Government
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Board Sets April 9 Workshop to Study Buying, Selling Electricity

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The Board of Supervisors voted to start studying the idea of buying and selling electricity to county residents by scheduling a public workshop to hear from experts, consumer groups and other jurisdictions.

Environment
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County Blooming with Painted Lady Butterflies

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You may have noticed—San Diego County is blossoming with beautiful, floating, black and orange “painted lady” butterflies. “You just peek out the window and there they are, they’re everywhere.”

Health

Hawk Tests Positive for West Nile Virus, Protect Against Mosquitoes

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A dead Cooper’s hawk found in Lakeside has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first sign this year of the potentially deadly disease in San Diego County. County officials remind the public to protect themselves against mosquitoes that can spread diseases.

Environment
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Board of Supervisors Approve Beach Water Testing Funding

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San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to authorize the County’s Department of Environmental Health to carry out an agreement with the state for $348,000 to help fund the County’s beach water quality program that protects residents and visitors year-round.

Consumer
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Find Problems? ‘Tell Us Now’ App in English y en Español!

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The County announces its free “Tell Us Now” smartphone app is now available in Spanish—“Repórtelo Ahora”—and that people can now also report mosquito-related issues in addition to problems including potholes, air pollution, graffiti and price scanner overcharges.