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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.

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Initiative to Better Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse

| 3:41 PM

In response to increasing elder abuse crimes in the region and an impending explosion of the elderly population, County prosecutors, health and aging officials and local law enforcement are committing to a new “blueprint” of goals and coordinated community response to abuse of these vulnerable residents.

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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.

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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.

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County Probation Clients Among San Diego Teens Treated to ‘Hamilton’03:04

VIDEO: County Probation Clients Among San Diego Teens Treated to ‘Hamilton’

| 3:31 PM

An all-student matinee performance in San Diego provided 2,800 high school students the opportunity to experience the musical Hamilton after having spent several weeks in their classrooms studying American History through a special curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. Included here were six juvenile probation clients who worked hard and earned a […]