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Dianne’s Corner – News and Notes from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob – May 2017

Dianne Jacob

Dianne’s Corner – News and notes from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob

East County, naturally: My fellow county supervisors recently joined me in signing off on plans for the long-awaited Santa Ysabel Nature Center. The 6,000-square-foot attraction is due to start construction next year on the Santa Ysabel Preserve near state routes 78 and 79. The center will be the first of its kind in rural San Diego County and will showcase our beautiful backcountry!

Home sweet home: Your county government is moving to create more affordable housing for seniors. We recently approved spending $4.5 million towards the construction of two housing complexes, including a 62-unit development planned for Ramona. The units will be for low-income seniors 55 and older. There is an incredible need for projects like these because the cost of living continues to go up, along with the number of seniors on fixed incomes. Plus, our senior population is skyrocketing.

Cool Zones: Summer is almost here, along with dangerously high temperatures. In recent years, the hot weather has come earlier and earlier – and forecasters expect 2017 to be hotter than average. Stay ahead of the heat by checking out one of the 115 Cool Zones across the county. They include libraries, community centers and other places where seniors and the disabled can get a break from hot weather.

It’s important to remember that a lot of folks don’t have air-conditioning. And if you are older or disabled, heat-related illnesses are more likely to strike. A Cool Zone can be a life saver. Where are they located? Look for a blue, diamond- shaped window decal with a polar bear on it. Or go to coolzones.org.

For more District 2 news, go to www.diannejacob.com or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. If I can assist with a county issue, please call my office at 619-531-5522 or email dianne.jacob@sdcounty.ca.gov

Have a great East County day!





Community Silent Auction Fundraiser to Benefit the Rancho San Diego Library Makerspace – May 20, 2017


When: Saturday, May 20th @ 6 PM
Where: Rancho San Diego Library (11555 Via Rancho San Diego)
Price of Admission: Any Donation Amount
*Appetizers & Refreshments will be served*

Dear Community Friends:

The Rancho San Diego Library has been a staple in our community for 15 years! In addition to offering a vast selection of books and media, they continue to fill the valuable role of community center, offering classes and workshops to continually serve our community. The RSD Library is funded through The San Diego County Library budget, so funding is shared by all of the libraries that make up the San Diego County Library system. That means our Rancho San Diego Library only receives limited funding each year to allow it to meet the needs of our community.

That’s where you come in. On May 20th, we [The Way Church] are hosting a silent auction fundraiser for the RSD Library, and are asking for generous donations of (tax deductible!) goods or services to be provided. Services, gift certificates, cash donations, promotional give-aways and discontinued or out of stock merchandise are all gladly accepted. No donation is too small!

Every dollar raised will go directly to our RSD Library for the purpose of enhancing its community makerspace. Their wish list includes tools, equipment, materials, and other items that will allow users to design, create, and build virtually anything they can imagine! This relatively new concept of a makerspace has been very well received by the community, and the interest continues to grow. Your contribution will prove invaluable to helping our library meet that growing need.

To express our gratitude, we would be honored to promote your organization or business at the auction, through social media, or in any other creative ways that might be helpful.

We are grateful, and thank you in advance for your generous support. We look forward to following up with you and partnering with you to show love and support to our RSD Library!

Your Friends at The Way

For questions or donations, please contact The Way Church. We will arrange to pick up any gift baskets or donated items. Please try to get your donations to us by May 17th. (We will be shrink wrapping them for you!)

The Way

Taxpayer ID 95-2864979
501 (c)(3) Status

Phone: (619) 318-5388
Email: thewaychurchsd@gmail.com
Web: www.thewaychurchsd.com


RSD Library Fundraiser 2017 Donation Ideas

Business owners, feel free to donate an item or service from your company. If you are a crafty person, create your own unique gift.


Gift certificates to or for anywhere: Restaurants, coffee shops, department stores, salons, spas, etc.

Golf Packages/golf club(s): Perhaps include balls, tees, bag, rounds of golf, shirts, etc.

Electronic Equipment: Cell phone, CD player, stereo, television, MP3 player, video game systems, camera, video camera, etc.

Tickets to theme parks: Disneeyland, Knotts Berry Ffarm, legolandd, Magic Mountain, Medieval timmes, Sea World, water parks, miniature golf.

Vacation Packages: Can be a week, weekend, or a day trip! (Hotels/condos/bed & breakfast, get-a-aways)

Wine Tour Package/Hot Air Balloon Ride

Airline Tickets

Limousine Service

Hotel Stays

BBQ/Grill (Indoor or our with accessories and certificates for steaks, beer, wine, etc.)

Camping/Fishing Package

Personal Services: Cleaning, cooking, babysitting, party, or dinner packages

Sports Memorabilia

Tickets to Sporting Events: Baseball, hockey, football, basketball, soccer, etc.

Professional Services: Dental, chiropractic, legal, cosmetic, etc.

Original Artwork: Oil or water paintings, sculpture, etc.

