The Santee Magazine - V11.2 - Summer 2022

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14th Annual Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival VENDORS // Register Now: Sponsored By: SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 28th, 2022 • 10:00am - 6:00pm LOCATION: Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway This is a free, public event featuring a craft beer garden, vendor booths, food, and entertainment.

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Community Resource Guide 36

Check out this quick list of summer must-dos around town

Get the inside scoop from local real estate agent and resident, John Olsen

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The Santee Scoop 17

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My Hometown 21

Socializing Santee 15

Hello Santee

5 Ways to Celebrate Summer 25

Community Calendar 35

Santee Lakes Rocks

Santee’s Favorites 26

Take a peek at what’s on deck for some summertime fun around town

Vol 11 // Iss ue 2

Chair’s Message 7


Meet resident, Navy Veteran, and Volunteer Extraordinaire, Mike Aiken

A look back at Santee Chamber events and member activities

Cover Story 8

A message from Santee Chamber CEO, Kristen Dare

Get connected with what you need around town

A note from the desk of current Santee Chamber Board Chair, Melissa Dombo

Celebrate Summertime in Santee

Congratulate the winners of Santee Chamber’s annual voting program, Santee’s Favorites

On The Cover

Santee Lakes among one of many outdoor recreation spots to check out this summer


Mike Aiken, 2nd Vice Chair Carlton Oaks Golf – 619.540.3295

2022 Chamber Officers

@SanteeChamber @SanteeChamber @SanteeChamber @SanteeChamber | TSM4

Curtis Anderson

Greg Gagnon

Bryan WhisselKociRealty - 619.244.0339

James Sly East County Economic Development Council CityPam619.729.1413WhiteofSantee - 619.258.4100 ext 223

Bobbie Jo Lewis, Secretary/Treasurer Walmart – 619.823.5618

Richard CaliforniaHatcherCoastCredit Union - 619.889.5981

Salon Thrive - 619.888.8407

9625 Mission Gorge Road, Suite B2-315 Santee, CA 92071 619.449.1515

Jim PadrePeasleyDamMunicipal Water DistrictSanteeBarbara619.443.7460RyanSchool District - 619.701.5751

Daniel Buksa, Chair Elect Mission Realty – 619.368.8371

Darcy Fagerwold, Past Chair Expressions Dance & Movement Center 619.490.7000

Susie Parks, 1st Vice Chair Coffee Corner - 619.368.5525

Melissa Dombo, Chair of the Board Raceway Electric & Solar – 619.596.1918

2022 Chamber Directors

Sarah AllegianceWoodHeating & Air Conditioning619.244.4584

Kristen Dare, ACE JennaeCEO Gonzalez Office RetentionTinaBookkeeperBethanyCommunicationsHeatherManagerBury-CharpentierCoordinatorCookFirestoneSpecialist

The UPS Store - 619.249.6657

2022 Office Staff

Lynda Marrokal

Graphic Design

Melissa Dombo

Kristen Dare

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Jennae Gonzalez


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If you don’t know much about the Chamber, or what we do, get to know us. Recognize someone on our Board? Ask them about how to get more involved, the juice is definitely worth the squeeze. Our small but mighty staff takes great pride in the work we do and we are always welcoming new members. And for those already with us, thank you for your support.

Santee Chamber of Commerce


Bryan Koci

Heather Bury-Charpentier

Melissa Dombo

Kristen Dare

Contributing Photographers

Committee Members

Jim Peasley

Kristen Dare

Summertime is upon us and I am really looking forward to the change of season. It feels like many changes are upon us as I see businesses shifting into new gears, after breaking through barrier after barrier. These shifts are fueled by the many changes everyone is facing in the new world we live in. It seems hard to imagine a more rewarding time to be part of a thriving business community and those among it should feel proud.


Jennae Gonzalez

Kristen Dare

We’ve learned so much in two years… for me, I’m still learning. I have been far from perfect on the road to recovery, but giving so much along the way. Like many chamber executives, (and business owners alike) we’ve had to establish a new BBB: Balance, Boundaries and Burnout. We were often pouring so much of ourselves into our work while not knowing the path ahead, we forgot to balance in other relationships, set boundaries for those around us, and avoid burnout along the way. I’m pleased to feel on the other side of these things and grateful for the help I’ve had throughout this journey.


