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Congressman Hunter Welcomes Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump

Open House Sunday, June 5 •12-4pm

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SAN DIEGO — Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (left), along with his father, former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter (second from right) and his son Duncan L. Hunter (right) welcome Presidential hopeful and G.O.P. Nominee Donald Trump (second from left) to San Diego, Friday, May 27. Trump held a campaign rally with supporters at the San Diego Convention Center.  He discussed immigration policy, military veterans, and the Trump University lawsuit.  The California presidential primary would take place on Tuesday, June 7.

Local Resident Hits it Big at Sycuan Casino EL CAJON — Chula Vista resident Falina R. (pictured right) turned pennies into $1.22 million while playing on Sycuan Casino’s Buffalo Grand slot machine, Wednesday, May 25. Unlike the popular theory that you have to play big to win big, Falina’s fortune was a result of a small bet on the lucky machine, which then hit the game’s huge progressive jackpot payout. “Our guests have been on a hot streak lately,” said John Dinius, general manager at Sycuan Casino. “In March we had another $1.25 million winner and a few weeks later a $660,000 winner. The energy in the casino right now is incredible – and the amount of jackpots we’re handing out is extraordinary. We can’t wait to see who our next big winner is. It just takes one push of a button to change the entire course of a person’s day – or life!” Sycuan Casino is home to 2,000 lucky slots and over 40 table games in both smoking and nonsmoking environments. The casino also offers a poker room, a wide variety of dining venues

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On The Cover EL CAJON — St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) held their 50th Anniversary celebration Wednesday, May 25 among their beautiful gardens and pool setting on site. El Cajon Mayor Pro Tem Tony Ambrose (left) presents SMSC CEO Debra Emerson Turner with a proclamation in recognition for 50 years of exceptional service to developmentally disabled adults.

including Paipa’s buffet, GameDay Sports Bar & Grill and Wachena café, the 457-seat Live & Up Close entertainment venue and more. Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace back in 1983. Now, 32 years later it has become a community landmark. Undergoing a massive renovation in 2012, Sycuan now features 2,000 exciting reel and video slot machines, more than 40 gaming tables, poker, bingo and a variety of restaurants to choose from.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias

At Long Last, Signs Brown Acting on Corruption


or years as the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) spawned scandals, criminal allegations and physical disasters, Gov. Jerry Brown sat silent, uttering nary a critical word about the disgraced agency. He’s still not talking about ethical problems in his administration, including charges of cronyism and favoritism at the Energy Commission and documented lies both from state prison authorities and the group of agencies that threatened summer blackouts unless the leaky Southern California Gas Co. storage field at Aliso Canyon in northern Los Angeles reopens soon. But at least Brown and his appointees are at long last making some moves. Most prominent was a mid-May ruling from the PUC that reopened a scandal-plagued settlement dunning consumers about 70 percent of the $4.7 billion cost of closing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in north San Diego County, wrecked in large part because of a blunder by its main owner, Southern California Edison. The settlement was outlined in a secret meeting in Poland between Edison officials and former PUC President Michael Peevey, under criminal investigation for his role. Two quieter actions could be important, too. Brown’s latest budget revision, for one, shows he has given up on the idea that the PUC problems will quietly go away without him doing anything, thus leaving him a legacy of balancing the state budget, promoting renewable energy and fighting climate change. Even Brown – or at least his budget writers – now admits the PUC has safety problems. It didn’t take a genius to see this, after the 2010 explosion of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. natural gas pipeline that killed eight persons in San Bruno and destroyed dozens of homes. That was followed by the San Onofre shutdown. Then came the months-long methane leak at Aliso Canyon. Brown in mid-May quietly signed a bill by Democratic state Sen. Fran Pavley of Los Angeles requiring each Aliso well to pass a battery of tests or be plugged before the field can reopen. Along with his budget proposal for a new safety division at the PUC, that made three significant moves in less than a week for Brown, who all but ignored these fronts for years. Put them together, and it’s clear Brown knows the state’s utilities have safety issues and his regulatory appointees have ethical ones. He’ll toss a little money at the safety problem. But not much. In a state budget reaching above $120 billion, the governor proposes spending just shy of $1.7 million on 11 PUC staffers for a new Division of Safety Advocates (DSA). This outfit, the proposal says, would operate much like the present PUC Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA), tasked with keeping utility rates down. ORA has dismally failed at this, instead engaging in an elaborate dance where utilities demand hugely high rates, then let the PUC cut them back a little and brag about how much it “saved” consumers. California utility rates end up among the three highest in the Lower 48 states. What might happen with the putative new DSA? Would it contribute to “compromises” that delay safety? Would it obfuscate lines of responsibility and help set up new criminal indictments like the one PG&E faces over San Bruno? Would DSA be a waste of money? For sure, the PUC has long possessed the ability to track how utilities spend infrastructure maintenance fees California customers have paid since the early 1950s. But the agency never did that. Also, does creation of a new division mean the governor and his appointees tacitly admit the abject failure of the existing PUC Safety & Enforcement Division? Amazingly, it wasn’t until 2014 -- well after both San Bruno and San Onofre – that the commission adopted a policy of continually assessing and reducing utility safety risks. The budget plan says the new DSA would “determine whether additional safety improvements are needed.” They plainly are. The bottom line: Sure, the PUC favors adding this office. It could provide a convenient fig leaf for commissioners to hide behind. While Brown’s three mid-May moves should be just the beginning of an ethical and safety cleanup, they do show that secure as he feels, with no need ever to run for office again, he can be forced to recognize a need for changes, even if he won’t talk about them.

Elias is author of the current book “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It. The book is now available in soft cover, fourth edition. His opinions are his own. He can be reached at


The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti

To Your

Low-Impact Exercise

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

. I’ve got problems with several joints and I heard

low-impact exercise is something I should try. What is low-impact and can you suggest some exercises?

Warning: If you want to begin a new exercise program, you should consult your physician and request a list of exercises that are best for your age and physical condition.


. As you age, your body becomes less flexible and more vulnerable to injury. Low-impact exercise does not place excessive pressure on your body. There are many low-impact activities that can give you a good, relatively safe workout. The following are some low-impact exercises that you can review and discuss with your doctor. I put these in alphabetical order: • Cycling – Riding a bike gives you a substantial workout. I enjoy riding bike trails because I get to enjoy nature while getting low-impact exercise. I gave up riding on streets because there are too many dangers posed by cars and trucks. If you don’t want to ride outdoors, you can pedal a stationary bike indoors. • Golf – Golf is great for increasing flexibility and strength. Swinging a club is more exercise than it appears to be. If you can walk 18 holes with a hand cart, you are in great shape already. But riding the course with a golf cart will still have you walking more than you would think. • Swimming – Full Swimming poses very little injury risk. The Service Salon water relieves the stress on your body. Swimming also is a whole-body exercise. There’s lots strengthening and stretching while afloat. It’s great for your arms, legs, back and shoulders. • Tai Chi – In Asia, tai chi (tie-chee) is considered to be the most beneficial exercise for older people, because it is gentle and can be modified easily if a person has health limitations. A person doing tai chi progresses slowly and gracefully through a series of movements while breathing deeply and meditating. Tai chi relaxes and stimulates the body and mind. Tai chi has been called moving meditation. • Walking – Walking is one of the simplest and best lowimpact exercises. All you need is a good pair of shoes or sneakers and a place to walk. On cold and rainy days, I see a lot of seniors walking around indoor malls. When you can, a beneficial exercise is leaving the car keys at home when you have to run an errand. • Water aerobics – Water aerobics is another exercise that can work the whole body. The concept behind this exercise is that everything you do is resisted by the water. This exercise is so popular among seniors that an iconic photo you see often is of a bunch of older people in a pool smiling. • Weight-lifting – You should begin doing your moves without weights. Then go to light weights. You can increase the weight amounts gradually. Getting a personal trainer for weight-lifting is a smart idea. • Yoga – Yoga practice includes physical postures that participants flow into and then hold before proceeding to the next posture. Yoga has been shown to help alleviate many of the health problems faced by older adults. In fact, the many benefits of Yoga are supposed to combat the aging process. Yoga can help your balance, a serious concern for seniors.

