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El Cajon’s McAlister Institute Raises More Grossmont College’s Summer Theatre Arts performs ‘Treasure Island’ Than $68,000 at Fifth Annual Walk

EAST COUNTY ­­— McAlister Institute’s 5th annual 5K Walk for Sobriety, held on Saturday, June 17, and raised more than $68,700 to further its mission to heal and improve lives of those in recovery from substance abuse. The Walk was an opportunity to bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families braving the unforgiving cycle of addiction. All proceeds from the Walk for Sobriety benefit McAlister Institute, one of San Diego’s leading resources for individuals and families impacted by addiction. The organization – located in East County’s El Cajon – serves approximately 9,000 individuals annually. McAlister Institute helps bring life-saving services in substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, life skills education, and vocational training to individuals who could not otherwise afford help. A tribute to the power of teamwork was recognized through the collective efforts of 507 walk participants, including 32 partner agencies, 286 fundraisers, and 376 donors. Tommy Sablan (pictured right with Marisa Varond), producer of Jeff and Jer Show on KyXy, served as emcee for the fifth year. “Our goal is to save lives and beat addiction by illuminating the path to recovery and ensuring affordable, quality treatment for every individual and family who needs us,” said Jeanne McAlister, founder and CEO of McAlister Institute. The 2017 Walk for Sobriety celebrated and honored McAlister Institute’s 40 years in the community and Jeanne McAlister’s 60 years of sobriety. McAlister added, “Since 1977, hundreds of thousands of individuals suffering from addiction have passed through the doors of McAlister Institute, and not one of them – not one – has chosen to become an addict, any more than a person chooses to contract cancer or heart disease. In the same way, treatment solutions shouldn’t discriminate who gets help. That’s why we keep our doors open to everyone.” McAlister noted that the Walk for Sobriety was a positive way to increase awareness and support the power of recovery. McAlister added, “People need to know there are solutions to addiction. Each of us at McAlister Institute is dedicated to helping individuals regain their lives by supporting the recovery process. Our belief is that recovery is a lifelong process requiring a continuum of community support, and that those who are successfully navigating recovery provide the strongest models for hope and change. Each success story begins with a single day of sobriety, and the walk was

Above: Students rehearse for their upcoming performance in ‘Tresure Island.’ Right: One of the costumes to be worn in in the classic tale of pirates with a modern twist. EL CAJON — Grossmont College’s 4th Annual Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory features a musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” a classic swashbuckling tale of pirates, hidden riches, swordfights and daring escapes modernized with hip-hop music and dance. Opening 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the Stagehouse Theatre in Bldg. 21, and closing with a 2 p.m. performance Saturday, Aug. 5, the production features local high school and college actors and other students who worked as costume technicians and stagehands under the direction of the Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department. The two weeks of family-friendly performances cap an eight-week class in which students earn college credit and get a taste of working in theater while they learn from professional directors, choreographers and technicians. An open casting call was held for those interested in performing while other students who wanted to work behind the scenes spent the summer making costumes, building sets, working on the lighting or crafting props. This year’s production is an adaptation written by Grossmont College Theatre Arts instructor Jeannette Thomas and is being directed by Theatre Arts instructors Brian Rickel and Mitzi Smith, with musical direction by Grossmont College Music Department instructor John Reynolds. 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 27-29 and Aug. 3-4, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 28 and 29 and Aug. 3-5. Grossmont College is at 8800 Grossmont College Drive. Tickets are $10 for GCCCD students with ID, $12 for faculty, staff, seniors and military and $15 for general admission. Free parking passes and group discounts are available by calling Alexis at (619) 644-7267. More information is available at

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McAlister Institute founder and CEO, Jeanne McAlister, addressing Walk For Sobriety participants. an opportunity to celebrate that journey.” Walkers, runners, and online supporters helped send this powerful message on the day

of the walk by wearing the number of days they—or their loved ones—have been clean and sober and what it meant to them.

