Here's a roundup of news from San Diego County for the week:
– This week three students were diagnosed with whooping cough. County Health and Human Services confirmed the cases and noted that other students were possibly exposed to pertussis. One of the cases was reported at , in unincorporated La Mesa near Mt. Helix. The other cases were found at schools in Kearny Mesa and Scripps Ranch. The total of pertussis cases in San Diego is 382 so far this year.
– Domestic violence awareness supporters rallied in Balboa Park last Saturday. Thousands of supporters were in attendance and called for a family violence-free day. The group HOPE in the park is hoping to prevent domestic violence from occurring and being passed down through generations.
– Many county parks and community centers will be hosting Halloween events this year. Children and adults can participate in events including learning about animals at one of the county’s estuaries to a haunted hike. A full list of events are available on the county’s website.
– Water quality in San Diego beaches will be monitored again thanks to funding approved by Gov. Jerry Brown. A bill was signed by Brown that will provide funding to monitor coastal water after it was cut two years ago. The bill provided $1.8 million to monitor contamination and chemicals in the water.
– The county launched an online crime resource to the whole county. The Website crimemapping.com is now available to all cities in the county, as it was previously only available to the Sherriff’s Department jurisdiction. Crimemapping.com has data and analysis about almost all types of crime such as DUIs, arson and burglary.
– Borrego Springs will receive a new solar farm to bring power to thousands of homes in the area. The 308-acre farm is expected to bring power to 19,000 to 21,000 homes. The project is called NRG Solar Borrego One, created by NRG Solar. The County Board of Supervisors approved the project 4-0.