This morning we lost a national treasure: Aretha Franklin, the undisputed queen of soul, passed away at the age of 76. While I rarely use our websites to express personal opinions, I could not ignore the opportunity to express my sorrow for this loss. Most of us can point to any number of joyful or…

We are the Orange Marketing Network. For 61 years we have been serving communities in San Diego’s back country and we are thrilled to be adding Alpine to our “family.” Most commonly referred to as Orange Book, our company began in 1956 when Tom and Carol Griffin, owners and publishers of the Ramona Sentinel, were…

The inaugural cover of the Alpine Mountain Empire Community Orange Book celebrates one of Alpine’s most beautiful finds: Wright’s Field. Preserved by the Back Country Land Trust in the 1990’s as a part of a 230 acre purchase of native grasslands, Wright’s Field, or Mesa del Arroz, as it was once known, is one of…

A day of driving U.S. 80 in California will show you sandy deserts, agricultural valleys, boulder-covered canyons, pine and oak scrub forests, chaparral, delightful small towns and a world-renowned urban coastal city. The trip in California begins after crossing the historic 1915 Ocean-to-Ocean Highway truss bridge in Yuma, Arizona. The first towns on the California…

Looking for Great Things to Do to Fill Your Afternoons? Science Explorers (grades 1-5) Mondays @ 3:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays: Young Einsteins! 2nd & 4th Mondays: LEGOs Homework Help Basic homework assistance for kids in grades 1-5. Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Rockin’ Recess (all ages) Tuesdays @ 3:30 p.m. Rockin’ Recess is…

Light up Alpine November 1, 2016 through January 13, 2017 Be Ready for the Season Light up and decorate your busines for the holiday season and be ready fo the judges on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Call the Chamber for more information Address: 2741 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901 Phone: (619) 445-2722 Hours: Open today…