InErrata:our Spring 2022 issue on Page 29, we incorrectly listed the wrong times for the Board of Directors meetings for Padre Dam Municipal Water District. The regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4pm in the boardroom inside the Customer Service Center at 9300 Fanita Parkway, Santee. We regret the error.

- Kristen Dare, ACE Chamber of Commerce, CEO

Nick Ossey

John ChadMichalOlsenRansonSiford

We have had such a powerful start to our year with bringing back some events we haven’t seen since 2019, we are back to publishing these magazines on a quarterly basis, and we are in full-prep mode for the 2022 Santee Street Fair. LIfe is good! The strength of our membership and Board of Directors is a true testimony to why I get to do what I do. When friends or family tell me I’m always on the go, that I have a great (and fun) job, and that I know so many people around our community, they aren’t wrong. But I am thankful regularly for what this town and job provide me.

Contributing Editors

Contributing Writers


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This chamber is buzzing. Look for the highlights from our Santee’s Favorites Awards Celebration and Santee Heroes Celebration. These were two exceptional evenings recognizing local businesses and local citizens through community impact awards and honoring our Person of the Year. At one of these events, an individual spoke to my heart when she said to me, “This is an emotional night for me it just feels so good to be back in a room full of people, to see these faces that I have missed so dearly. I am thankful for this!” I couldn't have agreed more as I looked around the room full of smiles. I hope to see you at our next event.

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My husband and I are local business owners, a second-generation Electrical Contractor. We joined the chamber back in 2016 for many reasons. Santee is where our business was established, it is also where we both grew up (go Santana!), where we are raising our kids, and where we are planning for our future. The chamber has given us many outlets to gain visibility, build trust, meet local leaders, and keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening in our town. At a recent roundtable with the Chamber’s Executive Committee, I enjoyed learning that each one of us had varying reasons why we choose to volunteer with this organization.

Thank you 2022 CircleChairman'sMembers

Let’s work together to foster success in our vibrant community.

Our board of directors is an assorted group of business owners and executives offering fresh perspectives and great discussions. The seats around the table are filled with reliable, hands-on, smart professionals. The leadership skills and reputable qualities of my fellow board members are ones to truly value.

If you are already a Santee Chamber of Commerce member, I formally invite you to take part in our events and other valuable opportunities the chamber provides. We can foster success together. Of all the motivations for membership, I am certain we can agree that crafting a vibrant community is the best part of the investment in the chamber.

Santee Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Board

This organization is full steam ahead. I am happy to be writing this just after we wrapped up our second large-scale and in-person event of the year. We could not be more thrilled about it. This chamber is no stranger to producing great events however, seeing our events back to the full-scale awesomeness they were a few years ago feels so good.

- Melissa Dombo

As the chair of the board, trust me when I say, we understand that our effectiveness is not about us telling you what you need, but instead local business owners and operators exchanging ideas with us. We encourage you to engage with the chamber. Let us know what is important to your business and how you think the chamber can help you achieve more. The chamber wants to partner with our local businesses because successful businesses are an essential part of this community.

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Favorite: A beer from the bar, a large bucket of balls from the proshop, and the driving range before sunset.

Our first business ever featured on a Santee Magazine cover! Opened back in 2010, this 20-acre facility hosts over 350,00 each year. Boasting three tournament-quality softball fields and two indoor soccer arenas, the Sportsplex offers professional spectator seating, electronic scoreboards, pro-style player dugouts and advanced synthetic turf.




Serving as the only golf course in town is one way to stand out, but in addition to being one of the top-ranked 18-hole courses in the county, Carlton Oaks has one of my favorite views in

Santee has an abundance of outdoor recreation spots in town. From local businesses, parks, fields, trails and more, we encourage you to get out there and safely enjoy all our town has to offer. Here are a few of our recommendations to get you started this season!

Sportsplex USA {9951 Riverwalk Drive}


Santee Lakes plays a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of our guests and Santee residents. We offer wide-ranging recreational opportunities, increased property values, and we spur local economies through tourism and TOT taxes. With over 2,000 trees in our urban forest, green spaces to help cool our environment, and solar on our 3 RV storage lots, Santee Lakes helps the city of Santee with their Sustainable Santee Plan climate goals.

