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City of Lemon Grove Unite on Earth Day For Community Clean-up By Jessica Fortis

For The East County Herald LEMON GROVE — On Earth Day, Saturday, Apr. 22 volunteers gathered in Lemon Grove to participate in the Lemon Grove Community Cleanup. For the City of Lemon Grove, their cleanup event started in January and the city plans on hosting one every quarter. The first event had about 120 people participate and was started by the City of Lemon Grove to engage local residents in improving the community. On Earth Day, last Saturday, 150 community volunteers participated in the community clean-up. Lemon Grove’s City Manager Lydia Romero said, “It is easy to litter but when you are out here cleaning it up, you might think twice before littering.” The clean-up has already made some changes to maximize the volunteers’ effort. At the first cleanup, all volunteers went along one route and the last wave of people didn’t have much to pick up. For Saturday’s event, Malik Tamimi, Management Analyst, who organizes the cleanups, decided to separate volunteers into four different groups with four different routes with rest stops along the way. High traffic areas such as the trolley station as well as shopping centers along Main Street were some of the focuses. Most of the participants were students from SDSU and local high schools, and a local church. One of the volunteers

Grossmont Hospital Receives Magnet Designation

Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez is flanked by Representatives for Senator Joel Anderson’s Distict office, Emily Eichner (left) and Jessica Fortis (right), participating in Lemon Grove’s Community Clean-up on Earth Day. shared, “I want to teach my son the importance of community involvement and support.” Team members from California State Senator Joel Anderson’s office volunteered as well, to help make Lemon Grove more beautiful. The Mayor of Lemon Grove,

Racquel Vasquez was elated to have Anderson’s support and expressed the importance of community involvement at the state level. Anderson later commented, “It’s inspiring to see people of all walks of life spending their Saturday morning together to make our community better.”

LA MESA — Board Members of the Grossmont Healthcare District recognized Sharp Grossmont Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, Louise White (above, left with board member Gloria Chadwick), for her hard work and dedication toward the hospital’s Magnet designation, Friday April 21. Magnet hospitals are designated as such by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for their demonstrated excellence in nursing practices and quality patient care – attracting nurses “like a magnet” as a result of providing a superior working environment. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® is viewed around the world as the ultimate seal of quality and confidence. Magnet organizations are recognized for superior nursing processes and quality patient care, which lead to the highest levels of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction.

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EL CAJON — Congressman Duncan Hunter (cover, left) hosted the Annual Congressional Art Competition for high schools in the 50th Congressional District, Friday, Apr. 21 at the Olaf Weighorst Museum and Western Heritage Center. The winning artwork will be hung in the U.S Capitol for an entire year. Winners are: First place: Coleman Finley (cover, right); 2nd place: Courtney Reiter; 3rd place: Abi Hubscher & People’s Choice: Phoenix Blair.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias

