Government
plans of Otay Ranch Village

Board Approves Otay Ranch Village Resort 13 Development

| 2:12 PM

San Diego County supervisors approved a project this week that could build nearly 1,900 “zero-net-energy” solar-powered homes, condos, commercial space, parks, trails, open space, a school site, a fire/sheriff’s station and a hotel in South County.

Consumer

First Cold Rains on the Way; Free Sandbags for Unincorporated Residents

| 5:04 PM

San Diego County is expected to see its first real rains in months this weekend and the County of San Diego and CAL FIRE have free sandbags to help residents in unincorporated communities protect their homes and properties.

Environment

Air Pollution Control District’s Kid’s Calendar Contest is Back

| 9:00 AM

The “calend-air” contest is back! San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is calling on local student artists to submit their original artwork illustrating the importance of clean air in the District’s 2021 Kids’ Calendar Contest.

Government
ARCC office at night Credit: courtesy of Chipper Hatter

New Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk Office and Archive Wins Coveted Orchid Award

| 11:08 AM

The County of San Diego’s new Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s Office & Archive building in Santee has a new record to file — 2020 Orchid award winner for outstanding architecture.

Environment
sky

County Moves Forward to Create New Climate Action Plan

| 6:41 PM

The County of San Diego moved forward Wednesday to start building a new Climate Action Plan but continue to follow 26 measures that cut 130,075 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2019, nearly meeting all the County’s 2020 goals.

Environment

It’s Still Hot Out, but Winter’s Coming; Time to Get Discounted Rain Barrels

| 8:48 AM

It’s still hot outside but fall officially arrived last week — and that means our winter rainy season is just around the corner. It also means this is the perfect time to get a discounted rain barrel for as little as $25, thanks to the County and the nonprofit Solana Center.

Agriculture
avocados on a tree

Agriculture Blossoms Again in Annual Crop Report, Nears $1.8 Billion

| 3:07 PM

Agriculture values blossomed for the third year out of the past four and grew close to $1.8 billion, a height they last reached in 2014, in the County of San Diego’s annual Crop Report.