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East County Drug Court

Graduates are on to a Bright Future Wednesday, August 9 • East County By Melissa Mongiovi

For The East County Herald After a battle for a better life, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at its 45th graduation ceremony, the East County Drug Court recognized 14 individuals about to embark on the next phase of their addiction recovery. Since 1997, the East County Drug Court has helped those impacted by addiction and increased public safety by minimizing drug related crimes. The Drug Court team, consisting of the Superior Court, District Attorney, Public Defender, law enforcement agencies, and case management and treatment providers, works with non-violent, drug-using offenders to guide them towards a path of sobriety and recovery. Over the past 18 months, these graduates underwent frequent drug testing, judicial supervision, drug treatment counseling, educational and vocational training opportunities, and court-imposed sanctions and incentives with the goal of breaking free from the controlling grasp of addiction. Public Defender Ann Sommers explained what seeing these graduates succeed means that, “they have the opportunity to get off the hamster wheel and not have to get back into the system.” She remarked, “Even if they relapse, they still have the tools and a foundation to come back to.” California State Senator Joel Anderson provided Senate Certificates of Recognition to the graduates for their hard work and dedication to completing the program. Anderson commented, “These are individuals working hard to better themselves, their families, and their communities. I’m grateful for the work of the drug court team that make this program possible.” While August 10 marked the graduates’ first day out of the program, for graduate David Sawyer, it marks 647 days clean, and he is grateful knowing that he is more responsible and closer to his family because of this program. Fellow graduate Richard Drew marks 636 days clean. Drew’s battle with drugs began 47 years ago at the age of nine. His life before Drug Court felt as though he were drifting through the clouds. “Drug Court brought me back,” Drew stated. “I got a part of that nine year old kid back.”

Graduate, Richard Drew

SANTEE — The Santee City Council Meeting was adjourned in memory of former Santee City Councilman Roy A. Woodward (July 31, 1929 – July 9, 2017), Wednesday Aug. 9. The Honorable Roy A. Woodward, former Santee Councilman, World War II and Korean War Veteran, passed away at his home surrounded by family. Roy attended San Diego State University, joined Sigma Pi Fraternity and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He went into Real Estate, opened his own company in East County, and in 1970 received the Realtor of The Year award. As he went into semi-retirement, he still worked the same hours, Monday – Friday, from 9am-1pm. Roy’s passion was racing his 911 Porsche, and in 1975 he set a new lap record of 59.2, during the San Diego Region, SCCA Races at Holtville Aerodrome International Raceway. He enjoyed wood working, gardening, traveling, cruising with family and friends, and trout fishing in Big Bear Lake with his family on their pontoon boat. He thoroughly enjoyed the huge Sicilian family gatherings, making ravioli with his mother and father-in-law, playing bocce ball on his home-made bocce ball court, playing gin with his “big sister”, but most importantly spending time with his family and playing with his grandchildren. Roy is survived by his wife Adeline, daughters Renee and Jennie Spounias (Greg), son Alfred, and grandchildren Brandon, Mason, Addison (AJ), and Rowan, as well as his beloved sister Claire Jo Butler, many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. A Certificate of Adjournment was prepared and was accepted by members of Roy’s family (pictured below) with the Santee City Council standing by.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Brown’s Email Problem Could Sully His Legacy



s Gov. Jerry Brown travels the nation and world posing grandly as the Anti-Trump and the ultimate champion of the battle against climate change, he’s plainly very conscious of the legacy he will leave behind when he’s termed out for good after next

