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Huckabee Tours Border and Attends Political Fundraiser

Right: Huckabee was presented a gift from Assemblyman candidate Mike Harrison (above, far right) symbolizing East County: rustic, but also patriotic and God-fearing.

ALPINE — Former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter and his lovely wife, Lynne, (above) hosted a political fund-raiser in their Alpine home for Assemblyman hopeful Mike Harrison, Saturday, Oct. 10. In attendance was former Arkansas Governor, Fox News host and current U.S. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (far right) with Viejas Tribal Councilman Adrian M. Brown (immediate right) and his wife Fawn Lily Brown (pictured right, center), among a full house of Harrison supporters. Huckabee also toured the Mexico border with Hunter during his East County visit.

On The Cover ALPINE — Saturday, Oct. 10 United States Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (cover, left) was one of the guests of honor at a fund-raiser for California Assemblyman hopeful Mike Harrison (cover, right) at the home of former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter and his wife Lynne Hunter. From right: United States Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Roger Garay and California Assemblyman hopeful Mike Harrison attend a fundraiser for Harrison hosted by former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter and his wife, Lynne.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias

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Tail Wags Dog Again as Election Season Begins in Earnest


Four Hundred Ten-Acre Open Space Acquisition in East County Helps Meet Regional Environmental Conservation Goals Land Contains Valuable Wildlife Habitat LAKESIDE — Collaboration between the Endangered Habitats Conservancy, SANDAG, and the U.S. Department of Defense has resulted in the preservation of a 410-acre property in East County that’s home to valuable habitat and wildlife, including a robust population of the threatened coastal California gnatcatcher. The property – known as Lakeside Downs – is located west of State Route 67 (SR 67) in the unincorporated Lakeside area, just outside of Santee’s conservation boundaries and about three miles from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. Previously proposed for a 140-home development, Lakeside Downs contains high-value coastal sage scrub habitat and extensive stands of spiny redberry, host plant for the rare Hermes Copper Butterfly. The property is strategically located, helping to close gaps between lands that are conserved or proposed for conservation. Through its TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP), SANDAG contributed $4 million toward the $8 million acquisition. The TransNet EMP is funded by the regional halfcent sales tax for transportation approved by voters countywide in 2004. Through this awardwinning program, SANDAG goes above and beyond what is required by law to support environmental conservation and restoration to offset the effects

of transportation projects. Savings from prudent management of the EMP has recently allowed SANDAG to provide $20 million in grants to various agencies, such as the Endangered Habitats Conservancy, to acquire key habitat. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) also contributed $4 million toward the acquisition cost under its Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program. According to the DOD, REPI is “a key tool for combating encroachment that can limit or restrict military training, testing, and operations.” The Lakeside Downs acquisition preserves important habitat beyond the boundary of MCAS Miramar for the California gnatcatcher, which is federally listed as a threatened species. By doing so, the acquisition reduces on-station conservation pressures and restrictions on military readiness training. “Lakeside Downs is the 34th open space acquisition that SANDAG has helped to complete through the TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program. Thanks to the voterapproved TransNet program, we’ve preserved nearly 3,800 acres of important natural resources to date,” SANDAG Chair and Santee Councilmember Jack Dale said. “The Lakeside Downs acquisition is another example of SANDAG following through with its

commitment to voters to make environmental protection a key priority in the region.” The Endangered Habitats Conservancy (EHC) worked together with all the partners to put together the acquisition and is now the owner and manager of the land. EHC’s mission is to acquire, manage, monitor, and maintain land in California for habitat protection and restoration, agricultural preservation, and other conservation purposes. Incorporated in 2005, EHC currently manages approximately 5,000 acres of conserved lands. “We all share a responsibility to preserve the unique natural resources and landscapes of our home. But it is not really “ours.” We are temporary caretakers,” Michael Beck, Executive Officer of the Endangered Habitats Conservancy, said. “Conservation of the Lakeside Downs property moves us closer to meeting that aspiration and ensuring that the globally significant ecosystems of San Diego County and Southern California will persist into the future.” The Conservancy purchased Lakeside Downs from Helix 1960, Ltd. and Helix Land Co., Ltd. It closed escrow on the property on August 30, 2015. SANDAG and the Department of the Navy, on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps, hold conservation easements over the property, ensuring long-term preservation.

