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JULY 12 - JULY 18, 2009

CBP Catches Man Wanted for Indecency with a Child Attempting to Leave US on Cruise Ship

INSIDE COMMUNITY San Diego Community College District has been awarded $1.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal grants

The death of Pfc. Nicolas H. J. Gideon AROUND S.D.

Water Authority Begins Building Tallest Dam Raise in U.S HEALTH

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Diego apprehended a man wanted for indecency with a child attempting to leave the United States Monday onboard a cruise ship. This is the second time in the past week CBP officers stopped a person with a felony warrant for their arrest from leaving the United States on a cruise

ship departing San Dieg0. Monday, CBP officers received an advanced listing of passengers and crew through APIS, the Advanced Passenger Information System, for a cruise ship scheduled to depart San Diego. At approximately 5 p.m., they apprehended the fugitive onboard the ship.

Robert Luis Sanford, a 33-year-old U.S. citizen and resident of San Diego, is wanted by the Watauga Police Department in Texas, according to a felony warrant issued for his arrest in March. Sanford is currently at the San Diego County Jail awaiting extradition to Texas.

July 2, at approximately 4:15 p.m., CBP officers arrested a 53-year-old female U.S. citizen and Coronado resident, Rose Fairchild, wanted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for larceny. Again, information from APIS tipped off CBP officers to her presence on the ship, scheduled to depart In an unrelated incident the country.


Attacking Violent Crime in Mid-City: 11 Arrests


250 Young Women Receive the “Spirit of Leadership Award”

San Diego County middle school award recipients to be honored at the “Spirit of Leadership” Middle School Conference July 18, 2009 The Jenna Druck Foundation has been identifying and training America’s future women leaders for 13 years with its highly

acclaimed Young Women’s Leadership Program. The foundation received hundreds of nominations from the community and

Tourist Fatality Underscores Need for Pedicab Regulation On Saturday, July 4, Sharon Miller, a retired teacher from Illinois, fell from a pedicab after its operator began to drive erratically. Her head hit the sidewalk on Harbor Drive, and she suffered a fatal closed head injury. This tragedy

coincides with a current City Council initiative to update pedicab operator and vehicle regulations that have been in place since 2000 and underscores the need for immediate action

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Statement regarding the death of Pfc. Nicolas H. J. Gideon of Murrieta: Gideon, 20, died July 6 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered earlier that day in Paktya, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. Gideon was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, Fort Richardson, Alaska

JULY 12 - JULY 18, 2009

GOAL OF $1.6 MILLION IN GRANTS: TRAIN SAN DIEGANS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN REGION’S HIGH-DEMAND INDUSTRIES The San Diego Community College District has been awarded $1.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal grants to develop two new certificate programs and expand two others. SDCCD students will be able to earn certification in Nursing Assistance at San Diego Continuing Education, Applied Biotechnology at Miramar College, Mental Health Worker at Mesa College and AIRE HVAC & Solar

climate control at City Board president, said, “In College. light of the challenges unemployed residents of “The San Diego Community San Diego face in finding College District is the and holding good paying largest workforce trainer jobs in this economy, these in the region,” SDCCD new training opportunities Chancellor Constance should help some of our Carroll stated. “These residents enter careers grants could not have come with upward mobility at a better time to help us potential.” expand job preparation opportunities despite the The grants were received budget reductions from the through the San Diego state. Workforce Partnership, which is acting as a Rich Grosch, SDCCD clearinghouse for the Recovery Act funds

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is proud to announce the 250 young ladies that have been hand-selected to receive this special award. Recipients were chosen for demonstrated and emerging leadership potential in the areas of community building, academics, the arts, family leadership, sports, as well as the category of the undiscovered leader. These young women will benefit from community acknowledgement for their remarkable vision, dedication and courage for being leaders in their own lives and in the community.

