In the News


Ramona Sentinel/September 25, 2019
County offers free, pre-approved housing plans

Ramona Sentiel/September 19,2019
Partners celebrate opening of Schmale senior complex

Ramona Sentinel/July 8, 2019
County Supervisors approve $6.25 billion dollar budget 

Ramona Sentinel/June 11, 2019
Stepping up for fire preparedness

San Diego Union Tribune/ May 9, 2019
Lindo Lake getting some help from the county

Ramona Sentinel/May 1, 2019
County eyes more land for preserve, park

San Diego Union-Tribune/ April 30, 2019
County Invests Additional 25 million into affordable housing trust fund

Ramona Sentinel/ April  25, 2019
Community Choice Energy Options

Ramona Sentinel/ March 28, 2019
Addressing wildfire risk, housing shortage

San Diego Union-Tribune/March 22, 2019
Decision delayed on housing sexually violent predator in Jacumba Hot Springs

San Diego Union-Tribune/ March 7, 2019
County to develop community choice energy program

San Diego Union-Tribune/ Feb. 21, 2019
Commentary:Q&A with Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob

Ramona Sentinel/ Feb.6, 2019
Jacob pitches housing,mental health care during State of the County speech

San Diego Union-Tribune/ Jan. 23, 2019
County supervisors OK parkland for Alpine

San Diego Union-Tribune/ Jan. 19, 2019
County Supervisor Jacob relishes final year as Chair

Ramona Sentinel/ Jan. 9 2019
Supervisors waive granny flat fees as way to ease housing crisis


Ramona Sentinel Dec. 28, 2018
Wine industry is 'going gangbusters'

Ramona Sentinel/ Dec. 12, 2018
Jacob commends progress on greenway easements

San Diego Union-Tribune/Oct. 1, 2018
First rural nature center under construction 

Los Angeles Times/Sept. 30, 2018
The Next California: Natural Disasters

East County Californian/July 26, 2018
New Lakeside Library moves on to next chapter

San Diego Union-Tribune/July 22, 2018
Should housing developers be allowed to pay their way
out of climate pollution?

10News/June 26, 2018
County Board to consider recreational shooting ban on federal land

San Diego Union-Tribune/March 26, 2018
County to explore installing 'Stop the Bleed' kits

San Diego Union-Tribune/March 3, 2018
Is San Diego's casino industry over-saturated?

Ramona Sentinel/February 28, 2018  
Trails, roads and senior center top forum wish list

East County Magazine/February 24, 2018
Supervisor Jacob outlines goal for 2018 at La Mesa Chamber Breakfast, reflects on her decades of service

San Diego Union-Tribune/January, 22, 2018
Casa de Oro group looks to county to advance plan

Ramona Sentinel/January 17, 2018
Community makes headway on green crusade

Ramona Sentinel/January 10, 2018
Supervisor schedules greenway public trail forum

San Diego Union-Tribune/January 2, 2018
Dianne Jacob calls for investigation into SDG&E power shut-downs during wildfires