here has been a lot of loud talk and hyperbole during the preliminaries to next year’s presidential election. But with the political season now on in earnest, it’s fast becoming clear that for the 11th consecutive presidential election, the tail will be wagging the dog. It is partly because of laziness and selfishness by California legislators that this state will again have little or no voice in the choosing of either party’s candidate for president or vice president. Yet, the next president’s actions will be crucial for California in areas from oil drilling to abortion to the choice of new Supreme Court justices who will rule for many years on the legality of this state’s ballot initiatives and other laws. Plus, when the primary season ends, with the nominees chosen, once again California won’t matter. That’s because this state is taken for granted by Democrats and essentially forfeited by Republicans. California has not gone Republican in a presidential election since 1988, when George H.W. Bush succeeded by using his reputation here as Ronald Reagan’s sidekick. Of course, some Californians will have a voice. Those will be the very rich. And they may be heard louder than anyone else, anywhere, or so the most recent official political donation numbers suggest. As of the last reporting date, the Federal Elections Commission reported, Californians had contributed $12.8 million to the flood of candidates traversing the state during spring and summer. Those California bucks accounted for 16 percent of all donations, compared with New York and Texas at 13 percent each. None of the three states will have a primary that matters, nor will any of them be seriously contested a year from November. Those numbers, of course, represent only dollars given directly to candidates, not funds raised by supposedly independent political action committees that often end up spending far more than the candidates. The most popular candidate, by far, among California moneybags has been Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state. She had pocketed more than $8 million in direct donations, almost two out of every three dollars raised here. That’s still only about onesixth of her total haul. Others doing well here included Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now a dropout, both of whom netted about 22 percent of their funds here. The many millions raised here have little to do with ordinary Californians or their concerns. But if candidates were forced to campaign here, rather than spending the vast majority of their time in far less populous places like Iowa and New Hampshire, they would have to deal with what matters here. The fact they don’t is the fault of legislators, who fear a very early California primary election because it would force them to alter their schedules, declare for office months earlier than today’s mid-March deadline and begin raising money early. That happened to them several times during the 1990s and 2000s, when California held primaries in February and March. No, the state never voted first; rules of both major parties forbid that. But it did have major influence. In 2008, for example, Clinton’s California win extended her campaign three months longer than it otherwise would have gone. But California lawmakers couldn’t be bothered this year. They threw in the towel two years ago on making any effort to hold the state’s primary earlier than June. The last time a primary staged that late had any influence was in 1972, when Democrat George McGovern used a California win to snare his party’s nomination. But there were fewer than one-third as many primaries and caucuses then as now, most states’ national convention delegations controlled by party bosses. The latest figures show the three most influential early states are not even among the top 20 in providing money to candidates. Rather, it is largely be California money that funds the efforts by the candidates in those places. If this sounds wrong, it is. So tell your local assembly member or state senator. Only they can fix this, and right now they have no incentive at all to empower their constituents.

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

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I’m 78 and I’m forgetting things more often now. Should I be worried?


. For starters, worrying is a waste of time. If you think your forgetfulness is the sign of the onset of Alzheimer’s, get to a doctor for a check-up. The scary truth is that Alzheimer’s begins with difficulty remembering the familiar—people, things, events. Or, you start having trouble doing simple arithmetic in your head. These annoyances are common to seniors with healthy brains, so most of us don’t get too worked up over them. But, as Alzheimer’s progresses, it can make people forget how to brush their teeth or change channels on a TV. And it gets worse until patients require complete care. So, when should you go to your doctor to discuss your memory lapses? That’s a personal judgment call. I’ve found that I can’t remember the names of movie stars and ballplayers the way I used to. I attribute this to what I call the “overloaded filing cabinet.” As we get older, we accumulate so many memories that it’s impossible to find the one we want. Full Service Salon I’m not sufficiently concerned about my memory difficulties to mention them to my doctor. But if you are concerned, get tested. The available tests include a thorough physical, neurological, and psychiatric evaluation. A medical history will probably be taken. This history includes information about use of medicines, diet and past medical conditions. Blood and urine tests may be done. There are also mental tests of memory, problem-solving and language. A brain CT scan could be ordered. If you’re having some memory lapses, go to the doctor with a positive attitude. The fact is that many different medical conditions may cause Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. Some of these medical conditions may be treatable. You could be suffering from the effects of a high fever, dehydration, poor nutrition, reactions to medicines, thyroid problems or a minor head injury. And then there are those pesky emotions. Feeling sad, lonely, worried, or bored can affect people facing retirement or coping with the death of a loved one. Adapting to change can make you forgetful. There are benefits to an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Knowing early helps patients and their families plan for the future. It gives them time to discuss care while the patient can still participate in decisions. Early diagnosis also offers the best chance to treat the symptoms of the disease. Today, some people with Alzheimer’s are given drugs to treat some of the disease’s symptoms. Scientists are working to develop new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s. Although research is helping us learn more about the disease, we still do not know what causes Alzheimer’s, and there is no cure. Ask The Healthy Geezer a question at:


