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FIRE-SAFE CHRISTMAS TREE TIPS

Heartland Fire & Rescue

November 28, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) -- This is the time of year when many people will be picking out this year’s Christmas tree. Remember these safety tips when you choose your tree and throughout the holiday season. 

SELECTING YOUR TREE - Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

PLACING YOUR TREE - Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2” from the base of the trunk. 


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SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY OFFERS HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Costumes, decorations and trick-or-treaters could pose risk to pets and wildlife


October 20, 2021 (San Diego) -- In an effort to spare pets and wildlife the spooks of Halloween, San Diego Humane Society is offering some safety tips ahead of the popular holiday to keep everyone safe.

 

Creepy costumes, glowing jack-o’-lanterns and candy make Halloween a treat for kids and grown-ups alike, but they can be scary for our pets and even harm wildlife. San Diego Humane Society recommends keeping the following tips in mind:

• Stay In: Keep pets inside away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. To reduce stress levels, keep pets in an enclosed room with their favorite toys and with the television or radio on.


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5 WAYS TO INCORPORATE SOLAR LIGHTING INTO YOUR EXTERIOR DESIGN

By Barb Ambrose

Photo:  source 

October 19, 2021 (San Diego) -- Sunny San Diego is the perfect spot to harness the sun’s power and light up your home’s exterior. Why go solar? Because solar lights are energy-efficient, economical, and free you from electrical outlets. They also add beauty while saving you money on your electric bill. Here are some ideas for using solar lighting to help your home’s exterior shine.


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LA MESA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES APARTMENTS ON OLD POLICE HEADQUARTERS' SITE AND CREATES COMMISSION TO SUPPORT ARTS, CULTURE

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

Image, left: Artist's rendering of the apartment project slated to be built on the former police station site on Allison Avenue

Oct. 14, 2021 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa City Council voted 3-0  on Tuesday to approve  development of the old police headquarters' site, where an apartment project is slated for construction.

Mayor Mark Arapostathis, Vice Mayor Jack Shu, and Councilman Colin Parent voted in favor. Councilman Bill Baber abstained due to a conflict of interest. One seat remains vacant, with a November 2 special election set to fill the vacancy.

The council also approved creation of an arts and culture commission during the October 12th Council meeting.

In addition, Juneteenth, a new federal holiday, will now be officially observed in La Mesa, commemorating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery. The order reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.


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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS CALIFORNIA’S EVICTION MORATORIUM ENDS

By Manuela Tobias, CalMatters

CalMatters is a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters

Photo:  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf speaks during a press conference with Gov. Gavin Newsom at The Unity Council in Oakland to announce additional rent relief on May 10, 2021. Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters

October 13, 2021 (San Diego) - After more than a year of waiting, landlords in California will once again be allowed to take their tenants to court over missed rent payments as the state's eviction ban ends after tonight.

Some cities and counties will have ongoing protections for renters, and the state will also keep a few guardrails in place — all tied to billions of dollars in rent relief the state is urging landlords and tenants to apply for. About 724,000 California households are still $2.5 billion behind in rent, according to a recent National Equity Atlas anaylsis. And some advocates are warning of a wave of evictions.

 

Here’s what you need to know about the state’s eviction law going forward:


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JUDGE BLOCKS OTAY RANCH DEVELOPMENT, ORDERS COUNTY TO REVERSE APPROVAL DUE TO WILDFIRE DANGERS

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

October 7, 2021 (Proctor Valley) – A San Diego Superior Court judge today ordered the County of San Diego to vacate its 2019 approval of portions of the Otay Ranch Village 14 and Planning Areas 16/19 in Proctor Valley south of Jamul near Chula Vista, due to the danger of wildfires in an area that has already had many severe fires.

Judge Richard S. Whitney found that the County’s environmental impact report failed to assess the increase wildfire risk, nor offer any mitigation to reduce those increased risks if the controversial master-planned community were built. 

California Attorney General Rob Bonta intervened on behalf of the people of California to support a lawsuit filed by environmental groups challenging the project.  Bonta praised the decision, stating, “Today’s ruling by the Superior Court affirms a critical fact: Local governments have a responsibility to address wildfire risks associated with development projects at the front end. Doing so will save dollars—and lives—down the line.”


