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Pacific Beach Town Council to Host Mayoral Candidate Forum Wednesday, September 18th • 6-8pm Mission Bay High School Auditorium 2475 Grand Ave, PB 92109 For more information visit:

Free College Program Expands to 3,100 Students for New Academic Year Enrollment has increased again for the San Diego Promise, the San Diego Community College District’s free college program. Approximately 3,100 San Diego Promise students are expected at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges when classes begin August 19. This is a 48 percent increase over the 2018-19

City College Promise student Melanie Angulo will be entering her second year in the two-year program. Enrollment in the program has increased from 186 students in 2016-17 to 3,100 this coming academic year.

academic year, when about 2,100 enrolled. It also makes the San Diego Promise one of the largest free community college programs in California. The San Diego Promise provides two years of free tuition and book grants to all first-time students who enroll full-time. The SDCCD launched the program three years ago with just 186 students. Since then, it has increased exponentially and is now attracting students from across the state. In fact, students from 122 high schools outside of San Diego County have enrolled for upcoming academic year.

“The success of the San Diego Promise is good news for San Diego, especially our local workforce since Promise students tend to finish their academic programs faster and with less student debt,” said Lynn Neault, SDCCD Vice Chancellor of Student Services. “A remarkable 98 percent of these graduates will stay in San Diego after completing their academic programs.” To further boost student completion, and thanks to the generosity of donors, the San Diego Promise will for the first time enroll a limited number of part-time students who meet specific criteria. These include Promise students from the past academic year who cannot continue to attend full-time due to work or family commitments. Accommodations are also being made for more Continuing Education students, foster youth, veterans, and formerly incarcerated students who would otherwise not qualify for the program. Neault says the SDCCD is able to expand the program as a result of increased state funding as well as continuing philanthropic support, which has exceeded $1 million in donations from local individuals and corporations. “Dollar for dollar,” said Neault. “This is the best investment we can make in the future of our community.” In addition to financial assistance, the San Diego Promise program provides counseling and hands-on support to help students develop and stick to a plan to meet their educational and career goals. Eighty-four percent of last year’s Promise participants are students of color who saw higher success rates than their non-Promise peers.

Thieves Posing as City Employees Rob Elderly La Jolla Woman & SDPD Reminder The two suspects pictured claimed to be from the water department and under the guise of conducting a water test, entered the home of an elderly victim. The suspects stole jewelry and cash. On August 9, 2019 at 3:30 p.m., two males knocked on the door of a residence in the La Jolla community. The elderly victim answered the door and the males identified themselves as being from the “water department” and said they were there to conduct a water test at the residence. The victim allowed the two men to enter

and once inside, the suspects distracted the victim by turning on various facets inside and outside the home while they took turns going into different rooms. The two suspects stole jewelry and cash and at this time, the exact loss is still being determined. The victim was unharmed during this encounter. Suspect #1 is described as a dark skin male, approximately 30 years old, 5’6, 160lbs, with a well-manicured beard. Suspect #2 is described as a dark skin male, approximately 40 years old, 6’0, 210lbs, heavier set, with no facial hair.


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Clairemont Woman’s Club by Marge Weber

Hi Everybody...we’re back and raring to go. Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Balboa Community Church. {Directions below} We are fortunate to have Eleanor Slaughter of The Clairemont Senior Citizen Center on Bannock Ave to speak to us about what the Center, aptly called the Jewel of Clairemont, has to offer the community. Come find out what the Center can do for you or a senior you know. Refreshments will be served. Every year one of our main projects is a scholarship to a senior girl at Clairemont HS and Madison HS. Other projects will be announced later. Our club objectives are the promotion of social concerns, civic interests and educational activities for the members for the community at large. These are accomplished by having speakers enlighten us, raising monies for the March of Dimes, the Heifer Project

These suspects are also wanted for questioning in a similar case which occurred on August 1, 2019 in the community of Bird Rock. In that case, a person matching the description of suspect #1 used the same ruse and stole jewelry from another elderly victim. Anyone with information is asked to call the SDPD’s Elder Abuse Unit at (619) 446-1070 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. The San Diego Police Department would like to remind community members that this tactic is a common ruse for criminals. Be cautious when unknown persons are asking to come into your home under the pretense they work for city departments, utility companies or construction companies. It is best to always ask for a

Pennies for Pines, etc. and by giving of our time to various venues such as the Clairemont Community Services Assoc., Meals on Wheels, Boxtops for Education and collecting eyeglasses for the Lion’s Club. But we are not all work and no play. Our social activities include a trip to Viejas Casino, a monthly book club, a book exchange, Daytime Gourmets to various restaurants, luncheons, a tea, and get togethers in our homes. Want to join us and help give back? Come and introduce yourself on Sept. 4th. We welcome you. For more information about CWC, visit our website at or “like” us on Facebook. You may also call Jackie at (858) 273-7664. Directions: Balboa Community Church at 6555 Balboa Ave. 92111. Please park around the corner in the church parking lot off Mt. Albertine. Entrance to our meeting is under the stairwell.

picture identification from the individual and deny access to your home if you cannot confirm they are there for a legitimate reason. City of San Diego Pubic Utilities Department workers will never go into a residence unless an appointment has been made by the resident. Workers will always arrive in a city vehicle marked with the City of San Diego logo. If a City of San Diego resident is approached by someone who identifies themselves as being from the water department, the resident can always call the Public Utilities Department directly at 619-515-3525. The operator can verify the employment status of any employee and can also verify if work is scheduled to be completed

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The Clairemont Times September 2019  

San Diego Audubon Society, San Diego Mesa College, MTS, Metropolitan Transit System, Owen Megura, Friars Rd Off-Ramp, San Diego Promise, Cla...

The Clairemont Times September 2019  

San Diego Audubon Society, San Diego Mesa College, MTS, Metropolitan Transit System, Owen Megura, Friars Rd Off-Ramp, San Diego Promise, Cla...