News Releases


County approves new tool to help those with chronic mental illness, addiction issues October 29, 2019

County leaders move to end SDG&E monopoly October 15, 2019

Supervisors Dianne Jacob, Nathan Fletcher call for crackdown on vaping products, e-cigarettes September 30, 2019

County offering free, pre-approved housing plans September 25, 2019

Supervisors vote to create 24/7 crisis centers, bolster resources for those with mental illness, addiction issues June 25, 2019

County ramping up fire safety in highest-risk areas June 4, 2019

County moves to add $25 million to affordable housing fund April 29, 2019

County to develop community choice energy program February 26, 2019

Chairwoman Jacob calls for housing, health, fire protection improvements in State of the County speech February 6, 2019

New County initiative encourages 'granny flats' January 9, 2019


County-led pilot program helps seniors in crisis  December 5, 2018

County’s first backcountry nature center taking root  October 17, 2018

Show me the money: County creates budget tool for taxpayers May 8, 2018

San Diego leaders, researchers announce milestone grant as Alzheimer's crisis widens April 20, 2018


City, County leaders mark 10th anniversary of deadly 2007 wildfires October 18, 2017

Seniors, caregivers invited to stop scams event September 28, 2017

County launches senior care rating system August 1, 2017

Caltrans failing to deliver on SR-94 improvements June 30, 2017

County to help seniors in crisis March 22, 2017

Jacob unveils her 'Seven in '17' in State of the County speech February 01, 2017

Supervisor Jacob sworn in for historic 7th term January 09, 2017


County awarded $1m grant to boost Alzheimer's care October 19, 2016

U-T COMMENTARY: Jamul casino is clear and present danger to the community September 16, 2016

Big boost in fire protection may spell lower insurance bills September 13, 2016

PACE energy program heating up local economy, job market May 23, 2016

County, Poway team up to fight fraud April 29, 2016

Alzheimer's Project crafts standards for dementia diagnosis, care March 01, 2016

Stop scams event set for San Diego seniors January 13, 2016


New libraries in the works for Lakeside, Casa de Oro December 15, 2015

El Nino concerns spur county to seek more boots on the ground December 15, 2015

Jacob, Faulconer step up fight against Alzheimer's epidemic October 28, 2015

County expands aerial firefighting fleet October 08, 2015

New online tool charts wildfire risks across region September 30, 2015

County launches new alert to help those with Alzheimer's, other impairments September 22, 2015

Supervisor Jacob to lead first 'Don't Get Hooked' event August 18, 2015

Jacob to Forest Service: Operate next-gen tankers out of Ramona July 21, 2015

County moves to bolster school safety June 23, 2015

Initiatives to help seniors gain national recognition June 15, 2015

County, Poway partner up on plans to link hiking and riding trails April 14, 2015

County steps up fight against Alzheimer's March 27, 2015

DA, U.S. Attorney, others team up on human trafficking January 20, 2015

Improved public safety, Alzheimer's initiative among county's 2014 highlights January 06, 2015


Regional leaders unite to battle Alzheimer's epidemic December 03, 2014

County to help families find quality long-term elder care November 07, 2014

Loan program launched for homeowners looking to go green, cut utility bills July 09, 2014

County launches regional initiative to tackle Alzheimer's epidemic May 13, 2014

County boosting oversight of elder care homes March 11, 2014

Supervisor Jacob named 2014 board chairwoman January 07, 2014


Supervisors move to boost firefighting fleet October 07, 2013

County to help keep inmate fire camps open August 06, 2013

State court ruling a victory for boutique wineries July 31, 2013

San Diego County to expand mental health services July 30, 2013

Supervisors back Congressional effort to save the Ramona Airport traffic control tower April 23, 2013

County to weigh Laura's Law against current mental health strategy March 19, 2013

Jacob calls for update of county strategic energy plan March 12, 2013

County supervisors, fire chiefs oppose planned closure of Ramona airport traffic control tower March 12, 2013

County to examine energy financing options; could clear way for more clean energy projects in region February 26, 2013

County supervisors ask state to deny SDG&E pact with proposed quail brush plant February 12, 2013

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob begins new term; priorities include fire protection and energy January 07, 2013


