Spring Valley, California - SD Nights is a Friday evening summer program created by County Parks that helps keep kids occupied and off the streets during a critical time. In addition to providing many activities, the program also gives the kids opportunities to interact with local law enforcement from County Probation and Sheriff’s Departments.

Alpine, California - The County Department of Animal Services rescued or sheltered approximately 30 animals from the West Fire, and after reuniting all but four, staff members are helping people impacted by the fire with pet food and resources if needed at the Alpine Local Assistance Center.

San Diego, California - As thousands begin to pour into San Diego for the 2018 Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 19–22), San Diego Zoo and DC Entertainment are offering a super-heroic surprise for superhero fans and comic book lovers. In collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global, DC Entertainment has created a brand-new, limited-edition comic book, Vixen and the Justice League: Wildlife Heroes, which focuses on saving species from extinction. Guests who visit the San Diego Zoo on July 16, 17 or 18 starting at 9 a.m. can get a free copy of this unique comic featuring Vixen and her friends from the Justice League—but only while supplies last and with Zoo admission.

San Diego, California - Splish splash it’s summer at last! The sunshine and heat have arrived. Stay cool at one of three San Diego County Parks that have water features.

San Diego, California - Going out of town this summer? Make plans now to have someone check on your home so you don’t have to worry about it while you’re gone. Sign up for free vacation checks from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

San Diego, California - Former Good Morning America host and award-winning journalist Joan Lunden was the keynote speakers at this year’s Vital Aging Summit. The focus was on caregiving and the rapidly increasing population of seniors in coming years.

Kearny Mesa, California - The County celebrated the opening of a state-of-the-art crime lab in Kearny Mesa. It will be the hub of forensic services for the Sheriff’s Department and more than 30 local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. The ribbon-cutting ceremony also offered a look inside the new facility.