County of San Diego

COUNTY OPENS PURCHASE OF AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM MARCH 16 - APRIL 30

 

March 5, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - The County of San Diego opens a new application cycle for the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program! The program provides financial compensation to eligible property owners in exchange for placing an agricultural conservation easement on their property. Since the inception of the program over 1,150 acres have been preserved to date.

RAINS ARE COMING: NEED SANDBAGS?

 

February 28, 2015 (San Diego)--There could be some unfamiliar stuff falling out of the sky over the next few days in San Diego County.  That’s right — rain, and potentially, lots of it.

COUNTY SEEKS GIFTS FOR NEGLECTED SENIORS: DEC. 6 DEADLINE FOR DONATED ITEMS

 

December 2, 2014 (San Diego)— The County of San Diego asks your help for its annual Public Guardian Holiday Gift Drive. The Public Guardian serves as the legally appointed guardian or conservator of persons found by the Courts to be unable to take care of themselves or their assets. These are mostly older, frail and vulnerable adults who are at risk or have been a victim of abuse or neglect.

COUNTY GIVING FREE SAND AND BAGS TO RESIDENTS AHEAD OF RAINS

 

December 1, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--Rain is coming--and you want to be prepared.

The County of San Diego is offering free sand and bags to people living in unincorporated areas to help protect homes, neighborhoods and streets from flooding and soil erosion problems.

COUNTY OFFERS FREE SAND BAGS

 

Source: County of San Diego

November 2, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--Rainfall this weekend is a sign that the winter rainy season is right around the corner. Once again the County of San Diego is making free sand and bags available to residents in the unincorporated areas. (Just bring your own shovel, please.)

COUNTY PARTNERS WITH SDSU TO MAKE EMERGENCY ALERTS GO VIRAL

 

October 23, 2014 (San Diego)—The County of San Diego is teaming up with San Diego State University to make emergency alerts go viral over Twitter. 

The project is the brainchild of SDSU geography professor Ming Hsiang-Tsou, who directors the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age on campus.  Thanks to a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, Tsou has been studying how the County’s Office of Emergency Services can spread alerts about disasters such as earthquakes or wildfires quickly and to targeted areas—even if traditional means of communications such as phone lines aren’t working.

SOITEC BARS COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUP CHAIR FROM “COMMUNITY” MEETING

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 8, 2014 (Boulevard)—Donna Tisdale is the elected chair of the Boulevard Community Planning Group and has long been a champion fighting for rights of rural residents against an onslaught of industrial-scale development proposals.  So why did Soitec Solar snub Tisdale in three invitation-only meetings with residents on Soitec’s controversial industrial-scale solar projects in Boulevard, held at a private ranch?

CLIMATE CHANGE: POLICY REVIEW IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

 

By Nadin Abbott

August 6, 2014 (San Diego)--The County of San Diego has recognized the reality of climactic change since the County Board of Supervisors adopted the Climate Action Plan in 2012, This is a comprehensive plan that partly complies with the state mandate imposed by AB 32. AB 32, which is the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, signed into law by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

BOIL WATER ORDER ISSUED FOR GIRL SCOUTS WHISPERING OAKS IN JULIAN

 

July 19, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for the Girl Scouts Whispering Oaks Program Center located at 4949 Pine Hills Road, Julian, CA 92036 effective immediately.  This public water system serves a ranger’s area, lodge, health center, three cabin areas, and restroom located by a ball field.

SHERIFF NOW HIRING: RADIO TRAINEES & EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCHERS

 

March 8, 2014 (San Diego)--They are the first line of public safety. They answer calls from people during the worst moments of their lives. They give up family time, weekends and holidays; work graveyard shifts and make critical decisions during life and death situations. When a call for help is made, the voice on the other end is a Sheriff’s Dispatcher.

ALPINE PLANNING GROUP TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING OCT. 8 ON COUNTY’S PLANS FOR ALPINE BOULEVARD

October 3, 2012 (Alpine)—The Alpine Planning Group will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard.  County of San Diego representative Michael Long will be making a presentation on why the County seeks to repave Alpine Boulevard between Tavern and South Grade Roads now rather than later.  Drainage issues will also be discussed.

“Alpine Boulevard will be torn up again, by the County, to an even greater degree than Sunrise Powerlink,” says planner Lou Russo, who urges the public to attend.  “There are options as to when and input is needed.”

COUNTY PARKS, COX COMMUNICATIONS OPEN “COX TECH CENTER” IN SPRING VALLEY

Computer Lab, Flat Screen TV, Blu-ray DVD Player, Cable Access Benefits Kids and Seniors

March 21, 2012 (Spring Valley) -- Seniors and kids got their first chance to work in and enjoy a new computer lab/senior lounge Wednesday at the Spring Valley Community Center when the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, and Cox Communications held an open house for the new “Cox Tech Center.”

ALPINE VILLAGE CORE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - COMMUNITY INPUT IS NEEDED! MEETINGS TO BE HELD ON FEB 24 & 25

The events described below are sponsored by the County of San Diego and open to all Alpiners - COMMUNITY INPUT IS NEEDED  Reprinted with permission from the Alpine Community Network     
February 22, 2012 (Alpine) -- To all Alpine residents, landowners, and business operators, your input is needed this week for creating the Alpine Village Core Implementation Plan.  

MORE ON THE MENU FOR HOME-DELIVERED MEAL CLIENTS

 

County Seeks to Ensure Low-Income, Homebound Seniors Have Fresh, Local Produce

 

June 23, 2011 (San Diego) -- On Thursday June 15th, the County of San Diego is launched More on the Menu (MOM), a community-supported program that will deliver fresh, locally grown produce to the neediest of the County’s elderly home-delivered meal clients. Program recipients are homebound and unable to buy fruits and vegetables for themselves. The weekly bag of fresh produce will provide healthy snacks and supplement the nutritious lunch-time meal these older adults already receive.  

 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY AWARDED $5.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS FOR ENERGY PROJECTS


El Cajon Library among county buildings slated for solar panel installation

December 22, 2009 (San Diego)--The County of San Diego announced today that it has been awarded $5.1 million for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.