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Public notice from Josie Hamada

Posted by ibwc1933@outlook.com on March 19, 2020 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (22)

Thank you for your support during this challenging time in our community. It is important to share with you how the City of Imperial Beach is preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 situation. We are here to serve the residents of the community through the duration of these unique circumstances.


To the extent possible, City staff has been assigned to work remotely from their homes. This results in fewer employees performing daily tasks and the remaining employees focused on essential functions. There will be some inconveniences for residents, and we ask for your understanding and patience. Please know that this situation is very fluid, and we will constantly monitor feedback and requests, and adjust when necessary, and if possible.


Public Safety


The Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department and Lifeguards remain on duty and will provide the highest level of community protection. Non-essential staff have been assigned to work remote so there may be some delays in less essential functions. Lifeguard staffing will be kept at a minimum needed to ensure beach and marine safety.


Essential Public Safety functions include:

· Community policing and response

· Emergency medical response

· Beach and marine safety


Public Works


There will be reduced staffing levels in Public Works that will impact some non-essential functions. Due to reduced staffing and the request to discourage public gatherings, the parks (including the pier) will be closed until further notice. We do not have the resources to properly maintain and sanitize park equipment, restrooms, or clean up the feces in the dog park. At the same time, most of you have been asked to remain home, we are trying to minimize our staffing and their contact with the public as well. There will be continued repairs and maintenance throughout the City as needed.


A primary focus of Public Works will be graffiti removal. However, with reduced staffing, we need residents to be diligent in reporting instances of graffiti by calling (619) 210-1644. It is important for those who choose to desecrate our community to know that we will fight back. As a note, EDCO will continue to collect garbage on their regular schedule.


Essential Public Works functions include:

· Graffiti removal and community cleanliness

· Necessary repairs and maintenance

· Completion of roadway construction




Working with the elected officials, keeping the public informed and communication about community needs will be the focus of the City Administration. All non-essential personnel are working remotely. The City Manager and Assistant City Manager remain at City Hall to address community needs.

Essential Administration functions include:

· Working closely with the Elected Officials

· Public information

· Addressing community needs


Again, the City of Imperial Beach thanks you for your support and patience. We will emerge from this situation stronger than ever!



From the Nite Owls

Posted by ibwc1933@outlook.com on February 2, 2020 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Blind Community Center of San Diego

1805 Upas Street San Diego CA 92103

Phone: 619-298-5021 www.BCCSD.org

Donate with PayPal at donation@bccsd.org




BCCSD MISSION: To enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired adults preparing them for a normal, active life in a society that is principally sighted by encouraging independence.


The Blind Community Center gives blind and visually impaired people in our community a place to gather. Participants are able to socialize, make crafts, play games and enjoy a free lunch.

The BCCSD helps members to build skills, confidence and self-esteem through our various social and recreational activities.


Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Doors closed at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday – 8:30 a.m. - Noon Closed Sunday


619-298-5021 Ask the receptionist for details about classes and activities

619-298-5021 x206 to sign up for classes and activities

619-298-5021 x208 President Sharlene Ornelas

619-997-8058 Christie Greene

Email the BCCSD at info@bccsd.org

Their wish list:


Large microwavable, dishwasher proof, hot chocolate/coffee mugs


Cleaning supplies: Fabuloso, bleach, Liquid Soft soap refill, dishwasher cleaning PODs, antiseptic cleaning wipes, Dawn dish wash liquid hand sanitizes.


Kitchen drying towels


Kitchen scrubber sponges


Cases of bottled drinking water


Gallon resealable baggies


Quart resealable baggies


Bingo Prizes: Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, household cleansers, laundry soap, dish soap, breakfast cereal, pop tarts, sugar free candy, cookies, crackers, peanut butter, canned soups, canned fruit, canned tuna, condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, pickle relish, salad dressings like French, Italian, and Ranch, non-refrigerated sugar free pudding cups, regular V-8 juice, apple juice, apple sauce, triple A, double AAA and C and D batteries, and insulated lunch bags.


Red and green cotton Christmas fabric – for December Nights fabric wreaths.


Yarn – all colors – for Nights hats and scarves.

Penny for Pines Award for 2018

Posted by ibwc1933@outlook.com on November 26, 2019 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)


One of our community services is called Penny for Pine.

In 1941, California's first Penny Pines plantation was sponsored by the San Francisco Sports-women's Association. Since then, many organizations such as women's clubs and others has joined this service.

At the start of the program in 1941, seedlings could be produced for about one cent each. Approximately 680 seedlings were used to plant a typical acre. For $68.00, seedlings for ten acres could be purchased. Site preparation and planting costs were met through regular Forest Service appropriations.

Over the years these groups have contributed more than a million dollars to the Penny Pines Reforestation Program. Through these donations, more than 27 million of seedlings have been planted, renewing 88,000 acres of national forest land in California--truly an outstanding achievement.

In every meeting, The Imperial Beach Women's Club passes a piggy bank and collect change for Penny for Pines. Once we reach $68.00 the club send a check to Penny for Pines.

At the District meeting in November 2019, the club received an award for 2018 contribution. Please see photos!! Congeratulations IBWC !! :)


California federation information

Posted by ibwc1933@outlook.com on May 2, 2019 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (17)

The California Federation Women's Club is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Here is the web site where you will find the information for the CFWC along with their calendar: