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County Probation Wins State Grant to Continue Monitoring Habitual DUI Offenders

| 11:24 AM

The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded San Diego County Probation a $382,000 grant to help ensure that high-risk, repeat drunk or drugged driving offenders with suspended or revoked licenses are complying with all court orders.

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CAL FIRE Forester Eric Just demonstrates how he clips and dries vegetation to check for fuel moisture content.

Fire Official Calls Seasonal Outlook ‘Scary,’ Urges Preparedness

| 1:54 PM

San Diego County area fire chiefs are preparing for a potentially dangerous peak fire season due to historically dry fuel conditions. Residents are reminded to take all precautions and be ready to evacuate if needed.

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Juvenile Hall Tour

Juvenile Hall to Hold Public Tours Sept. 29

| 12:01 PM

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 Set for 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.