July 31, 1998

Community Notes...

Cox To Host Regional Conference on Gangs

Chairman Greg Cox of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will host a Regional Conferance on Gangs to educate the public and develop policy initiatives, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. The conferance will be held at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310. The confer-ance is open to the public. For information, call 531-5511.


Fundraising Benefit

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #244 is promoting a Fundraising Benefit for our annual Childrens Christmas Party. This year the membership is sponsoring a "Fiesta del Sol," on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 8 p.m. Ticket donations are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall located at 3848 Centre St., San Diego.

Entertainment will be provided by Mariachi groups from San Diego and Mexico, such as Mariachi del Mar, Mariachi Real de San Diego, and Mariachi Continental. Included is a performance dedicated to children by the Ira Harbison Elementary School Ballet Folklorico, of National City. For tickets and more information contact: Fraternal Order of Eagles #244 296-2141 Rudy Narvaez. After noon 267-0212, Gordy Barajas 262-6340.


Fiesta de la Amistad

The Ninth Annual San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents a "Fiesta de la Amistad - Scholarship Gala," on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. to midnight, with a reception, a silent auction, dinner and dance. The festivities will be at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Keynote speaker will be Congressional Representative Loretta Sanchez. For more information, call Nellie Andrade at (619) 641-4233, or the Chamber Office (619) 702-0790.


15th Annual National Night Out Against Crime - Crime/Drug Prevention Event

On Tuesday, August 4, the City Heights community will be participating in the nation's largest event addressing drug and crime prevention. The 15th annual National Night Out Against Crime will involve over 30 million people across the nation in over 9,000 communities.

This year, National Night Out will include several crime walks with various local associations and groups participating, live bands, a free barbecue sponsored by City Heights on Patrol, children's activities focusing on safety and crime prevention, and concerned community leaders speaking about various community issues. The expected speakers at this event include, Congressman Bob Filner, Councilmember Judy McCarty, and Chief of Police Jerry Sanders. The giant rally and block party will be held after the crime walks in front of the Mid-City Gymnasium.

Neighborhood walks will begin in the Castle, Fairmount Village, Azalea Park, Swan Canyon, Fox Canyon and Teralta vicinites. The walks will meet at the Mid-City Gymnasium (on the cross of 43rd St. and Wightman Ave.) for the rally and barbecue. Meeting time is 6 to 9 p.m. (Rally to begin at 7 p.m.).


Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to all attending children under 19 years of age without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture in Washington, DC. The Boys & Girls Clubs offer a variety of daily youth development programs and activities.

Meals will be provided at the locations listed below:

Logan Heights Branch, 2930 Marcy Ave., (619) 525-1739

Linda Vista Branch, 2230 East Jewett St., (619) 277-6670

Clairemont Branch, 4635 Clairemont Mesa Bl., (619) 273-1645

Encanto Branch, 6785 Imperial Ave., (619) 263-6407

City Heights Branch, 4100 Fairmount Ave., (619) 280-7423

For more information, call Wanda Lodge Vaughan, at 298-8520.

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