Consumer
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10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Pool Season Safe and Clean

| 12:55 PM

The summer solstice, the first official day of summer, has arrived — which means it’s also the start of summer swimming pool season. And that means it’s time to make sure if you have a pool that you’re doing everything you can to keep it safe and clean.

Agriculture
Sunflowers 2017 Crop Report for CNC

Agriculture Rising in New Crop Report

| 12:37 PM

Agriculture values sprouted for a second straight year in the annual County Crop Report, helped by 20-plus percent increases in the value of lemons, miscellaneous vegetables and tomatoes, and a continued renaissance for oranges.

Health
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Typhus Case Prompts Flea Protection Warning

| 9:16 AM

County health officials are urging pet owners who let their animals outside to protect their pets — and themselves — from fleas after a county resident has recovered from a relatively rare but potentially deadly form of typhus.

Environment
DEH Beach Map 1

Summer’s Here, so Check In Before You Get In!

| 9:42 AM

Summer’s here and it’s time to start hitting the beaches! And it’s a good time to check out the County’s “Check In Before You Get In,” app that lets you check beach water quality right from your smartphone or laptop.