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Fire, Police Departments Partner with South Bay Family YMCA, Olympic Training Center, Border Patrol, Otay Ranch Town Center, Army and Navy for Memorial Event and Tribute Run/Walk

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - As the nation pauses to remember the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, residents in the South Bay can join local fire, police and military personnel for a regional event to honor those lost that day. "9/11 - A Decade of Remembrance" will take place at Otay Ranch Town Center on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The morning event and free tribute run/walk will give residents an opportunities to join with their neighbors and mark this milestone and thank their local first responders and military personnel.

The schedule for 9/11 - A Decade of Remembrance at Otay Ranch Town Center is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. Registration opens for the YMCA's Tribute Family Run/Walk (one mile, flat, no cost)
  • 8:30 a.m. YMCA Tribute Family Run/Walk begins
  • 9 a.m. Run/Walk ends at North Parking Lot at Otay Ranch Town Center; ceremony begins
  • 9 a.m. Commemorative ceremony, including Presentation of Colors, Moment of Silence
  • 9:30 a.m. Free Pancake Breakfast hosted by Chula Vista Fire department
  • 10 a.m. Military and Police demonstrations, kids' activities and crafts
  • Noon - Event concludes

Participants in the free Tribute Family Run/Walk will receive either a t-shirt (youths) or lapel pin (adults) - while supplies last.

"September 11 was a milestone event that united communities around the United States, including here in Chula Vista...We are proud to host our military, police, fire, Border Patrol and regional partners here at Otay Ranch Town Center for an opportunity to get together and remember and honor those that were lost, said Tina Medina, marketing director at Otay Ranch Town Center.

Chula Vista Fire and Police Explorer Scouts will be placing more than 3,000 American Flags on the large lawn on the north side of Otay Ranch Town Center that morning to commemorate each individual killed during the terrorist attacks.

Visit to learn more about 9/11 - A Decade of Remembrance and additional details regarding commemorative events during the morning.

About Otay Ranch Town Center: With more than 100 of the country's top specialty stores, Otay Ranch Town Center is San Diego's newest and most exciting outdoor shopping and entertainment destination. Eclectic tastes are served by Macy's, REI, Barnes & Noble, Apple, H&M, Sephora, Anthropologie and White House Black Market, to name just a few. On the center's east side is a specialty fashion and service village featuring Chico's, Coldwater Creek and other unique fashions and services. To the north, AMC Theatres' 12 screens delights film buffs while diners can choose from P. F. Chang's China Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, King's Fish House, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Sushi-Ya, California Pizza Kitchen or many on-the-go dining options. This urbane, bustling, open-air center features a wide variety of amenities including outdoor cafes, grand fountains, a pet-friendly setting and adjacent dog park, food pavilion, party space, a fireplace and a "chalk garden" and popper fountain for children. Otay Ranch Town Ce nter is conveniently located 4 1/2 miles east of the I-805 or just off the South Bay Expressway SR-125 in Chula Vista at Eastlake Parkway and Olympic Parkway. Otay Ranch Town Center is open Monday - Saturday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For more information about Otay Ranch Town Center, call (619) 656-9100 or visit

Otay Ranch Town Center is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP currently has ownership interest in and management responsibility for more than 167 regional shopping malls in 43 states, as well as ownership in planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The Company's portfolio totals approximately 170 million square feet of space. The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information visit

The mission of the Chula Vista Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city by:

  • Treating all persons with respect, dignity and fairness.
  • Providing professional and proactive police service.
  • Managing resources effectively.
  • Encouraging community partnerships to meet current and future challenges.

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About the Chula Vista Fire Department: The Chula Vista Fire Department began in 1921 and has since grown to over 120 employees. Their mission is to protect life and property within the City's 52 square mile area. The majority of the Fire Department's personnel are sworn professional firefighters, with the remaining staff providing administrative and fire prevention services and activities. During a typical 24-hour shift there are thirty six line firefighters and two Battalion Chiefs on constant duty spread among the City's nine fire stations. Each station has a Captain, Engineer, and one Firefighter; Fire Station 3 has one additional Firefighter to staff a Heavy Rescue truck; Fire Stations 1 and 7 have one additional Captain, Engineer, and two Firefighters to staff a ladder truck.

About the South Bay Family YMCA: The South Bay Family YMCA makes strengthening their community their cause. By providing quality programs that encourage youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, they enable all people to be strong in spirit, mind and body. For half a century, thousands of individuals, young and old, have turned to the South Bay Family YMCA for programs and services every year, because they've been that reliable, dependable, friendly non-profit that south bay residents know and trust. They count on the generosity of members, partners and donors to help others become more healthy, confident, connected and secure.

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