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SANTEE — Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Santee City Council issued a proclamation recognizing “Santee Chamber Celebrates 60 Years.” The Santee Chamber of Commerce was established Aug. 4, 1955 by a coalition of citizens and business to promote and advance commercial, industrial, professional, and civic interests. Under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors, the chamber carries out programs designed to encourage economic development, small business education, governmental policy, analysis and positive community relations.

ALPINE — Glitter and fluff were in abundance at the library on Wednesday morning, Aug. 12. Four lovely ladies from Alpine’s lineup of pageant title-holders visited preschool storytime to share royal princess adventures. After listening intently to the stories, children gathered around tables to color, glue, and staple their own bejeweled crowns. Vanessa, Hailee, Sarah, and Jocelyn helped the aspiring princes and princesses with their creations. Thesa young girls are appreciated for volunteering their time to inspire Alpine Library’s littlest patrons with a desire to read and enjoy books. ECHerald HGHGolfAd.pdf 1 7/9/2015 2:41:41 PM

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On The Cover EL CAJON — Thursday, Aug. 13 Stoney’s Kids along with many of East County’s most influential people gathered at Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort to celebrate their 24th anniversary and Stoney’s 90th birthday. Sycaun Casino was the title sponsor. Auctioneer Steve Hamann received this year’s Stoney’s Kids Legacy Award for his continued dedication and support of the nonprofit organization that helps East County’s underprivileged kids. Cover photo: Jay Renard/ The East County Herald Cover design: Steve Hamann / The East County Herald

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias

Gas ‘Shortage’ Doesn’t Stop Exports From California


‘Don’t Get Hooked’ Event for East County Seniors Learn how to avoid getting reeled in by financial scammers and other crooks at East County’s first-ever “Don’t Get Hooked” event set for Wednesday, Sept. 23, in El Cajon. The free presentation and lunch is geared toward seniors and caregivers and will be led by county Supervisor Dianne Jacob. Speakers will include scam victims, Sheriff ’s Department Det. Maureen Perkins and Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood, an expert on elder abuse and financial crimes. “A lot of crooks see seniors as easy prey and try to rip them off over the phone or through email and snail mail,” said Supervisor Jacob. “This event will arm our elderly with important tips on how to avoid these swindlers.” The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Ave., El Cajon. Check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. To attend the event, call 844-899-1597 by Sept.17 or register online at Experts from county Aging and Independence Services, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s office and Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office will also be on hand to offer advice and answer questions. They will also provide take-home materials and talk about some of the most common swindles, including the “grandma scam” and the “IRS scam.” Supervisor Jacob and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis recently teamed up to bring more attention to the issue of senior scams and to offer advice through a countywide public awareness campaign dubbed “Don’t Get Hooked.” For more information, go to