County Supervisor Dianne Jacob praises the state's denial of SDG&E wildfire cost-recovery scheme December 20, 2012

Supervisor asks PUC to reject SDG&E cost-recovery scheme November 28, 2012

Jacob says pay -- and protest -- state fire tax November 14, 2012

Exempt region from state's arbitrary fire tax May 15, 2012

Reject plan to stick ratepayers with 2007 wildfire tab April 04, 2012

Latest check-up on region's overall health February 28, 2012

County enacts sex offender management council February 07, 2012

SDG&E helicopters breach 'no fly' zone again February 06, 2012

Jacob fights to keep major employer in San Diego January 24, 2012


Lakeside celebrates new fire station December 16, 2011

New fire equipment rolling into backcountry December 15, 2011

Making sure the price is right for holiday shoppers November 23, 2011

5,191 children rescued from 'meth hell' November 11, 2011

Ramona Library's so green it's gold September 01, 2011

Eight new cabins open at County's William Heise Park August 15, 2011

County to implement E-verify June 28, 2011

Protect your home during defensible space days June 10, 2011

Accessible cabins a hit with vistors to Dos Picos regional park June 09, 2011

Ramona Grasslands preserve's first trail officially opens June 03, 2011

Beautiful El Monte park trail opens to everyone February 22, 2011

Spacious Ramona Library now open February 15, 2011


Favorite Julian park gets healthy makeover September 03, 2010

County roots out crime at problem rental properties July 08, 2010

County approves new Lakeside fire station plan June 01, 2010

New County curfew aims to keep kids safe March 02, 2010


County plugs in to statewide financing effort December 08, 2009

County set to break ground on new Ramona library November 15, 2009

County hoping new bill will spur home solar, wind October 12, 2009

County breaks ground on new operations center April 08, 2009

Meth problem declining in region February 23, 2009

County using innovation, discipline to weather tough budget year February 20, 2009

New Lakeside baseball park a hit with community January 24, 2009

Edgemoor provides haven to region’s frailest January 20, 2009

County expands Volcan Mountain Preserve January 14, 2009

Jacob saddles up for historic fifth term January 06, 2009


County announces plan to keep fire stations open December 23, 2008

County may weed out thirsty landscaping on all new construction October 21, 2008

Spring Valley gets 84 tons of help to clear 'Bamboo City' October 11, 2008

County expands Ramona grasslands September 19, 2008

County unifies rural fire agencies June 25, 2008

County buys eight fire engines for backcountry areas June 11, 2008

Your next text could save a life May 27, 2008

County saves thousands of children from “meth hell” May 22, 2008

Extreme danger: Jacob says Sunrise Powerlink poses dangerous fire threat May 16, 2008

Giving all newborns a chance at life May 02, 2008

Celebrating teens who make the right choice April 16, 2008

Exciting new chapters for East County libraries March 25, 2008


Spring Valley teens celebrate cool new hangout November 29, 2007

County waives permit fees for the rebuilding of fire-damaged homes October 24, 2007

A future all-star: new Lakeside baseball park under construction October 17, 2007

Using county inmates to clear dangerous brush September 27, 2007

Getting the price right for back-to-school shoppers August 08, 2007

Gwynn jersey flies high for hometown legend July 26, 2007

Energy corridor would give unwarranted favoritism to Sunrise Powerlink May 18, 2007

County backing the ABC's of quality childcare April 24, 2007

Public safety projects get boost from Indian gaming grants April 13, 2007

Meth Strike Force’s website gets revamped March 12, 2007

FAA urged to fast track upgrades to air traffic alert systems February 08, 2007

County keeping thieves out, personal information secure January 30, 2007


County turns to high tech ankle bracelets to keep roads free of DUI offenders November 14, 2006

