Fire agency consolidation moves forward

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution proposing formation of a regional fire protection district. The 5-0 vote April 19 allows the Local Agency Formation Commission to process the consolidation of 28 fire service agencies into the regional fire district if the consolidation is successful. “It will complete the action that LAFCO […]

LAFCO initiates fire district

San Diego County’s Local Agency Formation Commission has voted to initiate the process to consolidate fire protection and emergency medical service in the unincorporated areas under county jurisdiction. A 7-0 vote February 7, with county supervisor and LAFCO commissioner Bill Horn expressing support before he left for a San Marcos meeting but not counted in […]

‘Fever Pitch’ about more than just the Red Sox

The movie “Fever Pitch” focuses on the Boston Red Sox baseball team and thus will be understood at different levels by someone such as myself, who has interviewed current Red Sox executives and who is working on a biography of former Red Sox outfielder Jackie Jensen, than by most segments of the general public. But “Fever […]

Fire district consolidation plans won’t affect task force

When the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission voted to initiate consolidation proceedings for the 28 fire protection agencies in San Diego County’s unincorporated area, a significant part of the Task Force on Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services work was accomplished. The task force will likely continue, however, despite the completion of the task […]

Pala tribe, EPA reach agreement

The Pala Band of Mission Indians and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement regarding the removal of fill material the tribe had placed in the San Luis Rey River and Trujillo Creek. The tribe agreed to removal of the material without contesting the EPA order, although it did not agree to the […]

Supervisors request $1.5 million for E. Mission turn lane

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution requesting the San Diego Association of Governments to provide $8.6 million of advanced TransNet funding through debt financing for five county road projects, including $1.5 million to provide a continuous left-turn lane on East Mission Road between South Mission Road and De Luz Road. The […]

Aqueduct inspection leads to repair of damaged pipe section

The San Diego County Water Authority’s shutdown of its Pipeline 4 for inspection led to the urgent repair of a segment of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe. A section of pipe west of Interstate 15 and approximately 1,000 feet south of Camino Del Rey was found to be sufficiently distressed during the inspection to warrant urgent […]

Supervisors extend completion dates on two Bonsall subdivisions

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors extended the completion dates of nine bonded agreements to complete subdivision improvements, including two Bonsall subdivision agreements. The 5-0 vote March 23 extends the completion dates to March 22, 2007. Included among the extensions are the Molnar Trust’s Via De Los Cepillos project on Via De Los Cepillos […]

FB Hospital may get bioterrorism prep funding

Fallbrook Hospital is expected to receive a portion of bioterrorism preparedness funding from the County of San Diego. A Board of Supervisors vote February 8 authorized revenue agreements for $3,044,201 of Federal funding, and negotiations are under way with Fallbrook Hospital. The hospital, which received $59,211 in Health Resources and Services Administration Year 2 funding last […]

Three Fallbrook projects likely for CDBG funding

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the recommended 2005-06 annual funding plan for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS programs and has designated three Fallbrook projects for CDBG funding. The Brandon Road sidewalk project would receive $200,000, the […]