Environment
two rain barrels

When the Rains Come, Catch Every Drop with Discounted Rain Barrel

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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.

Government
plans of Otay Ranch Village

Board Approves Otay Ranch Village Resort 13 Development

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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

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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

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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

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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
graphic that states to empty, dry and do not bag recyclables

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.