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Viejas Tribal Councilman, Adrian Brown named to American Indian Advisory Board ALPINE — ­­ The San Diego International Film Festival has become one of the industry’s leading cinematic attractions. Hollywood will commute to San Diego on October 4–8 to enjoy the popcorn-insulated festival in the sun. When you mix that with San Diego’s rich Native American population, you get what is referred to in the film community as an American Indian Track: a collection of films created by indigenous people about their experiences. On Saturday, July 8, the festival assembled the American Indian Advisory Board for a meeting about what content will be included at the event. The powerhouse board consists of local tribal leaders and film professionals The meeting was held in the Viejas Casino and Resort’s Grand Buffet. For more information, please visit

Eric Zachary ‘The Kid’ Becker April 4, 1986 – July 12, 2017

From left: The American Indian Advisory Board to The San Diego Intn’l Film Festival – Tonya Mantooth (Seminole), Viejas Tribal Councilman Adrian M. Brown, Jamul Chairwoman Erica Pinto, and popular ‘The Lone Ranger’ actor Saginaw Grant (Sac and Fox Tribe).

Santee City Council Honors Locals SANTEE — The Santee City council issued a Certificate of recognition and two Proclamations, Wednesday, July 12. Certificate of Recognition: Christina Bailey (pictured right, center), a local Santee Girl Scout, was the top Girl Scout Cookie seller for San Diego and Imperial counties. Her total sales were 3950 boxes including donations to Operation Thin Mint, a program that sends cookies to deployed military personnel. Bailey raised $12,000 to support Girl Scout programs and help maintain their camps in Julian. Santee Parks and Recreation Committee received a proclamation recognizing July as Parks and Recreation month. The Santee Recreation Division summer day camp program participated in a county-wide “Go Play, Get Fit”, on that same day. SPARC presented a check for $43,003 to the city. (pictured below). This is from the fund raising activities from July 2016 to June 2017 including proceeds from the Annual Santee Bluegrass Festival and July 4th hotdog sales. The city council named July 26, 2017 as Carol Davidson Day. Davidson (Middle photo, center) is officially retiring from the City of Santee after more than 15 years of service. She is retiring as Administrative Assistant in the Department of Development Services. The proclamation is acknowledging the many years of dedication to the citizens and staff of the City of Santee.

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Eric Zachary Becker EL CAJON — Age 31, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Eric was a native Southern Californian, born in Oceanside and was raised where he resided in San Diego’s East County. Eric is a 2nd generation shipyard worker where he became an accomplished welder and superintendent of the Welding Department at Bay City Marine. As a devout Patriot, it was a career that he loved, providing war ready ships to the fleet to do our Nation’s bidding. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoyed being Vice President and a founding member of the Kountry Boyz MC. Eric is survived by his wife Kayla Becker and family, daughters Cali and Aubrey, Father Marcel and Lyndy Becker, Mother Tammy and John Stewart, Sisters Kerry, Sierra, Sharon and Stefanie, Brothers Kyle, Jonathan and Cody. His first wife, the late Crysti Townsend, mother to Cali and Aubrey, predeceased Eric. A Celebration of Life, in honor of Eric, will be held Saturday, July 22 at 12 p.m., at El Monte Park, Lakeside CA. In lieu of flowers, the Becker family has established a “go fund me” campaign for Cali and Aubrey’s college fund.