SAN DIEGO — Close to 350 guests gathered to celebrate Home of Guiding Hands’ 43rd Annual Gala, themed ‘Under The Big Top’ on Saturday, June 24, at the US Grant Hotel to raise roughly $175,000 for more than 2,000 infants, adolescents, and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Cover: Bob Hoffman Photography Cover design: Dee Dean / The East County Herald

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ven as volunteers circulate petitions that could lead to a 2018 vote on whether California should leave the United States, some of the impetus behind the nascent Calexit secession movement may be dissipating. Calexit got nowhere between the time a book proposing the idea appeared in 2013 and the election last year of President Donald Trump. Suddenly, Trump’s seemingly authoritarian tendencies and his raft of policies threatening cherished California goals and regulations boosted the idea of separation, its poll rating jumping from single figures to about 32 percent soon after Trump’s inauguration. Even then, no elected California official gave the notion much credence, most scoffing at it if they said anything at all. Instead, many officials went to work to ensure the Trump administration would affect California as little as possible. Trump ordered the deportation of far more undocumented immigrants than authorities had under Barack Obama, and raids began in workplaces, grocery stores and other locales that had seen none in many years. So California legislators quickly began work on a “sanctuary state” law that, when passed (as appears likely), will prohibit state and local law enforcement from investigating or arresting people for their immigration status. State, county and local officers would also be forbidden to aid federal officers in immigration raids, even if their city or county leadership prefers otherwise. Trump signed a law repealing previous rules limiting what broadband or Internet providers could do with customer information. A California law re-installing those regulations in this state immediately appeared in the Legislature. When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos revoked a 2016 federal rule giving transgender students the same legal protections as all other schoolchildren, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded quickly. “California’s laws are strong and protect students regardless of their gender identity,” he said. “Our state stands with transgender students.” Essentially, he told Trump and his cohorts, “if you act to remove rights and protections, we will make sure they survive here, at least.” Then there was Gov. Jerry Brown, first traveling to China in the style of a head of state and then welcoming foreign leaders like the president of the tropical Fiji Islands to Sacramento just after Trump pulled America out of the Paris climate change accords. That agreement never had the status of a treaty and didn’t commit this country to do much. But it was a symbol. So Brown, continuing a practice begun by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed memoranda of understanding with major provinces in China and elsewhere, and with some small countries willing to pledge actions aimed to slow climate change. Those documents also fall short of treaty stature, but they establish that California is willing and able to act separately from the national administration. There’s also health insurance, where Trump and congressional Republicans keep trying to gut the Affordable Care Act that spawned Covered California and gave health insurance to at least 4 million Californians who didn’t previously have it. The California response: a single-payer health insurance plan which passed the state Senate before stalling in the Assembly, ostensibly to get details worked out. Again, California eventually may go it alone, acting contrary to Trump’s preferences and promises. Most major candidates to succeed Brown next year backed all these moves and will likely take similar actions of their own if elected. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the former San Francisco mayor and leader in all polls taken so far on the 2018 run for governor, said of several Trump policies: “We’re not going to let it fly in California.” Every one of these California actions, both prospective ones and moves already made, assert states’ rights, but also move toward independence of a sort. “California is clearly developing a sense of nationalism even if perhaps it is not yet willing to accept the terms of formally becoming a nation,” said longtime Calexit leader Marcus Ruiz Evans. So strong are some state stances that Trump officials are occasionally forced to backtrack, as Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt did the other day when he rescinded an earlier threat to Clean Air Act waivers that long have allowed California to pioneer anti-smog tactics. With California already acting very independent, is there a really a need for a risky action like formal secession?

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


The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti

Surgery to Make Me Thinner?


. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

had obesity surgery. What exactly did he have done and does it work?


Governor Christie had Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) surgery which limits food intake with a band around the top of the stomach. The size of the restriction can be adjusted with a circular balloon inside the band. AGB works mainly by decreasing food intake. The snugger the band, the less hungry people feel. AGB is one form of obesity--or bariatric--surgery. One study of this type of surgery showed that patients lost an average of 61 percent of their excess weight. In addition to AGB, there are three other types of obesity surgery used in the USA: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass reduces food intake and absorption. This is the most common obesity surgery. In gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is divided into two parts. Food is rerouted from the smaller upper part of the stomach, called the pouch, to the small intestine. Food no longer travels through the remaining part of the stomach . Duodenal Switch removes a large portion of the stomach, reroutes food away from much of the small intestine and also reroutes digestive juices. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy involves removing a large portion of the stomach and creating a tubular gastric sleeve. The smaller stomach sleeve remains connected to a very short segment of the duodenum, which is then directly connected to a lower part of the small intestine. This operation leaves a small portion of the duodenum available for food and the absorption of some vitamins and minerals. Obesity surgery is an extreme measure designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight. There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65. Obesity surgery may be done through a traditional abdominal opening or by laparoscopy, which requires only a half-inch incision. The surgeon uses the small incision to insert instruments and a camera that transmits images to a television. Most bariatric surgery today is done laparoscopically. Many people who have bariatric surgery lose weight quickly. If you follow diet and exercise recommendations, you can keep most of the weight off. The surgery has risks and complications including infections, hernias and blood clots. Answers to the following questions from the National Institutes of Health may help people decide whether weight-loss surgery is right for them.