The “Spirit of Leadership” Middle School Conference aims to help these girls discover and strengthen the unique gifts, dreams and talents that lie within them, providing them with the tools to become better leaders working toward a better future for all of us. In the San Diego Metropolitan area alone we received many nominations of extraordinary young girls. The following girls from the San Diego Metropolitan area have been nominated and selected for this unique, life-changing opportunity:

Ellen Adkins; Malia Akapito; Veronica Amado; Ashley Arcos; Alejandra Bautista; D’Neisha Brown; Valeria Candelario; Estafani CardosoEstrada; Michelle Chavez; Jessica Chavez; Sandra Cheran; Brissaira Cortez; Julia Covington; Yahaira Drinkard; Delores Duran; Sydney Edwards; Mayra Fernandez; Tatiana Ferreyra; Yesenia Figueroa; Maria Flores; Serina Galindo; Ariana Garcia; Carolina Gazca; Melanie Gonzalez; Vanessa Howard; Kiley Hubbard; Edwina Jimenez; Karen Jiminez; Anna Kerr; Angelica Khounxay; Alejandra LaMarque; Jasmine Lira; Ruby Marquez; Sophie

Martinez; Gema Medina; Janet Medrano; Rosana Mendez; Brittany Michel; Priscilla Michel; Connell Miller; Amci Morales; Saraya Morelad; Natalie Nemeth; Alise Pitts; Kelly Prendergast; Fiva Pulu; Citlaly Radilla; Ariana Ramos; Vivian Reyes; Gina Rios; Samantha Salazar; Rosa Sanchez; Kaneisha Sanders; Sheridan Sigurdson; Allijane Sims; Isabel Trinidad; Veronica Vasquez; Angelica Villanueva; Mary Woods; Cecilia Zamora; Erika Zarate The “Spirit of Leadership” award recipients are invited to the annual one-day conference that has empowered inspired

and changed the lives of thousands of young women. This year’s conference will be a celebration infused with core leadership training including a keynote session by transformational trainer, author and founder of “Motivating the Teen Spirit”, Lisa Nichols. Girls will also experience their first “power lunch” with strong women leaders from the community who volunteer as mentors for the day. This fun and enlightening event opens many doors for young girls and offers them the opportunity to meet and make friends with middle school girls from throughout the county.

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Airport Authority Board authorizes design, construction and funding for The Green Build Largest project in the history of San Diego International Airport moves forward The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Board has voted 7/9/09 to authorize design, construction and funding for The Green Build – Moving Forward, Soaring Higher – formerly known as the Terminal Development Program. When completed, the program will enhance the travelers’ experience and enhance the airport’s efficiency and safety. This is the largest expansion ever at Lindbergh Field in its 81-year history. The Board decision included approval of the budget for The Green Build at approximately $1 billion – $865 million direct costs and $145 million in financing costs. The following improvements are part of The Green Build: 10 new jet gates at Terminal 2 West • A dual-level roadway at Terminal 2, featuring an arrivals curb on level one and a departures curb on level two to relieve current curbside congestion and smart curb technology, which allows travelers to check in for their flight even before entering the

terminal • Additional parking for remain-over-night aircraft to eliminate the need for aircraft to taxi across the runway • T a x i w a y improvements to enhance the flow of aircraft traffic • New, expanded dining and shopping options • More comfortable holding areas at the gates • More and improved security checkpoints • Public art integrated throughout the terminal expansion and outside areas The Green Build will help meet current demand at SDIA, as well as make the traveling experience more comfortable and enjoyable for San Diego County residents and visitors. Design and construction will proceed in partnership with Turner/PLC/FCI Joint Venture for the Terminal 2 West building and airside expansion, and Kiewit/Sundt

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Joint Venture for the duallevel roadway and landside improvements in front of Terminal 2 West. At peak construction, The Green Build is expected to provide nearly 1,000 construction-related jobs. Sustainability and environmental sensitivity are hallmarks of The Green Build. Construction will incorporate sustainable design principles with the goal of meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. The first phase of the project to get under way will be construction of parking for remain-over-night aircraft. The second phase includes terminal and duallevel roadway construction beginning in 2010, pending receipt of California Coastal Commission permits. The Green Build is expected to be completed in late 2012/ early 2013. Stay up-to-date on The Green Build, including construction photos, news stories, hard hat tours and milestones at www.

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officers undertake each day. Our officers are committed to defending our nation’s borders both inbound and outbound, sustaining “The apprehension of these an untiring vigilance in fugitives is a direct result of protecting our homeland,” the outstanding work CBP said William Snyder, CBP director Port of San Diego.




