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Trans Fat Ban at Restaurants Begins January 1
Dec 30, 2009 2:40:00 PM: County health inspectors will enforce new rule at local restaurants

Quake Serves As Reminder To Prepare
Dec 30, 2009 2:37:00 PM: The quake caused no damage in San Diego County, but now is the time to get ready for one that might.

County Offices Closed for New Year's Day
Dec 30, 2009 2:35:00 PM: County offices will be closed Friday, January 1 and reopen Monday, January 4.

Deaths Among H1N1 Cases Up To 55
Dec 30, 2009 2:30:00 PM: A 29-year-old woman with no underlying medical conditions who died tested positive for the virus.

Courses Help Seniors Protect Selves, Wallets
Dec 28, 2009 4:00:00 PM: A 70-year-old black belt and financial experts will offer seniors tips on keeping safe.

Four More Deaths Among H1N1 Cases
Dec 23, 2009 2:30:00 PM: The latest deaths bring the total in San Diego County to 54.

Del Mar, Solana Beach Children Diagnosed with Whooping Cough
Dec 23, 2009 2:00:00 PM: A 5-year-old and 10-year-old are the latest in the County to contract the disease.

$5.1 Million Stimulus Award to Fund Energy Projects
Dec 22, 2009 10:30:00 AM: The grant will be used for more than a dozen projects improving conservation.

H1N1 Vaccine Available to All Starting Tuesday
Dec 21, 2009 2:00:00 PM: Supplies are up and demand from high-risk groups is down, so all residents are now encouraged to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu.

$15 Million Available for First-Time Homebuyers
Dec 18, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The County has received state funds that will help qualified residents increase buying power.

County Debuts New Medical Examiner and Forensic Center
Dec 17, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The state-of-the-art facility means more ability to take advantage of forensic science breathroughs.

Smuggled Christmas Puppies Intercepted at Border
Dec 17, 2009 8:00:00 AM: Fifteen sick puppies are rescued at the border from known smuggler.

Five More Deaths Among H1N1 Cases
Dec 16, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The deaths bring the total involving San Diego County residents to 50.

Whooping Cough Cases Found at Five Schools
Dec 16, 2009 3:30:00 PM: Five campuses around the county each had one student test positive for the disease.

Five More Deaths Among H1N1 Cases
Dec 9, 2009 2:24:00 PM: They range in age from 11 to 54 years old and all had underlying medical conditions.

County to Provide Car Seats to Low-Income Families
Dec 7, 2009 3:00:00 PM: At least 2,000 seats will be provided at no cost, thanks to a state grant.

Storm Prompts Beach Closures
Dec 7, 2009 2:30:00 PM: Several south county beaches have been closed because of contaminated runoff from the Tijuana Estuary.

Rain Expected, Free Sandbags Available
Dec 4, 2009 12:00:00 PM: With storms in the forecast, County residents are encouraged to protect their property from erosion.

Readiness Status Means Lower Insurance Rates
Dec 4, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The County's storm preparedness efforts have resulted in a designation that makes residents eligible to reduce the cost of flood insurance.

Your Holiday Bargain May Be a Bust If You Haven't Checked Your Receipt
Dec 3, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The County is urging shoppers to verify receipts to avoid being overcharged this holiday season

More H1N1 Vaccine Arrives; More Deaths Reported
Dec 1, 2009 1:37:00 PM: Each County immunization site has received 1,500 doses. Meanwhile, two more people who tested positive for the virus have died.

Child at La Jolla School Has Whooping Cough
Dec 1, 2009 11:00:00 AM: The 4-year-old attends the La Jolla Children's Learning Lab.

County Airports to Assist in Toys for Tots
Nov 30, 2009 9:00:00 AM: Airports in Ramona and Fallbrook are collecting toys for the annual campaign, and pilots are encouraged to

Repaired Bridges Ready for Holiday Drivers
Nov 25, 2009 8:30:00 AM: Seven local bridges were fixed up as a result of federal stimulus funds.

Eight H1N1-Related Deaths Reported
Nov 24, 2009 1:20:00 PM: All but one of the deaths involved people with underlying medical conditions.

Cat, Kitten Endure Same Fate; Nurse Each Other Back to Health
Nov 23, 2009 3:30:00 PM: Animal Services Seeks New Home for Two Inseparable Felines; Only Available for Adoption as a Pair

Chickenpox Outbreak at Casillas Elementary
Nov 23, 2009 3:00:00 PM: Five students at the Chula Vista school have been diagnosed with the disease.

County Clinics Receive More H1N1 Vaccine
Nov 20, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Each of the seven locations received 200 doses of the injectable form.

Local Food Safety Survey Reveals Bad Habits
Nov 20, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The County points out mistakes you should avoid when preparing your holiday meals.

Medfly Larvae Found in Fallbrook
Nov 20, 2009 4:30:00 AM: A fruit stripping and cutting operation in Fallbrook has lead to the discovery of 68 Mediterranean fruit fly larvae.

Montgomery Elementary Student Has Whooping Cough
Nov 19, 2009 12:54:23 PM: Officials are notifying families of students at the school, after a 5-year-old was diagnosed with the disease.

Baby's Death Linked to H1N1 Flu
Nov 18, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The 4-month-old girl had no underlying medical conditions.

Three Students Diagnosed with Whooping Cough
Nov 13, 2009 4:30:00 PM: Two of the students attend Carmel Valley Middle School and the other goes to Solana Pacific Elementary School.

Four Additional H1N1 Flu-Related Deaths Reported
Nov 10, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The latest victims ranged in age from 27 to 58. All but one had underlying medical conditions.

Eight More Wild Mice Test Positive For Hantavirus
Nov 10, 2009 10:05:00 AM: County urges caution when cleaning garages or sheds.

Two Students Diagnosed with Whooping Cough
Nov 9, 2009 4:00:00 PM: One attend Roosevelt Middle School in Vista, the other Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar.

Aging Storm Drains Ready for Rainy Season
Nov 6, 2009 10:00:00 AM: As a result of stimulus funding, the County has repaired decades of erosion damage to a dozen storm drains.

Like Traffic School for Pet Owners
Nov 6, 2009 9:00:00 AM: Pet owners facing fines for minor animal offenses can now opt for a Responsible Pet Owner Class.

Two More H1N1-Related Deaths Reported
Nov 4, 2009 2:40:00 PM: The two women who died, ages 89 and 55, both had underlying medical conditions.

County Named Among Top Employers For Women
Nov 3, 2009 12:00:00 PM: A national magazine listed the County as a Gold Star Company for women over 40.

Medflies Found in Fallbrook and Escondido
Nov 2, 2009 3:14:00 PM: The discoveries have triggered a new quarantine in Fallbrook and an expanded quarantine in Escondido.

Torrey Hills Elementary Student Has Whooping Cough
Nov 2, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Officials are notifying parents of students who attend school with the 5-year-old.

Asian Citrus Psyllid Found in Valley Center
Oct 30, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Quarantine and treatment plans are in the works.

Two Additional H1N1-Related Deaths Reported
Oct 28, 2009 2:25:00 PM: The deaths of a 39-year-old pregnant woman and a 35-year-old man are linked to the virus.

H1N1 Vaccine Distribution Update
Oct 27, 2009 5:30:00 PM: Because the current quantity and types of H1N1 vaccine are limited, the County will administer the vaccine only to certain individuals.

County Lauds Qualcomm's Clean Air Efforts
Oct 22, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Qualcomm is the first company to receive the Blue Sky Leadership Award, an honor created in part by the County.

Woman, 31, is Latest H1N1 Flu Victim
Oct 21, 2009 1:31:00 PM: A woman with underlying medical conditions is the 25th County resident whose death has been linked to the virus.

Watch and Learn How the County is Going Green
Oct 20, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Your County government is reducing, recycling and reusing in innovative ways shared in a new video.

Hear Planning Commission Meetings By Phone
Oct 20, 2009 11:01:00 AM: The County has created a toll-free telephone line for the public to listen to land use discussions.

Two Neglected Horses Ready for New Home
Oct 16, 2009 12:00:00 PM: A local equine sanctuary will adopt two horses from County Animal Services' care and continue their rehabilitation.

County Participation High in Quake Drill
Oct 15, 2009 6:00:00 PM: Nearly 580,000 San Diego County residents took part in the The Great California ShakeOut.

5-Year-Old's Death Linked to H1N1 Flu
Oct 14, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The girl had no known underlying medical conditions.

Duck Shot Five Times with Crossbow
Oct 14, 2009 11:30:00 AM: County Animal Services rescued the bird and is asking for help finding the person who shot it.

First Locally-Acquired Human West Nile Case Reported
Oct 8, 2009 2:00:00 PM: A 63-year-old Serra Mesa man was hospitalized with encephalitis.

Local H1N1 Flu-Related Deaths Up To 23
Oct 7, 2009 2:00:00 PM: A 59-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions is the latest death associated with the virus.

H1N1 Vaccine Arrives
Oct 6, 2009 12:00:00 PM: 26,000 doses of nasal spray will be available from primary care physicians and another 2,000 at County public health centers.

Major Stimulus Project at Airport Completed
Oct 2, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Two of Gillespie Field's taxiways were resurfaced using $1.9 million in federal stimulus funds.

Not Too Late for Fire Prevention
Oct 2, 2009 9:30:00 AM: There is still time to protect your home by creating defensible space.

Wildfire Season is Here; Pack Financial Grab 'N' Go Now
Sep 30, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Put together a kit of key documents you can take if you need to evacuate quickly.

Free Microchipping for Your Cat in October
Sep 30, 2009 9:30:00 AM: Few lost cats are reunited with owners. You can improve your chances at no cost.

Torrey Hills Student Has Whooping Cough
Sep 30, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The 11-year-old had been vaccinated but was due for a booster.

