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Viejas Concerts in The Park Continue to Present Legendary Musicians

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Above: Timeless headliner, George Thorogood (center) is flanked by Viejas Tribal COuncilman Andrian M. Brown (left) and his wife, Fawn Brown (right). ALPINE — Viejas Casino and Resort hosted legendary rockers Foghat and the timeless headliner George Thorogood and the Destroyers at their acclaimed ‘Concerts In The Park’ series, Sunday, Sept. 24. Thorogood has composed notable hits such as ‘I Drink Alone’ and ‘Bad To The Bone.’ Before the concert Viejas Tribal Council Member Adrian M. Brown and his wife Fawn welcomed George with a gift of a pin featuring the Viejas Tribal Seal and a pin depicting a silver and turquoise eagle, the symbol of the Viejas Casino & Resort, with its talons stretched out for a catch. Also in attendance was Viejas Councilman Kevin Carrizosa who was not yet born when Thorogood’s first hit was released but was in attendance at the packed venue until 11 p.m. when the thunderous concert concluded.

FLINN SPRINGS — Visit the pumpkin patch for family fun at Summers Past Farms located at 15602 Olde Hwy 80, Wednesday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pictured right, from left: Viejas Councilman Kevin Carrizosa – who was not born yet when Thorogood hit the Rock ‘N Roll scene in the early 70’s – meets the legendary rocker, George Thorogood whose “high-energy boogieblues” sound became a staple of 1980s rock radio, with hits like his original songs ‘Bad to the Bone’ and ‘I Drink Alone.’ He has also helped popularize older songs by American icons, such as ‘Move It on Over’, ‘Who Do You Love?’

On The Cover LA MESA — CYE (Council for Youth Empowerment) Title groups promoted literacy awareness at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Grossmont Center, Thursday, Oct 5. The event raises funds for a free little library in the community.

*** Correction *** ALPINE — In lasts week’s edition of The Herald we stated that Antonio Salazar was the new owner of the Alpine Inn. The information provided to us by The Alpine Mtn Empire Chamber of Commerce was incorrect. The correct name of the new Alpine Inn owner is Antonio Lopez. The Herald regrets not verifying this information and apologizes for the error. Congratulations and much success on your new business endeavor, Antonio Lopez.

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Politics and

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The East County Herald strongly believes in the freedom of speech and the rights of all sides of an issue to be heard. The letters and guest opinions/commentaries published herein present differing points of view, not necessarily reflecting those of the publisher, The Herald or it’s advertisers. Note: Letters and opinion/commentary pieces may be edited due to space restrictions. Send all letters, opinions/commentaries to: editor@echerald.com

So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias New EPA Threat to State’s Smog Standards

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alifornians interested in keeping this state’s toughest-in-the-world standards for automotive pollution heaved a sigh of relief when the federal Environmental Protection Agency in early August reversed an earlier decision to delay imposition of new national ozone standards for at least a year. That move came after California and 15 other states sued to force EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to back down, and he did before his action could take hold. Pruitt’s reaction also gave rise to optimism among defenders of several other California laws threatened by a variety of officials named by President Trump. But now it seems such optimism may have been premature. For only weeks after his turnabout on new ozone limits mandated under ex-President Barack Obama, Pruitt began a new process that could greatly increase automotive smog. He opened a 45-day public comment period on a proposed rewrite of standards for carbon emissions and other kinds of greenhouse gases emitted by cars and trucks, aiming to ease the pollution-controlling tasks of both carmakers and oil companies. Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma, frequently sided in his prior job with oil companies and others in lawsuits aiming to eliminate some EPA rules. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is now seeking documents in an effort to determine whether Pruitt had actual conflicts of interest in several actions he’s lately taken that achieve goals of the lawsuits he formerly pursued against his current agency. “We are moving forward with an open and robust review of emissions standards,” Pruitt said as he began the public comment period during which anyone can react to proposed changes. The effect of the changes Pruitt seeks in corporate average fuel economy standards (often called CAFÉ standards) would cause new emissions produced in the other 49 states to far overbalance cutbacks in greenhouse gases made under California rules. It would mark a return to pre-2000s days when there were major differences between cars sold in California and what were known as “49-state cars.” Gradually, as other states adopted California’s rules, many of those differences had disappeared before Pruitt took over. He has backed off early efforts to eliminate the California waiver provisions of the federal Clean Air Act, the law that has let this state maintain tougher pollution standards than the rest of America since then-President Richard Nixon signed it 47 years ago. Current federal standards adopted under Obama created an emphasis on gas/electric hybrids and electric- and hydrogenpowered cars. Not surprisingly, the auto industry likes Pruitt’s latest move, which could result in revoking or greatly revising today’s standards everywhere but in California. Said Mitch Bainwol, head of the Auto Alliance group of carmakers, “The administration is fulfilling its commitment to reinstate midterm evaluation of future fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards.” Both environmental and consumer advocacy groups blasted the EPA action. “EPA is bringing back questions that have already been asked and answered,” said a statement from Consumers Union, parent of the Consumer Reports magazine. The group said polls show 90 percent of Americans want even better fuel efficiency than offered by today’s new cars. A scaling back of today’s rules would place America far behind several other countries in seeking reduced dependency on oil and gasoline. Germany and France, for example, have laws that will ban all sales of gas-powered cars within the next two to three decades. A anti-smog rollback could also threaten California-based electric car companies like Tesla and Faraday, as well as making white elephants of the statewide string of hydrogen refueling stations now being partially financed by gasoline taxes via the state Energy Commission. It all creates a very uncertain future for California’s smog standards, which have dramatically improved the state’s air quality over the last half century. If the EPA attempts to backtrack on the existing standards, it’s almost certain California and many other states would sue to block the move. But with a U.S. Supreme Court dominated by conservative Republicans, there’s a strong possibility the Trump administration would prevail.

