Health
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Cactus Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus, First Local Detection of 2020

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Two cactus mice collected separately in routine monitoring in Santee and Valley Center have tested positive for hantavirus, marking the first appearance in San Diego County in 2020 of the potentially deadly virus.

Environment
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Students 2020 Vision Celebrates Clean Air on APCD’s New Calendar

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Call it their 2020 vision. Hundreds of San Diego County students have spoken — and drawn and painted and colored — to say that clean air and protecting the environment are important. Nearly 500 students submitted their personal art to the Air Pollution Control District’s 2020 Calendar contest.

Transportation
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New Non-Stop Charter Flights to and From Taos Start at McClellan-Palomar Airport

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A new seasonal air charter service is scheduled to start flying Thursday between the County’s McClellan-Palomar Airport and Taos, New Mexico through the end of March.

Parks and Rec
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County, Community Celebrate Opening of Santa Ysabel Nature Center

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County Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, environmental groups, tribal representatives, Parks officials and hundreds of visitors celebrated the opening of the $9.5 million Santa Ysabel Nature Center Saturday.

Government
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Supervisors Waive Fees for Modified Health Permits Issued in Poway’s Boil Water Order

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San Diego County Supervisors voted to help 27 Poway restaurants and businesses that serve food recover from last week’s Boil Water Order by waiving the County’s fee for the Modified Health Permits those facilities were able to use to continue operating.