6-11-13 I missed the opening Day, but I finally was able to go the Alpine Certified Farmer’s Market today (They are open every Tuesday from 3-7pm at the Alpine Creek Town Center in front of CVS) Below is a picture of everything I bought! I kinda got a little excited…..ha ha…. I bought Pasture raised fresh eggs, Russian Kale, Spinach, Green Onions, Tri-Colored Swiss Chard, 3 Kinds of Hummus, Seed Salt, Wasabi Sake Mustard, Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, Fig Balsalmic Vinegar, Chipotle Plum Sauce, and Maple Pepper….FRESH SHRIMP and a set of 3 peelers! Oh believe me…..I wanted to buy EVERYTHING!!! I highly encourage you come out and check it out and support these wonderful vendors. Alpine has wanted this for so long so, now that we have it please remember that If we keep shopping, they will keep coming! Remember, we also now have the Marketplace at Alpine Farmer’s Market on Fridays from 3-7 at 2442 Alpine Blvd. I plan on trying to make that Farmer’s Market as well this week and post photos! – Angela Brookshire, ACN Director
The crowd at 3:30 – There were tons of unique vendors!
Sage Mountain Farms – This is where I bought my gorgeous Kale & Swiss Chard!
Pasture Raised Eggs – they were HUGE! They also were offering the Pasture Raised Whole Hens for sale – they looked really good and I think I will try next time!
Look at this adorable succulent basket!
Sooooo cute! Succulents in a tool box!
Beautiful Hand-made baskets… perfect for so many things….. including picking vegetables in your garden or going to the Farmer’s Market!
Pasta Pasta Pasta! All Hand Made! There were so many kinds it was unbelievable!
I bought some of this Seed Salt…I LOVE SALT, but let me tell you…. this isn’t just “salt”, its got tons of nutrients in it that comes from the crushed seeds that are also in it: Pumpkin, sunflower, Chia, Sesame, Hemp, Flax, Poppy and Tomato seeds, Yeast, Maca, Garlic, Cayenne and “LOVE” as well as Mineral Salts! They are DELICIOUS!
Does Anyone know of anyone locally who gives Swimming Lessons? I have had quite a few people email me and ask and I only have 2 listed in the Business Directory on the website (See Below) If you have any additional that you would like to recommend, please let me know and I will add them to the directory!
Angela Brookshire – ACN Director
Dawn McAlpine’s Summer Fun Swim School
Kids Learn to swim in a fun and safe environment! The pool is kept between 88-92 degrees, so kids of all ages are comfortable. Class sizes are kept small and lesson times are flexible. The qualified and caring instructors provide instruction at all skill levels.
2462 Willits Rd., Alpine, 91901 [Click for Map]
Small Fry Swim
Michelle Fry – Swim Instructor. I can’t stress how important it is to know that your child is pool safe. My goal is to work toward putting your mind at ease so you can feel safe when your child goes to their first pool party or if you simply have a pool in your back yard! I give group and individual Swimming lessons at my home in Blossom Valley.
, El Cajon, 91901 [Click for Map]
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NEW BMX TRACK IN ALPINE UPDATE:
We are sorry to announce, the proposed race track planned for opening this July 1st has been canceled. The land is no longer available.
Despite this news, we have decided to move forward with the “Speedway BMX Racing Team”!!! We have 10 racers already and plan to see more sign up as we grow. Keller Williams has stepped up to be our first team sponsor and Dave Stall from KUSI News has encouraged us to continue with the TV segment planned for June 30th. KUSI is interested in helping the team bring awareness to the fact that we still need a local Alpine BMX racing track!!!
So, we are inviting the community of Alpine to accompany us to the TV segment and show your support. The kids will be in full racing gear, with jumps and a starting gate to demonstrate the exciting sport of BMX. KUSI is encouraging us to bring as many supporters as possible ! The interview is Sunday, June 30th at 7am at the KUSI studio. please feel free to call me if you would like to go : ) 619-315-5529
Anyone interested in becoming a team sponsor or just want to help, or become a racer, please do not hesitate in contacting us for more details.