year. But an email controversy that’s dogged him for almost two years remains and it may sully the grand record of accomplishment Brown wants to take with him into retirement. More than a year after the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled that text messages and emails sent by public officials on their personal devices are public records if they deal with public business, Brown has still not moved to end his problem. No one but him and the recipients knows whether that’s because there’s something untoward in 63 of his or his office’s communications with the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at the time of the 2013 agreement that saddled consumers with 70 percent of the costs for shutting down the ruined San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, about $3.3 billion. When she was state attorney general, current U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris announced investigations both into that agreement and into whether Brown would have to turn over his emails. Harris is long gone from her former office, Brown having heartily endorsed her Senate bid. Her successor, Xavier Becerra, draws headlines for opposing President Trump at every turn, but refuses to say anything about those two investigations, which he has apparently allowed to fizzle. The inaction of both Harris and Becerra raises the question of conflict of interest for them. Said Becerra’s press office in an email, “We are the governor’s lawyer… (in this matter).” So the question of whether Brown should be forced to release his emails is being decided by his own lawyer, which may be why the announced investigation has stalled. But consumer advocates led by former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre persist in their efforts to learn whether there’s a smoking gun in those emails. It’s already well documented that executives of San Onofre operator Southern California Edison Co. met with former PUC President Michael Peevey (himself a former Edison president) and hashed out the agreement the PUC eventually passed. Now Aguirre has been boosted by a friend of the court brief from the city of San Bruno, site of the 2010 explosion of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight persons and destroyed dozens of homes. Well aware that documents show a close relationship between PG&E and officials of the PUC including Peevey, San Bruno officials wonder why no one at PG&E was punished even though the company was convicted of criminal negligence in the pipeline blast. So the city cites the PUC’s long history of trying to “stonewall the production of documents.” It clearly hopes that if an appeals court orders production of the Brown emails, it will also lead to opening of yet more secret communications about PG&E and the San Bruno detonation. Meanwhile, current PUC President and former Brown advisor Michael Picker ignored a request to answer questions about both cases. Aguirre’s brief in his appeal for release of the Brown emails cites conflicting Picker testimony about how he decided to vote for the San Onofre settlement. “I base my decisions on the evidentiary record of the proceeding,” Picker told a state Assembly committee in 2014. Yet, the PUC later said in refusing to divulge the emails that they reflect “discussions between…Picker and his advisors, the disclosure of which would reveal (his) thought process regarding the…matter.” Picker, of course, did not tell the Assembly committee about those discussions, which may have included communications with Brown. In short, Picker changed his story, and the Brown emails may show why. Says Maria Severson, Aguirre’s law partner, “The PUC claims the public interest in withholding the records outweighs the public interest in disclosure,” an argument often made by government officials during cover-ups. But Brown must realize that the emails will eventually emerge, even if it’s years after he leaves office. So if there’s no evidence of wrongdoing in them, why not quit stonewalling and just open them up right now?

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 Will Steroids Help Pump Me Up?


. I’ve been reading about athletes using steroids to build themselves up. Do these drugs work for older men?


. First some background on steroids. There are two types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids, such as cortisone and prednisone, are drugs that help control inflammation. Anabolic steroids, such as androstenedione or andro, are substances that can help the body make muscle. Corticosteroids, which are like hormones that your adrenal glands produce to fight stress, are used to treat arthritis, asthma, lupus, multiple sclerosis, eczema and some kinds of cancer. Anabolic steroids are drugs that are like the body’s natural sex hormone testosterone. Testosterone directs the body to produce or enhance male characteristics. Medical uses of anabolic steroids include some hormone problems in men, late puberty and muscle loss from some diseases. When anabolic steroids increase the levels of testosterone in the blood, they stimulate muscle tissue in the body to grow larger and stronger. The effects of too much testosterone can be harmful. Some of the negative effects are rage, liver disease, high cholesterol, severe acne, baldness and infertility. So-called natural steroids such as DHEA that are sold as over-the-counter supplements at many health food stores can have the same harmful effects as synthetic steroids. The only difference between natural and synthetic steroids is that synthetic steroids are made in a lab and are chemically altered. Prior to January 2005, anabolic steroid supplements containing androstenedione also were available at health food stores. Because of safety issues, however, these supplements now cannot be sold without a prescription. Because some hormone levels drop with age, there’s a theory that this decline causes us to age. Declining levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, have been linked with decreased energy and sex drive, muscle weakness and osteoporosis. But, can you reverse aging by restoring your hormones? DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA levels in the body begin to decrease after age 30. Your body converts DHEA into the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. Proponents say it slows aging, increases muscle and bone strength, burns fat, improves cognition, bolsters immunity and protects against chronic diseases. There is no convincing medical evidence to support these claims about DHEA. Even short-term use of DHEA may cause liver damage There is sufficient evidence supporting the use of DHEA in the treatment of adrenal insufficiency, depression, induction of labor, and lupus. There is a lack of available studies on the long-term effects of DHEA. However, DHEA may cause higher than normal levels of androgens and estrogens in the body, and theoretically may increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-sensitive cancers. Therefore, it is not recommended for regular use without supervision by a licensed healthcare professional. Don’t believe advertisements that tell you supplements are natural remedies, implying that they can’t hurt you. Some people try supplements such as coral calcium, ginseng and echinacea to stop aging. There isn’t any evidence to support the claims for these supplements either. Talk to your doctor before taking any supplement. Ingredients in supplements can cause harmful interactions with your medications and serious side effects.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean Serious Side Effects Occur in High Number of MS Patients Using Lemtrada


