June 9, 2000

Community Notes:

Racial Profiling Town Hall Meeting

San Diego civil rights organizations will sponsor a town hall meeting on racial profiling Wednesday, June 14, 6pm - 8pm at O'Farrell Community School, 6130 Skyline Drive, San Diego.

San Diego County resident who believe they have been a victim of a racially motivated traffic stop _ colloquially known as "driving while black or brown" - or who would like to urge local law enforcement and government officials to voluntarily track race and ethnicity data for traffic stops should attend.

Law enforcement and local government officials have been invited to attend.


Free Home-Buying Seminar

Chase Manhattan Mortgage and the San Diego Urban League will host a home-buyer seminar featuring housing counselors who will focus on the many opportunities associated with homeownership. Topics to be addressed include: Finding the right mortgage; Qualifying for a loan; Special program for first-time buyers; How to improve credit rating and credit counseling.

The seminar is open to the public.

The seminar will take place Saturday, June 10 10am - 12 noon at the San Diego Urban League, 720 Gateway Center Drive, San Diego.


Encanto Boys & Girls Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Encanto Boys & Girls Club will host their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 11 at the Encanto Boys & Girls Club, 6785 Imperial Avenue, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Families are encourage to attend and support the Annual Pancake Breakfast that benefits the youth. Tickets are $3 each.


Summer Reading Program "Lights, Camera...Read"

The Malcolm X Branch of the San Diego Public Library on Thursday, June 15 at 10:30am will hold its annual Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party. Join performers from the Fern Street Circus and Sparkles the Clown for fun and games.

The Summer Reading Program is a program designed to get youth to read during the summer. For every ten books read, prizes will be received. The themes this year are "Lights, Camera...Read" for children preschool through 6th grades and Y2K Generation e-teen Reading for the New Millennium for grades 7th through 12th.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program will begin at 10am on June 15. Children are free to register until the end of the program.

The Malcolm X Library is located at 5148 Market Street. All library programs are free and open to the public.


Woody Contest Highlights YMCA Beach Party

Saturday, June 24 from 1-5pm at YMCA Camp Surf located along the Silver Strand in Imperial Beach, YMCA Camp Surf will host a tropical beach party/fundraiser to support sending kids to summer camp.

A woody contest, silent auction, and live music provided by Joe Rathburn's Island and John Bowe, Island Style Piano Man as well as a special performance by the Geriatric Surfer Drill Team will entertain.

This unique camp serves over 8,000 kids every year. Summer campers, youth groups, and families enjoy surfing, body boarding, ocean swimming, pier fishing, archery, crafts and campfire programs. As a YMCA Camp, the philosophy is to teach positive values, new skills and build self-esteem in kids.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a luau style feast complete with roasted pig and swordfish steaks. For more information call 619-423-5850.

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