Is the overweight person: • Unlikely to lose weight or keep it off over the long term using other methods? • Well informed about the surgery and treatment effects? • Aware of the risks and benefits of surgery? • Ready to lose weight and improve his or her health? • Aware of how life may change after the surgery? There are adjustments such as the need to chew food well and the loss of ability to eat large meals. • Aware of the limits on food choices, and occasional failures? • Committed to lifelong healthy eating and physical activity, medical follow-up, and the need to take extra vitamins and minerals? Bariatric procedures, on average, cost from $20,000 to $25,000. Medical insurance coverage varies by state and insurance provider. Medicare covers some bariatric surgical procedures such as gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic banding surgery, when you meet certain conditions related to morbid obesity.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

A Possible Future Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis


ith over 2.5 mill i o n people suffering with the chronic neurodegenerative disease – with no cure in sight – research into new treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is ongoing and scientists are continuously discovering new ways to tackle the disease, offering hope to patients. There is one area of research that’s showing promising results: neuroprotection. Neuroprotection could offer a new approach to treating Multiple Sclerosis. It aims to stop nerve cells from becoming damaged and therefore slows down the progression of the disease. There are differ-

ent ways that neuroprotection can be applied — for instance, strengthening the nerve cells so they are less likely to be attacked or preventing molecules from causing harm to the cells. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK, MS research has pinpointed some of the mechanisms that lead to damage of the nerve cells. There are currently clinical trials that are testing therapies aimed at stopping these mechanisms, such as sodium channel blockers. Since it’s believed that a buildup of sodium in the brain can lead to damage of nerve cells, scientists are currently testing therapies to see if the sodium can be blocked, preventing it from causing harm. Work in other areas includes glutamate receptor blockers, where glutamate — a chemical that helps to transmit messages to and from nerve cells — can build up and begin to damage nerve fibers. While research of neuroprotectors is still in its infancy, it represents an exciting time ahead for MS research and the hope for a viable treatment that could halt the disease. Source: Multiple Sclerosis Society, UK

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 30 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 2017 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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EVERYDAY LIFE The Promises of God

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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled “The Promises of God”. As mentioned in part one of this series, there are but a few promises to all of mankind, the vast majority are to those who have become His children by adoption through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. Some may think this is not “fair”, that all of God’s promises should be to everyone. Well they are to everyone that will repent of sin and turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Think of this way, you are a parent, your children have your protection; love; provision; sacrifice; and will inherit what you have at your departure. Should others who are not your children or even those who hate you and your children be beneficiaries of what you have for your own children? Of course not, that would be absurd! Now let us look at another wonderful promise of God, that of Joy. The following are but a few verses that speak of the Joy of the Lord that is ours in being His child. Psalm 16:5-11 “The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintain my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices, my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Nehemiah 8:2-10 “And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law. And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood (13 men), And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: and Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. Also (13 men) and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” John 16:22-24 “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” A few common factors that we need to take note of from these verses. First, it is the Joy “of ” the Lord that He gives to us. It is not something we conjure up on our own. Second, as it comes from the Lord we must be looking to Him and drawing close to Him in order to have it. Finally, it comes as a result of obedience; trusting in Him, not my feelings; circumstances; ideas; etc…

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

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It’s a Party, Charley Brown Preschool 45th Anniversary and you’re invited to join the celebration honoring its long history of service to East County families! Come one, come all – former students, parents, friends and neighbors! Bounce House – Petting Zoo – Face Painting Food - Lots of Food!

