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Lakeside Middle School Talent Show LAKESIDE — After a week of auditions, the top 25 performaces competed in Lakeside Middle School’s (LMS) fourth Annual LMS Loves Talent Show, Tuesday, Apr. 12. Awards were given to all of the top performers with the overall award going to Alexi Riingen (pictured near, right) for her performance on the dance trapeze.

JMMS Raises Funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

ALPINE — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s Student Series, Pennies for Patients Program®, students learn about service, leadership and philanthropy and see first-hand how their involvement can make a difference in helping save the lives of blood cancer patients. It is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience to make a difference through teamwork and aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia. Joan MacQueen Middle School’s (JMMS) Honored Hero, Lillie is a former JMMS student. In Feb. 2014, Lillie was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma after having surgery to remove a tumor. She is currently in remission and will be celebrating two years cancer-free in May! She is an active sophomore in high school who loves to spend time outdoors and at the beach with her friends. During the Pennies for Patients Program, students collect donations over a three week period of the school’s choice between the dates of Jan.– March. Donations are collected from friends and family in honor of a local student blood cancer survivor.

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Kathy Foster for The East County Herald Back row, from left: Lindsay Moore–LLS Campaign Mgr. Student Series, JMMS Councilor Jane Firth, Marla Kuhn, recipient Lillie Kuhn – Granite Hills sophomore, Amanda Mohrens – LLS Campaign Mng. Student Series,Theresa Meyerott JMMS Principle. Front Row JMMS student leaders Emily Gogney, Gage Mowrey, Aidyn Gaeir, Sophia Parsons and Lauren Nguyen.

On The Cover LAKESIDE — The Fourth Annual Lakeside Middle School Loves Talent competition was held Tuesday, Apr.12 at Lakesde Middle School. Cover: Rob Riingen / The East County Herald Cover design: Steve Hamann/ The East County Herald

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t now takes fewer valid signatures to qualify an initiative for a statewide vote than at any time in the last 20 years – 365,880, almost 150,000 less than just two years ago. This fact, caused by the extreme low turnout in the midterm election of 2014, led many so-called experts to assume voters would be dealing with blanket-length ballots this fall. The November ballot will in fact be long and filled with interesting issues – not to mention colorful candidates. But the list of propositions will set no records this year despite the seeming ease of qualifying them. One reason: the plethora of initiatives put forward over the last 18 months has created intense competition for signatures, driving prices paid to petition carriers to near-record levels. If there’s one thing this clearly demonstrates, it is that a process originally designed more than 100 years ago to allow grass-roots action has more than ever become the domain of big-money interests. That’s what it means when the bounties paid for valid voter signatures rise to the $4 and $5 range, where they are today. At five bucks per John Henry, it costs almost $2 million to put a measure on the ballot, even if the number of signatures needed is relatively low. Not everyone has that kind of money, even if it only costs $200 to submit a prospective measure for naming and authorization to circulate. So…There will be no vote this fall on whether to require parents to be notified if their under-18 daughter(s) seek to get an abortion. This plan has failed in two other statewide votes, but anti-abortion activists wanted to give it another shot until they ran out of money. The notion of California declaring itself a sovereign nation (or almost) also won’t make the ballot, even if the idea is fun to contemplate. Nor will the notion of calling the state’s chief executive a president rather than a mere governor. There will be no vote on raising the homeowner’s property tax exemption. Nor will voters get to decide whether or not to ban sales or consumption of shellfish like shrimp. And there will be no attempt to raise some property taxes, as opponents of the landmark 1978 Proposition 13 have long sought. The Legislature will not be expanded by 100-fold, either. Neither will there be a vote on using bullet train bond money for water projects. It’s uncertain whether Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to give judges more discretion in sentencing convicts will make the ballot. His petition carriers are reportedly getting $5 for each valid name they submit, eating up chunks of the huge war chest Brown retained after his low-budget, low-profile 2014 reelection campaign. But it is almost certain that one or more proposals to legalize recreational marijuana growing and use will get to a vote. And that a proposed 12-year extension of the tax increases passed in 2012 as Proposition 30 will make the ballot. Already on that ballot are measures to require use of condoms in all pornographic films shot in California, an expansion of a Los Angeles County law, and $9 billion in planned school bonds, much to be used for increased programming and not merely for construction. There was to be a vote on a gradual increase to $15 in the minimum hourly wage, but sponsoring labor unions withdrew that one after they made a deal with Brown and key legislators. One reason lawmakers were so glad to reach that agreement: multiple millions earmarked for a campaign around the minimum wage will probably now flow to political candidates. But no one is abandoning the fight over a proposal forbidding Medi-Cal and other state agencies from paying more than the federal Veterans Administration for prescription drugs. Also on the ballot, but placed there by legislators, is a measure to modify and virtually eliminate the ban on bilingual education passed handily by voters in 1998 as Proposition 227. Some have called all this a perversion of the initiative process, but if it is, it’s a distortion that began when payments for petition signatures became common in the 1970s. Attempts to ban those payments have been ruled unconstitutional several times, so if there’s to be reform, it will have to take some other form.

