November 10, 2000

Community Notes:

City of San Diego Seeks Input From Small Businesses At Annual Public Outreach Meeting

The City of San Diego is reaching out to small businesses to better understand key business issues and concerns by holding an annual public outreach meeting of the City's Small Business Advisory Board on Wednesday, November 15. Businesses are encouraged to address concerns that affect their ability to do business, from fees and regulations to permits and availability of assistance programs.

The public outreach meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room at the Balboa Park Club in Balboa Park. For more information contact the City of San Diego's Office of Small Business at (619) 685-1390 or visit the City's web site at

Commission for Arts and Culture Call for Commission Advisory Panelists

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture in requesting nominations for Commission Advisory Panelists (CAPs) for upcoming Public Art Program selection processes. The Public Art Program promotes artist involvement in select City design and building projects.

CAP nomination forms may be submitted by any interested individual or organization headquartered in the County of San Diego. To receive a form, contact Teresa Holm, at (619) 533-3053. While the Commission will accept nomination forms at any time for future panels, the deadline for consideration for upcoming projects is Friday, December 1, 2000.

District seeks name for new school in Lomas Verdes area

The Board of Education of the Chula Vista Elementary School District is seeking a name for its 39th school. Construction of the facility, which is located at 1201 Santa Cora Avenue in the McMillin Otay Ranch Village Five (Lomas Verdes) area, has begun.

Members of the community in which the school is located as well as students, parents, guardians, and staff members are invited to submit names and their rationale for the names.

Recommendations must be submitted in writing and addressed to Angie Barton, Business Services and Support, Chula Vista Elementary School District, 84 East "J" Street, Chula Vista 91910. If you prefer, you may e-mail them to or fax them to (619) 427-0463. The deadline for submission is November 17, 2000.

UCSD Community Outreach Information Fair to be held at Southwestern College

The University of California, San Diego will hold the fourth annual Community Outreach Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov 16 at Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista. The fair is free and open to the public.

Representatives from UCSD will staff information booths, interactive displays and work-shops focusing on student admissions, educational opportunities, university events and resources available to students, employment and business contracting. There will be entertainment, refreshments and door prizes.

Patrons of Palomar College Host Holiday Sale in November

San Marcos -- Patrons of Palomar College will be hosting their annual holiday sale, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov., 15 and 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., which raises funds for campus beautification and scholarships. The sale will take place in the college's Student Union Building, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos. The public is welcome.

November is Native American Month

WorldBeat Center presents a weekly group participation of Native American singing, drumming and dancing Facilitated by The Red Warriors Drummers with Head Singer Red Bird Every Sunday afternoon in November from 3 to 6 pm. Free and open to the community, children, families Will be web cast live on

Red Bird is originally from Oklahoma from the Kiowa Nation. He was raised by his grandfather who was an traditional medicine man. He is an author, poet, singer and song writer. The Red Warriors are an inter-tribal group. The music they perform is traditional Southern Plains. They are based on the Rincon Reservation where they conduct weekly sweats.

WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, ph. 619-230-1190.

Volunteers needed to deliver Thanksgiving meals to Seniors

Neighborhood House Association - Senior Services, San Diego County Department of Aging and Independent Services and the San Diego Community Foundation are looking for volunteers to deliver hot nutritious meals to shut-in seniors. Senior Services is looking for 30 volunteers to help deliver 100 Thanksgiving Dinners. Each volunteer will deliver meals between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Jeanette Van at (619) 263-2108 by Tuesday, November 14.

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