Chronicles

Staying in Shape by Staying in Line

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"If you can walk, you can dance." These residents line up every Tuesday at the Ramona Library for some fun, coordinated group exercise. Watch how line dancing is helping keep everyone there in shape. Find out about more library activities at sdcl.org.

You Got Your Sandbags. Now What?

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Sandbags are great to keep water from heavy rains away from your property. However, there are do's and don'ts when it comes to filling and placing them. Call 211 or visit our El Niño page to find the location for sandbags nearest you.

Out with the Oak; In with the New

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They tower at 30 feet and weigh between 7,800-9,000 pounds. These 25-year-old California Sycamores were recently relocated to the County's Dos Picos Park in Ramona. They'll provide plenty of shade for campers, but the real reason for their new home is Parks and Recreation's dedication to preservation.

Finding a Home for Veterans

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She served her country – but through a series of events wound up on the streets with her children. The story of how she got back on her feet is one example of the County’s participation in 25 Cities, a national campaign to end homelessness among veterans.

The Story Behind Those Colorful Tire Treads

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We joined artist David Adey as he spent almost a year constructing a bold public art piece which is now on permanent display at the County of San Diego's parking garage in Little Italy. "Inspiration / Expiration" consists of thousands of individual tire tread impressions collected throughout San Diego.

The Path to Mental and Physical Health

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Hiking is so much more than a physical challenge - it's also a great way to reduce anxiety and even combat PTSD. San Diego County Parks and Recreation has miles of great hiking trails to help you do that. And one segment of our population is taking great advantage of it: veterans.

Your Firewood Could be Spreading a Tree Killer

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If you're a tree, wood borers are your worst nightmare. But while most of these burrowing pests attack dying trees, some invasive species are a lot more aggressive. One in particular, the polyphagous shot hole borer, has big agricultural and ecological implications. And your firewood could be helping to spread it.

A New Mosquito in San Diego?

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The Asian tiger mosquito has been found here for the first time since 2001, and the County's Vector Control Program is trying to determine if the pest is here to stay. If you experience an indoor mosquito infestation, call the Vector Control Hotline at (858) 694-2888.

Prevent, Protect, Report

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Beat West Nile Virus. Get the facts and join the fight. For more information visit sdfightthebite.com.

Seniors Relish Pickleball Challenge with Youth

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The sport has nothing to do with pickles, but seniors and kids are relishing this game that mixes ping-pong, tennis and badminton. In Lakeside, it's helping to bridge the generation gap as the old teach the young.

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