April 6, 2001

Community Notes.....

Don Diego VFW Post 7420 Praises Students at San Diego School of Performing Arts and San Diego High School for Participating in the VFW Art Contest and Voice of Democracy Contest. (Top picture, three ladies): A Certificate of participation was awarded by Youth Activity Chairman Olivia J. Solomon (left) to Roxanne Romo, and Ms. Wrobleski, teacher.
(Pictured left to right): Student Leon Lewis, Olivia J. Solomon, representing the Ladies Auxilary of the VFW; Asst. Marcella Smith; Asst. Mercy Gastelum; and Art Instructor, Mrs. Jableski. Both student and teacher were awarded a Participation Certificate by the Ladies Auxiliary.

12th Annual San Diego Urban League Career Fair

More than 100 employers expect to attract some 4,000 potential employees to fill executive, management, professional, technical, administrative, clerical, trade and apprenticeship openings across the county.

It will be held at Golden Hall -- San Diego Concourse, 202 "C" Street, San Diego, Friday, April 6, 2001 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Employers will represent area companies in fields as diverse as high tech, medical, education, construction and management consulting. In addition to hiring for current openings, the employers will collect resumes for future positions and provide free advice to people looking for new jobs and career opportunities.


Upward Bound Program Offers Students Head Start to College Oceanside Public Library to Host Two Informational Meetings

Local 8th grade students and their families are invited to learn about the Upward Bound Program which offers academic support and tutoring assistance to students who want to attend college after high school graduation.

Students and their families may attend either one of the two meetings offered in April to explain the Upward Bound program.

The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room next to the Mission Branch Library, 3861 Mission Avenue, Oceanside.

The second meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room next to the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside.

Students or families needing more information may contact their own middle school counselor or Mr. Charles Smith at 750-4013, or Joyce Lea Brown, Teen Services Librarian at Oceanside Public Library at 435-5577.


Police Challenge Grants Available for Community Improvements

Residents and organizations of Oceanside are being challenged to pitch in and help make Oceanside an even better place to live with the assistance of the Oceanside Police Department CHALLENGE grant program.

Authorized and funded by the City Council for the first time in 1993, the CHALLENGE grant program has $10,000 to distribute in 2001 to community improvement projects. The grant funds are available to individuals and organizations in Oceanside to make physical improvements, develop public safety and livability projects, support health and social service programs or promote youth activities in the City. Typical grants will be $250 to $500, but may be more depending on the merits of the proposed project.

Applications and information material on the grant program are available in English and Spanish. Copies of the application can be picked up at the Oceanside Civic Center in the Planning Department and the City Manager's Office at 300 N. Coast Highway, at the Oceanside Public Library at 330 N. Coast Highway, at the Mission Branch at 3681 Mission Avenue and at any of the community resource centers. Copies are also available at the Oceanside Police Department at 3855 Mission Avenue or from any N.E.T. Work officer. Applications will be mailed upon request.

The deadline for applications has been extended to April 20, 2001. Grant awards will be announced the beginning of May. For further information, call Jared Rosengren in the Planning Department at 966-4781. For information in Spanish call Jose Espino at 966-4833.


San Diego LISC Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day in North County

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) of San Diego, in partnership with Community Housing of North County, has been granted nearly $50,000 in grants from the California Commission on Improving Life Through Service. The funds will be used to honor the life and achievements of Cesar Chavez through three months of community activities and services.

Cesar Chavez Community Service Fair — The first commitment of the partnership will be the co-sponsoring a Cesar Chavez Community Service Fair. The fair, which kicks off the series of events celebrating the new holiday, will take place at the City of Oceans-ide's Civil Center Plaza on Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community/Youth-Built Playground — The second objective of the collaboration is a community-built playground project. The community's youth will plan, prepare and build a playground in one of Ocean-side's most deserving neighborhoods.

Community/School-Based Service Projects - Community Housing also intends to coordinate at least 10 community-and/or school-based service projects exemplifying one or more of the 10 values Cesar Chavez committed to carrying out over the course of his lifetime.


Línea Directa Gratuita Informa Sobre Cáncer del Seno

Y-ME San Diego es una Organización para información y apoyo emocional para mujeres y el público en general que tengan preguntas o quieran educación sobre el Cáncer del Seno. Voluntarias que han pasado por Cáncer del Seno contestan la línea bilingüe. El número gratuito es 1(877) 929-9283.


Summer Golf and Football Leagues Begin in May

An adult golf league and a men's flag football league are scheduled this spring and summer, with manager's meeting set in April. Both leagues are organized by the Recreation Division of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Department.

The Adult Golf League will be played at EastLake Country Club this season. The man-ager's meeting will go over league fees, rules and awards. This meeting is on April 9 at 6 p.m. in Parkway Gymnasium, 385 Park Way. The league will start on May 7 and 8.

The Men's 8-on-8 Flag Football League games will be played on Monday evenings at Chula Vista Community Park. At the manager's meeting on April 30, rules, fees, and other information will be discussed. This meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Parkway Gymnasium.

For more information on either league, interested persons may call 691-5084.


30th Annual Spring Egg Hunt at Kit Carson Park

Bring your baskets and leap into an exciting scramble for candy, eggs and special prize eggs! The 30th Annual Spring Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2001. Sponsored by Escondido Recreation, this delightful event features eight giant egg hunts for children aged 3 through 8. There are piles of candy, loads of prizes and plenty of certificates that have been donated by local merchants for the children to gather. Parents please bring your cameras for our special guest appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, which make this event super special.

The event takes place at Kit Carson Park at the Adult Softball Complex, located at the South end of the park. Plan to arrive early to find egg hunt areas before start times. Start times for ages 3-4 will begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp, ages 5-8 will begin at 10:45 sharp. Please bring a basket for each child. In case of rain, this event may be modified. We are also seeking volunteers for this event. For more information, please call 839-4382.


San Diego Junior Theatre Internationally Reknown Rummage Sale to Be Held

San Diego Junior Theatre Parent Auxiliary will be holding a rummage sale on April 14th from 8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. The sale will take place in the Casa del Prado Building courtyard, across from the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. A vast array of clothing, books, housewares and appliances will be available for purchase. Please bring you donations to the Casa del Prado Theatre after April 7th. All proceeds will benefit the theatre.

San Diego Junior Theatre is committed to the encouragement of our city's youth and the development of their creativity, self-esteem and enjoyment of theatre arts. Junior Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information, please call 619.239.1311.

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