Monthly Archives: August 2011

Santee to hold meeting on Mast Park’s future

The City of Santee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 17, at 7:00 p.m. on the new Master Plan for Mast Park. The open workshop will present three different design plans from Schmidt Design Group for pubic comment. The three plans were developed based on input from the June 2 workshop where residents were able to provide initial input to the group. Some of the ideas proposed at that earlier meeting included adding teen-focused features, splitting the dog run area into large and small dog sections, and providing more picnic shelters for large groups.

Mast Park, at 95 acres, is the largest as well as the oldest public park in Santee. The goal of the new Master Plan will be to provide direction for the future of the park. All residents are welcome to come and view the plans. The meeting will be held in Building 7 of the City Hall complex at 10601 N. Magnolia Ave.

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TG Harris to present Business/Life Coaching Seminar

Terry Harris, owner of TG Harris Consulting, will present a business and life coaching seminar on The Power of Coaching at Coffee Corner on Thursday, August 18, 2011. The event will include Mr. Harris’ talk on how the Power of Positive Thinking can lay the foundation for personal and professional growth, as well as a short testimonial by radio personality Clint August. There will also be a question-and-answer session following the talks. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and will run until around 8:00 p.m. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required.

With over 25 years of experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, Mr. Harris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his business and life coaching endeavors. In addition to working with Clint August, Mr. Harris has coached a wide variety of small business owners and individuals, from spa owners to photographers to firefighters. He has a degree in psychology and is experienced in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

For more information on the seminar, visit the Facebook Event page. For more information about TG Harris Consulting, visit the website.

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Assemblyman Brian Jones to host ice cream social

Former Santee City Councilman and current State Assemblyman Brian Jones will host an ice cream social to celebrate the grand opening of his new District Office at 10152 Mission Gorge Rd. The event takes place on Thursday, August 18, and runs from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. You can expect a large gathering of local business owners and politicians, as Jones has been an active participant in Santee’s growth over the past several years. To RSVP for the celebration, contact Gail Ramer at 619-441-2322.

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Congressman Hunter to sponsor job fair

On Friday, August 26, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will host a community job fair, in partnership with the East County Career Center. The event will take place at the Cuyamaca Community College student center and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will be the Congressman’s second of the year, and the job fairs have become something of a tradition for the two-term representative from East County. Several thousand people have taken advantage of the events to meet prospective employers, and many have been successful in finding a job.

In a post on his Congressional website, Representative Hunter said, “Each event has been a success and what I’m hearing from local businesses and job seekers is to keep them coming.  Job fairs are a great way to bring together employers and those who are looking for work or interested in a career change.  And if a job fair helps put at least one person back to work, it’s all the more reason to start planning the next one.”

One of Hunter’s first job fairs, in February, 2010, drew between 1500 and 2000 job seekers to meet with representatives from over three dozen local businesses. At the time, the Congressman pointed out that California was suffering from not only the nation-wide economic downturn, but high taxes and regulations that were driving companies out of the state or out of business. In an interview, he mentioned that Texas was offering special tax incentives to companies to move there from California. None of this has changed appreciably since then – at least not in a positive way.

For more information, you can visit Hunter’s Congressional website (link above). If you are a business owner and would like to take part in the job fair, you can find a registration form here or on the website.

For a story on the February, 2010, job fair, click here.

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