The second installment of property taxes is due April 10. Five county offices will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays to accommodate late filers.
• Downtown San Diego, County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162.
• San Marcos, 141 E. Carmel St.
• Chula Vista, 590 Third Ave.
• El Cajon, 200 S. Magnolia Ave.
• Kearny Mesa, 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Payments can also be made over the telephone at (877) 829-4732, or online at sdtreastax.com.
CITY HALL CLOSED FRIDAY
Any business requiring a trip to City Hall this week will need to be done by the end of the day Thursday, as it will be closed on Friday. Business hours at City Hall are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m-5:30 a.m., every other Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
HELP THOSE THAT HELP THE ANIMALS
The Escondido Humane Society is the only shelter in San Diego County in the Qualifying Heat for the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, and it is seeking the community’s votes to move on to the next round. People can vote one time per day at www.escondidohumanesociety.org or www.votetosavelives.org. Voting is as easy as one click and takes less than a minute, and it could help the Humane Society win up to $100,000 for homeless animals in San Diego County. Everyone 13 and older is eligible to participate. Voting ends at 9 p.m. Monday, April 16. For more information, call (760) 888-2240 or visit www.escondidohumanesociety.org.
Win Two Tickets To See the Dalai Lama
Tickets for the Dalai Lama’s appearance at UC San Diego on April 18 were gone within hours, but Patch is conducting a photo contest that ends on Friday morning, with two tickets as the grand prize. The Tibetan spiritual leader will be talking about global warming, climate change and its effects on humans and the economy. Here’s how you can win the tickets: Take a photo of yourself incorporating environmentally conscious practices in your everyday life. That can be anything from shopping with a reusable grocery bag, composting in your back yard, or rolling up your sleeves for a beach cleanup. Short videos will be accepted, too.
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