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Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber SANDAG Awards 11 New Scores at Padres Game Vehicles to St. Madeleine

ALPINE — About 30 members and guests of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce had a winning night Saturday, July 28 at Petco Park in San Diego. The Padres hosted the game at one of the nation’s most beautiful ball parks, Petco Park, providing the Chamber with tickets at reduced prices. The event included exclusive use of the Bud Patio to watch the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Trevor Hoffman, the Padres’ former closing pitcher, was due to be inducted the next day into the Baseball Hall of Fame, so everyone at the ballpark received a Hoffman bobble head doll. “My mother in Wheeling, W. Va., wants my bobble head doll for her 93rd birthday, so I’m going to give it to her,” said Chamber Director Jan Morse of On Line Bookkeeping & Tax Service. Chamber Executive Director Jeff Morris and Director Jeff Campbell of San Diego Estates with Realtor Gregg Picano and his wife chatted in the Bud Patio. So did Theo Bazdorf of Alpine’s VFW Bert Fuller Post 9578; Carol Morrison of the Alpine Historical Society and her family; President Patty Tweed of Soroptimist International of Alpine and her husband, and Clay Mauldin of Clayco Electric, Inc, and his guests. The Alpine View Lodge bought extra game tickets for their latest fund raising benefit to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease research. As far as the game, it was pretty exciting while the teams were tied 4-4 until the final innings. That’s when the Diamondbacks won, 9-4. Alicia Enriquez, assistant administrator of the Alpine View Lodge, enjoyed the game and took the loss philosophically after a cool summer evening with family and friends. “It was very nice,” Enriquez said. “I’m mad that the Padres didn’t win, but it’s the Padres. My family hadn’t been to the ballpark in a long time. The kids had a good time. It was nice just getting back into the ball park.”

Sophie’s Center

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has granted 11 new vehicles to St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC). SMSC is a nonprofit organization in El Cajon, CA, that educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. The grant is part of SANDAG’s Specialized Transportation Grant Program which distributes both TransNet Senior Mini-Grant funds and Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 funds. The Specialized Transportation Grant Program supports its regional strategy to fund projects and programs that expand mobility options to transportationdisadvantaged groups, including seniors, individuals with disabilities and persons with limited means. “This grant comes at a perfect time,” said Debra Emerson, CEO of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. “Transportation is a key piece of our independence, community integration, and job placement for adults with development disabilities. In 2017, our vehicles, which transport more than 60 percent of our students to and from campus daily, drove 633,355 miles. With our current fleet aging and becoming more expensive to maintain, the eleven new vehicles will help assure that our transportation program provides ongoing access to our students.” St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization in El Cajon, CA, educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Founded in 1966 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Center first focused on pre-school children with developmental disabilities. When public schools began to assume that role in the early 1970s, SMSC shifted its focus to adults with developmental disabilities. Today, SMSC provides work training and social experiences that encourage students to become well-rounded, contributing members of the greater community. The Center also strives to educate the community about the realities of developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. It employs over 120 staff members and is served by more than 150 dedicated volunteers. A fleet of some 45 paratransit vans and buses transports students between home, campus, and work sites, five days a week. For more information, visit www.stmsc.org.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Huge State Question: How Far to go Toward Universal Healthcare?

