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South County Events, August 14

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Town halls: Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Imperial Beach, 6 p.m. Wednesday; national city, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday

School Boards: Coronado Unified School District, 4 p.m. Thursday

Free car seat fitment check

The Chula Vista Fire Department is offering free car seat installation checks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 8/20 at the Chula Vista Mall. Find the staff in the Macy’s parking lot. Parents can bring their car seat to learn proper installation from a nationally certified technician. Chula Vista Fire Paramedic Ben Harris offers the service in an effort to reduce injuries or worse from improperly installed car seats. No registration necessary.

IB residents invited to take part in a survey

Imperial Beach residents are invited to participate in a survey conducted by researchers at San Diego State University. The goal is to better understand residents’ perspectives on flooding at Imperial Beach and potential solutions. Imperial Beach is at high risk of flooding called compound flooding, which occurs when sea level rise interacts with an already saturated groundwater table. The survey is brief (10-15 minutes); it can be found at bit.ly/3DklnEE. The survey is open until August 31.

National City seeks board volunteers

National City has vacancies on several of its city boards and commissions and is looking for residents interested in volunteering for the positions. Positions are available on the Library Board, Public Service Commission, Parks, Recreation and Seniors Advisory Committee, Highway Safety Committee,
Public Art Committee, Planning Commission and Housing Advisory Committee. Find the applications and more information on https://bit.ly/3PecOPL. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on August 22 in person or by mail or email to the city clerk’s office. Call (619) 336-4228 or email [email protected]

NICU launches book drive

The North Island Credit Union is holding a book drive to provide children from low-income households with access to books outside of the classroom. The book drive is organized with the Scripps Howard Foundation and ABC 10News as part of the “If you give a child a book. . .” children’s literacy campaign. Community members can drop off new books through August 30 at all San Diego County NICU locations. Donated books must be new and suitable for children from kindergarten to elementary school. All books will be given to students attending Title 1 schools in San Diego County. Drop-off locations include: 2550 Fifth Ave. and 5898 Copley Drive, San Diego; 45 N. Broadway and 884 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista; and 1101 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach. Cash donations are also accepted to purchase books at bit.ly/3zGM3Oq.

PAC gun owners will meet on Thursday

The San Diego County Gun Owners, a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, will hold their monthly South County meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at La Bella Pizza, 373 Third Ave. , Chula Vista. The free meeting is open to the public. Welcome non-members and new visitors. Meeting topics will include updates on advocacy and education efforts, as well as information on shooting socials, gun safety training courses, and recent court decisions. Visit www.sandiegocountygunowners.com.

The Summer Resource Festival is on Saturday

The Partnerships 4 Success Project invites community members to a free, family-friendly South Bay Summer Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday 8/20 at the Mar Vista Academy. Enjoy resource tables from over 20 community organizations, workshops on everything from financial literacy to cultural arts, COVID boosters from San Ysidro Health, free breakfast and lunch, and live entertainment. The Partnerships 4 Success project promotes equitable opportunities among disadvantaged Latino residents in the southern border region of San Diego County. Email [email protected]

Chula Vista couple win WaterSmart contest

Bryan and Denee Felber have won the title of “Best in District” in the Otay Water District 2022 WaterSmart Landscape Competition. County water agencies hold the contest annually to reward residents for well-planned designs, selection and maintenance of drought-resistant plants, and efficient irrigation methods. In 2015, the Felbers participated in the San Diego County Water Authority’s WaterSmart Landscape Makeover program to learn how to create and maintain a water-efficient yard. That same year, they were approved for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and San Diego County Water Authority Turf Replacement Program. They received a rebate to replace 5,007 square feet of their property with drought-tolerant plantings. Eventually they replaced an additional 202 square feet. Instead of spray nozzles, a drip system irrigates plants on a programmed schedule. When rain is forecast, the system is disabled or delayed. A dry river bed captures and directs rainfall, minimizing runoff. Their completed landscape has enabled the Felbers to reduce their overall water consumption by approximately 33%. The Felbers will receive a certificate of recognition, a gift certificate for a local nursery, a yard sign and other promotional items. To learn more about their project, visit otaywater.gov/landscape-contest-winners-2022. To learn more about water conservation, including turf replacement, visit otaywater.gov/conservation.

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