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

The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti Symptoms Associated with Diabetes

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. I’ve been very hungry recently.

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Someone told me that this is a symptom for diabetes. Is that true?

. An intense hunger is one diabetes

symptom. Here are others: frequent urination, strong thirst, fatigue, unintended weight loss, slow-healing sores, dry and itchy skin, numbness or tingling in your feet, and blurred vision. However, some people with diabetes do not have symptoms. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood sugar. Diabetes can create serious health problems, but diabetics can control the disease. If you have diabetes, your body can’t produce insulin or use it properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps control the sugar in your blood. Insulin is made by the pancreas, a large organ behind the stomach. Your body converts most of the food you eat into a form of sugar called glucose, which is our main source of energy. If your body does not make enough insulin or the insulin doesn’t work the way it should, glucose can’t get into your cells and remains in your blood. High levels of glucose in the blood damage nerves and blood vessels. This can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and lower-limb amputation. More than 18 million Americans have diabetes. About 11 million people 65 years or older suffer from the disease. A small percentage of diabetics have type 1 diabetes, which usually occurs in people under age 30. Diabetics with this form of the disease can not produce insulin. About 90 percent of Americans with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. It is most common in adults over age 40, and the risk of getting it increases with age. With this form of diabetes, the body does not always produce enough insulin or does not use insulin efficiently. Being overweight and inactive increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented in people who are at an increased risk or have pre-diabetes, a condition in which glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes within 10 years and are also more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. A recent study showed that people with pre-diabetes can sharply lower their chances of developing the disease through modest weight loss with diet and exercise. That same study showed that changes in diet and exercise were especially effective in curbing the development of diabetes in older people. In fact, the development of diabetes dropped by 71 percent in adults 60 and older who were enrolled in the study. Because type 2 diabetes is more common in older people, especially in people who are overweight, doctors recommend that anyone 45 years of age or older be tested for diabetes. Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at: fred@healthygeezer.com

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Governor Brown Announces Precision Medicine Advisory Committee SACRAMENTO — Continuing the state’s efforts to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. established the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, Thursday Oct. 5. “California is a world leader in medicine and technology. This committee of experts will help us think through how precision medicine can improve health and health care for Californians,” said Governor Brown. Precision medicine aims to use data-driven tools and analysis to develop new diagnostics, therapies and insights into health and disease. Governor Brown announced the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) in April 2015 as the first-in-the-nation, state-level effort to fund focused precision medicine projects to improve care and treatment for specific diseases. Since the initial launch, CIAPM has supported several demonstration projects, led by California’s renowned academic and medical institutions, which span the disease spectrum –- from childhood cancer to traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis and heart disease. To date, California has invested $13 million out of the total $23 million in allocated state funding for precision medicine. Private companies and foundations have also provided additional funding and donated in-kind support directly to the projects. The committee will advise the Governor’s Office on emerging precision medicine policy issues, such as data sharing and data privacy within and across technology platforms and tools; clinical utility of precision medicine approaches to care; patient and provider engagement and education; and economic impact and sustainability of precision medicine-based treatments. The committee will also provide recommendations on further actions the public and private sectors can take to integrate precision medicine into health care. The advisory committee members appointed by the Governor encompass the range of expertise necessary in precision medicine: biotechnology, technology, health systems, health disparities, population health, cancer, bioinformatics,

ethics, genomics and patient engagement.

Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine Members:

• Tomás J. Aragón, MD, MPH, DrPH, 57, of San Francisco, has been the health officer of the City and County of San Francisco and director of the Population Health Division at the San Francisco Department of Public Health since 2011. • Atul Butte, MD, PhD, 48, of Menlo Park, has been principal investigator of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, director of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences, and Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Francisco since 2015. • John Carpten, PhD, 52, of Los Angeles, has been chair of the Department of Translational Genomics at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and co-director at the University of Southern California Institute for Translational Genomics since 2016. • Jay Gellert, 63, of Woodland Hills, was president and chief executive officer at Health Net Inc. from 1998 to 2016. • Kim Goodwin, 46, of Oakland, has worked with PatientsLikeMe – a social network, decision-support tool and medical research platform dedicated to connecting patients and analyzing patient-shared data – in various capacities since 2011. • Stephen H. Lockhart, MD, MPhil, PhD, 59, of Oakland, has been chief medical officer for Sutter Health since 2015, where he has held several positions, including East Bay regional chief medical officer from 2010 to 2015. • Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD, 59, of Los Angeles, has served as dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2016, where she has served as a faculty member in the departments of Biological Chemistry and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences since 1999. • Mary E. Maxon, PhD, 55, of San Francisco, has been associate laboratory director for biosciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2017, where she was bio-

ddean@echerald.com sciences area principal deputy from 2012 to 2017. • Jessica Mega, MD, MPH, 43, of Portola Valley, has been chief medical officer at Verily Life Sciences since 2015. • Jill P. Mesirov, PhD, MA, 67, of Solana Beach, has been associate vice chancellor for computational health sciences and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine since 2015. • Frederick J. Meyers, MD, 66, of Sacramento, has been associate dean for precision medicine at University of California, Davis Health since 2016, where he has served in several leadership positions since 1992, including chairperson of the Department of Internal Medicine and vice dean of the School of Medicine. • Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, 71, of San Francisco, has been a professor of medicine and director of the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University since 2010. • Hakan Sakul, MS, PhD, 55, of San Diego, has been vice president of diagnostics at Pfizer since 2016, with responsibility for development of companion diagnostics across Pfizer’s pharmaceutical portfolio. • Sue Siegel, MS, 57, of Menlo Park, has been chief executive officer of GE Ventures, General Electric’s growth and innovation business comprised of ventures, licensing and new business creation spanning the health care, energy and transportation industries, since 2012. NOTE: None of the above positions require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Source: Press Release

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 ddean@echerald.com.


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Wisdom for

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 that of His being a refuge to us. Psalm 9:9-10 “Jehovah also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Jehovah, have not forsaken those who seek You.” God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:2-3 Therefore we will not fear when the earth changes, and when mountains are slipping into the heart of the seas. Let its waters roar and foam; let the mountains shake with the swelling of it. Selah.” Hebrews 6:17-20 “In this way desiring to declare more fully to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, God interposed by an oath, so that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us, which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil, where the Forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 4:14-16 “Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” A refuge is a place of safety, we today have wild life refuges which are a place where certain birds and animals can live and not be threatened by certain predators. For the follower of Christ, God and His promises are our refuge. This does not mean that we will always be able to escape the dangers associated with the life surrendered to Jesus but we can have peace and rest in the midst of any trial, difficulty, or suffering that may present itself at any given time. We see the Apostle Peter in the Book of Acts, after being arrested and threatened with execution was able to be sound asleep between 2 guards so that when an angle showed up to set him free, the angle had to shake him to awaken Peter. The Apostle Paul also experienced this place of refuge in some of the most trying times of his ministry. 2Corinthians 4:7-18 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us; in every way having been troubled, but not having been hemmed in; having been perplexed, but not utterly at a loss; having been persecuted, but not having been forsaken; having been thrown down, but not having been destroyed; always bearing about the dying of the Lord Jesus in the body, so that the life of Jesus also might be revealed in our body…. For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For the lightness of our present affliction works out for us a far more excellent eternal weight of glory, we not considering the things which are seen, but the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are not lasting, but the things which are not seen are everlasting.”

