Public Safety
SDSO_LilacFire Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

County Releases Lilac Fire Response Report

| 10:11 AM

Preparedness, regional collaboration, and fire and emergency management resources, coupled with a lucky break in the weather, were credited in a County After Action Report for stopping the December 2017 Lilac Fire’s fast-moving destructive path within 12 hours. The report released Friday also credits heroic actions of first responders for saving lives in dangerous conditions.

Jason and Darinka Viau  completed their paperwork and are all set to marry on Valentine's Day.

Hundreds of Couples Take Vows at County Marriage Offices

| 3:17 PM

Valentine’s Day 2018 will be a special day for more than 100 couples scheduled to wed at San Diego County/Assessor/Recorder/Clerk’s offices. Another 122 made reservations to obtain their marriage licenses. The majority of ceremonies were performed at the County Administration Center and surrounding Waterfront Park downtown. Others were split among the office’s locations in San […]

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Youth Council teens, a new civic engagement organization, broke into groups with deputy public defenders to discuss the strengths of various leadership types, and to identify their own styles.

Youth Partner With Public Defender For Civic Change

| 10:06 AM

Twenty-three downtown-area high school students hoping to make a difference through civic projects will now serve as the first San Diego County Public Defender Youth Council. They kicked off the effort on a recent weekend, meeting with program leaders and young attorney advisors to develop and prepare for those tasks.

Public Safety

Win the Real Game: Don’t Drive While Intoxicated

| 7:03 AM

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies are not playing when it comes to keeping the roadways safe during and after the big game. If you are caught driving while impaired by alcohol, marijuana or prescription medications, you will go to jail.

SDSO_LilacFire Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Lilac Fire Damaged or Destroyed Properties May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Grants

| 4:49 PM

Homeowners or renters affected by the Lilac Fire are encouraged to register for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that can help cover temporary housing assistance, essential home repairs and uninsured or underinsured personal property losses. Residents and business owners can also apply for a low interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.