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‘Summer Fun – Bikinis Optional’ La Mesa Woman’s Club members invite the community to beat the summer heat at our “Summer Fun – Bikinis Optional”, beach themed event, at our clubhouse on Monday, July 31, 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Join us for lunch. Play cards. Bring your friends, or come and make new friends. Donate a new pair of socks to our “Sock-It-ToMe” socks for the homeless community service project. Socks will be donated to the East County Crisis House. Help us fund our projects. Learn about our community service, our history, our Federation friendships and check out our clubhouse for your future events. Cost is $30.00. Reservations are required by Tuesday, July 26. Questions: please contact event chair, Sandi Phoenix,, 619-588-1923, or reservation chair, Margie Hartman, marjoree10s@, 619-440-2449.

Come out and enjoy the line-up of local bands at La Mesa’s ‘Sundays at Six’ free summer concert series. Bring the family, grab a picnic and have fun listening to great tunes at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at

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July 16: Fringe Benefitz – Classic Rock July 23: Sonic Epidemic – Horn Tunes of the 70’s The Sundays at Six Concert Series is sponsored by Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Center, the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation and the City of La Mesa. For more information email:, call 619-667-1300 or visit

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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan


Aztecs Football Has High Hopes

he San Diego State football team has been picked by college football publications Lindy’s Sports and Street & Smith’s to win the West Division of the Mountain West in 2017. Street & Smith’s predicts the Aztecs will play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Miami (OH), while Lindy’s Sports has marked contests against Stanford (Sept. 16), Boise State (Oct. 14) and at Hawai’i (Oct. 28) as “Games to Watch” this season. Both publications tabbed senior running back Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) as a first-team all-MW selection as a running back, while Lindy’s Sports also selected him first-team All-Purpose, the fourth-rated All-Purpose player in FBS and the sixthrated NFL talent in the Mountain West. Street & Smith’s named Penny the MW’s “Heisman Hopeful”, and the conference’s “Top NFL Prospect.” Lindy’s Sports chose SDSU senior offensive lineman Antonio Rosales (Tucson, Ariz.) as “Best Run Blocker in the Mountain West,” junior kicker John Baron II (Temecula, Calif.) was tabbed the “Eighth-Rated Kicker in FBS” and freshman wide receiver Collin Andrews (Chula Vista, Calif./Olympian HS) was selected as “SDSU’s Top Newcomer.” Meanwhile, Street & Smith’s listed junior safety Parker Baldwin (Siloam Springs, Ark.) as the “Best Athlete in the Mountain West.” Additionally, Rosales, Baron II, Baldwin and senior tight end David Wells (Clovis, Calif.) were each named first-team all-MW by Lindy’s Sports, with junior defensive end Noble Hall (Las Vegas, Nev.) and junior linebacker Ronley Lakalaka (Kalihi, Hawaii) receiving second-team all-MW honors. Street & Smith’s tabbed Lakalaka and Wells as first-team all-MW selections. In 2016, Penny ranked second on SDSU in rushing yards (1,018) and total touchdowns (16). The senior recorded 11 rushing touchdowns on 136 attempts (7.5 avg.), adding 15 receptions for 224 yards (14.9 avg.) and three scores. He was one of only nine players in the country to record at least 11 rushing touchdowns and three receiving TDs, while being the only player in that group with a kick return touchdown as well. Overall, Penny tied for second in the nation in kick return touchdowns (2), fourth in kick return average (31.2), 26th in total touchdowns (16) and 29th in all-purpose yards per game (133.3). The senior also became the second kick returner in MW history to win the league’s special teams player-of-the-year award twice (also 2015), and was a first-team all-MW selection as a kick returner for the second consecutive season.

