SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department is warning residents to remove dead eucalyptus trees from their property to reduce fire danger.
Officials say they've seen an increase in dead trees over the past few months due to drought, insect infestation and disease.
The fire district is now sending out violation notices to all property owners with dead or diseased trees on their property. If the trees aren't cut down, fire district crews will remove the trees themselves and charge the property owners.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials are increasing staffing levels in anticipation of increased fire activity.
An early morning vegetation and trash fire at a homeless encampment threatened nearby condos and resulted in at least one injury Sunday.
A major construction project at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry will be completed ahead of schedule, officials said Sunday.
After a fall-like and mild weekend, temperatures are expected to heat up around San Diego throughout the week.
The city's search for the next top cop is underway as police chief Shelly Zimmerman prepares to step down in March.
More than 200 surfers paddled out for a daunting day-long challenge Saturday inspired by young men in the community facing a far bigger one.
A semi-truck ran over a fire hydrant Saturday afternoon in Grant Hill causing a huge geyser to spray into the air. Luckily, firefighters were just minutes away at a community event and were able to put a stop to the water quickly.