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County Offers $28.5M in Grants to Help Organizations Upgrade High-Polluting Vehicles and Equipment

| 3:50 PM

The County of San Diego is inviting businesses, nonprofits and government organizations that currently use high-polluting heavy-duty equipment to apply for a share of $28.5 million in grant funding for greener vehicles, machinery and equipment.

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County Board Votes to Buy Land to Expand Iron Mountain Preserve

| 3:26 PM

County supervisors have approved buying 160 acres near Iron Mountain in Poway to give threatened animals like deer and the California gnatcatcher more room to roam, and potentially, people more trails and connections to hike.

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County OKs Funding for Water Purification Program

| 5:19 PM

The County Board of Supervisors approved another step Wednesday toward increasing local drinking water supplies for East County residents.

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VIDEO: Monitoring Community Air Quality

| 2:14 PM

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District is leading the Community Air Protection Program to monitor air pollution within the state-identified disadvantaged communities of Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, Sherman Heights and parts of National City.

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Ward's Weed

County Receives State Grant to Help Whack Invasive Weed

| 10:24 AM

The County of San Diego has received a $53,966 state grant to continue efforts to corral a native plant-threatening, fire hazard-creating invasive weed that even Australian cows don’t like.

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Solar Permits Issued by the County Surge

| 12:12 PM

The County of San Diego is on pace to have one of its busiest years for solar rooftop permits, and it could get busier as a 30% federal tax break to help offset the costs ends in 2019.