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‘Home of Taylor Guitars’ LAKESIDE — The El Cajon City Council honored it’s own successful hometown and worldwide enterprise, Taylor Guitars, in a lifetime achievement recognition proclaiming Oct 28th, 2016 ‘Taylor Guitars Day.’ In an intimate celebration filled with stories of humble beginnings, selfless service to others, and the many contributions to schools and charities, those in attendance got to experience a backdrop of the critically acclaimed and historical craftsmanship that is exclusively the Taylor Guitars phenomenon. On behalf of the City, the Council gifted a stone monument inscribed with the words, ‘Home of Taylor Guitars’ which was unveiled in a rendering as the grand finale. I was honored to be invited and would not have missed out on the opportunity to, personally, thank them on behalf of our high schools. Kudos to the Mayor, Bill Wells and the City Council for the well-deserved tribute.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Lies, Half-Truths Abound in Proposition Campaigns

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t’s no secret that lies and half-truths are a central part of the ongoing presidential campaign. Entire websites are now devoted to the pursuit of fact-checking Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, with one saying well over half the statements of both are at least half false. There probably should be similar fact-checking for the campaigns around the 17 state propositions on the state’s ballot, on subjects as diverse as pot, pornography, plastic bags and, of course, taxes. Untrue statements abound there, too, both in the official ballot guide received by millions of voters in early October and in the expensive radio and television ad campaigns for those initiatives and the ballot’s lone referendum. Some of the most egregious, obvious and oft-repeated halftruths and exaggerations come in the harsh campaign against Proposition 56, which sees tobacco companies desperately trying to stave off a $2 per pack hike in cigarette taxes, with equivalent increases on other tobacco and nicotine products, from cigars to e-cigarettes. The no-on-56 ads, funded mainly by big tobacco companies like R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA, claim the measure “cheats” schools out of about $600 million per year. The claim stems from current tax formulas giving education the lion’s share of state tax money. But those rules don’t apply to special taxes; they can be designated for specific purposes. The cigarette tax increase would cheat no one out of anything because schools don’t currently get that money and will not whether Prop. 56 passes or not. Which makes this claim a halftruth at best. The anti-56 ads also say most of its money would go to “special interests.” In fact, the vast majority would help Medi-Cal fund health care for the poor, in some ways a logical use of the money because studies show poor people smoke more per capita than the wealthy, and so are afflicted with more tobacco-related health problems. Then there are Props. 65 and 67, about plastic bags. Ballot arguments for 65 and against 67, which seeks to uphold the Legislature’s ban on thin plastic grocery bags, first claim the ban will produce “up to $300 million” in paper bag fees for grocery stores selling them at 10 cents each. But “up to $300 million” is a loose approximation. The actual amount may be five bucks or $290 million, or it may be nothing. The number isn’t exactly a lie, but it’s also not true, say the grocers, who claim they lose money on paper bags, which they say cost them 14 or 15 cents apiece. Again, beware unspecific numbers purveyed in ballot measure advertising. The half-truths around Prop. 58 are different, not involving money. Here, backers of bilingual education seek to overturn the partial ban on this education method, implying in their ballot arguments that bilingualism will teach English to immigrant pupils better than current English immersion classes. But before the 1996 Prop. 227 imposed today’s partial ban on bilingual classes – where students are taught primarily in their native language while also learning English – pupils gained English proficiency more slowly than they have since immersion became prevalent. Even the title of this proposition, placed on the ballot by state legislators, is misleading: “English proficiency” are the title’s first two words, masking the fact that it repeals the requirement that children be taught in English unless their parents sign a form requesting otherwise. Which means the whole campaign for Prop. 58 is based on verbal sleight of hand. The pharmaceutical industry will pour almost as much money into the campaign against Prop. 61 as Big Tobacco has in battling 56. Companies like Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Bayer, Amgen and more are behind ads that claim 61 will actually raise prescription prices. In fact, it would limit state programs like Medi-Cal to paying the same for drugs as the Veterans Administration pays. The presumption behind the ads is that if 61 passes, Big Pharma will raise prices to everyone, including the VA. That’s an untested presumption, with absolutely no evidence to back it up. Put this all together with other ads on still more propositions and Californians are seeing more lies and half-truths this fall than in any election season in memory. “Caveat emptor (let the buyer beware)” is an understatement this year.

