ICYMI: Yesterday, I delivered this year's "State of the County" address. I gave a progress report on the County's response to COVID-19 and laid out our plans for the next year regarding the economy, behavioral health, children, the environment, and so much more (including a chess and baseball announcement). We had a special appearance by our Governor, Bill Walton, the Padres' coach, and some wonderful kids!
Book to pre-order: Ben Rhodes is an alumni of the Obama administration and a writer. His first book, The World As It Is, was terrific. His latest, After the Fall, will be released soon. I've already pre-ordered it! If you have the slightest interest in the world, you should consider it! He also does a great weekly podcast, Pod Save the World.
Wow: If you know nothing about helicopters, please know this is something truly incredible. I love the mountains, have a hero complex, and found Mountain Rescue a while back. It follows the Chamonix Mountain Rescue teams on some incredible adventures.
Touchdown Confirmed: NASA’s Countdown to Mars is officially complete! After a 203-day journey and traveling 293 million miles, the Perseverance Rover has safely landed on the surface of Mars. Perseverance can now begin its two-year investigation of Mars’ Jezero Crater; searching for signs of ancient microbial life.
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