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City of El Cajon Hires Assistant City Manager EL CAJON — The City of El Cajon announces the hiring of Vincent DiMaggio as its Assistant City Manager. DiMaggio currently works as the city manager of Mendota, California where he has served for the past four years. He has also been the city manager for two cities in Texas. Prior to working as a city manager, he worked in the housing development industry, owning his own company. DiMaggio started his public sector career in the planning field with the City of Salinas. El Cajon City Manager Graham Mitchell said, “I am excited to have Vince join the El Cajon team. Over a hundred applicants expressed interest in this position and I am confident we selected the leader that will bring great value to the City and to the community. I am impressed with the depth and breadth of his experience and know that he will play a positive role in fulfilling the City’s mission.” DiMaggio will start his new position in El Cajon, Friday, Aug. 13.

SIHC CEO Carolina Mincana (second from right) with her board of directors and Representative for Senator Joel Anderson Zabrina Weisiger (far right).

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El Cajon’s New Assistant City Manager Vincent DiMaggio.

La Mesa Native Heading to Miss America BURIEN, WA — La Mesa native, Danamarie McNicholl-Carter, was crowned Miss Washington at the Highline Performing Arts Center, Saturday, June 30. She will represent the evergreen state at the national Miss America competition on Sept. 9, in Atlantic City, New Jersey which will broadcast live on ABC. Danamarie was Miss Teen La Mesa 2010 and a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. After high school Danamarie attended and graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Media. She has most recently been working as a television news reporter in Spokane for KREM-2. To win the title Danamarie participated in a 10 minute personal interview with the judges panel, showcased her talent by playing a rendition of “Pirates of the Caribbean” on the piano, and showed off her lifestyle and physical fitness in swimwear. Although the Miss America competition announced plans to remove the swimsuit competition on September 9 the changes have not yet been implemented at the state level competitions. You can follow Danamarie’s journey on instagram at danamariemctv or missamericawa.

SIHC Hosts Inaugural Men’s Health and Wellness Event

For The East County Herald ALPINE — The first annual Men’s Health and Wellness event hosted by the Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. (SIHC) on Friday, June 1 went off without a hitch. On arrival, there were breakfast burritos for guests and the clinic in Alpine was full of vendor booths to take a look at. Later on, the grill was fired up for some hamburgers and hot dogs to keep the event rolling. There were over 30 raffle prizes that were being raffled off throughout the day, anything from grill sets to big baskets full of summer necessities like sand toys and sunscreen. CEO of the SIHC Carolina Mincano, emphasized that, “Out here in the native community, there is a lot of diabetic patients, so making them aware of their choices, so they can get well, [is important].” This is what the event was all about, making the community aware of the things that could be preventing them from living their lives to the fullest. California State Senator Joel Anderson’s office was there to recognize SIHC’s hard work and commitment to their community with a Senate certificate of recognition. Anderson commented on the event, “I am grateful for the hard work of Carolina and her team that made this event so successful. It’s awesome that so many organizations joined forces with SIHC for this event to improve the health of our community members.” June was Men’s Wellness Month and according to event coordinator Ron Luong, “We thought that this would be a great opportunity for each of these men to [have] different resources so that they can get the information they need.” This fun filled, jam packed event brought out the best in the community. For more upcoming events, see their website at

On The Cover SANTEE — Senator Joel Anderson’s field representative Andrew Hayes and Political Analyst John Dadian (were phone calls made?), were among those attending the annual Santee Salutes celebration of Independence Day event, Wednesday, July 4 at Town Center Community Park East. Music was provided by the 80z All Stars.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias This Bill Is An Absolute No-Brainer


Your Congress In The News with Congressman Duncan D. Hunter Hunter Introduces Legislation Benefiting Military Families Measure Addresses Technical Loophole in Military Insurance Program

