La Mesa Chamber News | October 15, 2020
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The Chamber Welcomes California Hair Design Academy
We are happy to welcome Len Steinbarth, owner of California Hair Design Academy to our Chamber and celebrated their re-opening with a ribbon cutting. Located in the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center, next door to Von’s, this business was damaged during the civil unrest on May 30th and May 31st. After the construction to repair this business, we are thrilled that they have reopened. We celebrated their reopening on October 14th. When you are in the shopping center, stop in and say hello and meet the team.

California Hair Design Academy
8011 University Avenue | Book an appointment – 619-461-8600 | www.chdaschools.com

Photos courtesy of Sandra Small/ Photography
La Mesa Police Seek Tips on Unrest May 30th & May 31st
On September 28th the La Mesa Police released surveillance images of several people inside Pierre’s Jewelry, on La Mesa Boulevard which was looted and burglarized, as well as other in the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center. Anyone with information can contact the La Mesa Police Department (619) 667-7532 or via email lamesatips@cityoflamesa.us. Anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or go to sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters who provide information that leads into an arrest could be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $1,000.
“La Mesa Live” Visits Cali Comfort BBQ
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In our continuing effort to publicize and promote our members, we are happy to showcase one of our first Chamber members, Cali Comfort BBQ. Owner, Shawn Walchef has completely redesigned the way he delivers his fantastic BBQ to his customers. Per Shawn, "This is the best time to be in business," as he promotes "Digital Hospitality." Per Shawn, "Everything a person needs is right in their phone." The connection by way of digital information and knowledge has changed the way everyone does business. Watch the video and see how easy it is to order, pickup or have your BBQ delivered and enjoy pre-made cocktails to compliment your meal. Also get FREE peach cobbler, when you enroll in Shawn's newsletter now at CaliBBQ.Media. You won't want to miss that taste treat! Are you interested in revamping your business model to mimic Shawn's? He is happy to share his expertise and help anyone be successful. Connect with him via CaliBBQ.Media.
Cali Comfort BBQ
8910 Troy Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 337-0670 | www.calicomfortbbq.com
To view this video and all of the video interviews in our La Mesa Live series, visit lamesalive.lamesachamber.com. We are always grateful to Marvin Sears, owner of Studio M.I.F. who is our La Mesa Live creative partner.
The Chamber Will Again Adopt La Mesa Homebound Seniors for the Holidays – Collection of Items Begins
For the past 5 years the Chamber has adopted homebound seniors that live in La Mesa and this year will be no different. We encourage you to begin gathering your canned items, toiletries and other items that you wish to contribute to put a smile on the wonderful members of our community.

If you are donating items from your pantry, we remind you to check the expiration date on those items to make sure they have not expired. Items can be delivered to Fran Smith at 8080 La Mesa Blvd., Suite 214, La Mesa, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. REMEMBER: The office is upstairs and canned items and other donations can be heavy and bulky, you can contact Mary England at 619-251-7730 and she can arrange to meet you to pick up your items.
Suggested items to purchase or donate:
Canned soups/vegetables/fruits, crackers, pasta, marinara, macaroni & cheese, instant cereals, bars of soap, tooth paste, tissues, hand soaps, hand sanitizer, socks, pens and pads of paper. Gift cards in any denomination from the following locations: Walmart, Target, or any grocery store.

If you have another item you believe will put a smile on their faces, by all means drop them off! We want to make this a memorable holiday for our home bound seniors again this year.
“Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day”
Happens on October 21st
Wednesday, October 21st is a celebration of chambers of commerce. Never have chambers of commerce been more crucial, helping their communities through the pandemic and focusing on economic recovery far into the future

What is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day?

This day celebrates the catalytic work that is happening within chamber of commerce organizations. Celebrated annually on the third Wednesday in October, this day provides an opportunity to recognize and highlight the organizations, professional and volunteers who work to transform communities.