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin energy usage,” said Donna Serpico-Thompson, vice president of business development at Sharp HealthCare. “Every dollar saved is Five East County-area chamber of commerces, including the used to benefit the communities that we serve.” East County Chamber, Santee Chamber, La Mesa Chamber, San Diego needs 73,000 new apartments by 2030 Lakeside Chamber and Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber, El Cajon had the nation’s 12th-highest rate of year-overwill host a combined Business After Hours Mixer from 5:30 year growth in apartment rent, according to the latest monthly to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the San Diego Air & survey of 250 U.S. cities by commercial real estate data Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego. Admission is free to members with RSVP and $10 provider Yardi Matrix. The East County city’s average rent in April grew 7.8 percent from a year ago, reaching $1,387. The for nonmembers. To RSVP, chambers members can send an e-mail to their respective chamber. For more information, call top six fastest-growers in the latest report were Stockton (up 11.2 percent), Lancaster, Calif. (up 10.9 percent), Colorado (619) 440-6161, or visit Springs, Colo. (up 10 percent), Tacoma, Wash. (up 9.5 Hollywood Casino, Sharp Healthcare percent) and Santa Rosa and Modesto, Calif. (tied at 9.4 honored with energy awards percent growth). At $1,314, the average U.S. apartment rent Hollywood Casino-San Diego in Jamul has been honored by in April was up 2 percent from a year ago. Researchers said San Diego Gas & Electric with an Energy Champion Award in that rate is well below the 6 percent year-over-year growth the Entertainment category. The casino was among eight San that was being seen at the same point of 2016. Diego-area businesses who are leading the way in implementing County approves plan for $25 million for innovative solutions to reduce their energy use. SDG&E said the affordable housing annual awards recognize forward-thinking businesses that have A major initiative to create more affordable housing in the made significant achievements in energy efficiency, sustainability San Diego region has been approved by the County Board and conservation, as they partner with SDG&E to support the of Supervisors. Proposed by Chairwoman Dianne Jacob region’s efforts to build healthier communities. In addition, and Supervisor Ron Roberts, their plan would establish a SDG&E’s signature Energy Showcase award, the 2017 Grand $25 million affordable housing investment pool, transfer Energy Champion, was recently presented to Sharp HealthCare $500,000 from Roberts’ Neighborhood Reinvestment for its continuous commitment to implementing energy efficiency measures that not only result in monetary savings for the business account to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency to underwrite pre-development and planning activities but also help protect the planet. Sharp HealthCare was the and identify 11 county-owned properties for residential first non-profit healthcare leader in San Diego to install electric development. “These funds will allow us to team up with vehicle charging infrastructure at three of its locations, saving affordable housing developers to provide a hand up to its employees and patients approximately 3,700 gallons of fuel those in need, not a hand-out,” said Jacob. “The initiatives in 2016 – the equivalent of about 20,000 pounds of carbon represent a huge investment in San Diego’s future — and for emissions. “SDG&E has been a critical partner in reducing our

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many of those who are struggling, they will help make the American dream come true.” The funds would be managed by nonprofit and private sector partners, the supervisors said. Last month, the California Association of Realtors reported that just 28 percent of San Diego households could afford to purchase a median-priced home in the area.

Home listings will get greater exposure with real estate industry’s new data share agreement

Realtors in San Diego County are now using an expanded Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to serve homebuyers and sellers with greater exposure for their listings, following a data share agreement between San Diego’s regional MSL, called Sandicor, and the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) and California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS). Both PSAR, with an office in El Cajon, and NSDCAR are co-owners of Sandicor. The agreement means local realtors will now have access to CRMLS’s database of more than 100,000 active listings of residential properties, in addition to Sandicor’s current database of about 12,000 residential listings. As a result, homes for sale will have greater exposure to both buyers and sellers throughout the state of California, said PSAR 2017 president Sarah Heck. “This data share agreement is a great collaboration between two MSLs that will provide realtors with seamless access to each other’s listing information,” said Heck. “Better data available for searches and listings means better service provided to our clients. Sharing data and greater listing exposure will provide added business success for the local real estate industry.” CRMLS is the nation’s largest MLS with more than 82,000 real estate professionals as subscribers. Sandicor has about 19,500 local subscribers. PSAR has about 2,500 members while NSDCAR has about 4,500 members.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ASSIGNED FILE NO. 2017-014470 (A) SLICK SUITS located at 522 GARFIELD, OCEANSIDE, CA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 92054. Mailing address: SAME. This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced the transaction of business on: 05/31/2017. This business is hereby registered by the following: (A) RICARDO MERAZ of 522 GARFIELD, OCEANSIDE, CA 92054. Signed by: RICARDO MIRAZ. This statement was filed with ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR, the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on MAY 31, 2017. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: JUNE 15, 22, 29 AND JULY 6, 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT ASSIGNED FILE NO. 2017-013813 (A) BARGAIN BAY located at 15895 AVENIDA VENUSTO, 1018, SAN DIEGO, CA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 92128. Mailing address: SAME. This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced the transaction of business on: N/A. This business is hereby registered by the following: (A) ANDREW CHOI of 15895 AVENIDA VENUSTO, 1018, SAN DIEGO, CA 92128. Signed by: ANDREW CHOI. This statement was filed with ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR, the Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on MAY 24, 2017. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, PUBLISH: JUNE 15, 22, 29 AND JULY 6, 2017.

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