March 5, 1999

Community Notes...

2nd Annual Countywide Youth Commission Summit to be Held in Vista

Vista — Due to the success of last year's event, a committee of San Diego County Youth Commissioners and city representatives are organizing the 2nd Annual San Diego Youth Summit for March 19 through 20. The two-day summit has been given the theme of "Forging the Future," and will be held in Vista at Green Oaks Ranch, the Guajome Park Academy's Ropes Course, and the Park Terrace Recreation facility.

The goal of this year's Youth Summit is to bring young people together in order to identify strengths that each community has to offer teens and then to develop plans to make these services available to a larger number of young adults. The list of issues that will be covered include opening lines of communication between teens and city authorities; marketing existing programs and activities to teen within each community; making programs more accessible to young adults; and making a dream list of teen programs and activities come true.

The Summit will start on Friday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. with a variety of activities designed to dissolve barriers, enhance teamwork, and set the stage for problem solving. Activities for Saturday, March 20 will include a challenge course experience at the Guajome Park Academy's Rope Course beginning at 8:00 a.m.

For more information contact Sam Beukema at (760) 726-1340 x 1574.


Nominations Being Accepted for McCandliss Arts Award

Nominations are being accepted through March 29 for the 1999 Gayle McCandliss Arts Awards in the City of Chula Vista. The awards will recognize student artists, an adult artist, and an individual or group supporting the arts. Honorable mentions may also be awarded.

All nominees must be Chula Vista residents and applications may be submitted by anyone other than the nominee. Students must be nominated by a teacher or school administrative staff.

Awards winners will be selected by a panel composed of one Chula Vista Cultural Arts Commissioner, one McCandliss family member, and at least three community members.

Nomination forms, which are required, are available at the Chula Vista Public Library, 365 F St. and at the Recreation Division counter, 276 Fourth Ave. For more information, call the Cultural Arts Coordinator, Ric Todd at 585-5627.

Health Fair `99

"Health Fair 99", O'Farrell Community School, Family Service Center. This first annual community event will be held Saturday, March 6, 1999, from 10am - 2pm, 6130 Skyline Drive, San Diego CA, 92114.

"Health Fair 99" will feature Children's Line 10 Mobile from 11am-2pm. Free-Blood Pressure Checks, Adolescent & Adult Health Information, and Juvenile Diabetes Screening. Food Court, Entertainment and more. The entire San Diego Community is invited to participate.


Free Entrepreneurial Training Programs Offered

Southwestern College's Customized Training Office and the Small Business Development & International Trade Center are offering free community based, business start-up programs for laid-off or low-income individuals interested in starting their own business. Programs are being funded by a federal grant from the Workforce Partnership.

A six-week Micro-Enterprise Program for smaller, less complicated businesses having a few employees is scheduled to begin on March 15, 1999 at the South County Career Center in Chula Vista. Classes run Monday through Thursday, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


`Undefeated Club' at Palomar College Holds Rummage Sale in Escondido

San Marcos — The weather is warm, spring is near, and lots of people are clearing out those no-longer-needed items around the house.

As a result, many interesting and useful "treasures" will be available for purchase at bargain prices this Sunday, March 7, at an unusual rummage sale in Escondido.

The sale is sponsored by Palomar College's "Undefeated Club," an organization of disabled students at Palomar College. Proceeds from the sale help to support college programs for individuals with disabilities.

The sale will be held on the corner of Washington and Broadway in Escondido, across the street from the Salvation Army.

"We will open at 7 a.m. and stay open until everything is sold," said a spokesperson for the student organization.


Adelante Mujer Conference

Dr. Christine Aranda-Smith, California's Deputy Secretary of Education for K-12, will welcome 1,000 young Latina girls and their mothers to the South Bay's 6th Annual Adelante Mujer Conference Sat. March 6, 1999. The group Mariachi Agua Dulce will greet conference participants.

The conference, which means "Onward, Woman" is a way to encourage young Latina to stay in school and inspire them to make strong career and life choices. It is a way to stem the tide of Latino high school dropout rates of up to 20 percent.

The girls, who are in the grades 6 through 10, and their mothers will attend workshops held by dozens of Latina role models in careers ranging from law enforcement, medicine, communications and many others.

The conference will be held at Southwest High School, 1685 Hollister St. from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m Saturday March 6. The girls and their mothers come from the Chula Vista Elementary, National, San Ysidro, South Bay Union and Sweetwater Union High School districts.


Latinas Statewide Mobilize to Convene at the State Capitol

More than 400 Latinas will gather for a two-day event that will rally students, professional, civic and community leaders at Sacramento Convention Center & the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 6, 1999 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Latina Empowerment Day; 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Celebrating Latinas Leadership Gala, *Governor Gray Davis invited; Wednesday, April 7, 1999, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Latina Action Day.

Latina Action Day will empower Latinas to meet with their respective legislators, network with other participants and key state leaders, participate in skills development workshops to develop the Latina agenda and continue to build a dynamic presence in the State Capitol.

Registration Fees: professionals: $75/students: $25.

For more event information and registration packages contact: Sandra Magaña at 213/622-0606, 634 South Spring St., Suite 920, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

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