Encinitas, California - See some of the best established and up-and-coming local musicians for free. The San Diego County Library’s Acoustic Showcase is full of talent you won’t want to miss, and the program just celebrated its 500th performance.

San Diego, California - The holidays can be a joyous time, but only if you prevent winter weather-related house fires.

San Diego, California - They’re baa-ack… more scary, good deals on furry felines at County Animal Services.

San Diego, California - While we hope there won’t ever be an ultimate “test” of our personal preparedness for a natural or man-made emergency, the County urges you to take 10 easy steps that will help you be ready if disaster strikes.

San Diego, California - A recent swarm of seismic activity late last month on the southernmost end of the San Andreas Fault had scientists on alert for a larger quake. Fortunately, the threat did not take form, but it was a reminder that we live in earthquake country and that a rupture on a fault line is unpredictable.

San Diego, California - A few basic steps may help prevent jet lag or reduce its effects:

San Diego, California - For parents, seeing their children get up and outside is rewarding in and of itself. But how do you get the kiddos to actually get up and outside? County Parks has found a way – and it involves tangible rewards.