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA50) introduced the Fulfilling Obligations to Families of the Fallen Act, Thursday, June 28, ensuring military families are aware when changes are made to their coverage involving Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI). Currently, military members are enrolled in SGLI automatically, however, there exists very weak notification requirements when changes are made to the policy or service members decline coverage. Circumstances have arisen where the surviving family members of deceased activeduty personnel did not learn that the service member had declined insurance coverage until after their death. Consequently, military spouses expecting insurance benefits learn at the worst time possible that those benefits do not exist. Congressman Hunter’s legislation will improve the process by requiring active duty members and their spouses to submit a notarized document acknowledging any changes or declined coverage regarding their SGLI policy. “This is a common-sense and necessary solution to ensure that our military families have all the resources they need during the most difficult of times,” said Congressman Hunter. “As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have tried on several occasions to offer an amendment to the annual defense bill to fix this ongoing problem, only to receive pushback from the House Veterans Affairs

Congressman Duncan D. Hunter Committee because of a political turf battle. It is for this reason that I am introducing a stand-alone bill with the hope we can actually have some movement on correcting this problem which has gone on for too long.” While SGLI is technically a defense program, its oversight is carried out by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the House Veterans Affairs Committee has been insistent that any changes regarding VA policy go through their jurisdiction. To date, the House Veterans Affairs Committee has taken no action on the issue. “I am introducing this legislation with the expectation

that it will be referred to the House Veterans Affairs Committee and I am calling on them to expedite their consideration and move quickly. Personally, I don’t care how it’s done, I just want to see it done. Our military families of fallen service members deserve better than politicians bickering over who should actually fix a problem which causes great harm.”

Hunter, R-Alpine, is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is the first Marine combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to be elected to Congress. Hunter represents California’s 50th Congressional District consisting of East and Northern County San Diego.

nly occasionally does a proposed California law approach the status of being an absolute nobrainer. There’s just one such measure before the Legislature right now, a bill that could possibly restore a modicum of public trust in California government, even if it doesn’t go anywhere near as far as it should. With the Capitol under the firm control of a single party, suspicions of corruption and favoritism are common in California today. It’s for sure that Democratic Party domination pretty much assures that anyone Gov. Jerry Brown or his successor appoints to major state jobs will be confirmed with few questions. Take the example of Mark Ferron, now in his second threeyear term on the state Independent System Operator (ISO) board of governors. This board essentially decides where California utilities buy electricity and then supervises its distribution. Ferron, a former Deutsche Bank investment official and later a partner at the Silicon Valley Venture (capital) Fund, contributed the maximum $25,900 to Brown’s 2010 election kitty and got a seat on the powerful rate-setting state Public Utilities Commission soon after. An illness forced him to leave the PUC, but on his recovery Brown quickly put him on the ISO. Two open questions: Would he have gotten either job without his contribution? Would Brown even know who he is without that money? While on the PUC, Ferron voted consistently for whatever big utility companies wanted, so long as they complied with state laws demanding an ever-greater emphasis on renewable energy, regardless of cost. Never mind consumer concerns over prices. He’s had no significant differences with utilities while on the ISO, either, and his current term runs out Dec. 31, giving Brown just enough time to appoint him to a third term if he likes. Because Ferron, with degrees in mathematics and economics, had no prior background in utility regulation, it was hard to see how he qualified for the jobs Brown tossed his way – but then $25,900 has usually been enough to buy California political donors something, whether it’s a job or mere access to high officials. Money talks. Now comes Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray of Merced with a proposal that would ban contributions to state senators by political appointees for up to a year between the time they are nominated to a job by the governor and when the vote on their confirmation comes up in the Senate. This wouldn’t keep someone like the seemingly unqualified Ferron off a powerful board like the PUC or ISO, but it’s a start. Even though it leaves open the appearance of appointees buying their nominations, at least it would remove the appearance of appointees buying confirmation. Ferron, of course, is far from the only political donor with a political patronage job. Another is Mary Nichols, the longtime chair of the state’s Air Resources Board, which sets smog policy for cars and other pollution sources and is currently battling federal efforts to squash some California anti-smog regulations. Not only did she kick in $5,000 to Brown’s campaign before he reappointed her to the job she held both in his earlier administration and under ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, but she also gave $1,000 to a senator’s reelection campaign before her confirmation vote came up. Was there any doubt which way that senator would vote? These practices are common not just at the state level, but also in the federal government. So it’s no wonder many believe government is really about keeping the rich that way. These kinds of financially greased appointments and confirmations have gone on at other powerful commissions, too, ranging from the state’s Transportation Commission (which hands out highway repair and construction funds) and its Energy Commission to boards regulating everything from chiropractors to solid waste disposal. Appointees may or may not be qualified, but there’s a public perception regardless that corruption is deeply embedded in both the state and national capitals. The only way to change this is to take at least some money out of the picture. Gray’s bill is a start and an obvious no-brainer. Once it is (hopefully) passed, the next action ought to limit how soon governors can name big donors to powerful jobs for which they may or may not be qualified.

