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Sycuan Donates $20,000 To West Fire Victims Interim Chief Brainard Appointed as Fire Chief ALPINE — Chairman Cody Martinez of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation donated $20,000 to the Community Recovery Team, Inc., Wednesday, July 11. The donation was made to help the victims of the recent West Fire in Alpine. Several homes and structures were damaged and destroyed during the 505-acre fire. “As devastating as a disaster is, it really shines a bright light on amazing people that want to work to make their community better,” said Robin Clegg, Community Recovery Team, Inc. “When the CRT receives donated dollars, our focus is to assist those persons impacted by disaster that are uninsured, severely underinsured and often times elderly or part of a vulnerable population. It is critical to have community members assist in their town’s recovery and we really appreciate the generous giving.” “Over 30 homes and lives were turned upside by the recent fire in Alpine,” said

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From left: Sycaun Tribal Chairman Cody Martinez of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation donated $20,000 to the Community Recovery Team, Inc. Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The Community Recovery Team, Inc. has a great program and coordinates with several entities

to make the recovery process move quickly. As members of the community, we want to offer our support and we hope this contribution will assist those in need.”

Cuyamaca College Receives State Diversity and Equity Award

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley (left front) stands with representatives from Cuyamaca College, which received the John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award. EL CAJON — Cuyamaca College is one of two California community colleges to be honored today with the 18th annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award for its innovative program that markedly increased the number of students who completed their math and English classes. Cuyamaca College President Julianna Barnes and other representatives from the college received the award from Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Santa Barbara City College was also honored for a program that assists single parent students who are new or returning to college. The award is named for a former member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors who served from 1992 until his death in 2000. It honors community colleges that have

made the greatest contribution toward student, faculty or staff diversity and equity. “We commend this year’s winners for working tirelessly in their efforts to achieve student equity in higher education,” Oakley said. “Dr. John W. Rice believed in the importance of diversity and equity and these programs we celebrate today are wonderful examples of the dedication that Dr. Rice stood for.” Cuyamaca College’s accelerated pathways program, the first of its kind among California community colleges, shakes up the traditional way in which students are placed into math, English and English as a Second Language classes and how they are taught in those classes. Instead of solely relying on an assessment test, the college places students in the classes based on their high school gradepoint average and courses. And instead of requiring underpre-

pared students to take several remedial classes, students are placed in a transfer-level course and given additional support. The results have been impressive. As a result of the innovative approach, the number of students who completed math classes was seven times greater overall, six times greater for business and science-oriented students, and nine times greater for African-American students. Accelerated English and ESL classes showed similar gains, which has not only shortened the time that students spent taking classes, but also increased students’ completion rates in freshman composition classes. “It’s imperative to give all students the opportunity to succeed in their education,” Barnes said. “The results at Cuyamaca College show what is possible when we advance an equity-minded culture and transform placement and remediation.”

Fire Chief Criss Brainard SPRING VALLEY — Criss Brainard was initially appointed as interim Fire Chief on March 22, 2017 as part of the Fire District’s decision to return to a stand-alone fire department. Chief Brainard’s new contract extends his service through October of 2021. Chief Brainard retired from San Diego Fire Rescue after 33 years and retired as a Deputy Fire Chief. Brainard promoted through all ranks including 10 years in the Metro Arson Strike Team, Shift Commander and managed the City’s EMS program. Chief Brainard has maintained his paramedic license for 39 years, teaches at paramedic colleges and presents at National EMS and Fire Conferences. Chief Brainard has a Fire Technology degree from Miramar College and Master Instructor from the State of California. Chief Brainard has a long history with the San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District as a resident for 33 years and as a San Miguel Board Member for 16 years. Chief Brainard also contracted with the District as their Transitional Consultant prior to being appointed as Interim Fire Chief. As the consultant he designed a testing and selection process for all ranks, reviewed and updated the policies and procedures to begin the transitional process back to a stand-alone Fire District. Chief Brainard reorganized the District’s fire staff including appointing a Deputy Chief and three Battalion Chiefs along with open testing to fill over 50 percent of the District’s 75 operational positions including Firefighter/ Paramedics, Engineers and Captains. All new employees attended an internally designed fire academy to merge their prior experience with updated San Miguel training, SOG’s, policies and procedures. This month-long process culminated with all 85 District employees receiving a newly branded badge at a graduation ceremony on July 11, 2017 The following morning, July 12, at 0800 hrs., this newly trained team of experienced personnel assumed complete control of the Fire District’s emergency service. Brainard’s new salary will be $175,000.

