March 16, 2001

Community Notes:

North County Health Forum to Discuss Healthcare Access Issues

The public is invited to participate in a free forum on improving access to healthcare in North San Diego County. The event will be held at the Escondido City Hall Council Chambers on Friday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Among the issues that will be addressed are the lack of access to affordable and appropriate healthcare and its impact on North County residents and businesses, excessive and unnecessary drains on hospital emergency rooms and unreasonable demands placed on public safety agencies. For further information call (760) 740-4218.


YMCA PowerUP Welcomes Public to March 23rd Open House

The YMCA Youth and Family Services' PowerUP 2001, a leading national initiative aimed at providing under-served youth with the skills necessary to succeed in the Internet age invites the public to an Open House at 10am on Friday March 23rd. The Open House will include special guests, demonstrations, and refreshments. YMCA PowerUP youth Technology Center is located in North Park at 3620 30th St., in San Diego. For more information, call Marti Hess (619) 543-9850 ext. 101.


Parent Organization Kicks Off University Awareness Training in Barrio Logan

The Association of Parents of University Students will be hosting its premiere seminar on Saturday March 17, 2001 at Memorial Academy, 2850 Logan Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. This seminar will inform parents of the college requirements that are needed in order to attend and succeed at the university level. For more information, call (858) 457-2775.


Torchbearer Nominations Begin for 2002 Olympic Relay

The Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 (SLOC) and the City of Chula Vista have announced the torchbearer nomination process for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. The relay will celebrate the power of inspiration across American by honoring 11,500 torchbearers who embody the Olympic Spirit by motivating their peers and communities. Nominate yourself or someone who embodies the spirit of the Olympic Movement. Go to to obtain a torchbearers nomination form.


Safe House Collection

Limon Family Chiropractic and Mission Valley Acupuncture are sponsoring a collection for a battered women and children's shelter. From March 19-23, 2001 donations will be accepted in exchange for treatment. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Community Solutions Safe Houses. Clean out your closet, bring the donation and in exchange receive an initial exam. consultation, treatment, and x-rays (if necessary). Call for an appointment at (619) 584-8181.


Congressman seeks entries for Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Bob Filner is encouraging all high school art students in his district to pick up their paint brushes, sketch pads or cameras and begin creating a winning work of art to enter in the 50th District's Congressional Art Competition -- An Artistic Discovery 2001.

The annual competition is open to high school students in the 50th Congressional District. (Exceptions are made for 7th and 8th graders who attend a 7-12 school). Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 6, 2001. Interested students should see their art teacher or principal for an entry form.

Eligible schools are: Academy of Our Lady of Peace, A.L.B.A., Castle Park, Chula Vista, Crawford, Eastlake, Gompers, Hilltop, Hoover, Lincoln, Marian Catholic, Mar Vista, Montgomery, Morse, Palomar, San Diego High School of Creative and Performing Arts, Southwest, St. Augustine, Sweetwater, Twain Jr./Sr. High, Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

La Feria de la Mujer

KLQV-FN (102.9 K-LOVE) y KLNV-FM (LA NUEVA 106.5), las estaciones de radio en Español número uno en San Diego, presentan por tercer año consecutivo "La Feria de la Mujer". Un evento dirigido a las mujeres Hispanas de San Diego. La feria atrae a miles de asistentes quienes gozan de un día lleno de entretenimiento e información acerca de salud, belleza, finanzas y mucho más. Se cuenta también con área de recreo para niños. Este año Laura Flores, una de las artistas favoritas de México, será la anfitriona del evento y estará acompañada por Rogelio Martinez, quien con su última grabación se mantuvo por 38 semanas consecutivas en los primeros lugares de la revista Billboard y es, sin duda, la revelación del año en la música de banda.

Este evento, es uno de los muchos organizados por Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, para la comunidad de San Diego. Entre los patrocinadores de este año, se cuenta con: NBC 7/39, Unilever, Southwest Airlines, UCSD Health Plan, Mc Millin, Union Bank, Kindervision/McDonalds, Conroy's Flowers y

"HBC" se preocupa por promover eventos de calidad para nuestros radioescuchas y por brindarle a nuestros patrocinadores el contacto directo con la comunidad Hispana. Por medio de "La Feria de la Mujer" se logra agradecer la fidelidad de nuestra audiencia y al mismo tiempo, se ofrece una gran oportunidad a nuestros anunciantes de que conozcan el mercado Hispano.

El evento se llevará a cabo el Sábado 17 de Marzo, de las 11:00 a.m. a las 3:00 p.m. en el San Diego Concourse, 202 C Street, San Diego. Para más información llamar al (619) 235-0600.

Forums to be Held For Grossmont Union High School District Parents

El Cajon, Ca. — The Grossmont Union High School District will be co-sponsoring parent forums for each school in the District over the next two weeks. The primary purpose for these forums will be to provide parents an update on school safety and security issues in the wake of the March 5 incident at Santana High School.

The forums will be held according to the following schedule:

Helix High School, Saturday, March 17, 2001, 8 a.m., Helix High School, Gymnasium

El Cajon Valley High School/Granite Hills High School, Wednesday, March 21, 2001, 6:30 p.m., El Cajon Valley High School, Gymnasium

El Capitan High School, Thursday, March 22, 2001, 6:30 p.m., Lakeside Rodeo Hall (El Capitan High School).

Monte Vista High School/Mount Miguel High School, Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 7 p.m., Location to be Determined

Parents at Steele Canyon High School have been contacted by the principal directly regarding any concerns they might have with regard to safety and security matters.

If you would like more information about these forums, or have any questions, please contact Mark Pettis, Coordinator of Community Resource Development for the District at (619) 644-8082.

UCSD Conference Offers Help to Parents in Preparing Children For College

Seeking advice on how to prepare your kids for college? North County parents can receive essential information at a four-hour conference on Saturday, March 31 at Woodland Park Middle School, 1270 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos.

Titled Enhancing Student Preparation for College, the free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is sponsored by the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) of the University of California, San Diego.

The conference is designed to familiarize parents with such important college preparation steps as: applying for federal and state financial aid programs; academic tests necessary for college admission and how their children can prepare; admission requirements for University of California campuses; other higher education options in California, and careers in math and science.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their school-age children to share information. In addition, on-site child care will be provided for children ages 5 and under, and a tutoring center will be available for children ages 6 and above.

"EAOP strives to provide college academic preparation and information to a diverse student population," says Nicole Jackson, an assistant director of EAOP and coordinator of the conference. "We find that many parents are unsure of the process involved in preparing children for college admission, and how early this process should begin. The more parents know about these steps, the more they are able to act a valuable source of encouragement and information to their children along the way."

To make reservations for attendance, please contact Jackson at (858) 822-4252 or by Monday March 19. Those responding should include their name, address, phone, number, the name(s) of their school-age child and school.

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