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Grossmont College Faculty Brings Rwandana Survivor Visitor to Campus

EL CAJON — For three years, Olivier Ndacyayisenga, a DJ who lives in Rwanda, has been communicating by Skype with Grossmont College summer students about the culture and heartrending history of his African country. Now, with the help of two faculty members, Olivier will talk in person at Grossmont College about the Rwandan genocide and deliver a simple message: that hope exists even in the face unthinkable tragedy. Olivier will be speaking from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at Grossmont College’s Griffin Gate. The public is invited to the free event, sponsored by Grossmont College’s World Arts Culture Committee. Grossmont College CalWorks coordinator and instructor Gabrielle Gosselin met Olivier during a four-year stint as a volunteer relief worker in Rwanda. She collaborated with Lina Kern, coordinator of the college’s Summer Institute Program, to bring Olivier’s story and that of other survivors of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 before the public. As many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority, were slaughtered by members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation. In the wake of the three-month genocide, more than 2 million people fled Rwanda to live in refugee camps in Congo, including 9-year-old Olivier, who lost his parents during the brutal months of the upheaval. “We heard on the radio that Tutsis were being attacked, but in our worst nightmares, we could not imagine that soon, neighbors that families have known for 20, 30 years would come and kill you and your family,” he said. “We were wrong, very wrong.” For the past three years, students in the Summer Institute Program have communicated with Olivier by Skype during an annual diversity forum. The summer program assists firstyear students make a successful transition from high school to college. Olivier, 34, runs his own music entertainment business in Rwanda, providing DJs, sound, lighting and event management for weddings, private parties and nightclubs. “I hope that by sharing my story, I can show that there is hope and that it is possible achieve amazing things, even when the past holds a lot of bad things that have happened to you,” said Olivier, who described his Skype talks with Grossmont students the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Gosselin was introduced to Olivier while she was homebound in Rwanda recovering from malaria. Bored, she asked for someone to get her some African music to while the hours away and the person connected her with the DJ.

Rwanda DJ, Oliver Ndacyayisenga “I found him to be incredible with children and vulnerable people and thought how much students in the U.S. could gain from knowing him and his past struggle,” she said. She added that many students in the summer institute program come from minority communities and have seen the tougher side of life. “We have had students who are former gang members, former foster youth and victims of abuse in my classes connect deeply with Olivier,” she said. “Many of them have called him or connect with him to talk more deeply about his resilience and how he is able to live among neighbors who killed his family members. It is a strong message of forgiveness in their own lives.” The students’ rapt attention during their talks with Oliver

didn’t go unnoticed. When students kept asking why he couldn’t come to talk to them in person, Kern started researching what it took to get travel visas and even prepped Olivier for his interview with immigration staff. When he arrives in San Diego June 26 for a monthlong stay, it will be his first time leaving Africa. “It is such a blessing to see the support from the World Arts Culture Committee,” Kern said. “This has been a dream of Gabrielle’s since she began the collaboration. I am so excited for her vision to be coming to life.”the organization celebrates its mission and the people it serves, it has also become engaged in the issue of how the remarkable individuals who become caretakers for the developmentally disabled are classified under California State Law.”

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Awarded $7,500

EL CAJON — St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization in El Cajon, CA, that educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential, has received a $7,500 grant from Bank of America. The grant will be used to fund the Volunteer-to-Employment Training Services program that includes community-based individual employment, group volunteer and job sites, and/or participating in SMSC’s social enterprise ventures. The program operates on a year-round basis, and in 2017 employed up to 178 individuals out of the more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities at SMSC. The program is designed to help mitigate notoriously high unemployment levels experienced by people with developmental disabilities. With the additional coaching this program provides, the selected students are supported for a 12- to 18-month period. At the end, the students will have the skills needed to move on to individual job placements in the community. “This grant will help us continue to find employment opportunities in the community for our students,” said Debra Emerson, CEO of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. “Bank of America has been a wonderful partner.” “By working with nonprofits providing workforce development and job readiness, we can help prepare people to be economically and sustainably self-sufficient. This is even more important for our friends and neighbors with developmental disabilities, a population with severe under and unemployment challenges. But thanks to the incredible work of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, more able San Diegans will be included in the workplace,” said Rick Bregman, San Diego Market President for Bank of America. Emerson added, “Employment generates income and personal pride. Grants, such as this from Bank of America, support local workforce development programs, and are an important way for unemployed and underemployed people to get the educational and vocational tools they need to obtain and sustain a job.” St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization in El Cajon, CA, educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Founded in 1966 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Center first focused on pre-school children with developmental disabilities. When public schools began to assume that role in the early 1970s, SMSC shifted its focus to adults with developmental disabilities. Today, SMSC provides work training and social experiences that encourage students to become well-rounded, contributing members of the greater community. The Center also strives to educate the community about the realities of developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. It employs over 130 staff members and is served by more than 200 dedicated volunteers. A fleet of some 47 paratransit vans and buses transports students between home, campus, and work sites, five days a week. For more information, visit www.stmsc.org.

