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Juvenile Hall Tour

Juvenile Hall to Hold Public Tours Sept. 29

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This is not a “scared straight” tour,” it’s a “cared straight” tour. But yes, you still have to keep your hands folded across your chest for safety purposes. The San Diego County Probation Department and the Juvenile Court will be hosting tours of the Juvenile Justice Center facilities in Kearny Mesa on Saturday, Sept. 29.

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The alert will look like a text. Credit: FEMA

National Wireless Emergency Alert System Test Postponed to Oct. 3

| 10:50 AM

No reason to become alarmed. Your mobile phone will emit a special tone and vibrate as it receives an emergency test message on Sept. 20 update rescheduled to Oct 3. It is part of a nationwide test by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of Wireless Emergency Alerts systems to assess its effectiveness.

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Vehicles Remain a Top Cause of Local Wildfires

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Wildfires are the biggest disaster risk San Diegans regularly face, and most are caused by people in some way. In fact, vehicle-related fires are in the top two causes of wildfires in the County.

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Board Waives Rebuilding, Records Fees After July 2018 Wildfires Destruction

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Residents who lost their homes in the July 2018 Wildfires will not need to pay for rebuilding permits or for vital records replacement, after the County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to waive those fees.