School-Health Partnership Celebrated
Sep 29, 2009 4:30:00 PM: For 10 years, HealthLink North County has brought together the County, community organizations, health care providers and school districts.

TB Case at High School
Sep 29, 2009 4:15:00 PM: Officials are notifying school staff and parents of students who may have been exposed.

Shelter Animals Get Gift From Local Ten-Year-Old
Sep 26, 2009 12:00:00 PM: A University City girl presented $97 from her bake sale to County Animal Services today.

Don't Fall for It
Sep 25, 2009 9:06:00 AM: County offers fall prevention tips online, and welcomes participants to its East County Walkability Audit on Sept. 26.

Preparing for the Flu, Times Two
Sep 25, 2009 3:05:00 AM: Officials have announced distribution plans for both the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines.

Sewage Spill at Mission Valley
Sep 23, 2009 5:00:00 PM: A water contact closure is in effect for the San Diego River outlet at the dog beach in Ocean Beach.

H1N1 Flu Weekly Update
Sep 23, 2009 6:05:00 AM: There have been 284 locally hospitalized patients thus far, and 22 deaths.

Older Adults Wanted: Must Be Able to Have Fun!
Sep 22, 2009 4:24:00 PM: Intergenerational Games pair youth with older adults for friendly competition.

Ramona Student Diagnosed With Whooping Cough
Sep 22, 2009 4:00:00 PM: This case brings the total number to nearly double that of last year.

County Human Resources Honored
Sep 22, 2009 8:32:00 AM: Innovative programs have been honored by a national industry group.

Keep Pets Healthy During Heat Wave
Sep 21, 2009 3:00:00 PM: County Animal Services provides tips to keep pets cool and avoid heat stress.

H1N1 Flu Weekly Update
Sep 16, 2009 4:03:00 PM: The public is urged to get the regular seasonal flu shot now and the H1N1 vaccine in October, in the wake of the region's 22nd flu-related death.

Medfly Found in Escondido
Sep 15, 2009 8:00:00 AM: Residents are urged to not remove backyard fruit, which could be infested.

Residents Urged to Review Family Emergency Plans
Sep 12, 2009 4:00:00 PM: National Preparedness Month efforts aim to help San Diegans be ready for disaster.

Former Addicts Share Stories
Sep 11, 2009 11:00:00 AM: Recovering substance abusers encouraged those trapped in cycles of addiction to seek help.

Pet Food Drive Benefits Owners in Need
Sep 9, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The County Library effort will send hundreds of pounds of pet food to local non-profits.

Two Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus
Sep 9, 2009 2:50:00 PM: The County asks the public to be careful when cleaning rodent droppings.

Child at Day Care Has Whooping Cough
Sep 9, 2009 1:30:00 PM: Officials are notifying parents of children who may have come in contact with the ill 2-month-old.

Murder Suspect Sought
Sep 8, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Richard Dean Neff is wanted in connection with the beating death of a man in La Mesa.

More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Sep 8, 2009 3:30:00 PM: Eight additional birds have tested positive for the virus, bringing this year's total to 27.

Crackdown on DUI Offenders Nets 27 Arrests
Sep 3, 2009 5:00:00 PM: The operation is aimed at keeping chronic drunk drivers off the road.

Chula Vista Child Diagnosed With Whooping Cough
Sep 3, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The 10-year-old student attends Chula Vista Hills Elementary. School and health officials are working notify parents.

H1N1 Flu Weekly Update
Sep 2, 2009 5:00:00 PM: Three new deaths have been reported. All three deceased residents had underlying medical conditions.

Wild Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus
Sep 1, 2009 4:00:00 PM: To avoid the rare but potentially fatal disease, officials urge caution in cleaning up rodent droppings.

Eliminating Health Disparities One Baby At a Time
Aug 31, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Infant mortalitiy rates for African Americans have decreased throughout the county.

Nearly $12 Million Available for Community Improvements
Aug 28, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The County invites the public to meetings to learn how to apply for federal funds.

Protect Your Family and Pets During Heat Wave
Aug 26, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The searing temperatures can be dangerous. Take steps to protect yourself and your pets.

H1N1 Flu Weekly Update
Aug 26, 2009 11:16:00 AM: Two additional deaths bring fatalities to 18, while the total number of cases rises to 1109.

Tuberculosis Case at Chula Vista School
Aug 26, 2009 11:11:00 AM: Students and parents who may have been exposed have been notified by health officials.

Nature Center is Greenest Public Building in County
Aug 25, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The San Elijo Nature Center received LEED Platinum certification - the highest ranking in green building design.

Beaten Border Puppy Celebrates First Birthday
Aug 21, 2009 9:43:00 AM: An enduring spirit and a kind adopter brought this puppy back to health after she was abused.

Parents Pick Stelzer Park as County's Best
Aug 20, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The park, located in Lakeside, is the favorite of the Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Pick Awards for its trails, picnic areas and programs.

Tips for Healthy, Affordable Lunches
Aug 20, 2009 8:00:00 AM: With students heading back to school, here's a little a refresher course on packing a nutritious meal.

17th Death Linked to H1N1 Flu
Aug 19, 2009 2:00:00 PM: The latest victim is a 57-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions.

Dog Bites Drop Nearly Two-Thirds Since 1995
Aug 18, 2009 12:00:00 PM: County Animal Services' BARK Program is credited with teaching children how prevent dog bites: Be Aware, Responsible and Kind.

Chula Vista Student Diagnosed With Whooping Cough
Aug 17, 2009 3:00:00 PM: There have been 83 cases so far in 2009; the illness is occurring more frequently than it did last year, but immunizations can help.

Second Human West Nile Case of 2009 Reported
Aug 17, 2009 1:04:00 PM: A 49-year-old male resident was hospitalized after acquiring the virus outside of the county.

First Mosquitoes of the Year Test Positive for Virus
Aug 13, 2009 3:00:00 PM: West Nile virus has been detected in two North County cities.

H1N1 Flu-related Deaths Up To 16
Aug 12, 2009 2:00:00 PM: Two of the latest deaths linked to the virus were in people with no underlying medical conditions.

Sewage Spill at Oceanside Pier
Aug 10, 2009 3:45:00 PM: A stretch of beach around the pier is closed after more than 3,000 gallons of graywater reached the ocean.

Immunizations: Not Fun, But Not to Be Forgotten
Aug 7, 2009 2:00:00 PM: Amidst shopping for new school supplies and clothes, health officials urge parents to ensure their children are properly vaccinated.

Child Support Services Helps Parents With Suspended Licenses
Aug 6, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The “Get Back on the Road Again” campaign is aimed at parents facing financial challenges.

Crop Values Up Despite Economy and Drought
Aug 6, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The annual crop report shows another record-breaking year.

H1N1 Flu Weekly Update
Aug 5, 2009 5:00:00 PM: Thirteen deaths have now been linked to the virus. The latest case is a 72-year-old woman.

Back to School Without Breaking the Bank
Aug 4, 2009 10:00:00 AM: The County's consumer expert has tips to stretch your dollar when shopping for the new school year.

County Names New Parks Director
Aug 4, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The new director, Brian Albright, is the current president of the American Parks and Recreation Association.

Medfly Found in Imperial Beach
Aug 3, 2009 1:00:00 PM: The discovery has triggered a new quarantine and several measures to eradicate the pest.

Dog Missing Since November Reunited With Owner
Jul 31, 2009 4:00:00 PM: A microchip helped Animal Services send a lucky French bulldog home to L.A.

Walk-Ins Now Accepted for Passports
Jul 31, 2009 9:40:00 AM: No appointment is needed, and you can enjoy two hours of free parking, when you apply for a passport at the County building downtown.

Child in San Marcos Diagnosed With Whooping Cough
Jul 31, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The 11-year-old attended the North County High Tech Middle School summer program, and parents are being notified.

Economic Hardships Impact Child Support
Jul 30, 2009 10:00:00 AM: The County is taking steps to help unemployed parents make their payments.

Four More H1N1 Flu-related Deaths Reported
Jul 29, 2009 1:30:00 PM: Four additional deaths in the County have been linked to the virus.

Year's First Human West Nile Virus Case Reported
Jul 24, 2009 12:16:00 PM: The 76-year-old man did not acquire the case locally.

Preparedness Campaign Going Door-To-Door
Jul 23, 2009 3:00:00 PM: First responders and volunteers will personally deliver preparedness packages to thousands of County residents.

Web Site Launched to Help Veterans
Jul 22, 2009 3:20:00 PM: The site can help veterans and their families access mental health counseling, emergency housing, and employment assistance.

County Helps Clean Up School Buses
Jul 22, 2009 1:00:00 PM: Federal stimulus funds will be used to retrofit local school buses, making the air cleaner for schoolchildren and the community.

County Visitor's Death Linked to H1N1 Flu
Jul 22, 2009 8:30:00 AM: A 46-year-old woman died while visiting San Diego.

West Nile Virus Found in Sorrento Valley
Jul 21, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Virus tests came back positive for two chickens kept in a sentinel flock.

Ten Properties Up For Bid
Jul 20, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Houses, condominiums and undeveloped lots will be auctioned off on July 22.

Boil Water Order Lifted for Potrero County Park
Jul 20, 2009 3:00:00 PM: Test results show the drinking water system is free from total coliforn bacteria.

Local H1N1 Flu-related Deaths Up To Nine
Jul 16, 2009 3:00:00 PM: Two men, 57 and 26 years old, are the latest deaths linked to the virus.

Two More H1N1 Flu-related Deaths Reported
Jul 13, 2009 2:30:00 PM: A 57-year-old man and a 64-year-old man are the latest deaths in the County linked to the virus.

Camper Diagnosed with Whooping Cough
Jul 13, 2009 2:00:00 PM: The 5-year-old attended a summer program at Torrey Pines Elementary School.

