“I finished my degree while working full-time as a police officer, so I know what it means to be an adult learner,” he said. With his police background, he’s also teaching criminal justice classes at NU. He grew up in Alpine, graduated from Grossmont High School (class of 1973) and worked as a San Diego Police Department officer from 1979 to 1983.
He has served as a reserve officer with the El Cajon Police Department since October 2009. Bailey joined Channel 6’s morning show in June 1, 2002, after relocating from Atlanta, where he was a morning show anchor. His first full-time job in television was as host of “PM Magazine” in Greenville, South Carolina in 1985. He also worked in Los Angeles as a reporter with KCAL/Channel 9 and KFWB-AM 980. Also in LA he worked as an on-air talent and producer for programs that aired on The Discovery Channel, E! He also worked in Phoenix as an evening news anchor. Bailey said other work projects at NU may include producing media for internal audiences and online and social media audiences, as well as broadcast TV. “I loved my career in television and reporting on breaking news in the morning, but I don’t miss getting up at 2 a.m.,” Bailey said.
La Mesa Man Joins Approved Home Pro Show The Approved Home Pro Show, a local radio and TV production that features interviews with home improvement professionals, has added broadcast sales veteran Bob Hoffman to its sales team. Hoffman, a La Mesa resident, has more than 40 years of experience in sales, marketing and management in radio and television. “This is a fast-growing company and I am looking forward to helping accelerate that growth and create even greater success for our Approved Home Pro sponsors,” said Hoffman, who previously was with Entravision. The Approved Home Pro Show features home improvement professionals who pay for the opportunity to pitch their services to consumers. Officials said companies are vetted prior to joining their network and purchasing marketing programs. Launched in 2011, The Approved Home Pro Show airs from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays, on KOGO News Radio 600-AM with hosts Gregg Cantor of Murray Lampert Design Build Remodel, Robin Wilson Carrier, an interior designer, and Clint August, weekday afternoon host on KGB-FM 101.5. In 2014, it added TV appearances on “San Diego Living,” a pay-to-appear, direct-response show that airs weekdays at 9 a.m. In August 2015, The Approved Home Pro Show expanded to a 30-minute infotainment program airing at 9:30 a.m. Chick-fil-A in Santee Offers Free Food on `Cow Appreciation Day’ It’s time to break out the cowbells and get your spots on because Chick-fil-A is issuing a cattle call. The nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 9418 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, are preparing to give away free food on Tuesday, July 12, as part of the chain’s nationwide promotion called “Cow Appreciation Day.” On that day, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will offer a free entrée to any customer who visits a restaurant dressed as a cow. Adult customers who dress in any type of cow attire, whether it’s head-to-hoof or sporting a cow-spotted accessory such as cow-pattern hat, scarf, tie or purse, will be rewarded with a free entrée of their choice. Children can receive a free Kid’s Meal for dressing in a cow costume. The Cow Appreciation Day celebration will be held from store opening through 7 p.m. A special website, www.CowAppreciationDay.com, features costume ideas and additional FAQ details on the customer appreciation day promotion, as well as downloadable cow spots, masks and other bovine-themed items customers can use to create their own costumes. Lakeside Chamber Sets Date for Annual Awards Night The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s annual awards dinner and board of directors installation will be held on Thursday, July 21 at Barona Resort and Casino’s Golf Events Center in Lakeside. The announcement was made by Kathy Kassel, Chamber president/CEO. The event will feature installation of the Chamber’s 2016-2017 board of directors. In addition, the Chamber will honor the recipient of the 2016 Harry J. The annual award is given to a man or woman who has made outstanding volunteer contributions and contributed to a better way of life for all in the Lakeside and East County communities. The recipient also will part of the Lakeside Western Days parade in April 2017. The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award originated in 1980. The 2015 honoree was Jill Fleming, who has overseen the Miss Lakeside and Miss Teen Lakeside pageants for the past 18 years. They include several awards to chamber members, including sponsor of the year, member of the year, ambassador of the year, board member of the year and volunteer of the year. Other awards will include elected official of the year and the Rick Smith Award for volunteer service to the community and chamber. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.LakesideChamber.org. La Mesa Chamber of Commerce Announces `Summer Bash’ Business Expo The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce has announced that Thursday, Aug. 11 is the date for its annual “Summer Bash,” a business expo, to be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. Exhibit booth space is available to any La Mesa Chamber member.
The event will feature food sampling and more than 45 display tables featuring La Mesa Chamber members, according to Mary England, Chamber CEO. “We encourage the public to join us and meet our business community in this fun-filled setting,” she said. Admission is $15 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. Raffles and door prizes hosted by vendors and participants are planned. For information on sponsorship opportunities and an exhibitor application, contact England at (619) 251-7730, or [email protected]
To RSVP, send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (619) 465-7700.