On The Cover RANCHO SAN DIGO — The 10-year anniversary of Ms. Smarty-Plants was held Satueday, Jult 15, at the Water Conservation Garden. Pam Meisner (cover), also known as Ms. Smarty-Plants, is a lifelong educator with over thirty years teaching experience advocating for fun and interactive learning in nature as well as bringing conservation into the classroom.

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Politics and

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The East County Herald strongly believes in the freedom of speech and the rights of all sides of an issue to be heard. The letters and guest opinions/commentaries published herein present differing points of view, not necessarily reflecting those of the publisher, The Herald or it’s advertisers. Note: Letters and opinion/commentary pieces may

So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias What Unlimited Party Money Laundering Can Do

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or most Californians, the year-2000 Proposition 34 was little more than a meaningless formality. But not to politicians or political party officials. The 18-year-old initiative sets inflation-adjusted limits on what individuals and organizations can donate to candidates, ranging today from $4,400 for state legislative races to $29,200 for those running for governor. But there are no limits on giving to state and local political parties or how they can spend that money. This gets little notice from most Californians, even those who examine the fine print on election-time mailers to see who is behind them. But it surely means a lot to politicians and their parties. The power these rules give parties to launder money earmarked for particular candidates was behind the bitter and very close race last winter between Eric Bauman and Kimberly Ellis over who would be the next chairperson of the California Democratic Party. But perhaps the most dramatic and clear-cut example of political parties’ power to launder cash and pass it along to intended recipients involved a locally well-known power couple during the spring primary campaign in San Diego County. The couple: Democratic state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and her husband Nathan Fletcher, a former Republican whip in the Assembly and a two-time loser in runs for mayor of San Diego. Fletcher, who converted from Republican to Democrat in 2012 and 2013, with an intermediate stop as an independent, was one of five primary election candidates this spring for a seat on his county’s Board of Supervisors, getting large-scale financial support from the local Democratic Party and some from the county’s labor unions. But nothing matches what he’s gotten from his wife. By the end of the primary season, Gonzalez Fletcher had transferred $355,000 of her Assembly campaign funds to the county’s Democratic party, far outstripping other San Diego politicians like state Senate President Toni Atkins ($16,000) and Democratic Assemblyman Todd Gloria ($9,000). The reason was obvious. While Gonzalez Fletcher was giving the party enormous sums, the organization was passing much more to her husband – a total of $680,000, of which he got $188,000 in just one week. So there’s little doubt that Gonzalez Fletcher’s campaign funds were staying in the family. The most obvious example of this happening came one day in May, when she gave $50,000 to the party and the very same day the organization spent the identical amount on behalf of her husband’s campaign. There was nothing the least bit illegal about any of this. But it’s doubtful California has ever seen a more obvious example of a local party laundering money on behalf of a candidate and his chief donor. Of course, the party could not, did not, use the money to do anything but market its candidate to registered Democrats. But that meant Fletcher himself did not have to send mailers or fund phone banking aimed at Democratic voters. Instead, he could concentrate on outreach to voters with no party preference or even to Republicans. One thing wrong with all this is that voters have no direct way to track where the money actually comes from. Sure, they know Gonzalez Fletcher and her husband are close allies. But they don’t know just whose money that was previously given to the Gonzalez Fletcher campaign account went to Fletcher. So no one can really be sure who he’s beholden to if and when he takes a seat on the county board. Which makes it difficult to track his motives in votes on development and other key issues. That’s the trouble with the entire current state campaign funding system. And it seems legislators want to keep the current opaque system in place indefinitely. About a year ago, they killed a bill making gifts to political parties subject to the same limits imposed on donations to candidates. Today’s disgraceful and easily exploited system is a major legacy of former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, recalled in 2003 partly because of his own questionable fund-raising practices. If it remains in place, it will be because of ignorance or indifference by California voters, who could employ a ballot initiative to change the system anytime they like.

