Library
Nora Varas with three girls in front of a Little Free Library Credit: Melissa Solis

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.

Parks and Rec
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Supervisor Vargas, Parks Officials Reopen Expanded Lincoln Acres County Park

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County Supervisor Nora Vargas, County Parks officials, National City fire officials and others held a family-friendly grand reopening and dedication of Lincoln Acres County Park Saturday, Aug. 28.

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County Board Adopts First Environmental Justice Element for General Plan

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County Supervisors voted this week to adopt a first-ever Environmental Justice Element for the County’s general plan and heard updates on the County’s new Climate Action Plan and the regional zero-carbon plan they approved pursuing in January.

Environment
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County Launches Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide

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Looking to help County residents who are thinking about buying an electric vehicle, the County of San Diego has created a new Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide website with information about benefits, costs, incentives — even a link to start shopping for vehicles.

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Supervisors Approve Little Libraries Initiative

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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

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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.