Next Guv Will Be Key To Moved-Up Primary

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f any measure now before state lawmakers should be a no-brainer, it’s the bill aiming to move California’s presidential primary up into the third position during the next primary season in early 2020. If this comes off as sponsors plan, Californians would vote in mid-March less than three years from now, and have their votes actually count for something, unlike the pattern of most of the last 50 years. That’s where one innovation in the latest iteration of the moved-up primary idea enters: When California previously tried moving its primary up as early as Feb. 5, other states hustled into even earlier dates in a sort of devil-take-the-hindmost approach. The key innovation to cope with this “let’s keep California meaningless” movement is a provision allowing the next California governor to move the primary up as far as needed to keep it relevant. That could enable a vote here as early as late January if other states insist on trying to beat out California. This could happen if 2020 sees the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses staged in very early January, as sometimes happens. New Hampshire could then vote as early as mid-January, even earlier than last year, while California goes later in the month or on Feb. 3. If that’s how the calendar plays out, there would likely be a very early Super Tuesday, many other states hop-scotching to the same day as California in order to stay relevant. This is all really about giving Californians a voice in choosing their President. The last time California voted very early, on Feb. 5, 2008, several other states moved up into January to dilute its impact. This state got a voice, but not a veto as a heavy Democratic vote here for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama was the main reason their race extended all the way into May. The state’s impact was helped when turnout for that primary was higher than for any in the previous 30 years. One thing the early date produced was awareness by all presidential candidates of what was important to voters in the most populous state. By contrast, when Californians voted in June last year, nominations in both major parties had long since been determined. Another recent factor may also play a big role: If California moves far up on the calendar, its recent massive use of mail-in ballots could force candidates to give it priority over smaller places with earlier Election Days. Because ballots reach so many voters about a month before Election Day, we could see campaigning here even before the Iowa caucuses. The candidates and their strategists well know that ballots sent in weeks before the official date count as much as those cast on Election Day. So campaign rallies in December, or even November, could become commonplace here. A very early date will be likely if the next governor – to be determined next year – wants California to have a major voice. Even though the current legislative proposal tentatively sets the primary for the third Tuesday in March, the 15th, it would be unwise for any governor to leave it there. That’s because other states are already front-loading. Aside from Iowa and New Hampshire, guaranteed to vote first by both major parties, Nevada and South Carolina have tentatively set their votes for Feb. 20. Crammed into the first two weeks of March are Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Kansas, Michigan and others. If California waits until March 15, it might as well keep the primary in June, for all the influence it would have. So the chances of the next governor moving the state into early February or even January are strong, with other states likely to follow suit to preserve some clout for themselves. All this will be inconvenient for legislators, members of Congress and their prospective primary opponents, who will have to make decisions and raise money much earlier than usual because filing deadlines – coming in March when the primary falls in June – would now move to the latter part of 2019. Too bad for them. The turnout in 2008 and the frustration of many Californians with the outcome in both parties last year assure that this state must move up or forget about having any input on vital issues for years to come.

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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The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti

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take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that.

A. My friend, Pete, has instituted a colonoscopy rule. He insists that, if a bunch of us geezers are talking about aches, maladies and visits to the doctors, everyone has to change the subject as soon as someone uses the word colonoscopy. Usually we switch to grandchildren, which is a lot more fun. But, while we are on the subject of colons... Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Early detection of colon cancer is especially important because, if it is found in its early stages, it can be cured nine out of ten times. Who’s at risk? The chances of getting it increase with age. But other risk factors include polyps, your history, diet and whether you’ve had ulcerative colitis. Polyps are benign growths on the inner wall of the colon and rectum. Not all polyps become cancerous, but nearly all colon cancers start as polyps.

Colorectal cancer seems to run in families. And, someone who has already had colorectal cancer may develop this disease a second time. So greater vigilance is a good idea if you or your relatives have had it. This form of cancer is more likely among people on a diet high in fat, protein, calories, alcohol, and both red and white meat. Low-fat, high-fiber diets seem better for the colon. Ulcerative colitis is a condition in which there is a chronic break in the lining of the colon. Having this condition increases a person’s chance of developing colorectal cancer. The following are some symptoms of colorectal cancer: blood in the stool, diarrhea, constipation, stools that are narrower than usual, frequent gas pains or cramps, unexplained weight loss, unrelieved fatigue, vomiting. Go to your doctor if you have symptoms. The medical profession has many detection tools. These include: a test to check for hidden blood in the stool; a sigmoidoscope, a lighted instrument for examining the rectum and lower colon; a colonoscope, a lighted instrument to examine the rectum and entire colon; a barium enema with a series of x-rays of the colon and rectum; a digital rectal exam to feel for abnormal areas. Two recent studies showed that colonoscopy can find many pre-cancerous polyps that sigmoidoscopy misses. Another major advantage of the colonoscopy is that it enables the doctor to remove any polyps found during the procedure. There is a virtual colonoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure. Doctors are able to see the entire colon using 3-D computer graphics from a computerized tomography scan, or CT scan. Known as CT colonography, this exam is an alternative for patients who are at risk of complications from colonoscopy such as patients who are frail. If a virtual colonoscopy finds significant polyps, they have to be removed by conventional colonoscopy.

Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at: fred@healthygeezer.com

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Researchers May Be Closer To Finding The Cause of Multiple Sclerosis cientists may be one step closer to discovering a cause for the debilitating lifelong condition Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Researchers have shown MS sufferers have high levels of a certain protein in their brain cells, which is virtually nonexistent in healthy people. Scientists have long suspected that mitochondria, the energy-creating “powerhouse” of the cell, plays a link in causing Multiple Sclerosis. The joint Exeter-Alberta research team was the first to combine clinical and laboratory experiments to explain how mitochondria becomes defective in people with MS. Using human brain tissue samples , they found that a protein called Rab32 is present in large quantities in the brains of people with MS, but is virtually absent in healthy brain cells. This protein alters the cells’ energy supply, triggering the disabling symptoms. The finding may enable scientists to create proteintargeting treatments for the incurable disease. Scientists at the Universities of Exeter and Alberta analyzed human brain tissue samples. They discovered high levels of a protein, known as Rab32, in MS patients. Although it is established

that MS occurs due to nervous system damage, the cause of this was less clear. Where Rab32 is present, the team discovered that a part of the cell that stores calcium (endoplasmic reticulum or ER) gets too close to the mitochondria. The resulting miscommunication with the calcium supply triggers the mitochondria to misbehave, ultimately causing toxicity for brain cells leading to brain cell damage in people with MS. Researchers do not yet know what causes an unwelcome influx of Rab32 but they believe the defect could originate at the base of the ER organelle. The finding will enable scientists to search for effective treatments that target Rab32 and embark on determining whether there are other proteins that may pay a role in triggering MS. Study author Professor Paul Eggleton, said: ‘Multiple Sclerosis can have a devastating impact on people’s lives, affecting mobility, speech, mental ability and more. ‘So far, all medicine can offer is treatment and therapy for the symptoms – as we do not yet know the precise causes, research has been limited. ‘Our exciting new findings have uncovered a new avenue for researchers to explore. ‘It is a critical step and, in time, we hope it might lead to effective new treatments for MS.’

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The latest findings are welcomed by MS campaigners. Dr David Schley, research communications manager, the MS Society, said, ‘No-one knows for sure why people develop MS and we welcome any research that increases our understanding of how to stop it.’ More than 100,000 people in the UK, 450,000 in the U.S. and more than 2.5 million worldwide live with this challenging and unpredictable condition. ‘We want people with MS to have a range of treatments to choose from, and be able to get the right treatment at the right time.’

Source: Universities of Exeter and Alberta press release

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at 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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EVERYDAY LIFE The Promises of God

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reetings precious people, this week we begin a new series entitled “The Promises of God”. As we begin looking at some of the Promises of God it is important to keep in mind that there are only a few of these promises that are for all of mankind, the majority of them are for God’s people who have entrusted their lives to Him. Some of the promises that are for all of mankind are such as the one He made after judging the world with the Flood, Genesis 9:8-17 “Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” Another promise made to all mankind is found in John 3:16-19, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him, would not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” There are actually two promises here, the first is to “whoever” that would acknowledge they have sinned against God; repent; and place their faith in Jesus, they will be saved from the penalty of sin which is everlasting death, also known as Hell. The second promise is not one that you want to claim yet many do because of pride and insistence upon doing what they want rather than what God wants for their life. The promise is that if a person will not repent and turn to Christ, they will suffer judgment and everlasting punishment. The next verses are similar to the promise in John 3:16 and are found in the book of Romans, 10:8-13 “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” The “whoever” makes it clear that this promise is for any and all; God is not a respecter of persons; Christ died so that all men might be saved, yet He will not force Himself on anyone, you must decide.

