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Everyone Deserves a ‘Second Chance’ U.S. Border Patrol Welcomes California National Guard

SAN DIEGO — Founded in 1993, Second Chance strives to ensure all members of our community have the means to achieve self-sufficiency, regardless of age, race, or criminal history. In other words, whether one struggles with addiction, incarceration, homelessness, a family history of criminal behavior or gang involvement, or you just took a wrong turn in life, Second Chance can help you find your way to a positive, successful future. El Cajon resident, Marcel Becker, with a colorful past of his own, volunteers at least once a month and gives an educational seminar to individuals entering into Second Chance’s program striving to re-enter society at large and be productive. Becker teaches attendants not only how to be a productive member of society, but how to over achieve and excel above and beyond one’s competition giving each person who attends his seminar a personal edge to call their own. A few minutes into Becker’s class, he captures everyone’s undivided attention as one realizes they are listening to a truly gifted man who has chosen to share that gift with those who might not otherwise learn their full potential.

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Bike Rides to Honor Memory of Grossmont College Professor Killed in Bicycle Accident EL CAJON — Two guided bike rides are being held at Grossmont College, Sunday. May 20 to honor the memory of Grossmont College political science professor Brian Jennings, an avid bicyclist who was killed Tuesday, Apr. 17 while riding his bike in Flinn Springs. Two bike routes, both starting and ending at Grossmont College, will be offered. A 62-mile route with a 5,000-foot elevation gain will travel from the college to Soledad Mountain via Del Mar. A 12-mile route with a 1,000-foot elevation gain will travel through Lake Murray and Mission Trails Regional Park. Both routes begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be guided. A brief memorial for Jennings will be held at the top of Soledad Mountain. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge, although all participants will be required to sign a waiver and release of liability.

SAN DIEGO — As part of Operation Guardian Support, the U.S. Border Patrol, San Diego Sector welcomed 108 California National Guard personnel, Wednesday, May 9. Operation Guardian Support (OGS) includes the deployment of National Guard troops to San Diego and will fill vital, nonenforcement support roles such as: communications specialists, camera operators, vehicle mechanics, intelligence analysts, administration clerks, and range safety officers. The support of the National Guard will allow Border Patrol agents on detailed assignments to return to the field to focus their law enforcement efforts on securing the border by preventing terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States between official U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry. The Border Patrol is responsible also for preventing the illicit trafficking of people and contraband between the official ports of entry. National Guard personnel will report to Border Patrol stations and programs throughout the San Diego Sector’s area of responsibility. They have received familiarization training associated with their assigned duties and responsibilities. The support of the National Guard will allow Border Patrol agents on NON LAW ENFORCEMENT assignments to return to the field to focus on their law enforcement efforts of securing the border. “National Guard units are a tremendous force multiplier and will assist the Border Patrol in providing valuable logistical and administrative support,” stated San Diego Sector Chief Rodney S. Scott. “This support will be an immediate, short-term measure that enables Border Patrol agents to return to the border; increasing national security.” The United States Border Patrol has a proud history of collaborating with the California National Guard. In 2006, Operation Jump Start consisted of National Guard personnel assisting agents with border security and in 2010, Operation Phalanx involved personnel deployed along the border. The Department of Defense is supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with National Guard personnel operating under title 32 U.S.C. § 502. Under this authority, National Guard personnel may support operations or missions requested by the President or the Secretary of Defense. In this case, the National Guard is operating in support of DHS pursuant to the order of the President. In Title 32 status, the National Guard is ordered to duty by their respective state governors and remain under the command and control of the state governors. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping dangerous people and capabilities out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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Grossmont College Political Science Professor Brian Jenning Jennings, 58, was hit by a minivan as he was riding his bike in the bicycle lane on Old Highway 80. He had been teaching at Grossmont College since

2005. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jennings, a communications professor at Cuyamaca College, and sons Brennan and Kenny.