Living with MS with Dee Dean

Study Provides Insight Into Pain in The Brain hronic pain results from disease or trauma to the nervous system. Damaged nerve fibres with heightened responses to normal stimuli send incorrect messages to pain centers in the brain. This phenomenon, called “peripheral and central sensitization” is one of the key mechanisms involved in the condition which touches people with diabetes, cancer, and those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, among others. The study, published in the Sept. issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, provides insights into the role of the hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels, which control the transmission of pain

cortex (ACC), identified as the most consistently stimulated region in pain processing. “We were able to show that reducing hyperexcitability of the ACC by blocking the HCN channels had analgesic effects -- basically the feelings of pain were dramatically decreased. Our study has revealed one important mechanism linking chronic pain to abnormal activity of the ACC and it provides a cellular and molecular explanation for the overstimulation of neurons in the prefrontal cortex. This gives us new perspectives on therapeutic strategies that could target the HCN channels to help relieve chronic pain,” says Dr. Philippe Séguéla, Professor in the department of Neurology & Neurosurgery and senior author

signals to a particular region of the brain, the anterior cingular

of the study. Recent neuroimaging


ies investigating the role of the prefrontal regions of the brain in neuropathic pain have shown how emotional, psychological and cognitive factors can influence pain perception. “The ACC has been shown to be a key centre to cognitive functions linked to memory and affective functions involved in feelings and emotions. We know that patients who suffer from chronic pain experience impairment of their working memory, difficulties focusing on certain tasks and may suffer from depression and anxiety. Our findings open new doors to research possible treatment of these debilitating symptoms that are linked to chronic pain.” says Dr. Séguéla. Source: McGill University Health Centre, The Journal of Neurosciences

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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East County Represents at CYE Pageant

Kathy Foster for The East County Herald

SAN DIEGO COUNTY — Many East County young ladies competed for the crown of Council for Youth Empowerment (CYE) at the 11th Miss California State Finals Scholarship Pageant. CYE is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity organization providing amazing opportunities for outstanding young women. CYE’s Miss California State Finals Scholarship Pageant awards over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes annually. Four lucky delegates were crowned last weekend among a field of 68 competitors. Crowned for 2016: Pre Teen Angel Soliven, 11, (upper, right) who attends Wayne Ruble Middle School. (Pictured above) Junior Teen Cheryl Krueger, 15, is dual enrolled in Grossmont College and home schooled; Teen Heather Gordon, 17, attends Julian Charter Academy and Miss Kayla Hoppe, 21, attends California State University San Marcos.

Miss Rancho San Diego Jessica Besaw (left) and Miss Alpine Taylor Zeno (right) tied for Miss Congeniality.

Wisdom for

EVERYDAY with PastorLIFE Drew


A Day in the Life of Jesus the Messiah PART XXVIII

reetings, precious p e o p l e. 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 two of four events that occurred one day in the life of Jesus. Mark 10:1-16 “Then He arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He taught them again. The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him. And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, ‘and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter. So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” Then they brought young children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them.” The first event is the religious group the Pharisees coming to Jesus questioning Him about divorce trying to trap Him while He was teaching the multitudes. Jesus set these religious leaders straight concerning the issue of divorce. From the beginning it was never God’s plan for a man and woman to divorce, rather to remain married until death. God makes His will known very clearly concerning divorce, Malachi 2:14-16 “Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant. But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. “For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence,” says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.” It is quite significant what follows this discourse on divorce, parents bring their children to Jesus for Him to lay His hands upon them and bless them. Often the greatest tragedy of divorce is the affect it has upon children, their lives are devastated and they suffer tremendously when their mother and father divorce. Two things I want you to glean from this Jesus blessing of the children, first, as a parent, bringing your children to Jesus through prayer for Him to bless them is one of the greatest things a parent can do. The second thing is to realize who it was that were bringing their children to Jesus, it was both fathers and mothers. Most when this account is mentioned the picture of mothers bringing their children to Jesus is what comes to mind, but the Greek word that is used tells us it was both fathers and mothers that brought their children to Jesus. Dear precious parents, please regularly take your children to Jesus in prayer asking Him to lay His hands upon them and bless them. My wife and I did this nearly everyday of our children’s lives and we still do as they are now adults. There is a very tragic thing that happened when these parents brought their children to Jesus, His disciples tried to stop the parents from doing this. This is one of the gravest errors the disciples made during their time with Jesus. It is a horrible thing for anyone to hinder children from coming to Jesus yet we see many parents, schools, and society in general doing this on an increasing degree.