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Water Authority Begins Building Tallest Dam Raise in U.S

San Vicente Dam Raise to increase local water storage capacity by 152,000 acre-feet Construction is under way for the San Vicente Dam Raise project – the tallest dam raise ever in the United States and a vital component of the San Diego County Water Authority’s longterm plan to improve regional water reliability. More than 150 local water and business leaders, along with California Secretary for Natural Resources Mike Chrisman, gathered today near the dam site in Lakeside to commemorate the start of construction of the $568 million project. “Raising San Vicente Dam will provide the biggest increase in regional water storage in San Diego County history,” said Claude “Bud” Lewis, Water Authority Board Chair. “When complete, it will greatly expand our capacity for holding emergency water supplies, as well as water storage for use during times of limited supply like we are experiencing now.” The project, which will also be the tallest dam raise in the world using roller-compacted concrete, will take more than three years to complete. It will raise the height of the city of San

Jerry Sanders. “The Water Authority and its member water agencies have developed a plan to maximize water storage at other reservoirs to make up for San Vicente’s lower water level during construction. This is the kind of mutual aid and cooperation that supports a safe and reliable water supply for San Diego.” The San Vicente Dam Raise will provide 100,000 acre-feet of carryover water storage for use during dry seasons or other times of limited supply. The project is also the final component of the Water Authority’s $1.5 billion Emergency Storage Project, which has been under way for more than a decade. The Emergency Storage Project is a system of reservoirs, pipelines, and other facilities that work together to store and move water around the county in the event of a disaster. When complete, the system will provide 90,100 acre-feet of water stored locally for emergency use.

Diego’s 220-foot-tall dam by 117 feet and provide an additional 152,000 acre-feet of storage, more than doubling the reservoir’s current capacity. (An acre-foot is 325,900 gallons, enough to meet the needs of two single-family homes of four people for a year.)

“Our current drought, regulatory restrictions on pumping water from Northern California, and likely changes in precipitation prompted by climate change give stark evidence why San Diego County needs additional storage capacity,” said Water Authority General Manager Maureen Stapleton. “Storage isn’t a silver bullet for our region’s water reliability, but had this additional storage been available today, it could have significantly reduced the need to cut back water deliveries to our member agencies this year.”

“By working closely with the Water Authority we’ll be able to continue using San Vicente to serve our customers’ day-to-day water needs even while building a taller dam to meet our region’s long-range water reliability needs,” said San Diego Mayor

California Secretary for Natural Resources Mike Chrisman praised the Water Authority for investing in infrastructure projects that not only protect the region’s water reliability, but also ease demand on other parts of the state’s water system.

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The next phase of construction, installing the concrete to raise the height of the dam, is scheduled to begin in spring 2010. The entire project is expected to be complete by late 2012.


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Cherokee Point Elementary School, 3735 38th St. 6:30pm (619) 285-1611 City Heights Business Assoc.

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City Heights Comm. Development Corp. Second Thursday of every other month 4283 El Cajon Blvd. 6pm (619) 584-1535 City Heights Planning Committee First Monday of every month. 3910 University Avenue, Metro Career Center Auditorium 6:30pm (619) 280-3910 www.neighborhoodlink. com/sandiego/chapc City Heights Project Area Committee (PAC) Meetings held the second Monday of the month. 3910 University Avenue, Metro Career Center 6:00pm Contact: (619) 2851611 EL CAJON BLVD

El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Assoc. Second Thursday of the month 3727 El Cajon Blvd 5:30pm (619) 283-3608 FAIRMOUNT PARK