San Diego Union-Tribune  |   Dianne Jacob takes shot at SDG&E at Lilac Fire news conference
December 8, 2017
"I'm very concerned about SDG&E's policy of de-energizing or shutting off power in the rural areas where people and in many cases the fire agencies depend on well water..."
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |   Have San Diegans forgotten fire lessons of 2007?
October 20, 2017
While our locally based firefighters and other first-responders are better prepared for wildfire than ever before there are troubling signs that many San Diegans are letting down their guard.
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |   Searing lessons: how the 2007 wildfires changed San Diego County
October 10, 2017
"It's yesterday's news, but this is not like lightning. It does strike twice in the same place."
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Ramona Sentinel  |   County to get appraisal for possible Mt. Woodson parking lot
October 7, 2017
At the Oct. 2nd meeting it was decided that the next step is for the county to obtain a formal appraisal of the land. If a deal can be reached, Jacob is hoping the Board of Supervisors can finalize a purchase before the end of the year...
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Ramona Sentinel  |   Supervisor calls crop report 'good news'
October 3, 2017
"Lots of good news today on the farm front. New county reports show that the total value of local crops has grown to 1.74 billion and that agriculture contributes $2.88 billion annually to our economy. That works out to nearly 17,000 jobs are directly or indirectly tied to agriculture!"
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Ramona Sentinel  |   Possible solution to Mt. Woodson parking woes surfaces
September 29, 2017
Property owner Jerry Taylor who live across from the property and sees first-hand how dangerous the situation is, indicated during the tour he would entertain the idea of selling the land to the county if the price is right. 
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |   This assisted-living website will literally change San Diegans' lives
August 2, 2017
Now San Diego County is implementing another needed reform, creating the Choose Well website so people can easily compare assisted-living facilities — their cost, amenities, regulatory histories, licensing, nursing care and more.
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Ramona Sentinel  |   Groups brainstorm solutions to Mt. Woodson Parking
July 19, 2017
Jacob and everyone at the meeting seemed to agree on two things. Something has to be done before a tragedy occurs, and closing the trail is not a good solution because it is so well used. 
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Ramona Sentinel  |   County puts up $25 million for affordable housing
June 29, 2017
“The fund is an investment in San Diego's future,” Jacob said. “It's a dynamic effort to enable those who are struggling toward realizing the American dream.”
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San Diego Union-Tribune |   Jacob is keeping tabs on Highway 94 traffic since casino opening
June 26, 2017 
The safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who use state Route 94 and its arterial streets near the Hollywood Casino continues to be compromised, says county Supervisor Dianne Jacob. 
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |   Fight against meth has changed with the times
May 31, 2017
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who spearheaded the creation of the strike force, said the elimination of meth labs in the county and no longer being known as a “meth capital” are big successes. 
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NBC 7 News |  Supervisor Dianne Jacob Calls for Shooting Ban in Wake of Gate Fire
May 24, 2017
"The issue has taken on even greater urgency following a major wildfire this past weekend," wrote Jacob to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. 
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |   County aims $240 million at road repair
May 12, 2017
“It is pay now, or pay more later … With this action today, the county of San Diego is fixing our county roads, almost 2,000 miles of county roads,” she said.
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |   Students celebrate at Grand Opening of new playground
May 11, 2017
Ramona Elementary students enjoyed the school’s new playground after San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob cut the ribbon at the structure’s Grand Opening celebration Friday morning.
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Ramona Sentinel  |   Supervisors approve $1.84M for affordable senior housing in Ramona 
May 8, 2017
“There is an incredible need for projects like these because the cost of living continues to go up, and the number of seniors on a fixed income and our senior population are growing,” said Board Chairman Supervisor Dianne Jacob. “It is vital for us to support organizations that are able to fill the critical housing gaps."
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ABC 10 News  |   County supervisors want to create $15 trust fund for county parks
March 22, 2017
"We want to make sure our parks are kept up, they're a public asset," she says. "They're a taxpayer investment, so this fund will be used to fill that gap."
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Times of San Diego  |   Supervisors 'Stand Up' to Sacramento's 'Assault on Local Control'
March 21, 2017
“When issues like this come up, the discussion should take place right here at home, not 500 miles away,” Board Chairwomen Dianne Jacob said. “Local solutions made at the local level tend to be the best solutions, which is why we need to take a strong stand today against these three pieces of legislation.”
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Ramona Sentinel  |  Supervisors ban marijuana businesses; Three Ramona owners could operate for five years
March 17, 2017
“I think it's really important to remember that marijuana of any kind is illegal under federal law,” Jacob said. “There have been comments made by the new administration in Washington that signs may point to action being taken in the near future to support federal law.”
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Ramona Sentinel  |   Supervisors approve seven-point energy plan
February 23, 2017
“Our region continues to have some of the highest energy costs of anywhere in the state or the nation,” Jacob said at the Feb. 15 board meeting. “I had brought this issue forward to the board to try to find some opportunities for consumers — individuals and businesses — to reduce energy costs and move toward greater energy independence.”
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Fox 5 San Diego  |  Supervisor Jacob proposes finding competitor to SDG&E
February 15, 2017
"Our region continues to have some of the highest energy costs of anywhere in the state or the nation," Jacob said. "I had brought this issue forward to the board to try to find some opportunities for consumers -- individuals and businesses -- to reduce energy costs and move toward greater energy independence."
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CBS 8 |   Supervisor Dianne Jacob: San Diego 'stronger, more resilient'
February 1, 2017
“The state of our county is stronger today, more resilient, more financially sound, because when it matters most, we pull together," Jacob said.
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Dianne Jacob's State of the County
February 1, 2017
"Sacramento and Washington are often snake pits," Jacob said. "That’s not us.We’re not about chaos. We’re about competence. We’re not about gridlock. We get things done. And we have."



