April 7, 2000

Community Notes:

Original members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Don Diego Post, 1955

Standing, Left to Right: Vic Martinez, Adam Gastelum, Earl Powell, Lou Campos, Elijo Garcia, Andy Esparza, Elfren M. Solomon, Clarence Ely, Mike Palomo, Oswald Cruz, Al Carrillo, Gilbert Castorena, Lalo Campos.

Seated, Left to Right: Celia Martinez, Emma Gastelum, Clem Esparza, Virginia Solomon, Helen Cobb, Mrs. Ely, Mercy Biramontes, Josephine Cruz, Irene Palomo, Paula Campos, (standing) Mary Alvarez, and Frances Powell.

Not shown: Oscar and Ruth H. Romero, Wilfor (PeeWee) and Ruth A. Romero.

A Heavenly Roll Call

Don Diego VFW Post and Auxiliary 7420 Will Be Celebrating Their 45th Anniversary on Saturday, April 15th at the Don Diego VFW Post, 2100 Logan Ave., San Diego.

Dinner and Presentation: 5:30 PM Til 7:45 PM -- Dance 8 PM to Midnight
Donations are: $25.00 Per Couple and $12.50 Singles
For Information call 239-5373 after 3 pm. or Walt Hamilton at 858-541-1811
Publicity Chairwoman: Madame President, Olivia J. Solomon



Free Business Start-Up Training

Southwestern College's Customized Training Office and the Small Business Development & International Trade Center are offering FREE community based, business start-up training programs for laid-of, low-income or welfare-to-work individuals interested in starting their own business.

Programs are being funded by a federal grant from the Workforce Partnership and have been held throughout San Diego for over a year. The Entrepreneurial Training Programs are designed to take individuals from business concept to business licensing in just 6 weeks and upon graduation, students will have completed their business plan and will be ready to open their own business.

These programs have been running for over a year, and many successful businesses have been started as a result of the programs. The next class, scheduled to begin in May, is the final class being offered through this grant.

Students will be chosen from the completed applications which will be distributed at a two-hour mandatory Orientation Program being held on April 12, 2000.

For more information and to register for this Orientation Program, please call (619) 421-6700, x 5853.


Cuyamaca College Hosts Spring Fest

April events focus on careers, parenting and health

Rancho San Diego — Spring Fest 2000 at Cuyamaca College links education with important concerns such as finding a career, raising a family and understanding health issues through a series of free events during April.

"Our annual Spring Fest offers a month of free activities that are fun and educational," said Dr. Sherrill Amador, Cuyamaca College president. "What better way to celebrate National Community College Month in April than to show the impact our community college has in providing information to our residents.

This year marks the 10th annual health fair on Wednesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main quad. The free event, "Don't Clown Around With Your Health," will focus on taking "serious" stock of the health choices available. The fair offers a festival day of fun with healthy foods, health information and screenings, advice and resources. In addition, the Environmental Technology and Automotive Technology departments will offer information on staying safe and healthy in those professions.

The 10th annual Parenting Conference is slated for Friday, April 14 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding with door prizes at 2 p.m. The free conference, Balancing Life's Priorities" is co-sponsored by Cuyamaca College CARE/New Horizons program and Grossmont College EOPS and CalWORKS/New Horizons programs.

Keynote speakers will be college instructors, Betty Garrity and Donna Riley, at 9:00 a.m., followed by workshops beginning at 10 a.m., then a free lunch and Resource Fair. The second set of workshops begins at 12:45 p.m.

Attendees must register for workshops and to receive the free lunch. Workshops to choose from are: Are Men from Mars, Are Women from Venus; Personal Safety-Child Safety; Non-traditional, High wage Jobs and Family Sufficiency; Taming the Roaring Lion; Parenting the Adolescent; Continuing Education and Successful Models for Single Parenting.

For conference information, call the CARE office at (619) 660-4293 or Cecelia Blanks, the CARE/New Horizons Coordinator at (619) 660-4240.

All Spring Fest activities are free and open to all. Cuyamaca College is located off Fury Lane at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway. Fury Lane is accessible from Avocado Blvd. to the west and Jamacha Rd. to the east.

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