SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE) for funding local fire prevention projects that will help protect communities across California.
San Diego County Teachers of the Year to be named during 31st annual “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” on Sept. 10
33 District Teachers of the Year are nominees for top honors
Senator Patricia Bates Announces COVID Funding to Help the Homeless in Orange and San Diego Counties
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for awarding more than $20 million to Orange and San Diego Counties to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 cases among individuals who are homeless.
Just a few days ago, the Times of San Diego published a commentary that I wrote to explain how we are approaching the second phase of a study that looks at delivering our highly reliable, low-cost water supplies to San Diego County in the decades ahead.
Pure Water Oceanside is installing new pipelines and drilling wells as the recycled water project continues on track for completion in 2022. The advanced water purification project and expansion of the City of Oceanside’s existing recycled water system will deliver a new, local source of high-quality drinking water supplying more than 30% of the city’s water supply when completed.
Fall planting season is underway and a great time to take advantage of rebates for replacing your lawn.
“Fall is like a second spring for planting in our region and it’s also a great opportunity for residents to take advantage of some outdoor incentives as they replace grass with climate appropriate plants,” said Joni German, water resources specialist at the San Diego County Water Authority.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) will receive a $39 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. UC San Diego will build a first-of-its-kind testbed called DERConnect that will allow universities, utilities, industry leaders, and other entities to better understand how to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid. The major driver for the project is the need to decarbonize the electrical grid, protect it from cybersecurity attacks, and make it more resilient
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for awarding more than $4.5 million in COVID-19 homeless aid to the Counties of Orange and San Diego. The money will help fund homeless prevention, emergency shelters, street outreach, and more
NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FIGHTS CALIFORNIA’S EFFORT TO WITHHOLD MILLIONS FROM HUNDREDS OF GROWING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Lawsuit urges Governor Newsom and State Legislature to fully fund the education of every student, including thousands enrolling in non-classroom based public schools.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, three public school leaders are taking the lead in a class action lawsuit that will impact thousands of students in California. The lawsuit filed today challenges the state for breaking its agreement with public schools by changing the rules on how children are funded at charter schools after enrollment decisions were made. In doing so, California is now refusing to fund newly enrolled students at any of the hundreds of non-classroom based public charter schools in the state.
Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers Present California's 49th congressional district Candidate Forum
September 21, 2020
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers of Commerce are partnering with the League of Women Voters North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) to host a virtual pre-recorded forum for the upcoming US Congressional 49th District election. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters North County San Diego. The Forum for the 49th District candidates will be recorded on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 using the Zoom Webinar platform
San Diego County Property Tax Roll Tops $600 Billion Hits Record High With 8th Straight Year of Growth
Assessor Dronenburg Certifies 2020 Assessment Roll With a 5.18% Increase Record Savings for Taxpayers & Disabled Veterans
San Diego, CA - San Diego County Assessor Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. has certified and closed the 2020 assessed value roll of all taxable property with a record setting high value of $604.75 billion reflecting an increase of 5.18 percent (or $29.78 billion) over last year. The 2020 assessment roll is comprised of 1,004,808 real estate parcels, 56,689 business personal property accounts, 13,444 boats and 1,554 aircraft. The County’s net assessed value is $581.53 billion after deducting $23.22 billion from a record high reduction of property tax exemptions that saved over $230 million for homeowners, disabled veterans, and charitable organizations.
The opportunity only comes once every 10 years – a chance to redraw the boundaries of the County’s five supervisorial districts.
Reps. Mike Levin and Gus Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Expand VA Services for Homeless Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Chair and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand and strengthen Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services for homeless veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is also cosponsored by House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN).
County of San Diego Recruiting Local Restaurants for 'Great Plates Delivered' State-Funded Program for At-Risk Seniors
The County of San Diego has launched the Great Plates Delivered program, a state-funded initiative aimed at connecting struggling local restaurants to high-risk seniors to encourage staying at home by arranging delivery of three nutritious meals a day. The dual purpose of the program is to provide meals to adults 65 and older and adults 60-64 who are at high-risk, while supporting local restaurants and other food provider/agricultural workers who have closed or are struggling to remain open due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 8, 2020 – To help San Diego restaurants reach customers as they’ve shifted to delivery and takeout services during the coronavirus pandemic, Cox Media, the advertising sales division of Cox Communications, offers free television advertising to bring public awareness to those restaurants that remain open and ready to serve.
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 22, 2020) — Children’s Paradise Preschool & Infant Centers remain open to care for infants and preschool age children up to five years old and school age children six to twelve in its aftercare setting during the COVID-19 crisis. The schools are currently accepting new children so that families can continue to work. Children’s Paradise has many financial assistance programs to cover child care costs. The Centers have implemented stringent health and safety standard based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Community Care Licensing. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, Children’s Paradise Centers received some of the highest scores for cleanliness, quality and programs. Childcare is considered an essential service as it enables our community to continue to run the vital services and operations that will get people through this situation. The centers are also providing families with resource connections to food, supplies, diapers and housing. For more information on child care please visit Children's Paradise website or call one of the centers below.
Oceanside Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton was among the 28 chamber executives to graduate last Friday from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) The graduation took place at W.A.C.E’s Annual Conference in Portland OR, attended by nearly 400 industry professionals.
Major earthquakes can cause unprecedented catastrophes. With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, businesses should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. What we do now, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With this in mind, the Earthquake Country Alliance (www.earthquakecountry.org) created the Great California ShakeOut, an earthquake drill and preparedness activity in which everyone can participate, which has now spread to many other states and regions. To register as a participant for a ShakeOut drill in your area visit www.shakeout.org. Businesses of all sizes can also use the drill to get their employees, business partners, and even their clients and customers, involved and prepared for a big earthquake. Furthermore, the level of your staffs’ own personal and family preparedness will be key to their availability to support your company’s response and recovery efforts after a disaster.
SACRAMENTO – The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has awarded Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a perfect score (18-0) in its 2019 Vote Record. She is one of only nine state senators to have received a perfect score.
On Tuesday, Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar hosted a veterans forum, with the focus being on military spouses and their families. Over 100 people attended the event at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom will soon decide the fate of Senate Bill 141 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would improve the safety of California’s communities by requiring all inmates convicted of a sexually violent offense to be administered a comprehensive risk assessment before their parole hearing. The State Senate approved the bill today while the State Assembly approved it with minor amendments on August 12th.
SACRAMENTO – California State Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Bill Monning (D-Carmel) have introduced Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 11this week that urges Congress and the President to approve legislation that would prioritize the removal of spent nuclear fuel from decommissioned nuclear sites in areas with large populations and high seismic hazards.
City of Oceanside unveils Innovative fOOD RECOVERY AND PRESERVATION KITCHEN TO REDUCE WASTE AND FEED THE COMMUNITY
On June 22, the City of Oceanside opened the doors to its Green Oceanside Kitchen—a state-of-the-art food recovery and preservation facility at the El Corazon Senior Center, providing innovative solutions to food waste, hunger and environmental and culinary education in North San Diego County.
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Orange County’s Toll Roads Send New Free Sticker Transponders
to 700,000+ FasTrak Account holders
Beginning this month, The Toll Roads of Orange County are mailing 15,000 new sticker transponders per weekday to FasTrak® accountholders to replace the hard-case transponders currently in use. The new transparent, bandage-size transponder is free and adheres to the inside of a windshield to collect tolls.