August 24, 2007

Community Notes:

Congressman Filner presents flag to Don Diego VFW Post #7420

By Dottie Fieger
and Publicity Chairman Socorro Williss

Something exciting happened to Don Diego’s “friendliest Post” on Saturday, August 18th. In recognition of the Post’s support of our community, Congressman Bob Filner of California’s 51st District presented member with United States Flag that flew over our Nation’s Capitol on April 25, 2007.

With a big smile on his face, Post Commander Juan Q. Leyva stepped forward and accepted the neatly folded American Flag from Congressman Filner and said, “Thank you, sir. We are honored by this recognition and I accept this Flag on behalf of this great Post.

“We are all proud of our members and Ladies Auxiliary who work hard all year-round to help our veterans, their families, and our community in every way we can.”

Pictured from left to right, raising the flag: Commander Juan Leyva, Congressman Filner, Julian and Colline and Ladies Auxiliary President Evie Holland.

The Post commander then escorted the Congressman, Post members, and guests, to a patriotically decorated flagpole area outside the building. The flag was raised and all members present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

The ceremony ended with light refreshments served by the Post’s Ladies Auxiliary.

John Herrera asking for support for a worthwhile program

Estimados Latinas y Latinos:

Kristina Nehls, a crime prevention specialist with the Sheriff’s Department, developed and implemented in local Boys & Girls Clubs and other public agencies that serve children a program that provides educational and career information for kids interested in Law Enforcement. A majority of the successful graduate candidates are Latinos/Latinas. Kristina’s outreach efforts in our community continue to create supportive goodwill bonds between our community and law enforcement.

Kristina now needs our support. She has the enormous task to ram rod a project for over 200 individuals from California State wide law enforcement agencies who specialize in Community Relations and Crime Prevention. Specifically she must generate $1,500 for transportation expenses for an event on September 5, 2007. She has no funds in the budget for this expense.

This is our opportunity as a community to express our support and gratitude to the men and women of law enforcement who commit their lives to Community Relations and Crime prevention. I appeal to you to contribute as individuals or as organizations to these worthy public servants. Carol and myself pledge $50. We ask all other persons or organizations to pledge what each is able. Even $5 will help. Please let me know at this email address if you can assist.

Make checks payable to: CCPOA REGION 2 Tax ID # 95-3823934. Mail to: Kristina Nehls, Crime Prevention Specialist, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department,

Vista Patrol Station, 325 South Melrose Drive #210, Vista, Ca 92081.

Please mail by August 27th as time is of the essence and Monday September 3rd is Labor Day Holiday.

Con todo respeto, John Herrera,

Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF)
Comprehensive Family Development (CFD)
Annual DIF fund-raising campaign for Tijuana’s Dispossessed
Your chance to win a home and a new car

Mrs. María Elena Bórquez de Honold, First Lady of the City of Tijuana, is President of the CFD Board of Trustees. The First Lady of every city in Mexico is automatically named President of the respective CFD Board of Trustees. The organization was created for, and is dedicated to, the promotion of health and well being for the poorest sectors of the population of the City of Tijuana, with special attention given to waifs, orphans and battered women. On this occasion, CFD is again conducting a collection drive to obtain funds by means of a sweepstakes, with the goal of obtaining four million pesos to be applied to equipping CFD Centers with:

> Child Day Care Centers (children of working mothers; homeless children)

> Trade Workshops for adults (beautician, carpentry, electrician, sewing, etc.)

> Pre-school

> Tutoring (grade school, junior high and high school)

> Rehabilitation for handicapped children

These benefits and services are dispensed gratuitously to the people of Tijuana, through 14 CFD Centers serving the community.

We ask for your support in helping us continue to provide these services to those who are most in need of them - and for every $20 of it, we offer you a chance to win a Residence in Playas de Tijuana and a new car, all taxes paid, with a ticket for the sweepstakes.

Tickets for the CFD Support Sweepstakes may be ordered through the City of Tijuana Binational Affairs San Diego Office. Phone: (619) 699-1996. E-mail:

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