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othing frustrated California’s politically dominant liberal Democrats more this year than having to live with the reality that their holy grail of single-payer health care won’t happen here for years to come. This is in part because of fiscal realities – the cost would be enormous. It’s also because of political reality. So long as Donald Trump is President, there’s absolutely no chance the federal government will cede Medicare dues paid by Californians to state government. Those dollars would be a key component in paying for any state single-payer plan. So single-payer advocates have plumped since early spring for the next best thing: Moving toward universal health insurance coverage via a massive increase in the number of persons covered by MediCal, the state’s version of the federal Medicaid program providing health care to the poor and indigent, and including as many as 250,000 undocumented immigrants. Once the primary election was over, they began pushing even harder. In fact, vastly expanded government-supported or subsidized health insurance is a central part of the platforms of several Democrats who qualified for ballot slots in the November general election. State Sens. Ed Hernandez, running for lieutenant governor, and Ricardo Lara, seeking the insurance commissioner’s post, are two. So far, the package of Medi-Cal plans has passed several legislative committees. Even though the state’s new budget mostly leaves this area out, legislative supporters said they would keep pressing it. When the bills passed a key state Assembly budget committee, Anthony Wright, executive director of the Health Access California coalition of more than 50 statewide groups, called it “a major down payment toward the goal of a more universal and affordable health system, in a way that can be advanced without the need for federal approval. California has already made great strides…by improving on the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare), and these actions would further fill the gaps that too many Californians fall through.” As originally written, the package would have expanded MediCal to all income-eligible under-26 young adults regardless of their immigration status. It aimed to expand the pool of eligible senior citizens from those at 123 percent of the federal poverty level to 138 percent. And it would provide a tax credit to subsidize persons with between 400 percent and 600 percent of the official federal poverty level income. These are standard liberal goals, with the exception of adding many thousands of undocumented immigrants to the state’s publicly-funded health care. For many, doing this raises several red flags, so that part has for now not survived. For one thing, there’s the question of whether it helps erase any real difference between U.S. citizens in California and immigrants, legal or illegal. If there’s little or no difference in rights and privileges, what’s to motivate the undocumented to work toward becoming citizens? This is an era when non-citizens can already practice law here, work as election officials, get drivers licenses and even vote in school board elections in one city, San Francisco. The undocumented poor also may soon become eligible to get a state earned income tax credit. One question this raises: how much should citizens subsidize undocumented persons who have essentially sneaked into this country? At a time when millions of Californians are struggling just to make their rent and mortgage payments, is it right to spend hundreds of millions of their tax dollars on health care for the undocumented? It’s difficult to quarrel with the need to educate and provide emergency health care to undocumented persons who will likely stay in this country and state for many years to come. Educating them helps create the well-prepared work force needed to keep many businesses here and encourage new ones to come. And both simple humanity and public health essentially demand that undocumented persons with serious, often contagious, illnesses and injuries be cared for. But should they have full insurance coverage at public expense, including prescriptions and even elective surgeries? That’s a moral issue which probably ought to be decided at the ballot box and not by legislators subject to the blandishments of lobbyists and campaign donors.

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

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. Many people—including me—suffer nausea when traveling by boat, car or airplane. It also happens on rides in amusement parks and playgrounds. The symptoms of motion sickness are caused by conflicting messages arriving at the central nervous system. Different parts of your body let your brain know where you are and what you’re doing. The inner ears let you know if you’re turning, or moving forward-backward, side-to-side, and up-and-down. The eyes also monitor the directions of motion and where the body is in space, such as upside down. Skin pressure receptors tell you what part of the body is touching the ground. The muscle and joint sensory receptors tell what parts of the body are moving. If all the signals tell the same story, there are no problems. However, suppose you’re below deck in a heaving sea. Your body is getting information that the boat is moving violently. But your eyes see the unmoving walls of your cabin. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, this below-deck scenario is almost guaranteed to make you look for a porthole to get rid of your last meal. How about the example of reading in the car? Well, your body is picking up all kinds of cues that you’re in motion, but your eyes see only the unmoving pages of your book.

Here are some tips to avoid motion sickness: • Always ride where your eyes will see the same motion that your body senses. For example, sit in the front seat of the car and look out the windshield to distant scenery; don’t stare at the rapidly passing telephone poles outside the passenger window. I prefer driving so I am forced to look straight ahead. • If you’re on a boat, go up on deck and watch the horizon. Request a cabin in the forward or middle of the ship, or on the upper deck. • On an airplane, sit by the window and look outside. Also, choose a seat over the wings where there is the least motion. Direct the air vent at your face. • On a train, take a seat near the front and next to a window. Face forward. • Minimize head movement. • Avoid strong odors and spicy or greasy foods immediately before and during your travel. Don’t overeat. • Don’t smoke or sit near smokers. • Before your travel begins, take motion sickness medicine recommended by your physician. There are over-the-counter drugs. There is also prescription medicine in an adhesive patch or in oral form. There are other treatments for motion sickness that may benefit some people, but they have not been proven to be consistently effective. High levels of ginger have helped some. There’s an acupuncture point of the wrist that provides relief of nausea during pregnancy and after chemotherapy, but there is contradictory evidence about its effectiveness in treating motion sickness.

