Eastlake Times » Blogs http://www.eastlaketimes.com Your Best Source For Eastlake, CA Information Mon, 19 May 2014 20:56:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Eastlake Champions Honored at Home Fieldhttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/eastlake-champions-honored-home-field/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/eastlake-champions-honored-home-field/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:09:25 +0000 Eastlake Times http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=7096

The Eastlake Little League National Champions were honored recently during ELL’s opening day.

Fans witnessed the unveiling of the league’s new scoreboard.

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Parents Night out at Montevalle Recreation Center on February 14, 2014http://www.eastlaketimes.com/parents-night-montevalle-recreation-center-february-14-2014/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/parents-night-montevalle-recreation-center-february-14-2014/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:24:14 +0000 Eastlake Times http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=7075

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Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year and lucky for parents, our Montevalle Community Center, 840 Duncan Ranch Road, has a special Valentine’s Party planned for kids ages 5-12 years old. Go out and enjoy dinner, or catch a movie between 6-9 p.m. on Friday, February 14, while your kids are entertained with activities, crafts, and a movie. Parents Night Out events are planned, organized and supervised by trained and responsible recreation staff. Fee is $10 for Chula Vista residents and $13 for non-residents. Call (619) 691-5269 for more information or visit them at 840 Duncan Ranch Road.

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Chula Vista Public Library offers Free Tax Assistance with AARPhttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/chula-vista-public-library-offers-free-tax-assistance-aarp/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/chula-vista-public-library-offers-free-tax-assistance-aarp/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:14:26 +0000 Eastlake Times http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=7071

 

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The Chula Vista Public Library is offering free tax preparation assistance in partnership with AARP, beginning Monday, February 3. Appointments are not taken; assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis, with trained volunteers from AARP. Following is the schedule:

Mondays and Fridays, starting February 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chula Vista Civic Center Branch, 365 F Street.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting February 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Chula Vista Library Branch, 389 Orange Av.

Tax forms are expected to arrive mid-to-late February.
For more information, please call the Chula Vista Public Library at (619) 691-5069, or check the website at http://www.chulavistalibrary.com.

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Are you ready to put a star in your future?http://www.eastlaketimes.com/ready-put-star-future/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/ready-put-star-future/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:32:45 +0000 Eastlake Times http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=7067

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The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is hiring. Recruitment for sworn positions will open for ten days in February. It means you can apply on-line for the position and register to take the written exam. The application process is often suspended to process all those that have come in.

While the department welcomes all applicants, there is currently a specific need to hire female deputies. The first phase of the new San Diego County Women’s Detention and Re-Entry Facility is expected to be completed this summer.

Open recruitment begins Monday, February 3rd through Wednesday, February 12th. Just go to www.joinsdsheriff.net to apply. Applicants will be required to complete a comprehensive background investigation.

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Youth Indoor Soccer Signups- City of Chula Vistahttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/youth-indoor-soccer-signups-city-chula-vista/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/youth-indoor-soccer-signups-city-chula-vista/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:29:30 +0000 Eastlake Times http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=7065

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Registration for Youth Indoor Soccer, for boys and girls ages 6-13, begins February 3, and ends February 28. Player evaluations will be held on March 1 and 8, with practices starting the week of March 10. Games will be played at Parkway Gym (385 Park Way) and the Salt Creek Recreation Center arena soccer facility (2710 Otay Lakes Road). Registration is $75 for residents and $94 for non-residents. For more information please visit www.chulavistaca.gov/rec or call Parkway Center at 619-409-1980

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Current Home Sellers Concerned About Financing Availability, Inventoryhttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/current-home-sellers-concerned-financing-availability-inventory/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/current-home-sellers-concerned-financing-availability-inventory/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:06:52 +0000 Mark Archer http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=7062

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While homeowners are feeling more confident about the prospect of selling their homes, they do harbor concerns regarding the availability of home financing and the low inventory available for their next purchases, according to the Redfin Real-Time Seller Survey released Tuesday.

About 38 percent of home sellers say now is a good time to sell a home, according to the Redfin survey conducted in the first quarter of the year.

This is up from 34 percent in the previous quarter and up significantly from 22 percent a year ago.

Denver Redfin agent Paul Stone captures survey-takers’ sentiment, saying, “Most of my home-selling clients worry the most about what will happen after they sell.”

“With so much competition in the market, they fear they will have to move in with their in-laws if they can’t find their next home quickly,” he added.

In fact, the top two concerns for home sellers in the first quarter were the low inventory of homes available for their next home purchases and the financing environment, which might preclude potential buyers from being able to purchase their homes.