Times of San Diego  |   County Adpots New Rules On Catered Food
November 15, 2016
Supervisor Dianne Jacob said the rules would be the first of their kind in California and would serve as a model ordinance for other counties and cities.
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Ramona Sentinel  |   Jacob looks ahead to historic term
July 13, 2016
“I’m very excited about it,” said Jacob, whose district includes Ramona. “I’m extremely humbled by the outpouring of support.”
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The Huffington Post  |   Ad Campaign Reveals 'Ugly Truth' About Human Trafficking In U.S.
July 1, 2016
“The unfortunate reality is that widespread human trafficking is currently taking place in our neighborhoods and schools,” Supervisor Dianne Jacob said in a statement. “We need to shine a spotlight on this appalling epidemic.”
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KPBS  |   Supervisors Approve Plan to Provide Assistance to Border Fire Victims
June 28, 2016
"Most people have not built a house before, so just building a house is a very cumbersome, difficult, complicated situation," Jacob said. "So the least that we can do as a county is step up and do what we can to help."
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CBS8  |   San Diego County: $5 billion budget approved
June 28, 2016
"We have a lot of challenges on the horizon and now is not the time to let down our guard, even though we are in better fiscal times than in past years," Vice Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said. "We never make everybody happy, but our job is to balance the interests and to make sure fiscally, most important, fiscally, that we keep on a very sound, strict track."
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San Diego Union-Tribune  |   Poway event to help seniors fight financial fraud
May 2, 2016
“Our goal is to arm seniors an caregivers with important information on how to avoid swindlers and other flim-flam artists,” Jacob said in news release. “Many scammers see the elderly as easy prey. Our message to seniors is simple: Let’s prove these crooks wrong!”
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Times of San Diego |  Progress made toward Alzheimer's Cure, county supervisors told
March 1, 2016
“I don’t think there is any other part of the country that has this,” Jacob said. “The over-65 population is growing quicker than the younger population.”
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San Diego Union-Tribune | New Alzheimer's Plan seeks care transformation
Feb. 29, 2016
"This is good news for San Diego families who are worried sick about an older loved one and want to make sure they are getting a proper diagnosis,” Jacob said. “It marks a real coming together of our medical experts around a disease that is taking an escalating toll on our region."
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Times of San Diego |   County Planning New Libraries in Lakeside, Casa de Oro
Dec. 15, 2015
At the recommendation of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, county officials on Tuesday accelerated plans to build new libraries in Lakeside and Casa de Oro.
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KPBS | Protests Filed Over SDG&E’s Move To Lobby On Energy Choice
Dec. 9, 2015
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob also sent a protest letter on Dec. 4, stating she believes community choice "provides the best prospect for keeping energy costs down," and that SDG&E's independent district "is an obvious and clear way to skirt state law just as (community choice aggregation) is gaining momentum throughout the state."
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San Diego Union-Tribune | Report shows meth’s popularity grew in county
Nov. 30, 2015
The county also has free and low-cost treatment programs for people using meth, Supervisor Dianne Jacob said. “Drug treatment is key. It’s effective and it works and it’s available to San Diego County,” she said.
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Ramona Home Journal | Residents Turn Out to Meet Dianne Jacob
Nov. 5, 2015
Jacob joined the fight, one thing led to another, and today she is a six-term County Supervisor, defending constituents’ interests since 1992.
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Beaker SBP Science | Collaboration 4 Cure Alzheimer’s research awards announced at SBP
Oct. 29, 2015
Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Diane Jacob, San Diego philanthropist Darlene Shiley, and Mary Ball, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego, came to SBP to announce the recipients of research awards…
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San Diego Union-Tribune |   Sex trafficking may trap up to 11,700 SD girls
Oct. 26, 2015
“It’s a hard issue to talk about, a really hard issue to talk about — that we actually have human trafficking going on in our community,” said San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who attended Monday’s study release and called on Sacramento to “step up on this issue.”
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San Diego Union-Tribune | Tribal fire departments help protect county
Oct. 26, 2015
The (county) fire authority was recently praised by a grand jury for improving coverage in the backcountry by working with and augmenting volunteer departments.
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East County Magazine | Crowd turns out for Cedar Fire Living Memorial
Oct. 24, 2015
County Supervisor Diane Jacob spoke eloquently of the Cedar Fire as the “moment in time when everything changed.”  “This monument has been designed as a place to inspire people to reflect, reconnect, and remember Lakeside’s struggle and rebirth after the Cedar Fire.”
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KUSI |  Boulevard solar farm project gets County's approval
Oct. 14, 2015
"I strongly support solar but I believe it belongs on rooftops of both single family homes and businesses and a solar farm in the right location,'' Jacob said. "This project would potentially industrialize our back country which was never meant to be.”
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10News | San Diego's newsmakers: Supervisor Dianne Jacob
Sept. 27, 2015
(Jacob) talks with 10News reporter Melissa Mecija about the action the board took regarding the San Onofre power plant, as well as her efforts to protect seniors.


