Government
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VIDEO: County Employees Give Back

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County employees gathered Tuesday to give back the community. The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) awarded a total of $139,622 in grants to 88 nonprofit programs located throughout the San Diego region at its annual breakfast.

Public Safety
Chief County Medical Examiner in an examining room with skull on table.

Medical Examiner Puts 20 Years of Data Online

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Valuable comparisons and conclusions can be drawn from the types and circumstances of sudden unexpected deaths that occur in San Diego County, and in changes over time. Officials with the San Diego County Department of the Medical Examiner are releasing 22 years’ worth of data–from 1997 to the third quarter of 2018–in a free searchable online portal. The site makes over 59,000 records available.

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
Ted Kagan

San Diego Seniors Vote ‘Aye’ on Making a Difference

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Have you ever had ambitions to run for office but found the prospect of lawn signs, advertising and public appearances daunting? If you’re a San Diego County resident over the age of 55, you can still fulfill your political aspirations without the rigors of a major campaign. The California Senior Legislature offers older adults the […]

Environment

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
Beach Water Testing Lab

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.