Low inventory was also a top concern in the previous quarter, cited among 30 percent of respondents, but concern about buyer financing is up 5 percentage points from the previous quarter.

“These concerns likely reflect higher prices and mortgage rates, which have harmed affordability, and stricter lending regulations that went into effect in January and could impact some buyers’ ability to get a loan,” stated Redfin analyst Ellen Haberle.

Redfin added a new category to its survey, “competition for next home,” which was marked as a concern among 27 percent of survey respondents.

While sellers have increased their concerns regarding financing, they are substantially less concerned with the overall economy.

In the fourth quarter, 39 percent of survey respondents cited “general economic conditions” as a concern. In the first quarter, just 26 percent reflected this concern.

Mortgage rates played at least a partial role in more than half of current home sellers’ decisions to list their homes for sale, according to the Redfin survey. Fifty-two percent of sellers said mortgage rates were a factor in their decision.

More sellers plan to upgrade to a larger or nicer home than to downsize or move to a different location. Forty-four percent of sellers plan to upgrade after selling their current home, whereas 29 percent plan to move to a new location, and 16 percent plan to downsize, according to Redfin.

Redfin surveyed 466 homeowners in 22 metros across the country for its quarterly survey.Eastlake Real Estate

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I’ve assisted homeowners, including San Diego veterans and active and reserve military in San Diego since 2006. I am a frequent contributor to my community newsletter and have sat as a Board member of various local community and Business Associations.
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Disney On Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever Afterhttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/disney-on-ice-presents-rockin-ever-after/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/disney-on-ice-presents-rockin-ever-after/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:16:50 +0000 Eastlake Times http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=7058

Featuring the Ice Skating Debut of Merida from Disney Pixar’s BRAVE

Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After, an all-new live production coming to San Diego!  A cast of world-class skaters brings your favorite moments from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast to life in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom.

Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the Academy Award-winning Disney•Pixar film, BRAVE, competes to win the heart of adventurous, sharp-shooting Merida, making her on-ice debut!  Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel.  A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle.  It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar line-up to San Diego!

January 22 – 26, 2014
Wednesday, January 22nd 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 23rd  7:00 PM
Friday, January 24th    7:00 PM
Saturday, January 25th  11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 26th    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM* & 7:00 PM
*Spanish performance

Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA 92110

TICKETS:    Ticket price levels are $17, $25, $45 (VIP) and $65 (Front Row)
Special Opening Night discount tickets available for only $10 each (not valid on VIP/Front Row seating)
All seats are reserved; tickets are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Valley View Casino Center Box Office.
*Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

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The Good Fighthttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/the-good-fight/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/the-good-fight/#comments Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:11:02 +0000 Daniela Contreras http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=6276

 

I romanticize struggle; there, I said it.

Beneath every blessing, every privilege I enjoy and all the luck that has been on my side, I am unable to say I truly deserve it all. I blame the infallible feeling that tells me nothing is worth having without struggle. I live in a spacious Eastlake Greens home I know many would be glad to reside in. My parents provide me with more than I need (and deserve for that matter). And what do I have to show for it? Absolutely nothing.

I hear my parent’s stories frequently: my mother’s family of eight was evicted several times and my father’s family dealt with rough times where food was scarce, but enough to survive. I have none of those stories to share. I have never been forced to leave a residence because my parents were unable to pay. I have always had food on the table, and blankets to protect me from the cold at night. I should be kneeling every Sunday, thanking God for the things he has given me. I should be happy and enjoy every single moment I live without obstacles or struggles, but I find myself feeling incompetent instead.

The large city south of Chula Vista brings me back to reality. Tijuana is home to thousands of poverty-stricken humans that never chose to be born into that lifestyle, the lifestyle that keeps them guessing when/ where the next meal is coming or if selling packets of gum will be enough to pay for the bare minimum. A loud omnipotent voice defeats my thoughts and asks, “Why not me?” What made me, a naïve dreamer, have a comfortable life compared to these people? What have I done right in a past life? In turn, I find myself creating minimal struggles every day because I feel remorse for having a middle class semi-luxurious life. Instead of asking for a ride to do my errands, I walk or instead of acknowledging my father’s hard work to make me feel secure, I pretend my wallet is empty.

Intrapersonal philanthropy is what I like to call this sense of unease. Although my remorse does nothing for the beggars on the street, somehow I feel a sense equality knowing that I can make life a bit tougher for myself. But these “struggles” are never enough to protect me from a fear that lurks and whispers: if life has been this easy, naturally it is the time for things to go downhill from here.

