Health

Two Deer Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus

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Two deer mice collected during routine vector surveillance activities in Boulevard have tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said this week.

Library
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County Library Opens Digital, Audio Bookshelves to Local Students

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Thousands of local students in 19 schools and districts have a whole new world of digital and audio books to read and listen to, thanks to the County Library — and they won’t even need a library card.

Government
Star Ranch landscape

Board Votes to Buy, Conserve Historic Star Ranch Land in Campo

| 4:32 PM

County supervisors have voted to buy the 2,151-acre, historic Star Ranch area in Campo, its largest acquisition of sensitive habitat, wetlands, potential passive park land and hiking trails in a decade.

Consumer

Rains on the way, Get Sandbags from County, CAL FIRE

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Rains, potentially heavy, are on the way this weekend and the County of San Diego and CAL FIRE are offering free sandbags to residents who live in the unincorporated areas.

Library
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Looking for a Good Book? Check Out 2020’s Top 10 Checkouts

| 9:58 AM

Looking for a good book? A great movie, e-book, audio-book, kid-book? There’s no better place to start than with the County Library’s Top 10 lists of books and materials readers and movie lovers checked out in 2020!

Environment
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When the Rains Come, Catch Every Drop with Discounted Rain Barrel

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This could be a relatively dry winter. But that just means having a rain barrel to collect every precious drop of rain and cut your gardening water costs could be more important than ever. This month, you might be able to get a top-of-the-line rain barrel for as little as $25.

Health

Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus

| 10:17 AM

A western harvest mouse collected in routine monitoring has tested positive for hantavirus. County environmental health officials are reminding people not to vacuum or sweep up after rodents if they find them in homes, garages, and sheds. Use wet-cleaning methods instead.