Parks and Rec
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County: $1.8 Mill Available to Youth Sports and Camps to Cut Kids’ Registration Fees

| 2:18 PM

The County’s Department of Parks and Recreation wants to give youth sports and camp programs shares of $1.8 million to help get 15,000 to 20,000 kids back out to play in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Safety
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Traffic Light Backup Battery Project Could Make Residents Safer in Emergencies, Power Shutoffs

| 11:21 AM

Supervisor Jim Desmond and Department of Public Works officials recently flipped the switch on a new traffic light backup battery system in San Dieguito that could eventually make residents around the county safer during emergencies.

Government
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County’s Annual Report: New Challenges, Essential Services

| 5:04 PM

The County of San Diego’s newly released 2020-21 Annual Report shows the County responding to new challenges while continuing to deliver its essential services.

Parks and Rec
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County Parks Earn National Thumbs Up

| 3:31 PM

The County’s parks and recreation system was awarded reaccreditation this week from the national Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, once again winning kudos for its parks, programs, community involvement and operations.

Elections
Registrar of Voters building

Starting This Weekend, Voting Locations Open For Four Days

| 9:24 AM

You don’t have to wait until Election Day to vote in person. Voters can take advantage of early voting at one of 221 voting locations around the county, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 13.

Elections
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What’s New For In-Person Voters In Gubernatorial Recall Election

| 10:47 AM

San Diego County voters who choose to cast their votes in person in the Sept. 14 Gubernatorial Recall Election will notice a few differences. Voting locations will be open Sept. 11 through Election day.

Parks and Rec
children playing chess outside Credit: Patricia Ramirez

Chess Makes its Move at the County’s Waterfront Park

| 4:34 PM

County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and dozens of young competitors unveiled the County Waterfront Park’s newest feature Saturday — permanent chess tables — with a tournament and ribbon-cutting event.