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WOMEN’S HEALTH By Gerald F. Joseph Jr, MD, President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Menopause is a natural part of life for all women. But while the average woman in the US goes through menopause at age 51, some women become menopausal at a much younger age. An estimated 1%–4% of US women have premature menopause, which can happen any time before age 40. Normally, the transition to menopause begins when the ovaries start to produce less estrogen and other hormones that regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle. In the years leading up to menopause (peri-menopause), fewer eggs are released, and plummeting hormone levels lead to symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, sleep problems, vaginal dryness, and moodiness. Official menopause occurs when a woman’s periods have stopped for one full year. Premature menopause may be due to natural causes, including problems with a woman’s ovaries or eggs that are sometimes related to chromosomal or genetic factors, or to conditions or diseases such as diabetes, lupus, thyroid disease, or rheumatoidarthritis.Premature menopause can also be caused by certain surgical and medical treatments. Menopause will set in within days after oophorectomy (surgery to remove the ovaries). Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation in the pelvic area can also lead to menopause, although it may reverse in some women once

the treatments stop. Early menopause increases a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease and bone loss in the future. Getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and regular weight-bearing exercise, such as walking or stair climbing, can help build bone density. Hormone replacement is often prescribed to protect bones and alleviate other symptoms such as hot flashes. Pregnancy is still possible in early menopause, but fertility is drastically reduced. This can be devastating to young women who are still planning on having children. While there are no treatments proven to restore fertility, some women successfully achieve pregnancy through egg donation. Others explore adoption or adjust their family goals to deal with unexpected infertility. Going through menopause early can be a traumatic experience. Young women are often caught off guard by the physical symptoms of menopause and the sudden loss of fertility that comes with it. If you are experiencing premature menopause, talk to your doctor about your options for having a child, and the psychological, emotional, and physical issues that you are facing. He or she can also refer you to counselors and fertility specialists that may be able to help.



A 36 year-old male is the fifth death associated with the Novel H1N1 Influenza virus in San Diego County, the Health and Human ServicesAgency (HHSA) confirmed. The individual has underlying health issues and died on Saturday, July 4th. Dr. Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County Public Health Officer will be available to provide more information today from 1-3 p.m. “We want to send our thoughts and sympathies to the family of this individual,” said Wooten. “We again remind all San Diego County residents to continue to be vigilant about using commonsense steps to prevent the spread of this flu by covering their coughs and sneezes, washing their hands frequently and properly and, most importantly, staying home if they are sick. “The pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus is widespread throughout our community. It’s not uncommon that the virus will be seen in congregate situations like camps, long-term care facilities or other places where large numbers of people reside or gather.” The public is also encouraged to stay home from work or school if they have influenza-like illness or symptoms similar to the seasonal flu which include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. “If an individual with underlying medical conditions is experiencing influenzalike illness or symptoms, they should contact their primary care physician in a timely manner,” added Wooten. For additional information on pandemic H1N1 influenza visit or www. or call 2-1-1 San Diego.


HOME & LIFESTYLE Light Up the Garden with Daylilies

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Gardening With Charlie Kathie Bond-Borie, Guest Columnist Though each flower lasts but a day, daylilies light up the garden with blooms for many weeks. The common orange and yellow stalwarts have given way to color combinations too numerous to list, and browsing a catalog is enough to make a gardener swoon. With flowers that are single or double, ruffled or smooth, large or diminutive, there are daylilies for every taste. Best of all, daylilies ask very little of us – just a partially sunny spot and average soil. These plants are categorized in several different ways. Deciduous kinds go dormant in frosty weather, evergreens can tolerate frost and grow all winter in mild regions, and there is an intermediate group called semi-evergreen. The rule of thumb is to avoid deciduous daylilies south of Zone 8 and avoid evergreens north of Zone 7. The height provided in nursery descriptions doesn’t refer to the foliage but to the height of the flower stalk. Flower stalks on the shorter varieties grow as high as 12 inches, while stalks of the tallest reach more than six feet high. Single daylilies have six petals. Double varieties have a second set of petals, often ruffled. Flower size ranges from 11/2 inches – miniature varieties – to eight or nine inches across. Some modern daylilies, called “tetraploids,” have twice as many chromosomes as the normal varieties, which gives them larger leaves and larger flowers The color range of daylilies has expanded to include everything but blue and pure white, and many blossoms are bi- or tri-colored. Growing Tips Daylilies are stalwarts of the perennial border, but they shine in other spots, too. Vigorous daylilies make weed- and erosion-proof ground covers. Plant them on banks and roadsides or along waterways. Use dwarf daylilies in rock gardens, in containers, or as edging for flowerbeds. When planting several daylily varieties, arrange drifts of a single variety. A random mix almost always looks spotty from spring through fall. Group at least three clumps of one variety together to get both a more natural look and a stronger impact at show time. Daylilies grow best in full sun, ideally six hours or more daily. However, in hot and dry climates, they benefit from some afternoon shade, as well as irrigation during bloom. Also, many of the deep reds and the paler shades hold their colors better in partial shade. In any zone, daylilies will perform reasonably well with half a day’s shade; they just won’t bloom as vigorously.

