Giving your brain a shot in the arm. Keeping our brains at the top of their game took center stage at the County's Vital Aging Conference. For more resources, visit the Aging and Independence Services website.
A stray poodle has made her way home to Kansas City, thanks to the Department of Animal Services and a device the size of a grain of rice. Think about microchipping your dog before they get lost.
The County Animal Services shelter on Gaines St. celebrates the grand opening of its newly renovated nursery for kittens that are too young for adoption. The nursery acts as a temporary home for the kittens until foster parents are found to raise them to an adoptable age, usually about two months old.
The County unveiled its Operational Plan and Budget Tuesday, and this video provides an overview of how the County functions, who it serves and some key focus areas for the coming fiscal year. More details can be found in the accompanying article at the READ link.
Bill Nye has some competition out there. The County Department of Environmental Health's HAZMAT division has its own set of Science Guys who share their love of science with middle schoolers in their own unique way.
The annual San Diego Economic Roundtable was held at the University of San Diego on Jan. 16, and local economic experts weighed in on what to expect for 2015.
He may be low to the ground, but Edgar is high on enthusiasm. His job? “Morale director” for the Department of Animal Services. This four-legged ambassador is responsible for socializing with other dogs waiting to be adopted. He’s even helped bring out the good in seemingly aggressive dogs! Edgar’s sure to brighten your day – whether you have two legs or four.
In 2011, Assembly Bill 109 drastically changed the way the state deals with its prison population. In the past three years, San Diego County has made changes to our system to reduce the number of people in our jails and initiated new programs that help those on the way out of jail, stay out of jail.
Da'Von was 14, in and out of trouble for most of his young life, and headed down the wrong path as he neared adulthood. Then, he entered into a unique partnership between County Probation and Health & Human Services that helped turn his life around.
In 2013, the County of San Diego designated the Chula Vista Elementary School District a "Live Well San Diego" partner. Students are now more active and watching what they eat. This is one school's success story.