Lakeside, California - Come enjoy free cookies and cocoa at the Lakeside Library for the holiday season, while supplies last. Relax and enjoy some holiday music. Drop by during library hours.

San Diego, California - The National Institutes of Health is funding the development of robots that would make it easier for impaired seniors to get around, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

San Diego, California - An authoritative blogger, Daniel Lemire, concludes that astronauts age at a faster rate than we earth-bound mortals, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Stanford, California - One might not expect a book by an English scholar to stir in its readers an impetuous desire to drop everything and take a road trip.

Sacramento, California - For the 20th year, members of the public are invited to help provide a bit of holiday warmth and cheer for the dogs and cats of area homeless people.

San Diego, California - When it comes to banking, bigger isn’t always better.  A recent subscriber survey conducted by Consumer Reports found that customers of credit unions, primarily online, and smaller traditional banks were more satisfied with their overall banking experience than those who do business with one of the nation’s four dominant mega banks: Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo.

San Diego, California - Thanksgiving is all about tradition. And part of that tradition is food: turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberries. Sam the Cooking Guy gives a twist on some of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes in these original County News Center TV episodes. Watch him whip up these tasty recipes and try them out with your family this holiday season!