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

OCT. 15-21, 2015


Viejas Casino & Resort Opens Expanded Casino With 1,000 New Slots

ALPINE — At midnight, Oct. 9, Viejas Casino & Resort officially opened the newly expanded section of their gaming floor, including the addition of 1,000 all new slot machines. The 15,000 square foot expansion includes a new state-of-the-art promotion stage and open access to an ultramodern escalator bank that leads to their new hotel tower, opening later this month. “This marks the first step in our most ambitious plan of growth to date,” said Viejas Tribal Chairman Robert Welch. “The ongoing development of Viejas continues to resonate in many positive ways for the San Diego area, both economically and in establishing a strong foundation for the future of our culture.” Thousands of guests were in attendance for the opening of the expanded casino. VIP guests were treated to a preview earlier in the evening, which included entertainment and complimentary hors d-oeuvres. On October 30, the central feature of the year-long development culminates with the grand opening of Viejas’ second luxury hotel tower. The event will commence with a ribbon cutting ceremony, which features a thrilling tightrope performance by Tino Wallenda of the world-famous Flying Wallendas. The new hotel tower will then be opened for guest tours.

Regarding the opening of the casino expansion, General Manager Chris Kelley stated, “This enhancement of Viejas Casino is the result of the hard work and commitment of hundreds of team members and skilled workers, dedicated to producing an outstanding experience for all of our guests.” Since the opening of of their first hotel tower in 2013, Viejas Casino & Resort has been awarded AAA Four Diamond status consistently every year. Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, the AAA Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort features world-class gaming with thousands of slot

machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and during winter Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 99 luxury rooms and 29 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area.


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The 33rd Annual Pro-Am Classic Breaks Records EL CAJON — Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) announes the Pro-Am Golf Classic, held Friday, Sept. 25 at Sycuan Resort, broke records and raised $54,500 for the programs and services provided by Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) that supports infants, adolescents and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Golf Classic was sponsored by The Kerr Family Foundation, The Verbeck Foundation and The Carlson Family. Other major sponsors included: Chris and Karen Hinman, Sycuan Casino, Quick Dry Flood Services, Torrey Pines Bank, Hanken Cono Assad & Co., Inc., and California Bank & Trust. The tournament included 18 holes of golf, craft beers on course donated by Twisted Manzanita, Fall Brewery and Monkey Paw, contests such as the Marshmallow Drive and a Hole-In-One sponsored by John Hine Mazda; an evening program with dinner, awards, opportunity drawings, and silent auction. Trophies and prizes were awarded to the top three scoring teams, and PGA professionals competed for a share of a $5,000 purse generously sponsored by The Kerr Family Foundation. On behalf of the individuals HGH serves, they thank all those who volunteered their time, donated resources, and participated in the tournament. The continued generosity is what allows HGH to pursue their goals and fulfill their mission, “To Improve the Lives of Those We Serve.”

“To Improve The Lives of Those We Serve.” – HGH mission statement. Photos Courtesy Home of Guiding Hands

First Place Winners – Team Boelk Photos Courtesy Home of Guiding Hands



Kiwanis Club of Alpine

Soapbox Derby

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25th Charity Golf Tournament Thursday, October 8 • Sycuan Golf Resort Torrie Ann Needham/The East County Herald See more photos at



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Hering Cup

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UP AGAINST ITBuska with S.