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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Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Governing Board and The Heritage of the Americas Museum Celebrate

Ray Padre Johnson and his Gift of ‘The Global Human Family’

Friday, Oct. 7 • El Cajon

OCT. 14 | 9AM-1PM Lakeside Rodeo Grounds Presented by:

Screenings•Flu Shots•Demonstrations Dental/Vision•Pony Rides & Kids’ Activities

KidsCareFest.org | 619-825-5050 Thanks to our event sponsors!

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Submit Your Community Event Do you have an upcoming community event that you would like to see posted on The Herald Community Calendar? Send the Who, What, When, Where, Why and contact information to

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Sycuan Casino Live & Up Close

Upcoming Concerts at Sycuan Casino Live & Up Close The Ohio Players, Friday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m., Tickets: $59-$69 Kim Russo, Sunday Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., Tickets: $49-$59 Travis Tritt Solo Acoustic, Nov. 8 & 9 at 8 p.m., Tickets: $59-$69 Martin Nievera, Saturday Nov. 11 at 6 & 8 p.m., Tickets: $49-$59 Champions of Magic, Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., Tickets: $49-$59 Paperback Writer: The Beatles Experience, Nov. 24 & 25, Tickets: $19-29 San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Presents ‘Jingle’, Saturday, Dec. 2, Tickets $29-$39 Tony Orlando, Dec, 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Tickets: $49-$59


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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan

SDSU’s Offensive Line Honored

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an Diego State football’s offensive line has been named to the Joe Moore Award Mid-Season Honor Roll for its performance through six games this season. The Joe Moore Award Mid-Season Honor Roll includes units that display a high level of toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique, and “finishing.” The Voting Subcommittee uses game film and coach submitted cut-ups on The DragonFly Division I Network as the primary OL Unit evaluation tool. Advanced OL data and statistics are provided by STATS LLC. Despite starting three underclassmen, SDSU’s offensive line has helped the Scarlet and Black average 222.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks 24th in FBS and fourth in the Mountain West. Additionally, the Aztecs have thrown just one interception (fifth nationally) and their four lost turnovers rank ninth in FBS. The group’s effort has paved the way for senior running back Rashaad Penny’s highly successful season. Penny is the nation’s leader in all-purpose yards per game (220.83) and he ranks third nationally with 165.5 rushing yards per game. The Aztecs are one of five programs from a Group of Five school (also No. 25 Navy, Western Michigan, New Mexico and Buffalo) and one of two from the Mountain West (also New Mexico) to appear on the Mid-Season Honor Roll. Ranked 19th in the latest AP poll and 18th in the Amway Coaches Poll, SDSU is off to its first 6-0 start since 1975. It has won eight consecutive games, and is 14-2 in its last 16 games and 27-3 in its last 30. The Aztecs (6-0, 2-0 MW) play host to Boise State (3-2, 1-0 MW) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at SDCCU Stadium.

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 www.themountainfm.com

EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Kids Care Fest at Lakeside Rodeo Grounds offers free health screenings for children The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East Region, will present the 2017 Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented health event open to the public. Featuring free health screenings, Kids Care Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside. Kids Care Fest is an opportunity for children to receive free, potentially life-saving health care screenings, including vision, dental, and wellness checkups. The event also will feature information about health insurance and social services from organizations all over San Diego County, along with free kids fingerprinting and free flu shots (while supplies last). Healthcare partners supporting 2017 Kids Care Fest include Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Borrego Community Health Foundation, University of California at San Diego Eye Mobile for Children, La Maestra Community Health Centers, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Neighborhood Healthcare and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency. Other community partners supporting 2017 Kids Care Fest include El Capitan Stadium Association, Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club of Lakeside, Lakeside Union School District, SanteeLakeside Rotary Club, KUSI-NEWS and 92.1 and Radio Latina 104.5-FM. The San Diego County Herald LLC, publisher of the East County Herald, East County’s only photojournalism publication, is a media sponsor of the 2017 Kids Care Fest. Additional free activities will include rock climbing, inflatable obstacle course and pony rides, along with demonstrations

and displays from law enforcement, including police and fire officials. Also available will be free children’s reading and coloring books (while supplies last). For more information, phone (619) 825‑5050 or visit www.KidsCareFest.org.