n June 25, just one week before many California motorists began paying upwards of $4.30 per gallon for gasoline, the Bahamian-flagged tanker Teesta Spirit left Los Angeles headed for ports on the west coast of Mexico carrying more 300,000 barrels of gasoline refined in California. The Teesta Spirit was just one of nine large tankers that left California ports carrying gasoline to places like Mexico and Chile between June 25 and July 23 at a time when oil companies were raising prices by as much as $1 per gallon in some regions. Altogether, oil companies like Chevron and Phillips 66 shipped about 100 million gallons (42 gallons per barrel) of gasoline out of California during that time span. The industry explained its huge price increases, levied this time primarily in Southern California, by citing a shortage caused partly by a February explosion that disabled a pollution monitoring unit at Exxon Mobil’s refinery in Torrance. No one explained why it should take more than five months to fix that machinery. Executives of the industry’s Western States Petroleum Assn. did not respond to repeated telephone attempts to get their explanations for this and for the gasoline exports, which amounted to sending away almost three full days’ statewide supply of gasoline. As the oil companies were shipping out that fuel, they reaped unprecedented profits reportedly approaching $1.50 for every gallon of gasoline they sold at the higher prices. Prices, said WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd in a letter responding to a previous column that alleged gasoline price gouging, are a result of supply and demand. This may be true, but there’s ample evidence the oil firms she represents create some of the shortages they cite as a cause of pricing volatility. It’s not just the continued exports and any problems at Exxon Mobil in Torrance. They ascribed another price spike earlier this year to shutdowns at refineries in the Martinez/Benicia area northeast of San Francisco. Labor issues, they said, forced those shutdowns. But former employees of one of those plants reported they’ve been kept open during previous, similar labor disputes and could have stayed open this year, too. Said Reheis-Boyd, “All of the many government investigations…in recent years have concluded that supply and demand are the primary reason (sic) gas prices go up and down.” Shipping information makes it clear any recent shortage was created at least in part by the companies themselves. Here are some examples: The Atlantic Queen left Long Beach headed for Mexico on June 25 with a capacity of over 398,000 barrels of gas. The Iver Exact, only slightly smaller, left San Francisco Bay heading for Mexico on June 28. The larger Pudu left Long Beach for South and Central America on July 7. Several other tanker departures from both Northern and Southern California ports were scheduled through the first week of August. How can the industry claim it has short supplies while it’s shipping gas to foreign countries? Why should California residents suffer the pollution produced by gasoline refineries if the owners of those plants manipulate prices by sending gasoline to foreign users? Said Jamie Court, president of the Consumer Watchdog advocacy group, “Oil refiners have kept the state running on empty and now they are sending fuel refined in California abroad just as the specter of low inventories drives huge price increases.” One thing is certain: Because the latest price spikes began just as the new fiscal year started on July 1, the refineries’ recordlevel profits won’t show up for months in financial reports. To reduce public fury and obfuscate the issue, it’s all but certain the companies, which appear to operate like a cartel as prices at all major brands rise and fall simultaneously, will lower those prices a bit before the third quarter ends Sept. 30. So far, as Reheis-Boyd notes, the refiners have gotten away with it. They’ve reported record profits for the last two years or so, but even those profits have not been at today’s reported California levels. Besides, profits generated in this state generally are not broken out separately in company reports. The bottom line is that many California drivers for much of the summer have paid about $1.50 per gallon more than the American average. So far, no government agency shows interest in doing much about it.

Elias is author of the current book “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It. The book is now available in soft cover, fourth edition. His opinions are his own. He can be reached at


The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti

To Your

The Dreaded Colonoscopy



When seniors gather, it doesn’t seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that.


My friend, Pete, has instituted a colonoscopy rule. He insists that, if a bunch of us geezers are talking about aches, maladies and visits to the doctors, everyone has to change the subject as soon as someone uses the word colonoscopy. Usually we switch to grandchildren, which is a lot more fun. But, while we are on the subject of colons... Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Early detection of colon cancer is especially important because, if it is found in its early stages, it can be cured nine out of ten times. Who’s at risk? The chances of getting it increase with age. But other risk factors include polyps, your history, diet and whether you’ve had ulcerative colitis. Polyps are benign growths on the inner wall of the colon and rectum. Not all polyps become cancerous, but nearly all colon cancers start as polyps. Colorectal cancer seems to run in families. And, someone who has already had colorectal cancer may develop this disease a second time. So greater vigilance is a good idea if you or your relatives have had it. This form of cancer is more likely among people on a diet high in fat, protein, calories, alcohol, and both red and white meat. Low-fat, high-fiber diets seem better for the colon. Ulcerative colitis is a condition in which there is a chronic break in the lining of the colon. Having this condition increases a person’s chance of developing colorectal cancer. The following are some symptoms of colorectal cancer: blood in the stool, diarrhea, constipation, stools that are narrower than usual, frequent gas pains or cramps, unexplained weight loss, unrelieved fatigue, vomiting. Go to your doctor if you have symptoms. The medical profession has many detection tools. These include: a test to check for hidden blood in the stool; a sigmoidoscope, a lighted instrument for examining the rectum and lower colon; a colonoscope, a lighted instrument to examine the rectum and entire colon; a barium enema with a series of x-rays of the colon and rectum; a digital rectal exam to feel for abnormal areas. Two recent studies showed that colonoscopy can find many pre-cancerous polyps that sigmoidoscopy misses. Another major advantage of the colonoscopy is that it enables the doctor to remove any polyps found during the procedure. There is a virtual colonoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure. Doctors are able to see the entire colon using 3-D computer graphics from a computerized tomography scan, or CT scan. Known as CT colonography, this exam is an alternative for patients who are at risk of complications from colonoscopy such as patients who are frail. If a virtual colonoscopy finds significant polyps, they have to be removed by conventional colonoscopy.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Poor sleep contributes to MS-related fatigue

