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New Central Chiller Plant to Save Energy, Serve More Buildings at Grossmont College EL CAJON — A just-completed air-conditioning plant built to serve new structures in Grossmont College’s near future is being hailed not only for its good looks, but its nearly 70 percent reduction in energy costs. The $8 million, 2,700-squarefoot chiller plant that serves the cooling needs of the entire campus marks a milestone for Proposition V, the $398 million bond measure approved by East County voters in 2012. The chiller is the first structure to be built using Prop. V funds, although numerous other projects have been completed at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, including renovations at the Cuyamaca College Exercise Science Building and track, and upgrades to the electrical system at Grossmont College. Those who pass by the chiller plant may never know its true function, but college officials are OK with that. The new plant, which houses a 21,000-ton high-efficiency chiller, massive pipes and three stainless steel cooling towers, could be mistaken at first glance for a classroom building. Contractors faced the challenge of transforming an aging, water-wasting central plant into a modern, more efficient facility to meet the demands of more buildings, but at substantially less cost, while making the structure in the center of campus aesthetically pleasing. The cooling towers provide chilled water for air-conditioning while reducing demand on the power grid, but their visual impact was an issue. “From the start it was made clear that the college didn’t want something that looked like a mechanical building in the middle of the campus,” said Ken Emmons, senior director of Districtwide Facilities. To shield the cooling towers from full view, the chiller plant’s exterior walls are 27 feet tall, about 2.5 stories in height. Large windows with obscure glass hide the towers even further. To break up the mass of the building’s exterior, plant screens were installed that will allow greenery to partially cover the block walls. “The energy efficiency of the central chiller plant and its architecture that fits in with the campus are examples of sustainable design,” said college president Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh. “More crucially, this chiller is an infrastructure project that will provide air-conditioning capacity for the coming major Prop. V projects that we can now break ground on.” The low-water use and low maintenance of the droughttolerant landscaping are among the cost savings for the improved chiller plant, along with upgrades in electrical infrastructure and the increased efficiency of chilled water piping and improved condenser units. Operators who were targeting a 30 percent reduction in energy

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Exceptional Kids Rodeo LAKESIDE — The first Annual Exceptional Kids Rodeo (EKR) was held Sunday, April 30 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. The EKR allows children within the special needs community to experience what real cowboys and cowgirls experience through simulating rodeo events.

costs with the plant’s expansion are ecstatic about the estimated 223,000 kilowatt hours annually that the plant will cut, a 68 percent energy savings per year. With cost savings from both the energy- and water-saving chiller plant and its ability to cool the campus’ 864,000 square feet of interior space more efficiently, the district hired Architects Mosher Drew to design an exterior that was true to the look of the rest of the campus. As a key part of the district’s overall energy-conservation plan, construction of the chiller plant was partially paid for with state Proposition 39 funds, a 2012 measure that set aside billions for energy-efficiency upgrades of the state’s public schools. To qualify, the district had to show the project met energyreduction criteria measured in kilowatt hours per year. “We proved to the state that the energy savings are so good the project was approved for two

years’ funding even before the actual distribution of monies began,” said Fred Parker, program manager for the construction management firm, Gafcon. Energy management systems and sensors added to the plant ensure that when doors are left open, mechanical heating and cooling will shut down, creating additional energy savings. The expansion and upgrade of the central chiller plant, which began in January 2016, was the first major Prop. V building to be completed because it is needed to serve the needs of other new facilities, including the Teaching and Performance Theater and a Science, Math and Career Tech Complex. A June 14 groundbreaking is expected for the Performing Arts Complex, which will include a 390-seat theater with a stage, orchestra pit and balcony, and which will also house the Hyde Art Gallery.

On The Cover LAKESIDE — The 53rd Annual Lakeside Rodeo was held Friday-Sunday, April 28-30 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Running Scared Makes Darrell Issa Look Different

