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Alpine Pageants Association Raise Approximately $2000 for West Fire Victims

ALPINE — The Alpine Pageant Association decided they had to contribute to the victims of the West Fire that hit the eastern part of Alpine earlier in the month. Pageant Director Kathy Foster says the girls came up with the idea all on their own to have a bake sale Saturday, July 14. The girls efforts did not go unnoticed as local TV station KUSI interviewed them on site and later invited the girls down to the studio, Tuesday, July 17 to talk about the success of their fund raising efforts.

Alpine Strong: Studio B Salon

From left: Senator Anderson’s Representative Gustavo Munoz with Studio B Salon owner,Jessica Wetzel.

By Shoshana Levy

For The East County Herald ALPINE — With the rampant wildfires that have affected many communities in California, Alpine was recently devastated with many homes and businesses being burnt down, causing evacuations and the loss of treasured belongings. However, despite this tragedy, Alpine and its residents did not allow this fire to destroy their spirits; rather, many volunteers and local businesses came together to support the victims of the fire in their time of need. One example is Studio B Salon. In exchange for any donation, clients received a haircut or blowout and all proceeds would go towards supporting victims of the fire. This event was quite successful as the entire salon was booked solid, amounting to a large donation for the cause. There was also the Fire Victim Supply Post, a drive located at Boulder Oaks Elementary School. This drive, run by Stephanie Sorrels, began with only four cases of water and a couple of assorted goods; however, it quickly grew to a huge drive with cleaning supplies, linens, clothes, baby supplies, and much more in just a few weeks. In response, Senator Anderson awarded all those who made the events successful with Outstanding Community Service certificates and commented “This is an excellent example of people coming together, from all over Alpine, to help their fellow community members so they can get back on their feet.” While these two organizations have gone above and beyond, they are certainly not the only ones to do so. According to Leah Neal, a co-owner of the VitaLuna Boutique next to the Studio B Salon, there are several events and organizations such as Loving Life Alpine that has a donation bin outside Boulder Oaks elementary; Chic Boutique, who held an auction; Project Alpine Kid, who was selling lemonade and making cards for first responders; The Kelly Rim Company, who made “Alpine Strong” stickers and shirts in support of the cause; and lastly, there were a few GoFundMe made to assist in fundraising. With the victims of the fire in the midst of the recovery process, this tight-knit and supportive town came together to support their neighbors, demonstrating the true values of a community.

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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 Missing Words Makes Gas Tax Campaign Misleading

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ne dropped word can make almost any written passage wholly misleading and confusing. Imagine if President Trump’s 2016 election slogan had lacked the word “great.” What would “Make America Again” have done for his campaign? Not much. This year in California it’s the opposite. One missing word gives the current initiative to repeal last year’s gasoline tax increase much of its impetus and popular appeal (the measure had just over 50 percent support in the first public polls taken after it qualified for the November ballot as Proposition 6). That word is “increase.” When Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox and other proponents like former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio take to their campaign rally microphones, they almost always shout “Repeal the gas tax.” Only rarely do they include that extra word “increase.” In fact, Prop. 6 would not end the gas tax. No state initiative can do that by itself, since the current total tax of about 77 cents per gallon includes 18.4 cents in federal taxes, something state officials can’t touch. Instead, the current proposal would merely eliminate an increase of just over 12 cents per gallon imposed last year after a narrow legislative vote. This, of course, is not the first time initiative backers have been misleading. Back in the late 1990s, when tobacco companies sought to rid themselves of local laws regulating smoking in restaurants and bars, they campaigned for “statewide smoking controls.” Any new statewide law would have overridden the local measures already in place by then in most California cities and counties, the real aim of Big Tobacco. Don’t expect the failure of that pro-tobacco measure masquerading as an anti-smoking one – or the failures of most other misleading initiative campaigns over the decades – to deter today’s repeal campaign. As of early July, backers of the repeal had raised more than $3.2 million, with more to come, some of it likely from the national Republican Party, which sees the initiative as a way to get GOP voters to the polls in a non-presidential election year when the party doesn’t even have a U.S. Senate candidate. The Republican aim is to preserve some congressional seats now in danger of flipping to the Democrats. Some of the millions of dollars used to put the initiative on the ballot came from top national Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield. They are almost certain to kick in again this fall. But voters would be wise to examine some essential realities of the gas tax increase repeal that would eliminate almost $5 billion in highway and road maintenance funding the measure will produce if it goes forward for the next three years. The measure would also make it harder for legislators to raise gas taxes in the future by subjecting all hikes to popular vote approval. Under another proposition passed in June, no gas tax money can be used for anything but transportation. What Cox, DeMaio and other repeal advocates don’t say is that for most motorists, the gas tax increase represents a pretty good investment. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, normally hypercritical of tax increases, reports that every dollar spent on road, highway and bridge improvements saves $5.20 in car repair costs, while improving road safety and fuel economy. Plus, the non-partisan legislative analyst reported while the gas tax increase was under consideration that rough roads cost the average California driver about $700 a year for extra repairs. The law threatened with repeal also will see electric vehicle owners start contributing to road maintenance funding for the first time in 2020, at $100 per year. That’s less than the average of $280 a year now paid by gasoline users, but it’s a start toward zero emission vehicles paying their fair share for using California roads. The repeal campaign won’t tell voters any of this. And it remains to be seen whether tax increase supporters like Gov. Jerry Brown can effectively communicate this rather complex information to voters. So far, they’ve raised more than $11 million to facilitate that. The bottom line question: Will California voters see through this latest attempt to mislead, an effort marked by the simple omission of one key word?

