relations, direct and e-mail marketing, print and fulfillment, new business development and strategic planning on a daily basis. She also was recently recognized by Idealliance for induction to the Walter E. Soderstrom Society class of 2016 for excellence in contributions to advance the graphic communications industry. She is a past recipient of the VIP Woman of the Year award from the National Association of Professional Women. The Campo resident also serves as a board member for the Printing Industries Association San Diego chapter and Mailing Systems Management Association . She is also on the national board of directors for Idealliance.

Free meeting on advance healthcare planning in La Mesa

LA MESA — ­ The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “The Gift of My Life,” a free program on advance healthcare planning, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 26. 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. Speaker at the program will be Teressa Vaughn, advance care planning consultant, Sharp HealthCare. Vaughn will provide information to help start advance healthcare planning for yourself and loved ones. Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, said, “Advance care planning is a process aimed at allowing competent adults to guide their medical care at times when they are unable to speak for themselves. Completing a health care directive provides your loved ones with a unique `gift’ of knowing your health care wishes.” The Herrick Library program on April 26 will mark Sharp HealthCare’s recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) during the month of April. NHDD was 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.

Walk MS in Carlsbad on Saturday afternoon

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said walkers will experience beautiful sunset views while spending an evening with friends and family members. The festival site will feature live music, vendor booths, kid zone and more. Free snacks and beverages will be provided to walkers, plus live music and a festive finish line celebration. Since 1989 in San Diego, Walk MS has been known for drawing a large number of teams representing businesses, neighborhoods, clubs, community groups, churches and family members and friends of a person with MS. Admission is free to attend Walk MS. On-site registration will be available. Event information is available at www.WalkMS.org. Walkers will have the opportunity to earn prizes, including t-shirts, movie tickets and gift cards, based on the amount of donations they collect.

Report on San Diego’s economy in Q4 2016

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has released a summary report on San Diego’s CARLSBAD — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2016 fourth quarter economy. According to the EDC: The local San Diego will host the 2017 San Diego County Credit Union labor market added 18,500 positions, a 1.3 percent gain from Walk MS, a fundraising walk, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday the previous year; Vacancies in San Diego’s office market afternoon, April 22, along Armada Drive in Carlsbad. National dipped to an historic low of 11.5 percent, even as rent growth MS Society officials expect about 3,500 people will walk slowed year over year to 4.9 percent from double digits a year and help raise more than $400,000 for MS research and before; Industrial space posted negative net absorption for the program and services for people with MS, an unpredictable, first time in 17 consecutive quarters, driving up vacancies to often disabling disease of the central nervous system 4.5 percent, the biggest jump in seven years; Venture capital that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and investment in San Diego dropped 44.5 percent from the third between the brain and body. The route for the three-mile walk quarter to end up 70.4 percent below their level a year before. will be along Armada Drive overlooking the Carlsbad Flower There were 20 VC deals in the quarter, the fewest since 2015, Fields and looping around the Legoland California theme with two-thirds of the total $179 million going to biotech, park. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. National MS Society officials medical devices and other health-care companies.


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Alpine Community Planning Group AGENDA

P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91901-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/gpupdate/comm/alpine.html

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Travis Lyon Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com Jim Easterling Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

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 March 23, 2017 Special 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 any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda. F.

Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items

Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

G. Organized / Special Presentations 1. Representatives from the County of San Diego Planning and Development Services (PDS) Advance Planning team will introduce themselves and lead a discussion on the upcoming update of the Alpine Community Plan. Discussion will include an overview of the public input process, known issues to be addressed in the update, and next steps. Presentation & Discussion only. 2. The owner of a property located at the terminus of Country Meadows Road at West Victoria Drive (APN 403-160-15) has applied for Discretionary Permit for a Replacement Tentative Map #5341 (PDS20053100-5431). The property is an 80.72-acre parcel and the existing tentative map is for 20-lot single-family residential subdivision with one-acre minimum lot sizes, private roads, and on site septic sewage disposal. The county has requested that the ACPG to make a recommendation on the permit. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 3. At its April 10th, 2017 meeting the ACPG Circulation Subcommittee reviewed the Victoria Park Terrace / West Victoria Drive intersection. The subcommittee voted 7-0 to recommend that the ACPG ask the County to install an oversized stop sign, with flashers, and additional end of street markers for eastbound traffic on Victoria Park Terrace at West Victoria Drive. Presentation, Discussion, & Action.

Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

H. Group Business: 1. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for Group approval. Discussion & Action

Leslie Perricone Secretary leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

Jim Lundquist jimlundquist@gmail.com Jennifer Martinez jmartinez.acpg@gmail.com Mike Milligan starva16@yahoo.com Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com Kippy Thomas kippyt@hydroscape.com Larry Watt larrywattacpg@gmail.com

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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 – May 25, 2017 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – May 12th, 2017 Board of Supervisors – May 2nd & 3rd 2017 Adjournment of Meeting

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Miss El Cajon & Miss Rancho San Diego Scholarship Pageants 2017 Saturday, Apr. 15 • El Cajon Nancy Hazen, Jay Renard / The East County Herald See more at www.echerald.com

Miss El Cajon 2017 Jasmine Morales; Teen Miss El Cajon 2017 Cheryl Krueger; Jr. Teen Miss El Cajon 2017 Alyssa Perez; Pre-Teen Miss El Cajon 2017 Ashlee Austin; Jr. Miss El Cajon 2017 Serenity Kennel; Miss Rancho SD Candace Berry; Teen Miss Rancho SD Laurene Vouaux; Jr. Teen Miss Rancho SD Gabriella Coates; Pre-Teen Miss Rancho SD Kaylie King; The Miss El Cajon 2017 Court members are: Jessica Besaw, Brianna Quemuel, Maddy Lee Grosset, Kaylyn Rambo, Jennifer Morales, Julianna Morales, and Sydney DeLaney.




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