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

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Is it my imagination, but am I getting fewer fevers than I did when I was younger?

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The immune system doesn’t function as efficiently in older adults as it does in younger people. The body’s fever response to infection is not always automatic in elderly people. More than 20 percent of adults over age 65 who have serious bacterial infections do not have fevers. This brings us to germs, which are defined as microbes that cause disease. Infectious diseases caused by microbes are the leading cause of death. Microbes are microscopic organisms that are everywhere. Some microbes cause disease. Others are essential for health. Most microbes belong to one of four major groups: bacteria, viruses, fungi, or protozoa. Bacteria are made up of only one cell. Less than 1 percent of them cause diseases in humans. Harmless bacteria live in human intestines, where they help to digest food. Foods such as yogurt and cheese, are made using bacteria. Some bacteria produce dangerous poisons. Botulism, a severe form of food poisoning, is caused by toxins from bacteria. However, several vaccines are made from bacterial toxins. Viruses are among the smallest microbes.They consist of one or more molecules that contain the virus’s genes surrounded by a protein coat. Most viruses cause disease. They invade normal cells then multiply. There are millions of types of fungi. The most familiar ones are mushrooms, yeast, mold, and mildew. Some live in the human body, usually without causing illness. In fact, only about half of all types of fungi cause disease in humans. Penicillin and other antibiotics, which kill harmful bacteria in our bodies, are made from fungi. Protozoa are a group of microscopic one-celled animals. In humans, protozoa usually cause disease. Some protozoa, like plankton, are food for marine animals. Malaria is caused by a protozoan parasite. You can get infected by germs from other people in many different ways, including transmission through the air from coughing or sneezing, direct contact such as kissing or sexual intercourse, and touching infectious material on a doorknob, telephone, automated teller machine or a diaper. A variety of germs come from household pets. Dog and cat saliva can contain any of more than 100 different germs that can make you sick. Mosquitoes may be the most common insect carriers of disease. Mosquitoes can transmit malaria. Fleas that pick up bacteria from rodents can then transmit plague to humans. The tiny deer tick can infect humans with Lyme disease. We become immune to germs naturally and artificially. Before birth, we received natural immunity from our mothers. Once we are exposed to a germ, we develop natural immunity to it from special cells in our immune systems. Artificial immunity can come from vaccines. Most infections caused by microbes fall into three major groups: acute infections, chronic infections and latent infections. The common cold is an acute infection. Hepatitis C, which affects the liver, is a chronic viral infection. Chickenpox is an example of a latent infection that can emerge many years later and causes a disease called “shingles.” Handwashing is a simple and effective way to stop the transmission of germs. Health care experts recommend scrubbing your hands vigorously for at least 15 seconds with soap and water. It is especially important to wash your hands before touching food, after coughing or sneezing, after changing a diaper, and after using the toilet.

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

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

Study Concludes, MS Does Not Raise a Woman’s Risk of Breast Cancer

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ultiple Sclerosis (MS), especially in premenopausal women, does not seem to be associated with breast cancer, as suggested in previous studies, researchers reported. And, they argue, the higher incidences of this cancer in postmenopausal women with MS may be due more to surveillance bias than true risk. The overall risk for cancer in MS patients is generally thought to be lower than in people without this disease, but the risk for certain cancers — like bladder cancer — is known to be higher. But research into a possible link between MS and breast cancer has yielded inconsistent results, and such an association is simply not considered as established or clear. To investigate this risk in premenopausal and postmenopausal women, researchers evaluated data from 19,330 MS patients, included in the Swedish Patient Register between 1968 and 2012, and individually matched with 10 non-MS con-

