Environment

Three Squirrels on Palomar Mountain Test Positive for Plague

| 10:05 AM

Three ground squirrels trapped during routine monitoring on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, County vector control officials said Wednesday. Officials said the squirrels represented a low risk of transmission because their blood tests showed their exposure to the bacteria was not recent, and because they did not carry large numbers of the types of fleas that could transmit the disease.

Environment

Board Approves Wind-Power Projects

| 6:45 PM

County supervisors approved two projects in East County Wednesday that will bring electricity generated by massive wind turbines to San Diego County residents.