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WHAT DO CALIFORNIA’S NEW HOUSING LAWS MEAN FOR EAST COUNTY?

Rural areas and historic districts are exempt from landmark laws that change single-family zoning to allow more housing in some communities
 
By Brian Schrader
 
October 2, 2021 (San Diego) — In September, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two new housing bills into law. The main bill, titled SB-9, and its companion bill SB-10 are the work of California Senator and San Diego native Toni Atkins.  Together, they represent the most sizable shift in California land use policy in recent decades. 

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SANTEE APPROVES 80 CONDOS ON PURE FLO SITE

By Mike Allen

Photo:  the old Pure Flo site. Seven of the 10 acres will be developed to 80 condos and called Laurel Heights.  The part fronting Mission Gorge, 3.3 acres, will likely be developed for housing, but owners haven’t signed any deal yet.

September 9, 2021 (Santee) -- Santee is doing its part to create much-needed, new housing.

Last month, the Santee City Council approved an 80-unit condominium project on a seven-acre parcel that makes up most of what’s called the Pure Flo Water site at 7739 Mission Gorge Road.


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HOW SD RESIDENTS CAN PROTECT THEIR HOMES THIS WILDFIRE SEASON

By Andy Nelson, Owner of Willis Allen Real Estate

September 2, 2021 (San Diego) - For most California residents, the thought of summer conjures many timeless images and traditions: backyard barbecues, warm weather, vacations, and children being out of school- to name a few. Increasingly, however, another image is becoming synonymous with California summers: wildfires.


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COUNTY EXPANDS ASSISTANCE FOR STRUGGLING TENANTS, LANDLORDS

By Katie Cadiao, County of San Diego Communications Office
 
Image credit:  PhotoSpin
 
August 26, 2021 (San Diego) - he County’s Housing and Community Development Services is rolling out two new initiatives aimed at assisting landlords and tenants who have struggled financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Both efforts are part of the County’s existing Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program, which supports low-income renters impacted by the pandemic.

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HOW SHOULD COUNTY HOUSING FUNDS BE SPENT? FORUM AUG. 25

East County News Service

August 25, 2021 (San Diego) – The County of San Diego receives approximately $12 million annually in federal entitlement funding for housing and community development. The public is invited to join in the discussion on how would you like to see this money spent in our community.


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ELECTRIC VEHICLE HOME CHARGING: TIPS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Help keep residents in your community safe from fire and electric shock hazards related to charging electric vehicles by sharing these safety tips

Source:  U.S. Fire Administration

Photo: Chevrolet Bolt parked in garage is believed to have started home fire in Virginia in May that displaced a family and caused an estimated $235,000 in damage. There were no injuries. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

August 19, 2021 (San Diego) - There are over 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in the United States. President Biden's executive order, calling for the federal government to try to ensure that half of all vehicles sold in the United states be electric by 2030, ensures that number will increase significantly in the coming years.


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COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES ANNOUNCES TWO WEBINARS ON HOMELESSNESS AUGUST 25 & 31

Source:  County of San Diego Planning & Development Services

August 18, 2021 (San Diego) - On April 6, 2021, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to continue with the amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to Shelter and Housing Facilities for persons experiencing homelessness. 


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WHILE CONGRESSWOMAN JACOBS TAKES STAND FOR RENTERS, REP. ISSA DEMANDS INVESTIGATION OF BIDEN FOR EXTENDING EVICTION MORATORIUM

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Congresswoman Jacobs speaks at midnight rally outside Capitol, calling for an eviction moratorium to protect renters.

August 7, 2021 (San Diego) – This week, the Biden administration issued a temporary ban on evictions across most of the U.S. in areas with high rates of COVID-19, an estimated 90% of the nation. Biden took the action despite questions over its constitutionality, after Congress allowed an eviction moratorium to lapse due to lack of Republican votes in the Senate to prevent millions of Americans from potentially winding up homeless.


