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Study Finds Probation Program Lowers Recidivism

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San Diego County Probation youth completing Alternatives to Detention, a program designed to address their underlying needs, have fewer risks of reoffending, according to research recently released by the San Diego Association of Governments.

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Strong Quake Prompts Earthquake Preparedness Reminders

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If you felt some shaking on the Fourth of July, and even if you didn’t personally sense it, you have likely heard it was from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the Mojave Desert near the town of Ridgecrest. The quake is being called one of the biggest in Southern California in 20 years, could be felt in various counties as far as San Diego County and Nevada, and is continuing to put out aftershocks.

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VIDEO: Training For A Search And Rescue

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There’s a lot of training that takes place for a search and rescue team. Especially, if you’re a dog. Members of the San Diego Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Canine Unit train as often as they can to make sure they are ready to go in a moment’s notice when someone goes missing.

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Earthquake Early Warning Tested in San Diego County

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At 11 a.m. Thursday, cellphones across San Diego County started sounding off with a loud tone used for emergency alerts. It was part of a test of the California Earthquake Early Warning System, also known as ShakeAlert.

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County to Use Wireless Emergency Alert to Test Earthquake Warning

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The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services together with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the United States Geological Survey will be conducting a test at 11 a.m. on June 27 using the Wireless Emergency Alert system. The test will affect all mobile phones in the county area and will evaluate if the system could be effectively used for the California Earthquake Early Warning, also called a ShakeAlert.