While the number of prescription drug deaths has recently leveled off in San Diego County, misuse of medication remains a danger. Dispose of them properly during the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend.
We know all about the San Andreas Fault. But there’s a lesser known fault running through the heart of the San Diego, and it has the attention of emergency planners. A geology professor at San Diego State University shows us where you can see signs of the Rose Canyon Fault and how dangerous it could be.
While we hope there won’t ever be an ultimate “test” of our personal preparedness for a natural or man-made emergency, the County urges you to take 10 easy steps that will help you be ready if disaster strikes.
A recent swarm of seismic activity late last month on the southernmost end of the San Andreas Fault had scientists on alert for a larger quake. Fortunately, the threat did not take form, but it was a reminder that we live in earthquake country and that a rupture on a fault line is unpredictable. The […]
After five years of prolonged drought, San Diego County native plants, trees and grasses are either extremely dry, dying out or dead, potentially making for more volatile fire conditions and a longer peak fire season. How volatile exactly?
In 2015, there were 17,975 domestic violence incidents reported to law enforcement in San Diego County, a 6 percent increase from the prior year and up 12 percent from 2011. Local groups and agencies recently came together to provide community education and awareness on domestic violence.
The County Operations Center will soon add another large building to the growing campus in Kearny Mesa. A new 156,000 square-foot facility will house the Sheriff’s Regional Crime Laboratory, Central Investigations Division, and Property and Evidence Division. The current crime lab resides in an old, converted hospital. The new building will give staff more space to grow and collaborate […]