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


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Serious As a Heart Attack . What exactly is congestive heart failure?



If you have congestive heart failure (CHF) your heart can’t pump enough blood. This condition develops over time. It is the number one reason people over age 65 go into the hospital. Heart failure is most common in older people, and is more common in African-Americans. Men have a higher rate of heart failure than women. But, because women usually live longer, the condition affects more women in their 70s and 80s. In normal hearts, veins bring oxygen-poor blood from the body to the right side of the heart. It is then pumped through the pulmonary artery to the lungs where it picks up oxygen. From there, the blood returns to the left side of the heart. Then it is pumped through a large artery called the aorta that distributes blood throughout the body. Heart failure is caused by other diseases or conditions that damage the heart muscle. It is often caused by coronary artery disease, including heart attacks. Diabetes and high blood pressure also contribute to heart failure. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. It happens when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened and narrowed. People who have had a heart attack are at high risk to develop heart failure. There are a number of things that you can do to reduce risk of coronary artery disease and heart failure. For starters, you should keep the following levels down: body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, sugar, alcohol and salt. Exercise regularly. And, if you smoke, quit. The most common symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling, which usually occurs in the ankles, feet and legs.Swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the body and can lead to weight gain, frequent urination and a cough. Because the symptoms are common for other conditions, your doctor will determine if you have heart failure by doing a detailed medical history, an examination, and several tests. Tests that are given to determine heart failure include an electrocardiogram (EKG), a chest X-ray, and a blood test for BNP, a hormone that increases in heart failure. Tests that can identify the cause of heart failure include: an echocardiogram that uses sound waves; a Holter monitor, which is a small box that is worn for 24 hours to provide a continuous recording of heart rhythm during normal activity; an exercise stress test that reads your EKG and blood pressure before, during, or after exercise to see how your heart responds, and a coronary angiography, which is an X-ray of the heart’s blood vessels There is no cure for heart failure, but it can be controlled. People with CHF are usually put on a low-salt diet to prevent fluid build-up. Their doctors may also tell them to lose weight, quit smoking, and reduce alcohol intake. Medications that are used include: diuretics, “water pills” to reduce fluid; ACE inhibitors to lower blood pressure and reduce heart stress; beta-blockers to slow your heart rate and lower blood pressure; Digoxin to help the heart beat stronger, and anticoagulants (such as warfarin) that help prevent blood clots. People with severe heart failure may also be given a mechanical heart pump. A heart transplant is an option when all other treatments fail to control symptoms.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Study Finds, Grey Matter Atrophy Follows Ordered Sequence and is Common

rey matter atrophy — its loss — follows a sequential pattern that expands to involve more regions of the brain over time in all Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, regardless of their disease type, a new study reports. Atrophy progression is also similar between relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) and primary-progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) patients in “many key regions,” its researchers report, although three brain structures crucial to movement — the cerebellum, and the caudate and putamen (parts of the basal ganglia) — show earlier atrophy in relapsing disease, possibly as a result of greater inflammation. MS is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the CNS with a prominent neurodegenerative component. Brain atrophy, as assessed by MRI, develops at a faster rate in patients with multiple sclerosis than healthy control subjects. Whole brain atrophy is the result of grey matter, and, to a lesser extent, white matter atrophy and is related to long-term disability in MS. Histology studies have demonstrated that imaging-derived grey matter atrophy reflects neurodegeneration. Grey matter atrophy is not uniform across the brain in MS and some regions are more susceptible to atrophy than others The limbic system, temporal cortex and deep grey matter show rapid atrophy in patients with relapseonset MS, while the cingulate cortex shows early atrophy in PPMS. However, it is unknown whether there is a consistent and identifiable order in which atrophy progresses affecting different areas over time. A key question is whether there is an association between the sequential development of atrophy and disability accumulation. This study’s team hypothesized