Ways Members Can Celebrate:

  • Encourage someone who is not a member to join your local chamber of commerce
  • Post a photo on social media about why you support your chamber using #ChamberStrong
  • Make sure your membership is current with your local chamber of commerce
  • Consider volunteering with the chamber of commerce in your area
Save The Date – Wednesday, October 28th LIVEABLE LA MESA - A Round Table Discussion Regarding Youth in the Age of COVID-19
The City of La Mesa Community Relations and Veterans Commission along with the Youth Advisory Commission have scheduled a round table discussion event titled Liveable La Mesa Youth in the Age of COVID-19. This event takes place on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. This 90-minute virtual activity will foster dialog on how changes due to COVID-19 have affected the everyday lives of families. Panelists from the La Mesa Spring Valley School District and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency will be on hand to provide tips and tools. Families are invited to share their experiences on topics such as coping with distance learning, social isolation, returning to the classroom and how recent health policies have impacted your daily lives.

The event is free to watch on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/93872688513 or listen by phone by calling 669-900-6833 webinar ID: 938 7268 8513. For more information or to submit questions or topics for the panel discussion contact Meg Howell at mhowell@cityoflamesa.us by noon on October 28th.
Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting for Frazier Farms!
Help us welcome Frazier Farms, a natural food grocery store, to the Chamber and our business community! Join us at 8401 Fletcher Parkway on Tuesday, October 20th at 8:30 a.m. We will be practicing social distancing and all safety protocols as we congratulate them.

8401 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa | (760) 758-7175 | www.frazierfarmsmarket.com
Local Coronavirus News:
Gatherings
Gatherings for up to 3 households are now allowed for no more than 2 hours. The public is now allowed to visit outdoor playgrounds.

Flu Shots
It is important to get a flu shot because COVID-19 and influenza have overlap in some symptoms and this can impact testing resources. Visit the County website for FREE flu shots in San Diego County.

Travel and Self-Quarantine
Consult the CDC Control and Prevention for travel between states and guidance ion international travel. Be on the alert for symptoms when you come back from traveling and get tested if possible.

Outdoor Playgrounds Operated by HOA’s
HOA outdoor playgrounds can reopen provided the operators follow the State guidance. Look at that guidance and follow the recommendations, especially the cleaning and disinfecting process.

Sport Activities in Wellness Centers
Fitness activities, especially those associated with health (physical and mental), are permissible provided they meet appropriate State guidelines. Many of the activities under Gyms and Fitness Centers and Youth Guidance will give you an idea of what type of activities are permissible and what COVID-19 prevention protocols are necessary to conduct them safely.
Face Coverings Guidance and Eating Indoors
The importance of the state’s face covering guidance has NOT changed from the State or health officer’s order. It is ideal for individuals to eat outdoors rather than indoors as there is less risk of spreading COVID-19 outdoors. Ensure that people are physically distanced by 6 ft. and staggered seating is recommended if not able to be 6 ft. apart when eating at a desk.

Serving Food for Places of Worship and Providers of Religious or Cultural Ceremonies
Currently food and beverages must remain pre-packed unless you have appropriate permits to prepare and serve food. If this is the case, follow both the “Place of Worship State Reopening Guidance" and "Restaurant Guidance." If you do NOT have permitted capability, pre-packaged or boxed meals are the best course to take. It is permissible to consume that food at your place of worship provided you adhere to appropriate COVID-19 prevention protocols – sanitation, physical distancing, face covering unless eating, and hand washing. Consuming food outdoor is safer than indoors.

Testing Timeline after COVID-19 Exposure
The median time to develop symptoms is 4-5 days. Since a test is a point in time and you could still develop symptoms later, it is suggested that you get tested 5-7 days after close contact or exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Mandatory Testing
The County is focusing on increasing testing based on health equity conditions, zip codes, and census tracks with lower scores. Currently, mandatory testing is required in certain occupations and facilities, like a nursing facility. We still must continue to work together to minimize the risk and get tested when you develop symptoms or have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.
Levels of Exposure - Exposure and Symptoms in the Household
Quarantine is required only for an asymptomatic person who has been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case. If someone is asymptomatic and COVID-19 related or especially diagnosed, that person will be directed to isolate, not quarantine. If your family member develops symptoms after you recover from the same symptoms, they should consult their health care provider. 