East County Child Diagnosed With Whooping Cough
Jul 10, 2009 11:00:00 AM: The county has had more cases this year already than it did in all of 2008.

Fifth Local H1N1 Flu-Related Death Reported
Jul 9, 2009 10:30:00 AM: A 36-year-old man had underlying health issues and died on July 4.

Creepy Crawly Close Encounters
Jul 9, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Learn about insects, spiders and reptiles - and even get your hands on some - at a festival at Quail Botanical Gardens.

New Public Defender Appointed
Jul 8, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Henry Coker takes over for Steve Carroll, who is retiring after 22 years with the County.

More Ground Squirrels Test Positive for Plague
Jul 8, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Campers and hikers are being warned to take precautions, after two squirrels at a local campground were found to have the disease.

Fourth Local H1N1 Flu-related Death Confirmed
Jul 7, 2009 11:20:00 AM: A 50-year-old woman is the latest death in the County associated with the virus.

Gore Sworn in as Sheriff
Jul 2, 2009 12:00:00 PM: William Gore is taking the helm of the nation's fourth-largest Sheriff's department.

La Mesa, Imperial Beach Students Have Whooping Cough
Jul 2, 2009 8:00:00 AM: Two students have been diagnosed, bringing the countywide case total to 50 this year.

Keep Your Barbecues and Picnics Safe
Jul 1, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The County has some reminders on preventing foodborne illness.

Land Use Proposal Released for Comment
Jun 30, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The public will have 60 days to comment on a revised General Plan Update and draft environmental impact report.

Lakeside Student Diagnosed With Whooping Cough
Jun 30, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Parents are urged to keep up-to-date with immunizations.

Two More Local H1N1 Flu-related Deaths
Jun 29, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The latest cases bring the total number of deaths in the County to three.

Sewage Spill at Adobe Falls
Jun 29, 2009 2:30:00 PM: Contamination signs are posted are posted at the San Diego River outlet at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach.

Marmot Travels Six Hours in Car Bumper
Jun 25, 2009 2:00:00 PM: County Animal Services rescued the marmot after it hitched a ride from the Sierra Nevada to Encinitas.

Whooping Cough Diagnosed in Tierrasanta Child
Jun 24, 2009 5:00:00 PM: Officials are notifying parents of classmates at the child's school and members of a theater group the child was involved with.

Microchipped Dog Traced to Saudi Arabia
Jun 23, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The dog was found in the Valley Center area. The microchip was sold to a military training mission.

Fire Authority: Physicals Protect Firefighters and Public
Jun 22, 2009 2:00:00 PM: The County Fire Authority explains why it is requiring members of volunteer fire agencies to undergo medical checks.

Meth: Nothing to Smile About
Jun 22, 2009 1:00:00 PM: The County is launching a "Meth Mouth" campaign to raise awareness about harmful affects of methamphetamine.

Free Movies Under the Stars This Summer
Jun 19, 2009 9:00:00 AM: Twenty family-friendly films will be shown at parks and pools throughout the county.

Residents Should Remain Vigilant But Calm About Flu
Jun 18, 2009 5:00:00 PM: Necessary precautions urged, but only severe symptoms merit emergency room visits.

TB Case at San Diego State University
Jun 18, 2009 4:14:00 PM: Students and faculty who may have been exposed to tuberculosis have been notified.

Whooping Cough Diagnosed in Two Students
Jun 18, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The vaccine efffectiveness can wane for individuals after several years.

Now, It's Easier to Buy Foreclosed Homes
Jun 18, 2009 12:00:00 PM: A Federal agency has eased its requirements for the County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

County's First H1N1 Flu Death Reported
Jun 17, 2009 10:30:00 AM: A 20-year-old woman became the first person in San Diego County to die after contracting the virus.

County Programs Honored for Helping Children in Need
Jun 12, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Partnerships help the County provide services to foster, homeless and detained youth.

Oceanside Student Diagnosed with Whooping Cough
Jun 12, 2009 1:00:00 PM: The disease is highly contagious and begins with flu-like symptoms.

Historic Fountain Celebrated After 70 Years
Jun 10, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The water below the fountain was turned on temporarily to remember the fountain's dedication and raise awareness of water conservation efforts.

County Building Permit Process Improved
Jun 9, 2009 2:00:00 PM: A new permitting process features fewer lines and office visits for builders and homeowners.

County Targets Mosquitoes at Local Wetlands
Jun 9, 2009 12:00:00 PM: A proactive treatment is designed to help prevent West Nile virus as summer heats up.

New Statistics Reveal Concerning Death Trend
Jun 8, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The County Medical Examiner is concerned about a rising number of deaths from using oxycodone, a painkiller found in several medications.

Appointments Now Needed for Passports
Jun 3, 2009 3:00:00 PM: In response to high demand, passport applications will be accepted by appointment only as of June 4.

See How Federal Stimulus Money is Used in Your Community
Jun 2, 2009 12:00:00 PM: A new Web site tracks the County's efforts to create jobs and fund local projects and programs.

More Medflies Found; Areas Under Quarantine
Jun 2, 2009 11:50:00 AM: Several more Mediterranean fruit flies have been detected in Mira Mesa; eradication efforts are under way to avoid crop damage.

Seniors: Protect Yourselves and Your Wallet
Jun 1, 2009 10:00:00 AM: A 70-year-old black belt and an expert on scams will team up to teach seniors two kinds of self-defense.

Special Deals for June Cat Adoptions
May 29, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The County is celebrating Adopt-A-Cat Month by offering discounts and gifts to anyone adding a shelter feline to the family.

Annual Quarantine on Sport-Harvested Mussels
May 29, 2009 8:00:00 AM: The County warns that during warmer summer months, certain shellfish can be poisonous.

New Passport Laws Impact Parents Owing Child Support
May 28, 2009 1:00:00 PM: After June 1, you'll need a passport to return to the U.S. from Mexico. Parents overdue $2,500 on child support won't be able to get the document.

Teens Graduate from Drug Court
May 28, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The County program provides strict supervision for non-violent young probationers.

County Seniors Get High Marks for Health
May 27, 2009 10:00:00 AM: A new Senior Health Report will allow citizens one comprehensive place to check in on the health of County seniors

Medfly Found in Mira Mesa
May 22, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The County is asking people not to remove fruits and vegetables from the area because they may be infested.

Rabbit Tests Positive for Tularemia
May 20, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The rabbit was found to have the disease, which is transmissible to humans through tick bites, at Guajome County Park in Oceanside.

Common Mistake Can Sicken Swimmers
May 20, 2009 11:58:00 AM: Public pools must have enough chlorine to prevent infections and waterborne illnesses.

Infrastructure Projects Ready to Go
May 20, 2009 11:00:00 AM: Resurfacing, repairs and new traffic signals will extend the life of roads, reduce pollution and decrease congestion.

Statewide Special Election
May 20, 2009 8:00:00 AM: Check results on six measures written to change the state's budget process.

"Breaking the Chains" of Stigma
May 15, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The County is trying to shatter negative images that prevent people with mental illnesses from seeking counseling.

Dog Helps County Inspectors Sniff Out Plant Pests
May 14, 2009 8:00:00 AM: Shelter rescue is trained to detect packages that might introduce dangerous insects to the region.

Next Year's Budget Presented to Board
May 13, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The proposed Operational Plan details how the County will continue to provide quality services despite decreasing revenues.

Applicants Needed to Fill Elected Office Vacancy
May 13, 2009 8:00:00 AM: Candidates for County Sheriff may apply from May 13 till June 10 to replace the retiring officeholder.

19 New H1N1 Flu Cases Confirmed
May 8, 2009 2:40:00 PM: The total number of confirmed cases in San Diego County now stands at 51.

Three New H1N1 Flu Cases
May 7, 2009 3:15:00 PM: The latest confirmed cases bring the total number in the County to 32.

Neglected Horse Found in Potrero Now Has a New Home
May 7, 2009 10:00:00 AM: “Sundance” was adopted by a non-profit group after the County rehabilitated the animal.

Law Enforcement Memorial Dedicated to Fallen Officers
May 6, 2009 4:00:00 PM: The glass memorial bears the name of every law enforcement officer in the region who has died in the line of duty.

County Libraries Offer Free Online Job Assistance
May 5, 2009 2:00:00 PM: New service offers expert resume analysis, live interview coaching and more to help residents during tough times.

Last Day to Register to Vote in Special Election
May 4, 2009 8:00:00 AM: Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the May 19 election. The Registrar of Voters will be open unitl 9 p.m.

Closed Mira Mesa School to Reopen
Apr 28, 2009 3:30:00 PM: Total number of swine flu cases in the County remains at five.

Talk Supe: Water Conservation
Apr 28, 2009 2:00:00 PM: Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has a video message about the importance of conserving water and ways you can help.

Hair Salon Employee Diagnosed With Infectious TB
Apr 28, 2009 1:45:00 PM: Clients who visited Creative Hair Styles in Chula Vista between Jan. 21 - April 15 and show symptoms of TB should get tested.

County Arrests Suspect in Dog Beating Case
Apr 28, 2009 1:30:00 PM: A dog beaten with a tree branch after eating its owner's lunch is now in the care of County Animal Services.

Read and Roll: County Debuts New Bookmobile
Apr 28, 2009 10:00:00 AM: New vehicle houses 7,400 items as well as computer and print stations for the public.

Deadline to Register for Special Election Nears
Apr 26, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Register by May 4 for the statewide election on May 19, and request mail ballots by May 12.

County Launches "Go Solar...San Diego County"
Apr 23, 2009 1:00:00 PM: It's an online guide for property owners interested in financing energy efficient improvements.

County Helps Struggling Local Construction Industry
Apr 23, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to defer some building fees until projects are complete.

Ground Squirrel Tests Positive for Plague
Apr 22, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The chance of human exposure is slight, but precautions should be taken.

