Saturday, February 7, 2015

Rep. Peters Announces Free Tax Preparation Sites for Working Families

SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) called attention to twelve locations in the 52nd Congressional District where residents who qualify can receive free tax filing assistance. The resources offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are available to all Americans with less than $52,000 in annual income.

Volunteers at each VITA site are IRS-certified and help consumers prepare their basic returns and determine their eligibility for tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, which they might not otherwise have known they were qualified to receive. The program also allows consumers to electronically file their returns at no cost. VITA service centers are found across San Diego County. Listed below are the sites in the 52nd district.

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  • Pacific Beach Library - 4275 Cass St San Diego, CA 92109
  • United Way of San Diego – Mobile Disability - 4699 Murphy Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92123
  • HOC - San Diego Virtual - 1100 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
  • Poway Senior Center - 13094 Civic Center Drive Poway, CA 92064
  • Point Loma Library - 3701 Voltaire St San Diego, CA 92107
  • North University Community Library - 8820 Judicial Drive San Diego, CA 92122
  • Rancho Bernardo Senior Service - 16769 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite K San Diego, CA 92128
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law - 1155 Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
  • Serra Mesa Library - 9005 Aero Drive San Diego, CA 92123
  • Chinese Service Center - 5075 Ruffin Road San Diego, CA 92123
  • North Clairemont Library - 4616 Clairemont Drive San Diego, CA 92117
  • Mira Mesa Senior Center 8460 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92126
Find the hours of locations and a list of specific services offered at each location here. If constituents have any questions they can also reach out to the San Diego office at (858)455-5550.

Congressman Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee. The Congressman is a former environmental attorney, City Council President, and Port Commission Chairman.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

E-Blast: February 2015

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Public Safety Awareness Committee: February 2015

            The community of Clairemont got a huge boost in its crime prevention efforts last weekend when North Clairemont held a Neighborhood Watch kickoff event at Mount Etna Park on Saturday January 24th. The event marked the first of what hopes to be one of many revitalization efforts of Neighborhood Watch programs. This event served the Mount Streets area of Clairemont as a phase in the growing campaign to bridge all of Clairemont in a united crime prevention front.

            There were approximately forty-five (45) residents who attended the kickoff meeting as well as members of the Clairemont Town Council (CTC), City Councilman Chris Cate’s office,, and University City Neighborhood Watch. As the CTC Public Safety Awareness Committee (PSAC) Chairman is a serving member of the SDPD Northern Division Captain’s Advisory Board (CAB), Law Enforcement interests were present and shared with the attendees. The event offered a community based open dialogue format that allowed neighbors to share common concerns and identify trouble areas that may be unknown to adjacent neighbors or streets. There were a number of resources shared at the event that helped concerned residents to find solutions to existing or potential criminal opportunities.

President's Letter: February 2015

Neighborhood Watch has been an important, integral part of so many communities throughout the years. It's shaped community identities, encouraged neighborly behavior among strangers, and it has often built the foundation of long-lasting friendships and camaraderie.

Over the last few decades, Neighborhood Watch has waned in many parts of Clairemont. New neighbors come and go, and demographics have changed. However, through a coalition between SDPD Northern Division, the website, community activists in University City, and efforts of our Town Council's Public Safety Advisory Committee are working to bring Neighborhood Watch back.

A few weeks ago, this coalition launched an effort at Mount Etna Park that brought out at least 40 interested individuals to help recruit block captains and those interested in helping to lead this charge. There's excitement in the air for safer neighborhoods!

If you'd like more information in our rejuvenated Neighborhood Watch efforts, please contact Steph Groce at

Also, an all-new Garden Tour Committee has come together and we are excited to get things organized for our 19th Annual Clairemont Garden Tour this May. If you'd like to nominate your home for the tour, or know a neighbor whose garden deserves to be on this year's tour, please contact