Park Director Laura Koval offered, “I have always known Parks Make Life Better, but this motto was tested during the global pandemic. When some Parks (including ours) were able to reopen in May of 2020, the sense of relief from our guests the day our gates reopened was palpable. It was a challenging time for everyone, but ultimately Parks are now widely recognized as critical for health and wellness. I am so proud of our team. We never stopped working and were able to provide a resource for those looking to improve their physical and mental well-being—all the more necessary during this public health emergency. Perhaps the new motto should be Parks Make Life. In our little slice of heaven, they do.”

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve {9310 Fanita Parkway}

Kristen’s Favorite: Roller skating under the gazebo on a day with a nice breeze with family or Carltonfriends.Oaks

Golf Club {9200 Inwood Drive}

town from their outdoor dining patio. With a full restaurant, bar, event space and driving range, this property (open to the public) has been a hidden jewel AND town favorite for locals. “The Oaks” has been my go-to business in town for so many things! An offsite office and meeting space, date night, networking events, weddings, golf tournaments, professional photos, overnight stays, you name it! Their wide range of services keep me coming back for

Sportsplex USA offers adult and youth sports leagues, tournaments and corporate events all year long. Their sports pub offers ballpark favorite snacks and 8 draft beers on tap in their air conditioned space with a dozen TVs showing your favorite sports in season. For me, I see this well-oiled machine here for the long run. Why? Their core team is a home run. President, Bill Berghoff, General Manager, Eddie Vandiver and Director of Marketing & Sponsorships, Chris Vertrees make the dream team every business hopes for.

Pedego Electric Bikes Santee {50 Town Center Parkway}

Kristen’s Favorite: Sounds simple, but, the owners! Sometimes you can’t ask for better people in Santee and that’s the case with Greg and Stephanie Carter.

Santee Lakes

Pedego Santee is a locally-owned store where you'll be treated like family. They’re the region's foremost electric bike experts offering sales, rentals, accessories, and service. Pedego® stands for premium quality and local service. Here’s what they do for you: (1) Help you find the perfect electric bike for your needs, (2) Deliver your Pedego(s) ready to ride with no hassles, (3) Stand behind the product with parts and service in the future, and (4) Go above and beyond to make sure you’re delighted. You can stop by their shop and try a Pedego for free! These bikes will amaze you almost as much as their customer service and care for each client.

Kristen’s Favorite: Borrowing a bat from a neighbor and practicing my swing in one of their 4 slow-pitch batting cages.

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West Hills Park 9500 Magnolia Ave

Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive

9206 Via De Cristina

Santee City Parks

Mast Park

Town Center Community Park West 9409 Cuyamaca Street

9161 Shadow Hill Road

Deputy Ken Collier Park

9125 Carlton Hills Boulevard

Sky Ranch Park 5850 Cala Lily Street

Woodglen Vista Park 8790 Mast Boulevard Mast Park 10250 Woodglen Vista Drive

8125 Arlette Street

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Shadow Hill Park

Walker Preserve 9409 Cuyamaca Street

Weston Park 9050 Trailmark Way

Carlton Oaks Golf Club

Big Rock Park

The City of Santee offers some beautiful and versatile park spaces all over town! With playgrounds, barbecues, concession stands, dog parks, disc golf, picnic shelters, athletic fields and courts, skate parks, walking and bike paths, trail access and even a teen center, there is truly something for everyone at their many locations! Make it a goal to check out every park this summer and find your favorite among the large list!

– Kristen Dare, ACE Santee Chamber of Commerce

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RCP Block & Brick, Inc.




RETAIL Al’s Sport Shop

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San Diego County Credit Union

Farmers insuranceMike & Marla Clinkenbeard




Five Star Express Car Wash





Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve


Dr. Greggory Gechoff, D.D.S.

San Diego Small Business Development Center

San Diego Sheriff’s Department


CONTRACTOR - ARTISAN Allegiance Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.


F45 Training Santee

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical CenterSantee-


CONTRACTOR GENERAL TC Construction Company, Inc.


to our Chairman’s Award recipients, Melissa Dombo of Raceway Electric & Solar and Mike Aiken of Carlton Oaks Golf Club. We’d also like to congratulate our Lifetime Service Award recipient, Mike Clinkenbeard of Mike & Marla Clinkenbeard’s Farmer Insurance Agency, who served on our board for a decade and still volunteers his time as a member!

Thank you to everyone who voted online over the two rounds of our Santee’s Favorites contest for your favorites of 2021! We had the best time celebrating our member finalists at our annual Business Awards Night at Sycuan Casino Resort in April. Having almost 200 people there to celebrate meant so much to our staff and Board of Directors.

