Hospital construction monitoring group seeking additional member

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

by Rick Griffin

A volunteer citizens committee monitoring construction projects at Grossmont Hospital is looking for another member. The opening is due to term limits for some members of the committee, called the Proposition “G” Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC).
Since 2006, when East County voters approved Prop. G, a $247 million bond measure for financing improvement projects at the hospital, ICBOC members have been meeting to monitor bond dollars spent by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), the public agency managing the bond-financed construction at the hospital. GHD serves as landlord of the hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of local taxpayers. According to ICBOC bylaws, committee members must reside within the District’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County and have professional experience that relates to the hospital construction, including backgrounds in healthcare, construction, finance, labor or project management. Members may currently serve for no more than two consecutive two-year terms.
The current opening on the committee is for an “at large” member with no specific experience required, although experience in the financial industry would be preferred, according to Barry Jantz, GHD chief executive officer. The bond-financed construction at the hospital began in 2007 and is scheduled to continue over the next few years. Interested volunteers can obtain an application by contacting GHD at (619) 825-5050, or via e-mail,