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Annual Matt LaChappa Scholarship Golf Tournament Fundraiser

LAKESIDE — The Annual Matt LaChappa Athletic Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament was held Friday, June 10 at Barona Creek Golf Course in Lakeside. In 1993, Barona Tribal member Matt LaChappa was an impressive second-round draft pick for the San Diego Padres (out of 91 rounds that year). The lefthander was straight out of El Capitan High School where he was regarded by agents as an outstanding pitching prospect. Matt started his road to the Major Leagues on the Padres rookie team in Peoria, Arizona and then advanced to the Class A Springfield team for the Midwest Minor League. Matt held the record for career strikeouts (310) in San Diego CIF and as a senior he was SDCIF 2A Player of the Year. Although he had a baseball scholarship to Arizona State University, the major league prediction came true and he got the call from Padres’ area scout Dave Finley as the 56th player chosen in the draft. Matt threw out the first pitch on the Padres’ sign-up day at the stadium in 1993. At age 19 (1995), he was promoted to the Padres Class A Advanced Affiliate in the California League, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, where he won 11 games and led the league with 28 starts. The promising major league hopeful was warming up in the Quakes bullpen to pitch relief for the Rancho Cucamonga farm team in 1996 when the 20-year old suffered massive back-to to-back heart attacks. The athletic young man was

Above, from left: Cousins Viejas Councilman Adrian M. Brown, former Padre player Matt LaChappa, and Viejas Councilman Gabe TeSam at The Barona Creek Golf Course Events Center for LaChappa’s Annual Golf Tournament. Following the tournament, Brown mused, “We didn’t win on the scorecard but every moment with Matt is a priceless win in our hearts.” stricken by a rare viral heart ailment. Fortunately, Matt fought his way through. Today, although Matt is in a wheelchair with limited speech, he is always smiling. His parents Clifford and Linda wished to honor their son’s sports career by helping other young athletes in East County. They created

the Matt LaChappa Scholarship Foundation, and the major fundraiser, the annual Matt LaChappa Golf Tournament. Over 150 scholarships have sent local athletes to universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, San Diego State University, University of Arizona, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego and Boston University. -

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On The Cover From left: Kyndall Henry, Helix; Richard Mora, Grossmont; Preston Meek, Grossmont; Daniel Valoria, Grossmont; Julia McNeely, Grossmont; Gillian Morgan, Helix, Nadeen Allah Werdi, Grossmont; Maxwell Jenkins, Helix, and Zaynab Abdi, Helix. Not pictured: Taylor Melilli, Helix.

La Mesa Kiwanis Foundation Awards Scholarships to Helix and Granite Hills Graduates LA MESA — Ten seniors graduating from Helix and Grossmont High Schools this June were awarded college scholarships by the La Mesa Kiwanis Club Foundation at a special dinner meeting, Thursday, June 9 at Marie Callanders Restaurant in La Mesa. Foundation President Tom LeDuc introduced the students at the dinner attended by parents and family. Awarded were two scholarships for $2,000 each, one recipient from each school. Gillian Morgan received the top award for Helix; Daniel Valoria for Grossmont. The other eight students received $750 each.

LAKESIDE — The annual Lakeside Relay for Life was held Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12 at Lakeside Middle School. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. Cover: Rob Riingen/ The East County Herald Cover design: Dee Dean / The East County Herald

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Even Watered Down, Revolving Door Limit Needed


Your Senator In The News Senator Joel Anderson Local Pastor Recognized for Community Service Madeleine Fossler

For The East County Herald EL CAJON — Recently honored with a certificate issued by Senator Joel Anderson for his tremendous community service, Pastor Henry Amarila is undoubtedly an individual deserving of recognition. With a long history of active involvement in his community, Amarila has held several leadership positions in organizations such as Faith Community Church, Hope International Baptist Church, the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America, and the San Diego Southern Baptist Association Filipino Fellowship. As the current pastor of the Filipino Community Church at Shadow Mountain Community Church, Amarila unceasingly goes beyond his job description by investing himself in the lives of Filipino immigrants. Immigrants often find it challenging to enter a completely new environment after leaving their homes and adjust to daily life, especially when most are unable to drive. Amarila assists immigrants during this period of transition by building relationships with them and helping them settle into life in San Diego. Through thoughtful acts like picking up immigrants as they arrive in the airport, helping them access services and programs for which they are eligible, and even driving them to doctor’s appointments, Amarila makes each individual feel welcome and cared for.

