Chronicles

Crossing Over to a New Path

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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.

Students Make Living Well A Priority

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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.

Grab and Go: Being Prepared for Emergencies

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After one woman was affected by the 2007 Witch Creek Fire, she learned the importance of having a "grab and go" kit filled with valuables and emergency supplies. Learn what to put in your own kit. More preparedness info at ReadySanDiego.org | RELATED: County Adds Firefighting Resources

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.

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