Frequency of Conducting Health Screening Questionnaire and Temperature Checks
Employees and volunteers are required to be screened. There is no requirement to be screened multiple times during the workday and/or every time they come and go from an office. It is recommended that you screen patrons and students, but again, it is not mandatory every time they enter or leave the building.

Reporting Unsafe Practices of Restaurants with Outdoor Eating
To report businesses or organizations that are open and have been ordered to close, or otherwise not following health order, call (858) 694-2900 or email: SafeReopeningComplianceTeam@sdcounty.ca.gov. The County tracks and follows up on these reports.

Swap Meets and Holiday Markets
A swap meet is “a gathering at which enthusiasts or collectors trade or exchange items of common interest.” If a “holiday market” is similar to a farmer’s market, craft fair or swap meet, they are permissible, given those three activities are permissible by the State. Scope and scale are a big concern, local jurisdictions need to be involved, and a detailed safe reopening plan is required.
November Election Dates, Deadlines & Information
The pandemic has made voting this fall in San Diego County much different. For instance, there will be fewer polling places than in past elections, so your assigned location will likely be different.
IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 5th – First day to vote by mail. If you haven’t received your mail ballot , call the Registrar of Voters Office 858- 565-5800.
  • October 19th – Last day to register to vote.
  • October 31st – Nov. 2nd – Polls open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • November 3rd – Election day: Polls open from 7:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.

METHODS OF VOTING

Voting by mail
Send your completed ballots in the postage-paid envelope, sign it, date it, and mail it through the U.S. Postal Service. Mail no later than October 27th to ensure timely delivery. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Registrar no later than November 20th.

Mail Ballot Drop Off
You may also deposit your signed, sealed ballot at any of the 125-mail ballot drop off locations now through Election Day. Visit sdvote.com for those locations and their hours of operation. You can also drop off your ballot at the Registrar of Voters Office at 5600 Overland Ave., in Kearny Mesa.

Voting in person
The county’s 235 “super poll” locations will be open for four days, October 31 through November 3. Your assigned polling place is highlighted in yellow on the back cover of your sample ballot and voter information pamphlet. In person voting is also available at the registrar’s office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Expect at The Polls
Voters should wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines.
Business Updates
Pandemic Will Erase
2 Years Of Gains
San Diego County has lost so much business activity from the pandemic that it is expected to wipe out two years of economic gains. The region will lose an estimated $12.4 billion in gross regional product this year. $4.8 billion in wages has been lost in the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 176,000 San Diego County workers lost jobs related to state-mandated lockdowns with the majority coming from the hard-hit tourism sector.  Source: The San Diego Union Tribune – Phillip Molnar
Johnson & Johnson Study Third Vaccine Trial in San Diego
As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine intensifies, San Diego is set to take part in a massive international study of a vaccine developed by drug maker Johnson & Johnson. The international trial will enroll 60,000 participants across 34 U.S. states and 10 countries, from Mexico and Argentina to South Africa to the Philippines. Local researchers aim to enroll 3,000 to 3,500 San Diegans. That includes 2,000 volunteers at UC San Diego and 1,000 to 1,500 at M3 Wake Research, an organization that provides clinical research facilities and services. Source: The San Diego Union Tribune – Jonathan Wosen 
La Mesa Hosts Annual Park Appreciation Day
The public is invited to participate in the City of La Mesa’s annual Park Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8:00 AM to noon. Projects are arranged for households to remain socially distanced while helping beautify La Mesa parks and public spaces. Volunteers are requested to sign-up ahead of time for their project at http://bit.ly/ParkAppreciation2020 or by calling 619.667.1300.

Participants should bring gloves, tools and wear closed-toe shoes, in addition to wearing a face covering while in the park. The first 200 registered households will receive a swag bag on the day of cleanup.

Funding for this event comes from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) Urban and Community Forestry Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) grant programs.

