San Diego County has a history of large and devastating wildfires. Whether naturally occurring or man-made, wildfires pose a serious threat to life and property. It is imperative that residents are aware of wildfire risks and that they develop a plan to reduce their potential risk for loss. The Alpine Sheriff’s Station is holding a community meeting for homeowners who are looking to prepare themselves, their families and their homes for wildfire.
Monday, June 3rd
Alpine Community Center
1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine
Lieutenant Christine Harvel, Alpine Sheriff’s Station
Holly Conroy, Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Specialist
Chief Bill Paskle, Alpine Fire Protection District
Bennett Cummings, Office of Emergency Services
For more information, call Holly Conroy, Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Specialist at (619) 659-2608 Holly.Conroy@sdsheriff.org
POSTED BY: Alpine Community Network, Alpine Ca 91901
@CALFIRESANDIEGO: Controlled burn scheduled for today in Jamul. Smoke will be visible throughout east county. Please drive slow when in the area.
Outer Jamul Fire Safe Council Facebook Page offered this additional info – “Per the Union Tribune: “The controlled fire will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, along state Route 94 near Rancho Jamul Drive,(See map) Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. The burn is intended to reduce the fire hazard and enhance 110 acres of habitat, Schuler said. It also will provide firefighter training.”
*Another way to stay updated on prescribed burns and ANY OTHER FIRE INFO – please “LIKE” The Brush Fire Party Line / San Diego East County Facebook Page
5-9-13 The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Crime Stoppers want your help in identifying and finding a man wanted in connection with a string of money order scams.
The M.O. is always the same. He walks into an Albertsons store to purchase a money order for $500, but is short $20. He pulls a $20 bill from his pocket and recounts the money in front of the cashier. With a quick hand, he pockets six to eight $20 bills before handing back the money to the cashier. The cashier then completes the transaction and issues a money order for $500 without recounting the money.
The man you see in the surveillance photo has targeted Albertsons stores in unincorporated El Cajon, Santee, Alpine, Lemon Grove, and San Marcos between January and April of this year. He is also wanted in Santa Barbara County for the same crimes.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
To watch surveillance video showing the suspect, follow the Sheriff’s Department on YouTube: http://goo.gl/yl3jY.
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9621 Ridgehaven Ct, San Diego, CA 92123
The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for San Diego County Inland valleys beginning at midnight tonight and lasting through Friday (3/3) 6 pm. Area includes all ranger districts of the Cleveland National Forest. East to northeast winds expected with gusts to 50 mph. Low humidity. (*A Red Flag Warning means that critical Fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create explosive Fire growth potential.)
Bill Paskle- Fire Chief at Alpine Fire Protection District added, “if you are doing defensible space work around your house with mechanical equipment do it in the morning or evening hours not during the heat of the day when a spark could more easily start a wild land fire”
I was also able to take some video: http://youtu.be/rt9HJdBkp7U
(You can here the truck’s horn the whole time it was burning – Maybe the truck was trying to tell everyone it was on fire? LOL! )
4-18-13 1:05pm: I just happened to be heading home from lunch and at the corner of Alpine Blvd and South Grade Rd., Across from Albertsons up on the freeway shoulder there was a truck that had caught on fire. Alpine Fire was on Scene already (It looked like Capt. Brad Rushing) was shoveling dirt into the cab of the truck to keep the flames down until the fire truck arrived. The fire truck arrived moments later – just in time for the truck to erupt into very large flames and start to spread down the bank towards Alpine Blvd. Within minutes the Alpine Fire Crew had it knocked down.
Good work guys! Our Alpine Fire Dept ROCKS! With the horrible winds we have been having today…this could have turned into something much worse.
Angela Brookshire – ACN Director
The Alpine Woman’s Club is in the process of repairing the foundation of the Historic Town Hall, which was built in 1899. We need someone, small in stature, who can squeeze through the opening to take pictures of the foundation.
