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'Girls Only' Program Builds Self-esteem, Awareness

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The program originally began as a way to target at-risk area girls and educate them about human trafficking. Now, Girls Only is a place for local girls to share their stories and get the tools to help them avoid exploitation, domestic violence and child abuse. Get the Girls Only! toolkit.

Helping to Make a Clean Start

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A little help for those recently released from jail, ready to make a fresh start. County jail inmates work to refurbish bicycles to help those newly released get back on their feet.

Help is on the Way

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Escondido has a new mental health crisis center - the first of its kind in the north inland region of the County. The facility will provide a home-like setting where individuals receive safe, short-term housing and behavioral health treatment services.

New Alpine Library Boasts Zero-Net Energy

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It's the first of its kind in the region built by a local government. The new Alpine Library branch will not only use half as much energy required as the other County libraries, but all energy needed to run the building will be produced onsite. Check out some of the new features of this smart building.

A New Seat for the Fleet

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A huge vehicle service center sits on the bottom two floors of a new parking garage at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa. It will be used to service a large portion the County's 4,000-vehicle fleet, which come in all shapes and sizes.

It's All About Collective Impact

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It's $5 billion from... you. So, what do we do with your money? Here's a look at how we work with the community to deliver services and make people's lives a little better each day. We call it Collective Impact.

It's Time to Cut Back that Brush

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"Be prepared." That's the message officials are still urging residents, despite all of our recent rains. The storms helped sprout thicker-than-usual wild grasses and weeds, which can serve as “fuel” for wildfires and helping strengthen flames. Be sure to clear defensible space around your home.

County Salutes Its Volunteers

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They provide valuable service for one very low cost - free! Last fiscal year, 41,772 residents gave their time to the County of San Diego, resulting in an estimated value of nearly $44.5 million. That's a lot of volunteering and a lot of money saved! Watch the ways these volunteers give their time to the County.

The Saints Came Marching In ... and Cleaned!

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Hundreds of St. Augustine High School students work together Friday to clean up County Parks in three different locations.

60 Years of Giving Back to the Community

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The San Diego County Employees' Charitable Organization (CECO) held its annual awards breakfast and distributed money donated by County employees to close to 70 non-profit organizations. The nearly $178,000 raised was given in grants to places like the Fallbrook Food Pantry and San Diego Second Chance

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