For more information about the event visit www.cityoflamesa.us/specialevents, call 619.667.1300 or email recreation@cityoflamesa.us.
From Senator Jones: Community Newsletter 10/7
Dear Friends‚

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Senator. I know your time is precious‚ so I have just a few important updates for you including:

  • A brief update on the bills I introduced this year now that the 2020 Legislative Session is in our rear-view.
  • What to do in case you suspect you’re a victim of unemployment fraud which‚ sadly‚ is happening all over the state.
  • A link to the state’s tiered reopening guidelines. While I’ve been urging the Governor to take a different approach‚ I want to make sure you have the current information.
  • A business revitalization grant from the County of San Diego.
  • How you can help the American Red Cross meet its need for blood donations during the pandemic.
  • A scholarship grant program for low-to-moderate income families.

As always‚ if there is any way I can assist you‚ please call my office at 619-596-3136 or send me a message here.

Thank you‚

Brian W. Jones
State Senator‚ District 38

P.S. Here’s my full COVID-19 resource page which we’re updating regularly.
Legislative Update
Last Wednesday was the deadline for the Governor Governor to sign or veto all of the bills that the Legislature sent to him this year. I’m happy to report that FIVE of my bills were signed into law. In total during this two-year legislative session‚ twelve of my bills have become laws.

My goal has always been to fix problems for the people I represent.

SB 878 is a great example of this approach. Now that the Governor has signed it‚ this bill requires all boards and bureaus within the Department of Consumer Affairs to prominently display on their websites the current average time-frame for processing initial and renewal license applications.

After working hard to get an education‚ pass their exams‚ and submit a mountain of paperwork‚ a license applicant shouldn’t have to sit in limbo wondering how many months it will be until they can start their career.

This bill will hold state licensing agencies accountable for their performance by increasing transparency and informing the public how long an application will take to approve.

SB 878 - which had the support of healthcare workers and small business leaders - will go into effect on July 1‚ 2021.

Here is a rundown of my other bills that were signed into law this year:

  • SB 723 clarifies the law to guarantee due process rights for an individual choosing to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms.
  • SB 1003 helps local governments create recreational opportunities for their citizens by allowing more wheeled-devices to operate at local skate parks other than skateboards‚ such as wheelchairs and scooters. This bill was the product of a years-long partnership between myself and the local leaders who wanted to create more public recreation spaces for our residents.
  • SB 1126 ensures justice and public safety - while also saving court resources - by adding a limited exception to when sealed competency records for youth can be accessed by the Court if the youth’s competency is again under question. The bill was sponsored by the California Judges Association and had the support of Peace Officers‚ District Attorneys‚ Public Defenders‚ and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
  • SB 1148 allows a more fair market for publishing foreclosure notices‚ thus lowering the cost for someone to buy themselves out of foreclosure and remain in their home.
State’s Tiered Reopening Guidelines for Business
The state of California has established a four-tier system for reopening businesses. Here’s where you can learn more: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.

While I’ve strongly urged the Governor to take a different approach to our state’s reopening plans‚ I want to make sure you have the current information.
Donate Blood. Save Lives.
During the pandemic‚ I’ve been working hard to help the American Red Cross meet its need for blood and plasma donations. That’s why I’m sponsoring two more Blood Drives in North County. On Monday‚ October 12‚ in partnership with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce‚ we’ll hold a blood drive at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce building. On Thursday‚ October 15‚ in partnership with the Valley Center Business Association‚ we’ll hold a blood drive at Valley Center Community Church. In addition‚ I donated convalescent plasma on Monday after personally contracting COVID-19 in August.

To check your eligibility to be a blood donor and to RSVP for one of our two blood drives‚ please click here and use the sponsor code SenatorJones.