SAN DIEGO — El Cajon resident, OTC, left, Marcel Becker inspires Luis, a client at Second Chance, during his seminar. Becker volunteers at least once a month at Second Chance and is literally changing lives. The Center, whose mission is to disrupt the cycles of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to selfsufficiency, graduates countless clients after completing the fourweek program. For more information call 619.234.8888

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias


‘Janus’ Decision Could Change California Politics ew California primary elections in non-presidential election years have been so anticipated as the one that starts soon, with millions of mail-in ballots arriving in mailboxes long before the official June 5 Election Day. This vote will yield clues about who will replace Gov. Jerry Brown and begin a new era in state politics. It could also give strong inklings about whether Dianne Feinstein’s long tenure in the U.S. Senate will continue. But another June event may prove even more important to the future of California’s public affairs. This will come about midmonth, when the U.S. Supreme Court is due to deliver a decision in the landmark Illinois case of Janus vs. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The case gets its name from Mark Janus, a child-support specialist with his state’s child welfare agency who is challenging the right of AFSCME, a huge public employee union, to collect money from workers who don’t share its political views and are not union members. This case echoes the 2016 California case of Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Assn., where Anaheim elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs challenged the CTA’s right to collect money from her. If Janus wins, politics and civic life in California could change dramatically. For decades, public employee unions have been a driving force in this state’s politics, financially and in providing campaign manpower. They are one big reason for the Democratic dominance in virtually all aspects of state government. Unions also have driven very tough contract bargains, empowered in part by their huge political influence, which sees officials from Brown down through legislative leaders and key members of many county boards of supervisors back them strongly. Back in early 2016, when the Friedrichs case was argued in Washington, D.C., it was fairly obvious after oral arguments and public discussion by the U.S. Supreme Court that unions would lose on a 5-4 court vote. But Justice Antonin Scalia then died suddenly in a hunting lodge and the court deadlocked, letting unions continue to collect “agency fees” from non-members who are nevertheless covered by contracts they negotiate. Like Friedrichs, Janus argued this spring that this infringes on his First Amendment rights. And it was again obvious after oral arguments and comments by court members that unions would likely lose on a 5-4 vote, with new Justice Neil Gorsuch replacing Scalia. One typical comment indicating how this will likely go came from the court’s frequent swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy. He blasted unions for advocating “massive government, increasing bonded indebtedness, increasing taxes.” Recognizing that a Janus/Friedrichs win is virtually certain, Brown and union-allied legislators created a state law giving public employee unions the right to meet and sign up new workers at least every 120 days. Union leaders said this is crucial for them, as they expect soon to need to shore up worker solidarity. But things may not go quite as desired by the big business interests (including major Republican donors like Charles and David Koch, owners of Koch Industries) who have bankrolled both Janus and Friedrichs. Forced union dues from non-members may stop, but as they do whenever their backs are to the wall, unions can be expected to become more militant. This could mean many more public employee strikes, including bus and light rail drivers, sanitation workers, Department of Motor Vehicles clerks, court workers, Caltrans road repair workers and many more. That would be the end of a long era of labor peace essentially brought about by unions’ political domination. For unions may believe they need to drive ever tougher bargains in order to increase worker loyalty and drive membership up. Plus, the movement away from compelling payment from those who don’t like what’s being done with their money could spread. There could be new objections to bar association dues, student fees, continuing education for doctors and other professionals and other currently required expenses that have essentially been justified by the same arguments as agency fees. There could even be more tax resistance on free-speech grounds from persons opposed to government policies. So Janus, like Friedrichs, is a potential can of worms, a Pandora’s Box whose backers and the Supreme Court may come to regret having opened.

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

The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti Autologous Blood Donation

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Is it possible to donate your own blood to yourself ?