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. What is the leading cause of brain injuries? . About 1.4 million people suffer a Traumatic Brain

Injury (TBI) each year in the United States. Half of all TBIs are caused by accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. These accidents are the major cause of TBI in people under age 75. Falls cause the majority of TBIs in people 75 and older; this group has the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalizations and death. [A note to older people who suffer a blow to the head: If you are taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin, get immediate attention from a healthcare provider to check for internal bleeding.] Symptoms of a serious head injury may include: headaches, vomiting, nausea, sleepiness, convulsions, dilated pupils, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, loss of coordination, confusion, agitation, bloody or clear fluids emanating from ears or nose, blurred vision or seeing double, dizziness, respiratory failure, paralysis, slow pulse, ringing in the ears, inappropriate emotional responses, and loss of bowel or bladder control. Anyone with signs of moderate or severe TBI should receive medical attention as soon as possible. Because little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma, medical personnel try to stabilize an individual with TBI and focus on preventing further injury. . How much love-making is going on among seniors? . A survey of 3,005 U.S. adults between 57 and 85 published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there’s a lot of love after the bloom. Here’s a breakdown of those reporting that they were sexually active: • 73 percent between the ages of 57 and 64 • 53 percent between the ages of 65 and 74 • 26 percent between the ages of 75 and 85 But, hey, the sex wasn’t always easy. Half of the survey respondents reported at least one problem. The leading obstacle for women was low sexual desire (43 percent). The top problem for men was erectile dysfunction (37 percent). But there’s more. As a woman ages, her vagina becomes thinner, less flexible and drier, so intercourse can be painful. Older men suffer from reduced libido, too. Both men and women can have trouble climaxing. Fortunately for seniors today there is better sex through chemistry. Men can treat their erection problems with drugs such as Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. Women can make sex more comfortable with over-the-counter lubricants, vaginal inserts and hormone supplements. . Can you get cancer from eating fish that contains mercury? . High levels of mercury exposure can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system of people of all ages. There isn’t enough human data available for all forms of mercury to conclude that it causes cancer. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that methylmercury is a possible human carcinogen. Mercury, a liquid metal also known as quicksilver, combines with carbon to make organic mercury compounds; methylmercury is the most common one. Methylmercury is made primarily by microscopic organisms in water and soil. Methylmercury builds up in the tissues of fish. Larger and older fish tend to have the highest levels of mercury. Research shows that most people’s fish consumption does not cause a health concern. Contact your local health department to check local advisories about the safety of fish caught in nearby waters.


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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Walking Difficulties with Multiple Sclerosis


ifficulty in walking — also known as problems with gait — is among the most common mobility limitation in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Most people with MS have some difficulties with walking. Often it is one of the first symptoms to be noticed, for example, if someone is stumbling or tripping more than before. However, these difficulties are common to a number of medical conditions and may not be caused by MS so it is important to get advice from a health professional. Walking problems vary considerably from one person with MS to another. Difficulty walking is related to several factors: • Weakness: Muscle weakness can cause problems such as foot drop (which causes toe drag), “vaulting” (a compensatory technique that involves raising the heel on the stronger leg to make it easier to swing the weaker leg through), compensatory hip hike, trunk lean or cir-

• Balance: Balance problems typically result in a swaying and “drunken” type of gait known as ataxia. People with severe ataxia generally benefit from the use of an assistive device. • Sensory deficit: Some people with MS have such severe numbness in their feet that they cannot feel the floor or know where their feet are. This is referred to as a sensory ataxia. • Fatigue: Many people will experience increased gait problems when fatigue increases. Studies from several countries report that 50-70 percent of people with MS report falls within the past two to six months. About 30 percent of those individuals report falling multiple times, with injuries resulting from those falls. Enhancing a person’s ability to walk comfortably and safely, while preventing falls, is critical. Not only can falls cause injuries, but the time required to recover from head injuries, broken bones or strained muscles can worsen mobility prob-

cumduction (swinging leg out to the side). Weakness in both legs is known as paraparesis; weakness in only one leg is called monoparesis. Weakness can often be compensated for with the use of appropriate exercises and assistive devices, including braces, canes or walkers. • Spasticity: Muscle tightness or spasticity can also interfere with gait. Stretching exercises and anti-spasticity medications are generally effective in treating this symptom.

lems and reduce independence. People with MS typically fall in or around their homes and neighborhoods, usually while doing basic activities like bathing, preparing meals or walking in crowded areas. Risk factors for falls are complex and include: – poor balance and slowed walking – reduced proprioception (the sensation of where your body parts are in space) – incorrect use of assistive