that grey matter regions become atrophic in a consistent sequence and that this sequence will differ among different types of MS – its relapsing and progressive forms. Team members also thought it likely that increased atrophy would associate with longer disease duration and worse disability. Applying their event-based model, researchers discovered that the first region to become atrophic in clinically isolated syndrome and RRMS patients were brain regions known as the posterior cingulate cortex (part of the brain’s limbic lobe) and precuneus (part of the parietal lobe). Atrophy was then detected in the middle cingulate cortex (also part of limbic lobe), the brainstem and thalamus (which relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex). A similar, but slightly different sequence of atrophy, was seen in PPMS patients; in this group, atrophy initially involved the thalamus, cuneus (part of the occipital lobe), precuneus, and pallidum (part of the basal ganglia), followed by the brainstem and posterior cingulate cortex. The major differences in atrophy between patients groups included cerebellum, caudate and putamen, which showed early atrophy in relapsing MS but late atrophy in PPMS patients. [The cerebellum is part of the brain’s sensory systems and essential to voluntary movement; the caudate and putamen together form the brain’s dorsal striatum.] The authors suggest that this observation was “perhaps due to a more inflammatory milieu” in patients with relapse-onset MS. Researchers also found that SPMS patients had the highest number of atrophic brain regions at the beginning of the study, suggesting that “secondary-progressive Multiple Sclerosis has more advanced neurodegeneration across Multiple Sclerosis phenotypes.” But all MS patients — and distinct from people with clinically isolated syndrome — demonstrated a faster rate of grey matter atrophy than healthy controls. Sequential grey matter atrophy was found to associate both with how long a patient had MS (disease duration), as well as with disability accumulation in RRMS patients (using EDSS measures). Results also showed that disease-modifying therapies — which work to alleviate symptoms — and co-morbidities (other conditions) had no effect on the eventbased model stages. Researchers, however, added such connections were not within the study’s scope, but were made over time. “The data-driven staging of atrophy progression in a large Multiple Sclerosis sample demonstrates that grey matter atrophy spreads to involve more regions over time,” the researchers wrote. “The event-based model has a potential for clinical use,” they added, suggesting that the “sequence of atrophy progression can be used to score patients during Multiple Sclerosis automatically.”

Source: Brain, A Journal of Neurology 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 16:1 Jesus tells His disciples, “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.” In this we have two questions that must be asked and answered, first, what was Jesus referring to what He had spoken? And second, why would they be offended? Once again the context (the verses surrounding our text) sheds light upon the subject. John 16:2-3 “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever kills you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” Jesus had been warning His disciples for some time of this, that to identify themselves with Him would not make them popular, in fact they would be hated by many. This is one of the many promises that Jesus gives to His followers. As unpopular as it is, it is still a promise. Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” Philippians 1:29-30 “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.” 1Peter 4:12-14 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.” Yet these promises and all the others like them are absent from the message the church is giving out today. The message of the modern church is one of self gratification, self exaltation, self promotion, self, self, and self. One of the reasons Jesus spoke these truths from the very beginning to everyone that would follow Him is because He knows men; He knows that many have their own agendas and have their own ideas about what Jesus should do and what He should do for Him. The early disciples were no different. They thought Jesus would enter into Jerusalem one day and wipe out the Roman occupiers and set up His kingdom and they would rule with Him. But His kingdom is not of this world; He would suffer for the sins of mankind; die upon the Cross; rise again; and ascend to Heaven. One day His followers would rule with Him but before this there would be a time of suffering.