From left: Senator Joel Anderson representative, Lea Park-Kim, Pastor Henry Amarila and Jo Alegria with Shadow Mountain Community Church. Another major way that Amarila and Shadow Mountain Community Church assist their community is through the food pantry that the ministry collects. Open to whoever in need no matter the background or religious affiliation, the food pantry provides basic necessities to 60 families on average each month. All of food is donated by church members. Anderson expressed his high opinion of Amarila when he said “I am grateful to leaders like Pastor Henry Amarila, who embodies the selfless spirit and dedication to serving others that changes our community for the better. I am also happy Cajon Valley Union School District Board Member Jo

Alegria nominated him to be recognized so we can share this inspirational story.” Amarila best summarized his attitude towards aiding those in need when he said, “When we go out in the community, we’re just looking at what people need. We’re looking at their social needs, physical needs, emotional needs, and we target on all things. Most of the time, we build up a relationship or friendship because they just need someone to give them comfort during [a] low time of their lives.” By simply making himself available to help others, Amarila sets an inspiring example of the large impact that can be made through engaging in small tasks that assist those around him.

t seemed almost too good to be true when Republican state Sen. Andy Vidak of Hanford authored a bill aiming to keep many ex-legislators from lobbying their former colleagues in Sacramento for about three years after their departure. Even better was the surprising response from majority Democrats: Unlike many proposals from Republicans, this idea did not die an instant death upon coming up in a Senate committee made up of four Democrats and just one Republican. The committee passed the bill out unanimously, once it was watered down. But even watered down, this bill still has merit. Here’s why: As things now stand, legislators can resign their seats at any time, creating a need for a special election. Fully 58 of these have been conducted over the last 26 years, more than two a year. They have come thicker and faster lately than before: In 2013, Los Angeles County alone had 14 special elections to fill vacancies left by politicians – at a cost of about $15 million. San Bernardino County had 13 special elections, each cost about $1 million. Some involved city councils and the boards of special districts. But some were for high-profile posts in the Legislature vacated by incumbents seeking higher office or leaving for more lucrative jobs than those in the state Senate or Assembly, which pay a paltry $96,250 per year – plus perks like cars and copious staff. About half the special elections involving legislators were about incumbents leaving to take higher-paying jobs – many as lobbyists. The most recent case was former Democratic Assemblyman Henry Perea of Fresno, who served five years before taking a lucrative job as a Sacramento lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. That’s the main lobbying arm of drug companies often collectively called Big Pharma. Before him, former Democratic state Sen. Michael Rubio of Shafter resigned to take a job with Chevron Corp. and Republican state Sen. Bill Emmerson of Riverside County left to join the California Hospital Assn. These men and others who leave their seats at mid-term now must wait only a year to come back and lobby their onetime colleagues. That’s only half the time former U.S. senators are supposed to wait. Vidak’s proposal, to be voted on by the full state Senate and possibly the Assembly later this summer, originally aimed to bar lobbying by lawmakers leaving at mid-term until the end of the first legislative session that begins after their departure. That gobbledygook can be translated into “two to four years,” since legislative sessions run two years and a legislator resigning only shortly after the start of one would have to wait for two sessions to end before getting down to work. Not many special interests, no matter how deep their pockets, would want to hire a legislator/lobbyist who would be idle that long. So Vidak’s measure was watered down, now requiring only a two-year wait, essentially doubling the current hiatus and putting California legislators on equal terms with departing U.S. senators. Said Vidak aide Jann Taber, “The chair and other members of the committee were not prepared to support the bill without the amendments.” The chair of that committee, the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, is Ben Allen, a Santa Monica Democrat elected with support from business interests. Another committee member is Carol Liu of La Canada-Flintridge, wife of disgraced former Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey. She may have some close knowledge of conflicts of interest. Despite being watered down, this bill still ought to be on the list of must-pass legislation because it would lessen at least a bit the motivation for legislators to leave at mid-term and make them slightly less desirable new lobbying hires. Sure, that’s not as good as it started off to be, but it’s still a step in the right direction, making this a classic case where the perfect should not serve as an obstacle to the good.

