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Local Navy Man Makes Holidays A Whole Lot Brighter

SANTEE — For five years Michael Balazs (right), on active duty with the US Navy, decorates his house in a most unusual way. He puts up 28,000 Christmas lights (LEDs this year) and synchronizes them to eight familiar melodies. The music is simulcast on 98.5 FM radio. There is a speaker for those who don’t have a radio.

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• Carol of the Bells 2 (differ‑ ent version than below) • Let it Go • Little Drummer Boy • A Mad Russian Christmas • The Christmas Can-Can • Wizards In Winter • Carol of the Bells Music changes from time to time. All of the above can be seen and listened to on The Her‑ ald’s Webite. Visit www.echer‑ ald.com. Balazs does the light show in memory of his father who passed away from cancer in 2009. Christmas was his father’s favorite time of year. Follow‑ ing his death, Balasz knew this would make him look down and smile. Balazs began doing his Christ‑ mas Light Show five years ago. The display has grown from 32 Channels to 478 Channels of Christmas Lights. He does

this to bring awareness to the American Cancer Society and to accept donations on their behalf. Recently, Balazs received an Outstanding Community Ser‑ vice Award from Senator Joel

El Cajon Police Department Holiday Storefront at Parkway Plaza EL CAJON ‑— For the ninth consecutive year, the El Cajon Police Department Holiday Storefront returns to Parkway Plaza in El Cajon during the month of Decem‑ ber. This unique police storefront has been a popular place to visit during a hectic day of shopping. There’s nothing to buy, but much to see and learn about holiday and yearround safety from the Police, Fire, and Recreation Depart‑ ments. The Police Storefront will be located inside the mall, just west of the carousel. The storefront will be open seven days a week from Dec. 16-31, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the hours will be from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, (closed December 25). This Holiday Storefront is a great opportunity to talk with the officers, see some great law enforcement displays, including a Vintage 1942 El Cajon Police vehicle, and pick up some great safety materials for you and your family. This includes information about safety in and around the home, fire safety, and earthquake and El Niño prepared‑ ness. This storefront provides a greater connection with the public and enhances police presence at the mall. Happy and safe holidays!

Anderson for his light display. Display hours are: Sunday – Thursday 530-10 Friday – Saturday 530-11. The location is: 9773 Roe Dr. in Santee. Enjoy!

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Trio Chosen For College District’s Annual ‘Classified Employee Excellence Award’ EL CAJON — A tutoring spe‑ cialist, an audio-visual equipment tech and a campus parking staffer are this year’s picks as the top noninstructional employees in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Commu‑ nity College District. Cuyamaca College Tutoring Center Specialist Veronica NievesCortez, District Services Campus and Parking Services Specialist Tiffany Hungerford and Gross‑ mont College Senior Instructional Media Services Technician David Steinmetz received trophies and warm praise at this month’s Gov‑ erning Board meeting as the 2015 recipients of the Chancellor/Clas‑ sified Senate Award. “The dedication these classi‑ fied employees have demonstrated toward their colleges and the dis‑ trict as a whole is greatly appreci‑ ated,” Chancellor Cindy L. Miles said. “The role they play in this district’s mission of serving stu‑ dents is absolutely critical. Our faculty and administrators depend on the skills and knowledge of the support staff to keep the entire operation running smoothly.” In addition to an engraved, acrylic trophy, the classified staff members were awarded $250 Barnes & Noble gift certifi‑ cates and a lunch with Miles and Governing Board President Bill Garrett. The competition for the

prestigious awards was especially tough this year, with a record number of submissions received by the Classified Senate Executive Board. “As support staff, classified employees often work behind the scenes in our collective mis‑ sion to serve students, and this is an opportunity to applaud them for their invaluable efforts,” said Yvette Macy, District Services Clas‑ sified Senate president and chair of the districtwide award review committee.

Veronica Nieves-Cortez

Cuyamaca College Dean of Learning and Tech. Resources Kerry Kilber Rebman, who nomi‑ nated Nieves-Cortez for the award, describes her as “consistently proactive” in helping to keep the college’s multiple tutoring centers running smoothly. In addition to coordinating the operations of the college’s main tutoring center, she also oversees the lab tutoring for students in Computer Information Systems, Computer-aided Design and Drafting, Cisco and Graphic Design. For the past year and a half, she also took on the coordi‑ nation of the STEM Achievement Center, which provides tutoring for students in science, technology, engineering and math classes. Part of Nieves-Cortez’s job is

Above: Veronica Nieves-Cortez; Below: Tiffany Hungerford at work.

