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children playing chess outside Credit: Patricia Ramirez

Chess Makes its Move at the County’s Waterfront Park

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County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and dozens of young competitors unveiled the County Waterfront Park’s newest feature Saturday — permanent chess tables — with a tournament and ribbon-cutting event.

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Hellhole Canyon

Three County Parks Closed in August Due to Summer Heat

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Three San Diego County parks, El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Mt. Gower Preserve in Ramona, will be closed for the month of August starting Sunday, a measure taken each year because of the month’s typically high temperatures.

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playground

Board Approves New Playground Equipment, Sunshades For 18 County Parks

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Staying fit, enjoying nature and just playing around will soon be cooler and more fun at 18 County parks after the Board of Supervisors approved installing new sunshade structures and playground equipment.

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Map of El Monte area

Board Votes to Restore, Improve El Monte River Valley Land in Lakeside

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Calling it a great project for the entire region, San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to set aside $6.44 million to restore and improve roughly 98 acres of newly acquired open space, trails and recreational facilities in El Monte River Valley in Lakeside.

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a Dia de los Muertos alter Credit: shutterstock

County to Hold Virtual Dia de los Muertos Festival Sunday

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The County’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding a virtual Dia de los Muertos Festival from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday that will feature regional dance performances, a cultural storytime and a “how-to” arts and crafts workshop.