February 2, 2007

Community Notes:

Public Meeting: Paradise Valley Hospital

On December 12, 2006 various community organizations, medical professionals and community members invited SD politicians to hear the community response to the sale and possible closure (from non profit to profit) of Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California.

After the December 12, 2006 meeting a 45 day extension was granted, a lawsuit is being contemplated, a counter financial offer by doctors to purchase PVH and maintain it as a non-profit was proposed, community opposition voiced, and 600 to 700 individuals attended and objected strongly to the approval of the sale of PVH by the Attorney General Jerry Brown at the public hearing on January 25, 2007.

The decision (by February 19, 2007) to extend the deadline, approve or disapprove the sale of PVH will be a political and financial decision made solely by State Attorney General Jerry Brown. To insure that community concerns, and the health care interests of working families, children, uninsured, non-insured, poor, indigents, and senior residents are not sacrificed for political expediency or financial considerations, a community meeting has been called.

When: Saturday, February 3, 2007
Where: Catfish Club Office, 610 Gateway Center Way, Ste. “G”, San Diego, CA
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Ramirez to Hold “Office Hours” Meets with Communities Across the City of Chula Vista

In an effort to reach out to residents and business owners in Chula Vista, Councilman Rudy Ramirez will hold regular community meetings with members of the public on the first Monday of every month, starting February 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The first meeting is scheduled for the South Chula Vista Library (389 Orange Avenue) in the Literacy Meeting Room A.

The newly elected councilman wants to meet with residents throughout the City and plans on alternating meeting sites to accommodate neighborhoods in eastern and western Chula Vista.

The next meeting is slated for Monday, March 5, at Montevalle Community Center (840 Duncan Ranch Road) in the Multipurpose Room from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

“Feria de la Salud: United Against Diabetes”

Saturday, February 3, 2007 Kimball Park, National City 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Celebrate Latino/Hispanic Culture-Focusing on Healthy Lifestyle and Choices

Overview: National City is an ideal location for reaching a diverse Latino market. The event display’s a spectrum of free health services, diabetes care products, screenings, and information. The health fair promotes the importance of education in addition to the awareness of personal health issues and the availability of health choices regarding diet and exercise. The atmosphere created is a family oriented “fiesta” environment.

The event is FREE to the public and the day’s festivities include live entertainment and prizes. 

For information please contact Ana Gonzalez @ 619-234-9897 ext. 7513.

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