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It’s Crazy Spider Dance Time; Orb Weaver Season is Back!

| 10:42 AM

They’re big. They’re scary looking. And they spin enormous, circular webs that can stretch between trees, from a tree to your house, or your house to your car. It’s orb weaver spider time again in San Diego County!

Animals
Three cats and three dogs that are available for adoption at the County Animal Shelter.

County Waives Pet Adoption Fees for Clear the Shelters Day

| 11:57 AM

If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your life, consider one of our fabulous felines like Jessie, Damsel, or Joplin. Or one of our devoted dogs like Millie. They’re all at San Diego County Department of Animal Services shelters in Bonita or Carlsbad. And it won’t cost you a thing to take them home this Saturday, Aug. 17, for Clear the Shelters Day.

Public Safety
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Passport to Life Expo Inspires Positive Change in Youth

| 5:03 PM

Young people looking to change their path toward a more positive direction spent the morning listening to uplifting speeches, and attending workshops and a resource fair as part of the 10th annual Passport to Life Expo. The event is developed for youth between the ages of 14 to 24 years of age.

Environment
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County Offers $28.5M in Grants to Help Organizations Upgrade High-Polluting Vehicles and Equipment

| 3:50 PM

The County of San Diego is inviting businesses, nonprofits and government organizations that currently use high-polluting heavy-duty equipment to apply for a share of $28.5 million in grant funding for greener vehicles, machinery and equipment.

Environment

County Board Votes to Buy Land to Expand Iron Mountain Preserve

| 3:26 PM

County supervisors have approved buying 160 acres near Iron Mountain in Poway to give threatened animals like deer and the California gnatcatcher more room to roam, and potentially, people more trails and connections to hike.

Health

First 2019 Measles Case Confirmed in San Diego County

| 1:25 PM

The first case of measles this year in San Diego County has been confirmed in an 11-month-old resident who had recently traveled to the Philippines, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

Health
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7 Healthy Hacks for Homemade School Lunches

| 11:59 AM

We’ve got some tips from the County Health and Human Services Agency’s nutrition manager Naomi Billups that will help you make lunches that are nutritious – and quick and easy.