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Hundreds of New Sneakers Given to Children's Center

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San Diego-based Millennium Health donated more than 500 pairs of new shoes for youth at the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center on Thursday. The holiday donation is part of the company’s Pay It Forward campaign.

County Adoptions Process Streamlined

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Improvements are being made to the County’s adoption process, making it easier for empty-nesters, singles and non-traditional families to adopt local children. More than 325 children are placed in adoptive homes each year in San Diego County, but at any given time, more than 40 children are waiting to find a permanent home. Learn more about adoption at iadoptu.org.

Foster Families Get Donated Computers

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Many children still lack access to a computer. The County and the San Diego Futures Foundation gave 150 refurbished computers to foster families on Thursday, continuing an annual giveaway aimed at closing the digital divide.

Healthy for the Holidays: Get Your Flu Shot

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There's no excuse not to get one. The County is reminding residents that the best way to protect yourself and your family from influenza is to get your flu shot. Visit sdiz.org for a list of local clinics that offer it and to learn the truth about five myths about the vaccine.

Police, Firefighters Will Compete for Gold in 2015

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Drawing participants from around the nation, the 2015 U.S. Police & Fire Championships will again be held in San Diego, continuing an event that began back in 1967. Visit their website for more information.

A New System For County Jails

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In 2011, Assembly Bill 109 drastically changed the way the state deals with its prison population. In the past three years, San Diego County has made changes to our system to reduce the number of people in our jails and initiated new programs that help those on the way out of jail, stay out of jail.

Residents Urged to Get Flu Shot

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The county kicked off the season's flu vaccination campaign at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center in Encanto. To find out where you can get your flu shot, visit sdiz.org or call 211.

First Local Enterovirus D68 Cases Reported

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Three San Diego County children were among the first four cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection confirmed in California this year.

Fostering Higher Education

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When it comes to college, foster youth have the deck stacked against them. The County and Cal State San Marcos are teaming up once again to make it a little easier. It's called the ACE Scholars Services Program.

Crop Report Shows Growth in San Diego County

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The 2013 Crop Report is out with a list of the top crops, their dollar value, acres farmed and many more details of the region's $1.85 billion agriculture industry. Full Crop Report (PDF, 9MB) 

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