he use of alemtuzumab as an immunotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis has been linked to serious side effects. A new study explains how alemtuzumab, marketed as LEMTRADA®, might trigger new autoimmune disease as the immune system reconstitutes itself after administration. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease where there is damage to the central nervous system by the destruction of myelin, the fatty layer that electrically insulates nerve cells and allows for the transmission of nerve impulses. When a substantial amount of myelin is lost, nerve signals between the brain and the body are interrupted and muscle function is disrupted or gradually lost. Since MS affects the central nervous system, virtually any neurologic function can be negatively affected. As such, common symptoms of MS include muscle weakness, loss of sensation, impaired coordination and vision, and incontinence, among a multitude of others. Unfortunately, there is no cure for MS and treatments are limited. Therapeutic and technological advances help people with MS to better manage their symptoms. In addition, clinical research has led to the development of some medications which have been shown to slow the progression of the disease. One such medication is alemtuzumab. Alemtuzumabis a humanized

monoclonal antibody directed at CD52, a protein on the surface of immune cells. It was first approved (at much higher doses) as a treatment for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Typically, alemtuzumab is initially administered daily for five consecutive days. Follow up treatment involves daily administration for 3-5 days at intervals ranging from monthly to once a year. Alemtuzumab causes rapid and prolonged lymphocyte depletion. In turn, the body produces new lymphocytes and auto reactive T cells. In 2014, alemtuzumab was approved for the treatment of relapsing MS since clinical trials research had shown it to be effective at inhibiting the progression of the disease. Regrettably, this research has also indicated that the use of alemtuzumab for MS can lead to serious adverse events (SAEs).For example, it has been associated with longterm severe (greater than 80%) depletion of memory B and T cells which help the immune system to remember pathogens for faster antibody production in future infections. Additional SAEs associated with alemtuzumab include an increased risk for autoimmune thyroid disorders and immune thrombocytopenia, a rare bleeding condition. In a study published in JAMA Neurology, an English research team led by Dr. David Baker analyzed how T and B cell populations were affected by alemtuzumab and how they returned after the course of

therapy. They found that controlling B-cell proliferation until T-cell regulation recovers may limit the SAEs associated with alemtuzumab. Based on this observation, they hypothesize that autoimmune diseases, in general, may arise from B-cell development without adequate control from regulatory T-cells. Clearly, the use of alemtuzumab for MS requires careful monitoring so that potential SAEs can be treated early and effectively, if the patient and doctor even decide to use it as a course of therapy at all. By building upon this study explaining the mechanisms by which alemtuzumab might trigger new autoimmune disease, scientists may be able to develop a diagnostic test to predict the risk of an SAE.

