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Blood Pressure Checks Urged for All

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The county and many community partners are again inviting residents to take the simple step of checking their blood pressure. Information on locations for free blood pressure checks can be found here.

New Program Aims to Help Mentally Ill Homeless Population

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Getting the severely mentally ill homeless population off the streets and into treatment is a huge task; but the County, the City of San Diego and others are tackling it head-on with Project One for All. Learn their plan for helping this in-need demographic.

Animal Services Provides Care for Homeless Pets

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Some special animals got a little TLC from County Animal Services Wednesday. Staff joined the annual Project Homeless Connect event to help the homeless with their pet needs - including providing something fitting for El Niño and the cold weather that comes with it.

New IB Library Will be Zero Net Energy

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Local officials broke ground Wednesday for the new County library in Imperial Beach. It will be three times larger than the old space, which was knocked down earlier this year, and all the energy required to run the space will be produced on site. The new library will include a children's and family area, a teen space with dedicated study rooms and a computer lab.

Residents Reminded to Prepare for More El Niño Storms

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More rain is yet to come - and it could be worse than last week's storms. Officials from the County and the city of San Diego came together to stress the importance of being prepared. Visit readysandiego.org for more.

Meth a 'Quadruple Threat' in San Diego County

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The 2015 Meth Report Card is in, and it shows a continuing threat to health and public safety. The drug’s source has shifted in recent years, leading to several trends that add to the danger. Those struggling with addiction can call the Meth Hotline: 877-NO-2-METH  

How to Prepare Your Pets for El Niño

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Forecasters are predicting a severe winter and are urging residents to prepare - this includes plans for pets. During severe storms, pets can become anxious and panic. It’s up to us to keep them comfortable and safe. Learn more at ReadySanDiego.org.

Navy Veteran Has Much to be 'Tank'ful for

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If there's one thing that we learned at November's "Year of the Veteran" Conference in Escondido, it's that you can alway rely on your four-legged friend to help you through some rough patches. Watch how one local veteran was saved by rescue dog Tank.

Communication Program Focuses on Building Trust

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A pilot program led by the National Conflict Resolution Center is bringing together students, parents and local law enforcement. Why? To help build communication skills by focusing on trust and understanding of how communication can break. 

Newer Taxis for Cleaner Air

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Cleaner air? Thank your cab driver. The Regional Airport Authority and the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) have released the numbers showing positive environmental impact from a program to replace polluting taxicabs with cleaner models.

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