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Are You a Thanksgiving Food Safety Expert? Take the Quiz!

| 1:58 PM

When it comes to cooking Thanksgiving dinner — whether it’s turkey, turducken, stuffing, salad or dessert — you don’t need any help! You own the kitchen! But how much do you know about cooking safely? You know, like how to keep bacteria like salmonella, listeria and E. coli from crashing your party and making your guests sick?

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Sold! Bid Online in County Vehicle Auction

| 9:18 AM

Back-to-school buys aren’t just for the kids. Get yourself a steal on wheels for all of those impending carpools. The County’s latest public vehicle auction begins Monday, Aug. 15 and you can see what’s available in person or online.

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Back to School’s First Assignment: Check Those Receipts!

| 1:46 PM

So much to buy and so little time. Yup, it’s back-to-school time again around San Diego County, which means lots of shopping!
It also means it’s time to remember to check your receipts to make sure you don’t get overcharged.

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5 Tips to Keep Rats Out of Your Home

| 2:29 PM

Unless they’re a pet and you’ve given them a name, nobody wants rats or rodents skittering around their homes, scaring them at night, creeping them out by day and maybe even making them sick. But it can happen easier than you think.

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5 Safe-Cooking Tips for the Fourth!

| 9:52 AM

You can almost smell the barbecues heating up! The Fourth of July is a time for get-togethers, celebrations — and lots and lots of food. Here are some tips to make sure you’re cooking safely and your guests won’t get sick.

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10 Tips to Keep Your Pool Safe and Clean This Summer

| 9:47 AM

San Diego County’s Department of Environmental Health inspects roughly 4,000 public swimming pools and spas every year to make sure they’re clean and safe. Because they inspect only public pools and not private residences, they won’t be coming to your back yard. But they can share some helpful hints.