Source: JAMA Neurology

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! Another of God’s wonderful promises is His willingness and ability to take that which may be a terrible situation and turn into something good. Only God can do this and the Apostle Paul and countless others saw God do this in their lives and the lives of others. This is in part why Paul penned these words to the Romans, 8:28, “And we know all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” As has been pointed out in the past, most of God’s promises are conditional, that is, in order to experience His promises, the conditions that He has attached must be met. In this case, to have the assurance that God is working even in the most difficult of circumstances and situations and He is going to cause good to come out of it, the conditions are to those who love God and called according to His purpose. For those who love not God; who want nothing to do with Him and His will being accomplished in their lives, they have no such assurance. At best, the world has an empty counterfeit that goes like this, “Oh, it will be better tomorrow; things will improve in time”, and many others like these. There is a similar verse in the Old Testament, Isaiah 61:3 “To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” One of the most pronounced examples of this happening in the life a person in the Bible is Joseph. God had bestowed much favor upon him which made his brothers jealous and envious of him to the point of wanting to kill him. In their attempt to do so they came up with another plan which would actually make them some money. They sold him to some slave traders and for years after he suffered on a number of occasions as he retained his integrity and refused to compromise with the temptation to sin against God. God’s hand was upon him the whole time and God made Joseph second in charge in Egypt, the only one who had more power and authority in Egypt was Pharoah. Then things got real bad in the land of his brothers, a great famine came upon the land and they were forced to travel to Egypt where Joseph (unbeknownst to them) had become second in charge of all Egypt, you can and should read the entire account in Genesis 37-50. At the end of it all, listen to what Joseph testified to about the events of his life, Genesis 50:20 “But as for you, you meant it for evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring to pass, about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Dear ones, it is only to the life that is completely surrendered to the Lord that can rest in this promise and as trials and difficulties come, as they will, you can be at peace and rest knowing that whatever comes your way is coming through the loving hand of your Father in Heaven and He has a purpose and plan in it all.

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EAST COUNTY FREE CONCERTS Name: Concerts in the Park Date: Every Thursday until 8/17/17 Time: 6:30-8:00 PM Location: Berry St Park -Â 7071 Mt Vernon St, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 Website: Name: Summer Concert Series Date: Every Thursday in August until 8/24/17 Time: Varies Location: Town Center Community Park East - 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071 Website: Name: Dinner and Concert Date: Every Friday until 9/29/17 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Prescott Promenade Park - 100 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020 Website:

Summer Concert Series Date: 8/3/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Admission is FREE Location: Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive Santee, California 92071

Alpine Woman’s Club August Lucheon

“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

Grossmont High Alum Earns Preseason Recognition


niversity of San Diego junior quarterback Anthony Lawrence, a nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton Award Watch List a year ago, is one of 22 players on the 2017 preseason watch list for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award. Lawrence, who attended Grossmont High School, was the Pioneer Football League’s 2015 offensive freshman of the year and became its first-team all-league quarterback in 2016. As a sophomore, he helped the Toreros to an undefeated league record and then an FCS playoff win over Cal Poly that was the first in Pioneer Football League history. USD finished 10-2 overall and with a program-best final national ranking of 19th in the final STATS FCS Top-25 Poll. Lawrence ranked fourth in the FCS in completion percentage (67.6) and eighth in passing efficiency rating (155.0) while throwing for 2,998 yards and 25 touchdowns against eight interceptions. Eighteen of the 22 players were nominees for the outstanding offensive player of the year in the FCS last season, including 14 finalists and led by the recipient, Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston State. This year, the record-setting quarterback will attempt to become the second two-time winner of the 31-year-old award, joining Appalachian State’s Armanti Edwards in 2008 and ‘09. Briscoe has all of his leading receivers back this season, but he will be challenged to win another Payton Award by the standout group of nominees. Included are Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud, the third-place finisher last year, and Fordham running back Chase Edmonds, who was fourth. The Payton Award, first handed out in 1987, has had past winners such as Steve McNair, Tony Romo, Brian Westbrook, former San Diego Chargers quarterback John Friesz, Brian Finneran, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Cooper Kupp move on to the NFL. At Grossmont High, Lawrence set San Diego CIF records for career passing yards, career completions and career touchdowns. He was the EastCountySports offensive player of the year in 2013 and was a two-time all-East County first team selection, according to The Toreros open their season at 2 p.m Saturday, Sept. 2 at home against Western New Mexico. For more information, visit

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin How’s your brain health? Health care library in La Mesa hosts free meeting

More than 60,000 people in San Diego County suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Another 150,000 people love and care for them. What are the risk factors for dementia and lifestyle factors associated with good brain health? What is the latest research telling us? Are there new daily habits that can improve brain health? Answers to those questions will be available at “Maximizing Brain Health,” a free program at the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available. Speaking at the program will be Amy Abrams, education and outreach manager, Alzheimer’s San Diego, a local, independent nonprofit organization providing care and support for San Diego families. Abrams manages the organization’s community education program, which provides critical dementia education for families, caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, as well as professionals and other interested members of the community. According to Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, “Incidence rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are on the rise, affecting one in nine people over the age of 65. If you’re concerned about brain health, you’re not alone. Join us for a discussion about the latest research in brain health and some simple steps you can take to incorporate positive new habits into your daily routines.”