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or a long time, it seemed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s unspoken (at least publicly) agreement with Sen. Kamala Harris would bear the fruit he intended – inauguration about 17 months from now as governor of California. The early-2015 understanding between the two San Francisco Democrats, both with campaigns managed by the same San Francisco political consulting firm, was this: To avoid a brutal fight over the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Barbara Boxer, Newsom would stay out of the 2016 Senate race and concentrate on running for governor two years later. And so, with help from the SCN Strategies firm headed by longtime San Francisco consultant Ace Smith, Harris won Boxer’s old seat in a cakewalk. Meanwhile, Newsom took the early lead in the run for governor, becoming the first to declare his candidacy, raising millions of early dollars and running far ahead of everyone else in the first polls. Newsom hoped to make his move to the governor’s office seem as inevitable as Harris’ accession from San Francisco district attorney to state attorney general to the Senate. Essentially, he hoped to scare away most serious competition just as Harris did. The former San Francisco mayor began issuing press releases cum fund-raising appeals every time any significant news story occurred. His anti-Donald Trump posts are as frequent as they are predicable. Early polls showed him with double-digit leads over all other potential candidates, emphasis on the “potential,” because no one else declared for the race until this spring. But now several others have. They are out gathering both money and support – apparently at least in part at Newsom’s expense. In fact, anytime he looks back these days, Newsom sees someone gaining on him. Most prominent is former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Like Newsom, Villaraigosa must overcome a history of womanizing, but with previous candidates like President Trump and ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger winning office despite their own similar peccadillos, this may not prove as big a problem as it might have in previous eras. In this year’s first version of the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, successor to the usually reliable Field Poll, Newsom ran 11 points ahead of Villaraigosa, with 28 percent support to Villaraigosa’s second-place 11. Just two months later, in May, Villaraigosa had closed that gap to a mere five points, with Newsom still leading, but by only 22 percent to 17. In short, Villaraigosa, not yet in hyperactive campaign mode and still holding onto the bulk of his campaign cash, gained as much backing as was lost by the very active Newsom, who saw a loss of almost one-fourth of his prior support. State Treasurer John Chiang, a former two-term state controller, had five percent in both polls, holding steady. Republican businessman John Cox’s backing dropped by half, from 18 percent to 9, perhaps because his support for an initiative creating a 12,000-member state Legislature received significant publicity in the interim. Many GOP voters moved over to support the new candidacy of former Republican Assemblyman David Hadley of Torrance, who drew 8 percent. It’s uncertain how the early-summer entry of conservative Republican Orange County Assemblyman and surfer Travis Allen might affect this race. Cox and Hadley are little known to most voters, so the best guess is that their total of about 17 percent poll support consisted of solid Republicans determined not to vote for a Democrat so long as any GOP hopeful is still breathing. Drawing even less support was Democratic former state Schools Superintendent Delaine Eastin. Put her voters into the Villaraigosa column, where they could end up if she eventually sees she has little chance and pulls out, and the race is almost even at the top level. This picture could change a lot when Chiang begins spending the millions he’s raised so far, but no one knows whether he will take support from either Newsom or Villaraigosa, or win over some of the undecided, who currently make up nearly 30 percent of voters. It’s far too early to call Newsom’s scare-them-off strategy a bust. But so far, no one looks intimidated. So unless Republican San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer gets in, prospects are for a very tight primary race likely to produce a Democrats-only runoff election next fall.

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

Inflammation of The Joints


. It seems to me that arthritis is a catch-all term for all kinds of aches and pains. What exactly is arthritis?


Arthritis, which comes in more than 100 different forms, is inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are the three most common forms of arthritis among seniors. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent. None is contagious.

Osteoarthritis You get osteoarthritis when cartilage—the cushioning tissue within the joints—wears down. This produces stiffness and pain. The disease affects both men and women. By age 65, more than 50 percent of us have osteoarthritis in at least one joint. You can get osteoarthritis in any joint, but it usually strikes those that support weight. Common signs of osteoarthritis include joint pain, swelling, and tenderness. However, only a third of people whose x-rays show osteoarthritis report any symptoms. Treatments for osteoarthritis include exercise, joint care, dieting, medicines and surgery. For pain relief, doctors usually start with acetaminophen, the medicine in Tylenol, because the side effects are minimal. If acetaminophen does not relieve pain, then non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen may be used. The dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are used by many who say the supplements can relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis, which is characterized by inflammation of the joint lining, is very different from osteoarthritis. It occurs when the immune system turns against the body. It not only affects the joints, but may also attack other parts of the body such as the lungs and eyes. People with rheumatoid arthritis may feel sick. There’s a symmetry to rheumatoid arthritis. For example, if the right knee is affected, it’s likely the left knee will suffer, too. Women are much more likely than men to get rheumatoid arthritis. Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis include exercise, medication and surgery. Reducing stress is important. Some drugs for rheumatoid arthritis relieve pain. Some reduce inflammation. And then there are the DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs), which can often slow the disease.