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 From The Geezer’s Mailbag Q A

. A friend of mine is lactose intolerant. What exactly does that mean? . People who are lactose intolerant have trouble digesting dairy products. Lactose intolerance usually is not dangerous. Lactase is an enzyme made in the small intestine. You need lactase to digest lactose, the sugar in milk. People who are lactose intolerant don’t make enough lactase; after consuming lactose, they suffer from bloating, nausea, stomach cramps and diarrhea. These symptoms usually begin a half-hour to two hours after ingesting lactose. Most people with lactose intolerance can take some milk products. They may be able to increase their tolerance to dairy products by gradually introducing them into their diets. However, most supermarkets carry lactose-reduced or lactosefree products. You can manage lactose intolerance with lactase enzyme tablets; you can take them just before you eat. These tablets help many people. . How effective are knee replacements? I’m considering one. . More than nine out of 10 patients who have a total knee replacement have positive results; they experience reduced pain and improved ability to perform common activities. You’ll be given physical therapy exercises for at least two months. These are designed to help you bend and extend your leg. In addition to your prescribed exercises, you can walk as much as you like. Stationary bicycles are recommended for muscle tone and flexibility. Other acceptable activities after knee surgery include dancing, golf with spikeless shoes and a cart, and bicycling on flat ground. After the wound is healed, you can swim. Don’t do anything that puts stress on the knee such as racquet Full basketball, ServiceandSalon sports, football, baseball, skiing. And don’t lift anything heavier than 40 pounds. Depending on the type of work—or play—you do, it could take six to eight weeks before you are back in action. . How can you tell when you are too old to drive? Here are some questions driving experts recommend asking older motorists to determine if they are still road-worthy: • Do other drivers often honk at me? • Have I had some accidents? • Do I get lost, even on roads I know? • Do cars or pedestrians seem to appear out of nowhere? • Have passengers in my car told me they are worried about my driving? • Am I driving less because I am unsure about my driving skills? Many seniors continue to be capable drivers. However, there are changes that affect our skills. To deal with the effects of aging on our driving, here are some tips: • Plan to drive on streets you know. • Take routes that avoid tricky ramps and left turns. • Add extra time for travel so you don’t feel pressed. • Don’t drive when you are tired. • Avoid listening to the radio or talking with passengers. • Leave more space than you think you need between you and the car in front of you. • Use your rear window defogger to keep the window clear at all times. • Always turn your headlights on when driving. • If you don’t have them, get large mirrors for your car. • Replace your windshield wiper blades often. • Take a driving refresher class. Some car insurance companies lower your bill when you pass this type of class. Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at: fred@healthygeezer.com




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Santee City Council In The News

SANTEE — Santee City Council issued a proclamation naming June 11 ‘Dogs on Deployment Day’ – in conjunction with Santee FidoFest held that same day (see P7, this edition). Founded by Active Duty military couple, Lieutenant Shawn Johnson USN and Captain Alisa SieberJohnson, Dogs on Deployment is in its fifth year. Dogs on Deployment is a national non-profit organization providing a central network for deployed military members to find volunteers take care of their pets while gone. Waste Management presented a check for $37,000 sponsor the city’s summer events. For more than 12 years Waste Management has been the title sponsor for Santee’s 4th of July Celebration, Santee Salutes. Waste Management is also title sponsor to Holiday of Lights Celebration, presenting sponsor of San Diego River Fest, and supporting sponsor of the Santee Concert Series. Captain Tony Ray was introduced as the new commander of the Santee Sheriff ’s Sub J Th ay Station. eE R Mayor Randy Voepel was as t C en ar congratulated for being the ou nt d presumptive candidate for yH e ra Assemblyman for California’s ld 71st district.

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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 13:1-17 we read one of the most astounding accounts of the acts of Jesus Christ, “Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.” So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” Here is Jesus of Whom we read in Colossians 1:1-17, “He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him (Jesus) all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him (Jesus) and for Him (Jesus). And He (Jesus) is before all things, and in Him (Jesus) all things consist. And He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He (Jesus) may have the preeminence.” Do you understand the significance of this dear ones? From our text, we have God, in the flesh (Jesus) humbling Himself to take on and be a lowly servant, for this washing of feet was the job of the most lowly servant of any household. In Philippians 2:5-7 we read “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant.” We are told in our text that Jesus did this as an example to the disciples. The disciples had an ongoing argument between themselves as to who was the greatest among them. This is one of many of man’s sinful fallen nature’s propensities, the inordinate desire to be someone great. Here they were in the presence of the greatest of all and they did not even grasp it because they were too focused upon themselves.


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


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Santee Fido-Fest 2016 Saturday, June 11 • Santee

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Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter the Casino. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Guests under 21 years of age are permitted in The Buffet only, but must be accompanied by an adult. Families are welcome at the Viejas Outlets and the Viejas Hotel. Please play responsibly. For help with problem gambling, call 800.426.2537



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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 in 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 a movie at the Lindo Lake Baseball fields featuring “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 www.sdparks.org.

Alpine Woman’s Club Monthly Luncheon Tuesday, June 21, 12 p.m.

