Rancho Santa Fe Lead Story

Watching the Waters

Watching the Waters

So far this year, agencies have captured 43,290 pounds of drugs in maritime smuggling events

County increases oversight of senior care facilities

County increases oversight of senior care facilities

REGION — San Diego County is increasing the oversight of residential care facilities for the elderly with a new pilot program from the District Attorney’s Office that includes expanding the ombudsman program and the development of a facility rating system.

Study rounds up county’s aerial insects

Study rounds up county’s aerial insects

REGION — The most numerous species caught were flies, followed by butterflies and then wasps.

Supervisors continue to push for repeal of state fire fee

Supervisors continue to push for repeal of state fire fee

REGION — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is continuing its fight against the annual fire prevention fee billed to property owners in areas where the state is financially responsible for wildfire suppression.

‘Deficient’ bridge will remain for at least 3 years

‘Deficient’ bridge will remain for at least 3 years

REGION — Deemed “structurally deficient” in 2012 by the California Department of Transportation Bridge Inspection Report, the bridge on El Camino Real just north of San Dieguito Road will be replaced with a four-lane structure, but not for at least another three years, according to an update from Dean Marsden at the Feb. 6 San […]

Fighting fire with science

Fighting fire with science

RSFFPD training facility is being used to implement new tactics in fighting fires

Jails on the brink: County inmate populations balloon, pushing jails beyond capacity

Jails on the brink: County inmate populations balloon, pushing jails beyond capacity

REGION — Over two years after the implementation of California’s prison realignment, the adult inmate population in San Diego County’s jails is still rising, nudging the facilities closer to the brink of maximum capacity and sometimes beyond it.

Voters OK less restrictive use policy

Voters OK less restrictive use policy

SOLANA BEACH — Larger, more frequent private celebrations with no limit on beer and wine consumption will now be allowed at Fletcher Cove Community Center.

Not your typical 9 to 5

Not your typical 9 to 5

Todd Glaser’s job can take him anywhere in the world all on a moment’s notice

County considers extra checks of foreign flight students

County considers extra checks of foreign flight students

REGION — Some of the San Diego County Supervisors and residents voiced skepticism of a proposed requirement for flight instructors to verify their screening of all foreign flight students to county authorities.