Gout Gout usually attacks at night. Stress, alcohol, drugs or an illness can trigger gout. It’s caused by a buildup of crystals of uric acid in a joint. Uric acid is in all human tissue and is found in foods. Often, gout affects joints in the lower part of the body such as the ankles, heels, knees, and especially the big toes. The disease is more common in men. Early attacks usually subside within 3 to 10 days, even without treatment, and the next attack may not occur for months or even years. Most people with gout are able to control their symptoms with treatment. The most common treatments are high doses of oral non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, or corticosteroids, which are taken by mouth or injected into the affected joint. Patients often begin to improve within a few hours of treatment.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Six Healing Spices to Help ‘Spice Up’ Your Life

ome of the spices you use every day do much more than just add zip to your meals. Many are nutritional powerhouses packed with disease-fighting antioxidants so potent that you might consider keeping them in your medicine cabinet as well as your kitchen. Modern research has shown that the antioxidants in some spices are so potent that they fight inflammation, which is implicated in most diseases associated with aging, even better than prescription medications. Add the disease and inflammation-fighting properties of the following spices to your anti-aging arsenal: • Cinnamon – A study published in Diabetes Care found that cinnamon helps improve glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Volunteers who consumed cinnamon over a 40-day period reduced blood glucose levels up to 29 percent. Participants were given amounts of one, three, or six grams a day, and all doses were equally effective at reducing glucose levels. In addition, a meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled studies found that cinnamon reduced blood glucose better than the drug Januvia (sitagliptin). Cinnamon may even be able to halt the progression of Multiple Sclerosis, according to a 2015 study at Rush University Medical Center, and could eliminate or reduce the need to take expensive drugs. A 2014 study, also from Rush, found that cinnamon also slows the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Cinnamon even promotes heart health. Several studies have found that as little as a quarter of a teaspoon every day could reduce cholesterol levels by up to 30 percent. Cloves – Cloves have been used for centuries to ease toothaches, and a study by Kuwait University found that clove was as effective in relieving the pain caused by oral injections as benzocaine. Cloves also pack a big punch when dealing with the pain of arthritis. Studies have found that a chemical in cloves called eugenol inhibits COX-2, a protein which triggers

inflammation that causes the swelling and pain of arthritis. The drug Celebrex suppresses the same COX-2 protein. Cloves also fight infection. Numerous studies have shown that cloves are effective in stopping the growth of many different types of bacteria, including E. coli, staph, and Enterobacter. In some cases, they were even more effective than the antibiotic amoxicillin. Studies show that cloves inhibit fungal infections, and even fight strains of fungi which are resistant to standard medications. • Ginger – Ginger has been used to ease gastrointestinal distress for thousands of years, and numerous modern studies have shown it to be as effective as prescription drugs without the side effects. One trial involving 80 new sailors found that ginger significantly reduced their symptoms of motion sickness, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, and a Chinese study found that 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of ginger taken before a nausea-inducing event substantially reduced symptoms. Ginger also kills cancer cells, first by apoptosis, in which the cancer cells commit suicide but leave healthy cells unharmed, and second, by autophagy, a process by which the cells digest themselves. • Turmeric – A German study found that curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory component of turmeric, may help the brain heal. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine found that curcumin encouraged the growth of nerve cells in the brains of animals, suggesting that the spice could help repair damage from injuries or diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In addition, a study at the University of California, Los Angeles, found curcumin may treat Alzheimer’s by slowing the build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain. Studies also show turmeric to be an impressive cancerfighter. Studies at the University of Texas found that turmeric appeared to prevent the development and spread of many cancer types, including breast, colon, and melanoma. • Coriander – After eight weeks of taking a supplement

containing coriander, patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects up to 20 percent of Americans, showed improvement in symptoms of abdominal pain and other discomfort three times greater than those who took a placebo. The study was published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Coriander also fights salmonella. A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that a compound in coriander called dodecenal was twice as effective at killing salmonella than gentamicin, the most commonly used drug. • Cayenne – Capsaicin, the component of cayenne that’s the source of cayenne’s heat, eases pain when applied to the skin. Many studies have found it useful for relieving back pain as well as pain caused by arthritis, shingles, headaches, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, diabetic neuropathy, and the pain caused by arthritis. A Case Western Reserve University study found that 80 percent of patients with arthritis reported a decrease in pain after using topical capsaicin for two weeks. Another study, this one from the University of Toronto, found that capsaicin cream significantly reduced nerve pain in patients following shingles.

NOTE: ALWAYS check with your doctor before adding anything to your diet. Some supplements and spices may interfer with certain medications.

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 promise of God, the Resurrection. This promise is to those who are His and those who are not His. Everyone will experience the resurrection; the question that you need to answer is where will you be resurrected to? Heaven or Hell? There is no other place where you will spend Eternity, it will be one or the other. John 5:24-9 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” John 11:23-26 “Jesus said unto her, thy brother shall rise again. Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 1Corinthians 15:51-58 “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” What a glorious promise to all that have repented of sin and placed their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. As the Scripture above states, there is no “sting” in death, to breath my last breath here on earth is to breath my first in the presence of my Lord. For the follower of Christ, there is no need to fear death which allows me to live my life now with reckless abandonment to God and His will being accomplished in my life. Do you know this to be true in your life?

