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Keck School of Medicine of USC establishes USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute SAN DIEGO — The Keck School of Medicine of USC has established the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI) in San Diego. Distinguished Alzheimer’s disease scientist Paul Aisen is the founding director of USC ATRI, effective June 21, and is being proposed for professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine. Aisen will lead the institute in pursuit of its mission to accelerate the development of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease through innovative, collaborative, multicenter clinical trials. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who spearheaded the creation of The Alzheimer’s Project last year, responds to USC’s announcement that it is establishing the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute in San Diego: “This is welcome news because it brings more firepower to San Diego’s cutting-edge efforts to fight the disease through initiatives like The Alzheimer’s Project. No place in the world is doing more to address Alzheimer’s research and care, and clearly, USC wants to be part of that.” “Dr. Aisen has been a leading figure in Alzheimer’s disease research for more than two decades, having developed novel methodologies as well as designed and directed many large therapeutic trials,” said USC Dean Carmen

Meet La Mesa’s Chief of Police LA MESA — Say hello to La Mesa’s new Chief of Police, Walt Vasquez – sworn in April 6 – succeeding retired Chief Ed Aceves. Vasquez has served the San Diego Police Department for more than 28 years as Asst. Chief of Police. He oversaw the Canine Unit, SWAT, Communications Division, Information Services, Property Room, and the Chief ’s Community Advisory Boards. Born and raised in San Diego, Vasquez had ties to La Mesa. He graduated from Helix High School and played baseball at La Mesa Pony League. When the La Mesa Chief of Police position became open, he applied for it. It was his first attempt for a police chief job. He really wanted to be in La Mesa. The department has 68 sworn officers 31 professional civilians. They have a SWAT team, a detectives unit, a motor officer traffic unit, and a recruiting and background unit consisting of a sergeant and a detective. These units address the needs of the city and police department. La Mesa also had a volunteer program and intern program for college level students. They will be looking at a cadet program in the future. Although La Mesa Police Department (LMPD) does not have a cadet program, they offer a Youth Leadership Camp – now in it’s fourth year – every summer during the first week of July. Twenty sophomore, junior and senior students from the Gross- See LA MESA POLICE CHIEF, p6

Paul Aisen is the founding director of the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute in San Diego. Photo/Courtesy of Paul Aisen

Clouds, a community fund drive to spur additional research. Local philanthropist and caregiver Darlene Shiley is donating $100,000 to jump-start the fund and encouraged others to give what they can. “We now have for the first time a regional roadmap to guide us as we confront the devastating toll of Alzheimer’s disease on our families and communities,” said Supervisor Jacob, board chairwoman at the time. “We’re marshaling forces and battling this epidemic head-on.” The strategy is detailed in a county report, “The Alzheimer’s Project: A Call to Arms,” an outgrowth of The Alzheimer’s Proj-

tion President/CEO Mary Ball, along with front-line physicians, residential care facility owners and many others. Participants began meeting early 2014 to develop a strategy focused on four areas: Cure, care, clinical, and public awareness and education. The Board of Supervisors approved the detailed blueprint today, following presentations on each area. Among the initiatives: • The launch of the Part the Clouds fund drive to spur local research innovation and drug discovery. The five-year, $7 million fund is expected to open additional avenues of neurologi-

“No place in the world is doing more to address Alzheimer’s research and care, and clearly, USC wants to be part of that.” – SD County Supervisor Dianne Jacob A. Puliafito. “We are proud to have him join USC, where his expertise and leadership will help the Keck School and USC create a leading hub of basic, translational and clinical research in neuroscience and neurological diseases.” To accomplish this ambitious goal, USC is actively recruiting transformative faculty researchers to focus on the human brain and its role in numerous medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. These efforts align closely with President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, announced in April 2013. The establishment of the USC ATRI with Aisen as director adds a strong clinical research program to complement USC’s existing strengths in Alzheimer’s research. In Dec.2014, San Diego’s top city and county officials -- joined by brain researchers, healthcare experts and caregivers – unveiled an ambitious regional strategy to battle Alzheimer’s disease and find a cure. At a special conference of the county Board of Supervisors, civic leaders said the strategy includes the development of uniform standards for the diagnosis and management of the disease, expanded use of GPS and other measures to curb wandering by Alzheimer’s patients and the launch of Part the