County makes steady progress on the fire front October 25, 2006

Unincorporated communities get permanent voice at SANDAG August 28, 2006

New house party ordinance aims to halt underage drinking July 26, 2006

Alvarado Hospital must remain acute care facility May 25, 2006

County fearful of weakened Mexican drug laws May 12, 2006

Millions awarded to help communities impacted by tribal gaming March 23, 2006

Lemon Grove celebrates renovated field at Monterey Heights Park March 21, 2006

County to streamline review process for land use projects March 01, 2006

County sues state on medical marijuana law January 20, 2006


County turns to "Jessica's Law" to toughen sex offender laws December 13, 2005

County bets on casino consolidation to protect backcountry December 06, 2005

A boost for rural fire protection services September 21, 2005

Jacob, County activate East County Gang Task Force August 03, 2005

Landlords deserve right to protect tenants from sex offenders August 02, 2005

County dealing meth pamphlets to women in jails July 27, 2005

Court upholds County's limits on strip clubs June 21, 2005

Jacob's fire funding proposal gets nod from supervisors June 14, 2005

Jacob eyes future for two gems of San Diego history May 26, 2005

County moves to tighten safety net around sexually violent predators April 14, 2005

Standing firm against East County gangs March 22, 2005

Mud, debris to disappear from Forrester Creek March 17, 2005


County pushing for fire agency consolidation in unincorporated area December 01, 2004

Can sitting down to dinner really keep kids out of trouble? September 23, 2004

Transnet criticism to stay in Nov. ballot pamphlet September 21, 2004

After the firestorm: is the region better prepared for fire? August 02, 2004

County files lawsuit against nation's largest natural gas companies July 29, 2004

Thousands clicking onto County’s cancer website for help July 27, 2004

County wins right not to perform state unfunded mandated programs July 16, 2004

New website helps protect families from high-risk sex offenders June 17, 2004

A comfortable new home for Edgemoor Hospital June 15, 2004

County aims to bring together region's fractured fire, emergency agencies May 18, 2004

County finds several kinks in current TransNet proposal May 12, 2004

Mother's Day success stories: former meth moms get second chance with drug treatment May 07, 2004

Rural residents need increased representation at SANDAG March 23, 2004

Jacob urging SANDAG to change transnet tax proposal March 09, 2004

County secures major grant to cleanup and restore public parks February 11, 2004

Jacob outlines 2004 challenges in State of County Address February 04, 2004

County sues state over unfunded mandates February 03, 2004

Jacob tapped to lead 2004 San Diego County Board of Supervisors January 07, 2004


County pledges millions to protect fire areas from toxic debris December 09, 2003

New Lakeside Teen Center is place for art, music and fun December 02, 2003

East County drivers welcome life-saving barrier on I-8 October 08, 2003

County celebrates as Boulder Oaks Ranch becomes open space preserve October 01, 2003

Airport averted: rural Ramona dropped from list of potential sites October 01, 2003

Pin map in jeopardy after state denies public access to Megan's Law database September 16, 2003

Citizen response teams ease burden of major disasters September 11, 2003

The party's over for adults who host underage booze parties August 06, 2003

East County unites against methamphetamine July 14, 2003

Supervisors ok internet filters at all county libraries July 08, 2003

Consumer alert program will tackle $100 million in scanner overcharges June 17, 2003

Putting the brakes on illegal street racing June 10, 2003

Library roof panels promise energy savings June 10, 2003

East County alive with new places for kids to play May 28, 2003

County gets tough on adults who host booze parties for minors May 06, 2003

County, military tie final knot on yellow ribbon May 04, 2003

County to state: post detailed sex offender registry on web March 12, 2003

County holds the line against deadly methamphetamine January 14, 2003

County sets statewide example for use of tobacco settlement funds January 08, 2003


County scores well on health 'report card' November 25, 2002

County aims to place foster children in their own neighborhoods, schools October 30, 2002

Tiny 'kid safe' cards are big help to parents October 22, 2002

East County leaders tout success of elder abuse unit October 15, 2002

Jacob wants action plan to clear dead brush from high-risk fire areas August 13, 2002

County, local groups lend support to back country fire victims August 06, 2002

San Diego County pledges allegiance to Pledge of Allegiance July 16, 2002

County launches state's first region-wide sex offender pin map July 01, 2002

Jacob kicks off cool zones to aid seniors and the disabled June 30, 2002

Jacob praises state leaders for preserving CDF budget in critical fire year June 11, 2002

Jacob to discuss San Diego chapter of American Red Cross on 60 Minutes March 08, 2002