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hink of Congressman Darrel Issa, the former car alarm magnate who made a fortune off the Viper system, and you picture the ultimate Republican loyalist, the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who bedeviled ex-President Barack Obama over everything from his birth certificate to conduct of the Food and Drug Administration. But these days, it is Issa who is bedeviled, with a target on his back in his San Diego County district, which stretches north into a bit of Orange County. The target comes courtesy of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has named Issa one of seven California Republicans in Congress it considers vulnerable next year. Not only did Issa barely win reelection last year, by about a 1,600-vote margin, but the outcome of that race wasn’t known until weeks after the election. And his 2016 opponent, retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate, is coming after him again next year, while Democrat Hillary Clinton actually carried his district narrowly in 2016 presidential voting. All this has Issa focusing much more on his district rather than spending most of his time on investigations that went nowhere and were mostly designed to harass Obama and his aides. Not a single person was indicted or removed from office because of any Issa-led probe and Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy, the second-ranking House Republican, admitted their prime purpose was to harass Obama and his aides. Calvin Moore, his energetic deputy, insists Issa – one of the wealthiest members of Congress and perhaps best known around California for funding the petition drive that led to the 2003 recall of former Gov. Gray Davis – has always maintained a strong focus on his district. “He’s working on the same stuff he always has,” Moore said. “He wants the nuclear waste issue at San Onofre settled, he wants veterans to be able to get jobs more easily and he wants immigration reform.” Those are staple issues in a district which includes the huge Camp Pendleton Marine base and hosts the shut-down nuclear power plant whose spent fuel will be stored just yards from the beach under current plans. But although Issa insists he’s visited the spent fuel site frequently since San Onofre shut down in 2012, few in his district recall such visits prior to one staged with much publicity last winter, when he brought fellow Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois there to plump for a bill setting up new nuclear waste disposal sites. Issa clearly hopes the retirement of former Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid of Nevada will open the way for a storage site at Yucca Mountain not far from the gambling Mecca of Laughlin, a project Reid resisted for years because of reported danger to aquifers that form much of southern Nevada’s underground water supply. Meanwhile, Issa has still not taken a position on the San Onofre cost settlement that is now under reconsideration by the state Public Utilities Commission because of evidence it was a sweetheart deal between former PUC president Michael Peevey and executives of Southern California Edison Co. That settlement saddled consumers with about 70 percent of the cost of decommissioning the plant, which failed largely because of an Edison blunder. It’s a major issue for consumers in his district. Issa has had five years to consider a stance, but taken none. Issa also submitted his own plan to replace Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, seeking to open all government employee health insurance plans to the general public and contending this could bring rates down so far that current federal premium subsidies would not be needed. Such subsides were not in his plan, which differs greatly from others put forward by fellow GOP House members. His plan has gone nowhere. Issa also staked out a position far from other Republicans on possible investigation of Russian intelligence links to President Trump’s 2016 campaign. He’s called for an independent prosecutor, contending Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot do the job objectively enough for most Americans to trust conclusions he might reach. The upshot is that constituents in the 49th Congressional District shared by Issa and Applegate are seeing more of their representative than most can ever remember. He’s also seeing more of his constituents, one positive aspect of a close vote in a district that formerly was one-sided.

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 From the Geezer’s Mailbag

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QA B . What happens when you have a heart valve that leaks?

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Valves can malfunction and strain the heart. If a valve doesn’t close properly, blood will flow backward. This is called regurgitation. If valve flaps don’t open correctly, they prevent blood from flowing through them. This is called stenosis. Advanced valve disease can cause blood clots, stroke or sudden death from cardiac arrest. For seniors, there is a problem with the flaps of the aortic and mitral valves; they thicken and harden with age, making blood flow more difficult. These changes may lead to complications in people with heart disease. People with malfunctioning valves who don’t have serious symptoms may not need treatment. Medicines can help with symptoms but don’t fix a bad valve. Surgery or a less invasive procedure is often needed to correct valve disease.

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disease is a digestive ailment that damages the small intestine and interferes with nutrition. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, which is in wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac disease is commonly underdiagnosed because some of its symptoms are similar to those of other diseases. Celiac disease often is confused with irritable bowel syndrome, irondeficiency anemia, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, intestinal infections, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The only treatment for celiac disease is to follow a glutenfree diet. For most people, following this diet will stop symptoms, heal existing intestinal damage, and prevent further damage. The obvious foods with gluten are breads, pastas, and cereals. But, gluten is also in many processed foods such as frozen French-fried potatoes and soy sauce. Many products such as cosmetics, household cleansers, stamp and envelope adhesive, medicines and vitamins contain gluten. There are gluten-free substitutes for many problematic foods. Many cities have specialty grocery stores that sell these gluten-free substitutes.

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some important befores and afters: • Before and after preparing food.

• Before eating • After going to the bathroom • After changing a diaper • After touching animals • Before and after treating wounds • After blowing your nose • After coughing or sneezing into your hands • Before and after touching a sick or injured person • After handling garbage • Before inserting or removing contact lenses

Washing your hands with soap and water works well. Here are the correct techniques: • Wet your hands with warm, running water. • Rub on soap and make a thick lather. • Scrub vigorously over every surface of your hands and wrists for about 20 seconds. • Use a scrub brush to get under your fingernails. • Rinse completely. • Dry your hands with a disposable paper towel or air dryer. • Use the paper towel to shut the faucet.

