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Penn National receives a fee of 30 percent of net revenue (earnings before taxes) for the management of the facility, as well as a licensing fee of 2 percent of gross revenue for the use of the Hollywood brand and marketing services. Penn National Gaming operates 26 facilities in 16 jurisdictions across the U.S. The Jamul Indian Village is one of 13 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation of Southern California. Thunderbird Products in El Cajon Goes Solar Thunderbird Products of El Cajon has announced it has completed a 74.43-kilowatt-AC photovoltaic installation at its El Cajon manufacturing facility.

The system from Sullivan Solar Power consists of 252 SunPower 327-watt solar panels expected to produce more than 135,000 kilowatt-hours per year, enough to meet Thunderbird’s energy needs. Thunderbird specializes in making copper products such as drains and vents. Chargers Blood Drive 38 Set for Tuesday The San Diego Blood Bank will host Chargers Drive 38, presented by San Diego County Credit Union, on Tuesday, Nov. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley. In addition to an all-day blood drive, attendees can meet Chargers players, enjoy entertainment and take advantage of free bone marrow registry testing. Activities also include a “Wellness Zone” with interactive exhibits, musical entertainment, complimentary food sampling and a performance by the Charger Girls. New this year will be a booth with the National Institutes of Health “All of Us,” a program aimed at developing more effective ways to prolong health and treat disease. Considered one of the largest and longest-running single-day blood drives in the nation, the Chargers blood drive has collected more than 72,000 pints of blood over the past 37 years.

To make an appointment or for more information, visit, or call (619) 296-6393. Annual Economic Impact of San Diego’s Advertising Industry is $71 Billion The advertising industry in San Diego County accounts for $71.5 billion in annual economic impact, or about 16.9 percent of total economic output in the region, according to a just-released study commissioned by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), a national advertising trade organization. AAF membership consists of more than 200 local advertising clubs, including San Diego’s SDX, formerly the San Diego Ad Club. The study’s results, announced by SDX, also revealed that one dollar spent on advertising generates $22 in economic output, and every one million dollars of ad spending resulting in sales of products and services supports 81 local jobs. In addition, about 15.5 percent of all local jobs are related in some way to local advertising expenditures. Conducted by research firm IHS Global Insight, SDX said the economic impact figure was measured against four categories, including direct economic impact, suppliers economic impact, inter-industry economic impact and induced consumer spending. The geographic area used for the study was defined by San Diego’s five Congressional districts. East County Chamber Will Host Breakfast at Sycuan Resort The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at Sycuan Golf Resort, 3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon. Speakers will include representatives from Sycuan Casino, St. Madeleine Sophie's Center and the Mother Goose Parade. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person for members with RSVP, $25 per person for guests with RSVP and $30 per person at the door without reservations. For more information and to RSVP, contact [email protected], or (619) 440-6161, or visit Realtors Announce East County Candidate Endorsements The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors, has released its list of endorsed candidates vying for seats in East County city and special district election races in November. PSAR operates an office and conference center in El Cajon at 1150 Broadway. PSAR is endorsing the following: Star Bales, Steve Goble, Ben Kalasho, Bob McClellan, El Cajon City Council; Kristine Alessio and Colin Parent, La Mesa City Council; George Gastil for Lemon Grove Mayor, Jerry Selby for Lemon Grove City Council. In addition, PSAR is endorsing both City of Santee mayoral candidates, Rob McNelis and John Minto, as well as Mason Herron for Santee City Council. Also, PSAR has endorsed Virginia Hall for a seat on the Grossmont Healthcare District. PSAR, founded in 1928, offers educational training, advocacy and other services and resources to its realtor and affiliate members. Senator Joel Anderson Sets Date for Legislative Open House California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) will host his annual Legislative Open House from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Toyota of El Cajon, 965 Arnele Ave., El Cajon.

The free event is an opportunity for Anderson and his staff to meet with constituents and hear ideas on new legislation for 2017. All attendees will receive a 2016 legislative update and an opportunity to submit ideas to improve state government. Anderson says several of the bills he has introduced in the past originated from suggestions by attendees to this annual event. Donated hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by local businesses and community partners. To RSVP, contact Anderson’s El Cajon district office at (619) 596-3136, or visit

“My top priority is making government work for you,” Anderson said. “This event gives me an opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about their opinions and legislative ideas.


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