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MAY 11-17, 2017

SDSU BEATwith Steve Dolan

OLLI at SDSU Announces Summer Schedule


he Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Diego State University will offer nearly 30 exciting courses during the summer for lifelong learners age 50 and better from June 2-Aug. 18. OLLI at SDSU will host a special event Conversations Worth Having: The Surprising Science of Happiness on July 11 at the beautiful new St. Paul’s Plaza in Chula Vista. This is the second in a series of the Conversations Worth Having events that use TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Talks – stimulating 4- to 18-minute videos by some of the most engaging speakers around the world – to facilitate meaningful discussion. During this presentation, OLLI at SDSU members will examine our most valued and often most elusive emotion. Participants will explore the newest research into what makes us happy, how memory and experience affect our sense of satisfaction very differently, and specific exercises we can do to be happier right now. Each screening will be followed by group discussion facilitated by Kathi Diamant, an author, speaker, teacher, broadcaster, and adjunct professor at SDSU. OLLI at SDSU began its collaboration with St. Paul’s Plaza by offering two highly-popular classes in April at the Chula Vista facility. “Our whole population was not being reached,” said OLLI at SDSU member Louise Phipps, a retired high school principal who’s chair of the operating board at St. Paul’s Plaza. “We thought it would be natural to acquaint South Bay with SDSU’s OLLI program,” she added. “OLLI at SDSU is a perfect fit for staying involved. Anything you were interested in before but didn’t have time to learn, you can learn now.” Every semester, OLLI at SDSU features an exciting lineup of lectures, workshops, book clubs, Edventures, and events. There are no tests, grades or exams, just the thrill of learning with likeminded peers. To find out more about OLLI at SDSU or to become a member, call (619) 594-2863, e-mail or visit This is a SDSU Research Foundation program managed by SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. 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.

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

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Alpine Chamber hosts third Wednesday mixer

The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will host an after-work mixer starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17at Mediterraneo Italian Bistro & Bar, located in the Alpine Creek Town Center, 1347 Tavern Road, Alpine. Admission is free. Enjoy Italian hors d’oeuvres and great conversation, as well as an opportunity drawing. For more information and to RSVP, call (619) 445-2722, e-mail or visit www. The Chamber’s mission is to advance the commercial, industrial, civic, agricultural and general interest and prosperity of Alpine and the Mountain Empire.

Free senior health fair in La Mesa on Friday

The 18th annual East County Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 12, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. 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 pressure, balance, check your mood, and medication review. Information will be available about senior housing, home care services, home safety, fall prevention, health education, advance directives, nutrition services, social programs, caregiving services, educational programs and volunteer opportunities. Exercise demonstrations will be performed by members of the Feeling Fit Club, OASIS and Silver Sneakers. Event sponsors include the Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, City of La Mesa and the County

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of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. For event information, phone the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center at (619) 667-1322.

Canyon Dr., Borrego Springs. “One in three American moms struggle to provide clean diapers for their children,” said Voepel. “Diapers cost about $100 per month per child, an amount many families are Apprenticeship Fair on Friday at unable to afford. It is so important to help mothers take care Grossmont College of a new generation of children. This is an opportunity for our The East Region Apprenticeship Fair will be held from community to come together in order to address an important noon to 3 p.m., Friday, May 12, at Grossmont College, 8800 need, and I know this will be a cause that everyone can agree Grossmont College Dr. El Cajon. Admission is free. Free on and support.” parking is available in Lot #7. Apprenticeship programs Voepel’s 71st Assembly district includes the East San offer opportunities to earn while you learn while training for Diego County communities of Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa a high-demand career in the trades. Exhibitors include the de Oro, Spring Valley, Mount Helix, El Cajon, Rancho San Associated Builders & Contractors of San Diego, Associated Diego, Jamul, Ramona, Santee and Lakeside, as well as the General Contractors, General Dynamics, San Diego & Imperial Southern Riverside County communities of Anza, Aguanga, Counties Bricklayers and Stone Masons, San Diego County Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center. Cement Masons, San Diego & Imperial Counties Roofers Grossmont Center Reading Cinemas has and Waterproofers and Kitchens for Good. Event sponsors include the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College new giant screen District, Grossmont Union High School District, College and Reading Cinemas at Grossmont Center in La Mesa has Career Readiness and East Region Adult Education. For more unveiled a new giant screen in one of its movie theaters. information, contact Frank Luera at The Titan Extreme Cinema (XC) system features a screen

Assemblyman Voepel’s diaper drive runs through May 14

California Assemblyman Randy Voepel (R-Santee) has launched a diaper collection drive that runs through May 14. Constituents of the 71st Assembly District are invited to donate diapers that will be delivered to the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic in El Cajon. Collection points include: East County Chamber of Commerce, 201 S. Magnolia Ave. El Cajon; Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce,1620 Alpine Blvd. Alpine; Ramona Chamber of Commerce, 960 Main St., Ramona; Voepel’s District Office,10152 Mission Gorge Road, Santee; and, Zippers Creations, 571 Palm

measuring 55 feet wide and 31 feet tall. The new screen was recently introduced with the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

KB Homes opens River Village in Santee

KB Home has opened sales at River Village, its new singlefamily residential development at 10707 Braverman Drive, in Santee. The company said it plans to build 82 one- and two-story homes, though three-floor plans are available. The homes range in size from 2,210 to 2,850 square feet. Homes with as many as six bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths will be available at River Village, it said. Prices start in the mid$600,000s.

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