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Swipe right to help clear the shelters

The San Diego County Department of Animal Services is participating in this year’s monthlong Clear the Shelters adoption event... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story


Property owners with rain damage are asked to complete survey

A heavy weeklong storm, April 5-10, resulted in flooding and water damage for many homes and businesses. If a San Diego County... — Updated 4/25/2020


County public defender seeks nominations for Remarkable Teens

Do you know of any teens in San Diego County who deserve recognition for somethin... — Updated 3/13/2020 Full story

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

County launches evacuation plan focused on vulnerable people

If you needed to evacuate for an emergency, could you just get in your car and go? For some residents, the answer may be “no” b... — Updated 2/3/2020

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

New County Emergency Services Director to focus on partnerships, technology

The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services has a new director at the helm... — Updated 1/24/2020


Resolve to be an even better pet owner

The new year is always a time to reflect on where people have been, where their h... — Updated 1/18/2020


Medical Examiner midyear statistics show jump in fentanyl deaths

Unintentional fentanyl overdose deaths in the San Diego region increased by 68% when comparing this year’s midyear data with the... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Crime prevention tips for the holiday season

County of San Diego Communications Office Everyone looks forward to making new, wonderful memories during the holiday season, but... — Updated 12/12/2019

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Probation receives grant to monitor high-risk, repeat DUI offenders

The San Diego County Probation Department received a $369,000 grant from the... — Updated 11/21/2019

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Personal disaster plans to be mailed to residents

Do you have a plan if there's a wildfire? Or any emergency? San Diego County is... — Updated 10/24/2019

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Take extra precautions during fire weather watch, peak fire season

Residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire sources such as power tools... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

County approves resiliency report and recovery plan

The San Diego County office of emergency services introduced new efforts to better prepare the region for a disaster, with a... — Updated 9/21/2019

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Strong quake prompts earthquake preparedness reminders

If residents felt some shaking on the Fourth of July, and even if they didn’t personally sense it, they likely heard it was a... — Updated 7/15/2019

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Board expands social host ordinance to include marijuana

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, April 30,... — Updated 5/10/2019


Fire Authority, community agencies partner to provide free smoke alarms

If someone is unlikely to install a smoke alarm in their home due to issues with... — Updated 4/22/2019


Medical examiner puts 20 years of data online

Valuable comparisons and conclusions can be drawn from the types and... — Updated 3/29/2019


How to survive a significant earthquake

The recent Anchorage, Alaska, 7.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning, which was later canceled, reminds San Diego... — Updated 12/18/2018

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Don't get cheated or scammed while shopping online

The online holiday shopping season is well underway. Residents are urged to shop... — Updated 12/6/2018

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Winter forecast: Mostly warm, near average rainfall

Looking at precipitation prediction models that track storms and historical... — Updated 11/15/2018

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Fire official calls seasonal outlook 'scary'

San Diego County area fire chiefs are preparing for a potentially dangerous peak... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Emergency alert system test now set for Oct. 3

Federal Emergency Management Agency's national emergency alert system test, origi... — Updated 9/28/2018

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Del Mar Fairgrounds honored for sheltering animals in disasters

In a local emergency, the county has turned more than once to the Del Mar... — Updated 9/24/2018

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Vehicles remain a top cause of local wildfires

Fire investigators recently announced that the cause of the deadly Carr fire in... — Updated 8/17/2018

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Preparedness for wildfires stressed

San Diego County saw three significant fires in July alone that resulted in evacuations, including one that resulted in... — Updated 8/10/2018

 By Yvette Urrea Moe    News

Network gets emergency information out to vulnerable communities

In a local emergency, people who don’t speak English or Spanish may not understand urgent information put out by government... — Updated 7/9/2018


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