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


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arthritis symptoms can be relieved with acupuncture. One Scandinavian study reported that 25 percent of patients canceled their plans for knee surgery after acupuncture. About 15 million Americans have tried this needle therapy. The World Health Organization recommends it for more than 40 conditions as diverse as asthma and nausea from chemotherapy. The Food and Drug Administration regulates acupuncture needles. So, no, I don’t think you’re nuts. By the third century B.C., the Chinese had documented a medical system that is based on qi (pronounced “chee”), a concept of vital energy that is believed to flow throughout the body. Qi is said to regulate a person’s physical, spiritual, emotional and mental balance. Advocates of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), say qi is affected by yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). When the flow of qi is disrupted and yin and yang are unbalanced, the condition leads to pain and disease, according to TCM. Treatments that are integral to this ancient system are herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercises, meditation, acupuncture and remedial massage. To correct the flow of qi, acupuncture uses superfine metal needles inserted into the skin at more than 2,000 “acupoints” along pathways known as “meridians.” It is believed that there are 12 main meridians and 8 secondary meridians. The points can also be stimulated with heated herbs, magnets, mild electrical current, manual pressure, low-frequency lasers, or even bee stings. Most acupuncture patients feel little or no pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or a defect in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment. Relatively few complications from acupuncture have been reported to the FDA. However, inadequate sterilization of needles and improper administration have led to complications. When done improperly, acupuncture can cause serious problems such as infections and punctured organs. Western scientists don’t know how acupuncture works. However, studies show that stimulating acupoints causes multiple biologic responses. For example, this stimulation can prompt the release of the body’s natural pain-killing endorphins. If you are interested in acupuncture, ask your doctor about it. Healthcare practitioners can be a resource for referrals to acupuncturists. More medical doctors, including neurologists, anesthesiologists, and specialists in physical medicine, are becoming trained in acupuncture. About 10,000 acupuncturists practice in the United States. Most are state-regulated. More than 4,000 doctors have completed a recognized acupuncture training program. Look for an acupuncture practitioner who is licensed and credentialed. And, check with your insurer before you start treatment to see whether acupuncture will be covered for your condition.

