Sen. Joel Anderson sets `Community Coffee’ meeting in Santee on May 28
California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) will listen to constituents and invite ideas to improve state government at a “Community Coffee” starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Santee City Hall, 10601 Magnolia Ave., Santee. The free event, open to the public, will be hosted by Santee Mayor Randy Voepel.
“My top priority is making government work for you,” said Anderson. “This will be an opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about their needs, opinions and legislative ideas to make state government more effective and efficient. About 40-to-60 percent of the bills I introduce each year originate as ideas from the people I serve.”
For more information, contact Anderson’s El Cajon district office at (619) 596-3136, or visit www.senate.ca.gov/anderson. Anderson’s 38th Senate district includes Poway, Santee, El Cajon, La Mesa and most of East San Diego County. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2006 and to the state Senate in 2010.
Western theme for Home of Guiding Hands Gala on June 6
The Home of Guiding Hands (HGH), an El Cajon-based non-profit organization that provides services, training and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities, will present its 41st annual Home of Guiding Hands Gala from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at the Hotel Del Coronado. Proceeds will benefit programs and services HGH provides to more than 1,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. Former Padres pitcher Randy Jones, a National League Cy Young Award winner, will be the master of ceremonies.
This year’s gala, with the theme of “Black Tie & Boots,” will feature a western theme, along with live music and silent auction. Attire can include western suits, vests, cowboy or cowgirl hats, boots, paisley silk rags, bolo ties, themed belt buckles and turquoise and leather jewelry. More than 300 guests are expected to attend. Admission with full dinner begins at $200 per person. Admission with lounge seating and a small-bites dinner begins at $100 per person. To RSVP, visit www.guidinghands.org
Gala committee members included Yvonne Bloom, Marcy Blumberg, Sherry Delsen, Lynne Doyle, Sharon Gray, Ariana Heramb, Kira Heramb, Lora Heramb, Sheri Liebert, Debby McDowell, Jeanette Poole, Ralleen Ratzlaff and Irene Stone, along with HGH Board members Marcie Hanna and Mary Miller. Major sponsors include The Heramb Charitable Foundation, Marrs Maddocks and Associates, Quick-Dry Flood Services, Torrey Pines Bank, Bloom Family Foundation, Union Bank, The Bill & Norma Verbeck Foundation, California Bank & Trust, San Diego County Credit Union and San Diego Special Needs Law Center.
HGH is an El Cajon-based non-profit organization that provides services, training and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. Services are provided to about 1,000 infants, adolescents and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism. Support is provided to individuals with developmental disabilities who are living independently in their own homes and communities of choice, along with residents of 31 homes in the San Diego area communities of El Cajon, Lakeside, San Carlos, Spring Valley and Santee. HGH also operates a Respite Program that gives family members a much-needed break, a Life Planning Program that assists families with the process of developing a care plan for the future and an early childhood program, along with transportation services and counseling and family support services. HGH is dedicated to maximizing the independence, productivity and quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information, visit www.guidinghands.org.