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Debris Disposal Bins on Alpine Blvd. for West Fire Victims Clean Up

Debris Removal

To help with the recovery process, the County of San Diego is placing debris disposal bins at locations near the burn area for fire survivors to dispose of debris from their properties. Beginning Saturday, July 14, 2018, community bins will be placed at the following location, and are ready to accept debris when fire survivors are ready:

  • 3508 Alpine Boulevard (MAP IT)
  • Additional locations may be added, continue to check the website for information


The County has been working to help connect the nonprofit volunteer groups with fire survivors who may be in need of their assistance.  The nonprofit groups have experienced, trained staff who possess the necessary tools and resources to perform debris removal, which they have utilized successfully on prior fire recovery events in the San Diego region.  The available nonprofit groups are initiating contact with fire survivors to determine their debris removal needs and offer assistance.

Erosion Control

To help residents living in or around the burn area, the County has opened the Erosion Control Center to advise people on how to protect their homes and provide sand, sandbags and fiber rolls for free to help stabilize burned properties before rains arrive. Protect your property now from flooding.

The Erosion Control Center is by appointment only. Call (888) 846-0800 for more information.

Volunteer Resources

Survivors with remaining unmet needs are encouraged to contact San Diego Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters to learn more about additional recovery information and services from local faith based, services based, and community based organizations.

Recovery Assistance Hotline and Email

Unincorporated County residents affected by the wildfires may call the

Recovery Assistance Hotline (858) 495-5200

or email Both will be staffed by County employees from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Callers can leave a voice mail after hours and County staff will return the call the next day.



FREE CHIPPING of Downed, Charred, Trimmed Tree Branches in the VIEW STREETS – July 16-20, 2018

July 12, 2018 – Two of us with the Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council (GAFSC) toured the View streets in Alpine yesterday and it appears that some folks may be interested in chipping downed &/or charred limbs or branches. This next week, July 16-20, is our regular Zone 3 chipping event which includes the View streets. We will chip ANY of the subject materials staged by the curb or along a driveway as we pass thru, registration will not be required and materials should be staged by Sunday the 15th.

We ask that our normal rules be observed, for clarity we cannot chip any building materials, and that the crew can get in and out; for more info see:

*We intend to offer an additional stand alone Emergency Free Chipping event to the fire victims in this area at a time and date that is approved by AFPD Fire Marshal.

Thank you,

Dennis Larsen

Volunteer/Chipping Mgr


**NOTICE** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the West Fire Victim Supply Post!

We desperately need more volunteers over the weekend and Monday and Tuesday of next week to help prepare the donation items
We are still open and happy to help fire victims at Boulder Oaks Elementary School (2320 Tavern Rd.) . Whether you lost your home and need immediate supplies, you sustained severe smoke damage and need to replace items in your home, or even if you just lost power and need to restock your refrigerator, we have lots and lots of supplies. Please please please come and take what you need!  


You can also find important updates on this supply post and information on items still needed by liking and following the Alpine West Fire page (like below).

Contact Stephanie for volunteering and donating at (619) 573-5638.

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST to spread the word and reach as many people as possible!

Donation needs:
Activities for kids 6-17yoa
Storage containers
Non perishable foods
Working boots



Fire Victim Supply Post at Boulder Oaks Elementary School EVERY DAY for at Least 2 Weeks Beginning July 9, 2018

Fire Victim Supply Post at Boulder Oaks Elementary School –  10am to 7pm EVERY DAY for at Least 2 weeks

We have a Fire Victim Supply Post set up at Boulder Oaks Elementary School (2320 Tavern Rd. Alpine Ca) July 9 from 10-7 pm. If you were affected by these horrible fires please come by. We have tons of donations for you! All collected by the community! If you are interested in getting involved with donations please stop by! There are so many more families that need our help!