The light touch

arn. I should’ve paid extra and got the one with the automatic light settings. I wouldn’t be sitting here looking at a page that turns darker, then lighter, but is never quite right. I have twenty-four choices on a sliding scale from bright to dim. Shedding light on an e-book page isn’t easy, if you want to get it right. If you don’t have an e-book, read on. . . You’ve seen people with e-books, those flat pieces of plastic with all the books b e t w e e n their covers. The covers are melded together so to get to the books, you have to tap or swipe at the right place. You know what tapping is. “Swiping,” well, that’s stealing, right? But now it’s also “moving one’s finger across a touchscreen to activate a function,” according to Google. I was excited about getting the Kindle PaperWhite e-book with its built-in light and touchscreens. No more setting my Kindle aside in a dark restaurant; no more sore thumbs from pressing the page turner at the side of my old e-book over and over. Automatic light setting

seemed like overkill and the PaperWhite was cheaper so that’s what I bought. I’m paying for it now. Ohmigosh. This new Kindle is totally different than my old one. Instead of a list of my books, the PaperWhite shows pictures of three covers. To see the rest of your books, you have to tap the page in the right place with the right amount of pressure and yay! It’s a list! About ten taps is my average for getting to the list. Then I have to start swiping to get to the rest of the list. Swiping

tiny. And then there are the light settings— non-automatic light settings. “In brightly lit rooms, use a high setting,” it says on the screen. Huh? Why not a low setting if the room is brightly lit? And “Use a low setting for dark rooms.” A dim light in a dark room? Contrary as I am, sitting in the dim evening light on the patio, I set the light to high. The page was kind’a hard to read so I tapped the light bulb icon at the top and waited for the sliding scale. I tried a lower setting. Better, but not good so I ramped it down to the lowest setting. Now it was way too dim. Like Goldilocks, I went to the middle and it was just right. Aren’t you glad you don’t have an e-book?

““In brightly lit rooms, use a high setting,” it says on the screen. Huh? Why not a low setting if the room is brightly lit? “ for me is like taking a chance on the lottery. Every now and then, I get lucky. A great feature of the Kindle is that it remembers where you left off reading and opens to that page. Supposed to. Mine must have a ghost lurking under its covers because half the time it opens way ahead of where I left off. Sometimes I accidentally brush my fingers across the part of the page that takes you backward or jumps ahead or brings up font choices and changes the font to HUGE or

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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OCT. 15-21, 2015

At SDSU, Learn to Teach English Worldwide

f you would like to broaden your world and teach English overseas, San Diego State University offers a program through its American Language Institute that prepares novice instructors for this exciting adventure. The popular 130-hour Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate program will take place weekdays, 8 am-4:30 pm, Jan. 19-Feb. 12; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 pm, Feb. 2-April 21. “The mentorship and the opportunity to learn in an environment filled with students from all over the world was wonderful,” said program graduate Safiyah Abdul-Kabir. “The program more than exceeded my expectations and I have recommended it to people wanting to attain their certification.” Added program graduate Zachary York: “During the time I spent at SDSU’s American Language Institute, I discovered the intersection of my passions and education. I embarked on my journey not knowing where I would land; sights set on using my skill set to better the world. ALI has given me the keys to the kingdom and the ability to unlock the potential of my abilities. I have found what I am to do; what makes my heart sing.” More than 700 graduates

have been employed in 40-plus countries with the help of this ALI program that combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience and worldwide job placement assistance. Cost of the program is $2,725. For more information, visit or email jgreeno@mail.sdsu. edu. This is an SDSU Research Foundation program through the ALI, a division of SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. SDSU’s College of Extended Studies reaches out to San Diego, the nation, and the world with a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities, and more than 50 certificate programs for career advancement. Topics range from contract management, construction, and craft beer, to grant writing, marketing, and human resources. And many programs are available online. The CES also offers one of the largest ESL programs in the U.S. through the American Language Institute; and university-quality courses to students age 50 and better through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Other opportunities include seminars, study abroad, corporate education and access to regular SDSU classes through Open University. For more information or to register, visit or call (619) 265-7378 (SDSU).