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devices (canes and walkers) or use of inappropriate devices – neurologically active medications (medications that affect the messaging within the nervous system) In MS, many of these problems are initially caused by the slowed or altered nerve conduction, which results in muscle weakness, spasm or spasticity (muscle stiffness) and sensory changes. However, other MS symptoms can have a large impact on walking, such as difficulties with balance, pain, tremor, dizziness and visual problems. For example, vision that is double, blurred or has altered depth perception can make it difficult to place your feet or judge steps and curbs. Most gait problems can be helped to some extent by physical therapy (including exercises and gait training), the use of appropriate assistive devices and, in some cases, medications for spasticity and fatigue. If you’re having difficulty walking, speak to your healthcare provider. Fall prevention is important for your mobility, independence and safety. Source: National MS Society, Multiple Sclerosis Trust

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

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reetings precious people, 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. This week we will continue looking at what is commonly known as the Olivet Discourse. Mark 13:24-37 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven. “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near--at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming--in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning-- lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” There are 3 important points the Lord makes in our text. First, the return (second coming) of Jesus which will follow what is known as the Tribulation. The Tribulation is partially described for us in Revelation 6-19. It is a terrible time to be alive on earth when God pours out His wrath on a Christ rejecting world. I have covered this time in detail in previous articles and you can access them on the web site in the archives. The second point of importance that Jesus mentions is the parable of the fig tree. Jesus uses this parable to help us further understand when the events previously spoken and His return will occur. It is important to note that some Bible scholars believe that the ‘fig tree’ is representative of the Nation Israel. Thus, when the Nation of Israel becomes a nation again (puts forth it’s leaves) that generation will not pass away until the events previously described will take place. Finally, Jesus admonishes His disciples and us that no one (including the so called Bible experts) knows the day or hour in which these things will take place. Because of this, we are to watch, not to be slothful, caught up with the cares and worries of the world so that when it does happen we are not taken by surprise. Dear ones, we are living in perilous times, and they are only to get worse. The time to be about our Father’s business is now! There are many ‘things’ that will work to distract us from being about His business so we need to be focused on being about His business.

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El Cajon Community Coffee with Thursday, Apr. 14• El Cajon Police Department EL CAJON— State Senator Joel Anderson held a community coffee at El Cajon Police Department’s community room, Thursday Apr 14, with over 130 attendees. The coffee was hosted by El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells. The friendly town hall meeting gave community members of El Cajon an opportunity to discuss the issues that were important to them. Some of the topics that were brought up include: job opportunities, homelessness, health care, illegal immigration and education programs. Anderson allowed every constituent with questions the opportunity to speak with him individually. Anderson also recognized a group of students from El Cajon Valley High School. They are called the Link Crew and they help younger students at school by mentoring them, giving guidance on maneuvering a high-school schedule and new responsibilities. They were recognized for their service and leadership.

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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), which has added Chinese and Portuguese this year. LARC will continue to provide courses in Arabic, Persian, and Russian in the program, which starts June 1. This immersive program allows students to earn 3-20 units of foreign language credit. Each intensive language and culture studies class meets for four to six hours of interactive instruction daily. SDSU is the only local university offering all five of these courses this summer. 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: • Business, legal, and health care professionals who want to expand their marketability • Educated professionals interested in a challenging academic pursuit • Heritage speakers who want to improve their formal language skills • Spouse, family, or friends of people who speak these languages The intensive format allows students to participate in the equivalent of up to two years of language study in one summer. “When I came into this program, I couldn’t read a bit of Russian. Three weeks in, four weeks in, I could read it, albeit slowly, and form sentences, and I think that’s amazing,” said former student Joshua Shepard. “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,” added former student Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D. Arabic and Persian courses are four units each; Chinese and Russian courses are five units apiece. Session 1 courses in Portuguese are five units each, and Session 2 courses are each three units. Session 1 courses are June 1-July 7; Session 2 courses run July 13-August 17. For more information, visit 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.

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin MS WALK in Point Loma, Saturday with David Osmond

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in San Diego will host the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS, a fundraising walk, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 23 at NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, in San Diego’s Point Loma community. National MS Society officials expect about 3,500 people will walk and help raise about $462,000 in donations 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. Also attending at Walk MS at Liberty Station will be singer-songwriter and Broadway performer David Osmond, a member of the entertaining Osmond family and a nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond. David Osmond, who was diagnosed with MS in 2006 at age 26, will attend and sing the National Anthem, plus his newest song, “I Can Do This,” a song about his personal journey with relapsing MS, watch?v=2l1lTkKsaDs. David Osmond also is involved as an inspirational MS advocate in “Our Voice in Song”, an educational campaign from Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. that aims to empower people to take charge and become more active managers of their disease. The “Our Voice in Song” campaign provides resources for people to learn more about relapsing MS, including tips on how to actively manage the condition and questions people can ask healthcare practitioners to advocate for themselves and help optimize their care. The three-mile walk along San Diego Bay is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Admis-

