November 15, 2002

Community Notes:

Public Administrator Puts Personal Items, Property Up For Bid

Personal property including vehicles, musical instruments and electronics will be on sale Saturday, Nov. 16, in an auction run by the County Public Administrator’s Office, while real estate will be auctioned the following week on Saturday, Nov. 23. Both auctions will be held at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite A in San Diego.

The personal property auction will include a wide variety of assets from Superior Court-appointed conservatorship and decedent estates which the Public Administrator manages. The auction will feature everything from a 1997 Ford Escort to a big screen television, from auto box speakers to holiday decorations. A large selection of jewelry, antiques, books, records and other collectibles are also among the items slated for auction.

Vehicles will be available for inspection on Friday, November 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the auction site. Registration and viewing of all other items will commence on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 a.m. Vehicles will be auctioned at 8:30 a.m. All other items will be auctioned beginning at 9 a.m. Customers are required to both pay for and pick up the auction property by 3 p.m. that day.

A house on 2.14 acres in Poway and a view home in La Mesa are among the 16 properties that will be featured at real property auction on Saturday, Nov. 23. The bidding will begin at 10:00 a.m. A 10 percent deposit will be required with the specific bid and the purchase is subject to court confirmation.

Terms and conditions and information about the individual properties slated for auction are featured on the department’s Web site at Additional information may be obtained by calling Estate Property Manager Kent Schirmer at (858) 694-3509 or (619) 925-2400. Lock box keys are available at the Public Administrator’s Office listed above.

Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast Set For Nov. 27

San Diegans across the county are being invited to the Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast, on Wed-nesday, November 27, at the Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North, in Mission Valley.

Organizers say the annual pre-thanksgiving event provides the opportunity for San diegans to kickoff the holiday season in a spirit of Community, Inspiration, and Thanksgiving.

As in years past, the breakfast will begin with a Food Drive from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Those attending are invited to bring canned or boxed food which will be distributed to people in need, including elderly citizens, miliary families, and single mothers who are participating in the Legacy of Hope program.

The breakfast program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will feature opening music by the San Diego Civic Chorale, under the direction of Eileen Moss. The audience will also hear soloist Chauncey Moore, a sixth-grader at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.

Linda Newell, president of the La Mesa Soroptimist club which sponsors the event, says that beginning this year, the breakfast will single out a segment of the community for special thanks. This year’s special thanks will go to the men and women in the sanitation services industry who pickup the trash and other refuse from our homes and businesses to keep our surroundings clean and healthy.

“We can all imagine what our lives and health would be like without their service,” said Newell.

Charles Woolever, Deputy Director of Collection Services for the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department, will highlight the history and progress of the industry and share personal stories of some of the workers who have gone far beyond the call of duty in serving their community.

This is the 45th year that the breakfast has been held. Newell said they are aiming to make it a broader community affair where people throughout San Diego can come as Neighbors Together - Giving Thanks, which is the theme of the breakfast.

Sponsors include Pacific 17 and Union Bank of California. Admission is $20 per person.

All proceeds will benefit local charities. Reserved tables also are available.

Reservations are being accepted as long as space is available. For more information, contact Dolores Kelly at (619) 669-1743, or Mary Hubbard at (619) 463-1702.

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