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

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East County Herald is sponsor of La Mesa La Mesa Chamber members to attend Chamber’s `Fall Fest’ at Grossmont photography exhibit reception Center La Mesa photographer Sandy Small will present The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will present its first-ever “Fall Fest,” a free music entertainment event, from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 16, and from noon to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, in the Macy’s parking lot, next to Hooleys Irish Pub. The East County Herald has been named Community Relations Sponsor of the event. Chamber officials said the event will blend the best of country and rock and roll music. Entertainers on Friday night will include The Ideas Rock & Roll Trio starting at 4 p.m. and the Cartune Dogs starting at 7 p.m. Entertainers on Saturday will include The Ideas starting at noontime and country western singer Brent Payne and his band starting at 7 p.m. At the event’s beer garden, sponsor Samuel Adams will give away hats and sponsor a beer stein hoisting contest. Prizes will be awarded to the strongest and those that can hold their stein the longest. The event will include a drawing to win $45,000 toward the purchase of a Chrysler automobile, plus $12,600 to pay for the car’s federal taxes. Entrants must be legal residents and over 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. No purchase is necessary to enter to win. In addition to the East County Herald, other event sponsors include Sycuan Casino as presenting sponsor, Barona Resort & Casino as supporting sponsor and Viejas Casino & Resort as entertainment sponsor. For more event information, visit the Chamber website,, or call the Chamber office (619) 465-7700.

largest single-day blood drives in the nation. Over the past 36 years, the Chargers Drive has collected more than 72,000 pints of blood. This year’s Chargers Drive XXXVII, presented by “Favorite Images,” an exhibit of 18 past and present San Diego County Credit Union, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., photographs shot over the past four decades, from Oct. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Town and Country Resort 12 to Nov. 29 at the All The Perks Expresso Café, 8046 Hotel & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle South, in La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, in the La Mesa Springs shop- San Diego¹s Mission Valley area. To make an appointping center in the Vons shopping center. Small said the ment today to donate blood on Nov. 24, visit www.SanDimages, including portraits and outdoor scenes, are, or call (800) 4-My-SDBB (469-7322). favorite shots that have been on display at her home. This year’s collection goal is 1,200 pints. The café is open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Sundays. An opening reception for the photography exhibit will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at All The Perks Expresso Cafe. The reception will be The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Pacific combined with a mixer attended by members of the South Coast Chapter will host its 33rd annual Bike MS La Mesa Chamber of Commerce. To RSVP for both the Bay to Bay Tour, a cycling fundraiser to be held Saturreception and mixer, send an e-mail to rsvp@lamesa- day and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18. or call (619) 465-7700, or visit www.LaMeAbout 2,000 riders will raised an expected $2.4 lion in donations for MS research and programs and services for people affected by MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Cyclists will include people living with MS, as well as friends and The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) recently family members of people who have MS. awarded a $30,000 grant to the San Diego Blood Bank The fundraiser will feature four different cycling (SDBB). The grant will assist the SDBB in its year- rides of 25, 100, 125 and 150 miles, plus a virtual fundround efforts to serve as the primary supplier of blood raising ride with riders on stationary bicycles watchto the majority of hospitals in San Diego County. ing a video of the route on a big screen. A two-day, 100-, The GHD grant will support several SDBB pro- 125 or 150-mile ride will feature a route from Irvine to grams, including support of the Blood Bank’s annual Carlsbad on Saturday, Oct. 17, followed by a 50-mile day-long Chargers Drive, the community’s longest- ride from Carlsbad to San Diego Bay on Sunday, Oct. running, life-saving event of the year and one of the 18.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts cycling fundraiser

Grossmont Healthcare District supporting Chargers Drive XXXVII


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

Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda | Thursday, October 22, 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


Call to Order


Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call of Members

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Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements Approval of Minutes September 24th, 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 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. 1.

Organized / Special Presentations Alpine Boulevard Streetscape Improvements Project:

i Background: The project proposes to provide streetscape improvements for safe and contiguous pedestrian travel along Alpine Boulevard from Tavern Road to approx. 250 feet east of Rock Terrace Road in the Alpine Community Planning Area. Project improvements include installation of limited sections of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and retaining walls; installation of pedestrian bridges to span drainage areas; and installation of a storm drain pipe beneath a section of the existing paved road. Project improvements also include the replacement of some existing driveway sections and installation of permeable parking pavers in select areas. The project will be constructed in phases. ii For this meeting Michael Long from the Department of Public Works will make a presentation to the group regarding the staff proposals for this project. Presentation, Discussion & Action. H. Group Business: 1. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action. I.

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

O. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Announcement of Meetings: Alpine Community Planning Group – December 10th, 2015 ACPG Subcommittees – TBD Planning Commission – November 13th, 2015 Board of Supervisors – October 27th & 28th and November 17th & 18th 2015


Adjournment of Meeting



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