Health
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Suicides Rise Slightly in San Diego County

| 3:55 PM

The number and rate of people who died by suicide in San Diego County rose slightly again last year, according to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council’s 2019 Report to the Community released Thursday.

Government

Board Votes to Preserve 300 Acres of Agricultural Land

| 4:10 PM

Supervisors voted unanimously to pay property owners to keep roughly 300 acres of their land in agricultural production instead of possibly selling it into development, as part of a program to preserve agriculture and still support farmers and ranchers.

Environment
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County on Track to Meet 2020 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

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San Diego County is on track to meet 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets through actions including reducing water use, planting thousands of local trees and acquiring open and agricultural space, the County’s first Climate Action Plan update reported this week.

Government
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VIDEO: County Connection September 2019

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On this episode, the County recruits people with intellectual disabilities, celebrates a high school graduation, prepares schools for wildfires, provides probationary teens with a path forward, and offers a look at the latest CAL FIRE addition.

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Ticks Test Positive for Tularemia, County Urges Hikers to Protect Themselves and Pets

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County officials remind people to protect themselves and pets when hiking after ticks collected in Sorrento Valley test positive for “rabbit fever,” tularemia. Remember to wear insect repellent, proper clothing and to use insect control products on pets that kill fleas and ticks.

Public Safety
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VIDEO: CAL FIRE Prepares To Add New Aerial Attack Plane

| 9:27 AM

While San Diego has more locally stationed resources to fight fire from the air than any other region in the nation, CAL FIRE is always looking to improve emergency readiness.

Environment
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County Adds Sites, Faster Tests to Check Beach Water Quality

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This Labor Day weekend, local beachgoers can feel more confident about frolicking in the ocean, thanks to a couple of enhancements to the County’s beach water testing program.