Health

County Unveils Updated Plan to Prevent Opioid Abuse

| 4:19 PM

The County Board of Supervisors today received a comprehensive update on the region’s plan to fight opioid and other prescription drug abuse and the devastating impact the substances are having on San Diegans.

Public Safety
Stock photo of a UH-60 Black Hawk helitanker in the air hoisting a water bucket. Credit: Shutterstock

County to Share Lease Cost for Second Firefighting Helicopter

| 1:10 PM

The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to share a Black Hawk helitanker lease with San Diego Gas & Electric, giving an additional boost to the region’s aerial firefighting options during peak fire season.

Consumer

Storms in Backcountry Forecast? Free Sandbags at County, CAL FIRE Stations

| 5:26 PM

The sun is shining, but weather forecasts say summer storms could possibly create heavy rains and flooding in the mountains and deserts this week. Could be a good time to stock up on free sandbags!

Parks and Rec
Cabin at Dos Picos

County Parks Opens ADA-Accessible Cabins

| 3:17 PM

San Diego County Parks and Recreation on Friday opened four new cabins built to be accessible to people with mobility challenges at Dos Picos County Park in Ramona, making it easier for nature lovers of all abilities to stay overnight.

Government

County to Hold Public Forums on Community Choice Energy

| 2:37 PM

The public can give input on whether the County should buy and sell electricity during four informational forums set for coming weeks.