Daylilies grow well in a wide range of soils. You can plant daylilies successfully almost any time the ground can be worked. The ideal time to transplant and divide is in spring as the shoots begin to emerge, or immediately after bloom. In Zones 9 and 10, plant in early spring (February or March) or fall; avoid planting in mid-summer. Likewise in the Southeast, don’t plant during midsummer because the high temperatures and humidity may cause new plants to rot. When planting in fall in cold regions, move the plants at least a month before hard frosts to allow new roots to take hold against frost heaving. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart. Plant at the same depth plants grew previously or slightly higher to allow for settling. Firm soil, then water. Some cultivars can grow for 20 years without requiring division, but others may need division every second or third season. You’ll know it’s time when you notice flower production declining. For more tips and garden information visit Courtesy of Family Features

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Arts &Entertainment Calendar

By: James Colt Harrison



San Diego Museum of Man Gives Public ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Access, Insight to Restoration and Preservation of Thousands of

Art & Museums Museum of Latin American Art: “Of Rage and Redemption—the Art of Oswaldo Guayasamin,” features Ecuadorian artist’s work. Now – Aug.16, (562) 437-1689, Long Beach. San Diego Museum of Art: “Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power,” features celebrities photos, politicians, pop icons, etc. June 6 – Sept. 6; “Calder Jewelry” shows 88 stunning works of art. Sculptor Alexander Calder designs jewelry. July 25 – Jan. 3, 2010. Balboa Park. (619) 696-1941. San Diego Museum of Man: “Skull Stories: The Art of Ancient Surgery,” shows methods and tools. Now – Sept. 13. Balboa Park, (619) 239-2001. Santa Monica Museum of Art: “Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, Paintings 1964-2007” features life-sized portraits of everyday African-Americans. Now – Aug. 22, Bergamot Station, (310) 586-6488. Miscellaneous Peterson Automobile Museum: “What Were They Thinking” features oddball cars and oddities on the road. Now – Sept. 20. Los Angeles, (323) 930-2277. Viejas Movies In The Park: Film critic Diana Saenger hosts “Tuesdays in the Park” every week with movie favorites. July 21: “Hotel For Dogs”; July 28: “Surf’s Up” ; August 4: “The Ant Bully”; August 11: “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone”; Sundown at Viejas Outlet Center at the park, Alpine. Free. Film

“Bruno” is Sacha Baron Chone’s revenge for “Borat.” In another hilarious put-on, he plays the outrageous , gay fashion expert Bruno, who more or less forces people to recognize their own prejudices. It’s a satire and will make you laugh. Universal.

“My Sister’s Keeper” is a weeper of monstrous proportions. Cameron Diaz has a chance to shine in this film about a young girl dying of cancer. Sophia Vasileva plays the girl. Alec Baldwin, Jason Patric, Abigail Breslin, and Joan Cusack star.

“Easy Virtue” is a comedy based on Noel Coward’s witty play. Jessica Biel and Kristen Scott Thomas throw sharp barbs at each other in a battle for propriety.

“Public Enemies” stars the wonderful Johnny Depp as infamous gangster John Dillinger. Set in the 1930s, the story follows Dillinger’s rise to gangster stardom as one of the most wanted men in America. Depp plays the thug as a charismatic, daring young man. Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard plays his moll. Christian Bale, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff add color. Universal.

“Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” in rollicking 3Dis a continuation of those hilarious animals who made such a hit in “Ice Age.” Animation is phenomenal, as is the 3D process. 20th Century Fox. “I Hate Valentine’s Day” stars Nia Vardalos as a flower shop owner in New York who has two stereotypical gay assistants (Amir Arison, Stephen Guarino). She refuses to go on more than five dates with one guy and ruins any relationships that may develop. John Corbett plays a restaurant owner who dates Nia. IFC Films. “Il Divo” is a smashing look at political corruption in Italy. The film depicts a true-life politician (Tony Servillo) and the colorful characters and matter-of-fact assassinations used in powerful circles. Terrific film in Italian. Winner of Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival. Music Box Films. “Life Is Hot In Cracktown” is filled with characters such as a pre-op transsexual who is a prostitute, her thief boyfriend, and a little boy who lives with his mother in a welfare hotel are some of the colorful characters who populate the neighborhood. Victor Rasuk stars with Lara Flynn Boyle , Illeana Douglas, Kerry Washington. Lightening Media.

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“The Stoning of Saroya M.” shows what a rotten government is in Iran and how their traditions ruin a woman’s life. Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (Oscar®nominated for “House of Sand and Fog”) portrays the abused woman in this true story. Jim Caviezel. Roadside Attractions. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is starring young favorites Shia La Boeuf and Megan Fox. Watch for the newly redesigned Camaro sports car! More explosions and vicious machines. Miss Fox emerges as a beautiful new starlet. DreamWorks Pictures/ Paramount Pictures. “Up” is an exciting 3D animated film from Disney/Pixar. A 78 year-old man (Ed Asner) dreams of tying balloons to his house and sailing away to South America. With Christopher Plummer and John Ratzenberger. Walt Disney.

Museum Artifacts ‘Treasures Uncovered’ exhibit is now open, free with paid admission San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park opened “Museum of Man Collections: Treasures Uncovered,” an exhibit that gives visitors unprecedented access to witness curators and preservationists at work restoring thousands of museum artifacts in the collection that spans thousands of years. As a leading anthropological museum, The San Diego Museum of Man’s collections represent the peoples from the American West, Mexico, Central and South America, and other regions of the world. Trained staff and volunteers will preserve more than 100,000 objects and 50,000 historic photographs in the museum’s newly developed Collections Resource Center (CRC). “Treasures Uncovered” opened to the public on July 1, and will be open for the next few years

until all pieces in the collection have been properly preserved and cataloged. Access to “Treasures Uncovered” is included with regular museum admission.

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Humphrey’s By The Bay: Cowboy Junkies & Son Volt, July 15; Gabriel Iglesias, July 17; Jewel, July19; Tears for Fears,

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This is the first time an exhibit like this has taken place at a museum in Balboa Park. Not only does the exhibit give behind the scenes access, but it also provides a tremendous cost-savings to the San Diego Museum of Man. Typically, museums and arts organizations have to send out their objects and artifacts to be restored, which is very costly. Another key piece to the restoration process was the donation of a refrigeration unit by the Waitt Family Foundation, to help preserve the Museum’s most delicate pieces.

Old Globe Theater: “ Jerry Herman’s Broadway” comes in for one night only. Aug. 23; Balboa Park, (619) 231-1941. Welk Resort Theater: ”Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, Now- Aug. 30; “The Altar Boyz,” July 31; “Andrews Brothers, Sept. 3 – Nov. 8; Irving Berlin’s “I Love A Piano,” Sept. 18; “Plaid Tidings,” Nov. 13; Phone 1-888-802-7469, #8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido. ***Calendar compiled by James Colt Harrison. Send Arts & Entertainment news & photos to Calendar, P.O. Box 8010, La Jolla, California 92038-8010.




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COUNTY APPOINTS NEW PUBLIC DEFENDER County Chief Administrative Officer Walt Ekard appointed new Public Defender Henry C. Coker, officials announced. Since 1996, Coker has been the Chief Deputy of Branch Offices for the County Public Defender’s Office. In this position, he supervised all branches of the Public Defender’s Office, which

includes approximately 100 attorneys. Prior to that, Coker worked for the Public Defender’s Office as a trial attorney, Felony Team leader, and the head of the Child Advocacy Division. Former Public Defender Steve Carroll is retiring after 22 years of service to the County.

“Henry’s got a strong background as a trial attorney, community leader, and administrator - just the experience this office needs. As a Chief Deputy with the Public Defender’s Office for over a decade, Henry’s managed all of the branch offices, including the dependency program,” Ekard said. “He’s got unique

skills and a collaborative Coker began his career spirit and I know he’s going teaching English and to serve the County well.” literature at a high school in North Carolina.Coker Before joining the County, earned his bachelor’s Coker worked as a Senior degree in English literature Personnel Analyst in and has a master’s degree in the Human Resources educational administration. Department at the UCSD His law degree is from the Medical Center where he Thomas Jefferson College managed 1500 employees. of Law in San Diego.

