San Diego County

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.

New jail allows new programming, supervision methods

New jail allows new programming, supervision methods

REGION — Preempted by the need for a greater jail capacity in light of California’s prison realignment, the Sheriff’s Department has seized its opportunity for a new women’s jail to implement new programming and supervision methods.

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.

Senior center receives grant from county

Senior center receives grant from county

RANCHO SANTA FE — The historic building where seniors have been able to take part in numerous social programs, activities and classes for more than 10 years is in need of some overhaul, and as of this week, grant money will help them to do it.

Airline files suit against county

REGION — The company behind California Pacific Air (CP Air) is suing San Diego County for $250 million, claiming that the county failed to disclose information that ultimately would prevent the airline from operating out of Palomar-McClellan Airport as planned.

CP Air plans merge with existing air carrier

CP Air plans merge with existing air carrier

CARLSBAD — California Pacific Airlines (CP Air) is working on merging with an existing, certified airline to advance its plans to fly out of the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

No more inmates sent to county as state works to lower prison populations

REGION — Thanks to recent legislation, San Diego County will not receive additional inmates as the state is forced to further reduce its prison populations by the thousands by early next year.

Mock plane crash tests County emergency services

Mock plane crash tests County emergency services

CARLSBAD — Fire fighters and other emergency personnel raced around volunteer victims, aircraft debris, and a smoking bus to respond to a simulated mass-casualty drill at McClellan-Palomar Airport the morning of Oct. 3.

County  board denies charter school

County board denies charter school

CARLSBAD — In front of shouting, poster-wielding crowds of OPA (Oxford Preparatory Academy) supporters, the San Diego County Board of Education (SDCBOE) denied OPA’s appeal to open a charter school in Carlsbad at its April 10 meeting.