March 17, 2000

Community Notes:

MiraCosta College Governing Board Member Robert Kleffel to Resign Governing Board to fill Vacancy With Appointment

MiraCosta College Governing Board member Robert Kleffel has announced his resignation from the board, effective March 31, 2000.

A Rancho Santa Fe businessman, Kleffel has served on the board since June 1994, representing Trustee Area 2 in the district which includes southeast Carlsbad, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe, Olivenhain, and portions of inland Encinitas.

To save taxpayers the cost of an election, the board determined at its March 7 meeting to fill the vacancy by appointment. Kleffel's term expires in 2002; the person appointed to his slot must run for election on Nov. 7, 2000.

Area residents interested in filling the vacancy are asked to send a letter and resume by March 24 to MiraCosta College Governing Board President Gloria Carranza at Mira-Costa College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California, 92056. The letter of interest should include the applicant's qualities and experiences relevant to the position as well as any other background information which demonstrates the applicant's unique qualifications.

Board members are elected at large by voters in the college district but must live in a specific trustee area. To verify the boundaries of Trustee Area 2 or for additional information, call the Office of the President at (760) 795-6610.

Meet Cristina Carrasquel, a state finalist in the Miss American Coed Pageant 2000. A Linda Vista resident, Ms. Carrasquel will be traveling to the Los Angeles Airport Marriott on May 27 to represent her community. She feels that as a Hispanic respresentative she serves as a role model for other young Hispanic women to reach out for their dreams.
Ms Carrasquel has been listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students and was selected Best Supporting Actress in her drama club.
Cristina is looking for sponsors/contributions to help with the cost. If you are interested you can contact her at 7978 Linda Vista R., #23, San Diego, CA 92111.

El Distrito Escolar de San Ysidro

Busca un Nombre Para el Nuevo Edificio para Própositos Múltiples

El Consejo Ejecutivo está buscando un nombre para el tán esperado Edificio Para Propósitos Múltiples, de la Escuela Intermedia de San Ysidro, localizada en Otay Mesa Road No. 4345.

Ha sido possible la construcción de este edificio con el dinero de la emisión de bonos que la comunidad respaldó.

Miembros de la comunidad de San Ysidro, estudiantes, padres, y miembros del personal, están invitados a someter nombres y las razones por las cuales escogen ese nombre.

Las recomendaciones pueden incluír nombres de personas que han hecho contribuciones signficativas al Distrito Escolar, a la comunidad, al Estado o a la Nación, nombres de lugares geográficos y sitios históricos.

Las recomendaciones deben de someterse por escrito, y dirigirse a Grace A. Kojima, Superintendente, 350 Otay Mesa Road, San Ysidro, CA 92173, o

El Comité encargado de la selección considerará las sugerencias, escogerá las tres mejores, y las someterá a la Mesa Directiva, quienes serán los que hagan la decision final.

El nuevo edificio se abrirá cuando empiece el nuevo año escolar, 2000-2001. Esperamos con anticipación el uso múltiple de este edificio para la escuela y para actividades de la comunidad.

Si necesita más información, por favor hable a las oficinas de la Superintendente - 428-4476, extención 3021.

El Lema del Distrito Escolar de San Ysidro

"Proporcionar un Ambiente Educacional en Donde Todos los Estudiantes Tienen Exito"

Todas las sugerencias deberán enviarse antes del 10 de Abril del 2000


Asamblea General

Casa de Venezuela llevará a cabo una asamblea general el sábado, 18 de marzo, 1 p.m., en Tierrasanta Park & Rec Center, Hex Building, en 11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. La agenda para dicha asamblea será para dar la Bienvenida de la nueva directiva; Resúmen: Venezuelan Floor Relief; Plan de Acción para el 2000; Estado de Cuentas; Foro Abierto. Para mayor información, llame al teléfono (858) 573-1393.


Law Library Offering Monthly Classes in Basic Legal Research to Public

"What are your rights as a tenant?" " a landlord?" "Can your neighbor legally play calypso music at 2 a.m.?" These and other questions are just some of the ways that law touches every citizen, every day. Answers to these and other legal questions can be found with just a bit of digging in the right places. In order to help the public find and understand the law, the San Diego County Public Law Library is now offering monthly classes on basic legal research to the public.

These classes are taught by Amy Hale, a reference librarian for the County Public Law Library, who has both a law degree and a library science degree. She also has a user-friendly teaching style which helps those who have never dealt with the law understand how to do legal research. She and other reference librarians at the law library have a professional commitment to helping others learn how to unravel mysteries of looking up the law.

The class includes a tour of the Main Law Library itself as well as informative hand-outs and hands-on demonstrations. Information, such as how to find laws, cases, and research materials will covered, as well as how to do some legal research on the Internet. Feel free to bring your legal questions so you can start your own research after class, but please understand that the reference librarians cannot give you legal advice. They can, however, show you where the resources are located so you can find your own answers.

The next classes will be Saturday, March 25th, and Saturday, April 22nd, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the law library at 1105 Front Street. Please sign up early as class space is limited. A registration fee of $5 is required to hold your place. For more information or to register for the class, please call (619) 531-3900.

Don Diego VFW Ladies Auxiliary present scholarship to Michael Shehan. Don Diego VFW Post as part of their Scholarship Program for 1999-2000 and Don Diego Voice of Democracy Program”America’s Role For The Next Century” presented their annual scholarship to Michael Shehan of St. Augustine High School (pictured, center). Presenting the scholarship to Michael was (left to right) Madame Pres. Olivia J. Solomon, Sr. Vice Rosanna Vasquez, Michael, Gilbert Castorna, Voice of Democracy Chairman, and Michael’s father, Mr. Shehan.

Flash To Celebrate Soccer With La Mesa AYSO on March 18

The San Diego Flash will host a celebration of soccer for the La Mesa AYSO on Saturday, March 18 at Grossmont High School in La Mesa. The 2-hour event, beginning at 10:00 a.m., will feature Flash players conducting a free skills clinic for over 200 AYSO players.


Comprehensive Health Center Health Fair 2000

On Saturday, March 25, 2000, from 11:00am-3:00pm, Comprehensive Health Center will host its Health Fair 2000 to be held at 3177 Ocean View Blvd.

Comprehensive Health Center will be offering FREE health services including: Dental screenings, Immunizations clinic, Blood Pressure Screening, Cholesterol testing, Diabetes Screening, WIC and Healthy Families Applications and Health information and literature booths.

In addition to health services offered, there will be: Ballons, Raffles, and Great Food at no cost."


MLK Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The San Diego Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships.

The Foundation will award three scholarships. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and one $7,500 scholarship will be awarded in honor of civil leader, the Reverend George Walker Smith.

Graduating seniors at high schools in the San Diego City Schools are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2000.

Foundation president Reese A. Jarrett says that recipients will be selected through a competitive process that includes review of their academic record, extra-curricular activities, financial need, and demonstration of personal qualities and commitment of service to others.

The scholarships may be used at any four-year college or university of the recipients' choice.

Scholarships applications are available at the counseling office at all high schools in the San Diego Unified School District. Completed applications must be received by the April 20, 2000 deadline to be considered.

For more information, call Hubbard World Communications, at (619) 463-1702.

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