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

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Living with MS with Dee Dean Researchers Find Molecular Trigger for Brain Inflammation

rain inflammation is a key component of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and most other major neurodegenerative diseases. How inflammation starts, how it’s sustained, and how it contributes to these diseases is not well understood, but scientists from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine have just found some important clues. UNC researchers led by Jenny Ting, PhD, the William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Genetics, identified key molecules that drive brain inflammation in a mouse model of MS – molecules that are present at abnormally high levels in the brains of humans with the disease. The findings show that these inflammatory molecules are ripe targets for further study and potential targets for future MS treatments. The research may also lead to a better understanding of Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, stroke and other diseases that involve neuroinflammation. “We need to better understand brain inflammation at the molecular level in order to treat neurodegenerative conditions,” said Ting, who is also a member of the UNC

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Our study shows how two proteins that control inflammation are crucial to a particular kind of brain inflammation.” The study began as an investigation of LPC (lysophosphatidylcholine), a fat-related signaling molecule that researchers have suspected stokes harmful brain inflammation in MS and other central nervous system diseases. In initial experiments, study colead authors – UNC postdoctoral researcher Haitao Guo, PhD, graduate student Leslie Freeman, and former graduate student Sushmita Jha, PhD – found evidence that LPC triggers the inflammatory activation of mouse immune cells through two proteins called NLRP3 and NLRC4. NLRP3 and NLRC4 are components of the so-called innate immune system – a network of infection-fighting molecules and cells evolutionarily older than the better-known adaptive immune system’s T-cells, B-cells, and antibodies. Like other NLR-family proteins, NLRP3 and NLRC4 appear to have evolved to detect molecular patterns associated with certain microbes. The two proteins trigger inflammation in response to these microbes. There is evidence, too, that

ddean@echerald.com NLR-family proteins can trigger inflammation in response to non-microbial signals related to tissue damage. LPC is suspected to be one such kind of signal, and it is this sort of non-microbial tissue inflammation that researchers think is involved in neurodegenerative diseases. “This is direct evidence of the importance of NLRC4 and NLRP3 in astrocytic and microglial inflammation, and we showed that this damage-associated molecule called LPC triggers the inflammation,” said Guo.

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 continue our series entitled “The Promises of God”. As mentioned in part one of this series, there are but a few promises to all of mankind, the vast majority are to those who have become His children by adoption through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. Some may think this is not “fair”, that all of God’s promises should be to everyone. Well they are to everyone that will repent of sin and turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Think of this way, you are a parent, your children have your protection; love; provision; sacrifice; and will inherit what you have at your departure. Should others who are not your children or even those who hate you and your children be beneficiaries of what you have for your own children? Of course not, that would be absurd! Now let us begin to look at some of the many promises that God makes to all that are His. God promises to forgive us our sin “if ” we acknowledge our sin to Him. 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” This forgiveness entails much more than what we humans do when we “say” we forgive someone. God’s Word, the Bible tells us that our sins will be far removed from us, Psalm 103:12, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” We are promised that our sins will be buried, Micah 7:19, “He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” At best, man’s forgiveness is, “I will forgive you but I will not forget”. Praise God that is not the way God forgives His children. Because of what Jesus Christ did on the Cross, when we confess our sin to God, He is able to put our sin far from us does not hold our wrong doing against us, He restores our relationship to Him where we can enjoy intimacy with Him and wonderful fellowship. This is illustrated for us in the life of King David. David had committed some horrendous sin, committed adultery with another man’s wife; tried to cover his sin by have this woman’s husband returning from battle and sleeping with his wife so he would think that the baby she had become pregnant by David with was his own; when he would not sleep with his wife because his fellow soldiers were out in battle and he did not think it was right for him to enjoy his wife, David got him drunk; when that didn’t work after a few attempts, David devised a dastardly plan to have him return to battle and be killed in battle; then David took Bathsheba to be his wife and thought all was well, but it was not! After David was confronted in his sin, confessed and repented this is what God did, 2Samuel 12:13-15 “So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.” Then Nathan departed to his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became ill.” Listen carefully dear ones, God did forgive David of his sin and restore fellowship with him BUT, there were consequences to David’s sin, very severe consequences! The child that resulted from David’s adultery with Bathsheba would die and there would be great suffering in David’s family from that time forward. Please understand this fact, there is wonderful forgiveness with God but that will not preclude you from suffering the consequences of your sin. This should cause you to seriously think twice about sinning the next time. There is an unchangeable law of God expressed in Galatians 6:7-8 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”

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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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’s Open University Programs Ideal for Earning Credits