leep disturbances are underrecognized factor in debilitating secondary fatigue in people with MS Kessler Foundation’s Lauren Strober, PhD, explores the association of secondary fatigue and sleep disturbances in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). “Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: a look at the role of poor sleep” was published in Frontiers in Neurology. Dr. Strober, an MS researcher at Kessler Foundation, confirmed that sleep disturbances significantly contribute to MS-related fatigue, a common and often disabling symptom among individuals with MS. Review of the pertinent literature showed that sleep may be the dominant factor in fatigue in MS. This was also the finding in Dr. Strober’s study of 107 employed individuals with MS of whom 61 percent reported poor sleep. Sleep disturbances accounted for 25 percent of the variance in fatigue in this subset; depression accounted for another seven percent. “Fatigue is detrimental to daily functioning and well being,” noted Dr. Strober. “It clearly interferes with a person’s ability to participate fully in the community and the workplace. If we can determine what contributes to fatigue in

MS, we can improve quality of life and keep people engaged in work and social activities. Routine screening for sleep problems and treatment of sleep disturbances may reduce fatigue and its debilitating effects.” Dr. Strober is the recipient of a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Career Development Award (K23) from the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation and Research, which is part of the Eunice Kennedy Shrive National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Interestingly, I personally, had a sleep study done recently to see if we could discover a reason for my frequent migraines upon awakening. The results of my sleep study indicate that sleep was severely fragmented, with a micro­arousal index of 45.2/hr (normal <10/hr) and 32 awakenings (>15 seconds). Sleep hypnogram demonstrated excessive N1 sleep, absence of REM sleep and increased N2 sleep. Anterior tibialis EMG showed periodic limb movements in sleep occurring at a severely elevated rate of 89.9/ hr. These were associated with an arousal index of 37.0/ hr. Limb EMG signals were of high amplitude and significant duration. The neurologist that read my study indicated she had never seen anything quite like my result. She told me my legs never stop moving. I can feel the spasms initially. However, when I think they have stopped, they continue to move enough to keep my mind in a wakeful state, although I feel I am sleeping. This may contribute to my morning headaches. It most definitely is a big factor for my extreme fatigue early on and throughout the day. Unfortunately the only treatment they can offer me is medication. And, that my friends, is an entire other column. Source: Kessler Foundation

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 28 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 Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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You Sold My Home Too Quickly Is it possible to sell a home too quickly? Yes! If you are not ready to move, selling a home at any time is too quickly. The moral of the story: don’t put your home up for sale unless you are prepared to accept a contract the same day.

“You Priced My Home Too Low.”

The start time for selling is when the contract begins. I have sold homes before I listed them, at the beginning of the listing, in the middle of the listing, at the end of the listing and after the listing expired. I ask the seller, which one of these times would be your favorite? Sans the smarmy analogy,

the possibility was that the home was priced too low: the probability was that if a proper Market analysis was performed and the property was priced with respect to the comparables, then the right buyer(s) was available when the home came on the market. Speed of a sale is completely dependent upon the availability of the access to the right buyer. Always remember, the REALTOR® recommends the home price, the seller decides on the listing price.

Let Buyers Know Up Front

Selling your home and moving are not always the same event. If you don’t get your job transfer for another 90 days, let the world

EVERYDAY with PastorLIFE Drew


A Day in the Life of Jesus the Messiah with Jeff Campbell


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know your needs and arrange accordingly. Have your REALTOR® do a rent back, an elongated sale or “Park a Buyer.” If you let ‘em know up front, you won’t waste time with buyers who had no intention of waiting, purchasers who can’t do an elongated loan lock or buyers who get miffed when you tell them your needs after they have made an offer.