Nineteen Local Students Now Ill With Chicken Pox
Apr 21, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Parents are urged to immunize their children after three outbreaks in the San Diego Unified School District.

Going Green: Every Day, Not Just Earth Day
Apr 21, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The County brings creativity to its environmentally-friendly parks, programs and building projects.

County Breaks Ground on New Operations Center
Apr 21, 2009 11:03:00 AM: The complex of buildings is designed to go easy on the environment while making it easier for the public to get services.

Local Child Infected With Rare Swine Flu
Apr 21, 2009 11:00:00 AM: Officials are trying to figure out the source of the virus strain, never before seen in the United States.

New Leading Cause of Death in County
Apr 20, 2009 11:45:00 AM: A drop in heart disease deaths leaves another disease as the county's number one killer.

Keep Your Garden Green While Conserving Water
Apr 20, 2009 11:00:00 AM: County Master Gardeners offer hands-on lessons in water-wise landscaping at April 25 seminar.

Chicken Pox Outbreak at Bonita Vista High School
Apr 17, 2009 9:00:00 AM: Six students are ill; parents are urged to ensure that their children and teens are immunized.

TB Case at Detention Facility
Apr 8, 2009 2:20:00 PM: A person with tuberculosis was housed at two jails. Officials are working to contact anyone possibly exposed to the disease.

Know What You Are Getting At Your Farmers' Market
Apr 7, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Local growers are certified by County officials to sell at local farmers' markets so that you know you are buying fresh, quality produce. Vendors who don't meet the standards are listed online to help protect you.

Spring Break Brings Warning On Underage Drinking
Apr 3, 2009 2:30:00 PM: The County reminds adults it is illegal to host underage drinking parties or allow minors to drink.

"Do Not Share Food With Your Cat..."
Apr 3, 2009 9:00:00 AM: A new calendar features food safety tips from a kid's perspective. Thirteen Vista elementary students have been named "Junior Food Safety Officers."

Jump Right In, The Water's Fine!
Apr 1, 2009 10:00:00 AM: The County launches its summer beach water monitoring program as the weather heats up.

Coronado Elementary School Student Has Meningitis
Mar 27, 2009 11:30:00 AM: Parents of the student's classmates are being notified of symptoms of the disease.

A Stinging Reminder on Bee Safety
Mar 26, 2009 11:00:00 AM: After several people were stung in La Mesa, it's a good time to go over bee safety. The County has tips on protecting yourself.

Rains May Increase Mosquitoes and Garden Pests
Mar 26, 2009 10:00:00 AM: The wet winter may bring a torrent of unwanted guests that can spread disease and damage plants. SLIDESHOW: Garden Pests

Crossing the Border or Traveling Internationally?
Mar 26, 2009 9:30:00 AM: New travel rules go into effect June 1. If you're planning a trip, the County urges you to apply for a passport book or passport card at the County Administration Center.

Cutting Your Grocery Bill Without Resorting to Ramen
Mar 26, 2009 9:00:00 AM: We have a shopping list for you. It's filled with tricks to saving money on groceries.

Boil Water Order for Del Mar Area Lifted
Mar 25, 2009 10:45:00 AM: The County used its AlertSanDiego to notify more than 100 businesses and schools it s safe to use water.

Hantavirus Confirmed in Two Wild Mice
Mar 25, 2009 9:30:00 AM: The mice were trapped during monitoring in north Escondido. Learn the precautions you should take when spring cleaning.

County Honored for Green Innovations
Mar 23, 2009 9:00:00 AM: Indoors and out, the County has earned recognition from the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

Encinitas Student Has Whooping Cough
Mar 20, 2009 1:30:00 PM: The County reminds you the vaccine loses effectiveness after several years.

County Vet Reports First Rabid Bats
Mar 6, 2009 3:00:00 PM: Two rabid bats were in Clairemont and Santee. Pet owners can get $6 rabies vaccinations through County clinics.

Blooms Make Early Debut at County Parks
Mar 5, 2009 10:03:00 AM: A wet winter has led to lush wildflowers already, and the beauty is just beginning.

Sewage Spill at Point Loma
Mar 3, 2009 3:00:00 PM: 1,300 gallons have flowed through a storm drain to San Diego Bay.

Be Aware of Ticks
Feb 27, 2009 4:40:00 PM: The County wants outdoor enthusiasts to watch out for ticks, which can carry several diseases.

Arabic Speakers Learn Computer Skills at Library
Feb 27, 2009 4:30:00 PM: A County program teaches immigrants how to use the Internet, e-mail and search for work online.

County Provides Tax Assistance to Families
Feb 27, 2009 4:20:00 PM: The campaign continues through April 15.

Chicken Pox Cases at School in San Marcos
Feb 27, 2009 4:10:00 PM: Six students at San Elijo Elementary are sick, the second cluster of the disease at a school this week.

2009 State of the County
Feb 27, 2009 4:00:00 PM: Watch or read the address delivered by Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob at Cuyamaca College.

Five Chicken Pox Cases at Mira Mesa School
Feb 26, 2009 11:00:00 AM: The Health & Human Services Agency reminds parents to have their children vaccinated.

Sewage Spill at Oceanside Harbor
Feb 25, 2009 11:00:00 AM: Contamination signs will be posted for at least 72 hours.

Local Homeless Projects Receive $5.3 Million
Feb 24, 2009 2:00:00 PM: Federal funds will support 26 projects throughout the county.

Meth Problem Declining in Region
Feb 23, 2009 3:00:00 PM: The County has released its 2008 Methamphetamine Report Card.

Imperial Beach Water Contact Closure
Feb 23, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Flows at the Tijuana River mouth are moving north.

County Building Codes Get Top Marks
Feb 20, 2009 2:00:00 PM: The County's building codes are among the safest in the state, according to a new ranking that could mean lower flood insurance rates.

TB Case at Grossmont College
Feb 20, 2009 1:50:00 PM: County and college officials have notified about 30 people who were potentially exposed.

Chicken Pox Cases at Chula Vista School
Feb 20, 2009 1:30:00 PM: Five children at the school are sick. Officials are notifying staff and family of students who may have been exposed.

Conservation Plan Released for Public Review
Feb 19, 2009 1:00:00 PM: The public will have 45 days to submit comments on the North County Multiple Species Conservation Plan.

Input Sought on Mental Health Projects
Feb 11, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The public is invited to two forums meant to strenghten the County's mental health workforce.

Public Invited to Discuss Bear Valley Parkway
Feb 11, 2009 8:00:00 AM: The County will hold an open house to discuss a project to widen the road.

Animated Film Teaches Kids About Tsunamis
Feb 5, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Tsunamis are rare in San Diego, but everyone should know the warning signs. Students can learn them from a new video.

No New Local Swine Flu Cases Reported
Feb 3, 2009 10:00:00 AM: The number of cases in San Diego remained at four Sunday, as federal officials declared a national public health emergency.

New Pest in County Kills Oaks, Creates Fire Hazard
Feb 2, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Your help is needed looking out for a beetle that has killed thousands of trees.

County Helps Residents Recoup Tax Dollars
Jan 30, 2009 12:00:00 PM: The County is offering low-income families free tax assistance to make sure they claim their Earned Income Tax Credit.

Building Division Launches "Quick-Business" Counter
Jan 30, 2009 9:00:00 AM: A new service is expected to shorten wait times for permit business that takes 15 minutes or less.

Chicken Pox at School, Child Care Center
Jan 30, 2009 8:45:00 AM: A total of ten children are sick at two locations.

Neglected Burro Has New Home
Jan 29, 2009 11:00:00 AM: A horse organization is adopting the burro, after it spent weeks in the care of County Animal Services.

Applicants Needed to Fill Vacant Elected Office
Jan 27, 2009 1:00:00 PM: A new Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk will replace recent retiree, Greg Smith.

County Keeps High Bond Ratings
Jan 26, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Despite the weak economy, the top ratings agencies say the County still has rock solid credit.

Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Jan 25, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Get free counseling from attorneys and housing experts at one of four clinics.

New Edgemoor Unveiled
Jan 23, 2009 10:00:00 AM: The state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility will provide a haven to the region's frailest residents.

DUI Enforcement Grant Renewed
Jan 23, 2009 9:00:00 AM: The Probation Department will continue its intensive supervision of chronic drunk drivers.

Prepare for Next Election
Jan 16, 2009 9:00:00 AM: Avoid lines by voting from home. Apply now for a mail ballot.

Ideas Wanted for Aging Program
Jan 13, 2009 10:00:00 AM: Six public hearings are scheduled to gather ideas about programs serving older adults.

Recycle Batteries at County Libraries
Jan 8, 2009 12:00:00 PM: Wondering what to do with old household batteries? Until March 31, take them to County library branches.

Resolutions Made Easy
Jan 6, 2009 9:46:00 AM: Fitness, finances, family fun and more - free programs from the County Library can help you achieve your goals for the new year.

Tuberculosis Case at Probation Facility
Jan 6, 2009 9:00:00 AM: Health and Human Services, along with Probation, have identified 300 people potentially exposed.

County Announces Plan to Keep Fire Stations Open
Dec 23, 2008 3:00:00 PM: The County's offer comes in response to state budget cuts that threatened to shut eight local Cal Fire stations.

Hantavirus Confirmed in Three More Wild Mice
Dec 23, 2008 11:00:00 AM: Know the precautions you should take when cleaning garages or dealing with mice infestations.

County Offices Closed on Christmas and New Year's Day
Dec 22, 2008 5:00:00 PM: Offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but essential services will not be affected.

Get What You Pay For When Buying Firewood
Dec 22, 2008 12:00:00 PM: Learn how much a cord is and what firewood measurements are illegal.

Holiday Plants: Naughty or Nice?
Dec 22, 2008 9:00:00 AM: Know which plants could be harmful, especially to kids and pets.

Check Your Receipts for Overcharges
Dec 22, 2008 8:45:00 AM: The County found price scanner errors in more than half the stores it checked.

Free Sand and Bags for Unincorporated Residents
Dec 22, 2008 8:30:00 AM: The County is helping you protect your home from erosion brought on by rain.

Holiday Meals - Hold the Bacteria
Dec 22, 2008 8:15:00 AM: The County has tips to help you serve a safe meal.

How to Beat the Holiday Blues
Dec 22, 2008 8:00:00 AM: The holiday season is a difficult time of year for many. The County has tips on preventing depression.

Seniors: Learn Self-Defense
Dec 17, 2008 9:00:00 AM: The recent apparent kidnapping of a 75-year-old is a reminder to take steps to avoid being a victim of violence. Sign up now for a self-defense course.

Human West Nile Virus Cases Reach Record
Dec 16, 2008 12:00:00 PM: A new case brings the total in the County this year to 35, more than ever before.

Whooping Cough Case in Rancho Santa Fe
Dec 10, 2008 12:16:00 PM: A 5-year-old student has the disease. Officials are notifying parents of classmates' possible exposure.

Holiday Plants May Threaten Local Agriculture
Dec 5, 2008 1:00:00 PM: Residents should call agriculture hotline to have shipped plants, flowers and fruits inspected for foreign pests.

Hantavirus Confirmed in Three Wild Mice
Dec 4, 2008 2:15:00 PM: The virus can cause severe illness in humans. Learn steps you should take to avoid exposure.

Chicken Pox Outbreak at South County School
Dec 2, 2008 3:10:00 PM: Eleven students have been infected. School officials are warning parents of students who may have been exposed.

Two New Human West Nile Virus Cases
Dec 2, 2008 12:20:00 PM: The latest cases bring the total in the county this year to 34.

Hantavirus Confirmed in Wild Mouse
Nov 25, 2008 8:45:00 AM: The case is the fifth in the county this year.

Complete Your Family Puzzle
Nov 18, 2008 5:00:00 PM: Families are needed for the many children waiting to be adopted or taken into foster homes.

TB Case at City College
Nov 18, 2008 4:00:00 PM: Officials are working to notify students and faculty who may have been exposed.

Deadline to Appeal Assessment is Dec. 1
Nov 17, 2008 12:00:00 PM: Property owners have less than two weeks to file an appeal for 2008-09 assessments. Applications are available online.

County Takes Major Step to Update Land Use Plans
Nov 17, 2008 9:40:00 AM: A draft of the General Plan Update is now available for public comment.

County Offers Coupons to Spay or Neuter Pets
Nov 7, 2008 10:00:00 AM: $75 coupons are available to pet owners to spay their female dogs, cats and rabbits; $25 coupons are offered to help neuter males.

County "BARK" Helps Protect Against Bites
Nov 7, 2008 8:00:00 AM: An Animal Services program teaches kids to Be Aware, Responsible and Kind with strange dogs.

12-Year-Old Girl Diagnosed with West Nile Virus
Nov 4, 2008 1:14:00 PM: This year's total number of cases rises to 31 as the public is urged to take precautions.

Five Students Infected with Chicken Pox at Local School
Oct 31, 2008 8:00:00 AM: Parents are urged to vaccinate their children after an outbreak at King/Chavez Preparatory Academy School.

E. Coli Sickens Two North County Children
Oct 29, 2008 4:55:00 PM: County officials are trying to find the source of the infection that left two girls hospitalized.

Fourth Hantavirus Case Confirmed
Oct 29, 2008 10:00:00 AM: A wild mouse trapped in Tierrasanta tested positive for the virus, which can cause a serious illness in humans.

Games Pair Older Adults, Youngsters
Oct 29, 2008 8:00:00 AM: The Intergenerational Games bring all ages together to promote active lifestyles. Register now!

Human West Nile Cases Double Last Year's Total
Oct 28, 2008 2:00:00 PM: Four new cases bring this year's total to 30, compared to 15 in 2007.

Courses Help Seniors Protect Selves and Wallet
Oct 28, 2008 9:55:00 AM: Two sessions will teach seniors to protect themselves from physical attacks and financial abuse.

Services Available for Voters with Special Needs
Oct 27, 2008 10:00:00 AM: The Registrar of Voters offers many tools to ensure that all voters have information and access for the election.

County Worker Shares Story as He Fights West Nile Virus
Oct 24, 2008 10:10:00 AM: "You do not want this to happen to you,” says Bill Polick, one of the County's latest victims of the disease.

A Year After Fires, County Readiness is Improved
Oct 21, 2008 12:00:00 PM: VIDEO: In the year since the October 2007 wildfires, the County has taken a number of steps to improve fire and emergency preparedness.

Mail Ballot Application Deadline is October 28
Oct 21, 2008 8:00:00 AM: Applications must be received, not just postmarked, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28.

Shelter Deadline Waived for 2007 Fire Surviviors
Oct 17, 2008 1:33:00 PM: The County Planning Department won’t enforce its one-year deadline on temporary homes.

County Provides Free Sandbags to Residents
Oct 17, 2008 9:00:00 AM: Residents are encouraged to shore up private property and protect public infrastructure.

Boil Water Order for Ramona RV Resort
Oct 16, 2008 8:00:00 AM: The order is in effect for the Western Horizons Ramona Canyon RV Resort until the water supply is disinfected.

West Nile Virus Continues to Spread
Oct 14, 2008 4:30:00 PM: More than a dozen dead birds and a batch of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus this week.

Boil Water Orders Issued at Two Locations
Oct 13, 2008 11:00:00 AM: Total coliform bacteria has been found in two East County water systems.

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone
Oct 7, 2008 4:05:00 PM: When a wildfire threatens your neighborhood, don't be the only one who doesn't get the call. Get your cell phone registered today.

Two Whooping Cough Cases Reported in Chula Vista
Oct 7, 2008 4:00:00 PM: County officials are urging parents to make sure their children are immunized against the disease.

Human West Nile Virus Cases Rise to 23
Oct 7, 2008 3:44:00 PM: Dozens more dead birds and three batches of mosquitoes carrying the virus have also been reported in communities around the County.

How Much is That Doggie in the Window?
Oct 3, 2008 2:30:00 PM: County Animal Services waives big dog adoption fees for October’s “Adopt a Dog Month.”

Whooping Cough Case Reported to County
Oct 2, 2008 10:20:00 AM: An elementary school student was diagnosed with the highly-contagious disease. Officials are notifying parents of classmates' possible exposure.

Check Your Voter Registration Online
Oct 1, 2008 9:18:00 AM: Make sure your information is current and, if needed, make changes before the Nov. 4 election.

Human Cases of West Nile Break Record
Sep 30, 2008 4:00:00 PM: In the wake of four new cases, the public is urged to take steps protecting against West Nile virus.

Spike in Voter Registration Expected After Debate
Sep 26, 2008 7:00:00 PM: The deadline to vote in the November election is October 20.

County's Credit Rating Highest in California
Sep 26, 2008 6:30:00 PM: Standard & Poor's has raised the County of San Diego's credit rating to AAA.

TB Case at College Campus
Sep 26, 2008 9:43:00 AM: An individual in classes at Southwestern College's Higher Education Center at National City was diagnosed with the disease.

Learn How to Protect Your Home from Wildfire
Sep 25, 2008 3:06:00 PM: A Wildfire Preparedness Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Clairemont will help residents get ready for the height of fire season.

18 Human Cases of West Nile Virus
Sep 23, 2008 10:37:00 AM: Latest patients diganosed in Carmel Valley, Ramona, Tierrasanta and University City.

Del Dios Striping to Affect Traffic
Sep 19, 2008 12:00:00 PM: Drivers need to use extra caution during six upcoming days when crews will be working on the busy highway.

Water Contact Closure in East Mission Bay
Sep 17, 2008 7:00:00 PM: Illegal dumping is suspected of causing high bacteria levels in the bay.

Millions in Federal Community Funds Available
Sep 17, 2008 8:08:00 AM: Local residents and organizations are invited to scheduled meetings to learn how to apply for the funding.

Two More Human Cases of West Nile Virus
Sep 16, 2008 12:18:00 PM: There have now been 14 human cases, 411 dead birds and three infected horses in the County this year.

County Completes Borrego Airport Projects
Sep 16, 2008 11:44:00 AM: A new fuel island, helo pad, run-up areas, and navigational beacon are the top improvements.

Web Tool Offers Peek at Permit Wait Times
Sep 11, 2008 12:49:00 PM: Customers can now see when lines are typically shorter at the County’s Building Division.

Oriental Fruit Flies Detected in Carlsbad
Sep 11, 2008 8:08:00 AM: Treatment to eradicate the pest has begun and a quarantine has not been issued.

Neglected Horse Now Healthy, Ready for Adoption
Sep 9, 2008 9:29:00 AM: The mare was rescued by County Animal Control Officers in June, and its owner faces criminal charges.

West Nile Count Rises to Twelve
Sep 9, 2008 8:10:00 AM: A 20-year-old Mira Mesa man has been diagnosed with menengitis after being infected with West Nile virus.

County Wins Election Case Over Secretary of State
Sep 5, 2008 3:00:00 PM: The ruling could save millions of dollars for California taxpayers.

Cool It! Beat the Heat and Humidity
Sep 5, 2008 2:30:00 PM: County officials warn that children, the elderly and pets are at higher risk for heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

Former Addicts Apologize and Appreciate
Sep 5, 2008 2:00:00 PM: County funding of treatment programs has helped former users say "Thank You" for help and "I'm Sorry" for the pain their addiction caused.

Eleventh Human West Nile Virus Case Reported
Sep 4, 2008 2:00:00 PM: County officials warn there are many weeks of mosquito activity ahead and urge you to protect yourself.

Sewage Spill in Mexico Causes Beach Closures
Sep 3, 2008 3:00:00 PM: The shorelines of the Border Field State Park and Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge are under a water contact closure.

Latest West Nile Victim Just 20 Years Old
Aug 29, 2008 2:00:00 PM: Residents are urged to "fight the bite" no matter what their age. The new human case brings this season's total to 10.

Nonprofits Get Airtime with County Grants
Aug 28, 2008 10:09:00 AM: The County is now accepting applications for $10,000 grants that community groups can use to fund video productions.

Cop Cars, Pianos and TVs - You Buy!
Aug 28, 2008 9:00:00 AM: The County and other agencies will auction off an eclectic mix of used equipment on Sept. 6.

Free Camping at County Parks
Aug 27, 2008 12:00:00 PM: Nine campgrounds offer activities for family "staycations," and a second night of fun is free!

Sewage Spill in Mexico
Aug 27, 2008 11:57:00 AM: A water contact closure is in effect at Border Field State Park.

Two New Human Cases Bring West Nile Count to Nine
Aug 27, 2008 10:00:00 AM: Two more local cases are reported on the heels of the first confirmed West Nile virus death in neighboring Orange County.

Third Whooping Cough Case in Two Weeks
Aug 26, 2008 12:26:00 PM: The County urges vaccines for both children and adults as another child suffers from the highly contagious disease.

Citizens Academy Returns by Popular Demand
Aug 25, 2008 10:22:00 AM: The District Attorney offers an in-depth look at prosecution during a free, ten-week course.

Two More Human West Nile Cases Reported
Aug 25, 2008 10:20:00 AM: The total number of human cases this year now stands at seven.

Property Tax Relief Available
Aug 12, 2008 10:00:00 AM: The County Assessor provides a free property tax review for owners who feel that the market value of their real estate has dropped below its previously assessed value.

Nearly 200 Couples Tie Knot on "Lucky" 8-8-08
Aug 8, 2008 7:24:00 PM: County Clerk offices issued 195 licenses on a date considered lucky in Chinese culture.

The Details of Death, Now Online
Aug 7, 2008 9:00:00 AM: The Medical Examiner's Web site is updated every fifteen minutes with the latest information on newsworthy deaths.

Screenings at Hospitals Help Reduce Substance Abuse
Aug 6, 2008 10:00:00 AM: An early intervention program is showing impressive results in its first year.

Record-Breaking 62 Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Aug 5, 2008 11:50:00 AM: More dead birds in one week than ever before continues an upward trend; the public is urged to take caution.

Value of County Crops Rises Despite Fires, Freeze
Aug 5, 2008 11:30:00 AM: A new crop report says that local agriculture has reached a record value.

Boil Water Order Lifted for Rancho Santa Teresa
Aug 5, 2008 11:00:00 AM: Test results show that bacteria is absent in the drinking water supply.

Fourth Ground Squirrel Tests Positive for Plague
Aug 4, 2008 4:24:00 PM: The chance of human exposure is slight, but precautions should be taken.

Low-Income Families Open Bank Accounts with County Help
Aug 1, 2008 7:09:00 PM: A new grant aims to help move families out of poverty.

Two More Human West Nile Virus Cases
Jul 31, 2008 9:40:00 AM:

Sewage Spill in San Diego
Jul 30, 2008 3:20:00 PM: A water contact closure is declared at Kellogg Beach in San Diego Bay.

County Day Camp Offers Outdoor Adventures
Jul 29, 2008 4:00:00 PM: Registration is still open for the week-long kids' camp in Lakeside, taking place from Aug. 11-15.

West Nile Virus on the Rise
Jul 29, 2008 2:00:00 PM: The public is urged to take warnings seriously as more dead birds surface following the first human case of infection.

County Credit Ratings Remain Strong
Jul 29, 2008 1:30:00 PM: Rating agencies affirm fiscal stability of County and its pension obligation bonds.

Boil Water Order for Rancho Santa Teresa Water
Jul 23, 2008 1:10:00 PM: Residents in the small Ramona community affected have been notified.

Citrus Psyllid Could Jump Border from Tijuana
Jul 18, 2008 10:33:00 AM: County agriculture officials are working to keep local fruits free from disease.

Border Patrol Explorers Raise Money for Beaten Puppy
Jul 18, 2008 8:00:00 AM: An examination indicates the puppy had been beaten prior to the incident caught on surveillance tape.

Recycle Your Used Batteries at the Library
Jul 17, 2008 12:10:00 PM: Backcountry residents can now safely dispose of household batteries while checking out their summer reading.

Save Time and Gas by Voting at Home
Jul 15, 2008 1:00:00 PM: The Registrar is sending thousands of postcards encouraging voters to cast ballots by mail.

Another Record-Breaking Week for West Nile Virus
Jul 15, 2008 12:20:00 PM: The number of dead birds testing positive is nearly 100.

Officials Take Anti-Meth Campaign Door-To-Door
Jul 8, 2008 2:00:00 PM: Teams passed out magnets and fliers in Imperial Beach, encouraging residents to report meth-related crime and seek treatment.

Reward Increased in Puppy Beating Case
Jul 8, 2008 1:00:00 PM: A donation Friday increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who beat a puppy at the border to $6,500.

First Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Jul 8, 2008 10:00:00 AM: County officials urge horse owners to get their animals vaccinated against the disease.

Ground Squirrels Test Positive for Plague
Jul 1, 2008 12:56:00 PM: The chance of human exposure is slight, but precautions should be taken.

Filing of Assessment Appeals Begins July 2
Jul 1, 2008 12:04:00 PM: Individuals and businesses can appeal their property tax assessments until Dec. 1

Record Week for West Nile Virus Cases
Jul 1, 2008 9:45:00 AM: A batch of mosquitoes and 17 more birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Smoke From Northern California Fires Could Impact Local Air Quality
Jun 26, 2008 4:36:00 PM: The County's Air Pollution Control District asks residents to be aware before engaging in outdoor activity.

County Director of Human Resources Named in Top Ten
Jun 26, 2008 3:52:00 PM: Carlos Arauz has been honored as a "Human Resources Professional of the Year."

County Behavioral Health Services Receives Recognition
Jun 26, 2008 1:31:00 PM: Several programs have received local, state and national awards.

Two More Salmonella Cases in County
Jun 20, 2008 4:50:00 PM: One adult resident was exposed in Texas; the source of exposure in the second case is not certain.

County Leads in National Awards
Jun 20, 2008 4:45:00 PM: For the fourth straight year, County programs have earned the most National Association of Counties awards.

Another Five Dead Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Jun 20, 2008 4:43:00 PM: More dead birds reported locally on heels of the year's first human infection case in California.

Boil Water Order Issued for Los Tules Water System
Jun 20, 2008 4:40:00 PM: Total Coliform bacteria has been detected in the drinking water system in Warner Springs.

County Clerk Sets Record for Marriage Licenses
Jun 18, 2008 8:47:00 AM: The majority of couples chose to have the County perform civil ceremonies.

Chicken Pox Outbreak at Two Local Schools
Jun 16, 2008 3:34:00 PM: Five students each from Morse High School and Perry Elementary School have been diagnosed.

County Buys Eight Fire Engines for Backcountry Areas
Jun 11, 2008 11:00:00 AM: Engines to replace aging fleet at volunteer fire agencies

New La Mesa Branch of County Library Opens
Jun 11, 2008 10:45:00 AM: The branch has relocated to a new building with upgraded programs and amenities for library patrons.

Salmonella Case Reported in County of San Diego
Jun 10, 2008 9:43:00 AM: A child was exposed to the disease in Texas. The case is related to the outbreak associated with raw tomatoes.

Ten More Dead Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Jun 10, 2008 9:00:00 AM: Brings total number of positive-testing dead birds to 29; at this time last year, only five had been found.

Conserve Water While Keeping Your Garden Green!
Jun 6, 2008 4:12:00 PM: The County offers tips on plants and potting techniques that won't dry up with the drought.

Sewage Spill in Rancho Bernardo
Jun 6, 2008 4:10:00 PM: Fishermen and boaters warned of contaminated water in Lake Hodges.

La Mesa Branch Library Closed June 9 - 15
Jun 5, 2008 4:30:00 PM: While moving to a brand new facility, the branch will be closed.

County Reduces Chronic Alcoholics' Use of Emergency Resources
Jun 5, 2008 4:29:00 PM: Serial inebriate program decreases use of public resources for emergency treatment.

Sewage Spill in La Jolla
Jun 5, 2008 1:45:00 PM: Water contact closure between Bird Rock Avenue and Cortez Place.

County Receives Highest Credit Ratings
Jun 5, 2008 1:35:00 PM: Taxpayers will reap the benefits of strong ratings earned during a time of economic uncertainty.

Chicken Pox Outbreak at Elementary School
Jun 5, 2008 1:30:00 PM: Five students at Ericson Elementary School have been diagnosed with the disease. County health officials urge parents to make sure their children are properly vaccinated.

June 3 Election Results
Jun 4, 2008 10:07:00 AM: View election results from June's Direct Primary.

Free Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family on Saturday, June 7
Jun 3, 2008 7:00:00 AM: Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and a rock climbing wall while celebrating National Trails Day at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.

Five More Dead Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Jun 3, 2008 7:00:00 AM: The birds were found in Tierrasanta, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Mira Mesa and Encinitas, bringing the total number of birds testing positive this year to 19.

Emergency Alert System Gets Golden Watchdog Award
Jun 2, 2008 4:10:00 PM: The San Diego County Taxpayers Association has bestowed its highest honor on the County's AlertSanDiego program.

Aging Summit to Feature Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Jun 2, 2008 4:05:00 PM: Physical and mental activity at every age will be discussed at the day-long event.

TB Case Reported at Local Colleges
Jun 2, 2008 4:00:00 PM: Students, faculty and staff at two campuses are being notified of possible exposure to tuberculosis.

