Congressman Filner announces $8.7 million for security measures

U.S. Congressman Bob Filner announced today that San Diego and Imperial Counties will get more than $8.7million for security preparedness.

“It takes constant vigilance to be prepared and keep our country safe,” said Filner.  “This money will go to keeping our critical infrastructure safe from terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies.”

The funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Preparedness Grants. San Diego received $5.5 million for transit security and $2.7 million for port security.  The City of Brawley received $500,000 for emergency operations.

Consumers Benefit from California Appliance Rebate Program Expansion

More Time, More Choices, Lots of Cash

What: In a move to increase consumer choice and flexibility, the California
Energy Commission is proposing to expand its appliance rebate program.
The rebate program will now extend from May 23 until all funds are
exhausted. Consumers will also have additional time to mail in their
application from 30 days to 120 days and have more choices on eligible
energy efficient appliance models.