CHAMBER CHATTER: A cool park in Alpine is the hot topic

Hear George Barnett of the Back Country Land Trust dis­cuss a proposed plan for a San Diego County Community Park in Alpine at the Chamber’s next Hot Topics breakfast!

The monthly membership meeting starts at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Al Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant at 2139 Al­pine Blvd.

A day later on Wednesday, Feb. 13, Barnett and Chamber Executive Director Alex Ward will talk about the park proposal on cable KUSI-TV’s Good Morn­ing San Diego program. They’re scheduled for 8:40 a.m. on Cox Communications Channel 9.

That same day the San Di­ego County Board of Supervi­sors will hold a hearing about the park proposal. Anyone may attend the session at the San Diego County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway.

Networking, a drawing and a hot breakfast are included in the $20 charge for the “Hot Topics” meeting. Call (619) 445-2722 or visit to RSVP.

Volunteers are needed for a work day this Saturday, Feb. 9, at Wright’s Field in Alpine!

Heavy rainfall postponed the trail work and native plant res­toration originally planned for last weekend.

The Back Coun­try Land Trust (BCLT) is now asking volunteers to meet at 9 a.m. this Saturday at the trailhead. It’s behind Joan Mac­Queen Middle School at 1951 Tav­ern Road. The work ends at noon.

All volunteer hours may be certi­fied for community service and student school requirements.

BCLT can also use help at a Valen­tine’s Day Planting Event scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd..

Volunteers will meet at 11 a.m. at the center at 1830 Alpine Blvd.

To participate or for more in­formation, call (619) 504-8181 or visit

The Alpine Library has free half-price passes to more than 40 museums in San Diego County for San Diego County’s an­nual February Museum Month!

Lovers of art, music, gardens, cars, trains, surfing and more will find a museum attraction somewhere — the Balboa Park Prado area in San Diego, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the USS Midway Museum and more.

The discount passes are good for up to four people. The same pass can be used to visit each participating museum at least once. Some museums may have fees for special exhibits or pro­grams.

Partnering with the San Di­ego Museum Council to provide the passes, the Alpine Library at 1752 Alpine Blvd. has Mu­seum Month passes now at the front desk!


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