Seven more influenza deaths reported in San Diego County

Seven more influenza deaths were reported last week in San Diego County, bringing this season’s local total to 68. That’s the same overall number reported all last season, according to an announcement today by the Health and Human Services Agency. The people who died ranged in age from 31 to 98 years old, with mostover 65. All except […]

Firefighter Boot Drive to be held March 2

  SAN DIEGO COUNTY – On Wednesday, March 2, local firefighters will take to the streets of San Diego County for the Burn Institute’s 17th annual ‘Fill the Boot for the Burn Institute’ Firefighter Boot Drive. What began almost two decades ago as a grassroots effort backed by the fire service, the Burn Institute’s countywide boot drive is […]

Study shows poverty rate in San Diego County is increasing

SAN DIEGO – The poverty rate in San Diego County is increasing, and pockets of concentrated poverty are growing outside of urban areas, according to a study released today by the National University System Institute for Policy Research. Using U.S. census data, the institute took figures from the period covered by the 2010-14 American Community Survey, and compared them […]

Potentially damaging frost expected again tonight into tomorrow morning

Potentially damaging frost expected again tonight into tomorrow morning

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Chilly weather and potentially damaging frost are expected in the San Diego County valleys early today (Tues., Dec. 15) and again late tonight into Wednesday morning (Wed., Dec. 16). A National Weather Service frost advisory affecting wind-sheltered valleys is scheduled to expire at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Forecasters said a cold air mass would result […]

Unemployment rate in San Diego County drops to 5.1 percent in August

SAN DIEGO – The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 5.1 percent, down from 5.4 percent in July and well below the 6.6 percent rate recorded a year ago, the state Employment Development Department announced today, Fri., Sept. 18. The jobless rate last month was 6.1 percent statewide and 5.2 percent nationwide. Neither figure is seasonally […]

Walgreens to pay $502,200 settlement as a result of consumer protection lawsuit

SAN DIEGO – Prosecutors in San Diego and other counties obtained a $502,200 settlement in a consumer protection lawsuit alleging that Walgreens pharmacists throughout California frequently failed to comply with patient consultation rules. “Pharmacist consultations prevent drug errors and ensure that patients have the right prescription for their condition,” said San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, whose office worked […]

Affordability of homes in San Diego County declines in second quarter of year

SAN DIEGO – A surge in demand for housing in San Diego County and statewide during the second quarter of this year drove down affordability for prospective buyers, the California Association of Realtors reported today, August 11. According to the CAR, 25 percent of households could afford to purchase a single-family home in San Diego County at the […]