October 12, 2007

Community Notes:

CV City Manager at SCVCA Community Meeting

The Monday, October 22, 2007 meeting of the Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association will host a presentation by City Manager David Garcia concerning our budget deficit and ways he is proposing to balance the budget. We will also have the people who are proposing the enlargement of the peaker power plant now south of Main and too close to Otay Elementary School and homes. Please come and make your opinions known. It is our responsibility to protect our community. Our meeting will start at 6:45PM at the MAAC Charter School, 1385 Third Ave. (between Palomar and Quintard). More information: (619) 425-5771, www.swcvca.org.


El lunes octubre 22, 2007 la reunión de Asociación Cívica del sudoeste de Chula Vista recibirá una presentación por Administrador municipal David Garcia con respecto a nuestro déficit presupuestario y las maneras que él propone nivelar el presupuesto. Tendremos también a las personas que proponen la ampliación de la planta de Peaker , que actualmente muy cerca de la escuela de Otay y residentes. Venga por favor y haga sus opiniones conocidas. Es nuestra responsabilidad de proteger nuestra comunidad. Nuestra reunión empezará en 6:45PM en la Escuela de MAAC, 1385 Tercera Ave. (entre Palomar y Quintard). Más información: (619) 425-5771, www.swcvca.org.

14th Annual Border Energy Forum

October 18-19, 2007

Government and private sector leaders from the U.S.-Mexico border region will gather in San Diego, California at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley for the 14th Annual Border Energy Forum on October 18th and 19th, 2007. The annual forum alternates between U.S. and Mexican border states and this year will focus on renewable energy potential in the Southwest United States and Northern Mexico.

Key issues on this year’s agenda include the future of energy policy, water and energy efficiency, border energy infrastructure, transportation fuels, financing energy projects, energy production and the environment, and natural gas production and markets.

The Border Energy Forum brings together U.S. and Mexican leaders from industry, government, educational institutions and environmental organizations to develop cutting edge strategies grounded in economic reality. Keynote speakers include Irene M. Stillings of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, James D. Boyd of the California Energy Commission, and CP José Guadalupe Zamorano, of the Comisión de Servicios Públicos de Tijuana. The forum has gained a strong reputation as a neutral ground to discuss energy-related challenges common to both sides of the border.

The forum will begin with an opening reception on the evening of October 17th. A special energy tour of San Diego will be provided at the conclusion of the conference on October 19th. For more information or to register, visit www.borderenergyforum.org.

Logan Heights to Host 80th Anniversary Celebration

The City of San Diego Public Library and the Friends of the Logan Heights Library will host a celebratory event to mark the 80th anniversary of a beloved local landmark on Saturday, October 13th from 12-2 P.M. The library is located at 811 S. 28th St. This event is free and open to the public. Stop by for a piece of birthday cake, live music and photographs of the past, present and future libraries of the Logan Heights community.

Democratic “Candidate Recruitfest”

All East County Democrats are invited to the “Candidate Recruitfest,” sponsored by the East County Democratic Club held at the Rancho San Diego Library on Sunday, Oct 21st, 2pm (gather at 1:30pm). This is your opportunity to find out what elected offices are available and which ones you are qualified to seek. Many seats are either unfilled or unchallenged. Admission is free and open to the public. The library located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, 92019. Info: (619) 820-5321 or http://www.ecdcweb.org.

Southwestern College HEC, NC Hosts 2nd Annual Block Party

Food, Fun and Entertainment to be held on October 17th

WHAT: The Southwestern College (SWC) Higher Education Center at National City (HEC, NC) is proud to present its 2nd Annual Block Party. South County residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the campus, the College’s programs and services and tour the facility. The Block Party will also provide fun, food and entertainment, featuring special guest DJ Rags and the SWC Hip Hop Dance Crew.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Higher Education Center at National City, 880 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950

International Community Foundation to Co-Host Second Annual Fundraising Gala for Cross-Border Philanthropy

WHAT: The International Community Foundation will co-host its second annual binational fundraising gala to support charitable giving and volunteerism benefiting communities and local nonprofit organizations with an emphasis in Baja California.

The International Community Foundation is co-hosting the event with its Baja California-based sister foundation – Fundación Internacional de la Comunidad A.C. The gala, named “San Diego-Baja California: Working Together Toward a Healthier Future,” will celebrate efforts to expand regional cross-border philanthropy and improve health in the San Diego-Baja California border region. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the International Community Foundation’s Sustainable Communities Fund and Fundación Internacional de la Comunidad A.C.

Activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a VIP reception on the Marina View Terrace at the Kona Kai Resort. Beginning at 6 p.m., guests can participate in a festive silent auction, which boasts a collection of exclusive items from both sides of the border. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in the Point Loma Ballroom, followed a performance by Tijuana-based Ele and dancing at 9 p.m.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007
WHERE: Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
TICKETS: $150 for gala tickets

For tickets, gala sponsorship opportunities or additional information on the International Community Foundation, call 858/677-2913 or visit http://www.icfdn.org.  

Project SARAH of Jewish Family Service Raises Emergency Funds for Domestic Violence Survivors

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic abuse affects approximately 25% of all women. Abuse crosses all boundaries and affects all types of relationships, all economic classes, all ages and genders, and all religions. In fact, Jewish women tend to stay in abusive relationships for five to seven years longer than the general population. Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home) of Jewish Family Service of San Diego offers support, therapy, financial assistance, and emergency assistance to all individuals experiencing domestic abuse, as well as prevention education and outreach in the Jewish community.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Project SARAH is hosting the Third Annual Game Day on October 25, 2007, from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Over 150 people attended last year’s event and showed their support for survivors of abuse. Proceeds from the event directly benefit Project SARAH clients in crisis.

Participants enjoy a delicious kosher luncheon and play games like Mah-Jongg, Kaluki, Bridge, and many others. This year’s Game Day features a separate quiet area for bridge players and the option to bring your own game and team of four. Tickets are $25 per single player, or $100 for a group of four. The event will take place at Congregation Beth Israel located at 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, 92122, with validated parking available at the La Jolla Gateway parking lot next door. Registration must be received before Wednesday, October 10, 2007. For more information about this event, please contact 858-637-3043 or register online at www.jfssd.org.

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