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SUMMER HARVEST AND CARE OF RASPBERRIES

Raspberries are ready to pick when the fruit is firm but soft, deeply colored, and easily slides off the hard core

By Melinda Myers

Photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com

July 13, 2021 (San Diego) - Easy care raspberries are high in fiber and Vitamin C, making them a healthy snack as well as delicious in jams, jellies and desserts. Enjoy the best flavor and reduce pest problems with proper harvesting and summer care.


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CALIFORNIA TAKES MAJOR STEP TO PROTECT RESIDENTS FROM HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN CARPETS AND RUGS

New regulation requires manufacturers to consider safer alternatives

Source: California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Photo: Creative common image via Bing
 

July 11, 2021 (Sacramento) -- Moving to protect the health of Californians, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has taken action to require manufacturers of carpets and rugs sold in the state to consider safer alternatives to a group of hazardous chemicals that have been linked to serious health impacts and pose a particular exposure risk to children when used in carpets and rugs.


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SUMMER HOME SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS

By Dr. Ross Colt, Medical Director, Gary and Mary West PACE

Photo courtesy West PACE 

July 9, 2021 (San Diego) - The world is opening back up. There’s a sense of relief in the air, but also anxiety. If you’re caring for an aging spouse, family member, friend or neighbor while also transitioning back to the office or your normal activities, you may be nervous about leaving them at home alone more often. If you’re an older adult living alone, your grown children may even have some of these concerns about you! 


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TYSON FOODS RECALLS READY-TO-EAT CHICKEN PRODUCTS SOLD NATIONWIDE DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION

By Miriam Raftery

July 4, 2021 (Washington D.C.) – Before you serve up any chicken dishes for your Fourth of July feast, make sure you didn’t purchase any frozen, fully cooked chicken products recalled by Tyson Foods, Inc. The tainted products were shipped nationwide to major retailers and institutions including hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, schools and military sites.

Today, the U.S. Department of Agricultural’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Tyson Foods, Inc. is recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products are linked to at least one death and several illnesses to date. Federal investigators at the FSIS are working to determine if there are additional illnesses linked to these products.

The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13. The products that are subject to recall are listed here. View the labels here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection.


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CALIFORNIA'S EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENSION: WHAT'S IN IT FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS?

By Manuela Tobias, CalMatters

CalMatters is a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters

Photo:  Oakland resident Alex Acuña holds up a sign decrying a rent relief plan during a vigil at the Elihu M. Harris, State of California office building in Oakland on Jan. 29, 2021. Photo by Anne Wernikoff. CalMatters

June 28, 2021 (San Diego) - California renters, who are still struggling to pay the rent even as the pandemic wanes, will be shielded from eviction through Sept. 30, under a last-minute deal announced June 25 by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders.


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PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNERS OFFER IN-HOME DESIGN CONSULTATIONS DURING ASID'S "SUMMER SPRUCE UP" DURING JULY AND AUGUST

By Barbara Metz
 
June 9, 2021 (San Diego's East County) -- Is your home looking tired, dated, cluttered or unappealing?  The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) San Diego Chapter has a solution.  During the month of July and August members of the prestigious organization will conduct in-home design consultations during the ASID “Summer Spruce Up” fundraiser. The affordable fee of $89 per hour (minimum one hour/maximum two hours) is a donation to the ASID chapter; the designer volunteers his/her time.
 
“When we spruce-up our homes, it instills a fresh energy that has a powerful effect on our mental and emotional state,” said Rachel Villacis, Allied ASID, of Rachel Marie Design, the event chair.   

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OWNER OF LIVE OAK SPRINGS RV PARK DISPUTES COUNTY’S ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

By Miriam Raftery
 
Photos courtesy of Anthony Windle
 
Photo:  Legacy electrical hookups
 
June 5, 2021 (Live Oak Springs) – Earlier this month, a county inspector ordered the owner of Live Oak Springs RV Park to halt work and remove upgrades that the county contends are illegal, as ECM reported on May 15. 

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NURSERIES, SPRING GARDENERS INVITED TO HELP SAVE BEES, BUTTERFLIES

By Suzanne Potter, Public News Service

Photo by Miriam Raftery

May 31, 2021 (Sacramento) - As the spring gardening season gets into full swing, groups fighting to save bees and other pollinators are asking nurseries and consumers to avoid plants grown with harmful pesticides.