If you are not able to attend either of these events‚ I would encourage you to find an upcoming blood drive or office location near you so you can help us save lives in our community.
2020 Matching Grant Program
ScholarShare 529‚ California’s College Savings Plan‚ offers a Matching Grant program designed to assist low-to-moderate income families with paying for their children’s post-secondary education. I want to make sure that my constituents are aware of the program’s existence‚ and I encourage you to review the flyer below to see if your family meets the eligibility requirements.
Fraud and the EDD
Californians from all over the state have reported receiving dozens of letters from the Employment Development Department addressed to individuals that do not reside at their home. This has set off alarm bells for me and other concerned leaders‚ as it appears criminals are working to defraud the unemployment system during a time of crisis.

An emergency audit is underway to understand exactly what is happening.

As we await the results of that audit‚ if you believe you may have been the victim of unemployment fraud‚ please visit this site today: https://askedd.edd.ca.gov/Fraud.aspx.
From Assemblymember Weber: Weekly E-Alert: Upcoming District Events and Important Resources
Hispanic and Filipino American Leader Recognition Ceremony
Each year, Americans had observed National Hispanic Heritage Month. However, this year in California we will be celebrating Latino Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15! During this month, we take the opportunity to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Latin American immigrants to this country regardless of their immigration status. Their hard work and dedication is imprinted in every corner of this nation and California.
October is also Filipino American History Month, which was established in 1988 to commemorate the contributions Filipino Americans have made to this country, from serving in World War II to strengthening the labor movement. Filipino Americans enrich our nation every day: as artists inspiring us, as educators challenging us, as laborers building our economy and as members of the armed forces protecting us and our values. During this month, let us celebrate the countless ways Filipino Americans have changed this country for the better.

In honor of Hispanic and Filipino History Month, I am hosting a recognition ceremony to honor individuals making a difference in their respective communities. Please join me, October 21,2020 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate and to recognize their accomplishments.

I look forward to seeing you!

Hispanic American and Filipino American Leader Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, October 21, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, please click here or call my district office at (619) 531-7913.
There Ought to be a Law - 2020 Legislative Brainstorming Session
In the fall, legislators consider new bill ideas for the following legislative year and connect with their constituents to inform them about the work they have done in Sacramento. Please join me virtually to share your ideas to make our community a better place.

Think there ought to be a law? Attend my legislative brainstorming session on Wednesday, November 10, 2020. This event is open to the public, so come with your enthusiasm and ideas for creating change for a better California.

Legislative Brainstorming Session

Tuesday, November 10 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 pm

For more information or to RSVP, click here or call my district office at (619) 531-7913.

We look forward to hearing your ideas!
Every 10 years, a census of the population is conducted to determine how billions of dollars in funding are distributed to each state and local community for the next 10 years. Did you know that each individual counted in California brings $1,250 in resources? These funds help provide infrastructure, health care services, jobs, schools, roads and bridges.

To learn more about Census 2020 specifically in San Diego County, CLICK HERE. Remember, your COUNT Matters! The Deadline for the Census is quickly approaching. Make sure to fill out the Census by October 31, 2020.
Important Voting Information
Here is some important Dates and Deadlines for voter registration:

  • In order to vote in the November 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election, you must register to vote by October 19, 2020.

Registration Information

  • We want to encourage all eligible Californians to register to vote and cast a ballot. The California Secretary of State's Office makes it easy to register online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov, which is available in 10 languages.

New to voting? Get started with 3 easy steps!

  1. Register. You can register to vote online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov by October 19.
  2. Get informed! As a registered voter, you will receive two information resources in the mail: the state Voter Information Guide and the county Voter Information Guide. 
  3. Vote! You can vote in person or by mail. Find out more at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/vote-mail.

Find Your Polling Place

  • Your polling place location may change between elections. Check the back of your county Voter Information Guide for the location of your polling place. You can also find your polling place by calling your county elections office or the Secretary of State's Voter Hotline at (800) 345-8683, or visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place. You can also text VOTE to GoVote (468-683) to find your polling place.

What Time Does My Polling Place Open?

  • Polls are open in California from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. At your polling place, you will check in with a poll worker, and they will explain the process of casting your ballot. The poll worker will give you a paper ballot, unique passcode, or computer memory card, depending on the voting system your county uses. If you are not familiar with how to mark a ballot or make a mistake on your ballot, ask a poll worker for instructions.