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


HEALTH

The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti

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Could It Be Atrial Fibrillation? . Whenever I drink a little too much

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sounds like you haven’t told a doctor about this. And you should—immediately. What you’re describing could be atrial fibrillation. The risk of atrial fibrillation increases with age, particularly after age 60. Atrial fibrillation—also called AF or AFib—is the most common form of irregular heartbeat. It is an abnormal heart rhythm originating in the atria, the upper chambers of the heart. The rate of impulses through the atria can range from 300 to 600 beats per minute. Because the atria are beating rapidly and irregularly, blood does not flow through them as quickly. This makes the blood more likely to clot. If a clot is pumped out of the heart, it can travel to the brain causing a stroke. People with atrial fibrillation are five to seven times more likely to have a stroke than the general population. Infrequent and brief episodes of atrial fibrillation can be triggered by overindulgence in alcohol, caffeine and food. Doctors sometimes call AF “holiday heart.” However, some of the most common causes of AF are high blood pressure, a variety of heart problems such as coronary artery disease, chronic lung disease and pulmonary embolism, which is a condition that occurs when an artery in your lung becomes blocked. In at least 10 percent of AF cases, no underlying heart disease is found. In these cases, AF may be related to alcohol or excessive caffeine use, stress, certain drugs, electrolyte or metabolic imbalances, or severe infections. In some cases, no cause can be found. Among the commonly used tools to diagnose atrial fibrillation are the electrocardiogram (ECG); a Holter monitor, a small external recorder usually worn for one to three days, and a portable event monitor that enables a patient to record an AF. Many people live for years problem-free with atrial fibrillation. However, chronic atrial fibrillation can cause problems. Besides stroke, there is the danger that clots can travel to other parts of the body (kidneys, heart, intestines), causing damage. AF can decrease the heart’s pumping ability by as much as 20 to 25 percent. AF combined with a fast heart rate over a long period of time can cause heart failure. AF symptoms include a racing or fluttering heart, fatigue, dizziness, feeling faint, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath. However, you can have atrial fibrillation without symptoms. Initially, medications are used to treat atrial fibrillation. There are also medications to prevent blood clots. In addition to taking medications, there are lifestyle changes you can make. These include: quitting smoking, limiting alcohol and caffeine, avoiding activities that seem related to your irregular heart rhythm. When initial remedies don’t correct or control AF, a procedure such as electrical cardioversion may be necessary. In this procedure, an electrical shock is delivered to your chest wall to restore a normal rhythm. Then there are devices such as an implantable atrial defibrillator that delivers low-dose therapy to convert AF to a normal heart rhythm. Patients with chronic AF not relieved by medication or procedures are candidates for surgical treatment. Many of these approaches can be performed with minimally invasive (endoscopic or “keyhole”) surgical techniques.

Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at: fred@healthygeezer.com

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Patients Had Higher Incidence of Other Conditions

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onditions such as sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are more common among Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients – five years before they develop medically recognized signs of the disease, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests. Prof. Helen Tremlett at UBC’s division of neurology is the lead author of the largest-ever study to examine the medical records of people who accessed care for various symptoms that aren’t classic manifestations of MS. During the five years before the first signs show up, multiple sclerosis patients are up to four times more likely to be treated for sleep problems, she said. Irritable bowel syndrome is twice as common and rates of musculoskeletal pain, depression, migraines, depression and anxiety disorder are also higher. The research involved examining the health records of 14,000 Multiple Sclerosis patients in B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia between 1984 and 2014. The data were compared with 67,000 patients without the disease in those four provinces.

