Chronicles

Your Garden Needs a Dose of Meds

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Want a California native garden to save water? Your choice of plants is a lot better than you think, because California plants have friends around the world. More on the master gardeners here.

Baristas Where You Wouldn't Expect Them

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The County has a new coffee cart. Not a big deal. But where it is and the reason for it may surprise you. It's part of a partnership with the County Office of Education.

Wheelchair Zumba Keeps Patients Moving

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Being in a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't move. At the County's Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility in Santee, residents in wheelchairs are putting the zoom in Zumba.

Making Emergencies Elementary

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The County wants to be sure young people are just as ready as anyone else during an emergency or disaster. A new program is being offered to teachers and school districts at no cost to help prepare kids in fourth and fifth grade. Order copies of the curriculum online.

You Might Want To Call Them 'The Science Guys'

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Bill Nye has some competition out there. The County Department of Environmental Health's HAZMAT division has its own set of Science Guys who share their love of science with middle schoolers in their own unique way.

National City Grandma Target of Huge Scam

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Beth Baker got a phone call saying that her grandson was in trouble. A week later, she had lost tens of thousands of dollars.

Testing the Waters

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After a trip to the beach, visitors should leave with sandy feet and smiles, not an illness. Stormwater pollution and sewage spills can put our health at risk, so the County's Department of Environmental Health is here to monitor the water and let us know if the water we swim in is safe for a dip.

Hiking Trails Are For Everyone

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The County of San Diego Parks and Recreation has many trails throughout the county, and some are even ADA accessible, like San Elijo Lagoon. Check out the complete list of trails. RELATED: 10 Trails to Try in 2015

Making Your Ride a Little Smoother

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Potholes on our roads aren't just a nuisance, they can be dangerous. In the unincorporated parts of the county, the Department of Public Works tackles the job. In this case it's two potholes in Rancho Santa Fe. Report a pothole or request road service.

8 Ways to Make 2015 Great

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It's easy to make New Year's resolutions, but a lot harder to keep them. The County can help you make good on some of those promises to yourself.

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