July 28, 2000

Community Notes ...

Don Diego Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Madame President Olivia J. Solomon 1999-2000 of the Don Diego VFW-7420, San Diego, was awarded All-State President and Outstanding President by the “Ladies Auxiliary VFW Department of California”, at the State Convention in Palm Springs, CA. Madame President said: “I couldn’t have done it without the support of my Post and Auxiliary.”

11th Annual Celebrate Clairemont/Family Day

Celebrate Clairemont/Family Day Committee at the South Clairemont Park and Recreation Center and share in this years 11th Annual event planned for Saturday, August 5, 2000! This year we are planning an extravaganza that will include more entertainment, food, music, and of course, more community booths! The event will begin with a delicious and reasonably priced pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m., sponsored by The Clairemont Hills Kiwanis Club. You'll be able to cool off all day long with cool water games!

This year's event include something for the entire family! Patrons may sing, dance, be entertained, eat, participate in sporting events, make business contacts, offer crafts for sale, participate in an art show, talk politics, display/advertise their goods, eat, "did I already say eat?" and do their holiday shopping all in one place at one event!


17th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

On August 1, 2000 from 6-9 p.m. the City Heights community will be participating in the nation's largest event addressing drug and crime prevention. The 17th annual National Night Out Against Crime will involve over 30 million people across the nation in over 9,000 communities. Last year, in the greater San Diego area, the City Heights community brought together an estimated 2,000 concerned residents, business owners, neighborhood associations and law enforcement to represent the solidarity of our community against those who wish to challenge it.

This year, National Night Out will include several crime walks with various local associations and groups participating, music by Radio Latina, a free barbecue sponsored by City Heights on Patrol, children's activities focusing on safety and crime prevention, and concerned community leaders speaking about various community issues.

The giant rally and block party will be held after the crime walks in front of the new Urban Village.


Community Forum to Share Ideas for New Spring Valley Library

Members of the public are invited to attend a community planning session for the new Spring Valley Branch of the San Diego County Library. The event will take place on Thursday, August 3, 2000, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at La Presa Middle School, 1001 Leland Street.

County Supervisor Ron Roberts and project architects, Martinez & Cutri, will be on hand to hear community ideas and suggestions on what features the community wants in the new 13,000+ square foot Spring Valley Branch Library, gymnasium, and teen center, to be built at La Presa Middle School. The facility will replace a 4,354 square foot leased library at 1043 Elkelton Boulevard.

For more information, phone (619) 531-5544.


Arts and Culture Commission Seeks Artists For San Ysidro After School Program

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (Commission) seeks five or more artists or artist teams to conduct workshops for elementary school children as part of the San Ysidro "6 to 6" Extended School Program. The "6 to 6" Program opens school campuses to children before and after normal school hours and provides a safe place for academic, recreational, arts and cultural activities while their parents are at work. Participating San Ysidro elementary schools include Beyer, La Mirada, Smythe, Sunset and Willow.

Selected artists or artist teams, who must be fluent in Spanish and experienced in teaching art and culture to children, will conduct a variety of workshops including ballet folklorico, mask making, mural painting, Latino theatre and storytelling, traditional Mexican crafts and music. Arts and culture workshops will be one to two hours long and will occur from 4-6 p.m. at each school site. Workshops will be held Monday through Friday beginning in September, 2000 and continuing through the end of the school year in June, 2001.

A fee of $30,687 is available per site. This amount includes artist fees as well as the cost of supplies and materials.

To apply, artists must complete a Request for Qualifications package that can be obtained by contacting Felicia Shaw, Program Manager at 619-533-3063. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 9, 2000.

The San Ysidro "6 to 6" Program is funded in part by the City of San Diego and the U.S. Department of Health. For more information concerning the Commission call 619-533-3050 or visit the Commission's web site at www.sannet.gov/arts-culture.


Take Action

Take action in your community! Volunteer, and make a difference in the lives of local children. San Diego Youth & Community Services is strengthening our communities by helping at-risk youth achieve their full potential. We offer a variety of volunteer and community service opportunities, such as recreational counselors, clerical, mentors and tutors. Call (619) 221-8600 to explore the possibilities.


Looking for Women Married to American Servicemen During the Vietnam War

I am searching for women of all backgrounds married to American servicemen from all branches and ranks of the military at the time of the men's Vietnam War tours (1961-1973), regardless of their present marital status. I would like to interview these women for my doctoral dissertation in American history. They are a group that has not been studied in detail OR celebrated in our country. I am interested in the women's memories of their experiences with home front and military life in the turbulent 1960s with the hope that a publishable book will emerge from my study.

If this topic interests you, I can give you any additional information you need. Women interested can contact me at elizabeth.brown@colorado.edu.


Registration Now Underway For New Library Cards

In order to prepare for a new automated library system, the public is encouraged to re-register now for their new multi-purpose card at any of the three Chula Vista Public Libraries. The current system, which is more than 10 years old, will be replaced with a new system that will allow a number of benefits for library users.

When implemented, library patrons will be able to place free reserves on library materials; access their library check-out record; view the library catalog; access the library's reference databases; and e-mail search results to themselves and others. All of these may be accessed by computer from the library or their home, school or office.

The new system is expected to be operational in August. In appreciation of those who pre-register for a new card, the library will be giving out candy kisses with each completed library card application. The Chula Vista Public Library has more than 90,000 card holders.

For more information call (619) 691-5064. Chula Vista's Public Libraries are located at Civic Center, 365 F St., South Chula Vista, 389 Orange Ave.; and East Lake, 1120 EastLake Parkway.

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