Campbell is the sales manager for Pacific Growth Sales and has offices in Alpine, El Cajon and Mission Valley. He and his team of Concierge REALTORS® can be found on line at

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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled, “A day in the life of Jesus the Messiah.” Over the past 2,000 years there have been many writings, books, messages, and ideas, expressing various thoughts and opinions concern who Jesus was and is. My intention in doing this series is that you, the reader may come to know who Jesus really is and there is no better place to look than the Word of God the Bible. This week, we will look at another event that happened in a day of the life of Jesus. Mark 8:1-10 “In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.” Then His disciples answered Him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?” He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.” So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, He said to set them also before them. So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of leftover fragments. Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And He sent them away, immediately got into the boat with His disciples, and came to the region of Dalmanutha.” Before we look at this in detail I want to remind you that though Jesus was here on earth in human form for just a short time (30-33 years) and only three-plus years of that time was spent doing the miraculous, we have but a small account of what He did in that short time recorded for us in the Word of God the Bible. Look at what the Apostle John said at the conclusion of his gospel, John 21:25 “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.” Also understand that Jesus continues to work in peoples lives today. Now let us consider our text. Jesus’ popularity had soared to great heights; He had thousands of people following Him at any given time (as our text testifies to). For sure many of them were simply curious; others had needs that they hoped Jesus could meet; most, even His own disciples were following Him for the wrong reasons but this did not keep Jesus from having compassion on them. Just like today, many are following Jesus (if you can call it that) for selfish reasons, yet He still has compassion on the multitudes, for it is the kindness of God that leads men to repentance. Many of the thousands (we are told there were 4,000, keep in mind the practice of the day was to count men not women and children so double or triple that number) that were presently with Jesus had been with Him for three days; they were out in the wilderness with no place near by to acquire food and understandably the people were famished. As Jesus had done on a number of other occasions so He would attempt to teach His disciples some important lesions. First, as Jesus is the Good Shepherd, He takes care of His sheep and those that would represent Him to the world (as His disciples were to do) they too were to have compassion on the multitudes and seek to take care of them. When the disciples were posed with the need, they did what we often do, they forgot who was with them and all that Jesus had done in the past. Instead of see the present need as an opportunity to see God do the miraculous they made the common mistake of looking at themselves and seeing the impossibility of the moment. Once again Jesus took what little they had; blessed it; broke it; gave to the disciples to give to the people and everyone was satisfied. Jesus is often looking to use ours and others present difficulties to teach us to trust in Him who is all sufficient. He attempted to do this with the Children of Israel as He led them through the wilderness for 40 years, Deut. 8:2-3 “And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”

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

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SAN DIEGO — The show was a great success with 700 SMSC supporters raising more than $116,000 net! The funds will be used for the center’s Arts Program and Aquatics Program.The event honored the memory of Sally B. Thornton with a moment of silence and presented John Thornton with an award from St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center in recognition of the Thornton’s support over the years, as well as a United States Flag that was flown over the State Capital in memory of all of Sally’s philanthropic accomplishments, compliments of Assemblyman Brian Jones.

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Senior Resource Center Grossmont Hospital

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR Discover the tools to be successful when talking with your health care provider. Learn strategies for choosing a provider, good communication skills during office visits and the importance of pre-planning. Free Vials of Life, Advance Directives and more are available. Presented by Andrea Holmberg, Program Coordinator, Sharp Grossmont Senior Resource Center on Friday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at LIFE ESTATE GIFT ANNUITY VS REVERSE MORTGAGE

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Fridays - 6:00 - 8:00 El Cajon Prescott Promenade (619) 334-3000 • Aug. 21: Back to The Garden Aug. 28: Stars on the Water/Jimmy Buffet Tribute Sept. 4: Sirens Crush Sept. 11: The Petty Breakers Sept. 18: Caliber Sept. 25: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