Common Vision Problems With MS


ision problems are one of the most common symptoms of MS, and often one of the first that people with MS notice. The symptoms can include blurred vision, double vision (diplopia), optic neuritis, involuntary rapid eye movement and occasionally, a total loss of sight. Problems with vision can result from damage to the optic nerve or from a lack of coordination in the eye muscles. The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain. Inflammation or demyelination in the optic nerve causes optic neuritis, which is experienced as a temporary loss or disturbance in vision and possibly pain behind the affected eye. Typically, vision returns par-

Optic neuritis can cause a large, noticeable “blind spot” in the centre of the visual field, and the person experiences a visual image with a dark, blank area in the middle. This is called a central scotoma and is not correctable with either eyeglasses or medication, although steroids may be helpful in the early, acute phase. Optic neuritis is almost always self-limiting, and affected individuals generally make a good recovery. Studies suggest that treatment with intravenous methylprednisolone, sometimes followed by a tapered course of oral steroids, may be useful. Diplopia (double vision), the experience of seeing two of everything, is caused by weakening or incoordination of eye muscles. This symptom is typically treated with a short course of steroids. Patching one eye while trying to drive or read will

tially or fully within a few weeks. While it is quite rare for a person with MS to become totally blind, it is not at all uncommon for an individual to have recurrent episodes of optic neuritis over the course of the disease, usually in one eye at a time. Damage to the optic nerve can result in a blurring of vision, which may or may not totally resolve over time. Colour vision requires a great many nerve fibres from the eye for accurate transmission and is particularly susceptible to changes from demyelination.

stop the double image; however, permanent patching of the eye will slow the brain’s remarkable ability to accommodate to the weakness and produce a single image in spite of the weakened muscles. Some physicians are prescribing eyeglasses with special prisms that help to minimise double visionHowever, special lenses are rarely recommended because the symptom tends to be transitory. Upon examination, the physician may detect a rhythmic jerkiness or bounce in one

or both eyes. This relatively common visual finding in MS is nystagmus. Nystagmus does

Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at: not always cause symptoms of which the person is aware. In the event that it does become troublesome, clonazepan (Klonopin®) is sometimes effective in reducing this annoying but painless problem. Some medications and special prisms have been reported to be successful in treating the visual deficits caused by nystagmus and a related eye-movement disorder, opsoclonus, which causes “jumping vision.”

