With the winter rainy season fast approaching, sand bags are once again being provided free
of charge in unincorporated communities by the County Department of Public Works.
Residents are encouraged to get an early start to help prevent soil erosion on their property
and to prevent blockage on public roadways and in storm drains. Starting today, Oct. 17, bags and sand will be provided at strategic locations throughout the county, including four road stations and fire stations in Ramona, Fallbrook and Dulzura.
• 28205 N. Lake Wohlford Rd., Valley Center
• 16971 Hwy 76, Valley Center
• 1587 Hwy 78, Julian
• 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine
• Cal Fire, Mount Woodson Station, 16310 Highway 67, Ramona
• North County Fire Protection, Station Four, 4375 Pala Mesa Drive, Fallbrook
• Dulzura Fire Station, 17304 Highway 94, Dulzura
Each location has 4,000 bags and 10 cubic yards of sand and more will be provided if
necessary. Residents are asked to provide their own shovels to load the free sand.
Heavy rains can cause severe erosion, especially where foliage has not fully recovered from
previous fires. Storm water runoff and mud can block roadways and clog flood control systems and storm drains.
Residents are asked to protect their property, public infrastructure and the environment from
storm water damage by taking advantage of this free program.
Active Valor, the combat veteran non-profit organization in San Diego, will host its fifth Valor Adventures of the year in Bonsall on Sunday at Rawhide Ranch.
A 48-year-old woman was struck by a car and fatally injured Friday night near San Diego State University.
Mexico's national soccer team on Friday night won its game against Chile at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley.
A weak ridge of high pressure brought a break in the wet weather to San Diego under partly to mostly sunny skies on Friday. Onshore flow and a deepening marine layer will bring low clouds back into the forecast, west of the mountains, Friday night through Saturday morning.
In an effort to rally voters, Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday returned to San Diego for the first time since announcing another bid for the White House and held a rally at the Waterfront Park.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.
A convicted sex offender's potential release from a state hospital and subsequent placement in Jacumba Hot Springs drew a substantial crowd to a downtown San Diego courtroom on Friday, which included the inmate's victims and others opposing his placement in eastern San Diego County.