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Undercover Auto Theft Operation Busts 60

| 1:40 PM

Sixty defendants have been indicted as a result of ‘Operation Kill Switch,’ an 8-month vehicle theft crackdown, the District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. The undercover operation was conducted by the San Diego County Regional Auto Theft Task Force, working with Homeland Security Investigations and Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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VIDEO: County Conducts Emergency Response Training

| 1:14 PM

The aftermath of a disaster can be overwhelming. Is there enough food for survivors? Is there enough temporary housing available? Is the water safe to drink? What about hazardous materials? The County’s Department of Environmental Health recently conducted training to ensure that residents affected by a disaster in our region recover safely and that staff […]

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Deputies to Crack Down on Impaired Drivers on Halloween

| 11:07 AM

Sheriff’s deputies will be keeping trick-or-treaters of all ages safe by getting intoxicated drivers off San Diego’s roadways on Halloween. “Impaired driving puts everyone in danger,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “Do the responsible thing, don’t drink and drive on Halloween or any day.” Deputies will conduct increased DUI patrols in communities within the jurisdiction of […]

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Get Ready for Critical Fire Weather

| 4:56 PM

Forecasters have issued a fire weather watch for San Diego County inland valleys and mountains from this weekend through Tuesday, and the watch has a strong potential of developing into a red flag warning. The County Office of Emergency Services recommends you take steps now to lessen the fire risk around your home and be prepared to evacuate if a fire does break out.