Source: NMMS, MSIF

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

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the DISTRICT, will receive up to, but not later than 2:00 P.M. on the 7th day of June 2016, sealed bids for the award of a contract for: SITE AND BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS AT TIERRA DEL SOL MS AND LAKESIDE FARMS ES Such bids shall be received in the office of the Governing Board of said DISTRICT located at 12335 WOODSIDE AVENUE, LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA, and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place. All bids received after the deadline above shall be returned unopened to the prospective bidder. Each bid must conform and be responsive to this invitation, the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS, the SPECIFICATIONS, the PLANS, if any, and all other documents comprising the pertinent CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and must be accompanied by the bid security referred to therein. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS are on file and may be viewed in the office of said Board at the above address. Copies of the documents may also be obtained at Mayer Reprographics and information can be obtained online at, by selecting “Projects Bidding”, and then selecting the folder for the project. All printing orders require a minimum of 24 hours to complete. Copies to be purchased at bidder’s non-refundable expense. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid job walk at 9:30 A.M. on the 31st of May, starting at Lakeside Farms Elementary School, 11915 Lakeside Ave., Lakeside, CA 92040. Each bid shall be submitted on the bid form provided in the bid documents. Each bid shall be accompanied by a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the bidder and surety company, or certified check, or cashier’s check in favor of the Lakeside Union School District, or cash, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid. Said Bid Bond shall be given to guarantee that the bidder will execute the contract as specified, within three (3) working days after the notification of the award of the contract to bidder. Payment and Performance bonds shall be required. Pursuant to the provisions of section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code, the successful bidder may substitute securities for any monies withheld by the DISTRICT to ensure performance of the work. Procedures shall be as provided in said section 22300. WAGES: The Director of the Department of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this public work is to be performed for each craft, classification, or type of worker needed to execute the contract. Wage rates can be found at on the California Department of Industrial Relations web site at: It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded and upon any subcontractor under him, to pay not less than said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the Business and Professions Code, classification B – General Building Contractor. Pursuant to subdivision (e) of Business and Professions Code section 7028.15 “a licensed contractor shall not submit a bid to a public agency unless he or she contractor’s license number appears clearly on the bid, the license expiration date is stated, and the bid contains a statement that the representations are made therein are under penalty of perjury. Any bid not containing this information or a bid containing information which is subsequently proven false, shall be considered nonresponsive and shall be rejected by the public agency.” No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of THIRTY (30) days after the date set for the opening of bids. Notice to Bidders Regarding Fingerprinting: Education Code section 45125.1 requires all entities having certain contracts with school districts to certify that employees of contractors who may have contact with pupils have not been convicted of serious or violent felonies as defined by statute. Prior to certification, contractors must have their employees fingerprinted and receive clearance from the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Todd Owens, Maintenance, Transportation and Operations Supervisor Lakeside Union School District Lakeside, CA BID NO. 2016-206


Wisdom for


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A Day in the Life of Jesus The Messiah



reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled, “A day in the life of Jesus the Messiah.” As a reminder, we are doing this series that you may come to know the truth about Jesus as the Word of God the Bible conveys it. We are looking at the Apostle John’s account for he gives the most detailed account of Jesus’ final hours before the Crucifixion. In John 12:37-41 we read “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they should see with their eyes, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.” These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.” This portion of Scripture presents a profound truth while causing great misunderstanding for some. First, let us consider the misunderstanding that some have concerning these verses. Some read this and wrongly think that in order for God’s Word that He had spoken through Isaiah the prophet years prior to come true, God caused the people of Israel to not believe in Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth for we read that Jesus came to His own and His own received Him not. Not believing in Jesus was their own choice, they had the Law of Moses and the Prophets that attested to Jesus yet they chose to disbelieve in Him. Now let us consider the profound truth that is revealed in our text. The following truth can be seen played out numerous times through history and present day. In Luke 13:34 we read a statement Jesus made concerning the people of Israel, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!” Let me explain the significance of this statement, for hundreds of years God attempted to bring the wayward and rebellious people of Israel back to Himself by sending prophet after prophet calling them to repentance from their sin and returning to obedience to God, but they would not! They exercised their God given will and refused all of God’s attempts. Finally God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ and they rejected Him and crucified Him. They had hardened their heart so much that they reached a point of where they “could not” turn to God any longer and God gave them what they wanted, life without God. John 12:37-39, “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Therefore they could not believe.” This truth is seen with the people of Noah’s day; time of Sodom and Gomorrah; in the Book of Romans 1:18-28, and in the lives of many in our day. What a great tragedy that people choose to harden their heart and reject God’s one and only provision for reconciliation to Him through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. As a person insists on rejecting Him and His provision, a hardening of the heart occurs and at some point their fate of dying a Christless death is sealed damning them to an eternity to Hell. It is a dangerous thing to harden one’s heart toward God. When God convicts us of sin, if we ignore this conviction our heart becomes harder, like a callous that develops on a hand when working, the hand becomes less sensitive and hardened. A person can harden their heart to such a degree that they no longer feel any sensation toward the conviction of sin and their conscious becomes seared as with a hot iron.

