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FREE 8 Week Live VIRTUAL Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class for College Students – March 19, 2021

College and life in general can be difficult right now with Covid…. Mindfulness can help with: Depression, anxiety, or chronic stress, Physical pain, Binge eating and eating disorders, Substance use disorder and Other addictions. Join us for a FREE 8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Class with Alpine’s own Laurie Hallihan begins on March 19, 2021 from 3 PM to 5:30 PM. (Via Zoom Online)

MBSR is an evidence based program that can reduce stress, manage physical pain, decrease negative emotions, and create a healthier, happier mindset. We welcome you explore to your inner strength through mindfulness. For more information and to register please visit A collaberation with Dr. Dana Rose Garfin. Got questions? Call Laurie at 619-822-0776 or email

Barons Market Alpine Weekly Ad Specials: Dec 30, 2020 – Jan 5, 2021

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FREE Virtual “Introduction to Mindfulness” Workshop – November 15 & 17, 2020

FREE Virtual “Introduction to Mindfulness” Workshop with Alpine’s own Laurie Hallihan on November 15 from 9am to 10:30am & November 17, 2020 from 6:30pm to 9pm (Via Zoom Online)

Are you suffering from the following: Depression, anxiety, or chronic stress, physical pain, immune dysfunction, fertility difficulties, binge eating and eating disorders, substance use disorder or other addictions?  Consider Mindfulness! In this Introduction to Mindfulness class, you will experience mindfulness practices and learn some basics of what mindfulness is all about. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience level! This is an evidence based program that can reduce stress, manage physical pain, decrease negative emotions, and create a healthier, happier mindset. We welcome you explore to your inner strength through mindfulness.

There are two Dates and Times Available: November 15 from 9am to 10:30amand November 17, 2020 from 6:30pm to 9pm (Via Zoom Online)

For more information and to register please visit Got questions? Call Laurie at 619-822-0776 or email

Church Fundraiser RUMMAGE SALE at Calvary Chapel – October 17, 2020

Church Fundraiser Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00am at Calvary Chapel Alpine located at 2267 W Victoria, Alpine, CA 91901. Please come shop and support our missionaries. Thank you! For more info please contact Sommer Ramirez at 619-277-8279 or EMAIL HERE



Alpine Resident Voices Concerns About AIRPLANE TRAFFIC Over Alpine Homes

My name is Ron Ripperger and I live on Lilac Ranch Road, Alpine, CA 91901. As stated in my draft letter we have so many civilian aircraft flying to and from our Alpine Community to practice their standard maneuvers and practice driver’s training.  Last Thursday (8/27) we counted just under 50, yes 50, civilian planes flying over our neighborhood and unfortunately our lot to reach their practice area.  Refer to page 15 of the attached Gillespie Field Guide to see why they are coming to our section of Alpine to practice every day.  2017_Pilot_Airport_Resource_Guide_PDF (002)

The Heavy Traffic Practice Area shows approach courses right over our community.  Due to the scale of the map it is hard to pinpoint our home, but it is located right where the planes enter the Practice Area at the westerly side of the bottom of the “U”.  Keep in mind, there are also many planes entering our airspace from Brown Field to the south which is not shown on this map.  We also have IFR training going on at night in the same area.  As a reminder, we started out contacting our local Alpine Community Network where it is clear many residents of Alpine are really tired of the constant planes flying over our community.  We then contacted Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s office who reached out to Gillespie Field for clarification.  A representative from Gillespie Field contacted me by phone and said that the FAA was the agency to contact.  We reached out to State Senator Brian Jones as well and a representative from his office referred us to the County or FAA.

At any rate, the fact remains that civilian aircraft use a certain part of the Alpine Community skies for practicing every day.  Page 15 shows the map where they go to practice and they use the southwest portion of the Practice Area to practice more than any other part of the “U”.  Our new home is on a hill and we can see and here the planes coming from three different locations to access the Practice Area, so much for any privacy from the air.  So, we are requesting that the Civilian Practice Area that was designated after the 9/11 Terror Event for some reason be relocated to a less residential area outside of Alpine Airspace.  There are so many rural areas all around our County that this constant activity could better be accomplished without disturbing people and communities.

If we had wanted to live next to an airport we would have bought a home next to one of San Diego County’s many airports.  We need your help to restore our skies to peace and quiet versus the constant noise of small planes.  Please note that we have no concerns with Commercial or Military aircraft that fly over Alpine, but simply the constant civilian aircraft that are present every day from morning into the night.  I now tell people when they visit us and comment about the planes that we live next to the Alpine Airport….

Thanks for your help, Ron & Bobbi Ripperger  email:


UPDATE! New Facebook Page Created on this subject

February 1, 2021: Though time has gone by our frustration for planes over head has only increased…We have started a formal Facebook site named “HELPP Over Alpine”. Here is a direct link: We are gaining momentum and will soon be working on posting flyers around town, setting up tables at various places and other action items. So tired of constant every day aircraft training over our beautiful neighborhood.


From: 9-AWP-Noise (FAA) <>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 6:44 AM
Subject: Noise Complaint – FAA Response (Issue AWP-2020000937)


Dear Mr. Ripperger,

Thank you for your email concerning a noise complaint. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with our office.

You did not provide a physical address or cross streets from which to conduct a detailed track analysis but generally, there is no such airspace classification as a practice area.  Hence there is no practice area to relocate. The airspace above your residence is uncontrolled below 18,000 feet as is most of the airspace outside of 30-miles from the busiest airports in the country.  Aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) can legally operate in uncontrolled airspace provided they comply with the altitude requirements below:

14 CFR, part 91, section 91.119 (entitled Minimum Safe Altitudes: General) permits pilots of aircraft to operate at the following altitudes, “Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:

(a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.