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

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Long-term Use of Either Cannabis or Cannabisbased Drugs Impairs Memory Say Researchers

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he study has implications for both recreational users and people who use the drug to combat epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and chronic pain. They found that mice exposed to the drug long-term had “significant ... memory impairments” and could not even discriminate between a familiar and novel object. There is little understanding of the potential negative side effects of long-term cannabinoid exposure, though it is already known that heavy, regular cannabis use increases the risk of developing mental health problems including psychosis and schizophrenia. More and more people are using the drug long-term due to its legalisation in several countries, while more potent varieties are available for recreational users. Researchers from Lancaster and Lisbon Universities studied the effects of the cannabinoid drug WIN 55,212-2 in mice and found that: • Long-term exposure impairs learning and memory in the animals • Brain imaging studies showed that the drug impairs function in key brain regions involved in learning and memory

• Long-term exposure to the drug impairs the ability of brain regions involved in learning and memory to communicate with each other, suggesting that this underlies the negative effects of the drug on memory Dr Neil Dawson, the lead researcher from Lancaster University said “This work offers valuable new insight into the way in which long-term cannabinoid exposure negatively impacts on the brain. Understanding these mechanisms is central to understanding how long-term cannabinoid exposure increases the risk of developing mental health issues and memory problems.” He also highlighted the relevance of the work to those using cannabinoid-based therapies to treat medical conditions. “Cannabis-based therapies can be very effective at treating the symptoms of chronic diseases such as epilepsy and MS, and dramatically increase the quality of life for people living with these conditions. We need to understand the side effects that these people may experience so that we can develop new interventions to minimise these side effects.” Professor Ana Sebastiao, lead researcher at the University of Lisbon, said: “Importantly, our work clearly shows that prolonged cannabinoid intake, when not used for medical reasons, does have a negative impact in brain function and memory. It is important to understand that

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the same medicine may re-establish an equilibrium under certain diseased conditions, such as in epilepsy or MS, but could cause marked imbalances in healthy individuals. “As for all medicines, cannabinoid based therapies have not only beneficial disease-related actions, but also negative side effects. It is for the medical doctor to weight the advantages of the therapy, taking into consideration quality of life and diseases progression, against the potential side effects.” The research was published in the Journal of Neurochemistry and was conducted as part of the European Commission Horizon 2020 funded SynaNET project. Source: Lancaster and Lisbon Universities

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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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series examining the reasons Jesus said what He said. In this series we will examine many statements Jesus made during His time here on earth and then look at the reason for which He made the statement. When Jesus spoke, He spoke the Word of God and the Bible tells us the purpose and function of the Word of God: 2Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is Godbreathed, 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 Luke 9:57-62 we read of three brief conversations Jesus had with three different men. With each He said something different and over the next 3 weeks we will examine each, identifying what was said and the reason. Let’s begin with the first man. Luke 9:57-58 “And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow you wherever you go. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” This man was sure he was ready to follow Jesus anywhere He might go. Many have made the same profession only to fall along the wayside a short time later. In another situation days later, Jesus had a large gathering and He turned to them and gave three demands for ALL that would follow Him. In between the second and third demand he admonished them to “count the costs”. Luke 14:28-32 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not first sit down and consult whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.” As admirable it may of anyone to make such a profession to follow Christ anywhere each person must realize that there is a cost involved, a cost greater than any may want to pay. The Apostle Peter made a similar promise, “I will even die with you.” Only to a short time later to deny that he even knew Him three times. What Jesus said to this man goes right to the point. Jesus told this man that following Him would not be all that he imagined, not the Carlton Ritz hotel, not the easy life that one might hope for and the modern church falsely promises today. We do not know what happened to this man, I can only hope that he counted the costs and decided to follow Jesus to the end becoming one of His disciples. I do know what has happened to the vast majority that have made such a boastful promise, they have fallen by the wayside like those in the parable of the sower of Mark 4:5-6 & the explanation 16-17, “And another fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth. And it sprang up at once, due to not having deepness of earth. And when the sun rose, it was scorched. And because it had no root, it withered away. And these are those likewise being sown on stony places; who, when they hear the Word, immediately receive it with gladness. But they have no root in themselves, but are temporary. Afterward when affliction or persecution arises for the Word’s sake, they are immediately offended.”