On The Cover SANTEE — The Cat•illacs Rock and Roll group performed for the park-filled crowd at Santee’s first Summer concert, Thursday June 14. Food trucks were available for those who were hungry and The East County Cruisers had some of their classic cars on display for the classic car buffs. Gabrielle Gosselin in her office at Grossmont College, decorated with photos and decorative mementos from her stay in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Brown Reveals Naivete in Assuming PUC is Fair

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ov. Jerry Brown has made this year something like a farewell tour, traveling the world as the de facto leader of American environmentalism and basking in compliments from major state and national media over his bringing California back from financial collapse while growing the state’s economy into the world’s fifth largest. These are major achievements, not to be denied. But neither can anyone deny the fact he has at least tolerated corruption and unfairness from his appointees to the state’s most powerful regulatory commissions. The outgoing governor’s naivete toward his favored officials has been staggering, and a recent veto message from him demonstrates the unsuspecting trust he continues to give them. Brown, for example, knew the unfairness of the grant-giving practices of the state Energy Commission as it doled out multimillion-dollar grants for building hydrogen refueling stations around the state while preparing for use of H2-powered cars whose exhaust is nothing but drops of water. No greenhouse gases at all. Building the stations with gasoline tax money was a worthy project, but at one point that commission had to pull back $28 million in grants because this column exposed the sheer unfairness of its grant-giving process. Later, the commission refused to cancel a large grant to an outfit whose leader had trained the commission’s own staff in how to evaluate grant applications – and then just three months later submitted one that fit all criteria he had trained staff to look for. Brown knew about these plainly unjustified actions, but did nothing and in fact reappointed the commission’s chairman, Robert Weisenmiller. His actions toward the even more powerful state Public Utilities Commission have been similar. When the commission’s former president, Michael Peevey, met secretly with utility executives to hash out a clandestine deal sticking consumers with most costs for the failure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Brown did not object and let Peevey serve out his term. Then he appointed his former aide Michael Picker, who voted for that corrupt San Onofre settlement as one of his first acts on the commission, to replace Peevey. As The Who once sang, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” Now Brown has vetoed a relatively minor bill designed to keep homeowners using rooftop solar photovoltaic power from being overcharged. The bill, by Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno, demanded that electric providers like Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric compute the state’s average residential power use and set a baseline quantity for residential electricity, excluding power generated by customers themselves. Brown’s veto message called the bill “premature.” He noted that the PUC already can exclude customers with “onsite generation” when it figures average consumption. Said Brown, “The commission will determine whether or not to exclude customers with onsite generation through the general rate case process…I believe the commission will act to ensure that energy costs to ratepayers are fair and equitable.” That’s about as naïve a statement as anyone could make about energy price regulation in this state, which has the highest electric rates in the Lower 48 states, and features utility companies continually pressing for even more profits. It’s a fairy tale to believe the PUC’s processes are fair and equitable. Rather, they have been stacked in favor of utilities for more than half a century, with some PUC members moving to big utility company jobs and some utility executives, like Peevey, moving onto the commission. The general rate case process cited so trustingly by Brown has also long been as good as fixed. Utilities invariably request larger-thanneeded rate increases even when profits are historically high, all the while knowing the PUC will cut their proposals by about half and then brag about “saving” money for consumers. So there’s every reason to believe the PUC will conspire with utilities that hate the idea of rooftop solar to penalize those who install it. It’s simply naïve to think otherwise, as Brown plainly does. The bottom line: There’s no disputing the constructive aspects of Brown’s second eight years as governor. But there’s also no doubt about the unfair practices and actions he’s tolerated and/or approved.

