Government
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County Moves to Energize Grid, Battery Storage Projects

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Looking to energize solar electricity projects in unincorporated areas, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to shorten the approval process for battery storage projects located in industrial areas.

Environment
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Supervisors Fletcher, Vargas Open County’s New Demonstration Garden

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Hoping to help sow the seeds of sustainable, nutritional living, County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, Vice Chair Nora Vargas, master gardeners and County staff opened a new demonstration garden at the County Operations Center Wednesday.

Library
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Supervisor Vargas, Library Open County’s First Little Library in Chula Vista

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County Supervisor Nora Vargas, Chula Vista city officials, County Library officials and others opened a new library at Lauderbach Park in Chula Vista Saturday — a “Little Library” for local families, one of 40 the County plans to help install around the county in the coming months.

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

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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.