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Local heroes who have dedicated their lives to helping abused children were honored at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Each received a proclamation for receiving a STARS award, which are given out by the San Diego County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council every April during Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s recipients include three members [...]
A dock that washed away during the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan lands on the Oregon Coastline. Credit: Oregon Parks and Recreation San Diego County’s hazardous materials division is working with local lifeguards, firefighters, 911 dispatchers and others to make sure they know how to respond if any suspicious debris starts washing up on [...]
You expect dogs, cats and an occasional bunny at the County animal shelters, but a horse Yup, County Animal Services has several horses available for adoption. This gentleman is named Nicodemus and he’s an Arab blend stallion. He’s about one-and-a-half years old and could be considered a little feisty. The horse people at the [...]
Power has been restored to the County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway in downtown San Diego, following a roughly hour-long outage Friday afternoon. The building is back open to the public, but with limited services for the remainder of the day Friday. The Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s office can help people who need vital records and property recording [...]
In a disaster like a wildfire or earthquake, in-home daycare providers and private childcare centers are responsible for the children of working parents. Some of those providers could be in the path of a wildfire, or in the area of an earthquake, and may need to evacuate. The County Office of Emergency Services has created [...]
What does spring cleaning have to do with the prom Much less fairy godmothers The San Diego County Library is collecting gently-used formal gowns for teenage girls in need. So as you plow through your cluttered closet during spring cleaning, consider taking out those fancy dresses and donating them to a teenager who can’t afford [...]
Benetrends is named one of the Best Places to Work 2013. The Jobs Now Best Places to Work 2013 reader poll was sponsored by The Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer and The Burlington County Times, and asked workers to nominate employers in 20 categories. The independent certified public accounting firm, Kreischer Mille received the [...]
UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, brings San Diego civic, corporate, education and community leaders together today to attend the inaugural UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon for Education. Hosted by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the event takes place from 12:00pm – 1:30pm at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp [...]
In addition to the traditional educational curriculum, teaching students how to be good citizens is one of the primary goals of our schools. However, in today’s environment of ever growing budget constraints, school districts are forever trying to do more with less – which is the philosophy of recycling: less waste, more resources saved. Last [...]
Bev Vasconcellos (left) and Peggy Katz discuss a plant question in between answering calls at the Master Gardener Hotline. The program provides residents with free gardening advice. The leaves on the avocado tree are yellowing and the tips are turning brown. A Carlsbad resident is describing her plant’s ailing appearance over the phone, after calling [...]
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