Elias has covered esoteric votes in eight national political conventions. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough, The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. His opinions are his own. Email Elias at tdelias@aol.com


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. I heard that marijuana helps glaucoma.

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I’d like to try it, but won’t I get in trouble?

. Marijuana can help your glaucoma and it could get you in trouble because there are legal restrictions upon its use. If you are interested in trying medical marijuana for your glaucoma, discuss this treatment with your doctor. (I could write an entire column on the marijuana laws, but I’ll stick to the health issues.) Marijuana refers to the parts of the Cannabis sativa plant, which has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 4,800 years. Doctors in ancient China, Greece and Persia used it as a pain reliever and for gastrointestinal disorders and insomnia. Cannabis as a medicine was common throughout most of the world in the 1800s. It was used as the primary pain reliever until the invention of aspirin. Marijuana contains at least 60 chemicals called cannabinoids. THC is the main component responsible for marijuana’s mind-altering effect. Marinol (dronabinol), a prescription drug taken by oral capsule, is a man-made version of THC One of THC’s medical uses is for the treatment of nausea. It can improve mild to moderate nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy and help reduce nausea and weight loss in people with AIDS. Older people, especially those with no marijuana experience, may not tolerate THC’s mind-altering side effects as well as young people. Doctors generally prescribe several kinds of newer anti-nausea drugs with fewer side effects before resorting to Marinol. Glaucoma increases pressure in the eyeball, which can lead to vision loss. Smoking marijuana reduces pressure in the eyes.Your doctor can prescribe other medications to treat glaucoma, but these can lose their effectiveness over time. Researchers are trying to develop new medications based on cannabis to treat pain. THC may work as well in treating cancer pain as codeine. A recent study found that cannabinoids significantly reduced pain in people with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system. Along with the legal implications of smoking marijuana are the health problems such as memory impairment, loss of coordination and the potential for withdrawal symptoms and hallucinations. And, inhaling marijuana smoke exposes you to substances that may cause cancer. One study has indicated that the risk of heart attack more than quadruples in the first hour after smoking marijuana. The researchers suggest that a heart attack might be caused by marijuana’s effects on blood pressure, heart rate and the capacity of blood to carry oxygen.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Potential New Treatments for Inflammatory Diseases Uncovered by Genetic Study

e s e a r c h ers from the Re s e a r c h Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, Finland, have studied over ten million DNA variations and found new links between the human genome and inflammation tracers. The study uncovered new possibilities for treatment of diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Crohn’s disease and coeliac disease. Cytokines and growth factors, which circulate in the bloodstream, are important proteins for regulating inflammation reactions. Changes in their mode of operation have been linked with many inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, MS, atherosclerosis, ulcerative colitis and many types of cancer. In this latest study, based on population data and coordinated by the University of Turku’s Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, an investigation was made of the links between 41 different cytokines and growth factors and 10.7 million DNA variations. “We wanted to find out the molecular-level processes that lead to an increased risk of developing inflammatory diseases. Understanding these processes will enable more effective treatment of diseases,” explains Professor Olli Raitakari, Director of the Research Centre. Researchers noticed that

the medicine daclizumab, previously used for treating organ rejection reactions, could possibly also be used in the treatment of MS and Crohn’s disease. In addition, an increase in the activity of MIP1b-cytokine could also serve as a method of treatment against coeliac disease and Behcet disease. Further clinical studies are required to confirm the observations. Evidence from human genetics speeds up medical development Technological development has enabled the practice of genome-wide association studies since the turn of the century. “In these kinds of studies, millions of DNA variations are examined and their impact is assessed for each property being studied. The studies carried out so far have succeeded in uncovering, for example, over one hundred genomic loci which have an impact on the risk of developing Crohn’s disease or ulcerous colitis. In studies of connections between genetic variations and disease risks, the precise molecular process causing the increased risk often remains unclear. In order to uncover this molecular process, genome-wide association studies use as response variables molecules that mediate disease-risk through the bloodstream, such as cytokines and growth factors, instead of using the diseases themselves.

ddean@echerald.com It has been shown that for those drug candidates where there is evidence from human genetics of their effectiveness, the chance of being approved in clinical studies testing effectiveness and safety is increased two-fold. Various estimates made of the costs of developing for market a single medicinal molecule have come out at around 800 million dollars. Genetics research can offer significant savings for medical development,” Professor Raitakari points out. The data used in the study was composed of internationally unique long-term research data covering risk factors for cardiovascular diseases among Finns. Source: University of Turku, Finland

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.

