February 9, 2007

Community Notes:

Chula VistaGeneral Meeting Notice

Monday, February 12, 6:00 p.m.at Chula Vista Library (4th & F), Civic Center Branch Auditorium

HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN CHULA VISTA, BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CHULA VISTA’S HISTORIC SITES & PROGRAMS

What is Historic Designation and the Mills Act program? What qualifies as historic? Who decides? Who benefits?

Why conduct a comprehensive survey of historic resources?

What are the benefits of having a historic preservation ordinance?

We will also learn about the current status of the city’s Historic Preservation

Program from Lynette Tessitore-Lopez, Associate Planner, City of Chula Vista Northwest Civic Association Mission Statement

To empower the diverse residents of northwest Chula Vista to enhance, protect, and preserve the unique character, quality, and heritage of Northwest Chula Vista through education and group action. www. NorthwestChulaVista.org

(Questions about NWCA call 619 429-0610) 

Free Tax Assistance Now Available at Chula Vista Libraries

This tax season, don’t deal with the frustration of misplaced forms and tax publications or struggle to answer tax questions. To help residents with their taxes, the Chula Vista Public Library has tax assistance offered by volunteers, and paper copies of many tax forms and instruction booklets.

“We invite our residents to utilize the library’s services to help prepare their taxes,” said Library Director David Palmer. “Whether they need copies of forms or require personal assistance, the library strives to make this stressful and busy time easier.”

Free tax help: Free personal tax assistance started on Feb. 1 and ends on April 14 at two of the Chula Vista Public Library branches on the following days and times:

• Civic Center Branch: AARP has scheduled sessions every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign-up for time slots will be available on the day of service—no advance appointments will be taken.

• South Chula Vista Branch: AARP is offering assistance on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Tax forms and instruction booklets: In addition, paper copies of most basic tax forms and booklets are available at all three of Chula Vista’s branch libraries.

For more information, visit Chula Vista’s library branches at the Civic Center, 365 F St., (619) 691-5069; South Chula Vista, 389 Orange Ave., (619) 585-5755; and EastLake, 1120 EastLake Parkway, (619) 656-0314.

AGIF Mariachi concert/dinner fundraiser for AVID students

Your support is requested for the semi-annual American G.I. Forum Mariachi concert and dinner scholarship fundraiser to benefit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2007. Time: 6pm to 9pm

Place: Martin Luther King Middle School, 1290 Ivey Ranch Road, Oceanside, California. Co-sponsor: San Diego Gas and Electric

Dinner, Admission, Reserve Seating: $25.00 per person

Advance ticket sales contact: John herrera email: johnherrera39@aol.com

tel.#s (760) 390-5608cell (760) 724-2508home

Mailing Address: 1415 Alta Vista Drive, Vista, Ca. 92084.

Will deliver tickets to local North San Diego County addresses.

Worker at Chula Vista Nail Salon Had Infectious TB

The San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is taking steps to notify clients of a Chula Vista nail salon employee who was diagnosed with infectious tuberculosis (TB).

The individual worked at Lisa’s Nails at 1177 Broadway St. in Chula Vista. Clients and co-workers may have been exposed between Aug. 1, 2006 and Jan. 26, 2007, said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County Deputy Public Health Officer.

“We are working with the salon in order to notify clients,” said Dr. Wooten. “The worker is being treated for TB and there is no concern about further exposure.”

Clients who were in the shop for an appointment lasting at least two hours, or several shorter visits for up to eight hours between Aug. 1 and Jan. 26, should contact their physician. Individuals with no medical provider may call the County TB Program at (619) 692-8621.

Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease.

“TB is a common infectious disease affecting people in all aspects of their life,” added Dr. Wooten.

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