Learn how to get income from your home. If you or your parents are “house rich and cash poor” and would like to receive a meaningful income without moving, then you need to attend this free informative seminar. A free consultation is available. Presented by Norm Timmins, J.D., Gift & Estate Planning Director for the Grossmont Hospital Foundation on Monday, September 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Have your blood pressure checked by a registered nurse. No appointment necessary. Open to the public. For information, call 619-740-4214. Sharp Grossmont Senior Resource Center, 9000 Wakarusa St., Room 16, La Mesa. Tuesday, September 1, 9:30 to 11 a.m. La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, September 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Free Community Workshop On Lowering Your Energy Bills EL CAJON — If you are looking for ways to lower your energy bills and make your home more energy-efficient, you may be interested in attending a “Home Energy Upgrade Workshop” at the Renette Park Community Center on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Renette Center is located at 935 S. Emerald Avenue in El Cajon. Experts from the non-profit Center for Sustainable Energy will provide an educational presentation on home energy upgrades and incentives. Home performance contractors will be available to answer questions after the presentation. To register, go to

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UP AGAINST ITBuska with S. Always plan ahead


he parking lot was empty except for a couple of cars that looked like leftovers from the night before. This was not going according to plan. . . The plan was to get here at 7:30. The appointment was for 8 a.m. When the doctor told Paul he needed to have a blood test at precisely 8 a.m. I trembled in my bones. I’m retired. Eight a.m. is about the time I bounce out of bed. An hour later I’m ready for the day. We did this last year, Paul and I, so of course! No problem! We’ll be there at 8 sharp! Like last time, except for the leaking tire that made us five minutes late and Paul hadn’t made an appointment so we had to wait for five people in the waiting room to go first and by the time they called Paul it was 9 o’clock and they said they couldn’t do the test because the prescription clearly said 8 o’clock. This time would be different. Planning ahead—that’s the secret. I called and made an 8 o’clock appointment. I scouted out the route. I set my alarm for six a.m., time to get myself and Paul ready and out the door by seven for

the twenty minute drive to the lab on Fletcher Parkway. That would get us there by 7:30 with time to find a parking space, catch the elevator and get to the waiting room well before eight. Good thing I scouted out the route. There was road work on Washington Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard, with lane closures on both streets. I remembered that Wednesday’s a weekday so there’d be commuter traffic. I adjusted our leaving time back 20 minutes. I didn’t adjust my getting up time. I need my sleep. All went according to schedule. I got up and ready. I got Paul up and ready. We left

down the avenue with nary a red light in sight. Green was the color of the day. We got to the first lane closure. It wasn’t there. Neither was the second lane closure. Traffic was lighter than a helium balloon on a windy day. No one’s working today? I scanned my memory for holidays on a Wednesday in August and came up with nothing. We zipped onto the on-ramp where the commuter light was green. I took a detour to kill time. Thankfully the trolley light was flashing red. But the trolley sped by and here we were, sitting in an empty parking lot—an hour and ten minutes early. It’s always good to plan ahead—sometimes.

Good thing I scouted out the route. There was road work on Washington Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard, with lane closures on both streets. the house a little earlier than planned but no problem—a little more wiggle room for signal lights and traffic and closed lanes and finding a parking spot and getting Paul into his wheelchair. We turned onto Washington—the long street with all the red lights, except... the light at the first intersection was green. The light at every intersection after that sent out green rays in the early morning light. We ended up flowing

Buska is an author, columnist and long-time resident of East County. Send e-mail to Sheila at and visit her website

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Members of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce and Lakeside Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend a joint mixer from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, hosted by The Pointe at Lantern Crest, a senior living community at 400 Lantern Crest Way, Santee. The mixer will feature refreshments of wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres, along with tours of Lantern Crest. Prize drawings also will be held. Cost to attend is $10 per person with advanced reservations. To attend, phone Lantern Crest at (619) 258-8886.