Tremlett said much more research is needed to expand on the study published Monday, July 16, in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal and down the road, it could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment to slow damage to the brain and spinal cord. The research establishes a so-called prodrome period for MS, when early symptoms can point to later development of a disease, she said. Such data already exist for Alzheimer’s disease, which can be preceded by cognitive impairment, and Parkinson’s, which may follow long-term constipation, suggesting it could start in the gut, not the brain. “We’re trying to do a similar thing with MS, which is: Can we find what is happening in those years leading up to MS onset?” The study provides some clues to the puzzle that is MS, demylelinating, inflammatory disease in the central nervous system, resulting in injury to myelin, the protective sheath that covers nerves. The damage can lead to physical disability and cognitive impairment. “I think it will facilitate how we move forward in trying to identify and diagnose people with Multiple Sclerosis earlier,” said Tremlett, who is also a Canada Research Chair in neuroepidemiology and Multiple Sclerosis. “The second piece, and this is also very important, is that if

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you want to know what causes Multiple Sclerosis you have to be very careful that you don’t inadvertently measure what’s going on in this prodormal period and assume that causes Multiple Sclerosis.” Tremlett said future research could also pinpoint patterns of the disease related to sex, age, or how symptoms may differ between the four types of Multiple Sclerosis, with relapsingremitting, which affects about 90 per cent of patients The closer we come to finding the course of the disease the closer we come to finding a cause and a potential cure.

Source: University of British Colombia

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. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at ddean@echerald.com. 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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The Reason Jesus Said What He Said

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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series examining the reasons Jesus said what He said. 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 Mark 10:21 we read, “Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, “One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatsoever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.” Why did Jesus say this to this man specifically and not to everyone? Context once again helps answer this question but first understand something dear ones, though Jesus did not say this “exactly” to everyone else, He did in essence. For in Luke 14:26-33 cites 3 demands for ALL that would follow Him and the third is: “Whosoever will not forsake all that he has, cannot be my disciple.” The verses surrounding our text reveal the reason for which Jesus made such demands. Mark 10:17-22 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why do you call me good? There is none good but one, that is, God. You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing you lack: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.” This man had great riches and his riches were his god. No man can serve two masters, either he will hate the one and hold to the other or love the one and hate the other. Jesus demands that we love Him supremely and He deserves NOTHING less than our full and complete devotion. There are many today in the modern church that are attempting to serve God and something else, not possible. Unfortunately the false prophets of our day have convinced multitudes that this is not only possible but it is even sanctified by God Himself. The Joel Osteen’s, Benny Hinn’s, Creflo Dollar’s, Kenneth Copeland’s, Jesse Duplantis, to name just a few, have millions convinced it is possible to serve 2 or more masters. Jesus and His Word has not changed over the years and it never will, He (Jesus) is the same yesterday; today; and forever. The Apostle Peter warned of these false teachers in his second epistle. 2Peter 2:1-19 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who secretly shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not…… Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children…. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.”

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


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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan SMILE-BREAKS with Sheila Buska Toreros to Play in Las Those darn survey questions Vegas Tournament

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he University of San Diego basketball team will compete in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic on Dec. 22-23 in the Orleans Arena. The main field includes the Toreros, Drake, New Mexico State and Washington State. FS1 will televise the third-place and championship games on Dec. 23. The tournament consists of eight teams total and each squad will play four games. The first two games for the Toreros will be at on-campus sites before they head to Las Vegas for the main-draw portion of the tournament. USD is 1-1 all-time against both Drake and New Mexico State, and holds a 1-2 all-time record against Washington State. It will be familiar territory for the Toreros, who have competed in the Orleans Arena during the West Coast Conference Tournament in each of the past 10 seasons. San Diego returns four-of-five starters and 11 letterwinners from its 2017-18 team that produced the program’s best season in the past 10 years. The Toreros went 20-14 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Collegeinsider.com postseason tournament. It marked the fourth time in program history the Toreros finished with 20 or more wins since moving to the NCAA Division I ranks for the 1979-80 season. Sam Scholl enters his first full season as the head coach of USD. He will rely on a strong senior class and a talented group of underclassmen to lead the team. All-WCC first-team selection, Isaiah Pineiro, returns for his second season with the Toreros. He led the team in multiple categories, averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Isaiah Wright established himself as one of the WCC’s best point guards and earned All-WCC second team honors after averaging 13.4 points, 5.3 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game. For more information, visit usdtoreros.com

