Health
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VIDEO: County Supervisors Call for Moratorium on Vaping Products

| 5:16 PM

County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Nathan Fletcher are proposing a ban on the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco made for electronic cigarettes, along with a moratorium on the sale and distribution of the e-devices in the county’s unincorporated area. They are encouraging cities in San Diego County to do the same. County public health […]

Environment

Got a Rainy Day Fund? Get a Discounted Rain Barrel!

| 3:17 PM

The rainy season is coming, but you still have time to get a discounted rain barrel to “harvest” the upcoming rains, cut your watering costs and protect local beaches by reducing pollution.

Housing
01:36

VIDEO: County to Offer Free, Pre-Approved Housing Plans

| 2:27 PM

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, joined by affordable housing advocates and builders, launched an incentive program aimed at spurring the development of granny flats and other accessory homes. The County will start offering free, pre-approved accessory home plans to property owners and others in the region’s unincorporated area. The plans will be available at the County’s […]

Public Safety
Social worker man sitting at his desk at Achievement Center for youth.

County Launches Achievement Center to Help Probation Youth Succeed

| 5:07 PM

Escondido youth who need help completing their court-ordered terms of probation have new opportunities to succeed through an Achievement Center. The Achievement Center offers probation-referred youth between the ages of 14 to 19 an after-school program that includes academic tutoring, work readiness training, career exploration, sports recreation, group and individual counseling, case management, mentoring and […]

Public Safety

Supervisors Receive San Diego County Fire 5-year Strategic Plan

| 3:20 PM

County supervisors received a five-year strategic plan Tuesday to continue improving firefighting and emergency medical services in unincorporated areas, provided by San Diego County Fire, the County Fire Authority-CAL FIRE entity the County has supported with more than $500 million since 2008.

Health

County Unveils Aging Roadmap with Eye to the Future

| 10:54 AM

By 2025, there will be more than 1 million San Diegans over the age of 55, so the County has unveiled a regional plan to handle that increasing population and ensure older adults can age safely in our communities. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s Aging & Independence Services presented the Aging […]