East County Magazine | ‘Don’t Get Hooked’ event hosted by Supervisor Jacob
Sept. 27, 2015
At the Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon last Wednesday, County Supervisor Dianne Jacob hosted a ‘Don’t Get Hooked’ event, geared towards seniors and caregivers.
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KPBS | New Online Map Reveals Very High Fire Risk In San Diego County
Sept. 30, 2015
“The numbers are extremely troubling,” said County Supervisor Dianne Jacob. “But the new map also provides the critical information to better prepare residents in case of fire.”
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Ramona Sentinel | SDG&E wants customers to pay for wildfire losses
Sept. 25, 2015
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob called the proposal “outrageous” and “offensive’’ to residents who lost homes because of the utility’s mistakes.
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Fox 5 | County launches alert system to find missing dementia patients
Sept. 17, 2015
“Wandering is
a huge concern for families dealing with Alzheimer’s, and this new alert (system) could bring real peace of mind and save lives,” county Supervisor Dianne Jacob said.
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San Diego Union-Tribune |  Alzheimer's Project takes shape
July 6, 2015
“The Alzheimer’s Project is off to a strong start, but the epidemic isn’t going to end overnight,” said County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who launched the Project during her year as board chair.
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CBS 8  |   New fire station opens in Boulevard
June 5, 2015
"This is where our major fires have started---so if we can jump on them fast that one-two punch, then we'll stop those fire storms," (Jacob) said.


San Diego Union-Tribune |  Elder-care home investigations ramp up
May 4, 2015
“It’s extremely important that we make sure and insure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe if they have to be in these facilities,” Supervisor Dianne Jacob said.
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San Diego Union-Tribune |  Task force to combat human trafficking
Jan. 20, 2015
“Combating human trafficking in San Diego County has become a major public safety issue and a major public safety priority in recent years,” said Supervisor Dianne Jacob. “And today, we’re doubling down on our fight.”
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KUSI |  County to give away child car seats to low-income parents
Jan. 2, 2015
"The county is committed to doing all it can to keep children safe," said Supervisor Dianne Jacob. "This program helps low-income parents safeguard their children from injuries and death."
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San Diego Union-Tribune |  Dianne Jacob: Confronting issues head on
Dec. 7, 2014
Today, as the chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Jacob, 75, is taking on one of society’s biggest challenges, the scourge of Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease afflicting an estimated 60,000 people in the region.
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San Diego Union-Tribune |  Editorial: Ambitious county project takes on Alzheimer’s disease
Nov. 29, 2014
We congratulate the supervisor for the boldness of her vision and thank those who have volunteered to work with her.
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San Diego Union-Tribune |  Q&A: Unraveling Alzheimer’s
Nov. 29, 2014
“The nationwide cost of this disease is over $200 billion a year and that is expected to exponentially double and triple into the future and there is no cure. I couldn’t help but think, is there something that I, as chair of the board, and the Board of Supervisors and the county could do.”
Full Q&A