The Alpine Woman’s Club is open to all East County Women. Our Mission is to provide opportunities for Alpine women to meet and socialize, to hold fundraisers for our scholarship fund and to maintain the Historic Alpine Town Hall built in 1899. Located at 2156 Alpine Blvd. The Woman’s Club also holds special events such as the Victorian Tea in April and the Christmas Home Tour in December. The proceeds go to scholarships for local high school graduates. June is the month that these scholarships are awarded. If you are interested in the Club and would like to attend our monthly meeting/luncheon, contact Joanie Bogle at (619) 328-5728. Information about events and programs can be found on our website at www.alpinewomansclub.org or our Facebook page!

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Fridays • 6-8 p.m. El Cajon Prescott Promenade (619) 334-3000 • www.downtownec.com June 17: 80Z All Stars (80’s Rock) June 24: Kelly Rae (Contemporary Pop and Country) July 1: Scot Bruce (Elvis Tribute) July 8: Santana Ways (Santana Tribute) July 15: Joyride (Classic Rock) July 22: Dawson Gang (Country Rock) July 29: Neil Morrow (Classic Country) August 5: Buzz Campbell (Rock-a-Billy)

Thursdays - 6:30 - 8 p.m. Berry Street Park (619) 334-3000 • www.lemongrove.ca.gov June 25: The Catillacs – Vintage Classic Rock July 2: Three Chord Justice July 9: The Jazz Pigs – Latin Jazz July 16: We Kinda Music July 23: AM Forever

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SDSU BEATwith Steve Dolan SDSU Hosts Professional Development Conference


an Diego State University is offering an interactive two-day conference “DevelopU” on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, where attendees will learn how to leverage their natural strengths and preferences to attain their dream job, next promotion, or any life goal. The conference takes place at the SDSU College of Extended Studies Center. Award-winning transformation consultant Annette Gregg of Difference Makers Consulting, and a team of specialists in their respective fields will facilitate the skill-building sessions that will transform attendees’ approach to work and life. Cost of the conference is $249 and includes lunch on Saturday. “DevelopU will help people push through to the next level of their personal and professional lives,” Gregg said. “This interactive conference will give them essential professional and personal skills to help them stay marketable and successful in today’s competitive business environment. Identifying and leveraging their natural strengths and preferences will help them differentiate themselves in a professional setting.” Conference features: Friday, June 17, 6-9 pm Essential Skills Topics • Powerful Written and Verbal Communication • Increasing Your Efficiency: Time Management and Prioritization • Asking Better Questions and Cultivating Intellectual Curiosity Saturday, June 18, 9 am-4 pm Essential Skills Topics • Identifying Your Natural Strengths and Leveraging your Personal Brand • Rebounding and Managing Change • Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Positive Thinking • Goal Setting and Building Community Breakout sessions are: Effective Résumés and Interviewing Skills, Being Your Own Boss: Becoming a Consultant, Getting Your Finances in Order, and Creating a Powerful LinkedIn Profile. For details and registration, visit neverstoplearning.net/ developU, or email grodriguez@mail.sdsu.edu, or call (619) 594-3986. This is an SDSU Research Foundation program managed by SDSU’s College of Extended Studies.

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 Local chambers to present `Politics in Paradise’ in a new format