Many Pet Adoption Fees Waived in County Animal Shelters
May 30, 2008 2:00:00 PM: Through August 30, Animal Services offers incentives to adopt a pet to help ease shelter overcrowding.

Shining a Light on Mental Health Stigma
May 30, 2008 12:00:00 PM: The County and its partners raise awareness of mental health issues through a vigil and demonstration.

Flood Insurance Rate Reduction for County Homeowners
May 30, 2008 11:00:00 AM: An improved FEMA flood rating will help homeowners save five percent on their flood insurance policies.

Poll Workers Needed for June 3 Election
May 28, 2008 2:00:00 PM: With less than a week till the election, poll workers are needed. Volunteers earn $75-150 for their service on Election Day.

Thousands of Children Rescued From Meth-Infested Homes
May 23, 2008 5:00:00 PM: The County is marking the tenth anniversary of its Drug Endangered Children program. Since its debut, 2,276 children have been safely removed from drug settings.

Dog and Owners Separated in Crash Reunited
May 23, 2008 4:30:00 PM: The dog was ejected from a car in a rollover accident, then disappeared. A day later, it was reunited with its owners at a County animal shelter.

Registrar of Voters Offers Weekend Hours
May 23, 2008 4:29:00 PM: If you cannot get to your polling place on Election Day, the Registrar of Voters office will be open Saturday and Sunday.

High-Flying Fun at Ramona Air Show This Weekend
May 23, 2008 4:29:00 PM: Look to the skies for aerial entertainment on May 31 and June 1 at Ramona Airport. The annual air show will feature aerobatics, antique aircraft, fire-fighting planes and more!

Free Movies Under the Stars
May 23, 2008 9:00:00 AM: The County invites you to free movie nights this summer. They will be screened at more than 30 parks and pools.

Four Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus
May 22, 2008 10:30:00 AM: The birds were found in Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley and Rancho Bernardo. They bring the total number of birds testing positive this year to 14.

Mail Ballot Application Deadline Arrives
May 22, 2008 10:10:00 AM: Tuesday, May 27 is the last day to request a mail ballot for the June 3 Direct Primary election. Applications must be received by the Registrar of Voters by 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Request Mail Ballot Nears
May 22, 2008 10:05:00 AM: May 27 is the deadline to turn in an application for a mail ballot for the June 3 election.

Chicken Pox Outbreak at Elementary School
May 21, 2008 2:00:00 PM: Five students at a San Marcos school have been diagnosed with chicken pox. School officials are notifying staff and students who may have been exposed.

On-Call Poll Workers Needed
May 20, 2008 10:30:00 AM: The Registrar of Voters needs about 350 workers who can fill positions that open up before the June 3 election.

Hantavirus Confirmed in Second Wild Mouse
May 16, 2008 2:40:00 PM: The wild mouse was trapped in the Tijuana River Valley. It is the second mouse this year to test positive for the potentially deadly disease.

Soap Up Before You Splash in the Pool
May 16, 2008 10:00:00 AM: Make sure your trip to the local pool or water park doesn't end in illness. County health officials offer tips to keep the water safe.

Free Workshop for Senior Caregivers
May 16, 2008 8:00:00 AM: Taking care of a loved one can be stressful. The County is offering lessons in ways to lighten the load.

Animal Control Officers Bust Dogfighting Operation
May 15, 2008 12:30:00 PM: Officers raided a house in Ramona and seized 10 Pit Bull Terriers believed to be used for dogfighting.

New Health and Human Services Agency Director Appointed
May 15, 2008 12:15:00 PM: Nick Macchione will be the County's new HHSA Director after serving as a Deputy Director for 10 years. His appointment will take effect on June 5, following the retirement of Jean Shepard.

TB Case Reported at San Ysidro High School
May 15, 2008 12:00:00 PM: Officials are notifying classmates, faculty and staff at San Ysidro High School of possible exposure to tuberculosis, after a student was diagnosed with the disease.

Therapy Dogs Help Children's Balance, Confidence
May 9, 2008 4:15:00 PM: A County program using dogs to develop children's motor skills has been a success. Now it's set to expand.

Additional Case Reported in Hepatitis A Outbreak
May 9, 2008 3:00:00 PM: The total number of cases linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant is now 22.

Career Fair Provides Tools for Success
May 9, 2008 8:00:00 AM: The free event Saturday, May 10 in the North County will offer resources and tools to promote self-sufficiency.

Microchip Clinic Will Help Protect Horses In Disaster
May 7, 2008 3:00:00 PM: The County is offering the May 17 clinic in response to recommendations that followed the October 2007 wildfires.

West Nile Victim Joins County's Fight Against Virus
May 7, 2008 2:00:00 PM: "Don't think that this can't happen to you," cautions a woman who survived the West Nile virus. She is now helping educate the community about the disease.

TB Case Reported at San Diego High School
May 7, 2008 1:40:00 PM: Officials are notifying classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis, after a student was diagnosed with TB.

Wildfire Information at Tap of a Touch Screen
May 6, 2008 2:45:00 PM: The County and UC Cooperative Extension have unveiled a new kiosk to help residents prepare for wildfires.

21st Case Reported in Hepatitis A Outbreak
May 6, 2008 2:30:00 PM: An additional case of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant has been reported.

Giving All Newborns a Chance at Life
May 2, 2008 12:46:00 PM: The County is expanding its Safely Surrendered Baby Sites to most County fire stations.

County Aims to End Stigma of Mental Illness
May 2, 2008 12:00:00 PM: May is Mental Health Month. A series of events is aimed at changing perceptions of the illness and getting people services they need.

TB Case Reported at Horace Mann Middle School
May 1, 2008 9:18:00 AM: Officials are notifying classmates, faculty and staff of possible exposure, after a student was diagnosed with the disease.

Annual Quarantine Issued on Sport-Harvested Mussels
Apr 30, 2008 4:36:00 PM: The quarantine is issued to prevent poisoning by toxins that cannot be destroyed by cooking.

Animal Control Officers Raid Squalid House
Apr 28, 2008 2:00:00 PM: Officers serving a warrant at a Santee home found dozens of animals in filthly conditions.

Chicken Pox Outbreak at Grossmont College
Apr 25, 2008 2:00:00 PM: Three students and one staff member have been diagnosed with the disease. County health officials are urging adults to get age-appropriate vaccinations.

'Tis the Season for Snakes
Apr 23, 2008 12:00:00 PM: Winter rains produced more food for rattlesnakes. The County has tips to stay safe.

Immunizations: Stay On Track
Apr 21, 2008 3:00:00 PM: It's National Infant Immunization Week. Local health officials want to make sure parents and their kids get on track and stay on track with immunizations.

Grant Extends Fire Victim Counseling
Apr 16, 2008 8:00:00 AM: A $2 million FEMA grant will allow the County to continue providing mental health services to victims of the October 2007 wildfires.

Foster Youth Graduate from Innovative Workforce Academy
Apr 15, 2008 8:00:00 AM: The County program provides paid internships to young people who are about to "age out" of the foster care system.

Vista High School Student Has TB
Apr 14, 2008 1:32:00 PM: County is working with Vista High School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Juvenile Hall to Hold Open House
Apr 9, 2008 4:57:00 AM: The public is invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of San Diego County's main juvenile detention facility on May 3.

Public Input Sought for Road Widening Project
Apr 9, 2008 2:48:00 AM: County officials will hold an open house to introduce the proposed Bear Valley Parkway North Widening Project.

County Code Enforcement Opens Four Storefronts
Apr 8, 2008 3:00:00 PM: New community locations make it easier for residents to report code violations and eyesores.

Hantavirus Confirmed in Second Wild Mouse
Apr 8, 2008 10:11:00 AM: County vector officials are warning residents to rodent-proof their homes when spring cleaning.

Chicken Pox Outbreak Reported at Solana Beach School
Apr 4, 2008 12:00:00 PM: Five students at Earl Warren Middle School have been diagnosed with the disease. It is the second school outbreak reported this week.

Event Offers Free Health Screenings, Fitness Tips
Apr 4, 2008 11:12:00 AM: The County hosts its third annual "It's How We Live!" health and wellness festival on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lindo Lake Park in Lakeside.

Chicken Pox Outbreak at Del Mar School
Apr 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM: Five students at Sycamore Ridge School have been diagnosed with chicken pox.

Boil Water Order Lifted
Apr 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM: A boil water order has been lifted for Pine Valley Bible Conference Center water system.

Mission Bay High Student has TB
Apr 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM: The Health and Human Services Agency is working with Mission Bay High School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

County Helps Hundreds of Local Hospital Patients in Need
Apr 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM: Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox kicked off the County of San Diego's blood drive by rolling up his own sleeve.

Pet Clinic Offers Vaccinations, Microchipping and More
Mar 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM: The County Department of Animal Services is offering a low-cost rabies vaccination, dog licensing, and microchipping clinic at its North County shelter on Sunday.

Air Pollution Control Officer Appointed
Mar 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM: The Board of Supervisors has appointed Bob Kard to lead the Air Pollution Control District. Kard brings more than 20 years of experience to the position.

Two Charged in Tourist's Assault
Mar 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM: The District Attorney has filed charges against two men accused of assaulting and torturing an Australian tourist. The suspects remain at large.

Offices Closed Monday for State Holiday
Mar 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM: County offices will be closed Monday, March 31 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

Got Old Tires? Recycle Them!
Mar 24, 2008 9:08:00 AM: The County is organizing a free tire recycling event in the Valley Center area.

TB Case Reported at Taft Middle School
Mar 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM: County and school officials are working with Taft Middle School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.

Better Chance of Survival for Heart Attack Patients
Mar 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM: A collaboration between the County's Health and Human Services Agency and the local healthcare community dramatically improves the time before heart attack victims receive treatment.

