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Articles by Lori Bledsoe

By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun

Honoring our Veterans in Alpine has become a great celebration. This year, the Alpine Kiwanis sponsored a Memorial Day picnic welcoming all in Alpine to come and enjoy a classic barbequed picnic lunch prepared by volunteers.  Hundreds showed up at the Alpine Community Park to commemorate all who served in the United States Armed Forces.  Many showed up wearing their Red, White, & Blue, to enjoy a sunny day filled with ardent verve.

The 23rd Annual Vintage Alpine blew into the Summer’s Past Farms on Sunday, May 5th offering samples of many premium wines from local wineries and restaurant as well as Alpine’s own local and famous brewery. 

Miracle Mile of Quarters shows big in Carpet of Coins


This year, 73 teams competed in the annual Miracle Mile of quarters with the creative and ever popular “quarter art”.   There were about 320 students and 200 adults who attended the event, raising approximately $ 24,000 of quarters on the carpet for the ever creative quarter art.
Awards were given in Open class, K-Kids, Builders club. KEY club and Circle K classes.


CONGRATULATIONS to our Quarter Art winners for 2013!!


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.