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

Dianne Jacob

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

Scram, scammers: Many crooks think seniors are easy to rip off, so it’s important we do all we can to fight these frauds.

I recently had the chance to speak with leaders of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors as they launched an initiative to combat financial crimes against older residents.

In recent years, the District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies have stepped up their efforts to fight scammers, with the help of a public awareness campaign called “Don’t Get Hooked.”

I’ve held a series of “Don’t Get Hooked” forums across my district to educate seniors and caregivers on the issue. These are lot of different scams out there and folks need tools to fight back.

I’m looking to host another forum this fall. Stay tuned for details.

Problem Pipeline: A pipeline route proposed by SDG&E threatens to disrupt business and traffic — and could destroy critical habitat.

I recently joined Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and others in asking state regulators to take a hard look at the route and consider other options. The pipeline should steer clear of any open space preserves, such as Goodan Ranch and the Sycamore Canyon Preserve.

Wildfire Warning: It’s a message we can’t say enough this time of year — be prepared! Peak wildfire season will soon be here and now is the time to make sure you’re as ready as possible.

The county, working closely with Cal Fire, has many firefighters and resources at the ready across our vulnerable backcountry, but property owners need to take steps too.

Wondering where to begin? Go to ReadySanDiego.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!
Dianne

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FOUND CAT: Tabby Cat on Calle Albara

FOUND – Small Female (?) Tabby cat near Rancho San Diego Elementary on Calle Albara. She has a long gray/white/brain hair, a fluffy tail, and is very friendly. She was found at 10 pm on June 23, 2017.

If this cat is yours or you know the owner, please contact Corina Trevino at corinaanntrevino@yahoo.com or (619) 247-1049.

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

Dianne Jacob

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

There’s no place like home: A growing number of San Diegans struggle to keep a roof over their head. I’m talking about folks from across the entire county – seniors, veterans, families and others. We need to step up our game in a big way and give them a helping hand – a hand up, not a handout.

That’s why I recently joined with Supervisor Ron Roberts to propose the creation of a $25 million trust fund to spur the development of more affordable housing. Drawn from the county’s unallocated reserves, the money would allow us to team up with developers on low-cost housing projects.

The fund represents a huge investment in San Diego’s future — and for many of those who are struggling, it would help make the American Dream come true.

Local heroes: Among the folks I’ve recently given well-earned county proclamations to… Child care expert Deborah Gould… champion mountain biker Gwendalyn Gibson of Ramona… and home building innovators Amy McQuillan and Pierre Beauregard, also of Ramona.

Be prepared: The recent Gate Fire in our backcountry and other wildfires remind us that we can’t let down our guard. With peak fire season coming, we must make sure we’re as ready as possible.

Since the 2003 firestorms, the county has invested $400 million-plus on fire protection improvements. Today we have a stronger, more unified firefighting force, and more firefighting aircraft and other resources in place. Residents must also do all they can to prepare. Be ready. Be safe. Be vigilant. And go to ReadySanDiego.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!
Dianne

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Community Little League Opens State-of-the-Art Rookies/Tee-Ball Field

Field constructed in cooperation with Fuerte Recreation Club and Grant Funding

Cajon de OroCajon de Oro Little League (CDOLL,) the neighborhood little league serving Mount Helix, Casa de Oro, and El Cajon, announces the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Rookies / Tee Ball Field located in the Russell Road neighborhood of Mount Helix.

All community and civic leader members are invited to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 10 at 3 p.m. The location is Mosher Field at 10400 Russell Road, La Mesa, CA 91941.

“The opportunity to work alongside the Fuerte Recreation Club (FRC) to create this incredible facility for use by our youngest players has been a collaborative initiative and labor of baseball love,” said Josh Bailey, President of CDOLL. Backstops, bleachers, fencing, new pavement, a snack bar, and other enhancements have made this the premier facility for Rookies and Tee Ball players aged 4-6. In addition to fundraising, supportfrom the FRC, funding for the facility came from Little League development grants.

“Starting our youngest players on such a facility gives them a sense of pride, community, and a positive environment to develop as both players and future leaders,” said Mark Kaul, Vice President and Facility Director of CDOLL. “The field is adjacent to the renown Mosher Field for Little League Minors so the Rookies and Tee Ballers can also learn from the older players.”

Cajon de Oro Little League celebrated its 60th Season in 2016. The league serves more than 180 youth from area families. It is an entirely volunteer organization and a non-profit 501(3)c. In addition to recognized Little League residency boundaries, any students of Avocado Elementary, Fuerte Elementary, Casa de Oro Elementary, Spring Valley Academy, and Santa Sophia Academy are eligible to play in the league.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Karen Bunkell at 619.309.8867 or email at fundraising@cdoll.org.

Visit www.cdoll.org for more information about Cajon de Oro Little League.

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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!
Dianne

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