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San Carlos Area Council news – Oct. 20, 2017

By Mickey Zeichick

Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in our branch library, 7265 Jackson Drive. Our meetings are open to the public and the topic will be the real estate market in San Carlos and San Diego and in general — renting versus buying; buying new versus second or more generation of owners.

Library

We are hoping to have an update on the status of our San Carlos Branch Library by our branch manager David Ege. There are a lot of fun things happening at the library and did you know it is a great place to hold meetings?

Halloween and fall events

San Carlos Recreation Center is having its annual Halloween celebration on Oct. 27. This is always well attended and everyone has a good time, those visiting and those working the celebration. There will also be a pumpkin smash at our San Carlos Community Garden.

As a reminder, on Nov. 5, Daylight Saving Time ends.

Avoid crimes and scams

Recently there has been an increase in vehicle break-ins. A reminder to not keep important papers with your personal information in your car. Take a picture of your insurance and registration papers and keep it handy on your phone. Do not keep valuable items in your cars and if you must, do not have them visible. When putting something in your trunk, put it in before you get to your destination. Roll up your windows and lock your doors.

Seniors and caregivers are invited to a special presentation called “Don’t Get Hooked” in Rancho San Diego on how to avoid financial scammers. Supervisor Dianne Jacob is sponsoring the seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 9–11 a.m. at Skyline Church, 11330 Campo Road in La Mesa. To RSVP call 844-899-1597.

With the recent disastrous events of the past few months, it is hard to know where to donate to get the best result from your giving. Check out Charitynavigator.org and learn what percentage of your donations go to those in need.

SCAC dues are due ($7 per household and $15 for business). Please send your check for membership to: SCAC P.O. Box 19246, San Diego, CA 92159-0246. The Interested Persons List is being re-created, please contact me if you are not getting my emails.

—Mickey Zeichick is president of the San Carlos Area Council. Reach her at mrzeichick@gmail.com.

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