ect, an initiative announced by Jacob in her State of the County address earlier last year. “Alzheimer’s devastates families, claims lives and wears down caregivers, who are often family members. Caregivers struggle with their own mental and physical health while caring for a loved one,” said Supervisor Dave Roberts, who teamed up with Jacob earlier this year on the issue. “The Alzheimer’s Project paves the way for the county and its partners to extend a helping hand to all those affected by this terrible disease.” About 60,000 local residents have the disease. That number is expected to reach nearly 100,000 by 2030. The disease is now the county’s third leading cause of death. “This regional initiative will develop solutions to Alzheimer’s by boosting our efforts to find a cure, drawing on the expertise of our world-class researchers,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who spoke at the board gathering. “San Diego is a leader in innovation, and I believe if any place can crack the code of Alzheimer’s and cure it, it’s here.” The Alzheimer’s Project includes a broad cross-section of community leaders and experts, including Shiley, Sheriff Bill Gore and Alzheimer’s Associa-

cal study. Donations can be made through the Alzheimer’s Association website: Shiley’s $100,000 gift gives the fund a sizable jump on its first-year fundraising goal of $500,000. “A cure will come, and Part the Clouds can help bring us closer to that day,” said Jacob. “Thank you, Darlene, for your generous donation.” • Expanded use of GPS, the county’s Take Me Home registry and other efforts to address incidents of wandering by those with Alzheimer’s. Several high-profile cases of wandering involving Alzheimer’s patients have been reported in San Diego County this year. At least two of the incidents ended in death. • Develop the region’s first clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Michael Lobatz with Scripps Health and Dr. Nick Yphantides with the county Health and Human Services Agency are teaming up with healthcare system executives and physicians on the issue. • Boost training for those who work with Alzheimer’s patients and expand services and support for those with the disease and their caregivers. Source: The Alzheimer’s Project, San Diego Unites for a Cure and Care, Keck Medicine of USC staff

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ew things gall California Republicans more than realizing they hold just 14 of this state’s 53 seats in Congress. That’s only 26 percent of California’s representatives, while the opposition Democrats, with a mere 14 percent more registered voters, hold 39 seats, or about 74 percent. The GOP had a big chance last year to remedy this, targeting vulnerable Democrats who won their offices by narrow margins in President Obama’s 2012 reelection landslide. But Republicans failed. Yes, they ran plenty of close races, but in the end lost every one. Now it appears they’ll have to wait at least until 2018 before there’s much possibility Californians might become a significant part of the GOP’s big overall majority in Congress. How did Republicans blow the chance to oust vulnerable Democrats like Scott Peters of San Diego, Julia Brownley of Ventura County, John Garamendi in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Jim Costa in the Fresno area, Ami Bera in the Sacramento suburbs and Jerry McNerney in the Stockton area? The missed opportunity was partly because of the candidates they ran and partly because the national party didn’t fully support what candidates it had. The survival of Peters in a San Diego district bordering on Mexico was prototypical. He was opposed by Carl DeMaio, a former city councilman and longtime crusader for tightening public employee pensions. Peters’ district was ripe for Republican plucking, having gone for Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer by an overwhelming 62 percent in his 2013 special election victory. But even though DeMaio ran for mayor in 2012 and had plenty of prior public exposure, he was done in when two of his former staff members accused him of sexual harassment, a claim debunked months after the election. What could have been, maybe should have been, an easy GOP pickup instead became a 6,000-vote reelection for Peters. With the district’s populace growing steadily more Latino and the strong likelihood that turnout in 2016 will be well above the roughly 24 percent of last year – if only because the presidency will at stake – Peters could have a much easier reelection next year. It’s much the same for Costa, who was blindsided and almost knocked off by a Republican unknown last year, and for McNerney, who also squeaked by narrowly against a little-known hopeful. If the national party had recruited major figures against them or had simply financed those who did run, those could have been two pickups. But the GOP blew it. Now Costa and McNerney, along with the other Democrats who won by slim margins, figure to get less of a challenge next year for the same reasons Peters will be safer. All will have the advantages of several more years of incumbency, too, to establish ties and loyalties throughout their districts. In many ways, the Republican ineptitude in making congressional inroads in California is emblematic of how they’ve mismanaged things in this state for years, their only respite in decades being the Arnold Schwarzenegger era, which was mostly a product of his star power as a movie muscleman. The party was proud last year to prevent Democrats from achieving two-thirds supermajorities in both houses of the state Legislature, a dominance they enjoyed sporadically in the two years after their big Obama-led wins of 2012. But that’s like a football team rejoicing because it narrowly beat the oddsmakers’ point spread, while still losing by three touchdowns. The GOP is far short of the numbers it will need to have any major impact on state policy in any area, and there’s little chance it will change anything soon. The party’s problem is simple: In order to win in most parts of California, it will have to become more tolerant of undocumented immigrants and same-sex marriage, more environmentally conscious and less hardline in opposing changes to the Proposition 13 property tax rules. But making any such revisions would also alienate the party from its hard-core backers, and might deprive it of even its recent levels of support. So the GOP in California is in a bind, and so far has shown few signs of finding its way out of this long-term jam.