Greater San Diego Business Association Appoints New Chief Executive The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA), which ranks as the second largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and supportive chamber of commerce in the country, has announced the appointment of San Diego native Tom Luhnow as its new chief executive officer, effective July 13. Luhnow returns to San Diego after serving 12 years as executive director of Flying House Productions (FHP), home of the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus. He will replace outgoing GSDBA Chief Executive Officer Joyce Marieb, who served in the position for the past

nine years and facilitated the organization’s growth to a current membership of more than 800 businesses and professionals. Luhnow’s achievements at FHP included establishing financial stability, expanding the organization’s fundraising efforts and starting the women’s chorus. In addition, the men’s chorus became the largest gay men’s chorus in the world during his tenure. When asked about the mission of the choruses, Luhnow said, “It isn’t about the music. Of course musical excellence is critical, but the music is a means to the end, which is a world that accepts

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Congresswoman Susan Davis Supports Full Benefits for Military Retirees


Under current policy, there are disabled military retirees who have the amount of their disability benefits offset from their military pension, which is known as the “veterans tax.” Tight budgets have prevented Congress from coming up with a permanent fix. As Chairwoman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, Congresswoman Davis and her colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee led the effort to find the necessary funding for this important measure. “The disabled veterans tax has been an economic burden on our military retirees for far too long,” said Davis. “What we are doing today will provide relief for many men and woman who were severely disabled during their service to our country. But we need to find a permanent fix, and one that includes the retirees not covered by this bill. I know my colleagues and I are committed to making this happen.” Under the “pay as you go rules” of the House of Representatives, any spending increase must be matched by a revenue increase or spending decrease. Efforts are underway to find the $5.1 billion needed to achieve the goal of covering all military retirees who are victims of the “veterans tax.” Davis is an original cosponsor of H.R. 2990.


Attacking Violent Crime in Mid-City: 11 Arrests Councilmember Gloria Applauds Recent Police Action San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria today announced that the San Diego Police Department’s attack on crime in Mid-City resulted in arrests and a demonstrable drop in violent crime in targeted areas. “Mid-City is safer today because Captain Lawrence McKinney and his division of the San Diego Police have taken criminals off our streets,” said

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) voted for a one-year fix to ensure eligible veterans receive their full retirement and disability payments. The Disabled Military Retiree Relief Act (H.R. 2990) was approved by the House of Representatives on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 404-0.


Councilmember Gloria, a 6 misdemeanor citations resident of City Heights. 15 traffic citations Over a five day period last week, the commanding 6 impounded vehicles officers deployed a number of resources to target areas 86 field interviews in Mid-City that have been hit hard recently by violent crime. This action resulted The Police Department will continue to focus on in: these targeted locations to improve safety, which 4 felony arrests is key because crime rates generally increase 7 misdemeanor arrests during the warm summer

months. Councilmember Gloria commented on his appreciation of law enforcement personnel. “The men and women of the San Diego Police Department put their lives on the line every day to protect our community,” said the councilmember. “I appreciate their efforts, their creativity and their continued dedication to proactivelyaddressingcrime in our neighborhoods.”

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If you want love to spice up, be unconventional. When it concerns your choice of romantic partner, don’t be discouraged by what others think. At work, watch, listen and learn. What goes around comes around – don’t labor on the negative. .

Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t be tempted to jump to conclusions and make rash decisions. Instead, be analytical and strategic to achieve the best result. In the romantic arena, love intensifies. Get out and about – socialize!. I

In the career arena, the spotlights on you! Pleasant surprises are headed your way. However, be careful not to be too pushy – let a situation evolve by itself. On the romantic front, it’s not what you say; it’s how you say it that counts..

Focus on work. Discipline and determination are top priority to achieve the end goal. If love is trying your patience, remember, all relationships are different. Lighten up – even someone’s quirky character points can be endearing. .