For more information and to RSVP, contact Sarah McCorkle at sarahm@eastcountychamber.org, (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org, or one Local chamber of commerce groups in San Diego’s of the participating Chambers or ECEDC. East County will jointly present “Politics in Paradise” from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 30, at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon. Chambers supSantee resident Tracy Sundlun, senior VP of global porting the event include the San Diego East County events, Competitor Group, will be honored by the Chamber, Lakeside Chamber, Santee Chamber and American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) San Diego Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber. Also support- office with a 2016 Father of the Year award at a funing the event is the San Diego East County Economic draising dinner on Thursday, June 16, at the Hyatt Development Council (ECEDC). Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego. The event will feature meet-and-greet with elected Sundlun, father of daughter Felicity, is co-founder officials currently holding office, as well as candidates of Competitor Group’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, for key federal, state and county elected offices, along which began in 1998 and has grown to 30 events in with beer, wine and appetizers from East County res- 15 states, Washington D.C., and six countries, featurtaurants, wineries and breweries. ing more than 600,000 runners annually. He has been “Rather than repeating the event’s traditional inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions, format with comments and replies from speakers on and last year was named “One of the 50 Most Influenstage in a group setting in the Garden’s amphitheater tial People in Running” by Runner’s World magazine. area, this year’s event will feature elected officials Sundlun has seen success at guiding athletes at positioned in their own area in a mixer setting where every level. In his more than 20 years of coaching, Sunattendees can interact and speak with them one-one- dlun helped guide more than 100 athletes from 15 difone in person,” said Eric Lund, general manager, San ferent countries who represented their country in the Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Lund said Olympic Games and other major international comthe program also will feature a brief introduction by petitions. He was the youngest ever Olympic coach moderator Barry Jantz, chair of the San Diego East in 1972, and will serve as head manager of the United County Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee. States Men’s Track & Field Team for the 2016 Olympic Cost to attend is $20 per person if RSVP is received Games in Rio de Janeiro. prior to Monday, June 27. The price increases to $25 per Two other local fathers will be honored at the ADA’s person with RSVP after June 27. Cost is $30 per person 13th annual Father of the Year awards dinner. They at the door without reservations. Chamber officials include Jeffrey Martin, CEO, San Diego Gas & Elecsaid admission cost is tax deductible because event tric, and Tum Vongsawad, chief operating officer, San proceeds will benefit the San Diego East County Foun- Diego County Credit Union. Tickets start at $300 per dation, a non-profit organization. Attendees must be person. ADA officials said the fundraiser on June 16 21 years of age or older. is expected to generate about $200,000 in donations

Santee dad is `Father of the Year’ from American Diabetes Association

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for diabetes research and programs and services for people with diabetes. For event information and to RSVP, contact Nicole Eades, ADA director of development, at (619) 234-9897, ext. 7438, or visit www.diabetes. org/sandiegofoty.

La Mesa health library features watercolor art exhibit

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is now hosting its Spring Art Exhibit featuring 19 watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Carol Roberts of Spring Valley. The show runs through June 30. The exhibit features paintings of landscapes, animals, birds, flowers and scenery, some of them inspired by Roberts’ scuba diving trips to New Guinea, Palau and Fiji. Roberts’ first career was in medical school management. She has managed Internal Medicine Departments at the University of California San Francisco and University of Utah and the Department of Anesthesiology and Department of Surgery at the University of California San Diego. Since 2000, she has worked full-time as a real estate broker-associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in La Mesa. Roberts is a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, East County Art Association and Foothills Art Association. Roberts’ website featuring her artwork is www.CarolJRobertsWatercolors.com. Admission to the Herrick Community Health Care Library is free. The Spring Art Exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours, which are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, phone (619) 8255010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.


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Alpine Community Planning Group AGENDA

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/Groups/Alpine.html • County Planning & Sponsor Groups - http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/CommunityGroups.html

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Approval of Minutes May 26, 2016 Meeting Minutes

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 a 13-acre parcel located at 8710 Harbison Canyon Road, Alpine, CA (APN 403-010-51) has applied for a discretionary permit (PDS2016-TM-5612) for a tentative map to subdivide the property into 10 lots. The property has a land use designation of Semi-Rural 1 (SR-1). The site is currently developed with an existing single family home that is to remain. Access to the project would be provided by a proposed fortyfoot wide private road connecting to Harbison Canyon Road. The project would be served by onsite septic and imported water provided by Padre Dam MWD. Group to review application and make a recommendation to County PDS. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 2. The owner of a 5.73-acre parcel located at Eltinge Dr. & Bay Meadows Dr. (APN 403-320-01) has applied for a discretionary permit (PDS2016 – TM-5522TE) for a time extension of tentative parcel map #5522 – Sunset View Estates. The project was originally approved in 2009 and includes 19 lots, (18 buildable and 1 open space lot to be maintained by the project’s HOA). Group to review application and make a recommendation to County PDS. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 3. At the May 26, 2016 ACPG meeting the condition of a cell tower located on Alpine Blvd., east of Willows road was discussed. Based on reports of the current condition, the tower may no longer be compliant with the conditions of the discretionary permit. Private Actions subcommittee to provide a report to the ACPG. Group to review report and make a recommendation to County PDS. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 4. H. Group Business: 1. Appointment of Subcommittee Chairs. Discussion, & Action. 2. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion, & Action I. Consent Calendar J. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) K. Officer Reports L. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) M. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas N. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures O. Announcement of Meetings: 1. Alpine Community Planning Group – July 28th, 2016 2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD 3. Planning Commission – July 15th, 2016 4. Board of Supervisors – June 28th & 29th , July 19th & 20th P. Adjournment of Meeting Disclaimer Language: Public Disclosure – We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control. Access and Correction of Personal Information – You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


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