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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SANTEE — The Santee Chamber of Commerce Morning Mixer was held at Mimi’s Restaurant in Santee, Tuesday, April 18. The event included networking and a presentation over breakfast about water updates for the area. The morning speakers were Dennis Cushman of San Diego County Water Authority and Allen Carlisle of Padre Dam Municipal Water District. Cushman’s presentation stated the Water Authority declared drought conditions in San Diego County is over. San Diego County has used its water efficiently. The Governor, however has released his long term water use framework which will impact water use on business and residents in the future. He stated that San Diego County water suppliers will have to be vigilante on water costs, the amount of water received, and local projects for independent local water supplies. Carlisle’s presentation was about reusable water. Presently between Santee, El Cajon and the San Diego County 14 million gallons/day (mgd) is generated. Two mgd is processed at the Stoyer Water Recycling Facility. Twelve mgd is now pumped to Point Loma. Future projects will treat all recyclable water. The goal is to have 30 percent of Santee’s water needs met by recycling. Of note, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits is using recycled and purified water from the Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility for brewing beer called Padre Dam Pilsner. ‘Using state-of-the-art technology to purify East County’s recycled water, the East County Advanced Water Purification Program will create a new, local, reliable and sustainable drinking water supply,” said Allen Carlisle, CEO of the water district. “The end product is water so clean that it is near-distilled in quality.”


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Congressman Duncan D. Hunter

50th District Annual Congressional Art Competition Friday, April 21 • El Cajon

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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

Aztecs Kick Off Football Season with Sept. 2 Skyshow

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he 42nd annual KGB SkyShow will follow San Diego State’s 2017 season-opening game against UC Davis on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Qualcomm Stadium. Kickoff for the back-to-back Mountain West champion Aztecs and Aggies is set for 5:30 p.m. The KGB SkyShow, the largest fireworks show in the area, annually attracts one of the largest crowds of the season, including last year when 46,486 fans showed up to watch SDSU shut out New Hampshire, 31-0. Tickets to the KGB SkyShow will be available for Aztec fans and KGB listeners on June 12 at 9 a.m. via an internet presale (view level only). Current San Diego State football season-ticket holders, meanwhile, can order additional single-game tickets, at all levels, on July 10 at 9 a.m. for the game. Single-game tickets at all levels for the general public to the Sept. 2 game go on sale on July 17. The Aztecs are coming off an 11-3 season, knocking off Wyoming, 27-24, in the Mountain West Championship game and Houston, 34-10, in the Las Vegas Bowl, to finish with a No. 25 ranking in both the AP Top 25 poll and the Amway Coaches Poll. It is just the second time that SDSU has been ranked in the final AP poll in program history (also 1977). The 11 wins tied a school single-season record as SDSU became the first team in program history with back-to-back 11-win campaigns. SDSU is accepting new account deposits on 2017 season tickets through the Aztec Ticket Office, while current season-ticket holders can also renew their tickets for the 2017 campaign. Fans can purchase tickets through GoAztecs.com, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting Qualcomm Stadium’s Window E between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2017 San Diego State Football Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 2 -- UC Davis -- 5:30 p.m. PT (TBA) Saturday, Sept. 9 -- at Arizona State -- TBA Saturday, Sept. 16 -- Stanford -- 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network) Saturday, Sept. 23 -- at Air Force* -- 5 p.m. MT (CBS Sports Network) Saturday, Sept. 30 -- Northern Illinois -- 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network) Saturday, Oct. 7 -- at UNLV* -- TBA (ESPN Networks) Saturday, Oct. 14 -- Boise State* -- 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network) Saturday, Oct. 21 -- Fresno State* -- 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network) Saturday, Oct. 28 -- at Hawai’i* -- TBA (ESPN Networks) Saturday, Nov. 4 -- at San José State* -- TBA (ESPN Networks) Saturday, Nov. 11 -- OPEN Saturday, Nov. 18 -- Nevada* -- 7:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network) Friday, Nov. 24 -- New Mexico* -- 12:30 p.m. PT (CBS Sports Network) Saturday, Dec. 2 -- MW Championship Game (home of highestranked two divisional champions) -- TBA

