Chronicles

Guardian of Water

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The Donal Hord sculpture "Guardian of Water" has long kept watch over the bay from outside the County Administration Center. We take a look at its transformation from block of granite to waterfront fixture.

Lizards Need Love, Too!

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If you thought dogs and cats were the only animals abandoned by their owners, look again. County Animal Services staff got some hands on training on how to care for reptiles and get them ready for adoption. Visit these sites for reptile information and adoption options. EcoVivarium, San Diego Herpetological Society, and County Animal Services.

Sheriff Looking for Women to Join Ranks

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Law enforcement can be a rewarding career for anyone. Sgt. Nanette McMasters, a mother of two, has served sixteen years with the San Diego County Sheriff’s department and encourages all women to consider joining the force.

Kids on a Swat Team?

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Kids at the Spring Valley library learn a fun way to fight off a serious public health threat. Learn more about mosquitoes, West Nile Virus and Fight the Bite app on the SD Swat Team website.

Honey Oil Labs a Growing, Explosive Threat

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It's happening more and more often in San Diego County. Firefighters are called to the scene of an explosion caused by using butane to make a drug called honey oil. It's a very dangerous process and to prove the point the County set off an explosion of its own.

The Little Engines That Still Can

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It's a place where you can go back 100 years and see how things were done, and it's on land owned by County parks. Find out more about the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum online.

Librarians Rock Mohawks After One Million Checkouts

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The Vista library staff said they would do something big if they hit one million checkouts in a year. See what they had to do to keep their promise.

A Voice For Those In Need

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Patrick Hanson spends his time at long term care facilities, but he doesn't live there. He's an advocate for our aging population when they have trouble advocating for themselves.

The Noses Know... from San Diego to Eureka

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They sniff, they find, they save our agriculture industry! San Diego County was the spot for a summit, of sorts, for agricultural inspector dogs from all over California.

Vector Control Goes To School

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Mosquitoes ... you’ve been schooled!  Third graders at Temple Heights Elementary School learned all about mosquitoes and how to protect themselves from West Nile Virus, through a pilot program taught by Vector Control.

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