La Mesa Chamber will host breakfast with Rep. Duncan Hunter

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter for a breakfast meeting starting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Marie Callender’s restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego. Breakfast sponsors include Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, AT&T and the Welcome Wagon. The public is invited to attend. Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for guests with advanced reservations, or $25 at the door. Breakfast will include eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit and juice. Prize drawings also will be held. Sponsors for the attendance drawing include La Mesa Courier newspaper and Opus Bank. Reservations may be made via the website: or by calling the Chamber Office (619) 465-7700, ext. #2.

courses and two electives within two years. “Not only was the information educational, but getting to know the other professionals in my class was almost just as beneficial,” said Lauren Holt, marketing and Communications Coordinator, Better Business Bureau. “I now recognize many at industry and networking events that I attend.” Instructor Erika DiProfio, director of marketing at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, added: “I believe it’s important for anyone who is involved or plans to be involved in marketing, whether it’s a CMO, public relations professional, CEO, or media buyer, to understand how the marketing landscape has evolved into a multichannel, fully integrated practice. The fundamentals of marketing haven’t changed, but the way we interact with our customers has.” For more information, visit, email marketingcert@mail., or call (619) 594-0845.

Steve Dolan hosts a one-hour sports talk radio show Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. on East County’s “The Mountain – 107.9 FM.” The show may also be heard on the Internet at

day, Aug. 22, at Parkway Plaza mall, near the Sears store, 415 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about earthquake safety, fire safety and how to create safety plans to become better prepared in the event of an emergency. Participating organizations will include American Medical Response, Community Emergency Response Team, San Diego Gas & Electric, American Red Cross, Heartland Fire & Rescue, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information, contact Anderson’s El Cajon district office at (619) 596-3136, or visit Anderson’s 38th Senate district includes Poway, Santee, El Cajon, La Mesa and most of East San Diego County. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2006 and to the state Senate in 2010.

Health library to host program on sudden cardiac arrest

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Help Save a Life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The speaker on Aug. 26 will be Maureen O’Connor, program manager, San Diego Project Heart Beat, the city of San Diego’s Public Access Defibrillation/CPR program managed by the San Diego FireRescue Department. O’Connor will discuss the simple steps of quick recognition and response to cardiac arrest. Attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on experience of using an automatic external defibrillator (AED). San Diego Project Heart Beat’s objective is to make AED California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) will host an devices as accessible as fire extinguishers in public and “Emergency Resource Fair” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Satur- private places throughout the community. Its mission

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SDSU’s Updated Marketing Certificate Program

an Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies is offering a newlyenhanced Professional Certificate in Marketing program during the fall semester in a field the Bureau of Labor Statistics describes as “essential for organizations as they seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.” If you’re in a junior marketing position, are a business owner managing your own marketing, or aspire to venture into a new career, this cutting-edge certificate program that starts Sept. 10 is for you. “The classes were practical, timely, and relevant with experienced instructors, who worked in local companies, doing what they were teaching,” said Ian Cook, analyst, Cubic Corporation. SDSU’s College of Extended Studies and SDX (formerly the San Diego Ad Club) joined forces to offer this up-to-the-minute program, taught by instructors who lead the way in the local marketing community. You’ll learn skills and multiplatform strategies you can apply immediately. “I went into the program expecting to learn best practices from a real world instructor, and I did,” said program graduate Aaron Krueger. Students may take individual courses needed to bring skills to the forefront, or complete the entire program to earn a Professional Certificate in Marketing. To earn the certificate, you must successfully complete six core

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is to save lives by placing AEDs throughout San Diego County and to provide CPR/AED education and awareness.

