December 19, 2008

Community Notes:

Deadline for Planning Commission Applications – January 16

Are you interested in volunteering to serve your community? Mayor Cheryl Cox and the Chula Vista City Council urge residents to get involved in local government by serving on the City of Chula Vista’s Planning Commission.

Currently, there is one vacant seat on the commission, created when former member Pamela Bensoussan was elected to the City Council in November. To apply for the position, candidates must submit an application by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 16.

To be eligible to serve on the Planning Commission, a candidate must be a registered voter of the City of Chula Vista. The term expires June 30, 2009.

Those interested in serving on the Planning Commission can pick up an application at the City Clerk’s Office at 276 Fourth Avenue (619) 691-5041, or download an application online by visiting www.chula vistaca.gov.

DAV to provide veterans with answers

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know... and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why local members of the nonprofit D-A-V will present a veterans information seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. on December 30, 2008 at the California Veterans Home located at 700 East Naples Court, Building F, Chula Vista, California. Like all D-A-V services, this seminar is free to all veterans and members of their families.

Hall of Fame Boxer to Speak at Oceanside Public Library

Oceanside teens and boxing fans of all ages are invited to come meet Rodolfo “El Gato” Gonzalez, Lightweight World Championship Boxer from 1972 to 1974. Come listen to El Gato’s inspiring story of how he overcame many hardships to reach his boxing dreams and became a Hall of Fame boxer. Bring your camera and get a picture with El Gato and his championship belt!

What: Rodolfo “El Gato ” Gonzalez, Hall of Fame boxer, at the Oceanside Public Library

Date & Time:  Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at 5:00 pm

Where: Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, (760) 435-5600

Blanket & Toy Drive

The BEMCC (Binational Emergency Medical Care Committee) is hosting its annual blanket, food and toy drive to benefit families and children living in underprivileged neighborhoods throughout San Diego County and south of the border.

Every year many children and elderly people die due to extreme weather cold temperatures. These families live in cardboard homes, or homes made of aluminum with leaky roofs. These are poor families who cannot afford to buy warm clothing and blankets.

Donations of new blankets, sleeping bags, receiving blankets, food, children’s toys and money donations are greatly appreciated. A warm blanket could save a life. Donations to BEMCC’s “Operation Blanket Drive” can be made at the following locations:

· BEMCC, 642 Third Avenue, Suite I, Chula Vista, 91910, (619) 425-5080

· Law Offices of Terry Singleton, 1950 5th Avenue Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101

· San Diego Police Department Southern Division Sgt. Juan Gonzalez-(619) 424-0207

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