Public Safety
Smoldering vehicle following a wildfire.

Take Extra Precautions During Fire Weather Watch, Peak Fire Season

| 11:57 AM

Residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire sources such as power tools and cigarettes due to Santa Ana winds expected to sweep through San Diego County mountains and inland valleys Thursday and Friday. The arrival of the fall’s first Santa Ana is a reminder that it is peak fire season, and the region’s dry brush and grasses could potentially ignite a dangerous wildfire and threaten communities.

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Social worker man sitting at his desk at Achievement Center for youth.

County Launches Achievement Center to Help Probation Youth Succeed

| 5:07 PM

Escondido youth who need help completing their court-ordered terms of probation have new opportunities to succeed through an Achievement Center. The Achievement Center offers probation-referred youth between the ages of 14 to 19 an after-school program that includes academic tutoring, work readiness training, career exploration, sports recreation, group and individual counseling, case management, mentoring and […]

Public Safety

Supervisors Receive San Diego County Fire 5-year Strategic Plan

| 3:20 PM

County supervisors received a five-year strategic plan Tuesday to continue improving firefighting and emergency medical services in unincorporated areas, provided by San Diego County Fire, the County Fire Authority-CAL FIRE entity the County has supported with more than $500 million since 2008.

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Chief County Medical Examiner in an examining room with skull on table.

Medical Examiner: Drugs, Falls, Cars, Suicides Lead Death Investigations

| 10:14 AM

Drugs, alcohol, vehicles, falls, guns and suicide continue to be leading causes of deaths investigated by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to its 2018 Annual Report.