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. I am 83 years old and I am very afraid of falling down stairs. My mother broke her hip that way, and I think of her every time I am on stairs.

. If you think about falling while you are on a staircase, you increase the risk of falling. You have to learn how to redirect your attention away from your troubling thoughts and let your body take you up and down the stairs. The techniques used to block out your worries and act naturally are taught my Zen masters and sports psychologists. The basic concept is this: distract yourself with anything benign so that your worries cannot creep into your consciousness.

Here’s an example:

Many years ago, I read a book, The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothy Gallwey. The author employed Zen techniques to allow golfers to use their skills to hit the ball instead of thinking their way through shots. I tried his techniques and immediately improved my game. I was amazed but not convinced. Then I had an experience that proved to me that these Zen techniques worked. Gallwey recommends replacing your controlling thoughts with mantras--words or sounds you can repeat in your head to keep your worries out of your way. My two mantras were “club back” and then “hit.” That’s all I thought about as I went through my swing. One afternoon, I found myself in a fairway bunker about 120 yards from the green. The ball was partially submerged in the sand. I had only a vague idea of how to hit this shot to the green. I stepped into the sand with a 7-iron. I focused on my mantras and swung thoughtlessly at the ball. It landed 10 feet from the hole. You can use the same technique when you are on the stairs. Choose a mantra and repeat it until you are back on a flat floor. Just counting the stairs as you traverse them might work. But a recent study suggested a novel method--clenching your left hand before you go to the stairs. This seems to work for right-handers only. About 90 percent of us are right-handed. For the study, German researchers tested the skills of athletes. Right-handed athletes who squeezed a ball in their left hand before competition were less likely to choke under pressure than right-handed players who squeezed a ball in their right hand. Reasoning is associated with the left hemisphere, while the right hemisphere is linked with automatic body movements. Juergen Beckmann, chairman of sports psychology at the Technical University of Munich, and the lead researcher, theorized that squeezing a ball or clenching the left hand would activate the brain’s right hemisphere and reduce the risk of an athlete choking under pressure. “Many movements of the body can be impaired by attempts at consciously controlling them,” Beckmann said. “This technique can be helpful for many situations and tasks.” Sian Beilock, a University of Chicago psychologist and author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Success and Failure at Work and at Play, also recommends distracting the mind with meaningless details or speeding up movements so the brain doesn’t have time to over-think. She also recommends writing down your worries. There is work in clinical psychology showing that writing helps limit negative thoughts that are very hard to shake and that seem to grow the more you dwell on them. The idea is that you cognitively outsource your worries to the page.

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Study reveals brain network responsible for cognitive changes in MS

ver 2.5 million individuals are living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) worldwide. Approximately half of all individuals with MS experience changes in cognition such as impaired concentration, attention, memory, and judgment. The underlying brain basis for these deleterious effects has been largely elusive. New findings published in Neuropsychology reveal that decreased connectivity between network-specific brain regions are to blame for the central deficit common to the various cognitive changes associated with MS, slowed cognitive speed. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that, compared to healthy controls, individuals with MS exhibit weaker brain connections between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and posterior brain regions. The change amounts to a breakdown in communication between the part of the brain responsible for executing goaldirected thought and action

explained Center for BrainHealth principal investigator Bart Rypma, Ph.D., who also holds the Meadows Foundation Chair at UT Dallas. “While white matter is essential to efficient network communication, white matter degradation is symptomatic of MS. This study really highlights how tightly coupled connectivity is to performance and illuminates the larger, emerging picture of white matter’s importance in human cognitive performance.” Collaborating with Elliot Frohman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program and Clinical Center at UT Southwestern, the study recruited 29 participants with relapsing-remitting MS and 23 age- and sex- matched healthy controls. Participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while completing a measure of cognitive processing speed. Participants were given four seconds to view a nine-item key of number and symbol pairs (for example ‘+’ above the number three) and one number-symbol pair probe. Participants were asked to indicate with a left or right thumb button press whether or not the probe

brain,” explained the study’s lead author, Nicholas Hubbard, a doctoral candidate at the Center for BrainHealth working with Dr. Rypma. “Importantly, these decreases in connectivity predicted MS-related cognitive slowing both in and out of the fMRI environment suggesting that these results were not specific to our task, but rather were able to generalize to other situations where cognitive speed is required.” This research supports the

and the regions responsible for carrying out tasks related to cognitive speed such as visual processing, motor execution, and object recognition. The researchers believe that the diminished connections are likely the result of decreased white matter surrounding the neurons in the brain. “Our study is the first to really zero in on the physiology of cognitive speed, the central cognitive deficit in MS,”