Haggen will close East County grocery stores

Washington-based grocer Haggen Inc. has announced it will close two former Vons grocery stores in the East County. The two stores are in El Cajon on Fletcher Parkway and in La Mesa on Lake Murray Boulevard. The two East County stores are among 27 Haggen stores set to close during the next 60 days. Along with 14 other stores in California, five more will close in Oregon and one in Seattle. Haggen said also closing will be stores in other parts of the southwest, including Nevada, in the near future. A company statement issued Aug. 14 said most of the stores being closed or sold were acquired as part of the 2014 transaction in which Albertsons LLC and Safeway divested 146 stores. The divesture was brought about by the Federal Trade Commission’s review of the Albertson’s LLC and Safeway merger. Between March and May of this year, Haggen renovated 25 San Diego County former Albertsons and Vons outlets that reopened as a Haggen store. The acquisition of stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona expanded Haggen operations from 18 stores with 16 pharmacies to 164 stores with 106 pharmacies and from 2,000 employees to more than 10,000 employees. In July of this year, the chain began laying off employees and reducing some full-time employees to parttime due to the competitive activity launched in response to Haggen’s entry into the Southern California marketplace, according to the company. The company said it has not determined how many jobs will be affected as a result of the closures and sales. An undisclosed number of additional stores are expected to be sold or closed in the future as part of Haggen’s right-sizing strategy.


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Alpine Community Planning Group AGENDA P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91901-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda | Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

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Group Member Email List– Serve *membership in this email list– serve is optional for group members Travis Lyon Chairman Jim Easterling Vice Chairman Leslie Perricone Secretary leslieperriconeacpg@gmail. com Glenda Archer George Barnett Aaron Dabbs Roger Garay Charles Jerney Jennifer Martinez Mike Milligan Tom Myers Lou Russo Richard Saldano Kippy Thomas John Whalen

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

D. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements 1. Approval of Minutes i July 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes 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 sub-regional plans. The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only. E. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda. F.

Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items

G. Organized / Special Presentations 1. Continued from July ACPG Meeting - The owner of Blue Star Market, Inc. has applied for a discretionary permit for an Alcoholic Beverage License Application – ABC license type 20, beer and wine, off sale – for the property located at 2232 Alpine Blvd, Alpine CA (PDS2015 – ABC – 15-004). The group will make a recommendation to the County regarding a determination of public convenience or necessity. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 2. The owner of a 9.479 acre property on the 12500 block of Illahee Drive, Alpine, CA (APN – 523-112-4800) has applied for discretionary permit for agricultural clearing on their property (PDS2015-AD-15-020). The group will make a recommendation to the County. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 3. The owner of a 2.59-acre property at 2181 Collomia Ct., Alpine, CA (APN – 520-340-05-00) has applied for an administrative permit (PDS2015-AD-15-026). The site is currently developed with a single-family residence / garage (3,233sf, 718sf) and a legal second dwelling unit (935sf). The project proposes to add 240sf to the secondary dwelling unit for a total size of 1,185sf and add 640sf to the existing SFR for a total size of 3,843sf. The group will be making a recommendation to the County. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 4. The owner of a 4.17-acre parcel at 3087 Honey Hill Ranch Rd., Alpine, CA (APN – 404-032-73-00) has applied for a discretionary permit for a Site Plan (PDS2015-STP-15-013). The proposed project consists of 17 detached condominium residential units on private streets. One and two story units ranging from 1,582sf to 2,485sf are proposed with a maximum height of 30’. The project would connect to existing water and sewer lines in Honey Hill Ranch Rd and will require new storm water/drainage facilities. The group will be making a recommendation to the County. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 5. San Diego Gas & Electric has announced plans to file an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to bill ratepayers approximately $367 million for costs tied to the 2007 wildfires in San Diego County. The group will discuss sending a recommendation letter to the CPUC regarding this application. Presentation, Discussion, & Action. 6. Stephen Guerin, CEO of Simtable ( will make a presentation to the group regarding its use of a proprietary sand table fire modeling software that can predict how wildfires will spread. The program uses existing GIS data to provide simulations of wildfires in specific regions based on topography, fuel sources, & other weather factors. A model of Alpine will be demonstrated at the meeting. Presentation & Discussion. H. 1.

Group Business: Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action.

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Consent Calendar Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) Officer Reports Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas Approval of Expenses / Expenditures

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Announcement of Meetings: Alpine Community Planning Group – September 24, 2015 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – September 11th, 2015 Board of Supervisors – September 15th & 16th, 2015 Adjournment of Meeting



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