Handmade Quilts

Patio Furniture and Accessories

Theatre Tickets/Concert Tickets

Themed Gift Baskets:

  • Fill a cooler full of beach accessories or camping gear
  • Fill a basket for a family fu night with pizza, games, movie passes, bowling, videos/CDs, etc.
  • A wheelbarrow full of gardening equipment
  • Sports basket (consider including: tickets to a game, hat, shirt, snacks, etc.)
  • Beauty basket (filled with cosmetics, lotions, bath accessories, certificates to a spa/hair salon/nail salon, etc.)
  • Home computing basket (fill it with software, mouse pad, printer paper, and other accessories)
  • Music basket with CD player or stereo, gift certificates to music stores, CDs, and carrying case
  • Gourmet cooking basket/cooking lessons (with apron, utensils, cookbook, etc.)
  • Water sports packages (surfboard, water skis, knee board, lessons, accessories)
  • Wine Lover basket: bottles of wine, glasses, snacks

Children/Youth Related Items:

  • Bicycle/tricycle/skateboard and gear, scooter, helmets, pads
  • A dress-up trunk full of stuff (for boy or girl)
  • Bassinet, basket, or stroller filled with everything needed for a newborn
  • A child’s cooking or  gardening basket
  • A child’s tea or picnic basket filled with all things needed for a child and friend
  • Teenager “Stuff” (phone, CDs, mall certificates, gas card, iPod/MP3 player, iTunes gift card, movie passes, fast food coupons, etc.)
  • A wagon filled with outdoor activities and games
  • Paintball package
  • Toys

Contact the The Way Church for details or to pick up baskets (thewaychurchsd@gmail.com).

Please have basket items in a container related to your theme (basket, pot, tin, tub, cooler, etc.)

No need to wrap the baskets.  We will shrink wrap them for you.


We can’t wait to see you there!









Dianne’s Corner – News and Notes from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob – April 2017

Dianne Jacob


Dianne’s Corner – News and notes from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob

Pioneer path: A long-held dream of re-opening the historic Stowe Trail to the public is finally becoming a reality. MCAS Miramar has agreed to make the scenic path, which skirts the eastern edge of the air base, accessible again. Those wishing to hike or bike along the trail must obtain a permit. For more information, go to the “Resources” section at www.miramar.marines.mil .

I started working with military officials in 2001 to reopen the trail – and with our hiking and biking community before that. A big thank you to Marine Corps Col. Jason Woodworth and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association. San Diego’s earliest pioneers created the Stowe Trail in the 1800s. It’s so important to our history that the White House in 2000 designated it a “Millennium Trail.”

Helping our most vulnerable: I’ve teamed up with Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Healthcare District, Alzheimer’s San Diego and others to help seniors who end up in crisis. We’re developing a model for Alzheimer’s patients that start with the call for help and ends with in-home services.

Too often, seniors who suffer from dementia end up in a hospital bed or a jail cell when steering them to services might be the best option.The effort is an outgrowth of The Alzheimer’s Project, the county-led initiative to find a cure and help families struggling with the disease.

Parks and recreation: With my full support, the Board of Supervisors recently moved to tackle the policy and financial hurdles for building and maintaining parks.
Parks keep our communities healthy and whole – and building and maintaining them is one of the county’s core responsibilities. We’re aiming to make our awesome park system even better!

For more District 2 news, go to www.diannejacob.com or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. If I can assist with a county issue, please call my office at 619-531-5522 or email dianne.jacob@sdcounty.ca.gov

Have a great East County day!




Dianne’s Corner – News and Notes from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob – March 2017

Dianne Jacob

Dianne’s Corner – News and notes from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob

Take a hike, nature lovers: I was so happy to join community leaders at a recent ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the Flume Trail in Lakeside. The nearly mile-long path, which skirts Lake Jennings, builds on efforts by the county and others to create a network of trails within easy reach of the San Diego River, from Julian to the ocean.

Thank you to the County Park and Recreation Department, Helix Water District and San Diego River Conservancy for their hard work on the project. For more information on the county park system, go to www.sdparks.org.

Take a hike, SDG&E:
I’ve always believed that families and business owners deserve better than SDG&E. We need to break up the utility’s monopoly on our region and provide ratepayers with energy options. That’s why I continue to believe we need to explore the concept of community choice aggregation, which would open up the energy market to genuine competition. Many California counties are already weighing the idea or have launched community choice programs.

In a recent Board of Supervisors vote, county staff was asked to report back on community choice studies that are currently taking place. I will keep fighting for it as long as I’m on the board. Ratepayers deserve the freedom of choice!

Thank you:
I was deeply honored recently to again be named Best Elected Official in the annual East County Californian reader poll — for the 8th consecutive year. I am so humbled by your support over the years.I promise to continue to do all I can to live up to your faith and trust in me.


For more District 2 news, go to www.diannejacob.com or follow me on Facebook and Twitter. If I can assist with a county issue, please call my office at 619-531-5522 or email dianne.jacob@sdcounty.ca.gov


Have a great East County day!


Off-Leash Dog Park Progress Update and Next Meeting

On Saturday, February 18, the community had it’s first meeting about getting an off-leash dog park in our area, led by community member Pam Dykstra. It was a great meeting full of productive discussion! Here are our next points of action:


  1. Start a petition / place sign up sheets in local pet businesses for other pet owners who would like an off-leash dog park to sign
  2. Put out a table at Petco on weekends when they bring in the dogs that need homes
  3. Take these lists to Dianne Jacobs’ office to show how many of her constituents want a dog park


  1. Look into sponsorships to fund the park
  2. Contact Dianne Jacobs’ office to pinpoint exactly what we need to do as far as permits, acceptable locations, and requirements

Next Meeting

March 11th, 1 pm – 3 pm
Rancho San Diego Library Seminar Room

If you have any questions, ideas, or just need more information, contact Pam Dykstra at (619) 990-0141 (call or text) or email at dykstra.pam@gmail.com


Off Leash Dog Park

Off-Leash Dog Park