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County Library Opens Digital, Audio Bookshelves to Local Students

| 4:04 PM

Thousands of local students in 19 schools and districts have a whole new world of digital and audio books to read and listen to, thanks to the County Library — and they won’t even need a library card.

Government
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Board Votes to Buy, Conserve Historic Star Ranch Land in Campo

| 4:32 PM

County supervisors have voted to buy the 2,151-acre, historic Star Ranch area in Campo, its largest acquisition of sensitive habitat, wetlands, potential passive park land and hiking trails in a decade.

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Supervisors Approve Little Libraries Initiative

| 5:33 PM

County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to create a “little libraries” initiative to boost literacy in low-income and communities of color by giving the people and children living in them more opportunities to have books to read in their homes.

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Board Votes to Restore, Improve El Monte River Valley Land in Lakeside

| 2:57 PM

Calling it a great project for the entire region, San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to set aside $6.44 million to restore and improve roughly 98 acres of newly acquired open space, trails and recreational facilities in El Monte River Valley in Lakeside.

Environment
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All Aboard: APCD Helps Coaster Train Riders Improve Air Quality

| 10:53 AM

Thanks to a helping hand from the County’s Air Pollution Control District, train riders on the North County Transit District’s Coaster line are doing more to keep climate-changing, polluting greenhouse gases out of our air.

Consumer

Rains on the way, Get Sandbags from County, CAL FIRE

| 2:19 PM

Rains, potentially heavy, are on the way this weekend and the County of San Diego and CAL FIRE are offering free sandbags to residents who live in the unincorporated areas.

Library
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Looking for a Good Book? Check Out 2020’s Top 10 Checkouts

| 9:58 AM

Looking for a good book? A great movie, e-book, audio-book, kid-book? There’s no better place to start than with the County Library’s Top 10 lists of books and materials readers and movie lovers checked out in 2020!