Supervisors support comprehensive renewable energy plan program

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors held a hearing on Phase I of the county’s comprehensive renewable energy plan February 15 and selected seven items for the Phase II implementation stage. A 4-0 Board of Supervisors vote with Ron Roberts in Washington, DC, approved a program to establish a sustainability task force within the […]

Lady Warriors finish second in Valley League soccer standings

Fallbrook High School’s girls soccer team concluded the 2016-17 regular season with a 9-7-5 record, including a 5-1-2 mark in Valley League play which earned the squad second place in the final league standings. The lone league loss was to San Pasqual at home on Jan. 31. The Warriors concluded regular-season play Feb. 14 at […]

Supervisors seek funding source to improve roads

The members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors agree that more funding is needed to improve the condition of county-maintained roads and have asked county staff to determine how to make that funding occur. Supervisor Ron Roberts, whose Fourth District includes 0.32 miles of county-maintained road, was in Washington, DC, when the supervisors […]

Planning Commission recommends Ag promotion program

The county’s Planning Commission has recommended that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approve changes to the county’s general plan and Zoning Ordinance intended to promote agriculture in unincorporated San Diego County. The Planning Commission voted 4-0 Feb. 10 to recommend the amendments with Doug Barnhart, Michael Beck, and David Pallinger absent. The Board […]

Rainbow outsources Oak Crest Estates wastewater treatment to WQS

The Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) will now contract with Water Quality Specialists (WQS) to treat wastewater generated by the Oak Crest Estates mobile home park. The decision to fill the Rainbow board’s vacant Division 3 seat was deferred to the district’s Feb. 28 board meeting since one of the candidates was unable to attend, […]

NCFPD to replace Holdridge with three new part-time employees

Gregg Holdridge, who had been the fire prevention officer for the North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD), retired at the end of December after 29 years with the district. Holdridge’s departure provided the district with some funding which otherwise would have been spent on his salary and benefits, and on Jan. 24 the NCFPD board […]

Supervisors direct staff to develop marijuana dispensary ban ordinance

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Jan. 25 to direct county staff to return to the supervisors with an ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated San Diego County. Dianne Jacob, Kristin Gaspar, and Bill Horn voted in favor of a complete ban on both medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational dispensaries, including cultivation-only […]

Jacob delivers State of the County address

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who gave the 2017 State of the County address Feb. 1 at the County Operations Center, was elected to her seventh term on the Board of Supervisors last year and chose to make “Seven in ’17” the subject of her State of the County address. Jacob placed an emphasis on roads, […]

Supervisors direct staff to develop marijuana dispensary ban ordinance

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Jan. 25 to direct county staff to return to the supervisors with an ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated San Diego County. Dianne Jacob, Kristin Gaspar, and Bill Horn voted in favor of a complete ban on both medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational dispensaries, including cultivation-only […]