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Supervisors Approve Little Libraries Initiative

| 5:33 PM

County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to create a “little libraries” initiative to boost literacy in low-income and communities of color by giving the people and children living in them more opportunities to have books to read in their homes.

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Map of El Monte area

Board Votes to Restore, Improve El Monte River Valley Land in Lakeside

| 2:57 PM

Calling it a great project for the entire region, San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to set aside $6.44 million to restore and improve roughly 98 acres of newly acquired open space, trails and recreational facilities in El Monte River Valley in Lakeside.

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All Aboard: APCD Helps Coaster Train Riders Improve Air Quality

| 10:53 AM

Thanks to a helping hand from the County’s Air Pollution Control District, train riders on the North County Transit District’s Coaster line are doing more to keep climate-changing, polluting greenhouse gases out of our air.

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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.

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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.

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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.