Can Military and Overseas California Residents Still Vote?

  • Of course! The Secretary of State's office recommends that military and overseas voters start early and get registered to vote online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov to ensure they receive their voting materials on time. This includes persons and students who are temporarily living outside of California but still wish to vote in California elections.

How to Vote by Mail?

  • Every active, registered voter in California will be mailed a ballot 29 days before Election Day. Therefore, any registered voter can vote by mail in California. For more information, please visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/vote-mail, or contact your county elections office.
  • To ensure your completed ballot is delivered by the deadline, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 17 days after Election Day. You may also deliver your completed ballot to your county elections office or any polling place in your county before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

You must re-register to vote if you:

  1. Have moved to a different home address,
  2. Changed your name, or
  3. Wish to update your political party preference 

Check out www.sos.ca.gov/elections/time-vote-notices for more information.

The Secretary of State's "Where's My Ballot?" tracking tool is now available in every county. Voters can sign up to receive automatic notifications by text message, email, or voice call on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov
Still Need Help with EDD? We Can Help
The California EDD has made tremendous progress in assisting and paying out an incredible amount of unemployment benefits. However, with COVID-19 continuing to devastate California's economy, many of you are still out of work and need assistance. We want to help! To date, we have opened 1,149 EDD claims and out of those claims we have closed 889. If you, or someone you know, reside in the 79th Assembly District and are struggling with EDD filings relating to either general Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance(PUA) or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), please contact my District Office, so that we can help you. CLICK HERE for assistance or call (619) 531-7913.
Best of East County 2020 Reader’s Poll!
Vote today!
This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard! Vote for your favorite people, places and businesses in East County to help us determine who is the very best in East County. Deadline to vote is November 30, 5pm.

From Sycuan Casino Resort: Last Dive In Movie of the Year, Lucky Hot Seats and more!
Lucky Hot Seat Drawings
Wednesday, October 14, 21 & 28 | 2PM – 2AM
Two (2) cash winners will be drawn every hour!
 LAST FRIDAY NIGHT DIVE IN MOVIE: JURASSIC PARK

Hurry! Snag your LAST Dive In Movie tickets for Jurassic Park this Friday, October 16 before they sell out! Safety precautions are in place and space is limited.
THIS WEEKEND'S ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, October 16
  • Cedrice Webber Duo: 3PM-7PM | R&B/Soul (Hotel Lobby stage)
  • DJ Bugz: 8PM-1:30AM | Top 40/Dance (Hotel Lobby stage)

Saturday, October 17
  • DJ Blu: 12PM-4PM | Dance (Retreat Pool & Cabanas)
  • Psydecar Trio: 2PM-6PM | Reggae (Hotel Lobby stage)
  • DJ Blue: 8PM-1:30AM | Top 40/Dance (Hotel Lobby stage)

Sunday, October 18
  • Jason Hanna Trio: 11AM-3PM | Jazz (Hotel Lobby stage)
From Attention Getters Design: We've Got You Covered!
With so many businesses having to move operations outdoors, it makes sense to put your best foot--or cover--forward. Businesses, and restaurants in particular, have scrambled to stay open and keep people coming in. By now, most restaurants have figured out how to do this by moving tables outdoors and using last minute purchased canopy covers, many of which may not look so good.

We have a perfect solution to make your business more attractive while providing exposure to your brand. Our creative team can design full color canopy tents to include your logo and information to really capture the attention of the neighborhood or potential new customers. Let us help you provide your customers with the comfort level they were used to when business was conducted indoors.

We understand these are uncertain times and are offering greatly discounted canopy tents and umbrellas. Let us help you get started today! Visit us at attentiongetters.com.
From SDG&E: 5 Tips to Help You Save on Your Business Energy Costs
Summer might have officially ended, but in San Diego it’s the time of year when the heat really picks up – and so can cooling costs for your business. Coupled with the impacts of COVID-19, it’s even more important to familiarize yourself with your available SDG&E pricing plans, programs and tips to help you manage your energy costs the best way for your unique business.