San Diego Union-Tribune | San Diego adds PACE energy financing option
July 8, 2014
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob said the goal in integrate PACE assessments into county tax rolls is to provide as many options as possible to save money and conserve resources.
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KPBS | Enhancing San Diego's Wildfire Response
June 25, 2014
“… We cannot sit back and stand on our laurels. I want us to be the best prepared we can be.”
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San Diego Union-Tribune  | Opinion piece: Alternative to private utilities badly needed
June 14, 2014
Community choice aggregation offers hope for an energy market that remains in the Dark Ages, dominated by corporate monopolies known for putting shareholder profits first.
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District 2 website  | Aging Summit included focus on Alzheimer's, caregiving
June 12, 2014
This year's San Diego County Aging Summit, the go-to event for senior issues, included inspiring keynote speeches by best-selling writer Gail Sheehy and San Diego philanthropist and caregiver Darlene Shiley.


University of California TV   |   Alzheimer's Disease Cure and Care - On Our Mind
June 6, 2014
There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. The impacts are felt not only by the patients but by their family, their caregivers, and the community at large. San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss how we can better manage this disease from a public policy standpoint.


San Diego Union-Tribune | County launches Alzheimer's Project
May 6, 2014
On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors unanimously kicked off an ambitious collaborative effort that it’s calling the Alzheimer’s Project.
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San Diego Union-Tribune | Editorial: The Alzheimer’s Project: Right project, right place, right time
May 5, 2014
If it isn’t already, Alzheimer’s disease will be the public health crisis of at least the next generation. More than 60,000 San Diego County residents currently have it, and that figure will reportedly double just in the next 15 years as baby boomers age.
Full editorial


Ramona Sentinel | Ramona Airport tower to stay open, Jacob tells constituents
March 1, 2014
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob opened her Coffee with Constituents meeting in Ramona Town Hall on Thursday with what she called “really good news.”
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KPBS | San Diego County Not Ready For Aging Population, Jacob Says
Jan. 29, 2014
"As the county population turns more gray, regional problems tied to aging will turn more grave," she said. Preparing to care for the aging population was a top priority Jacob laid out in her State of the County address Wednesday morning.
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San Diego Union-Tribune | County to crack down on shoddy assisted living homes
Jan. 29, 2014
In her call for shoring up the county’s role in monitoring assisted living homes, Jacob said she and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis want to create a team of prosecutors and investigators to go after on homes that fail to adhere to state law and standards.
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State plans to house another sexually violent predator in the community
Dec. 1, 2013
Supervisor Jacob protests the latest plan to house a sexually violent predator in rural East County, saying Mikel Wayne marshall poses a threat to the community.
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State fire tax bills heading for mailboxes again
Sept. 3, 2013
Another round of state fire tax bills will go out near the end of September. Supervisor Jacob offers a how-to for rural and semi-rural residents who want to challenge the levy.
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Jacob, others says state bill would short-circuit solar efforts
Aug. 28, 2013
The Supervisor joined solar advocates outside Sempra Energy to protest state legislation that would undermine energy conservation and rooftop solar.
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Supervisor leads opposition to latest Jamul casino proposal
June 6, 2013
Supervisor Dianne Jacob urges constituents to voice their opposition to a mammoth casino in Jamul by contacting their state and federal representatives.
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Community coffees now a 20-year tradition
April 30, 2013
This is turning into a milestone year for Supervisor Jacob. Several months into her sixth term, she now has the distinction of holding elective office longer than any...
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New term
March 8, 2013
Supervisor Dianne Jacob recently kicked off a historic sixth term in office by pledging to redouble her efforts to boost fire protection, public safety and other bread-and-butter issues critical to...
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