Plasma Collection Center TB is Multi-Drug Resistant Strain
Mar 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM: County health officials are working with a plasma collection center to notify clients and staff who may have been exposed to a multi-drug resistant strain of tuberculosis. The strain is treatable.

Water Contact Closure for Imperial Beach
Mar 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM: A water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge is being expanded.

Old Highway 395 Marked as Historic Route
Mar 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM: Part of old U.S. Highway 395 is still in service. The County will install signs along sections from Vista to the Riverside County line.

County's AlertSanDiego Set to Warn of Flooding in Burn Areas
Mar 12, 2008 10:00:00 AM: With a storm forecast this weekend, the County is prepared to alert residents living near burned hillsides to threats of flooding and mudflows.

West Nile Virus Detected Locally Earlier Than Ever Before
Mar 11, 2008 11:21:00 AM: County Says Last Year's Infection Rates Show Residents Over 50 at Greatest Risk

No New Confirmed Cases
, : PM: The total number of local cases stands at eight.

Two More Cases of Swine Flu in County
, : PM: There are now three residents with the disease in San Diego, plus two more in Imperial County.

Human West Nile Virus Cases Continue Rise
, : PM: The latest case brings the total this year to 32.

Hepatitis A Cases Reach 14
, : PM: Two more hepatitis cases linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant have been reported, bringing the total to 14.

Four More Cases Reported In Hepatitis A Outbreak
, : PM: The total number of cases in the outbreak linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant is now 18.

Additional Case of Hepatitis Linked to Outbreak
, : PM: One more case of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant has been reported. The total number in the outbreak is now 19.

County Offices Closed on Presidents Day
, : PM: County offices will be closed February 16. Parks will remain open.

More Hepatitis A Cases Reported
, : PM: Six more hepatitis cases linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant have been reported.

Avoid Scary Accidents on Halloween
, : PM: Tricks to help keep kids safe while hunting for treats this weekend.

A Message from County CAO Walt Ekard
, : PM: CAO Walt Ekard has a message regarding the Bible study matter in Bonita.

H1N1 Flu and You FAQs
, : PM: The CDC has prepared information about H1N1 flu specifically for people living in San Diego County.

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
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Samoa Tsunami Prompts Local Advisory
, : PM: No evacuations are recommended but swimmers are advised to stay out of the water and boaters to stay docked.

Family Fun for All
, : PM: A day in the park on Saturday, Oct. 10 offers stress relief and free entertainment.

Local H1N1 Flu-related Death Toll Up To Nine
, : PM: Two men, ages 57 and 25, are the most recent deaths linked to the virus.

County Offices Closed Monday
, : PM: County of San Diego offices will be closed May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Register for Online Tax Sale Auction
, : PM: Interested bidders need to be pre-registered by 5 p.m. on May 12.

Mail Ballot Application Deadline is May 12
, : PM: Get your application in soon if you want to vote from home in the May 19 election.

Vintage Aircraft Show Lands at Gillespie Field
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Lawnmower Trade-In Set for May 16
, : PM: Dump your gas-powered mower and take home a cordless model at a fraction of the normal cost.

Stimulus Funds Will Help Prevent Homelessness
, : PM: $1.9 million will be used for rental assistance and other services.

Two New Flu Cases Confirmed
, : PM: The total number of cases in the County now stands at 29

Prevent Foodborne Illness at Your Summer Barbecue
, : PM: Safe food handling and preparation will help ensure that your next cookout is a holiday hit.

Closed County Schools to Reopen
, : PM: The County is working with local school districts to reopen three high schools on Wednesday.

Nine New H1N1 Flu Cases
, : PM: The new confirmed cases bring the total number in San Diego County to 24.

County Programs Honored for Helping Children in Need
, : PM: Partnerships help the County provide services to foster, homeless and detained youth.

Hey, Crooks: Don't Even Think About It
, : PM: The County is teaching older adults how to protect themselves against physical or financial attacks.

Low-Cost Animal Clinic on Sunday, July 27
, : PM: Rabies vaccination, dog licensing and pet microchipping services are available.

125 Unique Vehicles Up For Bid
, : PM: Trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, construction equipment and more will be auctioned off Saturday. You need to register to bid in advance.

Kids Warned of Fireworks Dangers
, : PM: Just in time for the Fourth of July, an event educates children about the dangers of fireworks.

Keep Your Pet Safe During Fireworks
, : PM: County Animal Services offers pet safety tips for the Fourth of July to prevent fright and flight.

Four More H1N1 Flu Cases Confirmed
, : PM: The total number of confirmed cases in San Diego County now stands at 15.

Three New Local Cases of Swine Flu
, : PM: The latest cases include a 3-year-old and bring the total in San Diego County to eight.

County Proclaims Health Emergency
, : PM: The proclamation is routine and will help health professionals protect residents.

Mortgage Refinancing Dos and Don'ts
, : PM: When interest rates fall, it may seem like a good time to refinance. But you need to consider the pros and cons before dropping the cash.

Last Day to Cast Ballots in Chula Vista Special Election
, : PM: Residents are considering a one-percent sales tax increase and can drop off ballots until 8 p.m.

Fifth Local Case of Swine Flu Confirmed
, : PM: A Mira Mesa private school has been closed as a precaution.

Boil Water Order Issued for San Pasqual Academy
, : PM: The small drinking system in Escondido has tested positive for total coliform bacteria.

County Offices Closed Tuesday
, : PM: All County of San Diego offices will be closed March 31, in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

Home Buyers: Learn About Foreclosure Funds
, : PM: A "Road to Homeownership Fair" will have info about money available to buy properties in areas hit hard by foreclosures.

Honeybees, Spiders, and Reptiles - Oh, My!
, : PM: Children and adults can get hands on with all sorts of creepy crawly critters at the annual Insect and Garden Festival.

One New Local Swine Flu Case Reported
, : PM: The County has no new cases to report Saturday, but is continuing to step up surveillance.

San Diego Swine Flu Cases Stand at Four
, : PM: The County reported no new swine flu cases in the San Diego area Saturday.

Fallbrook and Ramona Airports Collecting Holiday Toys
, : PM: The public is invited to enjoy aircraft displays and donate toys to the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive on Dec. 13.

Rabies Vaccinations, Pet Microchipping and More Offered at Low-Cost Clinic
, : PM: Amnesty for expired dog licenses and coupons to help offset the cost of spaying or neutering pets will also be offered.

Public Administrator's Auction on Saturday, Sept. 20
, : PM: Vehicles, musical instruments, jewelry and more will be up for bid at the estate auction beginning at 8 a.m.

Mission Hills H.S. Closed as Precaution
, : PM: The decision comes after a student at the San Marcos school was diagnosed as a probable H1N1 flu case.

Three New Local Cases of H1N1 Flu Virus Confirmed
, : PM: Both Kearny Mesa High School and the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts are closed as a precaution.

Juvenile Hall Open House Expected to Draw Thousands
, : PM: Youth and parents can experience life in Juvenile Hall on Saturday, May 2.

Donation Means 10 Free Pet Adoptions
, : PM: The adoptions will be split among the three County Animal Shelters on Saturday, January 24.

County Gets $5.1 Million to Ease Foreclosure Crisis
, : PM: The funding will help find buyers for foreclosed homes.

Registration Deadline Near For Chula Vista Election
, : PM: The city's residents must register by April 20 to vote in a May 5 special mail ballot election.

Are You Ready for the Next Wildfire?
, : PM: A National Preparedness Month campaign urges residents to be aware of risk and prepare for disaster.

Low-Cost Pet Services at "Bark in the Park"
, : PM: On Sept. 13, pet owners can "one-stop shop" for dog licenses, $6 rabies vaccinations, $20 pet microchipping and spay/neuter coupons in Ocean Beach.

Abused Bunnies in Need of Homes
, : PM: A Sept. 14 adoption event will take place for more than a dozen bunnies seized during an animal cruelty investigation.

Parents: Your Vaccine Questions Answered
, : PM: The importance and safety of immunizations will be discussed at an Aug. 23 event in North County.

Warm Weather Means More Mosquitoes and Disease
, : PM: High temperatures and over-watering are two contributing factors to the spread of West Nile virus.

Human West Nile Virus Cases Reach Five Total
, : PM: With a fifth confirmed case of the disease this year, County officials continue eradication and awareness efforts.

Dead Bird Count Continues to Rise
, : PM: Residents are urged to eliminate mosquito breeding to stop the spread of West Nile virus.

County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
, : PM: Offices and non-essential services will be closed Nov. 27 and 28.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Update
, : PM: An additional case of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant has been reported, bringing the total number to 20.

Safeguarding San Diegans from Tuberculosis
, : PM: See how a County program is helping patients recover and curbing the spread of the disease.

La Mesa Branch Library Grand Opening
, : PM: Music and magic will add to the celebration of the new branch location on Saturday, July 19.

Vehicles, Electronics and More Up For Auction
, : PM: Hundreds of items will be up for sale July 19. Pictures of some are now available online.

Bunnies Up for Adoption After Cruelty Investigation
, : PM: Thirty-one rabbits were seized after the animals were found in extremely unsanitary conditions in Mira Mesa.

County Offices Closed for Labor Day
, : PM: Only essential services will remain in operation on Monday, Sept. 1. County parks will be open with limited staffing.

Ready, Set, Vote
, : PM: Look up your polling place or view your sample ballot online.

Another Ten Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus
, : PM: County officials are finding more evidence of the virus in urban areas.

Early Voting Continues
, : PM: The weekend shattered one-day voting records at the Registrar of Voters. High turnout is expected to continue through Election Day.

160 Vehicles Up For Bid
, : PM: Cars, trucks, vans and more will be available to preview July 16 and 17. The auction begins July 18.

Cars, Coins, Cameras and More Up For Bid
, : PM: Hundreds of items will be auctioned off Saturday, January 17.

County Offices Closed Monday
, : PM: Offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.