Filing period begins for property tax assessment appeals
San Diego County residents and businesses who disagree with their property tax assessments for the 2016- 2017 year may file an application to appeal them between July 2 and Nov. 30, David Hall, Clerk of the County Assessment Appeals Boards, announced this week.
Applications and information booklets are available on the County’s website: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/ cob/aab/index.html. Residents may also pick them up and speak with staff at the Clerk of the Board’s office in the County Administration Center, located at 1600 Pacific Hwy, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101-2471.
To file an application, taxpayers should know their parcel or tax bill number, property address and must state their opinion of the property’s market value on the application. Applications must be received by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office no later than 5 p.m. November 30 or be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service by midnight of Nov. 30.
Applications and forms can be mailed to: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101-2471.
An informational video is available online that explains the assessment appeals process and provides helpful tips. To watch, visit: countynewscenter.com/video?v=129778.
Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library
Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, July 5, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required, please register at library.escondido.org/register/
Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future Escondido Writers Group meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. in downtown Escondido.
City pool ‘Open Swim’ closed on July 4
Washington Park Pool and James A. Stone Pool will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Open Swim times will resume on Tuesday, July 5, at Washington Park Pool.
Open Swim Hours for the 2016 Season are as follows:
James Stone Pool – 131 West Woodward Ave.
Begins June 11 through August 21
Saturdays 2-6 pm and Sundays 12-4p.m.
Washington Park Pool – 501 North Rose Street
Begins June 11 through August 21
Mondays – Thursdays 1-3 p.m.
Fridays 1-4 p.m.
Saturdays 2-6 p.m.
Sundays 12-4 p.m.
For more information call 760-839-4691 or visit www.recreation.escondido.org/
3rd annual Catfish Derby July at Wohlford
The third annual Wohlford Catfish Derby will be held this Saturday July 2 at Lake Wohlford.
July 2 is a free fishing day in the state of California, which means no license is required on that day. Derby Saturday is also the first Saturday in July, which means $20 all day motorboats for active military.
The Derby features prizes for the biggest fish in various age categories and the park stays open late for night fishing. This is usually a great family event at the lake.
Catfish can be caught throughout the lake, but the best action is often found near the buoy lines. The east end is best when the canal is flowing and the west end when the compressor that pumps oxygen into the lake is running. The best baits for catfish are cut mackerel or chicken liver.
Bid at the Junior Livestock Auction Saturday
The Junior Livestock Auction is a long-time Fair tradition. By caring for animals and preparing them for judging, youth learn responsibility, business, and earn money for college. To be selected for the auction, animals must first win a blue ribbon. All blue- ribbon animals compete for the coveted titles of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion two days before the auction.
The 2016 Junior Livestock Auction will be held Saturday, July 2.
Support FFA and 4H youth by purchasing top-quality, locally raised beef, pork, goat, lamb, poultry and rabbit.
For information and ticket reservations for the auction, contact the Livestock Office at 858-792-4283 or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
Contributions Sought for San Marcos 4th of July Fireworks
One other option besides the fireworks and festivities in Escondido is available locally. San Marcos has been home to one of the most spirited Fourth of July celebrations in the area for the past 35 years. Since the fireworks show is entirely dependent on community donations, the organizers need your help to reach their $25,000 goal. To date over $15,000 has been raised.
Send your tax-deductible donations to: San Marcos Fireworks Fund, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos 92069 or donate through GoFundMe www.gofundme.com/SM2016Fireworks/ Donations of $25 or more will receive a commemorative item.
Live entertainment by Beta Maxx, San Diego’s Live 80’s Music, begins at 6 p.m. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. Location: Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive. Visit www.san-marcos.net for more information.