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didn’t want to check the box that would tell everyone I can’t do a thing for myself. I do have a little pride. But the box about being a “do-it-yourself person” wouldn’t be totally accurate either. Typical of surveys, this one didn’t give the option I needed and, as surveys do, refused to let me continue until I checked one of those boxes. I had to do something—I hadn’t even got to the part about the Home Depot clerk I wanted to give credit to. I never fill out those surveys. But this time. . . Well, she was coming off her break with her drink in hand and ran over to help and found my filter in seconds—with a happy smile on her face the whole time. Service like that deserves recognition. So when she asked me to fill out the customer service survey, I couldn’t help saying, “Sure! I’ll fill out the survey. Want me to tell them you’re perfect?” She smiled at that and I left to get the paint I needed, having picked up my online order so quickly. Back at home I clicked on the survey and answered a zillion questions about what I was buying and why I was buying it and what time did I buy it and how long did it take when I got to the store

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Sycuan donates $20k to Alpine fire relief

The Sycuan Band of The Kumeyaay Nation recently presented $20,000 to the Community Recovery Team (CRT), a nonprofit that is assisting the victims of the recent West Fire in Alpine. Several homes and structures were damaged and destroyed during the 505-acre fire. “Over 30 homes and lives were turned upside by the recent fire in Alpine,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The Community Recovery Team has a great program and coordinates with several entities to make the recovery process move quickly. As members of the community, we want to offer our support and we hope this contribution will assist those in need.” “As devastating as a disaster is, it really shines a bright light on amazing people that want to work to make their community better,” said Robin Clegg of CRT. “When the CRT receives donated dollars, our focus is to assist those persons impacted by disaster that are uninsured, severely underinsured and often times elderly or part of a vulnerable population. It is critical to have community members assist in their town’s recovery and we really appreciate the generous giving.” CRT is a member of the San Diego chapter of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD). For donation information, visit www.crtsd.org/rcrt.

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Circulate San Diego, a land use and transportation think tank, has announced the launch of a new “Circulate Mobility Certification” for smart growth development proposals. Colin Parent, La Mesa City Councilman and executive director and general counsel at Circulate San Diego, said, “The new Circulate Mobility Certification is a unique way for independent experts to review and recommend smart growth development.” Smart growth projects eligible for the Mobility

and l was going along zip, zip, zip until I got to “How would you describe yourself ? 1) A do-it-yourself person 2) I hire professionals 3) I am hired to do work for others. For sure no one hires me, so the last one was easy. But the other two? I’m perfectly capable of doing things for myself. I’m not totally helpless. I don’t need to hire professionals for every little thing. But then—no one would describe me as a do-it-yourselfer either. Sometimes I call my kids. They’re pretty good at all this DIY stuff. And sometimes I call a professional. But not all the time. Where was the box for “sometimes I do it myself and sometimes I call someone?” Happy medium. I wasn’t about to check the box that says I call for help every time something needs putting together or fixing. But like I said, no one’s calling me the ultimate DIY person, either—especially not my plumber, air conditioning guy, yard guy, pool guy. . . Especially not my sons and daughter, one of whom gave me my own do-it-yourself toolkit in a pretty pink box. But I did put that coffee table together and I did put the pool bin together and I did replace the light bulbs in Paul’s ceiling fan; I even put the bar stools that came in a zillion pieces together—with a little help at the end. And