Get ready for action! At work, if someone puts you in a hot spot, think on your feet to be the star of the moment. As superiors see your full potential, you’ll enter the big–time career stakes with an income to match. Don’t hold back – go for it!.

Enjoy the simple things in life. High expectations in love can lead to disappointments. Relax, and take a relationship at face value. At work, it’s about action, motivation and purpose. The strain on your wallet is coming to an end. .


THIS WEEK IN HISTORY July 12, 1984 Ferraro named vice presidential candidate Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announces that he has chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate

Libra Sep 23 - Oct 22

Scorpio Oct 23 - Nov 21

Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19

Aquarius Jan 20 - Feb 18

Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20

Change is coming. Be careful of taking erratic moods out on those closest. Instead, all the answers you need to conquer the world are right there inside your own head (and heart). If there’s ever a time and a place to shake it up, it’s now!.

Most things in life are negotiable. If debating an issue in your head, get a second opinion. Ask a good friend for their viewpoint. True love is in the air – be reckless and throw caution to the wind if a beautiful stranger crosses your path. .

Focus on you, and leave other people to sort out their own issues. Keeping love and money matters separate is a wise move. Intertwined, they can be an explosive combination. With Venus in your sign, reset relationship boundaries. .

Beware of mixing business and pleasure. Blurring the lines between both is tricky and trying to please everyone can be a thankless job. In the romantic arena, being upfront by saying how you feel can help rather than hinder a love–fest. .

Beware of mixing business and pleasure. Blurring the lines between both is tricky and trying to please everyone can be a thankless job. In the romantic arena, being upfront by saying how you feel can help rather than hinder a love–fest. .

Life is exciting! There’s so much good stuff happening – it’s time to put your needs first. When being as faithful as a puppy dog and generous with your time and money – choose a partner whose worthy of your affections. .

July 13, 1985 Live Aid concert At Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of faminestricken Africans. July 14, 1789 French revolutionaries storm Bastille


Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs July 15, 1971 Nixon announces visit to communist China


18. Pasts

1. Bounce back, in a way

23. Bantu javelins

5. Posted

24. Shipbuilding material

11. Computer monitor, for short

25. Eastern European

14. Snail-like

26. “Shake a leg!”

15. When it’s useable in computer-

27. Bad day for Caesar


28. Bar order, with “the”

16. “___ Baby Baby” (Linda

29. H.S. class

Ronstadt hit)

30. Engagement bauble

17. Breakfast order

34. Classmates database member

19. “Much ___ About Nothing”

35. “No problem!”

20. Small AK city

36. Wine label info

21. Wood sorrel

38. Collaborative website

22. Horse opera

39. Big-ticket ___

24. Automotive system 28. Wise or people? 31. Veins of minerals 32. Met expectations? 33. Breakfast order 37. Stole material 38. Husbands’ sides 40. Stickum 41. Cholesterol-free breakfast ingredient 43. Mrs. Bush 44. Like some buckets 45. CSI sadistic type? 46. Heat measuring instruments

50. He wrote ‘The Seasons’

Carolina’s motto)

51. Physics unit

2. Whodunit hint

52. Obstinate animal

3. Blow one’s horn

55. Hart Trophy winner, 1970-72

4. Control

56. Incorrectly

5. Mideast capital

61. ___ v. Wade

6. Beelike

62. Pig-like laughs

7. It would

63. Half man--half goat

8. Deception

64. Lt.’s inferior

9. Kiwi comparable

65. Most level headed

10. Testifier

66. Crude group?

11. Cousin of a raccoon

Down 1. “___ quam videri” (North

12. Where to get a fast buck? 13. Rose’s burr

42. Restrain 43. Florida Key 45. Least 46. Routine task 47. Hank of baseball 48. Stringed instruments 49. Campgrounds’ abodes 52. “By yesterday!” 53. Swing about 54. Harmony 57. Genetic info carrier 58. Howard of “Happy Days” 59. Bauxite, e.g. 60. ET carrier


During a live television and radio broadcast, President Richard Nixon stuns the nation by announcing that he will visit communist China July 16, 1945 Atom bomb successfully tested At 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo

July 17, 1955 Disneyland opens Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits. July 18, 1940 FDR nominated for unprecedented third term Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term. For these and more great history facts visit www.

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