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Helmetshttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/helmets/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/helmets/#comments Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:58:20 +0000 Daniela Contreras http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=6099

Helmets: it seems simple enough to grasp their skull protecting significance. I did not wear one, I refused to wear one. I spent an entire day riding a beach cruiser around Coronado, wearing nothing but short shorts and a coral- striped t-shirt while the wind carried all my cares away. My excuse (and that of millions) has been immortalized by rapper Drake’s lines: my excuse is that I’m young.

I am the first person to admit that helmet-less bicycle riding hardly makes me a hardcore rebel. However, the risks were still present. I knew them well and my aunt secretly encouraged me to wear a helmet but gave me the liberty to choose. I chose to go helmet-less even though riding next to cars meant that any vehicle could easily lose control and hit me. I knew the risks and ignored them. I figured a person like me, with an entire life left to conquer, was immune to any possibility of danger.

Afterwards, it hit me (a rhetorical question, of course) Why did my age make me feel entitled  to say no to something whose purpose it was to protect me?

I still ask myself this question even today.  And the doubts I have about my life choices and my age make me wonder why the young are the first individuals forced to face society’s trigger when we make decisions. Why is it so easy for the rest of the population to label the young irresponsible and reckless? Underneath it all, we all make decisions along with mistakes, regardless of age. It is no secret that we the young feel untouchable, giving us a sense of security then prompting us to act. The untouchable feeling removes any sense of fear and lets us live without inhibitions. But I would bet anything in the world that most adults nowadays wish they could live without the fear that we love to challenge.

While I may have been foolish for not having worn a helmet, the consequences never stopped roaming in my mind. I suppose the bicycle riders in Coronado were just as foolish; I might have seen two people at most ensuring their safety with helmets throughout the entire day. I feel safe knowing I am not alone trekking a road replete with obstacles. But most importantly, I feel safe knowing that as naïve as I can be that same road will never die, unlike I will someday.

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Free Things on Memorial Dayhttp://www.eastlaketimes.com/free-things-on-memorial-day-2012/ http://www.eastlaketimes.com/free-things-on-memorial-day-2012/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 14:30:24 +0000 Mark Archer http://www.eastlaketimes.com/?p=5976

When Memorial Day began years ago, the war dead were placed front and center. The holiday’s original name, Decoration Day, came from the day’s main activity: leaving flowers at cemeteries.

More recently, the last Monday in May, and the weekend preceding it, has come to mark the unofficial beginning of summer for many. Along with parades doused in red, white and blue, cook-outs in the backyard and excursions to the local beach fill the long weekend.

Our writers at Eastlake Times helped compile a list of free things to do on Memorial Day around the San Diego and Eastlake area.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend and I hope that you get to spend some time with your friends and your loved ones.  If you know of a great freebie for everyone…leave a comment below

Knott’s Soak City management will let veterans and current military personnel into the park for free.  The annual offer is good on the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28) at Knott’s Berry Farm as well as the Knott’s Soak City locations in Buena Park, Palm Springs and Chula Vista.  Retired and current Armed Forces personnel must show military identification for the discount.  Vets and current military also can buy discounted admission for up to six members of their families for $32.99 for each adult ticket, $21.99 for a junior ticket (ages 3-11) and $27.99 for each Soak City ticket.
Full-price admission costs $57.99, $28.99 and $32.99 respectively.

SeaWorld’s ‘Here’s to the Heroes’
We are proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Throughout 2012, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.  For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.
Here’s To the Heroes

San Diego Zoo
Complimentary 1-Day Pass at the Zoo and Africa Tram Safari at Safari Park for U.S. active duty military, cadets of their respective academies, and reserves (with active orders) is offered if the individual shows valid, active military identification card at our gates. This program includes U.S. cadets that do not have “Active” on their IDs. Members of any foreign military services are excluded.

Sonic will serve $0.99 Sundae’s after 8pm on Memorial Day.

Free Breakfast at Ikea, limited to one small breakfast and one small cup of coffee.

Reserve a FREE Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Chic-fil-A

24 Hour Fitness: Free Workouts and Military personnel from May 28-May 31

Mark Archer

Since 2006, it’s been my pleasure to assist my neighbors, family and friends with their real estate transactions.

Whether its assisting folks sell their home for top dollar, purchasing their dream home, or investing in real estate my team can help.

I’ve assisted homeowners, including San Diego veterans and active and reserve military in San Diego since 2006. I am a frequent contributor to my community newsletter and have sat as a Board member of various local community and Business Associations.
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