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an Diego State University’s Open University program is ideal for former students who need a certain course or credits to graduate, among others. Open University allows the public to attend regular SDSU classes and earn credit, if space is still available after SDSU students have registered. The program also benefits a variety of other potential students: • High school graduates wanting to explore SDSU classes • Students seeking acceptance into SDSU or needing to boost their GPA • Students who missed the SDSU application deadline and seek to enroll in courses • Working adults looking to complete their degree, advance their career, or learn new skills by taking an individual course • Students who attend other universities and would like to earn transferable credits University admission is not required, and registration is easy. The university’s class schedule and registration information are at neverstoplearning.net/openu. Registration is open beginning Wednesday, April 26 both online and at the SDSU College of Extended Studies registration office on Hardy Ave. Summer semester courses begin Monday, May 22. There are also 10 Open University certificate options: Accounting Computational Linguistics Entertainment Management Environmental Studies Geographic Information Science Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology Professional Writing Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESL/ TEFL) Translation & Interpretation (English-Spanish) Women’s Studies For more information, call the college’s Registration and Enrollment Services office at (619) 594-5152 or email ces.registrar@sdsu.edu. SDSU’s College of Extended Studies reaches out to San Diego, the nation, and the world with a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities, and more than 50 certificate programs for career advancement. Topics range from contract management, construction, and craft beer, to grant writing, marketing, and human resources. And many programs are available online. The CES also offers one of the largest ESL programs in the U.S. through the American Language Institute; and university-quality courses to students age 50 and better through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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 Chamber members were optimistic in first quarter, survey said

and preserve it. We hope many East County residents will participate by contributing to this exciting historical project.” The hospital in La Mesa admitted its first patient in August The “Trump Effect” is credited for optimism among San 1955, although the effort to build a modern hospital in the Diego County business owners during the first quarter of this year, according to a survey of chamber of commerce members. East County can be traced back to the 1920s. GHD was formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Outlook Index” for the first three months of this year was 24.8, fulfilling this community need. Today, GHD serves as the highest since the second quarter of 2015. In the previous landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property three quarters, the highest for the index was 18. The range of and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. The hospital the index is between -100 to +100, based on responses from is managed and operated by Sharp HealthCare under a 200 randomly selected members of San Diego-area chambers lease agreement with GHD. La Mesa resident and historian of commerce. Zero is considered a neutral outlook. The index’s Jim Newland is authoring the book, with the working title “Grossmont Hospital, 65 Years of Service.” Newland, a lifetime average is 23.7. Among the respondents, 41 percent longtime resident steeped in city history, is president of the said they think growth opportunities for small businesses have improved and 31 percent named government regulation, La Mesa Historical Society. He has authored local histories of La Mesa and the Mt. Helix areas and served on the city’s taxes and fees as the most serious challenge facing small Centennial Committee in 2012, and since 2014 on the La businesses in San Diego County. Other concerns included Mesa Planning Commission. the recent minimum wage increase and the cost of health “We would also welcome typewritten narratives of care. The survey of about 200 chamber members included members from the Lakeside, Santee, Alpine Mountain Empire individual recollections of the time when you or your relatives worked or were involved in the hospital and district,” Newland and San Diego East County chambers, as well as chamber members from Escondido, Vista, National City and San Diego. said. “Our goal is to not only tell the facts of the hospital and district, but also to share relevant stories of the Public invited to submit contributions for healthcare people who worked, struggled and gave of their time and energy to help this significant institution make a positive Grossmont Hospital history book difference in our community. While we’re not sure whether A final push is underway to locate any old photographs, faded newspaper clippings, promotional materials and other these stories will be included in the book, they may be preserved in both the hospital and La Mesa Historical Society historical documents for possible inclusion in a yet-to-bepublished book chronicling the history of Grossmont Hospital archives for future generations.” Barry Jantz, GHD CEO, said the District would especially and Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD). “The public is invited to submit items that might be included in this history be interested in obtaining more recent hospital-related photographs dating from the late 1980s and the decade of the book,” said Michael Emerson, GHD board president. “If 1990s. “Most of the existing hospital historical collections preyou think it’s interesting and relevant, then we’d like to see

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El Cajon’s Mark Larson Returning to KFMB 760-AM in June

After the past eight years as weekday morning host on KCBQ 1170-AM, El Cajon resident Mark Larson is leaving to rejoin KFMB 760-AM starting June 5. Larson will host the 10 a.m. to noon timeslot Mondays through Fridays, the station announced. The conservative media personality is the current record holder for continuous on-air work in the San Diego market. “Over the years, there have been occasional `what-if’ chats about returning to 760 KFMB,” Larson said. “This time it all made sense. Getting up at 4 a.m. weekdays wasn’t fun any more. I have the deepest respect for Salem, having spent a total of 18 years with them. But, it was time for me to change. Having been part of the team that really put 760-AM onto a solid, successful foundation over an 18-year period in the 1970s and 1980s, I’m thrilled to be back home there. I exercised an exit option in my Salem agreement and gave 30 days notice so my last show on KCBQ is set for May 12.”


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