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Articles by Lori Bledsoe

By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun

Supervisor Jacob’s top priorities include Fire Protection and Energy


On January 7, 2012, Supervisor Dianne Jacob began a historic sixth term, representing her East County district, vowing to redouble her efforts to boost fire protections, public safety, and other issues central to constituents.   At her swearing-in ceremony, Jacob chose Chief Porter of Cal Fire, and County Fire Authority to swear her in.

Alice Villa, a person who gave from the heart, helping others, and working throughout her adult life in Alpine, will be missed by many.  At the age of 89, Villa had many accomplishments under her belt, marrying David Villa of East Haddham, Connecticut, traveling the United States, raising a family, working at Ryan Aeronautical, settling in Alpine and beginning a long voluntary career with the Alpine Lion’s Club.

Snow sifted onto Mount Laguna, bringing the first snow of the season amidst rain storms and blustery temperatures that dipped to 25 degrees last weekend.  This forecast continues with another snow shower this evening on the mountain.  However there will be a warming trend over the next ten days including a promise of mostly sunny weather on Christmas all over Alpine, the back country and the mountains. 

Gingerbread houses are almost synonymous with Christmas!  They are almost as essential as the Christmas lights and tree.  Every year Christ the King Episcopal Church has this fun and flavor-able event to spread some Christmas joy and have fun with family & friends.

On Dec. 19 around 3:30 I was walking along Victoria Park Terrace.  A very nice lady allowed me to come with her, but she would like to find my home.  Please call the Alpine Sun 619-445-9080 for more details.

We found this dog running on Japatul Valley Road with another dog that looked like a shepherd Sharpay mix.(both males)  The shepherd mix ran down a driveway, but we have this little guy at the Alpine Sun Office.  Let us know if you know him, our number: 445-3288

The Friends of the Pine Valley Library began what they hope will be an annual tradition with a beautiful home tour, featuring intricately decorated homes for the holiday.  Eight homeowners signed on to share their holiday spirit and their décor with visitors who were ready to garner some Christmas spirit.  Each home was a spectacular example of how to spruce up your domain with everything from the traditional to the cute and quirky.

Many have asked The Alpine Sun if we have heard anything about the County’s decision regarding the 7/Eleven issue and the Type 21 Liquor License that was to be issued.  At the last Alpine Community Planning Group meeting, their was a motion to appeal the County’s decision to transfer a Type 21 Liquor License to be used by the incoming 7/Eleven business slated to be the anchor store at the new Victoria Village business park.  The vote to appeal that decision was 10 yes, 0 no, 2 abstentions, and 2 absent.