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 Grossmont Hospital Honored for Organ Donation

Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for saving lives through organ and tissue donation. The East County regional hospital received the Platinum Medal of Honor after saving 32 lives in 2016, the most ever for the hospital in a single year. At a recent ceremony, hospital COO Anthony D’Amico accepted the federal government’s award. Also at the ceremony, recognition was given to Linda LeVier, a Sharp heart recipient who celebrated the 10th anniversary of her transplant on April 1, and Sofia O’Loughlin, the widow of Navy vet John O’Loughlin, who died shortly after returning from a deployment nearly four years ago and saved the lives of three people as an organ donor, giving sight to two people and helping 50 others as a tissue donor.

Realtors Attending m Meeting with State Senator Joel Anderson

Members of the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), with an office in El Cajon, are participating at “Realtors Power Friday,” a meeting with California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, April 28, at Anderson’s District office, 500 Fesler St., Suite 201, El Cajon. Admission is free and all realtors in San Diego County are invited to attend. Anderson is scheduled to discuss recent issues and ideas under review by the California Association of Realtors (CAR). He also will discuss various issues that could affect the local real estate market, including affordability, property rights, economic stability, employment growth, water, healthcare reform, public safety, state budget deficits and political gridlock in Sacramento. PSAR is a 2,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors. For more information,

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history and heroes, with an emphasis on moral, religious constitutional heritage. Wall Builders is a name taken East County Chamber’s May breakfast at and from the Old Testament writings of Nehemiah, who led a Cuyamaca College grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host restore its strength and honor. In the same way, Wall Builders its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved Friday, May 5, at Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego in strengthening their communities, states, and nation. Cost Pkwy, El Cajon. Free parking is available in lot #1. Breakfast to attend is $30 per person. For more information, visit www. sponsor is the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD). eastcountymayorsluncheon.com, or contact Tami Ashland at Speakers will include participating high school students from 619-440-0404 or tashland@subaruelcajon.com. the Chamber’s Ethics in Business program. Now in its 26th Filling the District Attorney Vacancy after year, Ethics in Busienss is a joint venture of the Chamber’s Business Education Committee and GUHSD’s Career Technical Dumanis Retirement The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will review the Education Department and is supported by a consortium of process for appointing a new County District Attorney at its business, education, and community leaders. Cost to attend May 2 meeting. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis recently the Chamber breakfast is $25 per person for members, $30 announced her retirement after nearly 15 years in the per person for prospective members with RSVP and $35 per person for walk-ups without RSVP. For more information and to position. Her last day on the job is July 7. Since the position of County District Attorney is an elected post and Dumanis RSVP, contact the Chamber at info@eastcountychamber.org, is retiring before her term ends in January 2019, the Board (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org. of Supervisors must follow a specific appointment process East County Mayors Luncheon Set for outlined in the County Board policy. At the May 2 meeting, the Thursday, May 4 Board will approve the application packet, set the application The annual East County Mayors Luncheon will be held period and candidate requirements, and set dates for public starting at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 4, at the Crystal Ballroom, hearings to consider all applicants and subsequent finalists. 414 North Magnolia Ave., El Cajon. Lunch will be served The Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint a new starting at 11:20 a.m. Speeches from four East County District Attorney prior to Dumanis’ retirement. The Office of mayors is scheduled from 11:50 to 12:20. The mayors the District Attorney serves the citizens of San Diego County include El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Santee Mayor John through the efficient prosecution of felony crimes countywide Minto, Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez and La Mesa and misdemeanor crimes in 18 cities and the unincorporated Mayor Mark Arapostathis. Also speaking will be Dr. David areas. The District Attorney assists victims and survivors of Miyashiro, Cajon Valley Union School District, and David crime, protects families and children by making communities Barton, Wall Builders. Barton’s organization is a national safer and protects the taxpayer by investigating and pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten prosecuting consumer and insurance fraud.