Realtors host free shredding, e-waste recycling

Submissions are welcomed for this column. Press releases can be sent to editor@echerald.com

Press releases may be edited due to space considerations.

qualified e-products, contact PSAR by calling (619) 579-0333 or visit www.psar.org.

Pure Bioscience of El Cajon partners with Roka Bioscience

Pure Bioscience of El Cajon has announced it will partner with Roka Bioscience of New Jersey in a combined marketing effort that will expand Pure’s outreach to Roka’s customer The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a base. Roka is a molecular diagnostics company that can test 2,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors, will food and food environments for dangerous pathogens. Pure provide free paper shredding and electronic recycling services makes an antimicrobial product for the food industry. The from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, at PSAR’s East product, called silver dihydrogen citrate or SDC, can reduce County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, El Cajon. The event dangerous pathogens such as salmonella that are often is open to the public. The public is invited to bring boxes present in poultry processing facilities. SDC is colorless, containing personal and confidential information that will be odorless, tasteless, noncaustic, and has been approved by shredded on the spot at no charge in the parking lot of the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in poultry PSAR El Cajon office. Paper documents should be removed processing. from binders prior to shredding; however, staples, paperclips, CDs and floppy discs are okay to be shredded. GET Engineering of El Cajon receives Navy Accepted e-waste items include computers, laptops, notebooks, PDAs, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, contract TVs, monitors, hard drives, keyboards, cell phones, power supplies, landline telephones, mice, cabling, stereos, plasma GET Engineering Corp. of El Cajon has announced it has screens, VCR and DVD players and car batteries. Items not received a U.S. Navy contract for specialized equipment, accepted include kitchen appliances, light bulbs or printer including combat systems interface and steering control toner cartridges. PSAR officials said the recycling event will systems data conversion devices. Work will be performed in help reduce improper and illegal dumping in landfills, and El Cajon. The company said the contract, with an indefinite protect the plant from various toxicities from reaching our delivery and quantity, could be worth up to $13 million soil and environment. Sponsors of the PSAR shredding event over five years. The contract reportedly was not put out for include PSAR, Legacy Escrow, Point Mortgage, Farmers competitive bid because the Navy determined that GET Insurance, Marcco Flood Restoration and Inspection Engineering was the only company that met the technical Perfection. For more event information, including a list of requirements for the equipment.


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WHAT’S UP EL CAJON with Monica Zech

Mark Your Calendar for HauntFest Oct. 20

The 6th Annual “HauntFest on Main” is back: • Date: Friday, Oct. 20 • Time: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. • Location: 200 block of East Main Street in Downtown El Cajon. This fun, family-friendly Halloween-themed event features live music on the Promenade Stage: • 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Stand-Up Guys • 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Amazing 80’s All-Starz Get your costume ready for the fabulous Costume Contests held on the Main Street stage! Other highlights include; carnival rides, crafts, games, car show, Candy Trail, Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, face painting, inflatables for kids, Pumpkin Patch, Ghostbusters and more! This event is presented by the City of El Cajon and the Downtown El Cajon Business Partners. Admission is free, but some of the rides will charge a nominal fee. See how you can get involved with HauntFest - be a vendor, sponsor or volunteer. For more information, please visit www.Hauntfest. org or call (619) 441-1754.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 28

Time to clear out those medicine cabinets! The El Cajon Police Department, working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be hosting a prescription drug drop off site in the parking lot of their police station. • Date: October 28 • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Location: 100 Civic Center Way The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Bring your outdated, unused or unwanted prescription pills, ointments, or liquids; no questions asked! Go to www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov and click “Got Drugs?” for more drop-off locations.

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El Cajon City Council Meetings are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., as needed. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, and to view the full agenda online, please visit www.cityofelcajon.us.

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Honoring Our Veterans Ceremony - Don’t miss the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Downtown El Cajon, hosted by the City of El Cajon and the El Cajon Veterans Commission. This special ceremony is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Plaza, located at 200 Civic Center Way. The community is invited! Please call (619) 441-1754 for more information.

Zech is the Public Information Officer for the City of El Cajon. She can be reached at: mzech@cityofelcajon.us

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