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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan SMILE-BREAKS with Sheila Buska Padres Sign No. 1 Draft If you’re bored... Pick


he San Diego Padres have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Weathers, their first-round selection (seventh overall) in the 2018 first-year player draft. As of July 1, the club had signed 26 of 41 players selected in the draft, as well as two non-drafted free agents. Weathers, 18, went 10-0 with a 0.09 ERA and 148 strikeouts in 76.0 innings pitched as a senior in 2018, allowing just 24 hits and 10 walks while earning Gatorade National Baseball High School Player of the Year honors. After selecting LHP MacKenzie Gore with the third overall pick in the 2017 draft, the Padres now have the two most recent Gatorade National Baseball High School Player of the Year award winners in their system. Including the non-drafted free agents, the Padres have signed three catchers, five infielders, five outfielders, eight right-handed pitchers and seven left-handed pitchers. The club agreed to terms with 21 college players and seven out of high school. The Padres have also announced the expansion of Friar Family Days presented by Denny’s - a familyfriendly ticket package - from just Sunday home games to all Sunday through Thursday Padres home games. Families can enjoy discounted ticket prices through the Friar Family Day ticket package, including $15 tickets for kids 14 and under and $20 tickets for adults, as well as a voucher for a free hot dog and soda and access to familyfriendly activities. Through the expanded Friar Family Day promotion, the Padres will offer a kid-friendly activity at each game. Kids with the dedicated ticket for Monday games will receive a giveaway item, and those that have the Friar Family Day ticket for Tuesday games will have exclusive access to a postgame Kids Run the Bases opportunity. Wednesday games will feature a clinic on the whiffle ball field in Park at the Park, and inflatables will be available in Park at the Park for every Thursday game. KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A and supported by Del Real Foods and Kids Run the Bases will continue to be available for all Sunday home games. For more information, visit

I’ve never been so bored in my life!” Bet you’ve said that before. Well, I want to tell you there are lots of things you can do when you’re bored. You can go to sleep. Pull your hat brim down so no one knows you’re sleeping through the seminar or the ballgame or whatever it is that’s boring you. Caution: this doesn’t work too well if you snore. Or you can get up and leave. That’s a little more obvious so it’s best to sneak out surreptitiously. Your friends might be having the times of their lives and wonder what’s got into you that you would leave in the middle of this mindblowing lecture on taxes. If you’re in church and it’s the—ahem—sermon, you could pray. If you haven’t fallen asleep already. Or you could listen harder, waiting for the hidden gem to fall. What I often do is look around to see who else is bored. If the pews are filled with people leaning forward attentively, then I figure I’m missing something, but if their eyes glazed, looking straight ahead, I know I’m not alone. Not that it helps. Then there are the days you’re sitting at home with not a thing to do. How boring is that? Well, you could clean the garage. Couldn’t you? Too hot? Okay, maybe you could run down to Foster Freeze and have a double-dip cone.

You’re on a diet? That won’t work. Sorry for mentioning it. Besides, it’s too hot to run anyway. Nothing on TV and who wants to sit inside watching TV on a beautiful warm sunny day? Same with reading a book. Do people do that anymore? What with Netflix and YouTube and Twitter and FaceBook and all the news you never wanted to hear on your iPhone or Android? You could go out and do good. That’s an idea. Have a friend who’s sick and needs visitors? No? How ’bout texting a friend who’s sitting home bored to tears? Nothing like two bored people getting together for coffee or drinks to share their sad tales of boredom. Kind’a like a Bored People Support Group or—— since everything has to have an acronym, a BPSG. You could make Bored People bracelets and tattoos and definitely some Bored People T-shirts with nothing on them. Boredom hits everyone sooner or later. Susie and I got the bug early in life back in Orono, Maine. Summer days when school was out we sat on the front steps trying to think of things to do. At six years old, we could hardly swipe our parents’ cars and go on a wild ride. We weren’t proficient enough on our bikes to ride them past the end of the street. Sometimes we’d get the 100 Jokes book out and read jokes until

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin La Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts mixer at Anthony’s

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host a “businessafter-five” mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, at Anthony’s Fish Grotto, 9530 Murray Dr., La Mesa. Members and guests are invited to attend. The mixer will be held at the restaurant’s outdoor patio area. The event will include a raffle and prizes. Cost to attend is free for members and $10 for guests. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Mixed drinks will be available at happy hour prices. To RSVP, send an e-mail to rsvp@ or call (619) 465-7700, extension #2.

