Highlights of the Week

This week we found plenty of uplifting animal-related stories in the news and wanted to share.

  • See The World’s Youngest Gorilla Being Hugged By Mom Hours After Being Born - link here
  • When A Loving Brazilian Street Dog Kept Visiting A Car Dealership, They Finally Hired Him as a Salesman - link here
  • Lifelike Robotic Pets Bring Joy And Serenity To Seniors, Combatting Stress And Loneliness - link here
  • Most Americans With Cats Say They Couldn’t Have Gotten Through Lockdown Without Their Feline Friend - link here

Have a great weekend!


Voices of Hope Video Series

CCR and the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force recently created the first video of a new series called Voices of Hope. In this series, we provide a platform for people with lived experience to share their stories of recovery and hope. Various perspectives will be shared from community members, law enforcement, and family members.

In this video, former police officer Michael Koch describes his descent into opiate and heroin addiction and his new life in recovery.

Watch the video here:

If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance use disorder, know that recovery is possible. Call for information about residential and outpatient drug treatment programs at 1 (888) 724-7240 or 2-1-1.


Neighborhood Safety Workgroup August Newsletter

The Meth Strike Force Neighborhood Safety Workgroup August 2020 newsletter is now available. This newsletter shares information about calling 9-1-1 related to mental health incidents, as well as resources for non-emergency events.

The Workgroup would like to say a special thank you to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and NAMI San Diego for their resources and guidance.

The newsletter is available for download here.


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Highlights of the Week

Friday 8/7: Highlights of the Week

As summer break starts to come to an end, youth across the world continue to shine. 

  • This college student helped isolated seniors connect with their doctors. Read more here.
  • This 10-year-old “mini-Monet” sold her paintings for tens of thousands of dollars… and then donated all of her earnings. See her work here.
  • This cool teen started making and selling candles to help support his family after both of his parents lost their jobs. Read the story here.
  • And, LEGO has plans to produce a set of bricks for use by children who are visually impaired, creating a cheaper educational tool to learn Braille. Learn more here.

Find more good news at the Good News Network, Upworthy, and Good News from Today.



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