Getting all the kids to sit still for a family photo can be a challenge for the Bonadeo family. After adopting a set of four siblings (Peter, Katherine, David and Dorothea), John Bonadeo and Betty McDonald finalized the adoption of brothers Johnny, center, with sunglasses and James, to his left, during the Court Adoption Party.

2 Leaps of Faith Bring 6 Times the Love

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Love has led a Del Mar couple to take a leap of faith – not once, but twice. The payoff has been huge. Their life is overflowing with love – and six new children they agreed to adopt sight unseen. Betty McDonald, 60, and John Bonadeo, 63, married later in life and tried unsuccessfully to […]


County Warns of Potential EBT Card Scam

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The County’s Health and Human Services Agency is warning anyone who uses an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to access benefits to be aware of a text messaging scam. While there have been no reported victims in San Diego County, there have been cases in other parts of California and HHSA wants clients to be […]

Hand washing with soap and water can help to stop the spread of hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A Outbreak is Showing Signs of Slowing

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The hepatitis A outbreak appears to be slowing as the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today it had topped 100,000 vaccinations in the effort to bring the outbreak under control. The County and community partners have given 100,147 vaccinations, including 84,895 to at-risk populations, as part of the County’s vaccination, sanitation […]


Food Drive Lets You Help Others This Holiday Season

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It’s that familiar time of the year when families and friends start making plans to gather for holiday dinners and parties teeming with cookies, pies and other treats. But it’s not the same for all families, and First 5 San Diego, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and San Diego […]

A San Diego County Public Health Nurse gives a vaccination as part of the Homeless Outreach Team efforts to stop the spread of Hepatitis A.

Local Hepatitis A Public Health Emergency Extended Again

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The local public health emergency for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak was extended again for another two weeks Monday by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The Board is required to review the need for continuing the emergency, which was declared on Sept. 1, every 14 days. There have been 544 cases of hepatitis […]