Some of the most prestigious awards this year were definitely among my favorite parts of the night as we awarded our Community Impact Award recipient, Jimmy’s Family Restaurant, the Business Legacy Recipient, Lloyd’s Collision & Paint Center, and of course, our Business of the Year recipient, Staump Music School. Please help support these local businesses as they continue to make our community an amazing place to eat, shop and play!

Business Awards Night

– Kristen Dare, ACE Santee Chamber of Commerce

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THANK YOU to my amazing staff and board, our host Sycuan who went above and beyond, all our sponsors and auction donors, our committee members, Eddie Vandiver for being the best co-host and MC, and each of you who attended. We were over-the-moon being able to celebrate and showcase some amazing businesses throughout our community. For a list of all the winners of Santee’s Favorites from the evening, just look on Page Congratulations14!

2021 District Teacher of the Year - Teresa Elliott


2021 Firefighter of the Year - Nelson Smith

2021 Person of the Year - Dan Bickford

Community Awards



Guardian Angels Catholic Church

Santee's Favorites




2019 District Teacher of the Year - Bonnie Jackson

2021 Rotarian of the Year - Neferti Kinser

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2022 Teacher of the Year - Bryan Ross


Santee School District Foundation


2020 District Teacher of the Year - Emily Hensley

2021 Kiwanian of the Year - Arpad “AJ” Tota






Santee Food Bank

2022 Teacher of the Year - Emily Snipes

2021 Santee Deputy of the Year - Detective Kyle

– Kristen Dare, ACE Santee Chamber of Commerce

Santee Heroes

On April 26th the Santee Chamber hosted our Santee Heroes Celebration at Carlton Oaks Golf Club. This was an event we started back in 2019, just to have to hit the pause button on it over the past two years. Bringing this event back to life has meant a lot to our Chamber as it’s allowed for so much joy, placing these community heroes on a well-deserved pedestal. We honored 3 organizations (non-profit, community organization and place of worship) along with 9 special honorees ranging from teachers, first responders and volunteers and proudly announced the Santee Chamber’s 2021 Person of the Year, Dan Bickford. Check out the full list of honorees on Page 16.

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We would like to formally thank Daniel Buksa, owner of Mission Realty Group. Daniel was asked to take this event and bring it back to life, and boy, did he deliver. He brought in partners like TDT Construction, Carlton Oaks and Jimmy’s Family Restaurant to host and cater, and once the date was set for the celebration, he never stopped working. He filled the room with honorees, sponsors, community leaders, friends, family, coworkers, you-name-it. His infectious positive energy made a good night into a great one and we are so glad to have him as part of our Chamber board. Thank you to all who came, contributed, were honored, and congratulations to all on a perfect Santee evening. For those who couldn’t join us, be sure to check out our Facebook page to see all the photos (shot by Lynda Marrokal).

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is no stranger to public service. He grew up in a small town in Missouri and joined the Navy just after high school. He spent 6 years serving our country as a Sonar Supervisor on the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Barb (SSN-596) during the later years of the Cold War. After his career in the Navy, Mike joined the San Diego Police Department serving the public and retired after 28 years.

If you have known Mike for any period of time, it is hard to miss his genuine character. “Santee has always been a very special place to me and I enjoy contributing to the community I care so much about,” says Mike. During our interview, we talked about why he goes out of his way to support local businesses. “I believe supporting local Santee businesses is very important to our community’s overall success. Many of our local businesses are owned and operated by fellow Santee community residents who are deeply invested in Santee’s well-being and future.”, said Mike.


Today in his “retirement”, Mike is an avid golfer and has chosen to craft another career on the course. When I asked him why he chose to work at Carlton Oaks Country Club he explained, “Carlton Oaks has been a strong community partner for over 60 years and I’m proud to be involved in helping revitalize the course and property to ensure we remain a vital community hub well into the future. I’ve really enjoyed working with golf course architect Cary Bickler helping finalize the upgraded golf course layout, which will be fun and challenging to players of all ability levels.”

Thank you Mike for your service and for continuing to be involved in our community, supporting local businesses, and for your volunteer work in Santee!


“ Working with police dogs was definitely one of the highlights of my career. ”

As part of our My Hometown article series, we caught up with Mike Aiken, Director at Carlton Oaks Country Club. You may have met Mike at a local community event, volunteering around town, at a Santee City Council Meeting, or on the golf course. Mike moved to Santee in the early 90’s as a young police officer and has been a contributor to our community ever since.