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Brad Daluiso Golf Classic to Include Helicopter Ball Drop EL CAJON — Golf balls will rain down from the skies Friday, May 5, and prizes including a trip to Cabo will fall into the laps of lucky winners of the Brad Daluiso Golf Classic’s helicopter golf ball drop. Now in its 14th year, the golf tournament is a daylong event at the Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort hosted by the former NFL kicker and Grossmont College alum to raise funds for Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges’ athletics programs. As competition draws to a close on the 18-hole championship golf course nestled in picturesque Dehesa Valley, as many as 2,000 golf balls purchased by donors are dropped from a helicopter hovering about 50 feet in the air. The lucky winner whose numbered ball lands in or closest to the hole – in this case, hole No. 1 at Willow Glen Golf Course – gets airfare and four night’s stay for two in an ocean-view deluxe room at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The next closest balls will garner prizes including a Sonos Playbar, $1,000 Sprouts gift card, Padres tickets behind home plate and more. And you don’t have to play in the tourney or be present to win – just donate $10 for one ball, $50 for six or $100 for 20. Register and pay online at www.foundation. gcccd.edu/bdgc. The deadline for online purchases is Thursday, May 4. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted for ball purchases at the tournament until 3 p.m. The golf classic draws about 120 golfers annually and has raised more than $200,000 for college athletics and Exercise Science and Wellness programs. The event is sponsored by California Coast Credit Union, Sycuan Casino, and Sprouts Farmers Market. The event organizer is the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, the nonprofit organization that supports students, faculty and staff at both colleges through scholarships and educational equipment, supplies and programs. “This is the third year for the helicopter drop, which has proven to be such a hit and a great way to raise money for the athletics programs,” said Daluiso, a member of the Foundation Council. Ryan Schumacher, associate dean of athletics at Cuyamaca College, said the experience of student athletes at both colleges will be enhanced by tournament proceeds. More than 500 student athletes participate in intercollegiate sports at both colleges and about a quarter continue their athletic careers at the four-year level. For many students – partic-

ularly those with their eyes set on scholarship offers to universities or even careers as pro athletes – athletics is the draw to community college and what motivates them to earn good grades. For others, athletics is what gets them engaged in campus life. “Cuyamaca College Athletics is excited to be a part of this amazing event,” Schumacher said. “Brad Daluiso has been a long-time friend of the district and we are proud to be a part of this partnership.” The chopper and pilot are from Gillespie Field-based Raven Helicopters, and the balls are being provided by Sycuan. Resort staffers will also pick up the balls afterwards and report the winner. For those interested in tournament play, the deadline to register is April 28. Check-in and a putting contest will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start and lunch. The helicopter ball drop at 4 p.m. is followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Player spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The entry donation to play is $325 per person and $1,300 for a foursome. Golfers receive a gift bag, range balls, putting contest entry, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, opportunity drawing tickets, course contests and a buffet dinner. Daluiso, who was introduced to collegiate football while he attended Grossmont College, said the golf tournament is his way of giving back to East County’s only public colleges and to lend support to student athletes. Daluiso played football at Grossmont College until he graduated in 1988, and then went on to UCLA for two years before being drafted into the National Football League. He played the bulk of his 10-year career for the New York Giants and capped eight seasons in 2000 as the team’s alltime most accurate kicker and the second-leading scorer in the team’s history. After playing in two Super Bowls, he retired from football in 2001 after a stint with the Oakland Raiders. In 2000, Daluiso was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award, presented to the team member displaying exemplary leadership, courage and community service. In 2012, he was selected as one of five outstanding community college alumni in the state by the Community College League of California. Today, Daluiso is a private wealth advisor with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. For more information about the golf classic and ball drop, contact Erich Foeckler at erich. foeckler@gcccd.edu or call the foundation at (619) 644-7652.

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