trols by age, gender, region of residence, and overall health at diagnosis (a total 193,458 controls). Among the MS patients, 87 premenopausal and 384 postmenopausal women subsequently developed breast cancer, while 942 premenopausal and 4,811 postmenopausal women without MS also developed breast cancer. Analyzing these results, researchers found no significant relationship between premenopausal breast cancer and MS, and a “moderately” higher risk (13 percent) among postmenopausal MS patients compared to women serving as postmenopausal controls. The postmenopausal risk of breast cancer also increased (21 percent) in women diagnosed with MS between 1968 and 1980, and in those diagnosed at age 65 or older. But those diagnosed with this cancer at more advanced ages had low tumor stages, implying a surveillance bias, as “MS patients are followed and monitored by medical clinics more frequent and tumors may be detected at an earlier stage,” the researchers wrote. As for those whose MS was diagnosed in the years prior

ddean@echerald.com to 1980, the researchers attributed the increased risk — not seen in other patient groups — to “prevalence cases,” and found the risk “statistically insignificant.” Based on these these findings and arguments, they also concluded: “Some previous studies have reported that the risk of cancer is increased among MS patients who have been treated for their disease. Our results argue against a major influence of MS therapies on risk of breast cancer.”

Source: PLOS One

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 29 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. 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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It’s Nearly Invisible “I knew when I developed a new line of hearing aids that one of the most important requirements would be for the device to be hard for others to see,” said Dr. Cherukuri. “One of the biggest objections people have to wearing a hearing aid is that they are embarrassed. Our design helps people get past this concern.” Digital Hearing Aid Outperforms Competitors The new medical grade hearing aid is called MDHearingAid® AIR. It is sleek, lightweight, and full of the same advanced digital technology found in higher-priced devices, but at a small fraction of the price. “I couldn’t understand why everything in the digital world kept coming down in price, like computers, TVs, and DVD players, but not digital hearing aids,” Cherukuri said. Once the doctor started to realize his dream and was able to produce a device that costs 90% less, the industry was turned upside down.

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Harvest Hoedown

Friends and families, come out and join us for a festive night filled with fun, good, and excitement at the Lakeside Community Center for our 2nd annual Harvest Hoedown! Not only will it be a night of great music and dancing, but will also include a number of fun activities including a photo booth, face painting, musical chairs, and much more. Gather up your best ‘Hoedown’ attire and get ready for a night of some good old fashion family fun with food and refreshments included. Pre-order your tickets for only $3 (or $5 at the door) for a chance to win numerous raffle prizes to be given out throughout the night. Party starts at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Lakeside Community Center (9841 Vine Street, Lakeside 92040). For more information call (619) 443-9176. Hope to see you there!


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Your Community Calendar Firefirefighter Unions, Associations and Police Officers Association Announce Octoberstache 2016 Recipients at Final Fundraiser in Santee SANTEE — We are honored to announce our recipients of Octoberstache 2016. We are proud to have changed many lives with our efforts and have grown year after year. With the group efforts of your local Firefighter Unions and Associations as well as your local Police Officers Associations, we are proud and honored to have chosen your 2016 FD PD Octoberstache Recipients! EL CAJON — On Aug. 15, Heartland Fire & Rescue and AMR responded to an incident in El Cajon. Scott Crummy suffered serious injuries while performing his duty as a Lineman. We consider Scotty one of our Brothers. Linemen protect Police Officers and Firefighters day after day as they lay their lives on the line for us so we may perform our jobs safely. Police Officers and Firefighters will stand IBEW Local 465 by raising funds for Scotty and his family. On July 28, Officer Deguzman was fatally shot while serving his community alongside his partner Officer Irwin who was also shot during a late night stop. These two officers have committed their lives to serve and protect the very neighborhoods they have lived. It is with heavy heart to give our condolences to the Deguzman family. We are raising funds for the San Diego POA benefitting officer Deguzman and Officer Irwin’s families. We will once again do all we can to raise funds for this honorable cause. We are proud to stand side by side with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Along side the P.O.A, IAFFF LOCALS and multiple Fire Associations.