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


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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.

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“Coast to Cactus” Speaker at Alpine Historical Society Potluck Meeting on Sunday, August 20 The quarterly potluck meeting of the Alpine Historical Society will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd. The speaker, Rochelle Lynn Gaudette, will discuss new the exhibit titled Coast to Cactus in Southern California and the accompanying book Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors. If you have ever been curious about the geology, ecology and biodiversity of San Diego County this is a great opportunity to learn from an expert. Coast to Cactus in Southern California is a new permanent exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum that invites visitors to discover what it means to be a biodiversity hotspot: the story of why one region is home to so very many species, why these species are so critically threatened at this moment in history, and why it matters. Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors is both a 250 hiking and field guide, a new bible for really getting to know and appreciate the county’s biodiversity while exploring firsthand. There are 525 species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates that are described in detail, which helps the visitor understand the region’s diverse ecosystems and why it is one of the world’s biodiversity hot-spots. It’s not just another hiking book. Please plan to bring a dish for the potluck at 1 p.m. or come only for the speaker at 1:45 pm. Please make your reservations by calling Tom Myers at (619)885-8063 or Admission is FREE but donations appreciated.



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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan

Penny is Worth a Fortune to Aztecs


an Diego State senior Rashaad Penny has been named to the 2017 Hornung Award Watch List presented by Texas Roadhouse, the Louisville Sports Commission announced. The annual award goes out to the most versatile player in college football. Last year, Penny rushed for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns on 136 attempts (7.5 avg.), while adding 15 catches for 224 yards (14.9 avg.) and three touchdowns, and returning 20 kickoffs for 624 yards (31.2 avg.) and two additional scores. He was one of just nine players in the country with at least 11 rushing TDs and at least three receiving scores, and the only player with a kick return TD as well (he had two). Penny ranked in a tie for second in the country in kick return touchdowns (2), fourth in kick return average (31.2), tied for 20th in total touchdowns (17) and 29th in all-purpose yards per game (133.3). For his efforts, he became the second kick returner in Mountain West history to win the league’s special teams playerof-the-year award twice (also 2015) and was first-team all-MW pick as a kick returner for the second straight season. He has already racked up numerous preseason awards, including being named to the Maxwell Award Watch List (collegiate player of the year) and a third-team All-American pick by Athlon Sports as a kick returner. Additionally, Penny has been named a preseason first-team all-Mountain West pick by Athlon Sports at both running back and kick returner, first-team picks at running backs by both Lindy’s Sports and Street & Smith’s, and first-team selection at all-purpose by Lindy’s Sports. The Aztecs are coming off an 11-3 season, knocking off Wyoming, 27-24, in the MW Championship game and Houston, 34-10, in the Las Vegas Bowl, to finish with a No. 25 ranking in both the AP Top 25 poll and the Amway Coaches Poll. It is just the second time that SDSU has been ranked in the final AP poll in program history (also 1977). The 11 wins tied a school single-season record as San Diego State became the first team in program history with back-to-back 11-win campaigns. Aztec football season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Season tickets start at $125, while mini plans start at $90. Fans can purchase tickets at, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting Qualcomm Stadium’s Window E Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, visit

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin The East County Herald Sponsors La Mesa Chamber’s Summer Bash

The East County Herald newspaper has been named “Community Relations Media Sponsor” for the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce’s annual Summer Bash Business Expo, from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. The event will feature food sampling and more than 45 display tables featuring La Mesa Chamber members, according to Mary England, Chamber president/CEO. Exhibit booth space is available to any La Mesa Chamber member. Cost for exhibit space is $70 per table. Admission is $15 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. Beer and wine will be available for sale. Raffles and door prizes hosted by vendors and participants are planned. Food and beverage providers at press time include Cali Comfort BBQ, Dream Dinners, Farm Fresh to You, Los Pinos Taco Shop, Luna Grill. Marie Callender’s, Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano, Pick Up Stix, Riviera Supper Club, Samuel Adams, Smart & Final Extra Warehouse and Market, Sycuan Casino, The Hills Local Pub, The Regal Bar and Valley Farm Market. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and an exhibitor application, contact England at (619) 251-7730, or To RSVP, send an e-mail to or call (619) 465-7700.

