By Dianne Jacob | Dianne’s Corner
Get in the Zone: East County gets downright toasty in the summer. There’s no better time than now to head to your friendly, neighborhood Cool Zone.
These designated gathering spots are geared toward older adults and persons with disabilities who need shelter from the summer heat.
They are also a great place to make friends. To find the location of a Cool Zone near you, go to coolzones.org or call 1-800-339-4661. The county started the Cool Zone program nearly 20 years ago.
Fired up and ready to go: I was proud to stand with public safety officials and community leaders recently to mark the 10th anniversary of the creation of the County Fire Authority.
Under the Authority, we have made huge strides in improving fire protection and EMS services across our backcountry. It looks like we’re facing a tough year for wildfire, but we’re as prepared as ever.
Make sure you are ready as well. Start by going to readysandiego.org.
CSI San Diego: The county recently held a ribbon-cutting for its new crime lab. The Kearny Mesa facility will provide forensic science services to over 30 law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in the region.
Public safety has been, and will continue to be, our No. 1 priority. And this lab will play a big role in keeping the peace.
I want to thank all our brave women and men in law enforcement. To Sheriff Gore, and his deputies and staff, thank you for all you do.
— Dianne Jacob is San Diego County Supervisor for District 2. For more District 2 news, visit diannejacob.com or follow her on Facebook and Twitter. For assistance with a county issue, call 619-531-5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org