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pressure, blood glucose/diabetes, balance and video sion is free to attend Walk MS. There is no cost to be a otoscope. Information will be available about senior walker. On-site registration is available. Event infor- housing, home care services, home safety, fall prevenmation is available at tion, health education, advance directives, nutrition services, social programs, caregiving services, educational programs and volunteer opportunities. Attendees may bring unwanted medications for safe disposal by the San Diego County Sheriff ’s Department. This is part of a prescription drug take back effort aimed In honor of National Donate Life Month in April, at preventing prescription drug abuse. Sponsors the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. include the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Waka- agency that supports health-related community prorusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Dispelling Myths About grams and services in San Diego’s East County region, Organ and Tissue Donation,” a free presentation from along with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sonrise Com10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 27. The program is munity Church, Western Press, City of La Mesa and part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, nor- the County of San Diego Health and Human Services mally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Agency. For event information, phone the La Mesa Speaking will be representatives from Donate Life San Adult Enrichment Center at (619) 667-1322. Diego, a local chapter of a national organization that promotes organ and tissue donation. More than 13 million Californians have registered to save the lives of others as organ and tissue donors with 95 percent of them through the Department of Motor Vehicles. A growing number of medical partners, including Sharp An agreement has been reached between the County Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, are supporting the Board of Supervisors and the Jamul Indian Village effort with banners hanging from parking structures. over impacts of the tribe’s new casino in Jamul. The

Organ and tissue donation discussion at health library

Jamul Casino traffic plan ok’d by County Supervisors

Free senior health fair in Santee

The 17th annual East County Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 29, at Sonrise Community Church, 88805 Magnolia Ave. in Santee. Admission is free. No advance registration is necessary. The East County Senior Services Providers, a coalition of community organizations and agencies serving seniors in the East County, said the health fair will feature more than 60 exhibit booths, along with free health screenings for stroke, blood

agreement addresses how to handle the traffic, public safety and environmental effects in surrounding areas from the construction and operation of the Hollywood Casino that’s scheduled to open later this year. The casino is expected to include a three-story gaming and entertainment facility of 200,000 square feet, featuring more than 1,700 slot machines, 50 live table games, restaurants, a Tony Gwynn sports bar and an enclosed below ground parking structure for 1,800 cars. The Jamul Indian Village hired casino manager Penn National Gaming to develop the $400 million complex.


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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. 3. Notice: Padre Dam Municipal Water District is in the process of updating its Urban Water Management Plan and has given notice to land use jurisdictions within its service area that it will be holding a public hearing on June 1st, 2016 at 3:30pm in Padre Dam’s Boardroom at 9300 Fanita Parkway in Santee, CA. Inquiries should be directed to Melissa McChesney, Communications Officer, at 619-258-4680 or mmcchesney@ 4. Notice: William Metz, Forest Supervisor for the Cleveland National Forest provided notice that he has signed the Final Record of Decision (Final ROD) for the San Diego Gas & Electric Master Special Use Permit. The decision will be implemented by issuing a 50-year special use permit for the construction, operation, and maintenance of project facilities. The decision is more fully described in the Final ROD, which is posted online at: 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. Steve Nelson, County of San Diego Vegetation manager received a request from a resident at the Alpine Mobile Home Estates on Alpine Blvd. There are multiple concerns from residents of this community regarding the site line at their western exit (near the liquor store), due to a large eucalyptus tree. The County has requested to remove this tree, as this would greatly improve the view for people merging into oncoming traffic. Discussion & Action. H. Group Business: 1. Group to review updates to the ACPG Standing Rules proposed by the Coordinating Committee and adopt changes to the Standing Rules for the 2016 calendar year. Discussion, & Action. 2. Appointment of Subcommittee Chairs. Discussion, & Action. 3. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion, & Action I. Consent Calendar J. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) K. Officer Reports L. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) M. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas N. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures O. Announcement of Meetings: 1. Alpine Community Planning Group – May 26th, 2016 2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD 3. Planning Commission – May 20th, 2016 4. Board of Supervisors – May 3rd 4th, 10th, & 11th 2016 P. Adjournment of Meeting Disclaimer Language: Public Disclosure – We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control. Access and Correction of Personal Information – You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.



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SANTEE — The grand re-opening and ribbon cutting for Sweet Snap Photography was held Tuesday Apr. 12. The studio is now located in the Carlton Oaks Plaza. Attending the event were Santee City Council members’ Ronn Hall and John Minto, presenting Sweet Snap with a Certificate of Recognition. Certificates were also presented from Senator Joel Anderson’s office, Assemblyman Brian Jones’s office and the East County Chamber of Commerce.

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