Yes you can. This is called “autologous” blood donation. It’s done in the weeks before non-emergency surgery. The blood is stored until the operation. Autologous donation is most often employed in surgery on bones, blood vessels, the urinary tract, and the heart, when the likelihood of transfusion is high. This form of blood donation is good for the patient, but it’s beneficial to society, too. People over the age of 69 require half of all whole blood and red blood cells transfused, according to the National Blood Data Resource Center (NBDRC). Giving blood to yourself cuts down on the demand for blood. Typically, each donated unit of blood, referred to as whole blood, is separated into multiple components, such as red blood cells, plasma, platelets, and antihemophilic factor, for transfusion to individuals with different needs. With an aging population and advances in medical treatments requiring blood transfusions, the demand for blood is increasing. On any given day, more than 40,000 units of red blood cells are needed. Volunteers donate almost all the blood transfused in the United States. Using current screening and donation procedures, a growing number of blood banks have found blood donation by seniors to be safe and practical; if you’re a geezer, you probably can help the cause. To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be in good health. In general, donors must weigh at least 110 pounds. Most blood banks have no upper age limit. Donors are screened for AIDS, hepatitis, other diseases, and other possible problems. Adult males have about 12 pints of blood in their circulation and adult females have about nine pints. The donor’s body replenishes the fluid lost from donation in about 24 hours. The red blood cells that are lost are generally replaced in a few weeks. Whole blood can be donated once every eight weeks.


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Living with MS with Dee Dean

First Clues to The Causes of MS


ultiple Sclerosis (MS) is as much of a mystery today as it has always been. We know that genetic risk factors but also environmental ones such as infection or even smoking are known to play a role in the development of the disease. However, it is still not known why it is triggered in some cases and not in others. “We decided to analyse the infectious factors by studying the auto-immune reactions provoked by different pathogens,” explains Doron Merkler, Professor in the Pathology and Immunology Department in UNIGE’s Faculty of Medicine and in the HUG Clinical Pathology Department. “This was to try to pinpoint an element that might influence the development of Multiple Sclerosis where there has been an infection.”

Viral pathogen versus bacterial pathogen

The UNIGE researchers selected two distinct pathogens that elicit a response from the immune system -- one viral and one bacterial -- which were then injected into healthy mice. “We saw a quantitatively identical immune reaction from the lymphocytes called CD8+ T,” says Nicolas Page, a researcher in UNIGE’s Pathology and Immunology Department. “However,

only the mouse infected with the viral pathogen developed an inflammatory brain disease reminiscent to Multiple Sclerosis.” Based on these outcomes, the scientists analysed how the expression of the genes in the CD8+ T cells varied according to the pathogen used to activate them. This helped them identify TOX, a DNA-binding factor expressed only in the cells activated by the viral pathogen. “We found that the inflammation environment influences the expression of TOX in T lymphocytes, and that it could play a role in triggering the illness,” continues Page.

Nothing stops TOX

The immunologists validated the link between TOX and MS in the experimental model by eliminating the expression of this DNA-binding factor in the CD8+ T lymphocytes of healthy mice. “And, although they received the viral pathogen, the mice did not develop the disease,” mentioned Merkler. What, then, is the role of TOX in setting off MS? “Our brains have a limited regenerative capacity,” says Merkler, “which is why they have to protect themselves against the body’s immune reactions, which can destroy its cells by wanting to fight the virus, creating irreversible damage. The brain then sets up barriers that block the passage of T lymphocytes.” However, by altering the expression of some of the receptors on the surface of the CD8+ T lymphocytes responsible for receiving the blocking signals


sent by the brain, TOX enables the cells to cross the safeguards and attack the brain cells, causing the outbreak of the disease.

A step towards a better understanding of MS

Following these analyses, the UNIGE researchers noted that TOX was also expressed in T cells present in MS lesions. “This is an encouraging result for understanding the causes of the disease but there is still lots of work to be done to ascertain what really causes multiple sclerosis in humans,” admits Page. The UNIGE researchers will now target the functioning of TOX and its involvement in other auto-immune diseases as well as in some types of cancer.

Source: Université de Genève

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 31 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.