• Our final fundraiser event will be at Pacific Islander Brewery Co in Santee on Nov. 5 from Noon-10 p.m. SANTEE — From Noon-6pm will have kid entertainment which includes a jumpy, face painting, and fun photo booth. After 6pm kids are welcome to stay but there will be live comedians which will have some bad words. -Food vendors -Water/soda will be available for sale -Raffle tickets available for our opportunity drawing -And stick around for our “Fantastical Facial Follicle Award” which will be given to the best mustache. Firefighters/Police and IBEW will be available for interviews both in studio, at a fire station and/or live coverage at our final event.

‘Christmas in Alpine’ Home Tour, Dec. 10

ALPINE — The Alpine Woman’s Club will hold its Eleventh Annual ‘Christmas in Alpine’ Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10am to 3pm. You will have an opportunity to view five stunning country estates, stroll through Kathy and Mario’s quaint and spectacular Alpine Country Garden and Gifts Shop and visit the Alpine Museums decorated in 1800’s Christmas decor. The Historic Town Hall will be open from 1-4pm, where you can view the Dickens Christmas Village on the Town Hall stage. Ticket holders can also enjoy light refreshments and a surprise gift to say thank you for your support. Tour Tickets are $30 prior to Home Tour and $35 at the door. You can pre purchase tour tickets and raffle tickets at several places, The Postal Annex 2710 Alpine Blvd., Dana’s Boutique 2271 Alpine Blvd., and Alpine Garden and Gifts 2442 Alpine Blvd. If you prefer to mail a check please make it payable to Alpine Woman’s Club and send it to Karin Smith – Home Tour Chairperson, 536 Makenna Lane Alpine CA 91901. Tickets are available for pick up and purchase at the Alpine Woman’s Club 2156 Alpine Blvd. on Saturday Dec 10th starting at 9:30am. There will be a selection of handmade gift items available for purchase to make your holiday shopping a breeze and an opportunity drawing for a $500 cash prize. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20. The drawing will be held at the Club House at 3:45pm after the Tour but you do not have to be present to win. Proceeds benefit the Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund and the maintenance of the Historic Town Hall which was built in 1899. They are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. For further information or questions, please contact Karin at (619) 357-5353 or email her at karinshouse64@yahoo.com

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SDSU BEATwith Steve Dolan

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an Diego State University is offering a one-day workshop that will enable participants to use an innovative handson approach to understanding, designing and delivering events through a strategic management template for developing new or documenting existing events and conference models. The #EventCanvas course is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and features a proven method, used by leading organizations such as the United Nations, International Olympic Committee, and Internet Society as a visual strategic management template for developing new innovations based on stakeholder needs. Instructor Theresa Breining is a principal with Breining Group LLC, whose focus is facilitating, training, and consulting in the meeting industry. She has been included several times as one of the “Most Influential People in the Meeting Industry” and was inducted into the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders in 2010 in recognition of her lifetime of leadership. The #EventCanvas enables teams within organizations to align their activities by illustrating the potential trade-offs of their events and getting leadership aligned with the jobs to be done by the event. Building a thorough event model canvas can be achieved through a sequential, 10-step methodology that employs a range of visual thinking techniques, including empathy mapping, experience journey, and instructional design modelling. #EventCanvas is available for download at EventCanvas.org Course Objectives: Understand event model canvas methodology and templates to visually articulate the value of an event, align stakeholders and consciously design events that matter • Experience the value and persuasiveness of a visual strategy for an event Create, design and prototype new events using the canvas Cost of the SDSU event is $209. For details and registration, email cesmep@sdsu.edu, call (619) 594-1138, or visit neverstoplearning. net/meeting. 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.