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

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Potential New MS Drug Could Regenerate Myelin

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ew research could lead to treatments for Multiple Sclerosis that regenerate myelin, the fatty coating that insulates nerve fibers and protects signals between brain cells. Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next big advance in treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, a lack of understanding of how remyelination is stymied in the disease has hampered these efforts. Scientists from the University at Buffalo in New York find that the receptor muscarinic type 3 (M3R) is a “key regulator” of remyelination, which is the process that replenishes lost myelin. The finding is likely to generate some interest in the pharmaceutical world, since other muscarinic receptors have also been found to be involved in animal models of demyelinating diseases. “Our data provide evidence that a drug targeting M3R specifically would be a useful strategy,” said Fraser J. Sim, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the Jacobs School

of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB and senior author on the paper describing the work. Published in late June in the Journal of Neuroscience, the research builds on work the team published in 2015 demonstrating that MS occurs when OPCs are unable to mature and differentiate properly. They found that activation of M3R blocked differentiation of OPCs into myelinmaking cells. In that paper, the researchers reported that a drug already on the market for overactive bladder successfully inhibited that receptor, allowing for remyelination to occur in an animal model. “That work identified solifenacin as a possible drug useful for remyelination, but we really weren’t sure which specific receptor the drug worked on,” said Sim. Since the drug wasn’t specific to a signal receptor, he said it could produce unwanted side effects in patients. M3R is found on the surface of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs), the precursors to the cells that make myelin. A receptor is a cell-surface protein that triggers certain cell functions when it encounters and binds to a matching unique molecule. The scientists showed that blocking M3R increased remyelination in mice that had human

ddean@echerald.com OPCs transplanted into them. Sim has National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to further understand the mechanisms of action of M3R and how it goes about impairing differentiation of myelin-making cells. “The hope is that this will identify new and more attractive drug targets beyond M3R,” he said. “The grant also is geared toward understanding how the receptors are activated in disease. If we can understand that, then we might have another opportunity for targeting this pathway in MS.” Source: University of Buffalo, New York

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 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 Luke 9:57-62 we read of three brief conversations Jesus had with 3 different men. With each He said something different, this week we examine the second conversation. Luke 9:59-60 “And He said to another, Follow Me! But he said, Lord, first allow me to go and bury my father. Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Here unlike the first man, this man felt it necessary to put off following Jesus until a more opportune time. Now we do not know if this man’s father had just died and needed burying. Personally I do not think this was the case rather, this man wanted to wait until his father did die so he could collect the inheritance so that if would have something to fall back on just in case this ‘following Jesus’ didn’t work out. Listen dear ones, when we decide to follow Jesus, there is no plan ‘B’, ‘C’, or ‘D’. It is all or nothing. Too many people put off to tomorrow what they should do today. What did Jesus do for you and me in going to the Cross? He went all out, holding nothing back and I am so thankful that He did. It is common today, and not today only but throughout history for people to respond to the call of Jesus to “Follow Me”, in the same way, to put it off till a later time and I can tell you from hundreds of experiences with people over the past 40 years, that “later time” rarely comes for anybody. Inevitably ‘something else’ comes up to take the place of the previous seemingly necessary thing to do. Some like the people of Israel during the time of Elijah made a ‘no decision’, thinking that it was okay to remain neutral when the call came to follow God. 1Kings 18:21 “And Elijah came to all the people and said, How long are you limping over two opinions? If Jehovah is God, follow Him. But if Baal is God, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.” Listen dear ones, a neutral decision or one that does not decide is a decision. No one can be neutral when in comes to Jesus and His call to follow, you are either for Him or against Him; all in or all out; there is no middle ground. Where are you when it comes to responding to the call of Jesus to follow Him with all that you are and have? If you are not recklessly abandoned to Christ, I implore you to repent, and surrender your life to Him NOW! 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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Trio of Aztecs Named As the Morton Salt Girl says... Preseason All-Conference