What is the most common blood type? The approximate distribution of blood types in the US population is below. Distribution may be different for specific racial and ethnic groups. • O Rh-positive — 39 percent • O Rh-negative — 9 percent • A Rh-positive — 31 percent • A Rh-negative — 6 percent • B Rh-positive — 9 percent • B Rh-negative — 2 percent • AB Rh-positive — 3 percent • AB Rh-negative — 1 percent In an emergency, anyone can receive type O red blood cells, and type AB individuals can receive red blood cells of any ABO type. Therefore, people with type O blood are known as “universal donors,” and those with type AB blood are known as “universal recipients.”

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reetings precious people, this week we begin a new series examining the reasons Jesus said what He said. In this series we will examine many statements Jesus made during His time here on earth and then look at the reason for which He made the statement. When Jesus spoke, He spoke the Word of God and the Bible tells us the purpose and function of the Word of God: 2Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.” Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” Everything that Jesus spoke was for a reason, He wasted no words, did not talk merely to talk like some do today. Many times we are told very clearly the reason for which He said what He did, other times we must search deeper. In John 3:3 Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” The questions we must ask are: to whom did He say this and what does it mean? As always the context reveals the answers. Let me take just a moment and explain the importance of “context”. Context is a compound word, con which means with and text is a sentence, statement, something that is said within a group of other sentences or statements. News agencies such as those that use formats like TV, newspapers, social media, etc. Some of these are notorious for taking statements someone makes out of the context which they were given. This happened to me years ago as I had written some articles for a newspaper. In taking some of my statements out of the context in which they were given it made me appear to believe in something that I was totally against. Let’s return to our subject of what Jesus had said in John 3:3. As we look at the context we see first to whom Jesus was speaking, Nicodemus John 3:1-2 “And there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles which you do unless God is with him.” Now for what Jesus meant when he told Nicodemus “you must be born again.” The most obvious reason Jesus said this is because if you want to go to Heaven then this is the only way for that to happen. This brings us to another question, ‘what does it mean to be “born again”? Jesus explains this in the context as well. John 3:4-19 “Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit…. We speak what we know and testify what we have seen. And you do not receive our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things? And no one has ascended up to Heaven except He who came down from Heaven, the Son of Man who is in Heaven. But even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes on 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.” To become “born again” occurs by placing one’s trust in Jesus Christ and what He did upon the Cross for us.

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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ree drawings and tacos as well as 20 percent off on shipping and almost all merchandise drew people to Customer Appreciation Day, Saturday, May 12 at the Postal Annex of Alpine. Everyone who came had an opportunity to spin the big prize wheel and shop for unusual gifts during the mid-day event at the store at 2710 Alpine Blvd., Ste. K. Louise Phipps of Alpine won the television set. Other customers/visitors took home a wide variety of items. “It went very well,” owner Rose Signore, an Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce Director and 2017 Alpine Honorary Mayor said later. “I want to thank everyone who came, visited and celebrated.” Among those who helped Signore celebrate her fifth year in business in Alpine were real estate broker/owner Greg Fox and his family. “I like the friendliness of her staff, the convenience of getting printing and marketing materials and the fact she has notaries,” Fox said. “It’s a blessing to have Rose in town.” While employees helped ensure good service, two mini-Australian sheep dogs — Blue and Katy — met and greeted customers in the store. One of the friendly animals is also responsible for “quality control.” “I think it’s awesome,” said customer Rebecca Wiederkehr of Alpine. “I like the different mail services, the passport pictures. It’s a one-stop shop!”

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he called me in the afternoon, all excited. Wanted to run something by me. Could we meet for lunch? Of course! I’m always up for a lunch. “Dessert, too?” The answer was yes, so I agreed to meet, day after next. Two days later we had lunch and chatted about all kinds of stuff until I was about ready to burst—the curiosity was killing me. I asked Betsy what this was all about. She told me her idea and asked what I thought of it. “Sounds great! Who wouldn’t want to join an Old Biddies Club?” You know the saying, “If you organize it, old biddies will come.” Or something like that. I told her I was a hundred percent in. She wanted to see what her sister thought before launching our exclusive OBC. Betsy’s really close with her sister. Without a minute’s hesitation Trudy approved her sister’s idea—one hundred percent! Old biddies tend to think alike. . . We agreed with Betsy’s guiding principle that the OBC wasn’t a club to commiserate being old biddies. What’s to commiserate? And it wasn’t a support group. The OBC was a club to go out and wreak havoc on the world! Or, you might say, a club to have as much fun as you can with a bunch of old biddies. We met with a bunch of old biddy friends at Betsy’s house