On The Cover LAKESIDE — San Diego Down Syndrome held their annual “Special Treasures” Christmas Party, Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Funbelieveable in Lakeside. The kids and families enjoyed food, drinks, open gym, raffles and a special visit from Santa himself. San Diego Down Syndrome .org is dedicated to supporting children and families with Down Syndrome.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias

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adillacs have never been less popular. President Obama just signed legislation that will delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac” tax, which will sock generous employersponsored health plans with a new 40 percent levy in 2020, rather than 2018 as originally planned. But policymakers shouldn’t be satisfied with a delay. They should nix the tax altogether, as it’s poised to increase the healthcare bills of not just Cadillac-driving executives but the Chevy-driving middle class, too. The Cadillac tax was intended to discourage companies from offering overly expensive coverage. The idea was that rich plans disproportionately benefit higher-wage earners and don’t encourage covered individuals to use cost-effective healthcare services. The ACA assesses a 40 percent tax on the value of any employer-sponsored plan in excess of $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for a family plan. But the tax’s poor design makes it a clunker. First, the tax targets all high-cost plans equally and

doesn’t account for geography or employee demographics. So expensive health plans with modest benefits could be subject to the tax if a company has an older workforce or is located in a high-cost state. Second, the formula for calculating the tax includes contributions from employers, employees, and even taxadvantaged Health Savings Accounts. So plans could hit the Cadillac tax thresholds quickly. Further, since the tax is indexed to general inflation -- not healthcare costs -- more people will be subject to it as health costs rise. Healthcare spending is increasing at an annual rate of almost 6 percent -- three times the general inflation rate. Had the Cadillac tax taken effect in 2018 as originally planned, it would have hit about half of all health plans right off the bat. The tax will fall on not only bankers and CEOs but teachers, firefighters, and union laborers, too. It will also affect mom-and-pop businesses, which already pay 18 percent more for employee health insurance. In response, firms have already started redesigning their health plans to avoid triggering the tax -- in ways

workers are sure to dislike. To start, more workers are finding themselves paying for doctors and hospitals long before their policy even kicks in, thanks to larger deductibles, bigger co-pays, and higher out-of-pocket maximums. One recent survey of over 3,000 employers found that 42 percent were planning to increase deductibles for workers from their current average of $3,000 for family plans and $1,200 for individuals. Employers are already making drastic changes to avoid the Cadillac tax, even though it’s still years away. So employees are getting less for their share of health plan costs -- in the form of narrower provider networks and pared-back benefits. Xerox and UPS have already reduced eligibility for spouses. The University of Virginia has separated dental benefits from its health plans. Still other employers may limit contributions to Health Savings Accounts. Delaying the Cadillac tax is not enough. It shouldn’t be allowed to even cross the start line. The tax will only drive healthcare costs higher and hurt middle-class workers. Republicans and Democrats alike need to take this Caddy to the junkyard.

Janet Trautwein is CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

arely has a political party flailed in as many futile ways as California’s branch of the Republican Party. In a state where Latinos are plainly on their way to becoming the largest voting bloc, the GOP until this fall maintained a platform plank stating that “allowing illegal immigrants to remain in California undermines respect for the law.” That’s now been changed in a feckless, hopeless move aiming to pander to Hispanic voters, for whom treatment of undocumented immigrants is a central issue, one that pretty much dictates where their ballots go. Those votes have gone to Democrats by about a 70 percent margin for more than 20 years, mostly because of that one platform plank and the more heated anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric used by GOP candidates who heartily subscribed to it. But the plank has been changed. The politically incorrect phrase “illegal immigrant” appears nowhere anymore in the state party’s platform. But the GOP just couldn’t rid its platform of the concept of illegality. Instead, that document, changed at a party convention in September, now says Republicans “hold diverse views” on “what to do with the millions of people who are currently here illegally.” The platform does not spell out those allegedly “diverse” views, but there’s no evidence whatsoever that ordinary Republican voters, candidates and officeholders have changed their opinions. In fact, when writers avoid using the “illegal immigrants” term and instead call them “undocumented,” there’s often an outpouring of complaints about succumbing to political correctness. But the party is making some effort to respond to electoral reality in California. Example: The hiring last winter of a Latino outreach person in GOP’s state office. The problem with these kinds of moves is that they reflect no real change, but merely an attempt to pander to a group the party might believe is sufficiently gullible to fall for it. That has not described Latinos lately. All of which led rightist leader David Horowitz to write in the Conservative Review that “The GOP in California is deader than dead.” He added that “There is no way Republicans will ever win that state again.” And yet, even now the party can win parts of California. Republicans actually picked up a couple of swing legislative seats in last year’s mid-term election, and hung onto two more. This gives the GOP just over one-third membership in both houses of the Legislature, where it can stymie Democratic moves to raise taxes, which require a two-thirds majority vote. But it’s not sufficient to influence votes on the state budget, which the minority party formerly held hostage every June and July during the long era prior to 2010, when voters passed Proposition 25 and allowed budget passage by a simple majority. The GOP has treated its minor victories like a major triumph, even though the very definition of a swing seat is one that’s prone to switching back and forth between parties every few years. This happens most often when the party of a presidential winner takes a seat in a national election year, then coughs it up again in the next mid-term. Horowitz and others claim the GOP will not win many Latino votes with minor, pandering platform changes. Rather, they say, it could alienate rightist voters who are its essential base. Said Stephen Frank, former president of the ultra-conservative California Republican Assembly, “Bottom line, (base) Republicans do not support breaking the law. Republicans do not accept losing jobs, crowded schools, tens of billions in the financing of illegal aliens. Only the self-deceiving ‘value/principle’ lacking Republicans believe that…” Frank is probably correct that the party’s platform change could cause some of its base voters to stay home next November if many GOP candidates adhere to the new plank. But they won’t. This conflict between trying to accept at least some of California’s new reality and a refusal to bend at all has plagued the party since passage of the anti-illegal immigrant Proposition 187 in 1994. That measure caused millions of legal immigrants to win citizenship, register and cast Democratic ballots thereafter, turning California into a safe “blue” state.” All of which assures that the GOP will continue its slide into minor party status unless pragmatists can somehow convince die-hard conservatives they need to bend a bit to avoid becoming perpetual losers almost everywhere in California.