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

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he San Diego Padres have announced the Freedom Reserve Section, a special ticket offer for active duty military members and their families, available for every Padres home game from July 27 through the remainder of the season. Tickets will be available for Monday through Thursday home games for $5 and $10 for Friday through Sunday home games with verification through GovX or by showing valid identification at the Padres Advance Ticket Windows at Petco Park. The Padres created the Freedom Reserve Section to provide an affordable ticket option for active duty military and their families. Included in this special offer for all active duty military is access to a suite adjacent to the designated seating section, provided through the Padres partnership with the USO-San Diego. The Freedom Reserve Section will commence with an event hosted by the Padres and the USO at Naval Air Station North Island for Navy Midshipmen, which includes a BBQ on the base, transportation on the FOX Sports Fan Express bus and an evening at the Padres game. In addition to the Freedom Reserve Section, the Padres, USAA and GovX will continue to offer special pricing on tickets to military members and their families as a thank you for their service. Active duty, reserve, retired military, veterans and their families have access to the Padres Military Appreciation discount available for all seating areas with 50 percent off Sunday home games and 25 percent off all other home games with verification through GovX and at the Padres Advance Ticket Windows. As part of the Padres longstanding commitment to supporting the military, every Sunday home game is Military Appreciation Day, where the Padres honor San Diego’s service members, veterans and their families. For more information regarding the Padres support for the armed forces, visit www.padres.com/military.

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o more trying to change other people’s minds. Agreeable, that’s me. “Mm…hmm.” “Sure.” No more spouting off about how right I am. Note I didn’t say about how wrong you are. Just keeping it positive. Keep on talking as I nod at whatever you’re telling me. I’d never in a hundred years agree to it, but I’m not jumping into it. No war of words for me. Not anymore. In my—um—advanced years, I’ve learned my lesson. No one changes their mind about anything. It’s a lot easier to sit back and listen. All these years I’ve been convinced I know exactly what to say to—if not change your mind, at least get you thinking about possibly sometime in the distant future considering that it might be wise to come to my way of thinking. Nope. Doesn’t happen. Being older—and wiser?—frees me from all that effort. Is texting better than phone calls? Are Republicans better than Democrats? Is organic food really healthier than “normal” food? Is there no such thing as miracles? The miracle would be if you changed your mind. I’m convinced—nobody changes their mind. Maybe some people do, but you can bet it’s not because of anything you said or did. Minds are a tough organ. Once they find their posi-

tion, they’re not about to be disturbed by outside interferences—like you. The fun of getting older is that suddenly you know enough to relax and let go of that age-old instinct to convince everyone else that you’re right and they should follow your lead. Your best friend tells you all about the latest cure for leg pains which involves running five miles a day. You nod and smile and don’t suggest that a person with leg pains might not be able to run around the block, let alone run five miles a day as you grit your teeth against the pain in your leg. You should never have mentioned it. Best to change the subject. Ask about his latest cruise down the Baltic River. He’ll be only too happy to tell you about his fascinating trip for the next couple of hours. Then you can go home and do those two leg exercises your doctor gave you. It’s hard to do, to stop trying to change people’s minds, but it’s worth it. Being a “fix-it” kind of person, my mouth automatically opens when someone tells me about a problem they’re having. I know just what to suggest because I’ve suggested it before. Maybe this time they’ll change their mind. No more of that. Older and wiser, I close my mouth firmly at the first sign of telling a friend my solution to their problem. Listening is

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Grossmont Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center open house includes free tours

