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5th Annual Poway Emergency Survival Fair – Saturday, May 11

5th Annual Poway Emergency Survival Fair

Saturday, May 11, 9 AM–1 PM Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway

Meet city employees responsible for your safety.  Visit booths staffed by organizations that provide emergency planning and assistance to Poway residents.  Talk to neighbors who volunteer for the Poway Amateur Communications Team (PACT), who under a complete power and communication blackout may be your only contact for emergency information. Learn about diverse organizations that can assist families in the development of unique survival plans, such as a strategy when there are mandatory evacuations. This fair is a community driven event to connect residents with public and private organizations to better prepare our community for any emergency.

Organizations participating in the fair are donating emergency preparedness items for free drawings throughout the fair.  PACT will be conducting a simulated emergency radio exercise and will be available to explain the amateur radio net.  The Emergency Survival Fair is sponsored by the nonprofit Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps (PNEC), which works to complement the City of Poway Emergency Operations Plan through a grass roots communication network of neighbors.

The City of Poway will be represented by its Community Emergency Response Team and its Safety Services Department, which consists of Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services and Law Enforcement Services.  Also with booths at the fair include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Burn Institute, Trauma Intervention Program, Palomar Radio Club, SD Crime Prevention, Senior Volunteer Patrol/YANA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, SDG&E, Red Cross, Animal Rescue Reserve, Poway Fire Safe Council, SD County District Attorney’s Victims Assistance Program and Fraud Division and Be Ready emergency supplies.

Submitted by Jeff Meyer, PNEC Publicity Chair

Tips to prevent bicycle theft and theft of property from vehicles

**The City of Poway is posting this message in partnership with the Sheriff’s Poway Station**

Poway Neighbors, The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has noted an increase in petty crime since the end of last year in the City of Poway, specifically an increase in property theft from vehicles and bicycle thefts. We take these crimes seriously, as they impact our community’s quality of life. Our detective unit is diligently working to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice, but here’s how you can help:

BICYCLE THEFT

1. Do not leave bicycles unsecured. Make sure they are safe and secured by keeping them inside a garage or residence.

2. When parking a bicycle in a public place, find a bicycle rack close to a business entrance. If the business has security cameras, there likely is surveillance near the entrance and law enforcement may be able to access information helpful to the investigation.

3. Keep a description and photographs of your bicycle (make, model and color) and serial number somewhere safe and easily accessible. Consider making your bicycle more easily identifiable with personalized engravings or stickers (and keep photos that law enforcement can use to identify your bike in the event it is stolen).

THEFT FROM VEHICLES

1. Bring your valuables with you whenever you leave your car. Take a second look once you exit to make sure you have everything with you.

2. Lock your vehicle every time you exit. The majority of vehicle burglaries occur because the vehicle was left unlocked, valuable items were left in plain view, or items such as tools were left unattended in the bed of a truck.

3. Park in well-lit, well-travelled areas. Thieves are more likely to seek out vehicles parked in areas that do not pose a risk of them being caught.

4. If you park your vehicle in your driveway, consider installing a security camera in a place that provides a clear view of your vehicle and anyone attempting to access it.

Do you have any tips we missed that work for you? Help out your neighbors by commenting below.

If you are a victim of crime, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 to file a report. If you have any additional questions about avoiding vehicle or bicycle theft, please contact our Crime Prevention Unit at (858) 513-2810.

Receive free energy alerts to keep your budget on track

Receive free energy alerts to keep your budget on track

Watch your energy use and costs with email or text alerts from SDG&E. Energy alerts can help you set monthly spending goals, track your progress and get automated alerts to stay in control and on budget. Alerts you can sign up for include:

  • Your pre-set spending goal was exceeded
  • Your pre-set electric or gas use level was exceeded
  • You’ve moved into a higher-priced electric tier
  • A weekly energy use summary with all this information plus energy saving tips

How to subscribe to alerts:

  • Log into My Account
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  • Click on Alerts
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Save energy at home this summer

Save energy at home this summer

We understand that no one likes higher-than-expected energy bills. Here are some tips to reduce your energy use during the warmer months – without sacrificing your family’s comfort.

  • Tilt blinds up and close drapes on windows that receive direct sunlight.
  • Open windows in the evening to let cooler air in when safe.
  • Run your ceiling fan while your A/C is on; this will allow you to raise your thermostat about 4 degrees while maintaining the same level of comfort.
  • Enable “power management” on all computers and turn off when not in use.
  • Wash clothes in cold water. About 90 percent of the energy used in a clothes washer goes to water heating.
  • Postpone using heat-producing appliances like the oven, dishwasher and clothes dryer after 9 p.m.
  • On hot afternoons, consider leaving home, and going someplace cool like the shopping mall, movie theater or library.

Check out SDG&E’s one-minute video tips for more energy-saving ideas on cooling, weatherization, refrigerators, home electronics, indoor/outdoor lighting and pools.

Quarterly Neighborhood Coordinator and Ham Operator Meeting – June 7

Quarterly Neighborhood Coordinator and Ham Operator meeting this week. This meeting is specifically for these two groups to come together for the purpose of strengthening communication relationships in order to find the gaps and holes and test the communication network within our neighborhoods! 

 

Please join us for our next meeting which is next week on: 

June 7th, Thursday, 7:00 pm  

Fire Station #1, 13050 Community Rd 

(education classroom located on the 1st floor next to the engine bays in back portion of parking lot.)

SDG&E: Receive free energy alerts to keep your budget on track

Watch your energy use and costs with email or text alerts from SDG&E. Energy alerts can help you set monthly spending goals, track your progress and get automated alerts to stay in control and on budget. Alerts you can sign up for include:

  • Your pre-set spending goal was exceeded
  • Your pre-set electric or gas use level was exceeded
  • You’ve moved into a higher-priced electric tier
  • A weekly energy use summary with all this information plus energy saving tips

How to subscribe to alerts:

  • Log into My Account
  • Look for Alerts & Subscriptions at the top
  • Click on Alerts
  • Click on Subscribe next to the type of alert
  • Select the email addresses and phone numbers to receive alerts

To learn more, visit sdge.com/alerts.