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reetings precious people, this week we continue our 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 13:21 we read, “When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.” The question we must ask and answer is, what was it that Jesus had said that caused His Spirit to be troubled? The context (verses that surround this verse gives us the answer. In John 13:16-20 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, “The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me. Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent me.” What troubled Jesus is that one of the 12, Judas, was about to betray Him. This did not surprise Jesus for He knew it from the beginning for He had said, “Have I not chosen you 12 and yet one of you is the devil.” Even though Jesus knew what Judas as well as the other disciples would do, it still troubled Him. This brings great comfort to me as well as the realization that even though Jesus knows my sin even before I commit it, He is still troubled by it and so should I be. We are told in the Word of God that we can both grieve and quench the Spirit of God. Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” 1Thessalonians_5:19 “Quench not the Spirit.” Yet with all this, He still loved His disciples as He loves us today and assures us in Hebrews 4:14-16 “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” It is amazing to me that even with this direct act of identifying Judas as His betrayer, the disciples still did not have a clue that he was the culprit. John 13:22-29 “Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spoke…. Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spoke this unto him. For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.”

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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Alpine’s Annual Queen Bee Brunch was a honey ALPINE Summer outfits, enchanting hats and a steady buzz set the scene for the 2nd Annual Queen Bee Brunch, Saturday, June 23 in Alpine. The opportunity to celebrate the history of honey in Alpine and Harbison Canyon included chattering with old friends and making new ones in the crowd of more than 140 people at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd. Wonderfully decorated tables themed to summer, honey and bees as well as the friendly atmosphere in the mountain foothills made casual conversation easy. “It’s beautiful,” said Rachel Stokes, who has returned to live in Alpine. “I love the community and everybody coming together.” All proceeds from the fund raiser for the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce and the Alpine Community Center will help provide community activities, emcee and Chamber Vice Chairman Bob Ring of Baron’s Market announced. Jackson & Foster Heating/Air Conditioning/Plumbing; Alpine Veterinary Clinic; Natural Instincts, Alpine Jewelers, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. – Chris Wiley; Grossmont Escrow Co. and Holt Travel & Tours sponsored the fun. “It’s a great turnout,” said former Alpine Honorary Mayor Peggy Easterling. “It’s a beautiful day. The tables look wonderful.” Chamber and Community Center board members and local royalty – Autumn Maas, Miss Teen Alpine; Maddie Yeager, Miss Teen Mountain Empire, and Alyssa Hobbs, Miss Pine Valley – helped with the event. Special vendors, a well-stocked bar for wine and mimosas and free pictures at the Kathy Foster Photography booth kept the mood upbeat. Party favors – decorated bottles containing honey donated by local beekeeper and Chamber Ambassador Richard Edwords of Kamps Propane – were a hit. Everyone was thanked, including caterer Joe Agosta and his staff, the table decorators, pianist William S. Young and men who assisted with the silent auction of baskets filled with gifts and recreation experiences. Models of all ages – many of them well-known local women – wore wonderful, often tropical outfits that looked good on everyone during the Dana’s Boutique Fashion Show. The models sashayed to great music, much applause and cheers. “You all look beautiful,” boutique owner and Chamber Ambassador Dana Paskle told everyone as the show closed with hit song “To Sir, With Love.”

