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Holidays Are Coming; 5 Tips to Get Rid of Junk Mail

| 11:21 AM

The holidays. They bring friends, family — and more junk mail than you can probably imagine! Want to keep the friends and family but get rid of the junk mail? Here are five tips to help you our from the Department of Public Works.

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Storms in Backcountry Forecast? Free Sandbags at County, CAL FIRE Stations

| 5:26 PM

The sun is shining, but weather forecasts say summer storms could possibly create heavy rains and flooding in the mountains and deserts this week. Could be a good time to stock up on free sandbags!

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Fourth of July Means Lots of Cooking, So Cook Safely

| 9:35 AM

The Fourth of July is upon us, and as they say, now we’re cooking! Whether it’s dogs and burgers or something more ambitious, here are some tips to keep bacteria like listeria, E. coli and salmonella from ruining your Fourth of July feast!

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Find Problems? ‘Tell Us Now’ App in English y en Español!

| 12:55 PM

The County announces its free “Tell Us Now” smartphone app is now available in Spanish—“Repórtelo Ahora”—and that people can now also report mosquito-related issues in addition to problems including potholes, air pollution, graffiti and price scanner overcharges.

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Rains are Coming, Get Your Free Sandbags

| 1:52 PM

Forecasters say the rains are coming, which means this may be a good time to pick up some free sandbags from the County and CAL FIRE to protect your home and property if you need them.