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 tdelias@aol.com


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. I’m a 73-year-old woman. How much calcium do I need?

. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation,

women who are older than 50 should be consuming 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day. Older women need plenty of calcium to prevent osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis leads to an increase risk of bone fractures typically in the wrist, hip, and spine. One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Women have less bone tissue and lose bone faster than men because of changes from menopause. Small, thin-boned women are at greater risk. Caucasian and Asian women are at highest risk. Age is a major risk factor because bones become thinner and weaker as you age. Heredity can also increase fracture risk. There is more calcium in your body than any other mineral. About 99 percent of the calcium is in our bones and teeth. However, each day, we lose calcium through our skin, nails, hair, sweat, urine and feces. Our bodies cannot produce new calcium. When we don’t get enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium helps our blood clot, nerves send messages and muscles contract. To get enough calcium, eat dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Broccoli, spinach and other green leafy vegetables are also a good sources of calcium. Then there are foods that have calcium added to them. These fortified foods include include bread, soy-based drinks, cereals, tofu, orange juice and bottle water. Here is a brief list of foods with average serving sizes and milligrams of calcium: • Skimmed milk / 200 ml / 244mg • Low-fat yogurt / 150 g / 210mg • Cheddar cheese / 40 g / 296mg • Broccoli / 85 g / 34mg • Red kidney beans / 105 g / 75mg • Almonds / 26 g / 62mg • Cheesecake / 120 g / 94mg • Ice cream / 75 g / 75mg • Salmon / 100 g / 91mg • Pasta / 230 g / 85mg • White bread / 30 g / 53mg • Apricots / 160 g / 117mg • Orange / 160 g / 75mg • Tofu / 100 g / 510mg • Pizza / 410 g / 873mg You can take calcium supplements, too, but you should try to get the recommended daily amount of calcium you need from food first. Take supplements only if you come up short on calcium from your usual diet. Calcium supplements are available in a variety of forms, including tablets, capsules, chews, liquids and powders. Don’t take any kind of supplements without consulting a physician. Seniors take lots of medicines and supplements can interfere with them. To determine how much calcium is in a food, check the nutrition facts panel on the label for the daily value (DV) of calcium. This amount is based on 1,000 mg of calcium per day. For example, 30 percent of DV of calcium equals 300 mg.

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MS Physical Therapy in Need of Proper Study, Experts Say Neurology academy panel finds rehab benefits, but a lack of clarity as to which approaches work best

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he National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced that a panel of experts led a comprehensive review of 142 published studies addressing rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and found evidence suggesting that weekly in-home or outpatient physical therapy offers benefits — but, mostly, it found a lack of well-designed studies into MS rehabilitation therapies and techniques. The review was published in the journal Neurology titled “Summary of comprehensive systematic review: Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis.” Rehabilitation can be critical to the health and well-being of MS patients, and significantly improve their social and vocational potentials. To take rehabilitation further and for it to be accepted by the medical and insurance industries, however, more evidence is needed from carefully designed and conducted scientific studies. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals. The panel of experts it convened analyzed comparative studies regarding multidisciplinary rehabilitation, outpa-

tient versus inpatient physical therapy, and other techniques and programs that minimize impairment or reduce disability, all with the goal of improving the health-related quality of life for MS patients.

Researchers reported the following conclusions:

Weekly home or outpatient physical therapy for eight weeks is likely to improve balance, disability and gait in patients able to walk five meters without assistive devices; Personalized inpatient exercise for three weeks, followed by home exercises for 15 weeks, is possibly effective for reducing disability; Motor and sensory balance training for three weeks is likely to improve patients’ balance. Despite the identified benefits, authors believe the available data is insufficient to support or refute the use of many other programs and techniques — such as shortterm aerobic exercise programs, group exercise therapy, strength training, whole body vibration exercise training, exercise training in water, cooling garments, intermittent transcranial magnetic stimulation, or balance-based

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torso weighting, among others. The authors found a pressing need for optimally designed trials of rehabilitation therapies and techniques. The National MS Society is now accelerating research in the field of MS rehabilitation, making exercise and physical activity a fundamental focus of its wellness initiative. The review concluded, “We need more knowledge about how to integrate rehabilitation efficiently across the MS continuum.” Source: Neurology, NMSS, American Academy of Neurology

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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tracking the multiplicity of funding sources for tutoring and ensuring that documentation is correctly submitted and on time for the funds to be available for staffing. She also took on the launching of a new online tutoring pilot program, handling the marketing of the service and introducing it to faculty and students. “Tutoring is one of the most successful interventions we can provide in transforming lives through learning, and Veronica’s dedication to her work embodies this vision,” Kilber Rebman said. Nieves-Cortez, who was hired in 2013 as a tutor and instructional aide, first came to Cuyamaca College as a student in 1999. She has gone on to earn a bachelor’s in early childhood education from California State University, San Marcos, and a master’s in teaching with specialization in special education. The native of Tijuana, Mexico, said she is very pleased and honored to receive the award. “It was a complete surprise – it means a lot to me,” she said.

