Animals
Dog

Pick Out Your Favorite Superhero – at Animal Services!

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Looking for a furry sidekick ready for action and adventure? Adopt a super pet from a County animal shelter. In honor of Comic-Con this week, County Department of Animal Service has put the spotlight on a few available animals with “pup culture” and “comical” names.

Public Safety
Teenage girl listening to a counselor in a circle with others. Credit: Shutterstock

Study Finds Probation Program Lowers Recidivism

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San Diego County Probation youth completing Alternatives to Detention, a program designed to address their underlying needs, have fewer risks of reoffending, according to research recently released by the San Diego Association of Governments.

Environment

County OKs Funding for Water Purification Program

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The County Board of Supervisors approved another step Wednesday toward increasing local drinking water supplies for East County residents.

Health
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VIDEO: County Nurses Helping with Babies’ Health

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Some work in disease control or bioterrorism prevention. Other public health nurses work in disaster preparedness, immunizations or screening for sexually transmitted diseases. Or, like Robin Anderson, they work with new moms and their babies. 

Public Safety
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Strong Quake Prompts Earthquake Preparedness Reminders

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If you felt some shaking on the Fourth of July, and even if you didn’t personally sense it, you have likely heard it was from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the Mojave Desert near the town of Ridgecrest. The quake is being called one of the biggest in Southern California in 20 years, could be felt in various counties as far as San Diego County and Nevada, and is continuing to put out aftershocks.