appeared in the key. While accuracy was similar for both healthy controls and individuals with MS, response times for individuals with MS were much slower. Analysis of the fMRI data revealed that while completing this measure, MS patients showed weaker functional connections with dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. “These findings reveal a diffuse pattern of disconnectivity with executive areas of the

need for therapies that target white matter structures and white matter proliferation. Rypma and Hubbard are currently conducting research to further explore the physiology of white matter to better understand cognitive speed reductions not only in MS, but also in healthy aging individuals. Source: Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 28 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at NOTE: Dean is the recipient of the 2004 STAR Community Outreach Award by the MS Society Dec. 2, 2004, the American Red Cross Real Hero Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award, Oct. 13, 2006 , the Stoney Community Service Award, February 29, 2008, Women in Leadership Award for Art/Media/Culture Oct. 29, 2010, El Cajon Citizen of The Year Nominee Feb. 2013 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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Alpine Design Review Board Final Agenda


mont High School District attend the camp. The emphasis is on leadership, team work, and putting 100 percent effort forward. Although there is no requirement to commit to law enforcement, the department is always looking for men and women to serve the department and the public. LMPD works as part of regional law enforcement. That is East County law enforcement agencies work together to support each other. This includes state and federal agencies as well. LMPD works with the Sheriff Department, El Cajon PD, and San Diego PD. Not one agency can do it all. Working together with regional agencies, LMPD strives to delivers professional services to La Mesa citizens and its visitors. Vasquez is getting to know people and groups that promote La Mesa’s best interests. He’s meeting with city leaders, business organizations, and civic organizations. He has met with La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Rotary Club. Past La Mesa PD leadership and men and women have forged a great relationship with La Mesa citizens. Vasquez wants to build upon that reputation and relationship with La Mesa citizens and welcomes La Mesa to gets to know Chief Walt Vasquez.

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A Day in the Life of Jesus the Messiah PART XIV

reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled, “A day in the life of Jesus the Messiah.” Over the past 2,000 years there have been many writings, books, messages, and ideas, expressing various thoughts and opinions concern who Jesus was and is. My intention in doing this series is that you, the reader may come to know who Jesus really is and there is no better place to look than the Word of God the Bible. This week, we will turn our attention to some events that occurred one day in the life of Jesus as He returned to His home town of Nazareth. Mark 6:1-6 “Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” And they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.” The Apostle Matthew writing of the same event gives one insightful point concerning the reason for which Jesus could not do many mighty works during His time in Nazareth, Matt 13:58 “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Let us look at some important points from our text and see how they may apply to us. First, it is amazing to me that though they acknowledged; recognized; were astonished at Jesus’ teachings and miracles, the people were ‘offended’ at Him. This word offended comes from the Greek word ‘scandalize’ which has the meanings: to be tripped up; stumble; be enticed to sin; have displeasure toward. The reason for this is twofold, first, they were convinced that nothing good could come out of Nazareth, after all the Scriptures made it clear that the Messiah would come out of Bethlehem. Had they only done a little research, they would have come to know that Jesus did come out of Bethlehem, just as was prophesied in the Old Testament. This is true with many people today, if they would only take the time to study the Bible then all of their misconceptions about Jesus would be cleared up. The second reason and without doubt the greatest reason for their being offended with Jesus was His teaching. This happens to be the greatest reason people are offended with Jesus today, His teaching. Yes, many like “parts” of His teachings like the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7); when Jesus talks about the love of God, forgiveness, mercy, joy, grace and such the like. But that favorableness all comes to a screeching halt when Jesus begins to address sin; repentance; Hell; judgment; requirements for following Him, et al. For example: Luke 9:23-27 “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.” Luke 14:25-27; 33, “Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, if anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” Mark 11:26 “But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” These words of Jesus have and continue to cause many to be offended. The final point is addressed in both accounts: the people’s unbelief. How tragic it is that the people of Jesus’ day as well as present day keep themselves from experiencing the wonderful work of God in their life because of unbelief; unwillingness to take God at His Word whether they understand it or not. Don’t be one of those dear ones.

