March 14, 2008

Community Notes:

The Red CalacArts Collective Presents The 4th Annual
In Calacalandia
Home of Chelo y Brent
502 Rose Dr.
National City, Califas 91950

Sunday, March 16, 2008, Noon-4pm

Help support Chicano Park’s 38th anniversary!
Don’t miss out on this once a year gathering to raise funds for our beloved parque.
$20.00 per adult - Kids 12-17 $5 - Kids under 12 free

Antonieta’s Famous Menudo and Posole

Firme sounds by:
The Return of Bill Caballero!
Los Romanticos
Chunky & The Chicano Park All-Star Band
Plus: Son Jarocho

Organized by the Red CalacArts Collective.
For more info call (619) 920-1713.
or visit and

All funds raised, after expenses, go to the Chicano Park Steering Committee.
For more info on the CPSC visit
Don’t forget! Chicano Park Day is Saturday April 19, 2008 from 10am-5pm.

College Money Available to Chula Vista Students

Chula Vista Masonic Lodge #626 F&AM Scholarships
Arthur and Nora Spencer Masonic Scholarship - Value $1,000
Dean A. Spencer Masonic Scholarship - Value $1,000
Thomas A. Spencer Masonic Scholarship - Value $1,000

The Chula Vista Masonic Lodge is offering three $1,000 scholarships to incoming San Diego State University (SDSU) freshmen from a Chula Vista area high school. Our purpose is to assist Chula Vista students in obtaining a successful college experience and to support students entering SDSU under the Compact for Success program.

Requirements are simple: we ask that the high school student enroll as a full-time freshman at San Diego State University in the fall 2008 and demonstrate some public or community service. A letter of recommendation addressing character, etc. is also required from a teacher, counselor, employer or community leader. Finalists will be interviewed. Each applicant shall be automatically considered for all three scholarships.

Applications may be obtained from the chairman of the lodge scholarship committee, a Chula Vista school counselor or the SDSU Scholarship Office. Completed applications must be submitted by close of business day on May 2, 2008. Submit applications to: Scholarship Office, San Diego State University, 5300 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182.

Southwest Community Convention March 15

Residents of Southwest Chula Vista can share their priorities and vision for the future at a free family event Saturday, March 15 at the Otay Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Southwest Chula Vista Community Convention will provide a forum for residents who have ideas about improving local neighborhoods. They are invited to share those ideas with elected leaders and bilingual staff members. The convention is open to the entire family and includes games for children, raffle prizes and light refreshments.

Several City of Chula Vista departments, as well as a number of non-profit and service agencies will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Among the agencies are: South Bay Community Services; Chula Vista Community Collaborative; South Bay Children’s Museum; Family Health Clinics of San Diego; Chula Vista Elementary School District; Sweetwater Union High School District; Home Start; South Bay YMCA, and more.

The convention is part of the City’s creative approach to developing improvements in neighborhoods that have aging infrastructure and special needs.

For more information, please contact Sarah Johnson, Redevelopment and Housing Project Coordinator, at (619) 585-5748.

The Southwest area includes neighborhoods south of L Street to Main Street and west of I-805 in the Chula Vista city limits.

Sycuan to Break Ground on $30 million National City project

National City leaders will join Sycuan tribal members on Tuesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at Bay Marina Drive, National City for a ceremonial ground breaking of the Marina Gateway Plaza, a project of the Marina Gateway Development Company. The $30 million development will include a 100,000 square-foot hotel, a full-service restaurant, retail and commercial space.

The project includes a hotel with 173 rooms and meeting and conference space available for local businesses and residents to enjoy. It also includes a 4,000 square-foot full-service restaurant and 16,000 square-feet of commercial office and retail space on two floors. The planned completion is for early summer 2009, will begin the transformation of the City’s bay front.

Free Healings on Easter Sunday March 23

The First Spiritualist Church of San Diego celebrates Easter Sunday dedicating the day to community service. Since 2003, hundreds of people come from all over Southern California to attend Pastor Rev. Doris Horvath’s Easter Communion Service and the afternoon Free Healing Event. There will be trained, caring and knowledgeable healing practitioners offering Reiki, Yuen Method, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Auric Healing, Chakra Balancing, Massage and other healing modalities. Practitioners can even help your pet to feel better. There will be Psychic Readers available to share a message from spirit. Visitors are encouraged to seek more than one healing treatment or reading. The Meditation and Prayer Room will be open with a variety of soothing music to choose from and listen to in an atmosphere of peace and love. There will be yummy refreshments served in Johnson Hall. We want each person to experience this ‘Easter Healing Candy Shop!’ as Rev. Rosie calls it.

In the early 1900’s, the Church contributed to the growth of the SD Community by sponsoring fundraising banquets. Today, the First Spiritualist Church opens its doors to EVERYONE. The joy in Easter is a celebration of consciousness, celebrating our connectedness to all of humanity. Just as the Master Jesus demonstrated his love for all his brothers and sisters, the wave of compassion and kindness can be felt when a physical, emotional or spiritual healing occurs. You can feel that SPIRIT-to-SPIRIT connection. And, on this Easter Sunday, the members and workers at the First Spiritualist Church will come together to serve you. The attitude is ‘Love All, Serve All.’

For more information call Rev. Marcella Jones @ 619.283.4782 or voicemail 619.284.4646 or visit

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