August 4, 2000

Community Notes:

LJCD Standout Honored. One of La Jolla Country Day School’s most prestigious awards went to Cesar Don Juan, sone of Francisca Don Juan of Logan Heights. Cesar tied with Keith Jones of La Jolla for the Donald L. Leavenworth Award, in recognition of the two seniors’ “inner drive, determination, steadfastness and courage”.
While at Country Day Cesar excelled in sports, competing on the football, baseball and cross-country teams. Last winter he helped the Torres win the CIF Division V basketball title, earning first team All-CIF honors and second team All-League honors. He was also singled out for the Coaches Award in cross-country during the year-end Athletic Awards Assembly.

Boys USA Team To Play Following The Padres

The San Diego County Boys Baseball USA TEAM, will be participating in the 19th Annual World Youth Baseball Championship Tournament in Fresno California from August 8, 2000 through August 14, 2000.

And will play teams from Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Hawaii and Fresno!

But on Sunday, August 6, 2000 you have a chance to see the San Diego USA team play at the Q, against a team from Mexico (Mexico Rojo) on its way to Fresno.

On Sunday August 6, the San Diego Padres will play at the San Diego Qualcomm Stadium Against Chicago, at 2:05 p.m. and USA will play after their game about 4:30 p.m., as a doublehitter come see the Padres and the San Diego ball player (the #1 baseball pick Adrian Gonzales, 15 years old, play at Qualcomm Stadium with the USA team).


YMCA Hosts Job Fairs to Fill 300 Openings

The YMCA of San Diego County announced today that they will host five Job Fairs on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. According to Bea Halk, Vice President of Human Resources, "the YMCA is looking to fill 300 positions by September." The positions have been created due to the increase in YMCA "6 to 6" after school program sites at 22 schools throughout the county. Diem Lewis, Personnel Specialist for the YMCA, says "the YMCA gives individuals who are looking for a rewarding job or a career a chance to help build strong kids, strong families and strong communities." The five job fairs will be held Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at: Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, East County Family YMCA, Peninsula Family YMCA, Palomar Family YMCA, South Bay Family YMCA.

YMCA representatives distributing applications, collecting resumes and conducting interviews for all 12 San Diego County branches.

Those who are unable to attend and who would like more information on career opportunities with the YMCA, are urged to visit the YMCA of San Diego County's web site at where they will find current listings and vacancies or call the YMCA of San Diego County Human Resources Department at (858) 292-4034.


Volunteers at City Park and Recreation Department Honored

Outstanding volunteers from the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, who combine hours of labor with love, were honored at a special event on Thursday, July 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Balboa Park Club.

One of the award winning volunteers was Mr. Miguel Gomez. For 18 years Gomez has been a volunteer in the South Crest area. He has served as organizer, umpire, referee and worker to countless recreation events, and as President of the Southeastern Little League.

Park and Recreation Director Marcia McLatchy says "I have heard it said that volunteers don't have to act as if they care, they care enough to act. The volunteers who give so generously to the City's Park and Recreation Department are invaluable. They help staff to enrich the lives of residents and visitors through quality parks and programs. Without volunteers, we couldn't make such a positive impact in the lives of children, teens, families and seniors, and we wouldn't be creating so many happy memories for the people who live, work and play in San Diego."


SWC Child Development Center Hosts Open House

The Southwestern College Child Development Center Preschool Program will host a Fall 2000 Enrollment Open House Friday, Aug. 4, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Child Development Center, 1470 East H. St. Chula Vista.

The open house will include a tour of classroom, time to create craft projects, dig in sandboxes, and play and observe the outside environment. Come and relax with a glass of refreshing lemonade.

The Southwestern College Child Development Center accommodates children ages three-five, with full and half-day programs, with special rates for SWC students and staff. The Center is located at the East H Street entrance of the college, next to the football stadium. For more information about the program, call Leslie Lucas, 619-656-9104.


Photo Contest at El Cajon Courthouse

Superior Court, East County Division is launching a family historical photo contest and exhibit with a twist for residents and employees of East County communities as part of the Faces of San Diego 2000 project.

Unlike earlier Faces contests, the contest and exhibit at the El Cajon courthouse will not mount original photographs. Individuals who search through their attics, piano benches, and old family albums for their most treasured families memory will have the image scanned into a computer in the first-floor business office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 7 through 25. The original that they may have carefully removed from a frame on their mantelpiece will be returned to them immediately.

Entries are limited to one per individual to compete for the $500 grand prize and four additional prizes to be awarded in each of nine different subject categories. Application forms will be available August 7 at both the El Cajon and Ramona court locations, but the actual scanning will occur only at the courthouse in the East County Regional Center, 250 East Main St., El Cajon.

Additional information is available at (619) 441-4336.


Mervyn's California/Salvation Army Partner to Benefit Over 400 Children in County

The Salvation Army and Mervyn's California are teaming up again to provide over 400 children this year from Salvation Army corps and family services around the county with new back-to-school clothes. The Childspree event is happening next Saturday, August 5, from 8 to 9 a.m. at 12 Mervyn's stores around the county.

Mervyn's and The Salvation Army are matching funds so that children can choose $100. in new clothing to start their school year in style. The Salvation Army is providing volunteer chaperones to assist the children and both organizations have worked together with businesses to donate breakfast and entertainment for the kids at each store following the Childspree. Mervyn's is also giving a new backpack with donated school supplies to each of the children.

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