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New director of development at Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges

reanna Baer, a former national director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is the new director of development for the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, the philanthropic partner for East County’s two community colleges. The Oceanside resident, who focused on building large corporate partnerships for more than a decade fundraising for LLS, will connect with potential corporate and individual partners for the foundation. Baer will also oversee the foundation’s efforts to find new ways to engage the community in fundraising efforts. “I am very excited about my new position with the foundation,” Baer, 34, said. “I am eager to start developing new relationships and partnerships in the community for the foundation.” As someone who attended a community college, Baer said it is particularly satisfying contributing to the service of students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. The native of Rancho Cucamonga in Southern California’s Inland Empire attended Chaffey College before transferring to California State University, Fullerton, where she was a 2003 cum laude graduate, earning a bachelor of arts in communications. She briefly worked in public relations before she began working at the Orange County/Inland Empire chapter office of LLS in Santa Ana. After four years, she was promoted to the national

office, working as a special projects manager, then as a national director, developing and implementing strategic plans for the top 25 national partners of LLS. In 2014, she helped the national partners raise $12 million of the $60 million total raised by LLS internationally through its Light The Night campaign. Baer said she learned about the job opening at the foundation, and was inspired by her research into the college district, where more than 27,000 students attend the two East County colleges. “I attended the colleges’ commencement ceremonies after just over a week at my new job and as I watched the graduates, I said, ‘yes, this is why I make that 45-minute commute to work every day,’” Baer said. John Valencia, the Foundation’s CEO, said the organization will benefit from Baer’s proven skills at relationship-

building, adding that engaging the community is crucial to developing a robust fundraising program to bolster the colleges. “People give to causes and institutions they care about,” Valencia said. “Part of what we do is to draw attention to the valuable role our colleges play in the community and the transformative power they have on people’s lives. We need to facilitate that connection between our colleges and the community at large.” The foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and financial resources for Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges in support of their students. Monies raised by the foundation are used in a variety of ways to enhance student learning, including scholarships and support of specific programs. With Baer’s hiring, the foundation hopes to build on the strong community ties already existing and to become more strategic in its fundraising to help support the colleges. As for Baer’s long commute from North County, she said that’s nothing compared to the nearly two-hour train ride her graphic artist husband makes from the couple’s Oceanside home to his job in Los Angeles. They share their residence, just minutes from the beach, with their poodle-Maltese mix, Buddy. For more information about the foundation, go to foundation. For more information about the college district, go to

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“Cinderella:A New, Pop Musical” at Grossmont College The Grossmont College Theater Arts Department’s 2nd Annual Summer Conservatory features “Cinderella -- A New, Pop Musical,” which opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Stagehouse Theater, and closes with its last performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31. Directed by Beth Duggan and Molly Stilliens, with the book by Jeannette Thomas, the musical version of this family-pleasing storyis sure to delight audiences of all ages. The summer conservatory features both high school and college students, with the former earning college credit. Tickets can be purchased by phone (619) 644-7234, online or at the box office, building 22A/Room 200A-1, near parking lot No. 1, next to the Aztec mural. The box office opens two weeks prior to the production 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and one hour prior to all performances. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. July 23-25 and July 29-31, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 25 and 12:30 p.m. July 30.

Apply now for the fall semester at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges The Grossmont College Theater Arts Department’s 2nd Annual Summer Conservatory features “Cinderella -- A New, Pop Musical,” which opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Stagehouse Theater, and closes with its last performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31. Directed by Beth Duggan and Molly Stilliens, with the book by Jeannette Thomas, the musical version of this family-pleasing storyis sure to delight audiences of all ages. The summer conservatory features both high school and college students, with the former earning college credit. Tickets can be purchased by phone (619) 644-7234, online or at the box office, building 22A/Room 200A-1, near parking lot No. 1, next to the Aztec mural. The box office opens two weeks prior to the production 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and one hour prior to all performances. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. July 23-25 and July 29-31, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 25 and 12:30 p.m. July 30.

Summer basketball camp for kids at Cuyamaca College A youth basketball camp at Cuyamaca College continues with three more weeklong sessions led by head basketball coach Rob Wotjkowski, emphasizing the fundamentals as well as teamwork, sportsmanship, communication, and goal-setting. Camp 2 for fourth- to sixth-graders is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13-16; Camp 3, also for fourth- to sixth-graders is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20-23, and Camp 4 for seventh- through ninth-graders is set for 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 20-23. Each camp takes place inside the college gym. The $79 fee includes the cost of a T-shirt. The camp covers ball-handling, dribbling moves, shooting drills, three-on-three competition, team games and shooting games. For more information, call (619) 660-4506, click here or email .

Graduates celebrate at GradFest! More than 200 graduates of Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, along with their guests, celebrated their achievement June 30 at GradFest, an event put on by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. The grads met at Rare Form, Fairweather & Stone Brewery, located by PetcoPark, then headed over to the ballpark to watch the San Diego Padres play the Seattle Mariners. Grads posed with cut-out frames with their college name and the hashtag #grossmontgrad or #cuyamacagrad. They held whiteboards showing their plans, now that they are community college graduates! Chancellor Cindy Miles and Foundation CEO John Valencia welcomed the grads to the Alumni Association, and urged them to maintain their ties to the colleges. Although the Padres lost 5-0, it was a fun event and a great way to celebrate the grads’ success! If you are a Grossmont or Cuyamaca College graduate, join the alumni association! You’ll get invitations to special events, career resources, and much more!