The OBC to set up the club. The meeting was a sweet success, as we sat around eating lemon bars and cookies and drinking potent coffee and ladylike tea. We plotted dangerous escapades like going to the movies in Rancho San Diego, having brunch at Sycuan Resort and going for walks on the beach. Everyone showed up—except Lucy, who forgot where we were meeting, but she showed up later, just as we were getting up to leave. Of course we sat back down and helped ourselves to more lemon bars and tea while we told her what she’d missed. We meet regularly now, once a month on Mondays, except when we meet on Thursdays—if it isn’t raining or snowing. We meet at Starbucks. No one likes Starbucks coffee but it’s a good place to meet. Everyone knows where it is. When we arrive for our first Monday meeting, we commandeer a table and wait for Alice and Liz and Sharon. They said they’d be here—but they aren’t. We call Alice. “Oh! I forgot we were meeting today. I thought it was Thursday. Can you wait for me?” We call Liz. Liz has been driving around the parking lot for the last ten minutes, trying to find a spot. Since there are plenty of empty places we’re a bit puzzled. It turns out she’s at the wrong Starbucks, clear across town.

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Santee man, radio personality to host motorcycle ride fundraiser Santee resident Clint August, weekday afternoon host on KGB-FM 101.5, will host the 16th annual May Ride, a motorcycle ride fundraiser on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, at Biggs Harley Davidson, 1040 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos. All registration fees will be donated to Home Front San Diego, a nonprofit that serves military families. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the ride begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost to ride the 45-mile route is $20 per rider, or $30 for a rider and passenger. Ride fee includes pancake breakfast and lunch (for first 600 riders). The afternoon after-ride party is expected to draw several thousand people. Admission is free to the party. Activities will include live music, vendors, raffle, car and bike show, Lucha Libre wrestling, BMX stunts and kids zone and play area. “It’s a ride, music festival and party all rolled into one,” said August, who has worked in local radio since April 1998. “The music and kids zone at the after-party is for everyone, whether you ride or not. Families will love it. We have a great group of core people who help make this happen every year. The link that holds all of us together is the love and appreciation that we have for our men and women in uniform, both past and present.” For more information, visit www.MayRide.com, or call (858) 4422733. Over the past 16 years, August estimates the event has raised nearly $100,000. During the past 20 years, he was worked at Channel 93.3, 91X, Rock 105.3 and KGB-FM.

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its third annual fundraiser to benefit local parks from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 18, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. Theme of the fundraiser is “La Mesa On The Rocks.” Admission is $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www. LaMesaParks.org. A press release from the city said the event, sponsored by Edco Disposal Corp., will raise funds to provide free family activities in the parks, including summer concerts, music in the park, science days, art in the park and recreational events for youth, as well as playground renovations. The Foundation is currently raising funds for renovations to Collier Park and La Mesita Park, the city said.

Santee Chamber presents Santee Street Fair

The Santee Chamber of Commerce will present its 10th annual Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, during Memorial Day weekend, at Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway, adjacent to Santee Trolley Square. With 30,000 people expected to attend the Santee Street Fair is considered one of East County’s largest one-day events. The Street Fair, with free admission, will feature 300 food and vendor booths, carnival rides, two stages with live music and entertainment, along with a craft beer festival, crafters and artists. The annual street fair will celebrate military veterans and active duty members with a Heroes Stage, where local acts will perform a variety entertainment. Event-goers can also view the


We tell her where we are and she says she’ll be here in five. Whaat??? She’ll never make it in five. Fifteen. Maybe… Sharon? Sharon forgot to tell us her daughter was coming from L.A. this week and she wouldn’t be able to make it. We don’t have an agenda. We just sip or don’t sip our Starbucks drinks and talk about memory meds and digestive pills and tuna fish and grandkids and travels. We talk about old boyfriends and new boyfriends—well, those are in short supply, so that conversation goes bust. We swap ideas for an adventure for this month. “But no sky-diving!” Lucy says. I have to admit—I never in this world thought I would one day belong to an exclusive OBC. Life is full of wondrous surprises, if you wait long enough.

