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Resident Leadership Academy graduate Rose Mary Ramirez and her daughter. It’s graduation season, but one recent ceremony didn’t feature caps and gowns. These graduates completed a different kind of education – one that teaches them how to make their neighborhoods healthier and safer. Thirteen El Cajon residents graduated from the El Cajon Residential Leadership Academy […]
Items seized during Operation Perfect Storm. Image Courtesy Regional Auto Theft Task Force An eight-month undercover operation has resulted in 64 grand jury indictments, with active and former members of the military among those facing charges, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Operation Perfect Storm was carried out by the Regional Auto […]
County GIS Specialist Matthew Turner works on a fire map for a morning briefing. While local firefighters were battling the Felipe and General fires in East County recently they received critical assistance from a local mapping team. The County Fire Authority GIS (Geographical Information Systems) team was busily updating maps showing the fire perimeter, area […]
You might be able to save a life with hands-only CPR. In less than five minutes – at nearly 30 locations across San Diego County – you can learn hands-only CPR as part of the annual “Sidewalk CPR” day Tuesday, June 4. Hands-only CPR is cardio pulmonary resuscitation without the mouth-to-mouth breaths and is recommended […]
Local heroes who have dedicated their lives to helping abused children were honored at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Each received a proclamation for receiving a STARS award, which are given out by the San Diego County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council every April during Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s recipients include three members […]
A dock that washed away during the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan lands on the Oregon Coastline. Credit: Oregon Parks and Recreation San Diego County’s hazardous materials division is working with local lifeguards, firefighters, 911 dispatchers and others to make sure they know how to respond if any suspicious debris starts washing up on […]
You expect dogs, cats and an occasional bunny at the County animal shelters, but a horse Yup, County Animal Services has several horses available for adoption. This gentleman is named Nicodemus and he’s an Arab blend stallion. He’s about one-and-a-half years old and could be considered a little feisty. The horse people at the […]
Power has been restored to the County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway in downtown San Diego, following a roughly hour-long outage Friday afternoon. The building is back open to the public, but with limited services for the remainder of the day Friday. The Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s office can help people who need vital records and property recording […]
In a disaster like a wildfire or earthquake, in-home daycare providers and private childcare centers are responsible for the children of working parents. Some of those providers could be in the path of a wildfire, or in the area of an earthquake, and may need to evacuate. The County Office of Emergency Services has created […]
What does spring cleaning have to do with the prom Much less fairy godmothers The San Diego County Library is collecting gently-used formal gowns for teenage girls in need. So as you plow through your cluttered closet during spring cleaning, consider taking out those fancy dresses and donating them to a teenager who can’t afford […]
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