Tip #1: Know your energy pricing plan.
Energy costs are determined by how much energy your business uses and when. If you’re on a plan that participates in event days, your business could be called to conserve energy between 2 to 6 p.m. when there is high demand on the power grid. If you’re unable to conserve, this could add considerable energy costs, which means this may not be the right plan for you. Make sure your business is on the right plan by visiting sdge.com/bizplans.

Tip #2: Ensure efficient cooling.
Cooling costs may account for 40% of energy costs for commercial buildings. This means ensuring your HVAC system is maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions can make a big difference. Make sure condenser coils are cleaned, change filters and regularly check ducts and pipe insulation for damage. Check out SDG&E’s current business rebates at sdge.com/NLrebates.

Tip #3: Save on lighting.
Install energy-efficient lighting equipment like LED bulbs, and keep them on a motion sensor so they turn off automatically when not in use. Try not to over-light your facility. It costs more and can cause eye strain, headaches and glare.

Tip #4: Shut down equipment when not in use.
Power down computers, monitors, printers and other equipment when not in use. Upgrading to models that shut down or hibernate after some time of inactivity can also help you save on your energy bill.

Tip #5: Sign up for alerts.
You can sign up for SDG&E energy use alerts to help you track your energy usage at sdge.com/alerts. SDG&E also has a new app that notifies you in the event of a power outage due to a Public Safety Power Shutoff. Learn more at sdge.com/pspsapp.

Remember, you’re not in this alone. If you have questions about your SDG&E business account or are having trouble paying your bill, you can call SDG&E’s Business Care Center at 1-800-336-7343 or visit sdge.com/assistance.
AT&T Emergency Disaster Preparedness
As part of AT&T’s ongoing commitment to raising awareness about the existence of consumer protections when emergencies and disasters occur, we are sharing with you today some helpful resources.

Member Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining
Anthony's Fish Grotto
Dine by the Lake and enjoy the ambiance from 11:30am - 8pm.
9530 Murray Drive in La Mesa

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
7 days a week from 11am-10pm - Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Curbside Service, & Delivery. Walk-in, first come, first serve service.
5500 Grossmont Drive
(619) 589-7222 | www.bjsrestaurants.com

Brew Coffee Spot
Our patio is open daily from 8am to 3pm! First come first served. No reservations required.
Online ordering through Clover | Take out
6101 Lake Murray Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 246-1244 | www.brewcoffeespot.com

Cucina Basilico
Patio service Tuesdays - Sundays: 4.30pm-9 pm
(619) 825-3171
7200 Parkway Dr. in La Mesa

Hooleys Public House
Dine under the (3) tents right by the restaurant.
Tue - Thur 4 - 9 pm | Fri 4 - 10 pm | Sat 11 am - 10 pm | Sun 11 am - 7 pm
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277
(619) 713-6900 | www.hooleys.com
La Mesa Wine Works
A cooperative Tasting Room featuring Premium Wines from San Diego County Wineries
8167 Center Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
Thursday - Saturday 3-8 & Sunday 12-5
619.714.0700 | lamesawineworks.com

Little Roma
Dine on the patio that surrounds the restaurant.
Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm | Sun: 4pm - 8:30pm
5575 Baltimore Drive, Suite 104 in La Mesa
(619) 461-7000 | littleromalamesa.com

Marie Callender's
Patio dining available!
Mon-Thur & Sun: 11am-8pm | Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
6950 Alvarado Rd. in San Diego
(619) 465-1910 | mariecallenders.com

Nonno's Ristorante Italiano
Dine in with reservations, or carry out
5314 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 337-9559 | www.mynonnos.com

Sycuan Casino Resort
Enjoy the Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchen patio!
Restaurant & Bar | Thursday - Sunday: 5PM-10PM
Brunch | Saturday & Sunday: 8AM-2PM
(619) 445-6002 | sycuan.com