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Celebrate Summer with Aquatic Safety Demos and FREE Public Swim Time LA MESA — July is Parks and Recreation Month. This FREE interactive workshop begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 16 at the La Mesa Municipal Pool, 5100 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, 91942. Bring the whole family and celebrate the height of the summer season at the La Mesa Municipal Pool. Get important information and participate in helpful demonstrations designed to keep you safe in and around the water such as: poolside rescue techniques, poolside CPR, proper wearing of a life jacket, and sample swim lesson. After the demos, cool off and enjoy some FREE public swim time. Although not required, pre-registration is encouraged by July 14. Walk-ins are welcome. This is a family event suitable for all ages. Bring a swimsuit and towel, changing rooms will be available. There is no cost to register or attend this workshop. Access the “sign up now” link at and scroll to the Special Activities section to register online by July 14. To register by phone call the Community Center office Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at 619-667-1300 or email

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UP AGAINST ITBuska with S. Live to a hundred?


ive to a hundred? Always thought I would; don’t know why. Funny, not everyone wants to live to a hundred. It seems people think that living to a hundred means ending up in a nursing home or being stuck at home with bad eyesight and a cane and heaven have mercy – no driver’s license! Wait a minute. I don’t know that’s what they’re thinking. I just figured it was something like that when they said, “I never want to be that old.” At my dad’s hundredth birthday celebration I asked a few relatives if they planned to live to a hundred. Everyone I asked shook his or her head and said no. I charged forward, “Why not?” No one said much but you could tell by the look in their eyes they were thinking about all those “old” things: memory gone; hearing gone; driver’s license gone; nights out on the town gone. Well! If I thought that I wouldn’t want to live to a hundred, either. I plan to be healthy, wealthy and wise at my century mark. Well, maybe skip the wealthy bit; I’ll prob’ly have spent it all by then. And I’ll probably be a little more wise than healthy, but I don’t plan to get anything debilitating. If I do, I’ll welcome my hundredth from a spiffy wheelchair and get a good-looking caretaker to get me around. When I was growing up, our family spent vacations in Wash-

ington, D.C. visiting all the – old! – relatives. They weren’t all old, but the old ones made the biggest impression on me: they were all so active. They weren’t a hundred years old - but to a kid, what’s the difference between eighty or ninety and a hundred? Great-aunt Bessie was a sprightly old-maid school teacher in her eighties with the typical gray-haired bun and no make-up. Years after we moved out to California she sent pictures of herself riding a camel in Egypt. Then we got one of her sitting in a cow-girl outfit by the campfire at a dude ranch in Arizona. Great-aunt Margaret was quietly old – modestly styled hair and no color on her face. Great-aunt Eva was a retired chorale director. With her deep blue eyes, a thick pompadour of wavy blue-white hair and a mouthful of red lipstick, tastefully applied, she stood out among the great-aunts. She had me sneaking runs to the punch bowl for her with strict instructions, “Don’t let anyone see you.” There were lots more: pianoplaying Great-uncle Stanley, rich Great-aunt Portia, owner of restaurants and Buicks. They were great! Of course I wanted to live that long. In Maine, in the small college town of Orono where I grew up and practiced flying with Susie, life went along at its usual pace. Practiced flying? We spent the Maine summers sitting on the


front steps of her house or my house on Grove Street, trying to think of things to do. Of course the subject of flying came up. How come birds could fly and we couldn’t? We should be able to. Just have to flap our arms fast enough, so we took turns jumping off the top step – there were only three – and imagined we were flying to the ground. Never quite made it past the bottom step. When I mentioned living to a hundred last week, Susie e-mailed me. “I always said I’d live to a hundred, too. Could that be a Grove Street thing?” So that’s it! I thought, as I e-mailed back and said we’d have to celebrate our hundredth birthdays together. That would require a cross-country trip for one of us: Maine to California. I have to admit, that hundredth isn’t as far off as it used to be; it’s not like we’re in our twenties. She answered back, “Yes we will. I think mine comes first! We can fly off the steps together!” I can hardly wait! Ohhh… maybe I can…

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The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will host its next “Hot Topics” breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at Al Pancho’s restaurant, 2139 Alpine Blvd., Alpine. Speakers will include Chamber members as well as a representative from Al Pancho’s. Three members will each discuss their businesses for five minutes as part of the breakfast program’s format. Cost to attend is $15 per person. To RSVP, visit

