Spring Into Action

Spring into Energy Savings and Safety

Spring time means home and yard improvement projects. Get your home inside and out ready for the season with these helpful tips.

Inside the home

Discovering how and what is using energy in your home is the first step to understanding where your biggest energy-saving opportunities lie. Take SDG&E’s** energy survey and get a customized report with energy-saving recommendations.

  •  Simply log into sdge.com/myaccount.
  •  Click on the “My Energy” tab
  •  Click on My Energy Survey.

For more information and a step-by-step guide. Click here.

Outside the Home

Planning to plan a tree or install a fence or deck? WAIT! Here’s what you need to know first. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. Gas pipelines can be located anywhere – under streets, sidewalks and yes even in your yard. Damaging a pipeline can cause a dangerous break or leak, can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and can result in injury or expense.

Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences. For more information about staying safe visit http://www.sdge.com/safety/gas-safety/dial-811-you-dig .

**SDG&E is a community partner of the San Diego Little Saigon Foundation.

Little Saigon Community Center

In order to better serve our community, the Little Saigon Foundation surveyed about 1,000 Vietnamese residents of San Diego in 2013-2014.  In response to the survey, the Little Saigon Community Center is established.

Little Saigon Community CenterThe current list of services are provided to enrich the lives of our community members.

  • Interpretation & Translation Services
  • Personal Transportation / Scheduling
  • Voter Education
  • Assistance with Application for social services
  • Assistance with Resume / Job Search
  • Computer/Internet usage training for adults
  • Tutoring and leadership development for youth
  • Design and clean-up the Little Saigon San Diego District
  • Promote Vietnamese culture and history
  • Athletic Program – Little Saigon San Diego Soccer Club

If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, please feel free to call or stop by our office.  We look forward to hearing your feedback.

As always, we appreciate and welcome the support from community sponsors and volunteers, contact us to find out how to extend your help to the community center.

SDGE Free Mobile App

SDG&E’s free app for your mobile device gives you more ways to connect to your energy information. The app offers anytime, anywhere access to bill payment, payment locations, outage maps and even a calculator to find out what appliances cost to run. Check out the following features.

Pay on the go

Mobile bill pay offers you an easy way to access your My Account information. You can review your bills, schedule a payment, and update your My Account contact information. If you haven’t registered for My Account, sign up today.

View your energy use at a glance

The My Energy button allows you to view charts showing your daily and weekly energy use at a glance. Simply enter your SDG&E My Account login and password to your personal view charts.

Get outage information

View up-to-date outage information for the entire SDG&E service area. The outage map is updated every 5-10 minutes to display all unplanned outages. The map includes estimated restoration time.

Try the cost calculator     

If you wonder how much it costs to run your appliances, try our interactive cost calculator. Simply choose the appliances you use in your home and then estimate how many hours you use that appliance every month.

Download the app to your iPhone or Android smart phone or tablet today.




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San Diego, CA – The Little Saigon San Diego Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s Lunar New Year Tết Festival will be held at Qualcomm Stadium for three exciting days. For thousands of years the Lunar New Year has been observed in various countries around the world influenced by Chinese civilization and it remains Vietnam’s most celebrated holiday. 2014 marks the Year of the Horse, an animal representing pace and enthusiasm that many believe signals a year of rapid development and prosperity.

About the Festival

The Lunar New Year Tết Festival is expected to attract 20,000 – 25,000 people.  Besides from a fusion of Asian food, vendor booths, non-stop live entertainment, 3 New Year’s Eve Concert featuring top performers from Asia Entertainment Inc., Miss Traditional Dress Beauty Pageant, 3 competing Lion Dance teams performing throughout the day, the event also features breath-taking displays of Cultural Village and iconic structures from South East Asia (see photos attached).  Furthermore, the Tet Festial at Qualcomm is also one of the only events in the county besides the San Diego County Fair that offeris carnival rides appropriate for all ages.

Join us for Super Bowl Sunday and enjoy $5 beers all day long while you watch the game on several big screen televisions. Free admission will be offered from 10AM to 12PM each day for guests wearing traditional Lunar New Year costumes or military uniforms.

Besides from its entertainmen values, this event’s goals include:

  1. Enhance San Diego’s marketability as a cultural tourist destination
  2. Create economic opportunities for small businesses an enterprising individuals
  3. Create opportunities for community organizations and government agencies to reach out to the public
  4. Raise fund to revitalize the newly designated Little Saigon San Diego Cultural and Commercial District in City Heights.  Funds will go to improve infrastructure, create social services for the under-served, and empower under-represented community members to participate in civic responsibilities.

The Little Saigon Foundation’s Lunar New Year Festival began humbly in the community of City Heights in 2010.  Since then, each subsequent year, the Festival has outgrown its venue and the event found itself in Kearny Mesa in 2012 and 2013.  It has now grown to embrace part of Qualcomm Stadium in 2014.

The Lunar New Year Tết Festival will be open Friday, January 31, 5PM-11PM, Saturday, February 1, 10AM-11PM and Sunday, February 2, 10AM-10PM. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children.

Visit www.QualcommTet.com  or www.LunarNewYearFestival.org  (formerly www.KearnyMesaFestival.com)

Ron Luong,

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WANTED: LSF hiring community organizer for community survey

Job Posting – Community Organizer for Survey, 2013-09-30

PAID Short-term Vietnamese Community Organizing





 Job Title Posting Date Organization
PAID Short-term PT/FT Vietnamese Community Organizing for Community Needs Assessment Survey 8/28/2013 Little Saigon San Diego Foundation
 Job Description    
Little Saigon San Diego Foundation is seeking one high-caliber individual to coordinate a Community Needs-assessment Survey.  The survey will gather input from community members in order to facilitate the creation of appropriate services “designed by the community for the community”


Position: Community Organizer

Term: October – March, 2014 (projects may extend beyond this term)


Pay: $2,500 to $5,000 per contract depending on experience.


(This is an independent contract job.  There is no employer/employee relation.  Contractor is expected to meet goals as agreed upon at the onset of the project )


  • *Fluent in in English/Vietnamese: Read/Write/Speak (*please do not apply if you do not have this language requirement. Thank you)
  • Leadership Experience in Community or Student Organizations.
  • Able to recruit, manage volunteers
  • Great writing and verbal communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Outgoing, adventurous, willing to dive into new experiences
  • Goal-oriented and result-driven
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Flexible hours including nights and weekends
  • Public speaking Experience.

Ideal candidate should have background in social sciences, social justice, political-sciences, ethnic studies, etc.


 Duties includes but are not limited to:


  • Coordinate a Community Survey to address the needs of the Vietnamese community with emphasis on Mid-city residents, Businesses, Youths
    • Face to face interaction with survey participants
    • Recruit and Manage volunteers
    • Outreach and recruit community members to meetings
    • Coordinate and facilitate Community Meetings
    • Present at community meetings
  How to Apply


1. Send resume, cover letters, leadership assessment and (optional) letters of recommendation.

2.  *Cover Letter Requirement

– Should be one page max (in English)

– Include a 1-minute “elevator speech” about Little Saigon Foundation (in Vietnamese)

– All documents should be in PDF file format

3. Complete the Leadership Assessment at:


        (Submit along with cover letters and resume)

 Contact Fax to: Email Inquiries to:
Frank Vuong (619) 599-0733 frank@littlesaigonsandiego.org

Website: http://LittleSaigonSanDiego.org