Tiffany Hungerford

As the district department that issues parking tickets, handles the lost-and-found, and responds to drivers stalled by dead batteries or keys left in locked vehicles, the Campus and Parking Services office is where people go when they are typically at their worst – grumpy and stressed out. But as the director of CAPS puts it, when Hungerford is the person behind the counter, they invariably leave with a smile on their faces. “People often come to our office irate over parking tickets, but with her pleasant and helpful demeanor, Tiffany is adept at reversing their hostility and they often leave thanking her for her assistance,” said Nicole Conklin, who nominated the CAPS specialist for the Chancellor/Classified Senate Award. CAPS also provides safety escorts for anyone nervous about walking across campus alone in the evenings. With a confidence about her that suggests she is capable of handling dicey situations, Hungerford is often sought out for the service. Conklin said her ability to put people at ease with her friendly smile and easy

banter is just as important. Hired in 1998 as a community service officer, Hungerford moved into a dispatch position just months later after completing a 120-hour dispatcher training course that earned her POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certification. When the college district approved the on-campus pairing of the county sheriff ’s department with the newly formed CAPS office in 2013 to enhance public safety and parking services at the two colleges, Conklin said Hungerford proved invaluable in the transition. In 2014, Hungerford received a civilian commendation from Sheriff Bill Gore for the excellent performance of her duties as a dispatcher that led to the arrest of a man who assaulted a student in the parking structure. A native San Diegan raised by her grandmother, a retired Sheriff ’s captain, Hungerford works easily with the sheriff ’s deputies now assigned to handle law enforcement issues at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. Some of the sheriff ’s personnel she has encountered in her work even remember her as a child, having worked with her grandmother, only the second female in the county to reach the rank of captain.

David Steinmetz

Described by his boss as Grossmont College’s go-to person for servicing the audio-visual equipment in some 150 classrooms and for providing technology support for community events using college facilities, Steinmetz is known for his unflappable demeanor as much as he is for his technical expertise. Never mind that so many of the campus events like the Got Plans College and Career Fair that draws thousands to the college are after-hours or on weekends. “Dave does all of this with a smile,” said Tim Flood, the college’s vice president of administrative services. “He assists with setting up music department concerts and guest artist appearances. He assists with our Banned Books, Literary Arts Festival, and many other events. When he is asked to do the impossible, his first statement is ‘piece of cake,’ and he simply gets it done.”

Above: David Steinmetz As the person in charge of instructional media, Steinmetz is responsible for ensuring that all of the classroom technology is functioning and also helps train department members to keep them up to speed on rapidly changing technology. He also is a key person on construction project task forces, helping identify equipment and system needs and finding cost-effective approaches. So invaluable was his expertise and advice during the college’s Prop. R bond-funded construction of a few years ago that Steinmetz was selected once before for the Chancellor/Classified Senate Award in 2012. This time around, his selection for the prize was announced with a procession replete with a drummer and coworkers with noise-makers. “I heard a bunch of noise – cheering and drums – and saw a line of people passing by the window heading to the door and I thought, ‘oh, man, I know what this is – I hope it’s not me.’ But it looks like they got me again,” Steinmetz said. A student at Grossmont College during the early ‘90s, Steinmetz remembers the burgeoning of technology and its all-encompassing impact on the two colleges, particularly on classroom instruction. He finds satisfaction in contributing to students’ educational success. “It’s hard to think of classrooms now without the smart carts and the technology that instructors now have at their fingertips,” he said. “I like knowing that I play a part in students’ education.”

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What is Christmas? reetings precious people, this week we will take a temporary detour from our ongoing examination of the life of Jesus Christ and address the subject of Christmas. Ever since the fall of man (Adam and Eve’s disobedience toward God) and God’s subsequent pronouncement of judgment upon Satan for his part in tempting Eve to sin, (Genesis 3:14-15 “So the Lord God said to the serpent: (Satan) “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; (the future birth of Jesus) He shall bruise your head, (Satan) and you shall bruise His heel.”) Satan has attempted to thwart God’s plan of salvation for man and judgment of Satan. We see it in the inspiring of mankind to rebel against God during the time of the Flood when all but 8 were destroyed by the Flood for their wickedness; also how Satan worked through Pharaoh to kill all the male children of the Children of Israel during their 400 years of slavery in Egypt; we see it in Satan’s using of Haman (from the time of Esther) to trick the king into make a decree to have all the Jews exterminated; years later Satan would inspire Herod to kill all the male babies two and under in the region of Bethlehem during the time of the birth of Christ. These are but a few attempts over the years that history is recorded for us. Of course all of Satan’s attempts have failed; Christ was born; died upon the Cross for our sins; rose again the third day; after 40 days ascended to Heaven and is one day coming back for all those that trust in Him. Now Satan is attempting to rid the earth of any remembrance of Christ so that man will not turn in faith and repentance to Christ and have his sins forgiven. We see these attempts through the evil wicked works of ISIS and other Islamic groups (over 100 in number spread around the world) as they move to exterminate all followers of Christ; in the secularization of societies, making it a hate crime in many countries to talk about sin and the need to repent of that sin; of quoting Scripture such as: John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (too exclusive we are told) Matthew 7:1323 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it….. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (again bigoted and not inclusive enough). Then we have the example in our own country which has been occurring over the last 50 years, the attempt to remove Jesus Christ the Lord from every avenue of society: schools, businesses, government, sports, judicial system, Christmas! Yes, it is no longer called Christmas because that may offend someone, it does not matter if the followers of Jesus Christ are offended that is their lot in life as a follower of Christ. It is no longer (hasn’t been for a long time) Christmas vacation, rather winter break; no longer Merry Christmas but Happy Holidays; to name but a few. The irony of it all, is that when God obliges this society and removes Himself and His protection from our God hating; God rejecting country, which we have become and “bad things” happen, who gets blamed? God of course! Where was God? People exclaim when calamities strike. Listen dear ones, it is not just keeping Christ in Christmas; in the schools; the homes; and elsewhere, most importantly it is giving Jesus the rightful place in our individual lives everyday. Read what the Apostle Paul said to a very carnal, worldly group of professing Christians, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