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hree San Diego State football players were named to the 2018 Mountain West Preseason All-Conference Team, the league announced at the Mountain West Football Media Summit in Las Vegas. The three players - offensive linemen Keith Ismael and Tyler Roemer, and warrior (safety) Tariq Thompson - are all sophomores this season after earning secondteam all-league accolades in 2017. The all-conference team and preseason poll are voted on by media representatives who cover the conference. Ismael and Roemer, who were the only freshmen offensive linemen on either the all-MW first or second team (the other eight players on the first or second team were seniors), blocked for a running back group than averaged 252.5 yards per game on the ground in 2017 and scored 33 touchdowns in 13 games. Roemer was named a USA Today Freshman All-American last season and San Diego State’s Offensive Lineman of the Year, while Ismael shared the Aztecs’ Outstanding Freshman Award with Thompson. Meanwhile, Thompson totaled 63 tackles (46 solo) with three tackles for loss in 2017 as a true freshman, while recording a team-high five interceptions for 83 yards and a touchdown, four pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and three quarterback hurries. He was named a FWAA Freshman All-American and a USA Today Freshman All-American. SDSU’s three preseason all-conference selections were tied for the second most in the league. Boise State’s Brett Rypien was chosen as the preseason offensive player of the year, while teammate Avery Williams was named the preseason special teams player of the year. Wyoming’s Andrew Wingard was chosen as the preseason defensive player of the year for the second straight season. This marks the first time since 2014 that an Aztec was not one of the preseason players of the year. Additionally, San Diego State was picked to finish second in the West Division with 116 points and six firstplace votes, just 10 points behind Fresno State.

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ednesday I ran into the p a t i o screen door and knocked it off its track just enough so it’s offkilter. For now it’s safely all the way open and on track— mostly. You just can’t move it back and forth except from the outside and then you have to be really careful. Friday morning the shower rod crashed into the tub and landed at a diagonal to the tiles. So much for my shower. Nothing broke but I’d have to get the stepstool and put the rod back up. That takes a while—the tension rod always loses tension just when I have the thing in place, or one end of the rod slips down and I have to slide it back up and quick tighten the tension enough to make it stay before it slips down again. Always takes at least five or six tries. Saturday afternoon, the strangest thing. . . I walked into the bedroom and there was a long white board on the carpet below the window. I hadn’t heard anything. No crash, no thump. Where did this board come from? I went over for a closer look. I picked up the six-foot long board and turned it over. Hmmm. Looks like crown molding. I

looked up and surveyed the ceiling. All the crown molding was in place—no six-foot long gaps. Looking all around, I found it! The headrail on the wood blinds was exposed. Could it belong there? I hadn’t realized the wood blinds had a crown molding valance in addition to the molding around the window. I found little pieces of clear plastic in the crease in the back of the molding. They appeared to be broken and apparently they’d been holding the valance in place—until now. I found them on Amazon after trying the new hardware store in town. They came in yesterday. Monday Christy came home and asked if I’d seen the leak out front. I hadn’t. “There’s water all over the sidewalk,” she told me. Sure enough, water was running out from under the rosemary groundcover, flooding the sidewalk. I stuck my hand down into three inches of rosemary and felt around but I couldn’t find anything leaking. When my son called later that evening I asked if he could come fix the leak when he had a minute. As soon as I hung up I realized I shouldn’t have bothered him in the middle of a work-week about a little leak so I called “my sprinkler guy.” He came out Tuesday. There was no leak. Not that he could find anyway, because of course

