Methamphetamine use appears to be down in San Diego County, according to a report released today.
The number of methamphetamine-related arrests was down 25 percent from 2006, the number of adult arrestees testing positive for the drug dropped 7 percent and meth seizures declined 40 percent, according to the "Meth Report Card," put together by the county's Methamphetamine Strike Force and based on statistics through 2007.
However, the number of people with the drug in their system when they died, as tested by the Medical Examiner's Office, climbed from 174 in 2006 to 184 in 2007. That's still down from a high of 240 in 2005.
"The tide is turning against meth," said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob during a news conference. "Most of the key indicators on the fight against meth clearly show that our efforts to eradicate meth from our communities are having positive results."
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules Monday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Sunday.
A group of Scripps Ranch residents, some of whom lost homes in the 2003 Cedar Fire, assembled care packages Sunday for survivors of the deadly blazes in Northern California.
Emotions are still raw for many who went through the 2007 fires in San Diego County and lost homes or loved ones.
Firefighters put out a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside and sheriff's deputies were securing the scene where a small plane crashed, authorities said Sunday.
A Red Flag Warning for parts of San Diego County went up Sunday, a day after two sizeable brush fires were sparked in the region.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
San Diego sports fans were saddened when the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park closed its doors last summer. But those who have dried their tears can open their pocketbooks and bid on sports memorabilia items that were on display at the hall.
A fire broke out in the garage of a home in San Diego's Carmel Valley neighborhood, displacing four people, authorities said Thursday.