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THIS IS OUR TOWN: Kids Free San Diego

Kids Free San Diego is back! For the entire month of October, kids get to eat, stay and play for free. More than 100 deals on activities, attractions, meals and much more are all part of this campaign. Launched by the San Diego Tourism Authority, this popular promotion is about encouraging people to stay and play locally while giving back to visitors and the community. 

In addition to Travel Writing, Marc and Darlynne Menkin run two San Diego based tour and team building companies, Where You Want To Be and Out of the Ordinary. Their specialty is secret San Diego spots.

THIS IS OUR TOWN: San Diego Little Italy

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, you may want to head to Little Italy. Not only is it the place to be if you’re a foodie or love to shop, it’s also home to the big Mission Fed ArtWalk, a 2-day street festival that features unique artwork and music and dance performances. In this week’s episode of “This is our Town,” we show you why so many people fall in love with this eclectic community.  

Marc & Darlynne Menkin run two San Diego based tour and team building companies, Where You Want To Be and  Out of the Ordinary. Their specialty is secret San Diego spots.


THIS IS OUR TOWN: Santa Barbara

Looking for a cool getaway that’s easy and affordable? In this week’s episode of “This is our Town,” Travel writers Marc & Darlynne Menkin head to Santa Barbara. Summer may be over but the fun is still heating up in this beautiful beach town. 

Note:In addition to Travel Writing, Marc & Darlynne run two San Diego based Tour and Team building companies, Where You Want To Be and  Out of the Ordinary. Their specialty is secret San Diego spots. 


Video by County News Center

Pet Preparedness Month

June is National Pet Preparedness Month, and the County of San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services and Department of Animal Services are reminding residents to make sure their family disaster preparedness plan includes provisions for their household pets.

Donnie Ryan, County of San Diego Communications Office


—Video by José Eli Villanueva

County opens campground, bike park

County and other officials held opening events for the new Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Campground and the Otay Valley Regional Park’s Bike Park, named for the district’s former County Supervisor Greg Cox.

—Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office


Video by Suzanne Bartole

Mobile teams deliver vaccines

Farmworkers can find it challenging to get to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic because they work in rural, remote locations. But thanks to the efforts of emergency responders, the initiative Operation Collaboration has vaccinated more than 2,000 farmworkers since April 9, with plans for even greater outreach over the next months. The operation uses the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which simplifies scheduling for those working in the county’s fifth-largest industry.

—Anita Lightfoot, County of San Diego Communications Office


THIS IS OUR TOWN: Legoland

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, Legoland California decides to take it up a notch. The Carlsbad theme park recently opened “Lego Movie World,” a whole zone devoted to the two Lego movies and its characters. In this latest episode of “This is our Town,” Marc and Darlynne Menkin check out this newest addition. 

Marc & Darlynne are the co-owners of Where You Want To Be and Out of the Ordinary, two San Diego based companies that specialize in t eam building events and curated experiencesfeaturing secret spots. 


Video by  James Kecskes

Youths get vaccine shots

Vaccination sites around San Diego County started giving shots to the newest eligible group seeking COVID-19 protection, youths between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Also, the County opened its newest vaccine site, at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center at 404 Euclid Ave.

—Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office


THIS IS OUR TOWN: San Diego reopens

In this episode of This is our Town, we head to downtown San Diego where some of the fun activities are back! Visit Where You Want to Be Tours (wheretours.com) and Out of the Ordinary Group & Team Adventures (groupadventures.com).


North County Vaccination Super Station opens

By James Kecskes
County of San Diego Communications Office

(Jan. 31, 2021) San Diego County opened the region’s third Vaccination Super Station today at the California State University San Marcos Sports Center. It will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Appointments are required and can be made online at www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.com. Initially, the site is expected to vaccinate 250 to 1,000 people per day, depending on the number of vaccines available, eventually building up to 5,000-plus vaccines daily.


THIS IS OUR TOWN: Del Mar and Encinitas

In this latest episode of This is our Town, we head to Del Mar and Encinitas. The North County beach communities offer a good mix of scenic views, beautiful homes and plenty of outdoor venues all centered around fun.


ShakeOut preps people for earthquake preparedness

By James Kecskes
County of San Diego Communications Office

(Oct. 15, 2020) Millions took a step toward better earthquake preparedness by participating in International ShakeOut Day 2020. The annual drill is an opportunity to practice “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and reinforce additional lessons on what to do, and what not to do, during an earthquake. County leaders discussed and demonstrated the importance of earthquake preparedness with the help of the Big Shaker. Visit ReadySanDiego.org.


Animal services takes in dogs ahead of hurricane

By Suzanne Bartole 
County of San Diego Communications Office 

(Oct. 8, 2020) The San Diego County Department of Animal Services helped dogs evacuated from Louisiana, which was threatened by Hurricane Delta. 
A cargo plane filled with crates of almost 100 dogs arrived at Gillespie Field Thursday. Shelters in Louisiana are creating space for animals they expect to arrive if the region is impacted by the hurricane. 


Gillespie Field hosts firefighting helicopters

By Suzanne Bartole
County of San Diego Communications Office

(Sept. 8, 2020) The County of San Diego is hosting military firefighting helicopters at Gillespie Field to help fight the Valley Fire. Gillespie Field’s two other runways remain open to the public.
(courtesy of the County of San Diego)


Surveying damage from the Valley Fire

By Suzanne Bartole
County of San Diego Communications Office

(Sept. 14, 2020) The County is sending Damage Assessment Teams to Lawson Valley to determine the damage sustained after the Valley Fire destroyed homes and outbuildings.


THIS IS OUR TOWN: Outdoor Edition

This episode of “This is Our Town” reveals some remarkably enjoyable San Diego establishments with outdoor venues for coffee, music, dancing, dining, drinks and wonderful views.


THIS IS OUR TOWN: Burlingame – South Park

This episode takes visitors on a “hidden” walking tour through the community of Burlingame. This tour includes beautiful homes, a cool canyon thick with vegetation and a quick look at the commercial district.


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THIS IS OUR TOWN: Point Loma

Marc and Darlynne Menkin, co-owners of Where You Want To Be and Out of the Ordinary, take you on a tour of their favorite places in Point Loma.


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THIS IS OUR TOWN: Bird Rock Tour

Marc and Darlynne Menkin, co-owners of Where You Want To Be and Out of the Ordinary, take you on a tour of their favorite places in Bird Rock.


THIS IS OUR TOWN: Mission Hills Tour

Marc and Darlynne Menkin, co-owners of Where You Want To Be and Out of the Ordinary, take you on a tour of their favorite places in Mission Hills.