Newsletter January 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018! This year, may you believe anything is possible. As I begin my second year as San Diego County Supervisor, I am honored to be Chairwoman of the Board. I'm very excited about presenting my key initiatives during the State of the County Address in February that I believe will enhance the quality of life for all of us. So, cheers to good health and happiness in the coming year!

Spike in San Diego County Flu Deaths 

It may not feel like winter with San Diego temperatures in the 70's but our region is seeing a spike in the number of flu deaths. 45 people have died from the flu so far this season, including a 12 month old baby who died New Year's Eve. If you haven't done so already, please get your flu shot.

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Ending the Cycle of Poverty

The San Diego Food Bank held its annual Holiday Food Drive and I was proud to join Food Bank CEO Jim Floros on Fox 5 News and Real Talk San Diego. We talked about the importance of children having enough food as well as having the right kind of food as they grow and develop. Ending the cycle of poverty will be one of my key initiatives in 2018 as Chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors.

Rescuing Abused/Neglected Wild Animals

What an incredible experience at Lions Tigers and Bears in Alpine! Founder Bobbi Brink and her team rescue animals around the country that are abused, neglected and confined to tiny cages their entire lives. You can see these majestic creatures up close and even feed them! San Diego County is so fortunate to have Bobbi Brink and this amazing animal sanctuary! I posted a video of my visit on my Facebook page:http://bit.ly/2CfltNz

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit

With unseasonably warm temperatures in the 80’s, it didn't feel like the holidays during the lighting of the Rancho Bernardo Christmas Tree and Menorah. But having Santa show up changed everything. He helped all of us get into the holiday spirit!

5th Graders Taking Over!

My job was taken over by my 5th grader, Payton, thanks to the Junior Achievement  BizTown Experience. The program combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. Students are exposed to things like what it takes to operate a bank, run a business, even vote for mayor. What a fantastic hands-on opportunity for students.

Facebook and Twitter

Are we connected on social media? If not, let's do this! Please click here to "like" my Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/supervisorgaspar/ and this one to connect on Twitter https://twitter.com/KristinDGaspar. See you there!