Dianne Jacob

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.

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.

County juggles overcrowded jails, other hurdles in year two of prison realignment

County juggles overcrowded jails, other hurdles in year two of prison realignment

REGION — “It’s sobering to see where we are two years after the implementation of this,” said County Board of Supervisors Chair Greg Cox about the implementation of the state’s Public Safety Realignment.