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 Sycuan Resort to Host East County Chamber’s First Friday Breakfast The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will hold its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at Sycuan Golf Resort, 3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon. Sycuan Casino is the breakfast sponsor. Speakers will include representatives from Sycuan Casino, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and the Mother Goose Parade. Also speaking will be California Sen. Joel Anderson. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person for members with RSVP, $25 per person for guests with RSVP and $30 per person at the door without reservations. For more information and to RSVP, contact info@eastcountychamber.org, or (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.

Realtors Announce East County Candidate Endorsements The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors, has released its list of endorsed candidates vying for seats in East County city and special district election races in November. PSAR operates an office and conference center in El Cajon at 1150 Broadway. PSAR is endorsing the following: Star Bales, Steve Goble, Ben Kalasho, Bob McClellan, El Cajon City Council; Kristine Alessio and Colin Parent, La Mesa City Council; George Gastil for Lemon Grove Mayor, Jerry Selby for Lemon Grove City Council. In addition, PSAR is endorsing both City of Santee mayoral candidates, Rob McNelis and John Minto, as well as Mason Herron for Santee City Council. Also, PSAR has endorsed Virginia Hall for a seat on the Grossmont

Healthcare District. PSAR, founded in 1928, offers educational training, advocacy and other services and resources to its realtor and affiliate members. For more information, visit www.PSAR.org.

Senator Joel Anderson sets date for Legislative Open House California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) will host his annual Legislative Open House from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Toyota of El Cajon, 965 Arnele Ave., El Cajon. The free event is an opportunity for Anderson and his staff to meet with constituents and hear ideas on new legislation for 2017. All attendees will receive a 2016 legislative update and an opportunity to submit ideas to improve state government. Anderson says several of the bills he has introduced in the past originated from suggestions by attendees to this annual event. Donated hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by local businesses and community partners. To RSVP, contact Anderson’s El Cajon district office at (619) 596-3136, or visit www. senate.ca.gov/anderson. “My top priority is making government work for you,” Anderson said. “This event gives me an opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about their opinions and legislative ideas. Forty to 60 percent of the bills I introduce come from the people I serve. I want to hear directly from you, about your concerns and your ideas for improving state government.” Anderson’s 38th Senate district in the California Legislature includes Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Borrego Springs and Fallbrook. He was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006 and to the State Senate in 2010.

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Southern California Challenge Walk MS is this weekend The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Pacific South Coast Chapter in San Diego will host its 15th annual Southern California Challenge Walk MS, a three-day, 50-mile walk, Nov. 4-6. About 250 people are expected to walk the route along San Diego’s coastline, from Carlsbad to Downtown San Diego. National MS Society officials said the walkers are expected to raise about $700,000 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. Walkers will include people living with MS, as well as friends and family members of people who have MS. The fundraiser will begin at the Flower Fields at 8 a.m. on Friday morning, Nov. 4, and will end around noontime on Sunday, Nov. 6 in Downtown San Diego. The route is 20 miles the first two days, and 10 miles the third day. The minimum donation required to walk is $2,500 per person, which includes overnight hotel accommodations, meals and entertainment. Lunches are included along the route. Breakfast and dinner meals are provided at the host hotel. The fundraising minimum for walkers between ages 10 to 17 is $1,500. Walkers must be at least 10 years old to walk. The donation minimum for first-time walkers also is $1,500. An additional registration fee is $75 per walker. Event information is available at www.myMSchallenge. com, or phone Tiffany Lynch, director, Walk MS and emerging events, at (760) 448-8435. Local sponsors include UltraStar Cinemas, Albertsons and Veg Fresh Farms, a supplier of fresh produce to consumers, foodservice operators and retailers.


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