abiding, trained citizens who qualify under California’s requirements for the permit to carry concealed firearms. The permits are commonly called “CCWs” (CCW stands for concealed carry weapon). In a statement, Santee Mayor John Minto said the following: “I believe that San Diego County Sheriff William Gore currently implements a narrowly-defined policy and has not specifically defined the minimum requirements for what constitutes `good cause’ beyond the general categories of `protected law enforcement, personal protection (with documented threats), security and business.’ I am requesting the City Council authorize me to send a letter to Sheriff Gore requesting that he change the department’s internal policy to include `self-defense’ and-or `personal protection’ as sufficient `good cause.’ If Sheriff Gore decides not to amend his internal policies, the request will include that he specifically and unambiguously define the minimum requirements that constitute sufficient `good cause,’ and that the definition go above and beyond general categories in a manner that allows reasonable Santee and San Diego citizens to review the requirements and immediately be able to determine whether or not they meet the minimum standards.” Speaking at the council meeting during public comment were four members of the Santee-based San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO) PAC, a diverse and inclusive 750-plus-member political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights. Among the speakers was Santee resident Michael Schwartz, SDCGO executive director. “Since the day he took office, the sheriff has been embroiled and mired in legal issues over his CCW policies,” Schwartz told council members. “The ability for people to protect their life, their family, and their dignity when they leave their home should be a choice everyone can make.”

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Water Technologies, a global company headquartered in Pennsylvania that provides municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment equipment and services. Founded in 1976, Olson Irrigation designs and produces filters and irrigation components for the agriculture and industrial markets. The company will be folded into Evoqua’s Aquatics and Disinfection division, which includes a product line for which Olson Irrigation is a major supplier. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Evoqua was formerly known as Siemens Water Technologies.

Free gambling addiction meeting at La Mesa health care library

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Gambling: Just Fun or a Problem?,” a free program on problem gambling issues and treatment resources, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 26. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available. Speaker at the program will be Michelle Porche, technical assistance specialist, Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC), Problem Gambling Prevention Technical Assistance and Training. UPAC is dedicated to raising awareness about problem gambling in San Diego. Its gambling Santee City Council votes to send letter to addiction treatment program includes group and one-on-one Sheriff Gore counseling with a licensed clinician and case management services. In a 5-0 unanimous vote, the Santee City Council recently UPAC is funded by the California Office of Problem Gambling through authorized Mayor John Minto to send an official letter from the the UCLA Gambling Studies Program and National Asian Pacific council to San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore requesting a change in American Families Against Substance Abuse. According to Kathy Gore’s internal policy regarding the issuance of concealed weapon Quinn, Herrick Library director, “Most people who gamble are not permits. Specifically, the council is asking Sheriff Gore to accept selfgamblers, but for some people gambling can lead to serious Santee-based Olson Irrigation acquired by problem defense or personal protection to fulfill California’s requirement of problems. Join us to learn about the signs of problem gambling as well “good cause.” At the July 13 meeting, council members expressed Pennsylvania company as prevention strategies and treatment options. Free counseling and Santee-based Olson Irrigation Systems has been acquired by Evoqua treatment options offered by UPAC will be described.” disagreement with Gore’s consistent refusal to issue permits to law-

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes – Group Member Email List–Serve *membership in this email list– serve is optional for group members

Travis Lyon – Chairman Jim Easterling Vice Chairman Leslie Perricone Secretary Glenda Archer George Barnett Roger Garay Charles Jerney Jim Lundquist Jennifer Martinez Mike Milligan Lou Russo Sharmin Self Richard Saldano Kippy Thomas Larry Watt

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Call to Order Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call of Members

D. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements 1. Approval of Minutes i June 22, 2017 ii June 27, 2017 2. 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 subregional 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. Staff from Padre Dam Municipal Water District will provide the ACPG an update on “The Value of Water”. Presentation & Discussion only. 2. Representatives from the Alpine Education Foundation will make a presentation regarding a proposal to renovate the sports/playing fields at Joan MacQueen Middle School. Presentation, Discussion & Action. H. Group Business: 1. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for Group approval. Discussion & Action. I. J. K. L. M. N.

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

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Announcement of Meetings: Alpine Community Planning Group – August 24th, 2017 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – August 4th, 2017 Board of Supervisors – August 1st & 2nd, 2017


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