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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Topping Off Ceremony Tuesday, December 15 • El Cajon

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EL CAJON — Students and school officials held a “Topping Out” Ceremony today for the New Student Support Services and Arts Classroom Buildings, part of the Proposition U bond passed in November 2008 by East County voters, under construction at Grossmont High School. Students, officials and construction workers signed the final beam before it was lifted into place.


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Your YourCommunity CommunityCalendar Calendar El Cajon Police Department Holiday Storefront At Parkway Plaza EL CAJON — For the 9th consecutive year, the El Cajon Police Department Holiday Storefront returns to Parkway Plaza in El Cajon during the month of December! This unique police storefront has been a popular place to visit during a hectic day of shopping. There’s nothing to buy, but much to see and learn about holiday and year-round safety from the Police, Fire, and Recreation Departments. The Police Storefront will be located inside the mall, just west of the carousel. The storefront will be open seven days a week from December 16 through December 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (closed December 25). This Holiday Storefront is a great opportunity to talk with the officers, see some great law enforcement displays, including a Vintage 1942 El Cajon Police vehicle, and pick up some great safety materials for you and your family. This includes information about safety in and around the home, fire safety, and earthquake and El Niño preparedness. This storefront provides a greater connection with the public and enhances police presence at the mall. Happy and safe holidays!

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Thinking Of Adopting A New Pet? EL CAJON — The El Cajon Animal Shelter has a variety of dogs, cats and kittens to choose from! If you are looking to adopt a pet, or have lost your pet, please stop by the shelter, 1275 N. Marshall, and see the dogs and cats in the adoption center. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call us at (619) 441-1580.

Awareness, Fellowship, Service:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Commemoration

Upcoming Free Community Event in La Mesa on Senior Care Planning

EL CAJON — “Planning Senior Care on Your Terms” January 7th, 2016 at 7pm at Hillside Park Center 840 Buena Terrace, El Cajon, between Petree & Fletcher. Experts discuss & take questions. Panel of Speakers: Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), Grace Care Management, San Diego Elder Law Center. RSVP (619) 795-2165. Sponsored by the La Mesa Soroptimist Club

The San Diego Partnership of UCC (United Church of Christ) Churches is pleased to present “Awareness, Fellowship, Service: Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Commemoration. Commencing Saturday, January 16, 2016, its opening program will feature the movie 12 Years a Slave, followed by discussion of the film’s message. Time: 1:30 – 4:00pm. Place: Friendship Hall, The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa, 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa, CA 92142 (619-464-1519, www.tableucc.com). Cost: Free. On Sunday, January 17, a Fellowship Gathering will feature a Small Plate Supper at 4:00pm and Gospel Jazz Vespers at 5:00pm. Location: Hall, Christian Fellowship UCC, 1601 Kelton Road, San Diego, CA 92114 (619-262-8095, info@christianfellowshipucc. org). Cost: Free. Monday, January 18 will include two programs, the African American Ministerial Council’s MLK Jr. Community Breakfast and the MLK Jr. Day of Interfaith Community Service. The breakfast will feature as speaker the Rev. Richard Lawrence, a Selma Walk participant. Time: 7:00am. Place: Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114 (619-264-1214, www.jacobscenter.org). Cost: $50. The MLK Jr. Day of Interfaith Community Service (9:00am – Noon) at Balboa Park’s Marston House will feature an Opening Interfaith Ceremony (9:15am), cleanup and beautification of the Marston House grounds (9:30am) and musical entertainment and a picnic lunch at 11:30am. See www.cbisd.org/event/mlk for details. Address: 3525 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Cost: Free.


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ove. I wanted to write a deeply touching story about love at Christmas for you, but then I got to thinking: love mostly comes in bits and pieces. The gentleman had a twinkle in his sky-blue eyes as he ranted about the goings-on in the world. We were standing in line at Starbucks. I turned and volleyed a few teasing comments his way and soon we were trading life philosophies, with a lighthearted tack. As I left, we wished each other a Merry Christmas. Bits and pieces. At the restaurant, my son Craig came around the crowded table, leaned over my shoulder and told me he’d just read my book about his brother Paul and complimented me fervently about my telling of Paul’s story. Bits and pieces. Sometimes large chunks. I watched my oldest son Bryan, crouched at the edge of the rooftop, carefully setting the Christmas lights in their places for me and got that feeling in my stomach I had years ago when he was a kid sliding into home-plate, the heavilyarmed catcher just waiting to tag him. As I watched him, so perilously close to the edge of