(b) Over congested areas. Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.

(c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.

(d) Helicopters, powered parachutes, and weight-shift-control aircraft. If the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface—

(1) A helicopter may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, provided each person operating the helicopter complies with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA; and

(2) A powered parachute or weight-shift-control aircraft may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.”

Here is the link to 14 CFR part 91:

VFR aircraft are not typically communicating with FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) nor does ATC control where the aircraft fly.

In addition, there are no federal regulations the FAA can enforce limiting the noise created by airplanes in flight after they have met the certification standards prescribed in federal regulations for manufacturing. The manufacturing regulations exist in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 36 link:

These regulations establish the noise requirement limits that must be satisfied by the airplane manufacturer prior to them being granted FAA approval of a type certificate for production of the aircraft.

We hope that this response proves helpful in addressing your concerns regarding aircraft noise. The FAA is continuing to manage the national airspace system in a safe and efficient manner while also continuing to explore measures to reduce noise from aircraft in the future.


Federal Aviation Administration

Office of the Regional Administrator

Western-Pacific Region



Event Address                     Alpine, California, 90901

Aircraft Tail Number            NA

Airport Source                      Unknown

Start Date of Event              2020-08-12 09:00 PM (UTC)



Want to get the Civilian Practice Area over the Alpine (east of san diego) skies relocated to away from our residential community.  The constant civilian aircraft that fly over our home and our neighbors in our community is annoying and not a safe practice.  Why would anyone consciously locate a practice area over a residential community is beyond us.  I am now becoming an expert in the various aircraft and maneuvers that they do over our homes from morning to night.  Ron Ripperger 619-987-6373 “Free Alpine Skies from Civilian Aircraft Practice” community group.  Thanks



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New SDG&E ALERTS App for Public Safety Power Outages, Cameras, Weather & More

I would like to share with Alpine residents a new and helpful APP that’s out called “SDG&E Alerts”.  You can register 4 different locations, see info regarding a PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoffs) in those locations as well as all the different websites available (cameras, weather stations and more). Pretty helpful! Check it out! Just go to your App Store on your phone to find it!


ALPINE ACADEMICS – Test Prep, Tutoring, Courses & Consultations – WE CAN HELP!

Are you looking for virtual chemistry or math tutoring in the San Diego area? Look no further with Alpine Academics!

Dr. Sarah has her Ph.D. in chemistry from UCSD and has over 15 years experience tutoring chemistry for students at both the high school and college level.  She has created various curriculum components, such as worksheets, practice tests, lectures, and additional notes, and these materials are included in the hourly rate.  With Alpine Academics, Dr. Sarah provides 1-on-1 private or group tutoring for most science and math classes. Other subjects are also offered, please email for more information!

In addition, Alpine Academics also offers standardized test preparation for the ACT (math and science), SAT (math), SAT2 (chemistry), AP Chemistry, DAT, PCAT, MCAT, GRE, and GRE Subject (chemistry and biochemistry) tests.

Virtual tutoring rates with Alpine Academics depends on the subject, grade level, the number of students, and hours per session, but the starting rate is $45/hour. Dr. Sarah’s hours are very flexible and her resume and references can be sent upon request.  Virtual sessions are only available at the moment.

Previous students have been enrolled in the following schools: Torrey Pines HS, Cathedral Catholic HS, High Bluff Academy, Point Loma HS, Scripps Ranch HS, Academy of Our Lady of Peace, and Saint Augustine, UCSD, USD, SDSU, Palomar College, Cal State San Marcos, Mesa, Mira Costa, Grossmont, and Miramar community colleges.

Alpine Academics services: Alpine, Carmel Valley, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Poway, Rancho San Diego, San Diego, Santee, and UTC areas.

Start your success today, by contacting Dr. Sarah at Alpine Academics by phone or email.

Dr. Sarah

Phone: 619-971-2463 or email visit our website at:


Alpine Academics Private Tutoring / Standardized Test Preparation / Academic Consultations

Homeowners with Existing Smart Meters Can Switch to Solar with No Money Out of Pocket

Solar Planet Electric: Attention Alpine Community and San Diego Homeowners! Thanks to SDGE NEM, homeowners with existing smart meters can now reduce power bills 91% by switching to SOLAR, without spending a penny out of pocket!

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Alpine Social Kitchen & Tap NOW OPEN FOR DINE-IN! Get 10% Off with Coupon!

“ALPINE SOCIAL Kitchen & Tap” is now open for DINE IN!

We are open Tuesday-Sunday from 1pm to 9pm. Show the coupon below and get 10% off DINE IN ONLY on Tuesday-Thursday! (Must show coupon  – printed or on phone) Check out our AMAZING MENU below!

We are located at 1730 Alpine Blvd, Suite 117 in the Ayres Center in the old “Shawarma Shop” / “Greek Village Grill” location! 619-722-1700. Like us on Facebook!



Janet’s Montana Cafe and Alpine Tavern & Grill Open for Take-Out Orders Only


March 17, 2020 – Because of SD County restrictions on Dine-In Restaurants due to the coronavirus, Janet’s Montana Cafe and Alpine Tavern & Grill would like to let you know that they are still open, but for TAKE-OUT orders ONLY.  You can still enjoy all the items on their menu, just give them a call for a pick-up order at this time.

Janet’s Montana Cafe is located at 2506 Alpine Blvd., Alpine CA. 91901 619-659-3874


Alpine Tavern & Grill is located at 2502 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA. 91901 619-722-1470