Thank you Alpine and ACN,
Sean and Tammy Speed
6-5-13 We are moving to the area and looking for good daycare. Wondering what other parents in the area are using etc. Would consider anything from center care to home daycare. We have already looked at Alpine Country Day School, but want to consider other options as well.
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POSTED BY – Lou Russo May 31, 2013
(The letter below was sent VIA EMAIL AND CERTIFIED MAIL)
“Dear Alpine Community Center Board of Directors:
This letter shall serve as a formal objection to the gate that has been placed on the public pathway located on the Alpine Community Center property which leads from the upper parking lot to the parking area and then on to the adjacent elementary school. The pathway in question has been used by the general public for over fifty years and was improved by the placement of a concrete sidewalk in 1995 by the Boy Scouts of America.
Pursuant to California law the general public that uses that pathway has obtained an “implied dedication” or “public prescriptive rights” by its use. I have conferred with an attorney on this issue and have been informed that the following criteria must be met for an “Implied dedication.”
An “Implied Dedication” occurs when the land has been used:
For the prescriptive period of five years as if it were public land; Without asking or receiving permission from the owner; With the actual or presumed knowledge of the owner; Without significant objection or bona fide attempts by the fee owner to prevent or halt such use.
As the pathway has been used for over five years by the general public, the prescriptive period, without asking for or receiving the permission of the Alpine Community Center, with the knowledge of the Alpine Community Center and since no attempts have been made to prevent or halt such use prior to the expiration of such five year period, the Alpine Community center is now precluded from blocking off access to the pathway.
As the Board of the Alpine Community Center is aware, the pathway has been used for over fifty years as a pathway to the local elementary school. The public has a right to continued use of that pathway.
I support the continued use of the pathway. I request that you remove the gate or open the gate that is currently blocking access to the pathway and leave it open. If the Community Center refuses to do so I will consider pursuing legal action to gain access.”
Louis F. Russo
Hi, my name is Deborah Cagney and I’m the PTA President for Alpine Elementary School. We will be having our annual Luau on May 31st from 4-7 p.m. We would love for the whole community to be able to come enjoy the food and games for this event. I have some concern over the parking situation. We had our open house and art show last night and unfortunately some parents had their cars towed due to not enough parking for our school. So, I’m reaching out to the community to give me some ideas on where I can tell the families and parents to park for our event where their cars will not get towed away. We have very limited parking at the school. This Luau is a fundraiser for the school. Considering our children are our future and school funding is in crisis I would hope that our Alpine community could come together and help with the parking situation. Thanks so much.
AES PTA President
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Just a good reminder for parents of new drivers….
As the school year winds down, teens are looking forward to summer. As they prepare for proms, graduations, vacations and road trips; it’s important to keep safety in mind.
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in America. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also finds the deadliest days of the year for teenagers are in the summer months of May, June, July and August. During these four months, nearly twice as many teens die on the roads each day compared to the rest of the year. That’s why National Youth Traffic Safety Month is so important.
A teenager might say: “I know everything,” but parents still play a critical role. If you have a teenager who is now starting to drive, we urge you to take a Sheriff’s Start Smart class with your son or daughter. Since June 2010, free Start Smart classes have been regularly offered to new drivers and their parents/guardians so they clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive. The class also clarifies the restrictions of a provisional license and social host rules in the county. Participants also hear from people who have lost loved ones in drunk driving crashes.
Parents/guardians, be reminded that if your teenager has a PROVISIONAL LICENSE, he or she cannot carry a passenger unless you or someone else who is 25years of age is in the car.