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special memorial exhibit for Fallen Soldiers of California from the War on Terror that will be on display at the San Diego Christian College located at 200 Riverview Pkwy. Two community stages with continuous live music and performances will be at the event. The community stages will feature various acts performed by Expressions Dance and Movement Center, Champion Gymnastics and Cheer, Staump Music School, City of Santee Recreational Services, as well as locally featured bands from around the region. The Craft Beer Festival is back for its fifth year and will feature award-winning craft beer samples from local breweries and beyond. The Craft Beer Festival starts at 11:30 am. Rated the Best Craft Beer Garden in East County, the beer garden will have live entertainment and drinks from BNS Brewing & Distilling Co., Creative Creature Brewing, Groundswell Brewing Co., Mike Hess Brewing Co., Guinness, Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada, Copper Collar Distillery and PIB Beer Company. Admission to the street fair is free, but tickets to the beer festival start at $15. Carnival ride costs vary per attraction. Pre-sale tickets for the beer festival can be purchased online. Tickets include ten 4-ounce tasters and a bacon-wrapped hot dog, cheeseburger, or Salvadorian papusa. Wristbands can be purchased at the door for $25 for ten 4-ounce tasters or $15 for five 4-ounce tasters without food. Parking will be available adjacent to the event in the Santee Trolley Square or the HD Supply parking lot. For more information about the event, visit www. SanteeStreetFair.com or contact the Santee Chamber of Commerce at (619) 449-1515, info@santeechamber.com.

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Alpine Community Planning Group AGENDA

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

Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/gpupdate/comm/alpine.html Group Member Email List–Serve *membership in this email list– serve is optional for group members acpg-members@googlegroups.com

Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com Jim Easterling Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net Sharmin Self Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com


Call to Order


Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call of Members

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Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements Approval of Minutes April 26, 2018

2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans. The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only. E. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda. F.

Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items

G. Organized / Special Presentations 1. The owner of the property located at 1140 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA has applied for a discretionary permit for a Site Plan (PDS2018-STP-18-012). The subject property is currently comprised of a gas station convenience store, 4 gas pumps, propane tank re-fill service, and drive-thru coffee kiosk. The proposed project will relocate and rebuild the convenience store, add a drive-thru restaurant, add a sit-down restaurant, and regrade portions of the developed parcel as well as the adjacent undeveloped parcel to provide new parking areas for the proposed uses. As a result of the expansion onto the neighboring parcel a lot merge will be required. This project will provide grading and storm water control measures for the proposed development. The group may make a recommendation to the county regarding the proposed development. Presentation, Discussion & Action. H. Group Business: 1. Members of the public interested in serving on the Alpine Community Planning Group can make a statement to the group about their credentials and desire to serve. Group may make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancies for Seats #2 and #3. Discussion & Action 2. I.

Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action Consent Calendar

J. K. L. M. N. O.

Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) Officer Reports Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas Approval of Expenses / Expenditures Announcement of Meetings:

Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

1. 2. 3. 4.

Alpine Community Planning Group – June 28th, 2018 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – June 8th, 22nd, 28th & 29th 2018 Board of Supervisors – June 12th, 19th, 20th, 26th, & 27th 2018

Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com


Adjournment of Meeting

Jim Lundquist jimlundquist@gmail.com Jennifer Martinez jmartinez.acpg@gmail.com Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com Kippy Thomas kippyt@hydroscape.com Larry Watt larrywattacpg@gmail.com

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