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
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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.

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

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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.

Environment
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County Launches Recycle Right Campaign

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Of course, you recycle! You care; you want to protect the environment. But are you recycling right? You might not be. If you’re putting the wrong items into your curbside blue bin, or even the right item in the wrong way,  you could be trashing your good intentions. And other people’s too.

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County Selects Local Projects for $21 Million in Grants to Improve Air Quality

| 10:30 AM

The Air Pollution Control District has selected projects from 49 organizations to receive $21.3 million in grants that would keep 692 tons of climate-changing, greenhouse gas and pollution — roughly the weight of six space shuttle spacecraft — out of local skies.

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What are the Benefits of New Fru-hen-ds? Chick out this Backyard Chicken Webinar!

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Been feeling “cooped up?” Looking for some new fru-hen-ds? Or maybe you’re just looking for ways to reduce waste, save money and even improve the quality of your soil? Check out this backyard chicken webinar!