Consumer

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

| 2:19 PM

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

| 2:00 PM

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.

Library
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County Libraries Move to Door-side Service

| 1:42 PM

With the state’s new COVID-19 Stay Home order in effect, the County of San Diego’s 33 libraries have moved to door-side service to help county residents practice social distancing and still enjoy all the library books, digital magazines, music, movies and other fare they love.

Parks and Rec
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County to Hold Virtual Dia de los Muertos Festival Sunday

| 2:00 PM

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.