Santee Chamber of Commerce hosts mixer at Lloyd’s Collision

The Santee Chamber of Commerce will host a “Businessafter-5” mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, at Lloyd’s Collision, 10410 Mission Gorge Road, Santee. Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served. The mixer also will be an open house for Lloyd’s Collision’s newest office. To RSVP, send an e-mail to, or call (619) 449-1515.

Padre Dam speaking at Alpine Chamber’s `Hot Topics’ breakfast

The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will host its next “Hot Topics” networking breakfast from 7:15 to 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, at the VFW Bert Fuller Post #9578, 844 Tavern Road, Alpine. Joe Moreland, Chamber communications director, said the speaker at the breakfast will be a representative from the Padre Dam Municipal Water District who will discuss the East County Advanced Water Purification project and the Eastern Secondary Connection project. Cost to attend is $20 per person,

they weren’t funny anymore. “What shall we do now?” We went over to Lou’s house. Maybe she could think of something to do. Lou wasn’t home. Back to the steps. “What shall we do now?” There was no BPSG in those days. Come to think of it, there isn’t one now either. Somehow we survived all that boredom and grew up to be good, responsible adults, still dealing with occasional moments of boredom. When you’re bored, never fear. You’re in good company. And ten to one, just as you’re thinking you can’t take another minute of boredom, something will come up and need your attention. Can’t say that will be a good thing or a bad thing but one thing’s for sure: boredom is guaranteed not to last forever. Have a fun, un-boring weekend—if you’re haven’t fallen asleep yet.

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at According to HomeFed Corp., the developer, Fanita Ranch will encompass approximately 2,500 acres of open space along the eastern edge of Fanita north toward Poway, on Santee’s west side. Planned East County Chamber’s July breakfast at Parkway, improvements include a new fire station and solar farm as Courtyard by Marriott well as the widening of Fanita Parkway and westbound SR-52, The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host and also extending Cuyamaca Street and Magnolia Avenue its July monthly breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, July 13 northward into the community. The Santee City Council at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, 141 Magnolia Ave., El Cajon. approved a Fanita Ranch development in 2007 and HomeFed Table-top sponsors include Pure Solar Power, Noah Homes, acquired the site for $11 million in a 2011 foreclosure Solstice Senior Living of El Cajon and PuroClean. Cost to attend auction. the Chamber breakfast is $25 per person for members, $30 County budget bolsters mental health per person for prospective members with RSVP and $35 per services person for walk-ups without RSVP. For more information and The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has adopted a to RSVP, contact the Chamber at info@eastcountychamber. $6.27 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that includes org, (619) 440-6161, or visit The added funding for mental health and addiction services, four-story hotel, which opened in February, features an outdoor as well as other homelessness prevention practices. The swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, two outdoor patios financial plan represents more than an 8 percent increase with fireplaces and guest laundry. The property offers more than from this year’s spending made possible by an extra $500 5,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, called the Pacific million in revenue from property taxes, grants, fees, passBallroom, as well as 2,500 square feet of outdoor meeting throughs and other traditional income sources. The spending space to accommodate events attended by between 10 and 600 plan reserves nearly $120 million to implement a new drugguests. The hotel at Magnolia and Rea avenues is next to the El treatment program for Medi-Cal recipients. There will also Cajon Police station and a parking lot separates it from the East be 12 new public-health nurse positions and $1.6 million County Performing Arts Center. Parking will be available for more to fight hepatitis A. Additionally, the county will fund a pilot than 100 cars on site, and more spaces are available nearby. program in which mental health professionals, and not solely Fanita Ranch meetings scheduled in law enforcement, are dispatched to assist individuals having Santee psychological episodes. Overall, $2.1 billion of the budget, A plan to construct more than 2,900 homes in Santee’s 33.6 percent, will go to Health and Human Services. Just over northern hills will be discussed at a series of small-group 30 percent, or $1.9 billion, will go to Public Safety. Capital meetings, July 24-26, at the Carlton Oaks Golf Club, 9200 projects received the largest funding boost with $275 million Inwood Dr., Santee. Residents can RSVP to attend a meeting total, nearly 80 percent more than the previous budget. which includes an opportunity drawing ticket and a buffet breakfast. Seating is limited. For more information and to RSVP, call (619) 445-2722 or visit


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