beer production brewery and event space, on a two-acre parcel at 9160 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa. The location is part of a Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa will host free public tours strip mall containing a Souplantation restaurant and a Michaels arts and crafts store. It’s the same location for the previous at a Community Open House for the new state-of-the-art Heart Depot Springs Beer Co., an ambitious project that was to house a & Vascular Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 28. The brewery-distillery, restaurant and live-music venue. Depot Springs public is invited to attend the behind-the-scenes tours, meet the doctors and caregivers and visit informative health booths. Heart- began in 2015, but never materialized. CRG’s name for the project will be Draft Republic Brewing Co. It is expected to open healthy refreshments will be provided. Located on the eastern in the fall of 2019. In addition to the restaurant and brewery, the end of the La Mesa campus, the 71,000-square foot facility, CRG facility is expected to offer an 18-hole miniature golf course. made possible with funding from a bond measure approved by Kristin Williams named Boys & Girls voters, will be the first and only dedicated heart and vascular center in San Diego’s East County. It is scheduled to open in the Clubs of East County director of fall of 2018. At the H&V Center, surgeons and cardiologists will perform advanced procedures to treat complicated diseases and development El Cajon resident Kristin Williams, with more than 18 conditions of the heart, including AFib, aortic aneurysms and years of nonprofit experience in management, fundraising, heart valve disease. The center features the latest equipment and community outreach and collaboration, has joined the facilities, including cardiac catheterization labs with 3-D imaging Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) as director of technology and hybrid operating rooms to diagnose and treat development. The announcement was made by Forrest a patient simultaneously during surgery. Along with community Higgins, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County. support, generous philanthropists have donated more than $13 Williams will be responsible for planning, organizing and million toward the development of the center. “The new center directing fundraising initiatives for the Boys & Girls Clubs of will allow us to continue to perform the latest cardiovascular East County, as well as the major gifts program, annual fund, procedures in a new, modern space,” said Scott Evans, CEO of planned giving, special events, donor relations and capital Sharp Grossmont Hospital. “We are excited to offer this leadingcampaign, according to Higgins. edge facility, equipped with advanced surgical and imaging “We are excited to have Kristin join us and looking technologies, to San Diego County residents, particularly those forward to her role in our ongoing growth and outreach as living in our nearby East County neighborhoods.” we continue to serve children in East County,” said Higgins. Cohn Restaurant Group has plans for “Kristin brings a deep experience and commitment to serving youth and developing strong community partnerships for our Fletcher Parkway property organization. We are indeed most fortunate to have someone The Cohn Restaurant Group (CRG) has announced plans to of Kristin’s energy, experience, enthusiasm and skill set. develop a 25,000-square-foot restaurant, along with a craft

4smbrks@gmail.com much easier than earnestly talking, talking, talking— especially when the talking involves serious thought about how to change someone’s mind. Same with giving my— mostly unasked for—opinion. I don’t do it anymore. Too much hassle. No one’s going to change their mind and agree with me if they don’t already, so I sit back and listen to their dissertation, smiling and nodding as I think how much easier life is when you’re not out to change people’s minds. Okay. You got me. I’m not very good at this, as anyone who has talked to me in the last twenty-four hours will tell you. Try as I might, I speak up more than I nod and smile and even now, here I am trying to get you to change your mind about trying to change other people’s minds. If you’re wise, you’ll just smile and nod. . .

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Her many talents will help in our mission to provide positive opportunities for youth and teens to learn, succeed and discover their full potential.” “I’m looking forward to helping continue creating great futures for the youth in East County and I’m excited to work with such a caring and dedicated team,” said Williams. “It’s an honor to be a part of an organizations that is changing lives for young people and providing a safe and structured environment to youth where they can learn and grow through access to high quality programs that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.” Williams was previously the special events manager for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, one of the largest hunger-relief organizations in San Diego County. She also spent nine years with the American Liver Foundation, Pacific Coast Division, serving San Diego County, Imperial Valley and Hawaii, as program manager and director of events and programs. She also served as director of agency relations for United Way/Combined Health Agencies, where she coordinated events and communications with 27 healthrelated member nonprofits and directed fundraising through workplace giving campaigns.

Sharp HealthCare plans clinic in Santee

Sharp Healthcare has paid $12.2 million, or $55.24 per square foot, for a 5.06-acre parcel at 9851 Buena Vista Ave. in Santee, where it plans to develop an 86,000-squarefoot outpatient facility, according to The CoStar Group. The project is expected to take about two years to complete. The sellers, PMB Real Estate Services of Carmel Valley, said it worked with Sharp to entitle the property. The land is currently undeveloped and reportedly will need improvements prior to construction of the building itself.


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