Holly Conroy – Crime Prevention Specialist
Alpine Sheriff’s Station
2751 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, Ca. 91901
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*NOTE – PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ ALL OF THE COMMENTS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW THIS POST BEFORE MAKING ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON THIS POST – Many of the issues stated in this letter have since been resolved - Angela Brookshire (ACN Director)
(Open Letter to the Community of Alpine)
On Thursday night, May 23rd Alpine Elementary School had their annual Open House and Art Show exhibit. It is supposed to be a very happy time when parents can come share their children’s accomplishments with them from the school year.
This year, apparently to “prove a point”, the HOA of nearby “Alpine Country Village” contacted a towing company Thursday morning and had 3 tow trucks on standby to tow any vehicles parked in the vicinity of the development, regardless of the fact that the lone parking sign is behind bush, and there is no visitor parking labeled or even available.
In all, 7 cars were towed and the cost to get each car out of impound was $400. My wife’s car was parked at a friend’s house, because we had dinner at their house, then all of us walked to the school with our children.
Shame on Castle Breckenridge (the HOA responsible) for taking a wonderful night with our children and turning it into a fiasco.
Bill & Tylene Hicks
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A resident of Ramona, Kathleen Hayden, has been trying to save a small band of native San Diego Mustangs. They were illegally removed by the BLM several years ago from the coyote canyon area and were dumped in Utah. She has brought 4 stallions and a few mares back to San Diego and she keeps them on a pasture area in Ramona. it is her goal to eventually have them returned to the wild. they are not tame mustangs. she has no intention of adopting them out or taming them. a few babies have been born and she hopes to increase the numbers. she has started a non-profit organization for them and has tirelessly tried to promote her cause. she has made presentations at horse groups across the county throughout the years.
Now the county is pulling the rug out from under her in a new way. They are purchasing the land the horses are on so the horses have to vacate. every turn she makes, the county has been doing this to her. her only option to keep the horses as they are during this foaling season is to get the pasture incorporated into the neighboring grassland preserve. she is in need of signatures and letters sent to Diane Jacobs. she is starting to feel defeated and deflated.
I hope that clubs, organizations & individuals can support her by signing the following form letter. Just cut & paste the following letter and send it either via email or snail mail. It should only take you a couple of minutes. I know she would appreciate a little rally from the troops on this latest battle.
Dyan Paquette – alpine resident
Please take action on this simple request and sample letter that covers these talking points.
CCCdA Inc is an IRS non profit hosting your Coyote Canyon herd since 2003 For more info see facebook page and website CoyoteCanyonHeritageHerd
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob
1600 Pacific Hwy Rm 335
San Diego Ca. 92101
phone 619 531 5522
fax 619 696 7243
email subject ” high priority attn Supervisor Jacob
email address Janice.Downs@sdcounty.ca.gov
Dear Supervisor Jacob:
( I, our group, business… is / are) thrilled with the Ramona presence of our Heritage Herd mares and first Coyote Canyon foals since 2003. ( I, we ) request that the County allows them to remain on the Highland Valley pasture.
We love the proposed addition of the pasture to the Grassland Preserve while supporting the County’s MSCP and Historic preservation commitments.
We believe this is a vital, viable and emergency interim measure in coordination with BLM’s partnership to restore the herd to former ranges on Beauty Mountain above Coyote Canyon. This is at no cost to the taxpayer as CCCd’A Inc, a 501c3 non-profit has been paying for feed, pasture rent, insurance and water.
Please assure us that you will support this great endeavor for us now and our heirs to come.
Have you heard the news about the Ramona Airport? The FAA is talking about eliminating the tower operations, meaning removing the air traffic control.
The airport is still open.http://ramona.patch.com/articles/ramona-airport-traffic-control-tower-decision-on-hold and there is a link in that article to another one where we are asked to “send a “short, concise and strong message” to the Federal Aviation Agency by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you that don’t understand, Ramona Airport is northeast of San Diego. The biggest wildfire in the history of California, The Cedar Fire of 2003 was here in San Diego (which destroyed my home and 2500 others) along with many other large ones. We depend on the fire fighting planes for our backcountry.
Please send an email – a very short one – to email@example.com