the roof, I prayed he wouldn’t fall off. He didn’t. Bits and pieces. Large bits. At the restaurant I frequent frequently—pun just happened—when the busboy sees me as he passes by, a smile comes to his lips. He knows I come with my son in a wheelchair or my dad in a wheelchair and often with my niece. He always acknowledges me with a nod and a smile, as do others of the bus persons, wait persons and managers. Whenever I need a refill on love, I go to the restaurant. Love through the year. . . My daughter Christy walked in the door one evening after

his recovery from surgery for compressed cervical discs and continues to encourage him with his struggle to walk again, with lots of praise and e-mailed hugs and kisses— always adding a few for me. Bits and pieces through e-mail. Ever since Jan invited me to join her bible study group I come home Wednesday nights filled to the brim with bits and pieces—from Marv, who takes a special interest in my writing; his wife Mary, always caring for her family; Bob, who loves to “yank my chain” with our differing opinions; Jan and Nancy, who brought me into the group; Debbie, “the boss;” Larry, her knowledgeable husband who knows the Bible inside-out; Mary, the hostess; Margaret, the answer lady; Tom, the friendly guy; and enthusiastic Theresa. Love in many forms. So many people; so many bits and pieces—Christmas love scattered throughout the year like stars sparkling across the universe. If you listen, you can feel them.

“He always acknowledges me with a nod and a smile, as do others of the bus persons, wait persons and managers. “ work and asked if Paul and I would like to go to dinner Friday night, her treat. She wanted to thank us for taking care of her dog during the day while she’s at work. Love in the home. Love from afar. Susie, my girlhood friend lives across the country in Maine, but keeps in touch with e-mails and birthday cards. Marj, another girlhood friend living in Maine, supported Paul all during

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Mary England, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce president/CEO, has announced the hiring of Amanda Dominguez as a Chamber administrative assistant. Dominguez graduated summa cum laude from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature. She previously worked in retail sales. Dominguez, a Spring Valley resident, will be involved in special event planning, social media and promotion, sponsorship and fundraising activities, administrative duties and assisting Chamber members, England said. “We are thrilled to have Amanda as a wonderful addition to our team,” said England. The 300-member La Mesa Chamber serves as the voice of business in community affairs by advocating and representing businesses’ interests and issues affecting the La Mesa community. It promotes a business environment in a cooperative effort to stimulate a vibrant local economy and enhance the overall quality of life in La Mesa to its highest potential.

Sandy Pugliese joins hospital construction citizens group

The volunteer citizens group overseeing the spending of millions of dollars in taxpayer-approved bonds for new and improved patient care facilities at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa has a new member. Sandy Pugliese, the hospital’s community relations manager, has joined the citizens group, called the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC). “I’m very excited to serve,” said Pugliese, who has worked at the hospital since 1991, including the past 20 years in a community relations role. “I am very familiar with the bond-related construction projects at the hospital and can provide clarifications or perspectives

Always Be Thankful for the Friends You Have

t was the best news we could have received the day after Christmas last year. Rick Hill, my great friend of 45 years, called with the update we had been waiting for. Our buddy Ian Rose (the voice of San Diego radio news for many years) had been hospitalized more than six weeks while waiting for a heart transplant – and a matching donor had been located. Wanting to wish Ian well in the process, I called him about 8 p.m. “After I get this heart transplant, you, Rick Hill and I are going to have lots of Souplantations,” Ian told me. (Yes, the three of us frequented the place together.) On New Year’s Eve, after working a basketball game at San Diego State University, I noticed a cell phone message from Jeff Dotseth from the Dave & Jeff Show on XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego. “I’m so sorry to hear about Ian,” Jeff said in his message. Sorry? It couldn’t be; but it was. Ian had died of complications from his heart transplant surgery. Jeff and I spent an hour reminiscing that night about what a great person Ian was. Fast forward nine months: On Sept. 11, Rick Hill was admitted to the hospital after having a severe cough for several weeks. He stayed in intensive care

for 10 days, then got better. But after a couple days out of intensive care, he was back in the unit with complications. On Sunday, Sept. 27, I made another hospital visit to see Rick. He was coughing continuously again, and said he was awaiting test results. The next day, longtime San Diego Bowl Game Association Director Bruce Binkowski called with the bad news: Rick had pancreatic cancer and would be told the next day. Rick was told his choices: Have chemotherapy and dialysis eight hours daily (he had been on dialysis nearly four years), or go to hospice. Rick, one of the greatest fighters for life I have ever known, died six hours later. I’m sure his body had enough of the pain. Oftentimes, I think back to how Ian Rose told me how he, Rick and I were going to have many Souplantations this year. It never happened. At times when I feel sorry for myself, I look at the situation in a positive light. Rather than dwelling on what could have been this year, I thank God for all of the years of friendship with Rick and Ian that will forever remain in my heart. Our lesson for today: Always cherish those who mean so much in your life, because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and joyous holiday season!