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ormer San Diego State football players Ryan Lindley and Jordan Thomas have joined the staff as defensive graduate assistant coaches, head coach Rocky Long announced. Lindley will assist with the secondary, while Thomas will help coach the linebackers. Lindley, who grew up in Alpine, quarterbacked the Aztecs from 2008-11 and went onto play in the NFL. Thomas lettered with SDSU from 2010-13. The duo each played in the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl, the program’s first bowl appearance since 1998. SDSU has not missed a bowl since, playing in eight consecutive bowl games, one of just 17 active schools in FBS to accomplish the feat. Lindley was a four-year starter with the Aztecs from 200811, where he set program passing records in yards (12,690), touchdowns (90), completions (961), attempts (1,732), starts (49), consecutive starts (44) and victories (23), the latter which Christian Chapman has tied entering his final campaign in 2018. Lindley was a second-team all-Mountain West selection in 2010, a three-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week and a four-time Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy honoree (SDSU’s outstanding offensive player). Lindley, who played at El Capitan High in Lakeside, was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. For his NFL career, he played in nine games at Arizona and started six times, and later played in one game for Indianapolis during the 2015 season. He finished his professional career with Ottawa of the Canadian Football League in 2017, throwing for 391 yards and a touchdown, and scoring five touchdowns on the ground. Since graduating from SDSU in 2011, Lindley has helped coach numerous players leading up to the NFL Draft, including quarterbacks Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Mitch Trubisky, CJ Beathard, and Luke Falk. SDSU finished 2017 with a 10-3 record, its school-record third consecutive season with at least 10 victories. The Aztecs are one of just seven schools in the nation to win at least 10 games in three straight seasons (also Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Wisconsin). SDSU is scheduled to return seven starters on offense and seven on defense, along with its kicker and punter in 2018.

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Sycuan donates $250,000 to Dehesa School District

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation recently presented $250,000 to the Dehesa School District in El Cajon. More than a year ago, the school district, with its one school, nine teachers and about 150 students, approached the Sycuan Tribe with various facility needs for one of the oldest schools in the region. “Sycuan has always been a good neighbor and has been involved with the Dehesa School District for decades,” said Mark Zacovic, vice president of the Dehesa School Board. “When it comes to California public school funding, something this significant is really, really special.” The Dehesa Elementary School, across the street from land owned by the Sycuan tribe, opened on April 5, 1876. “We have a very long history with the Dehesa School District as we’ve had five generations of Tribal children attend this school,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “We will continue to support their initiatives and we hope that our contribution will go a long way.”

at the event will be raffle prizes and tee games. Check-in begins at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sponsors include Sycuan Casino, Allegiance Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Edward D. Jones & Co. Investments, Growler’s Sub Shack, Kelly Insurance Agency, Raceway Electric & Solar, Santee Orthodontics, Sharp Business Systems, The Coffee Corner, Walmart, Waste Management and Whissel Realty. Tournament sponsorships are still available. Doug Whitney, Whitney Promotions, is serving as the Santee Chamber’s golf committee chair. For more information, contact the Santee Chamber, at (619) 449-1515, or info@santeechamber.com.

East County realtors to review updates to transaction forms

The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR) will present a class for realtors on recent changes to real estate transaction forms from the California Association of Realtors (CAR). The class will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 3, at the PSAR East County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, El Cajon. All real estate professionals from throughout San Santee Chamber hosting San-Tee golf Diego County are invited to attend. Admission is free for tourney PSAR members, $20 per person for nonmembers. For more The Santee Chamber of Commerce will present its third information, call PSAR at (619) 421-7811, or visit www.psar. annual San-Tee Golf Tournament from 1 to 6 p.m., Friday, July org/formsnew. Presenting both classes will be Nikki Coppa, 20, at Sycuan Golf Resort, Pine Glen course, 3007 Dehesa , branch manager of the Century 21 Award office in Rancho Road, El Cajon. Cost to play is $175 per individual golfer or San Diego and past chair of the CAR Standard Forms Advisory $600 for a foursome. Cost is discounted for Chamber members Committee. According to Coppa, recent changes have been to $150 per individual golfer or $500 for a foursome. The cost made to several CAR forms, including Statewide Buyer and includes green fees, box lunch, business networking and a Seller Advisory (SBSA), Cancellation of Listing (COL), Residential south of the border dinner during the awards ceremony. No Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement (LR), Application to outside alcohol will be permitted at the event. The tournament Rent-Screening Fee (LRA), Seller Property Questionnaire (SPQ), will benefit the Santee Chamber and its programs and services Residential Lease After Sale (RLAS), Lease Listing Agreement provided to members and East County residents. Also included (LL) and Lease-Rental Commission Agreement (LCA). In

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addition, CAR has introduced several new forms, including Buyer Homeowner Association Advisory (BHAA), Disclosure Information Advisory (DIA) and Tenant Flood Hazard Disclosure (TFHD).