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NEED HELP TO PAY UTILITY BILLS AND RENT? FREE EVENT FRIDAY EVENING OFFERS ASSISTANCE

East County News Service

May 28, 2021 (San Diego) -- San Diego Gas & Electric, the San Diego Housing Commission, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and its member unions are partnering for a one-night event in City Heights to help struggling San Diegans apply for a variety of utility bill and rental assistance programs. The event will be held Friday, May 28 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4265 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, CA 92105.

Those experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic may qualify for help from the City of San Diego’s COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program, which is administered by the Housing Commission, the County of San Diego’s Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program, and SDG&E’s bill discount and payment assistance programs.

Representatives from various organizations (including those who speak Somali and Spanish) will be on-site to share information and provide step-by-step online enrollment assistance for those who do not have access to a computer or internet.  Computer tablets will be available to assist people with online enrollment.


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GREATER SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ANNOUNCES THAT OPEN HOUSES CAN RESUME

East County News Service 

May 24, 2021 (San Diego) - The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) received the good news this past week that the California Department of Public Health has updated its guidance on property showings and open houses for REALTORS® and their clients. 


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IS IT TIME TO GET YOUR DOG A RATTLESNAKE VACCINE?

Story and photo by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

May 16, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – Should you get your dog vaccinated to protect against rattlesnake bites?

The County of San Diego’s Department of Animal Services cautions that rattlesnake season is year-round, but sightings may spike during hot spells or in the summer months.  The San Diego Humane Society also notes that rattlesnake bites can happen all year-round, but the worst months are from April through September.  County Animal Services says rattlesnakes can show up at any time from the coast to the deserts.


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SUPERVISORS VOTE 3-2 TO BLOCK EVICTIONS; LANDLORDS SUE COUNTY

By Miriam Raftery

Photo, left: Supervisor Joel Anderson organized a press conference opposing the measure

May 15, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – An association representing landlords has filed a lawsuit against San Diego County and County Supervisors, one week after the Supervisors voted 3-2 to enact a temporary ban on most evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

East County Supervisors Joel Anderson and Jim Desmond opposed the measure, with Anderson joining several East County city officials in a press conference speaking out on behalf of rental owners. Supervisors Nathan Fletcher, Nora Vargas and Terra Lawson-Remer voted in favor of the ordinance, which drew nearly five hours of impassioned testimony on both sides.


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LA MESA LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE LAUNCHES

 

East County News Service

May 11,  2021 (La Mesa) -- Thousands of La Mesa residents saw a surprise in their mailboxes recently with the launch of a beautiful new glossy magazine called La Mesa Lifestyles. (View the debut edition: click here)

The magazine is the latest release from local publishing house Local Umbrella Media which directly mails community publications for over 100,000 homes in local neighborhoods throughout San Diego County.

Local residents were treated to features on local history including the Mt. Helix Artists’ Colony, real estate information, community stories, food features and more in the full-color initial edition.


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SPRING BIRD FEEDING BASICS

By Joan Cassanova

May 4, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) -- Bird feeding is soaring in backyards everywhere, as people spend so much of their time at home, due to the pandemic. Basic tips can help enhance and entice more birds to backyards and increase bird watching enjoyment.


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LA MESA COMMUNITY GARDEN TAKES ROOT

By Brianna Gomez
 
Photo:  Misty Thompson (left) stands with Laurie MacDonald (right) celebrating the garden opening.
 
May 2, 2021 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa Parks and Recreation Foundation opened its long-awaited community garden yesterday morning.
 
“Everybody’s been waiting so long and they’re so excited,” said Misty Thompson, Executive Director. “So many people just don’t have that opportunity to have a garden in their yard, they might live in an apartment or something and to give them this opportunity is just amazing.”

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SAN DIEGO LED NATION IN HOME PRICE INCREASES AS COVID PEAKED IN WINTER

By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association  

Photo:  a home for sale in Del Mar in July. Photo by Chris Jennewein

April 28, 2021 (San Diego) - San Diego lead the nation in home price increases as the pandemic peaked in mid winter, with a whopping 2.9% jump between January and February, according to the widely-followed Case-Shiller Index released Tuesday.


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