Watch: SDG&E Townhall

We are grateful for the time of Mr Mitchell and his team.

SDG&E Townhall

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Got questions about what goes into your bill?

Wondering about utility undergrounding?

Come get answers from San Diego Gas and Electric.

(General questions only; specific energy bills/properties will not be discussed.)

Presenting for SDG&E:

  • Mitch Mitchell, Vice President
  • Warren Ruis, Community
  • Tashonda Taylor, Operation
  • Adam Pierce, Rates
  • Kellen Gill, CCA Communications


The NAACP is about changing society for the better.  Sometimes that means taking on a new challenge or changing an old way of doing business.  One way that happens in the NAACP is through resolutions.

Resolutions are official recommendations from NAACP units to the NAACP national organization.  Resolutions are considered at the national convention, which normally takes place in July of each year.  However, to get a resolution considered at the convention, you need to start soon.

Here is the official process (from the NAACP Constitution at

No resolution for change of policy or program of action shall be in order unless it shall have been favorably voted upon at regular legislative meetings of a Unit in good standing, or has been submitted by the President and CEO. The resolutions for policy or program change must be certified by the President and the Secretary of the Unit, and received by the President and CEO in the National Office by May 1st, annually. The Convention shall act on all such proposed program or policy changes during its Legislative Sessions.

That is, our Branch must approve and submit any resolutions we wish to have considered by May 1st, 2021.

If you know of an issue that you think needs to be addressed nationally, or if you think there need to be changes to the constitution or bylaws, start thinking about it now!

Theme Recommendations for 2021-2022

For the past term, we’ve been using the theme “Sentry for a Century” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Branch’s founding, in 1919. Now that we are 102, it’s time to change the theme.

We have previously asked for your recommendations; at the January 7th General Membership Meeting, we will be choosing from among those recommendations:

  • Rise to the Challenge, Answer the Call
  • Same Vision, New Sights
  • Walk through this together
  • We will win together
  • It’s better to make new progress
  • Every Human Every Chance Every Day
  • History in the Making
  • Acknowledge Adjust Applaud
  • The year of having so that we may not lose what we have
  • Empowerment 2021
  • Building on a Strong Foundation
  • United We Stand to Service the People
  • Bending the Arc Toward Justice
  • Proud and True in 22
  • Renew the Struggle in 22
  • A Better View in 22
  • Our Rights are Due by 22
  • Rising to Every Occasion
  • Still fighting for Justice still fighting for you

January 7th General Membership Meeting

6pm via Zoom:

Highlights of this meeting will include:

  • A presentation from Matthew Gordon, Director of Boards and Commissions for the City of San Diego
  • Installation of the 2021-2022 Executive Committee Members; oath to be administered by the Honorable Judge Roderick Shelton
  • Selection of a new theme for 2021-2022

Zoom Requirements

For the safety of all attendees, we require the following from participants in our meetings:

  • Have a (paid or) free Zoom account and log in to it before attending
  • Use a current recognizable photo of their face as the profile picture
  • Use their legal first and last names on their profile

For help on setting up zoom, please see

Watch: PERT Townhall with Director Marvin

On January 28th, we had a very informative discussion with Director Marvin and Wes Albers from PERT.

2021 01 28 PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) Townhall

Mark Marvin, Ph.D. (Vice President of Community Research Foundation, PERT Division – Director) and Wes Albers (PERT Community & Law Enforcement Liaison) gave…

In 1996, PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) program was established in San Diego county. In fiscal year 2019-2020:

  • PERT Clinicians (Law Enforcement and EMS combined) conducted 35,701 contacts in the community.
  • PERT provided 12,340 Crisis Interventions (of which 5,750 or 47% were diverted from a 5150 hospital transport for other community resources) and 23,361 Community Service interventions.
  • PERT Clinicians provided 9,413 crisis intervention services to persons identifying as being homeless.
  • PERT attempted crisis resolution contact, but was unable to do so (e.g., person could not be located or declined to interact) an additional 7,695 occasions (thus, a total of 20,035 Crisis Interventions were attempted).

Mark Marvin, Ph.D. (Vice President of Community Research Foundation, PERT Division – Director) and Wes Albers (PERT Community & Law Enforcement Liaison) will address an overview of PERT including its history, the role of the PERT unit, and training provided to first responders.

Community Research Foundation, Inc. (2020). What is PERT?

February 10 Book Club: The House on the Cerulean Sea

Members’ Book Club Book of the Month:

The February book club book is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. 

Please join us! We will meet, via Zoom for now, once per month to talk and share our feelings about books we’ve read selected by our members. Everyone will have the opportunity to nominate books for future meetings.

We are meeting at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Criteria for book nominations includes anything related to the African-American experience and any books written by black authors regardless of topics.  To join, just send an email request to [email protected]

We look forward to reading with you!

Holiday Message from President Maxwell

Holiday Message from President Maxwell

Civil Rights Sentry for a Century Holiday Message from President Maxwell Dear Members, As one of the most challenging years draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and ev

Probation, Election Information This Week!

Civil Rights Sentry for a Century ~ October 4th ~ Membership Newsletter Civil Rights Sentry for a Century Vigilant since 1919 Visit our Website ~ Probation Town Hall ~ Click to RSVP ~ Voter Educatio