Drew Macintyre is associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Alpine and can be reached at 619-445-2589, or


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Grab a Blanket and Watch a Movie Under the Stars…The Movies in the Park Series is back, and it’s coming to Lakeside! LAKESIDE — Join us for a night of entertainment, games, food and fun for the entire family. As part of San Diego’s Movies in the Park series, the Lakeside Community Center will be hosting two movies at the Lindo Lake Baseball fields featuring “The Good Dinosaur” on Friday, June 10 and “The Incredibles” on Friday, Aug. 26. These box office hits will be shown on a high-definition, inflatable mega screen. In addition to the movie, attendees will enjoy face painting, a bounce house arts and crafts and activities for all ages, starting at 6:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available to purchase, so come hungry! Admission and parking are free. The movie starts at dusk. For more information about Movies in the Park, contact the Lakeside Community Center at (619) 443-9176 or visit the center’s office at 9841 Vine Street Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. For more information about County Parks and ongoing recreational programming, visit



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SDSU BEATwith Steve Dolan SDSU Open University Program is Ideal


an Diego State University’s Open University program allows the public to attend regular SDSU classes, and earn credit, if space is still available after SDSU students have registered.

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• High school graduates who plan to attend SDSU • Those who applied to SDSU and weren’t accepted • Working adults looking to complete their degree • Former students who need credits to graduate • Students who attend other universities and would like to earn transferable credits Among the offerings are an online forensic science course featuring case studies of mysteries solved by molecular, chemical, and DNA analysis of crime scenes. Additional online courses include Music and Culture: Hip Hop, Criminal Justice and Social Control, World Religions, Sociology of Deviance, and International Cinema. Also offered are hybrid courses – a blend of in-class and online. University admission is not required, and registration is easy. The university’s class schedule and registration information are at Registration is open until Friday, July 8. For more information, call the College of Extended Studies Registration and Enrollment Services office at (619) 594-5152 or email 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. Other opportunities include seminars, study abroad, corporate education and access to regular SDSU classes through Open University. For more information or to register, visit or call (619) 265-7378.

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 East County Chamber’s June breakfast at Cottonwood Golf Club

expected to attend. General admission tickets begin at $55 per person. Admission is $70 per person to a pre-event VIP reception that begins at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit or call the Chamber office, (619) 465-7700. Tickets also are available at San Pasqual Winery, 8364 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. Participating restaurants as of press time include Anthony’s Fish Grotto, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Bo-beau kitchen + garden, Brigantine Restaurant, Cali Comfort BBQ, Continental Catering, Cucina Basilico, Edible Arrangements, El Torito, Himalayan Cuisine, Hooleys Irish Pub and Grill, Luna Grill, Marie Callender’s, O’s American Kitchen, Pick Up Stix, Riviera Supper Club, Souplantation, Sycuan Casino, Tarantino Gourmet Sausages, Terra American Bistro, The Hills Local Pub, Tiramisu Trattoria, and Valley Farm Market. Samuel Adams is the exclusive beer sponsor of the evening. Wine sponsors include Nonno’s Ristorante Italino, Riviera Supper Club, The Regal Bar and San Pasqual Winery.

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m., Friday, June 3, at Cottonwood Golf Club, 3121 Willow Glen Dr., El Cajon. It’s the Chamber’s annual breakfast featuring elected officials providing updates on East County cities. Confirmed speakers at press time include the mayors of El Cajon, Lemon Grove and Santee. Breakfast sponsor is San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Also speaking will be April Bolduc, alternative transportation outreach manager for SDG&E. She will discuss the utility’s “Power Your Drive” program that feature lower rates for charging electric-powered vehicles (EVs) during off-peak hours and how businesses and property owners can offer on-site charging. Chamber officials said some attendees will be dressed in super hero costumes. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person for members with RSVP, $25 per person for guests with RSVP and $30 per person at the door without reservations. RSVPs are requested prior to TuesThe Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will host its day, May 31. For more information and to RSVP, contact next Thursday mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sarah McCorkle at, June 16, at the UPS Store, 9562 Winter Gardens Blvd., (619) 440-6161, or visit Lakeside. The mixer will include networking, food and drinks. Prize drawings also will be held. Cost to attend The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host its 8th is $5 for members and $10 for potential members. annual Taste of La Mesa from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 6, According to Kathy Kassel, Chamber president/CEO, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La the mixer is a great opportunity to connect with fellow Mesa. Presenting sponsor is Sycuan Casino and Barona chamber members and promote your business. For Resort & Casino is the supporting sponsor. The event will more information and to RSVP, visit www.Lakesidefeature networking and food sampling from local restau- The UPS Store in Lakeside (store5262@ rants and food providers. In addition, local businesses offers mailboxes, printing, packagwill be on hand with exhibit tables. Parking is free and ing and mailing and shipping services, as well as office shuttle service will be available. More than 400 people are products and supplies and notary services.