CBIG.com connects business owners to Calif. incentives

California has launched CBIG.ca.gov, the California Business Incentives Gateway, which is an online platform that connects business owners and entrepreneurs to incentives such as tax credits, loans and bond financing to help them grow and create jobs. “Instead of connecting people with products or services, we will be connecting local mom-and-pops and multinational corporations to economic incentives, permitting assistance, and employee training that can help them grow and prosper,” said State Treasurer John Chiang. Officials said CBIG’s easyto-use interface will help local businesses make the platform an important part of their business planning. CBIG features such incentives as sales tax exclusions, training grants, fee waivers, permit assistance, reduced utility rates and employee recruitment. “The majority of companies in San Diego, as is true of most of the state, are small businesses. For the first time, these businesses will have easy access to the hundreds of incentives offered by counties, cities and municipalities in the San Diego region as well as state and federal incentives that, up until now, have been a challenge for small businesses to know about,” Chiang said. Currently, a San Diego business owner can access more than a dozen incentives provided by the city of San Diego and state and federal agencies. Already, 84 federal, state, and local government agencies are offering nearly 340 incentives on CBIG. Another 50 public agencies, associated with hundreds of additional economic incentives, have registered and are in various stages of listing their offerings on the new online platform, officials said.


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en o’clock at night I’m popping popcorn. The popcorn bag is lying flat on its back, enjoying the ride while the microwave quietly hums, sliding the bag back and forth, back and forth. And then everything goes ballistic. The microwave is suddenly blowing like a wind in a hurricane. What th’heck? I have to stop it—quick. Everyone else in the house is asleep. Or was. The orange letters scrolling across the digital message block say I have to replace the filter. Filter? What filter? The hurricane’s still blowing. Frantically I press this pad and that pad but the wind blows on. How in the world do you replace a filter at ten o’clock at night? Especially when you don’t have one? The microwave’s never needed a filter before. I didn’t even know it had one. For a minute I thought I’d lucked out. I was pressing the “vent” pad for the umpteenth time when

the blowing slowed to a gentle breeze. And then, seconds later, it whipped back up to storm level. Desperate, I pressed, jabbed and punched the pads randomly. And then it stopped. I had no idea what I’d done right but I really didn’t care. Holding my breath, I pressed the “stop/clear” pad and, still in stealth mode, I reached into the microwave’s innards and lifted the hardly-popped popcorn bag out. No popcorn tonight, but I found the manual and tomorrow I’d get the filter. The next morning I found the instructions for replacing the filter—a short paragraph with no illustrations. First step: remove the two screws at the top right front of the microwave. What screws? I don’t see any screws. Anywhere. I called in Christy, my daughter who always finds the thing I’ve spent hours looking for—in two seconds. Sure enough she found the screws, inside the panel across the top

of the microwave. She unscrewed them and took out the old filter while she was up there on the stepstool. And then she left for Chico and a week’s vacation with her sons. It’s not a good idea to have someone who’s leaving for a week help you take apart an appliance and stores don’t keep microwave filters in stock so I had to order one and wait two days for it to get here. Two days later I’m on the second step of the stepstool staring into the void. No idea where the filter goes. I wasn’t watching when Christy took it out and nothing I could see looked like a place for a missing filter. I called Christy and asked where in heck the filter was supposed to go. “In the middle, Mom.” I called again. This time she explained that it kind of hangs in the middle of the vent. Once I got that in, all I had to do was screw the two screws back. But where? Christy took them out—I wasn’t watching. Plus these were really tiny

screws. Tine screws, tiny holes. The third time I called Christy she said she didn’t remember where the holes were. Just kidding. She told me exactly where they were and I screwed the first screw in, no problem. The other one slipped out of my fingers and fell down into the vent. I really did not want to go up to the third step of the stepladder to find it—my head almost touching the ceiling, me feeling wobbly. But I found the screw, screwed it in, tilted the vent cover back into

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