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dollars toward the facility, which is the largest gift ever made to the hospital. “We believe in giving back to the community where we have been fortunate to grow our business for many The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce years,” said Ed Burr. “Edco and Sharp Grossmont Hospital will host its July monthly breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. have both had a huge presence in East County for decades. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Sycuan Casino, 5469 Casino Way, We have grown together and will continue to thrive for many El Cajon. Table-top sponsor will be Toward Maximum years to come. Sharp Grossmont has been there for us when Independence. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast we needed it, so it is our honor to support a cause that has is $25 per person for members, $30 per person for prospective members with RSVP and $35 per person for such an impact on so many of us in East County.” The Burr Heart & Vascular Center at Sharp Grossmont walk-ups without RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, Hospital is the only dedicated cardiovascular center in East contact the Chamber at info@eastcountychamber.org, San Diego County. The 60,000 square-foot facility houses (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org. four new cardiac catheterization labs and four new operation Alpine Chamber hosting dinner and rooms that will expand capacity and enable surgeons and cardiologists to perform advanced procedures to treat complex auction benefiting West Fire victims heart diseases and conditions. “The new center will allow us to The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will present the Alpine West Fire Benefit Dinner and Auction starting at 5:30 p.m., continue to perform the latest cardiovascular procedures in a new, modern space,” says Scott Evans, CEO, Sharp Grossmont Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Hospital. “We are excited to offer this leading-edge facility, Blvd., Alpine. All funds raised will be donated to Alpine Community equipped with advanced surgical and imaging technologies, Foundation to support Alpine residents affected by the fire. Tickets at the door are priced at $50 for adults and $25 for children. Food will be to San Diego County residents, particularly those living in our provided by the Descanso Junction. Shawn Styles, weathercaster with nearby East County neighborhoods.” KFMB-TV/CBS 8, will be serve as emcee and live auctioneer. Chamber NOTE: See Cover and photos on P9 of this edition officials said CBS 8 is planning a live remote from the event. For more East County EDC announces date for information, contact Lori Bledsoe at the Alpine Mountain Empire 2018 Manufacturing Expo Chamber, (619) 445-2722, or lorib@alpinechamber.com. The San Diego East County Economic Development Council Grossmont Hospital announces naming of (ECEDC), a regional non-profit, business-growth organization, has announced the date for its third annual 2018 Manufacturing Burr Heart & Vascular Center Sharp Grossmont Hospital has announced the name of the Expo. The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, new Heart & Vascular Center will be the Burr Heart & Vascular at Allen Airways Museum, 2020 North Marshall Ave., El Cajon. Center in recognition of La Mesa residents Ed and Sandy Dozens of San Diego East County manufacturers will gather in one Burr, owners of EDCO Disposal Corp., who donated $5 million location to showcase their products and services to the public and

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meet their future workforce. There is no cost for manufacturers to have one display table. Students and prospective employees will attend to meet with manufacturers and future employers. Admission is free but space is limited. To register online, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3430351. Allen Airways Flying Museum, a Smithsonian-quality airplane museum, is not typically open to the public. Sponsorship opportunities for the 208 Manufacturing Expo are available. For more information, contact Elizabeth Liddell or Jo Marie Diamond at ECEDC, (619) 258-3670, or elizabeth.liddell@eastcountyedc.org. The ECEDC Manufacturing Expo is part of U.S. Manufacturing Day, a nationwide effort to show the public what today’s manufacturing looks like and dispel common misconceptions about the industry. ECEDC’s 2017 Expo had 30 manufacturers exhibiting, 20 resource providers and more than 400 attendees. Founded in 1984, the ECEDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a healthy economic climate and enhanced quality of life in San Diego’s East County region.

La Mesa Chamber’s Summer Bash is on Aug. 9

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will present its 5th annual Summer Bash Business Expo from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at the 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. Raffles and door prizes hosted by vendors and participants are planned. Admission is $10 per person in advance or $20 per person at the door. Exhibit booth space is still available. The East County Herald newspaper is the event’s “Community Relations Media Sponsor.” For more information on sponsorship opportunities and an exhibitor application, contact England at (619) 251-7730, or maryengland@ lamesachamber.com. To RSVP, send an e-mail to rsvp@ lamesachamber.com or call (619) 465-7700.


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