Forecasters are predicting a severe winter and are urging residents to prepare - this includes plans for pets. During severe storms, pets can become anxious and panic. It’s up to us to keep them comfortable and safe. Learn more at ReadySanDiego.org.
A pilot program led by the National Conflict Resolution Center is bringing together students, parents and local law enforcement. Why? To help build communication skills by focusing on trust and understanding of how communication can break.
Cleaner air? Thank your cab driver. The Regional Airport Authority and the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) have released the numbers showing positive environmental impact from a program to replace polluting taxicabs with cleaner models.
An annual workshop, hosted by the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service, offered local officials a detailed winter weather outlook and information on regional planning, preparation and response activities. Learn more on how to be El Niño ready.
Students at Spreckels Elementary practiced "drop, cover and hold on" during the 2015 Great ShakeOut drill. Nine school districts in the County are using Be Aware, Be Prepared curriculum created by the County's Office of Emergency Services to teach kids how to be prepared and protect themselves in the case of natural disasters.
County supervisors adjourned their Tuesday Board meeting in honor of former Sheriff William “Bill” Kolender, who passed away last week. Each supervisor offered tribute to Kolender and his more than half-century of service in law enforcement.
The County gained a third, and much-needed, helicopter to help with firefighting. The added wildlfire resource comes during peak fire season and puts the County's chopper fleet total at nine.
Vet Connect allows veterans to work with county staff using videoconferencing technology from their backcountry locations, avoiding lengthy drives to central San Diego.
San Diego County residents will be able to learn the level of fire risk in their immediate area thanks to a new, online map. The digital tool allows the public to search the county by address or place name to learn the degree of wildfire hazard. Visit ReadySanDiego.org to better prepare for an emergency.
The County released its 2015 Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card, and while there are some encouraging trends, there are also still areas of concern.