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improve your bone health and how to prevent falls.” Certification will be reviewed by an independent team of volunteer land use and urban design experts. Projects will be Cox Cable says gigabit Internet now graded on an objective set of criteria including proximity to widely available transit, accessibility for walking and bicycling, among other Cox Communications, the region’s largest cable provider, smart growth techniques. Certified projects can use the recently announced that gigabit Internet service is now Circulate Mobility Certification seal and receive testimony and available to nearly all of its San Diego residential customers support from Circulate San Diego staff, said Parent. with 100 percent availability by year-end. Gigabit speeds Do you have healthy bones? allow Internet users to run multiple devices in a household The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick simultaneously and quickly transfer large files. For example, Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La a full-length HD movie can be downloaded in less than 60 Mesa, will host “Healthy Bones and Fall Prevention,” a program seconds. “By heavily investing in our infrastructure, we are about bone health and steps to prevent a fall, from 10 to 11 enabling smart homes, smart businesses and smart cities that a.m., Wednesday, July 25. The program is part of the library’s are more connected than ever before,” said Sam Attisha, senior “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth vice president and region manager for Cox in California. He said Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments the cable and Internet provider’s investment, expected to total will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will $10 billion nationwide over five years, has allowed it to remain be available. Presenter on July 25 will be Elaine Henson, adult “significantly ahead of demand.” San Diego is one of the largest nurse practitioner with SharpCare Medical Group. Henson, a service areas for Cox, an Atlanta-based company that serves board certified adult nurse practitioner for the past 30 years, approximately 6 million residences and businesses. also holds board certification as a clinical densitometrist. She La Mesa Historical Society hosts meeting joined the SharpCare Medical Group in March 2018 to assist on bank architecture with opening a new SharpCare office. Perviously, she served The La Mesa Historical Society will host a history roundtable patients with osteoporosis at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., where she lecture called “Banking on Beauty” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference started a women’s bone density testing and treatment center. Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, said, “More than 40 million Center, 9001 Wakarusa, La Mesa. Speaker will be San Diego people nationwide either have osteoporosis or are at increased native Adam Arenson, Manhattan College history professor, risk for broken bones because of low bone mineral density. More who will discuss the history of the tile mosaic murals created than one in four people over the age of 65 fall each year. Strong by Howard Ahmanson on Home Savings and Loan buildings. Ahmanson’s work currently is featured on a former Home bones are important for your health. Bone is a living tissue Savings branch building on Jackson Drive in La Mesa. For and is continually broken down and replaced. Low bone mass more information, visit www.lamesahistory.com. increases the risk of fracture in a fall. Join us to learn how to


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Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/gpupdate/comm/alpine.html Group Member Email List–Serve *membership in this email list– serve is optional for group members acpg-members@googlegroups.com

Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com Jim Easterling Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net Sharmin Self Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com Jim Lundquist jimlundquist@gmail.com Jennifer Martinez jmartinez.acpg@gmail.com Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com Kippy Thomas kippyt@hydroscape.com Larry Watt larrywattacpg@gmail.com

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2. Announcement of Vacancy on the ACPG for Seat #7. This is an opportunity for those interested in serving on the Alpine Community Planning Group to make a statement to the group about their credentials and desire to serve. No recommendations will be made at this meeting. The Group will make a recommendation at the August 23, 2018 meeting. 3. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans. The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only. E. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda. F.

Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items

G. Organized / Special Presentations 1. The owner of the property located at 1140 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA has applied for a discretionary permit for a Site Plan (PDS2018-STP-18-012). The subject property is currently comprised of a gas station convenience store, 4 gas pumps, propane tank re-fill service, and drive-thru coffee kiosk. The proposed project will relocate and rebuild the convenience store, add a drive-thru restaurant, add a sit-down restaurant, and regrade portions of the developed parcel as well as the adjacent undeveloped parcel to provide new parking areas for the proposed uses. As a result of the expansion onto the neighboring parcel a lot merge will be required. This project will provide grading and storm water control measures for the proposed development. The group may make a recommendation to the county regarding the proposed development. Presentation, Discussion & Action. H. 1. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Group Business: Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action Consent Calendar Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) Officer Reports Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas Approval of Expenses / Expenditures Announcement of Meetings: Alpine Community Planning Group – August 23rd, 2018 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – July 27th, August 3rd & 17th 2018 Board of Supervisors – August 7th & 8th 2018

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