The Lunch Box Cafe and Deli
Dine-in service, takeout or delivery!
Tue - Fri: 7:30am - 2:00pm | Sat: 7:30am - 1:00pm
8751 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 463-4013 | thelunchboxcafe.com
Member Restaurants Offering Take Out / Delivery
Anthony's Fish Grotto
Takeout & dine-in: 11:30am - 8pm
Retail market: 11:30am -7pm
9530 Murray Drive in La Mesa

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse
7 days a week from 11am-10pm - Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Curbside Service, & Delivery. Walk-in, first come, first serve service.
5500 Grossmont Drive
(619) 589-7222 | www.bjsrestaurants.com

Brew Coffee Spot
Patio open 8-3 daily | online ordering | take out
(619) 246-1244
6101 Lake Murray Blvd. in La Mesa

Cali Comfort BBQ
Take out: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 days a week.
619-337-0670
8910 Troy Street in Spring Valley

Cucina Basilico
Takeout: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(619) 825-3171.
7200 Parkway Dr. in La Mesa

Dream Dinners
Easy, Homemade Meals
5208 Jackson Dr #116 - La Mesa
(619) 460-6800 | dreamdinners.com

Edible Arrangements
Free delivery! 8237 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 464-1111 | www.ediblearrangements.com

El Pollo Loco
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. for drive through meals.
4990 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 797-1956 | elpolloloco.com

Himalayan Cuisine
Take out: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10pm
(619) 461-2503
7918 El Cajon Blvd #P in La Mesa

Hooleys Public House
Patio dining, takeout & delivery
Tue - Thur 4 - 9 pm | Fri 4 - 10 pm | Sat 11 am - 10 pm | Sun 11 am - 7 pm
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277
(619) 713-6900 | www.hooleys.com
Little Roma
Patio dining or delivery.
Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm | Sun: 4pm - 8:30pm
Delivery hours: M-Sat 11am- 9pm | Sun 4-8:30pm
5575 Baltimore Drive, Suite 104 in La Mesa
(619) 461-7000 | www.littleromalamesa.com

Los Pinos Taco Shop
Takeout: Mon - Sat 10:30am - 9pm.
Sunday 4 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(619) 462-5031
5646 Lake Murray Blvd in La Mesa

Marie Callender's
Patio dining,take out and delivery available!
Mon-Thur & Sun: 11am-8pm | Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
6950 Alvarado Rd. in San Diego
(619) 465-1910 | mariecallenders.com

Nonno's Ristorante Italiano
Dine in with reservations or carry out.
5314 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 337-9559 | www.mynonnos.com

Red Lobster
Takeout: Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10pm, Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm
(619) 463-4449 | 8703 Murray Drive in La Mesa
Free delivery when ordering at: www.redlobster.com

San Pasqual Winery
Mon - Thur: 12 - 6 PM | Fri - Sat: 12 - 8 PM | Sunday: 12 - 5 PM
Order pick ups and bottles to go. Limited wine service on our patio. Visit La Mesa Wine Works, for service on our spacious patio!
8364 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 462-1797 | www.sanpasqualwinery.com

Surf Rider Pizza Co.
Takeout: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am - 7:30pm
8381 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 340-1270 | surfrider.pizza

The Lunch Box Cafe and Deli
Dine-in service, takeout or delivery!
Tuesday to Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 1:00pm
8751 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 463-4013 | thelunchboxcafe.com

Valley Farm Market
Fresh meat, chicken and fish, as well as milk, eggs, bread and fresh produce. Products are available on a “first come, first served” basis.
9040 Campo Rd. in Spring Valley
(619) 463-9595 | www.valleyfarmmarkets.com
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At Grossmont Center, you’ll be reminded why our center has thrived since 1961 because it’s where friendships are made, family bonds are strengthened and memories are created.
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #213 in La Mesa
(619) 465-2900 | www.grossmontcenter.com
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Edible Arrangements
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The East County Californian
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Cell: 619-251-7730
La Mesa Chamber of Commerce ∙ 8080 La Mesa Blvd. Ste. 212 ∙ La Mesa, California 91942