Environment

Solar Permit Numbers Rising Despite Struggling Economy

| 8:55 AM

Despite the still-struggling economy and widespread reports that banks are slow to lend money, more and more county residents are investing in solar photovoltaic, “PV” systems designed to turn sunlight into electricity for their homes.

Consumer

County Helping Businesses Recycle Fluorescent Lights

| 9:34 AM

NOTE: PROGRAM HAS NOW ENDED AND THE GRANTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Local small businesses can once again get free “mail-back” recycling kits to help them legally recycle old fluorescent lights, thanks to the Department of Environmental Health and a federal grant.

Public Safety

OES Director Lane Picked to Lead Public Safety Group

| 12:58 PM

Ron Lane, who has served as director of San Diego County’s Office of Emergency Services for the last 5 years, has been appointed as the new General Manager/Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of the County’s Public Safety Group (PSG).