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of them were Korean. Upon returning to San Diego, Greeno knew he had a career decision to make. Fortunately, his mother’s best friend worked for the SDSU Research Foundation and gave solid advice: Get some experience as a volunteer, and obtain a master’s degree. Greeno did both. He volunteered as a facilitator (teacher’s aide) during the day at ALI and earned his master’s at night in cross-cultural education with an emphasis in linguistics. He subsequently worked as a substitute teacher in the Cajon Valley Union and San Diego Unified school districts. He found that substituting was not a steady occupation, so he went to Intensive English for Communication (IEC) program director Linda Lawton at ALI and asked for more hours. Luckily, the ALI was growing at the time (as it is now) and Greeno started in an hourly position. Several years after he joined ALI, the new Americans Teaching English as a Foreign Language (amTEFL) program launched and Greeno was invited to be on staff. That curriculum has grown into the current TESL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Second Language/ Teaching English as a Foreign Language) program. Ironically, Greeno now sees a lot of himself in the students he instructs in the TESL/TEFL program which has sent more than 700 individuals to 40-plus countries to teach.

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exam rooms, a laboratory preparation area, physician documentation station and wheelchair lift. Services include routine office visits, various screenings, vaccinations, prescription medication ordering and laboratory test ordering. According to Kaiser officials, about 25 percent of Kaiser patients in San Diego County live in the East County region. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 290-5000.

El Cajon is outsourcing custodial services The El Cajon City Council has approved a one-year contract with NMS Management, Inc., a private contractor, to handle custodial services at 22 city facilities. The work had previously been handled by city employees. City officials say the outsourcing will save the city between $350,000 and $400,000 annually. Affected city employees will be retrained and transferred to other city positions, according to a city statement.

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at Anthony’s Fish Grotto, 9530 Murray Dr., La Mesa. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Anthony’s will be served. Complimentary wine will be provided by Riviera Supper Club. Also, a raffle will be held. Admission is free for Chamber members with RSVP, $15 for guests with RSVP and $20 at the door with no RSVP. To RSVP, visit www.LaMesaChamber. Plans have been approved by the El Cajon City Councom or call the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700, ext. #2. cil with Courtyard by Marriott to build a four-story, 120-room hotel at Magnolia and Rea avenues in the El Cajon downtown area. Two vacant buildings on three parcels will be demolished this summer to make room for the hotel, expected to open in 2016. City officials said the land will be sold to Marriott Corp. for $1.2 milKaiser Permanente’s mobilehealth unit is now vis- lion. During the first five years of operation, Marriott iting Alpine on the first and third Thursdays of the will receive transient occupancy tax (TOT) revenues. month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Alpine Community From years six through 10, Marriott and the city will Center parking lot. Primary care services are avail- spilt TOT fees; and starting in year 11, the city will able at the mobile unit. It features a waiting room, two receive all TOT fees.

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ason Greeno spent the last month of his senior year at University of San Diego High School (now Cathedral Catholic) in Japan as part of a sister city exchange program. “I had never traveled outside of the U.S. or Mexico,” he recalled. “I absolutely loved my experience of going to a Japanese high school and living with a Japanese family. After that, I wanted to travel more.” Little did he know that the time in Japan would lead to his current position as assistant director of the TESL/TEFL program at SDSU’s American Language Institute (ALI) that prepares novice instructors to successfully live and teach English overseas. Majoring in psychology, as graduation approached at UC Santa Cruz, an acquaintance mentioned that his brother could get the San Diego native a teaching job in Korea. Although he knew virtually nothing about teaching, he was able to get assignments from the elementary to high school levels, as well as at a private school. Speaking, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and American culture were what he found himself focusing on the most during his time in Kunsan, Korea. “They were looking for a cultural ambassador,” he said. “Many of the people had never seen a foreigner; 99.9 percent

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East County Chamber business roundtable will discuss recycling The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host a Rancho San Diego/ Jamul business roundtable on the recycling industry in Southern California from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, at Hooley’s Irish Pub and Grill, 2955 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. Speaker will be Manuel Medrano, recycling specialist for the City of Chula Vista. Medrano has worked in the sustainability field for 15 years focused on recycling, hazardous waste management, business development and public education. He focuses on cross-border (U.S.-Mexico) environmental health issues. He has a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in political science and dual minors in Chicano studies and public administration. Admission is free and breakfast menu items will be available for individual purchase. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jonda Cvek at, or (619) 440-6161, or visit

El Cajon’s Bill Griffith was honored at ACS fundraisers El Cajon resident Bill Griffith, retired anchor at KGTV-TV/10News and male breast cancer survivor, was the honoree at two recent American Cancer Society (ACS) fundraisers that netted $183,000. They included the ACS Discovery Gala, held May 31 at the US Grant Hotel, and a golf tournament played June 1 at the La Jolla Country Club. Griffith, who retired in February of this year, holds the longevity record at 39 years for most on-air time at one station in the San Diego market.