For more info please call or text Margo at 619-876-8713 or Stephanie at 619-573-5638


Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Meeting (Preliminary Agenda) – June 28, 2018


Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

*View Agenda and list of Planning Group Members below

ACPG – June 28th 2018 Regular Meeting Agenda


ALERT!! Concrete Blocks on the I-8 Freeway Near Dunbar Lane AGAIN

Shared from El Cajon CHP June 10,2018

Alpine, Calif. – Since the beginning of 2018 to February 7th there had been four reports of landscaping retaining wall blocks lying within the traffic lanes of I-8 westbound, east of Dunbar Lane. This led to several traffic collisions causing moderate to major damage to the vehicles involved. The CHP responded to these incidents on various nights of the week from the hours of 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Each time, large landscaping retaining wall blocks were located in the traffic lanes. On February 7 the CHP issued a Press Release requesting the public’s help in locating the person or persons responsible. From that point the issued had ceased. (See original article on the ACN)

On June 9 at approximately 12:26 AM, the CHP El Cajon area received a call of several vehicles on I-8 westbound, east of Dunbar Lane, which had hit a concrete object in the roadway causing damage to their vehicles. When units arrived on scene, 8-10 vehicles were determined to have sustained disabling damage consisting of bent wheels and flat tires due to hitting a concrete parking stop that had been placed in the roadway. Four concrete parking stops (weighing approximately 60 lbs.) and three cinder blocks were located on the shoulder.

Patrol has been increased in the area however; there is no suspect information at this time. Anyone who may have seen a vehicle, persons or anything suspicious near the location is urged to contact the CHP El Cajon area at (619) 401-2000.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Officer Travis Garrow at (619) 401-2000.

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(UPDATE – SHE HAS BEEN FOUND) ALERT – Sheriff Helicopter in Air Looking for MISSING 75 YEAR OLD WOMAN in Alpine 6-2-18


6-2-18 1pm – SHERIFF HELICOPTER IS IN THE AIR LOOKING FOR A 75 YEAR OLD FEMALE – I just got off the phone with the Sheriff Dept and they said that she has DEMENTIA and walked out of her home near SOUTH GRADE and CLEGHORN. She is wearing a Pink Sweater with Grey Pants and oddly enough is carrying a SHIRT ON A HANGER. She is 5ft 6 and has GREY HAIR and is approximately 120 lbs. – Angie Brookshire – ACN ADMN

Curbside Palm Frond & Arundo Chipping Programs Introduced by Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council!

The Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council is introducing two new programs: A curbside palm frond and Arundo chipping program.


Dear Chipping Fans,

For years we have been unable to chip palm fronds and Arundo but in 2018 all that changed!!  Now, courtesy of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, we have a brand new Eliet Pro Cross Country Chipper that solves that problem and we are starting a pilot Curbside Palm Frond & Arundo Chipping Program!  We will start by offering this program once per year to customers in all our zones, following the schedule below:

Zone 1, 2, 3, 4: September 3 – 7, 2018
Zone 5, 6, 7: November 12 – 16, 2018               

We will advertise these events at the beginning of each quarter for chipping two months later.  We will send you a reminder by email then and another when on-line registration opens for your Zone, which will follow the current Curbside Chipping process.

Additional Rules

You must follow the regular Curbside Chipping Rules but in addition, because of the special nature of palm fronds and Arundo, your green cut piles must dry out for at least 2 but no more than 4 weeks before the event. When stacking your piles, make sure the stems face the chipper, and are located where the chips may be piled.  The Eliet chipper does not broadcast chips!

And the good news is that this is a No Cost Service!

For more info please email Neville Connell HERE or visit our website at





Working with the US Forest Service, the Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council recently finished cutting the Viejas Creek Fuelbreak and now has 1100 piles of brush ready for burning. CALFIRE will start these prescribed burns on Monday, April 16 and is expecting to complete them in approximately two weeks time. Don’t be alarmed when you see smoke plumes in the air east of Alpine during this period!

Celebration of Life and Wall of Honor Ceremony For Lifetime Alpine VFW Member Charles Howell – April 14, 2018

There will a celebration of life and wall of honor ceremony for one of the Alpine VFW’s lifetime members and community members, Charles Howell, this Saturday April 14th at 2 PM. The memorial service will take place at the Alpine VFW located at 844 Tavern Road.

“Mr. Charley” passed away on March 18, 2018, and was a highly-decorated retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class who served in Korea and Vietnam. He was well-known, very loved, and a selfless volunteer. Join us in celebrating his life. May he rest in peace.