James Stone of La Mesa leading Elementary Institute of Science

The Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) has named La

Mesa resident James Stone as its new executive director to help guide the organization’s efforts to inspire the next generation of students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The appointment of Stone, who has a long history of working with diverse communities to create innovative and inclusive science programs, will be critical to the Elementary Institute of Science’s expansion of its hands-on STEM educational offerings to more students in southeast San Diego, where it is located, and other underserved communities. Stone, who most recently served as executive director of Circulate San Diego, has a reputation for community engagement and delivering proactive policy outcomes. “The Elementary Institute of Science is clearly poised to take a significant step forward and literally change the lives of its most important stakeholders, the children it serves,” Stone said. “I am excited to help lead this effort and ensure EIS continues its important work.”

Santee resident reappointed to Parole Board

Santee resident Brian Roberts has been reappointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Gov. Jerry Brown. Roberts has served on the board since 2012 and was a deputy commissioner from 2006 to 2012. Roberts served in several positions at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department from 1975 to 2006, including commander, captain, lieutenant, sergeant and deputy. The position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $147,778. Roberts is a Republican.

Life science industry employs 50,000 people, generates $34 billion

The life science industry in San Diego has grown by 20 percent over the past five years and currently accounts for a local economic impact of $34 billion annually and 50,000 jobs. Those were among the findings from a recent report issued by Biocom,

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a San Diego-based trade association that represents life science interest statewide. In addition, Biocom said life sciences jobs are among the highest paying in the county with average annual compensation over $100,000, and even exceeding $150,000 in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector. The jobs in life sciences support another 133,000 jobs across the county, for a combined impact of $34 billion annually (in comparison, the wine industry statewide generates about $60 billion annually). Biocom also said the 50,000 local jobs can be divided among the following sectors: Bio-Renewables, 1,675; Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, 6,876; Medical Devices and Diagnostic Equipment, 9,770; Life Science Wholesale, 4,117; Research and Lab Services, 27,325.

Souplantation restaurant chain acquired

San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurants Corp., parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants, has been acquired by Perpetual Capital Partners and CR3 Capital, an investment affiliate of CR3 Partners LLC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CR3 Partners, which is based in Dallas, is a private-equity firm that focuses on turnaround management. Perpetual Capital, based in Arlington, Vir., is an ownership group. Garden Fresh filed for bankruptcy in October 2016. In January of this year, as part of its bankruptcy restructuring plan, Garden Fresh sold its assets to a group led by Cerberus Capital Management LP, a New York-based distressed debt investor and private-equity firm. CR3 Partners led the company’s subsequent restructuring and has been managing the company for several months, Garden Fresh said a recent statement. Garden Fresh operates 97 restaurants in nine states, the eateries are called Souplantation in Southern California and Sweet Tomatoes elsewhere. There are seven Souplantation restaurants in San Diego County, including a location at the Fletcher Hills Shopping Center, 9158 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa.

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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

A. Call to Order B. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance C. Roll Call of Members D. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements 1. Approval of Minutes i June 22, 2017 ii July 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. The ACPG Circulation Subcommittee will present a proposal to the ACPG regarding a recommendation for an all way stop sign at the intersection of South Grade Road and Arnold Way. Presentation, Discussion & Action. 2. The owner of the property at 2707 Alpine Blvd. has requested ACPG support for a timed parking ordinance during business hours for the diagonal parking spots on Alpine Blvd in front of his building. Request for 2 hour time limits for parking from 9am to 6pm. Presentation, Discussion & Action. 3. Update regarding the proposal to renovate the sports/playing fields at Joan MacQueen Middle School. Group will have the opportunity to update the Alpine PLDO parkland priority list. Presentation, Discussion & Action. H. Group Business: 1. Election of ACPG officer – Secretary. Discussion & Action. 2. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for Group approval. Discussion & Action. I. Consent Calendar J. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) K. Officer Reports L. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) M. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas N. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures O. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Announcement of Meetings: Alpine Community Planning Group – September 28th, 2017 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – September 8th, 2017 Board of Supervisors – September 12th & 13th, 26th & 27th 2017


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