Parks and Rec
Sunset at Lake Morena

Rangers’ Picks: Instagram-Worthy Park Spots

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San Diego County park rangers have selected 12 picture perfect parks for you to visit. Each has a picturesque spot for you to find and document. Some of the photo spots are easy to get to, like a trailhead. Others require an eagle eye and a few miles of trekking on moderate to hard trails. However, all are scenic.

Parks and Rec
Ribbon cutting at Santa Ysabel Nature Center Credit: Jessica Geiszler

County, Community Celebrate Opening of Santa Ysabel Nature Center

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County Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, environmental groups, tribal representatives, Parks officials and hundreds of visitors celebrated the opening of the $9.5 million Santa Ysabel Nature Center Saturday.

Health
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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.

Families
children playing with bubbles Credit: Christine Lafontant

100+ Free Things to Do in July

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We’ve compiled an extensive list of more than 100 County activities for you and your families. There are things from babies to older adults and everyone in between. There are even some creative educational activities where the kids might not even realize they’re learning while they’re having fun.