If you can help us please call Carlette 619-445-2055 or email Carletteanderson@aol.com
County Administration Center 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 110 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 531-5507
visit our website at www.sdarcc.com
ASSESSMENT REVIEW DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2013
April 12, 2013: Residential property values have been rising in San Diego County. Depending upon the source of the real estate information, values have risen 10 percent or more in the past year. However, if a property owner believes their property’s market value as of January 1, 2013 is below their current assessed value, they may request the Assessor’s Office to review their assessment. As an indication of the current assessed value, a property owner can look at the Net Taxable Value on their 2012-2013 tax bill. (See box 7.)
Ernie Dronenburg, the San Diego County Assessor, reminds property owners that the deadline to request an informal review of their assessed value is April 30, 2013. The application for an Assessment Review may be submitted online at www.sdarcc.com. The form is simple and self explanatory. The form does not require legal knowledge only an understanding of the current market value of your home.
For the over 230,000 property owners that were granted a reduction during 2005 through 2012, they need not apply for another review because their assessments will be reviewed automatically prior to issuance of their 2013 assessed value.
Mr. Dronenburg added: “If a property owner does not want to use the online form, you can call our help number at the Assessor’s office (858-505-6262) and a form will be sent to you by mail or fax. Make the call right away because the form must be filed with our office by April 30, 2013.”
All property owners that apply for an informal assessment review will be notified in July of the Assessor’s decision. At that time, if an owner disagrees with the Assessor’s decision, they may file a formal appeal with the county Assessment Appeals Board. That appeal should be sent to the Clerk of the Assessment Appeals Board, between July 2 and November 30, 2013.
Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013 AT NTC PARK AT LIBERTY STATION, SAN DIEGO
With sadness it was learned that Americas Mickey Mouse sweetheart of the 1950s has passed away from complications of MS, our beloved Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello. A cure needs to be found and funds raised in the April 27 th event goes towards that.
Dick Rabell who along with the late George Wood, formed the “Alpine Kiwanis Trail Blazer” team whose mission is to raise funds for MS by participating in the April 27th event. Thus this request for monetary support from our Alpine neighbors with 100% of funds collected going to MS
If you wish to make a monetary donation please send a check (no cash) made payable to “MS Society” which can be mailed to the Alpine Kiwanis P.O. Box 306, Alpine, California 91903. (Note in the comment section “Alpine Trail Blazers”). If you wish you also can drop off the check at the Kiwanis weekly Saturday meeting held at the Alpine Elementary School starting at 7am.
It is important to note that our own Kiwanis sweetheart, Dee Dean, publisher of the Herald is our inspiration and desire to find a cure for MS.
Visit the MS website and go to Pacific South Coast Chapter and look us up in the link San Diego Teams. If you
like, do join the team and walk with us. Funds have already been raised but we are a far cry from the top fund raisers.
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (619) 445-5712
BOIL WATER ORDER AND PUBLIC NOTIFICATION FOR
ALPINE AMERICAN LEGION
The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for the Alpine American Legion located at 3324 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901 effective immediately. This public water system serves a legion hall and 1 residences.
The drinking water system has tested present for total coliform bacteria and absent for E. coli. Total coliform bacteria can come from soils and other sources in the environment and can indicate a problem with the water supply system. The Boil Water Order was issued to ensure all water used is free from contamination. The Boil Water Order will remain in effect until the distribution system has been disinfected and additional samples confirm the absence of bacteria in the water supply.
For more information on the Boil Water Order, please contact Wally Benson at (619)248-4320
Posted By: Neubauer, Peter Peter.Neubauer@sdcounty.ca.gov
THIS IS AN AMBER ALERT MESSAGE FROM THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL.
A CHILD ABDUCTION OCCURRED ON MARCH, 25 AT 06:43 AM, IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE, SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. THE CHILD’S NAME IS GABRIELA QUINTERO, A 12-MONTH-OLD HISPANIC FEMALE. THE SUSPECT IS A HISPANIC FEMALE WITH NO FURTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. THE SUSPECT STOLE THE VEHICLE FROM IN FRONT OF A RESIDENCE WITH THE CHILD LOCATED INSIDE.
DRIVING A 2006 WHITE JEEP LIBERTY, CA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER 6BWK440.
To report possible sightings, call 911
IF THE CHILD IS LOCATED PLEASE CALL 911
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Severity: Extreme – Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency: Immediate – Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty: Observed – Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category: Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Event Description: Amber Alert