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Don’t Miss Out! Join Us at 0ur Summer Mixer at Anthony’s on the Patio by the Lake Join us for an evening mixer at Anthony’s Fish Grotto! This popular location has been a favorite of locals for years, so join us and sample the food that has made them famous. Enjoy great hors d’ oeuvres prepared and hosted by Craig Ghio, owner of Anthony’s and his staff. Receive (2) complimentary drink tickets for 2 glasses of either white or red wine, sponsored by the Riviera Supper Club. Additional types of beverages may be purchased at the bar. Anthony’s Fish Grotto is a strong supporter of our community and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Anthony’s Fish Grotto 9530 Murray Drive in La Mesa FREE to ALL Chamber Members! Guests: $15.00 At-Door Attendees: $20.00 The Chamber will host a raffle and other prizes throughout the evening. Be sure to make plans to join us and bring your business cards while you mix and mingle! Don’t miss out on the fun - RSVP NOW to or call us at 619-465-7700 ext. 2, or register online.

Breakfast With Congressman Duncan Hunter The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce encourages you to make plans to attend the breakfast meeting being held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 6950 Alvarado Road. The speaker in this breakfast series is Congressman Duncan Hunter, who represents the 50th District. The breakfast meeting is sponsored by Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, AT&T and the Welcome Wagon. We encourage Chamber members and members of the public to attend and have the opportunity to hear from our energetic and knowledgeable Congressman. Duncan Hunter is a native of San Diego. He graduated from Granite Hills High School in El Cajon and from San Diego State College with a degree in Business Administration. Soon after the nation was attacked on September 11, 2001, Hunter quit his job and joined the United States Marine Corps. He entered active duty in 2002 as a Lieutenant. Over the course of his service career, Hunter served three combat tours overseas: two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged from active military service in 2005 and is still a Marine Reservist, promoted to the rank of Major in 2012. With the support of the San Diego community, Hunter was the first Marine combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan elected to Congress. Join us and enjoy a hearty breakfast of eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit, coffee, juice and more. The Chamber hosts a raffle and a fast paced, fun-filled breakfast program in a relaxed, social setting. An Attendance Drawing in the amount of $350 is sponsored by: La Mesa Courier and Opus Bank and will be available to Chamber members in attendance if their lucky name is drawn. The event is open to Chamber Members, as well as the public. The breakfast price is: La Mesa Chamber members (not using annual passes) $15.00 a piece, Potential members and guests, $20.00 apiece and all “at door” attendees, $25.00 apiece. Reservations may be made via the web site: www. or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700.




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Re’Yana Graham for The East County Herald EL CAJON — The streets were busy on a nice Thursday morning on June 25, but the brightly dressed Red Shoe Day volunteers were busier. The happy participants dressed in red, yellow, and white held bright signs asking for donations at the intersections. Red Shoe Day allows volunteers to collect donations in a big red clown shoe from people while they make stops at red lights. The proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego organization in San Diego which provides a free place to stay for families of children being treated at Rady Children’s Hospital. One of the many incredible volunteers who shared their morning on Red Shoe Day to help collect donations was Veronica Speer from San Diego. She enthusiastically described her love for volunteering, “Knowing how this benefits the families at Ronald McDonald House is what keeps me going.” Speer plans to continue to give back to the community by taking part in future Red Shoe Days. There to thank these volunteers was the office of State Senator Joel Anderson. Representatives for Senator Anderson visited the bustling streets to personally thank and shake hands with those volunteering. Anderson expressed his gratitude when he said, “This fun tradition has given Ronald McDonald House a chance to serve more families during one of the most difficult times of their life, and I am honored to recognize the hardworking team of volunteers who bravely navigated busy intersections all day for this important cause.” Hundreds of volunteers all over San Diego participated in the Red Shoe Day event in hopes of making a difference. Volunteer Katie Dexter stated, “I’ve been actively involved with Ronald McDonald [House Charities] for more than 10 years and I believe when it comes to volunteering, everyone should do it.” Dexter frequently smiled and waved at the passing cars and in most cases she was able to get the drivers to stop and donate a dollar or more. When it comes to giving back to the community, the selfless Ronald McDonald House volunteers are no stranger to that act. To learn how you can get involved, visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego website at

Mission Trails Regional Park


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Rangers at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground’s Amphitheater presented a campfire program on staying safe on the trails and nocturnal critters you are likely to see, hear or smell while camping at Mission Trails. Afterwards attendees enjoyed s’mores and sipping hot chocolate around the campfire.




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JULY 9-15, 2015

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