During our interview, he talked about some of the high points during his time on the police force. Mike shared, “The majority of my law enforcement career was spent as a Detective assigned to the Narcotic Task Force with the DEA, where I also had the privilege of working with and training narcotic detection K9s."


– Melissa Dombo Raceway Electric & Solar

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Mike currently volunteers and serves on the Santee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Santee Community Oriented Policing Committee (COMPOC), and is also a member of the Santee/Lakeside Rotary

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SUMMER CAMPS Your Kids • Their Summer • Our Camps 27 *Non Santee resident’s fee is an additional $15 per weekly rate and $5 per daily rate Multi-family member discounts apply to Santee Day Camp and X-Factor Camp for full weekly registrations: $20 off for second child and $30 off for each additional child living in the same household (Not available online and Week 4). | TSM22

21TSM | special events Santee Salutes Monday, July 4, 2:00pm - 10:00pm 550 Park Center Dr. 2pm | Parking lots & Fun Zone Open 4pm | Food Vendors Open 6:30pm | 80z All Stars 9pm | Fireworks Display Parking - $10 Tickets on Sale Now! People, Parks, & Programs Giving Trees & Opportunity Drawings Thiswww.SanteeSummerConcerts.comfreecommunityeventhasbeenmadepossiblebythesupportofeventsponsors: Thursdays • 6:30 p.m. Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive June August July 169 23 282114741118 20 22 The Mighty Untouchables | World-class Cover Band Upstream | SoCal’s Premier Reggae, Soca, Caribbean Band 8-Track Highway | Classic 70s & 80s Cali Rock Patrick Howard Trampus Band | Modern Country Rock Journeymen | A Tribute to Journey & More Bill Magee Blues Band | Lowdown Dirty Blues Santana Soul | Tribute to Santana BetaMaxx | Ultra-High Energy 80s Experience Cassie B’s 90s Remix | 90s Music Experience | Top 40, R&B, Pop, Classic Rock AT&T Channel 99 | Cox Channel 117 | Stream Email Us: SanteeTV@cityofsanteeca.govtvStaywatchconnectedliveorstream 23TSM |

WE’RE ROLLING OUT SOMETHING NEW Beginning January 1, 2022, food scraps can also be included in your green organics cart, along with yard waste. By diverting food waste through this new program, you can reduce your environmental footprint and comply with local and State laws. To learn more, visit or PURRology SPaw & Retreat... Open 7 days a week Instagram & Facebook @furologypetspawWINNER Santee’s Favorites Santee’s Favorites Santee’s Favorites Our groomers hold certifications from: American Kennel Club; Fear Free Pets; National Cat Groomers Association; Small Mammal Grooming Summit • Dedicated to cats and small mammals... no dogs allowed! • Full grooming services available • Hours by appointment • Boarding ‘Retreat’ condos designed specifically for felines and small mammals • Visit our website: A low stress experience for Felines and small Companions Call 619-486-6726 for appointment! 9730 Cuyamaca Street Suite D • Santee Call 619-334-6218 for appointment! 9730 Cuyamaca Street Suite A • Santee FURology Pet Spaw • ‘SPaw’ personalized packages for each FUR friend • Walk in bathing area for larger or older pets • Convenient location, curbside drop off/pick up • Boutique with CBD and more • Winner Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite • Visit our website: | TSM24

Eat your heart out at the Santee Street Fair

Try out a rental from Pedego Electric Bikes

Enjoy live music every Friday evening all summer long at Carlton Oaks Golf Club. Enjoy a refreshing beverage and take in the great view of the golf course. Their full restaurant is open and service is available outside as well. Make it a date night or bring the whole family to 9200 Inwood Drive.


Summer is almost here and you know what that means... The Santee Summer Concerts Series will be back! There will be live music, vendor booths, food trucks, face painting and more every Thursday starting on June 9th at 6:30pm in Town Center Community Park East (except June

Enjoy live music on the patio of Carlton Oaks Golf Club

Celebrate our Nation's 246th birthday this 4th of July at Santee Salutes! Join the City of Santee at Town Center Community Park East for music, food and a great time! Bring your sunscreen, seating and For on-site parking, a $10 parking pass must be purchased in advance.