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 www.themountainfm.com

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needed at the meetings. Also, over the past 30 years, I have served in the community on several planning groups and design committees overseeing construction. Having served in an elected capacity before, I have a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of government agencies and their boards.” From 1981 to 2003, Pugliese served as an elected official, winning five consecutive terms, as a member of the Santee School District board of directors. Following her retirement from the school district board, her life of public service continued as a board officer for the Santee Chamber of Commerce. Today, she serves on the chamber’s executive board as secretary and the chairperson for the Chamber’s annual awards program. In addition, for the past 10 years, she has served as a member of East County Family YMCA Board of Management, a group of more than 60 individuals representing East County businesses and the community.

Noah Homes receives $2.5 million from Colette Gerard

Noah Homes, a residential community in Spring Valley for adults with developmental disabilities, has announced it has received an estimate $2.5 million gift from Colette Gerard, a San Diego philanthropist. Gerard’s son, Andre, has autism and is one of 70 Noah Homes residents who live in eight homes situated on 11 acres. Noah Homes said the gift will assist with staffing and construction of two of the first memory care homes in the nation specifically for people with developmental disabilities. The new homes, currently under construction, are planned to open in early 2017. Noah Homes said it is currently partnering on Alzheimer’s research and advocacy with such partners as the National Task Force Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia, UC San Diego Down Syndrome

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Clinic in La Jolla, Alzheimer’s San Diego, Brookfield Residential and HomeAid San Diego. Through the Gerard family’s charitable remainder trust, Noah Homes said it will receive a 73 percent interest in a 25-unit apartment building. “This will help support Noah Homes in its mission to provide lifelong care in a community environment that maximizes each individual’s independence, fostering dignity and respect,” said Molly Nocon, CEO of Noah Homes. “Colette’s legacy makes a huge impact in our effort to ensure that no person with a developmental disability is left without a loving, lifelong home.”

Alpine resident with Union Bank appearing in Rose Parade

Alpine resident Randy Truax, 63, a vice president with Union Bank, is scheduled to appear in the 2016 Rose Parade as a heart advocate for American Heart Association (AHA). Truax, a heart attack survivor, is one of only two people selected in the greater San Diego area as a heart advocate to promote heart health and ride the AHA float as it travels through Pasadena on New Year’s Day. He will join other survivors of heart disease and stroke, heart health champions and AHA advocates, each with unique, inspiring stories on the “Union of Hearts” float. The float’s name pays tribute to the 30-year collaboration between the bank and the AHA. Union Bank is a supporter of the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate, continuing a 30-year collaboration in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The float will be decorated with more than 15,000 flowers and will include a daytime fireworks display. Phoenix Decorating Co. will design and build the float that will stand 25 feet high, 18 feet wide and 55 feet long and is estimated to weigh 25,000 pounds.


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE STATE COURTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE Case No.: DC/DC 2150/2015; Filed: 16July2015, 10:20 AM Between 1. TAYLOR SHAUN MARK (NRIC No. S2752025A) 2. WATTHEY ELAINE LEE (United Kingdom Passport No. 099212609) ...Plaintiff(s) And ROBERT CHARLES BARNES (FIN No. G3054801P) ...Defendant(s) WRIT OF SUMMONS To: ROBERT CHARLES BARNES, Address Unknown. THIS WRIT OF SUMMONS has been issued against you in respect of the claim endorsed herein. You must: 1. satisfy the claim; or 2. enter an appearance, within 21 days after the service of this Writ, failing which, the Plaintiff(s) may proceed with the action and enter judgment against you without further notice. THIS WRIT OF SUMMONS is issued by the solicitors for the Plaintiff(s) whose particulars are as below. The address(es) of the Plaintiff(s) is/are 10A MOUNT SOPHIA #0813, Singapore 228462, 10A MOUNT SOPHIA #0813, Singapore 228462. Solicitor(s) for the 1st and 2nd Plaintiff(s) JOSEPH TAN JUDE BENNY LLP 6 Shenton Way #2308 OUE Downtown 2 Singapore 068809, Tel No.: 62209388 Fax No.: 62257827 File Ref No.: 2015417817MK, Solicitor in charge: 1. K MURALITHERAPANY, 2. KOH SENG TEE EDWARD JENNIFER MARIE/REGISTRAR/ STATE COURTS/SINGAPORE STATEMENT OF CLAIM Please see BELOW Statement of Claim.