Lakeside Chamber will host June mixer at UPS Store

La Mesa Chamber Hosts `Taste of La Mesa’

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Health Fair Saturday set for June 18 at Grossmont Center

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce is offering exhibit booth space to any health-related for-profit business or non-profit organization for Health Fair Saturday, one of the largest annual free health fairs in San Diego’s East County region. The health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, near the movie theaters at the Grossmont Center mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. Cost for exhibit space starts at $100. Chamber officials expect about 25 exhibit booths will feature health screenings for stroke, cholesterol, body mass index and blood pressure, as well as the latest information on health-related techniques and products from for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional information will be available on senior housing, home care services, hospice care, home safety, fitness, health insurance, nutrition and medical supplies, as well as Alzheimer’s disease and eye surgery. On a stage at the event will be interactive demonstrations. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will provide electric-powered automobiles for test driving. This event has proven to be highly successful on several levels, not the least of which is catching potentially serious medical conditions before they become life-threatening,” said Leah McIvor, board of directors chair, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. “In past years, healthcare professionals have identified several individuals with warning signs for serious conditions. We strive to make this an educational, accessible and beneficial event, and it may save a life.” Event sponsors include the Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Center, California Coast Credit Union and SDG&E. For more information and an exhibitor application, contact Rosemary Reed, event director, at the East County Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit

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La Mesa Rotary Honors Locals

LA MESA — The La Mesa Rotary Club presented the Helen and Tolly Lambert award to students and teachers, Wednesday, May 25 at the La Mesa Community Center. The Tolly Lambert Scholarship began in 1999, when Tolly passed away. His son Alan honored him by creating the scholarship with La Mesa Rotary. In 2007 the scholarship was renamed the Helen and Tolly Lambert Award with the passing of his wife Helen. This year’s recipients:

La Mesa Arts Academy Teacher – Kealy Prouty Student – Christian Reel

Parkway Middle School

Teacher – Minnie Cappos Student – Vanessa Brunetta

Monte Vista High School

Teachers – Diedra OakLey, Cody Kuhikin Students – Samantha Olvera. Cambria Babbitt, Sewit Tesffamicael and Noah Kirchof Captain David Hardenburger of Heartland Fire & Rescue La Mesa (Below, far right) received the 2016 Service Above Self Award with Fire Deputy Chief Greg McAlpine (See cover, top left tease), looking on.


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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Sharp Grossmont Hospital – Main Auditorium • 5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 Cost: FREE Seminar – Learn about the latest treatment options for shoulder pain at this doctor-led educational seminar. If shoulder pain is keeping you from the activities you enjoy, join us for a free seminar to learn about the latest treatment options. An orthopedic surgeon and other experts will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment options for shoulder arthritis, torn rotator cuff, and unstable or frozen shoulders. They will also explain how our orthopedic team will partner with you — before, during and after surgery — to ensure the best possible outcome. Registration is free for you and a guest, but space is limited, CALL 1.800.82.SHARP (1.800.827.4277) or visit: Presenter Information: This seminar is being led by Dr. Benjamin DuBois, a Sharp-affiliated and boardcertified orthopedic surgeon.

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