April 11, 2008

Community Notes:

Public Form on Prop. E

The Northwest Civic Association will host an educational Forum on Proposition E at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library auditorium (4th & F Street), Monday April 14th at 6:00 p.m.

If it passes in the June 3rd election, Prop E would limit building heights on Third Avenue between E and G to 45 feet. It would also require voter approval for any General Plan change that proposed to increase building heights above 84 feet - except for those areas in the General Plan where high rise buildings are already allowed, such as West of Interstate 5, the trolley transit areas and the planned Eastern Urban Center.

Come to the Forum to hear members of each side of the issue make their case. For further information, please call 619-253-6106. www.northwestchulavista.org.

Chula Vista City Council Candiates Forum

The Northwest Civic Association & La Prensa San Diego will co-sponsor a forum for Chula Vista City Council Candidates, seats #3 & 4 on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chula Vista Special Event Center (formerly the Lion’s Club) at 547 Fourth Avenue in Chula Vista. Invited candidates include (seat 3) Devonna Almagro, Pamela Bensoussan & Russ Hall, & (seat 4) Patricia Aguilar, Steve Castaneda, Pat Moriarty, & Scott Vinson. The moderator will be former mayor Steve Padilla. Audience members will have an opportunity to submit written questions. Join us at the forum and learn about the candidates and issues. Free. Parking and seating are limited. For further information, please call 619-253-6106. www.northwestchulavista.org.

Enough is Enough! No More Cuts to Education!

Who: Parents, Teachers, Classified Staff, Administrators, Board Members, Students

When: Friday, April 18

What: Rally: 5 - 5:30 p.m. at the North County Regional Education Center (NCREC) 255 Pico Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069

The strategy now is to raise awareness and generate publicity in April as the Governor works on the May Revise. North County Regional Education Center (NCREC) in San Marcos will be the destination for those coming from San Marcos, Escondido, Ramona, Poway, Valley Center, etc. Speakers will address the crowd for about 30 minutes, then the group will march to the Twin Oaks Valley overpass at Highway 78. Plans are for marchers to carry signs with the “Enough is Enough! No More Cuts.

The Arc of San Diego’s Starlight Center Holds Giant Yard Sale

Saturday, April 12 – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 1280 Nolan Avenue, Chula Vista

The Arc of San Diego, a local not-for-profit and one of the region’s largest human-service agencies, is holding a giant yard sale on Saturday, April 12, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1280 Nolan Avenue in Chula Vista. Proceeds from the sale are earmarked for rebuilding the Starlight Center and to better provide for the needs of the people with developmental disabilities in the South Bay.

  The giant yard sale will include furniture, appliances, dishes, glassware, linens, jewelry, décor items, books, toys, hand-crafted gifts and a large variety of sewing and craft supplies, all to be sold at sensationally low prices.


Coca-Cola Mini Grant Proposals Due April 22

The Request For Proposals was issued for the Coca-Cola Mini Grant Program. The due date for all proposals is April 22, 2008. This competitive process calls on all non-profit youth-serving and youth-driven organizations and/or programs to apply for funding to assist in their efforts to benefit Ocean-side youth.

The funding comes from the City’s agreement with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., and is specifically allocated for youth projects, programs and events in the City of Oceanside, to directly benefit Oceanside youth.

Two grant opportunities are available: (1) the Parks & Recreation Commission’s “Opportunities for Youth,” which is designated for any youth service provider with a nonprofit status based out of Oceanside; and (2) the Youth Commission’s “For Youth By Youth,” which is exclusively for youth programs that are initiated and carried out by youth.

Funds will be awarded through a competitive process and will be distributed in September 2008. The applications can be picked up at the Parks & Recreation main office at 300 North Coast Highway or downloaded from the Web at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us. From the homepage, select Coca-Cola Mini Grant program. Applications must be filled-out completely and returned no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2008. For more information please call Greg Milano at (760) 435-5551.

Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan to Visit CSUSM

Cindy Sheehan, the peace activist who camped outside of President Bush’s Texas ranch and helped reignite the peace movement, will speak on campus of California State University San Marcos on Thursday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m. in Room 240 of the Arts Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Sheehan will share her experiences after her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq.

“Evening with the Experts” Presents Justice Without Borders

Explore the global movement seeking justice and accountability for the most grave human rights abuses during the Evening with the Experts presentation, “Justice Without Borders, ” a documentary film produced by Amnesty International, on Friday, April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at San Diego Miramar College.

San Diego Miramar College is located at 10440 Black Mountain Road, one block west of I-15 between Mira Mesa Blvd. and Carroll Canyon Road.


Jueves, 17 de abril, 12:30-2:30pm

City Heights/Weingart Branch Library, 3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego CA 92105

El Foundation Center y la Fundación Comunitaria de San Diego se complacen en ofrecer “Principios de la escritura de propuestas” en San Diego para celebrar la publicación de la edición en español de la nueva Guía para escribir propuestas. Ofreceremos un programa lleno de enseñanzas en español, dedicado a los profesionales hispano-hablantes que están sirviendo la comunidad Latina en organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Los participantes recibirán gratis la nueva traducción de la Guía.

¡Este programa es completamente gratis!

El día se tratará de los temas siguientes:

Introducción a los recursos del Foundation Center.

Principios de la escritura de propuestas

Curso de orientación sobre el proceso de escritura de propuestas para fundaciones y corporaciones: Aprenda cuáles son los elementos más claves de una propuesta, cuándo se presenta la propuesta en el proceso de una solicitud y cómo encontrar ejemplos de propuestas exitosas.


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