Note: 1. This writ may not be served more than 12 calendar months after the above date unless renewed by order of the Court. 2. To satisfy the claim, the Defendant(s) will pay the amount claimed and costs of $1500[(inclusive of the sum of $ [ ] if the plaintiff obtains an order for substituted service)] to the Plaintiff or his solicitor within 21 days after service hereof (inclusive of the day of service) and further proceedings will be stayed. 3. To defend the claim, the Defendant(s) must enter an appearance(s) using the electronic filing service either personally or by a solicitor at the Registry of the STATE COURTS and notify the (Plaintiff(s) / Plaintiff’s solicitors) accordingly within 21 days after service hereof, otherwise judgment may be entered against him without further notice. 4. Where the Defendant enters an appearance, he must also serve a defence on the solicitor for the Plaintiff within 14 days after the last day of the time limited for entering an appearance; otherwise judgment may be entered against him without further notice. STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. The 1st and 2nd Plaintiffs (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Plaintiffs”) are the owners of the premises situated at 27 Robin Road, #14-03, Proximo, Singapore 258204 (hereinafter referred to as the “Premises”). 2. The Defendant entered into a tenancy agreement dated 25th June 2014 with the Plaintiffs whereby the Defendant agreed to lease the Premises from 1st July 2014 for a term of 24 months, expiring on 30th June 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”). 3. The rent payable was agreed to be S$5,800.00 per month, payable in advance on the last day of each calendar month. 4. The terms of the tenancy agreement are, inter alia, as follows:a) Clause 1: “The Landlord agrees to let and the Tenant agrees to take all that property known as 27 Robin Road, #14-03, Proximo, Singapore 258204 (hereinafter called ‘the said premises’) together with the fixtures and fittings therein belonging to the Landlord as specified in the Schedule annexed hereto (hereinafter called “the Inventory’) TO HOLD unto the Tenant from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2016 for a term of Twenty-Four (24) months, at the rent of Singapore FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED Only (S$5,800/-) per month comprising: In respect of the monthly rental of: a. Singapore Dollars Three Thousand Five Hundred Only (S$3,500) being rental in respect of the said premises; b. Singapore Dollars Two Thousand Three Hundred Only (S$2,3001) being charges for the fixtures, fittings, furniture and maintenance charges; c. To secure the property a payment of $5,780.00 has been made on 19th June 2014. This sum now constitutes the first month rental in advance. Upon the signing of this Agreement, subsequent rental payment of $5,800. 00 is to be made in advance, on the last day of each calendar month by GIRO into the Landlords bank account. .. “ b) Clause 4: “The Tenant hereby agrees with the Landlord as follows: a. To pay all charges due in respect of any telecommunication, internal net, cable television and any other similar services and/or equipment installed at the said premises, including any tax payable thereon. b. To pay all charges for the supply of water, electricity, gas and any water borne sewerage system, any such installations installed or used at the said premises, including any tax payable thereon. c. To be responsible for all minor repairs and replacement of parts and other expendable items at its own expense up to Singapore Dollars Two Hundred only (S$200.00) per item. Such expenditure in excess of Singapore Dollars Two Hundred (S$200.00) shall be borne by the Landlord. p. To yield up the said premises at the expiration or sooner determination of this tenancy in such good and tenantable repair and condition (fair wear and tear excepted) as shall be in accordance with the conditions, covenants and stipulations herein contained and with all locks keys and the furniture” c) Clause 6: “Provided always and it is expressly agreed as follows: a. If the rent hereby reserved shall not be paid for seven (7) days after its due date or if there shall be a breach of any of the conditions, covenants or stipulations on the part of the Tenant herein contained, the Landlord shall be entitled to re-enter upon the said premises and thereupon this tenancy shall immediately absolutely determine but without prejudice to any right of action of the Landlord for damage or otherwise in respect of any such breach or any antecedent breach. b. In the event the rent remaining unpaid seven (7) days after becoming payable (whether formally demanded or not), it shall be lawful for the Landlord to claim interest at ten percent (10%) per annum on the amount unpaid calculated from after the date due to the date of actual payment. a. This Agreement shall be subject to the laws of the Republic of Singapore and the parties herein submit themselves to the jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts.”

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5. The Plaintiffs shall rely on the Agreement for its full terms and effect. 6. The Defendant repudiated the Agreement sometime around the end of January 2015 by leaving the key to the Premises with the security guard and has since failed to return and failed to pay the monthly rent.

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7. The Defendant did not leave any contact details or forwarding address and, to the best of the Plaintiffs knowledge, has since changed occupation and left Singapore.

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9. Further and in breach of clauses 4(a), (b), (c) and (p) of the Agreement, the Defendant left the Premises in a dirty and damages state, requiring considerable cleaning and repair, and failed to pay his Starhub and SP Services bills, which the Plaintiffs were obliged to pay.

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10. The Plaintiffs have expended all reasonable efforts to find a tenant for the Premises since the Agreement was determined but, as at the date of this writ, have been unsuccessful in their endeavours.

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11. By virtue of the above said breaches, the Plaintiffs have suffered loss and damage amounting to S$116,395.27 which comprises:a) the sum of S$1 04,400.00 being 18 months’ rent for the remaining term of the Agreement; b) the sum of S$10,705.00 being the costs of cleaning and repairs that had to be effected; and c) the sum of S$1 ,290.27 representing the unpaid SP Services and Starhub bills that the Plaintiffs had to pay.

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12. Despite sending a letter of demand to the Defendant’s email dated 181h May 2015, the Defendant has failed to pay the above sum.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY HERALD, ADJUDICATION NO. GIC 778099 AS, PUBLISH: DECEMBER 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2015.

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13. Pursuant to clause 6(b) of the Agreement, the Plaintiffs further claim interest against the Defendant at ten percent (10%) per annum on the unpaid rent amount (S$104,400.00) from the date due to the date of actual payment. And the Plaintiffs claim: a) Damages in the sum of S$116,395.27 or such other sum as may be assessed; b) Interest; c) Costs; and d) Such further relief as this Honourable Court deems fit.

Dated this 16th day of July 2015 SIGNED: M/S JOSEPH TAN JUDE BENNY LLP SOLICITORS FOR THE 1st AND 2nd PLAINTIFFS

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8. Pursuant to clause 6(a) of the Agreement, the Plaintiffs were entitled to re-enter the Premises and determine the Agreement. The Plaintiffs exercised their right of re-entry on 4’h February 2015 and the Agreement was determined.

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