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Celebrate America during Santee Salutes

The Santee Chamber is hosting their annual Santee Street Fair on Saturday, May 28th from 10am-6pm on Riverview Parkway. This is a free admission, public event featuring vendor booths, food, live entertainment and a 21+ beer garden. Come check out all the food from the Boy Scouts’ pancake breakfast, to local restaurants, sweet treats and African, Filipino, Italian, and Mexican www.SanteeChamber.comcuisines.

Groove along at the Summer Concert Series

Pop over to Pedego Electric Bikes on Town Center Parkway and view their large inventory of electric bicycles for sale. Not sure which one is for you yet? No problem… ask for a rental. Take a bike out for a spin and see their capabilities for yourself. Email or call 619.738.2500

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for the freshest food in town, you have to check out Kravings! The smoothies and salads are made to order with perfectly ripe fruits, and vegetables. The tortas and sandwiches rival the best around. Fidel and his family have owned and operated Kravings Fruit Bar since 2016 to fulfill the need for fresh and healthy alternatives in the community. Give them a try, you’ll be happy you did.

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Networking Mixer at Carlton Oaks

The Santee Chamber hosts regular networking mixers to give members a chance to connect with other local companies for business-to-business opportunities. We’ve recently been hosted by Carlton Oaks Golf Club and Chick-Fil-A and we are looking forward to upcoming events at Lantern Crest and the Edgemoor Barn. Check our Facebook page for upcoming networking events.

Another year of service has come and (almost) gone for our Santee Royalty. Local resident, real estate agent and former Miss Santee, Lauren Gaines, has taken over this program previously held in a pageant style. The contestants, aged 10-22, now compete in an essay and speech competition. New titleholders will be crowned at the first summer concert on June 9th. Thank you for your reign, Althea Valdez, Ainsley Anderson and Maddie Vandiver.


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Teen Center City Recreation 619.258.4100 x210

Volunteers City Recreation 619.258.4100 x222 Water Service Padre Dam MWD 619.448.3111 YMCA (Cameron Family) Cameron Family YMCA 619.449.9622

Animals (Dead on Public Property) City Public Services 619.258.4100 x304 Animals - Humane Society General Information 619.299.7012 Animals (Stray) San Diego Humane Society 619.243.3466 Barking Dogs Santee Sheriff ’s Dept 619.956.4000 Bees (Private Property) Information 411 Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates County Recorder’s Office 619.401.5700 Boys & Girls Club Boys & Girls Club 619.938.2582 Business Licenses City Finance 619.258.4100 x146 Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce 619.449.1515 Child Care Referrals YMCA 800.481.2151 City Council Meetings City Clerk 619.258.4100 x114 Crime Prevention Santee Sheriff ’s Dept 619.956.4000 Disabled Services Independent Services 800.510.2020 Disaster Preparedness Fire Department 619.258.4100 x207 DMV (El Cajon) Dept. of Motor Vehicles 800.777.0133 Dump (Sycamore Landfill) San Diego Landfill Systems 619.449.4053 Elementary Schools Santee School District 619.258.2300 Employment City Human Resources 619.258.4100 x262 Events Info (Recorded Info) City Recreation 619.258.4100 x201 Fire Hydrants Padre Dam MWD 619.448.3111 Food Bank Santee Food Bank 619.448.2096 Garage Sales City Code Compliance 619.258.4100 x206 Graffiti City Public Services 619.258.4100 x304 High Schools Grossmont Union HSD 619.644.8000

Public Transportation Metropolitan Transit Systems 800.266.6883 Rattlesnakes Heartland Non-emergency Dispatch 619.441.1621

Household Hazardous Waste Waste Management 619.596.5100 Insect, Mosquito & Rat Infestations County Vector Control 858.694.2888 Library Santee Public Library 619.448.1863

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Neighborhood Watch Santee Sheriff ’s Dept 619.956.4000 News (City) City Manager’s Office 619.258.4100 x223 Noise Control City Code Compliance 619.258.4100 x206

Senior Citizen Trips/Socials City Recreation 619.258.4100 x222 Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency) Non-Emergency Dispatch 858.565.5200

Sidewalk Repairs City Public Services 619.258.4100 x304 Storm Water City of Santee 619.258.4100 x167

Traffic Accident Information Santee Sheriff ’s Dept. 619.956.4000

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Recreation Programs City Recreation 619.258.4100 x222 Recycling Information City Community Services 619.258.4100 x128 Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve Padre Dam MWD 619.596.3141

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