Jacob urges CPUC to protect County's quest for cheaper power February 20, 2002

Jacob steps up community outreach as calls to County's Elder Abuse Hotline increase February 06, 2002

Jacob, Marines join forces to protect historic Sycamore Canyon Trail January 16, 2002

Jacob, strike force launch website to battle against deadly methamphetamine January 14, 2002


County demands full environmental evaluation for proposed casino complex in SD backcounty December 20, 2001

Jacob demands unedited Viejas Fire audit from National American Red Cross November 02, 2001

County seeks to put the brakes on drunk drivers at U.S. border September 25, 2001

Brand new County buses offer smooth rides to East County residents September 25, 2001

New SDG&E rate increase penalizes ratepayers in County's extreme regions September 20, 2001

County commits to support the victims of terrorist attack September 18, 2001

County joins Governor's quest for wholesale energy refunds August 01, 2001

Jacob lauds state opposition to proposed Jamul casino July 18, 2001

Electricity baseline allowance fails to reflect San Diego's diverse climate July 10, 2001

Thousands of acres added to MSCP June 22, 2001

Jacob unveils County's first "cool zone" to help seniors escape summer heat June 21, 2001

Greedy generators still profiting under Governor's energy plan April 07, 2001

San Diego ratepayers penalized by Gov.'s 20/20 conservation plan March 19, 2001

Large power plants necessary solution to summer power drought February 28, 2001

Jacob fights Jamul livestock maulings with “Operation Watch Dog" February 02, 2001

Jacob set to fight SDG&E rate increase January 25, 2001

Jacob, Horn want County out of California's electricity vice January 23, 2001

County takes steps to curb electric use in public facilities January 17, 2001

Jacob seeks windfall profits tax to curb power profiteering January 09, 2001

Generators escape scott free under Governor's energy plan January 08, 2001

Jacob appeals to U.S. energy secretary to curb runaway electric rates January 06, 2001

County proclaims local emergency to assist Alpine Fire evacuees January 03, 2001


Jacob demands FERC immediately reconsider refunds December 14, 2000

Heartfelt e-mail delivers outpouring for terminally-ill woman December 12, 2000

Life or death matter November 15, 2000

Jacob applauds student vote to retain Aztec name October 26, 2000

Board votes to save Aztec name and Monty Montezuma mascot October 20, 2000

Jacob initiates mobile van to make child care training more accessible September 26, 2000

San Diego kids and families score top marks in health and well-being September 25, 2000

County, tribes tackle issues of mutual concern September 20, 2000

Jacob and board continue to fight for San Diego consumers September 12, 2000

Jacob fears that ratepayers will be forced to pay later September 01, 2000

Supervisors call on legislature to do the right thing August 29, 2000

County leads charge against skyrocketing electric rates August 28, 2000

Another shock to the electricity industry August 08, 2000

Jacob fights for consumers August 02, 2000

Jacob opposes Prop. 36 August 01, 2000

Jacob helps domestic violence victims August 01, 2000

Jacob declares state of emergency: Supervisors take action attack skyrocketing energy rates July 25, 2000

Jacob pumps water back into Lindo Lake July 13, 2000

On the road means on the job July 11, 2000

Jacob cracks the area code crisis May 04, 2000

East County to retain 619 area code April 07, 2000

Jacob's efforts pay off April 04, 2000

Jacob calls for gang unit expansion April 04, 2000

Jacob fights to bring transportation dollars home February 14, 2000

Jacob leads fight to crack the area code crisis February 14, 2000

Jacob outlines vision for County of San Diego in 2000 January 25, 2000

Jacob leads community effort to immediately widen State Route 67 January 17, 2000

Jacob and East County leaders unite to fight stranglehold on East County economy January 17, 2000

Jacob pushes for new Julian Sheriff Substation January 11, 2000

Jacob blasts city for stealing lake water January 11, 2000

Jacob takes over as Chair of the San Diego County Board Of Supervisors January 04, 2000


Team of County experts study San Vicente road improvements December 28, 1999

Jacob celebrates cross victory December 24, 1999

Jacob urges immediate widening of State Route 67 November 19, 1999

County Library's budget boosted October 30, 1999

Jacob kicks-off process to preserve 500 acres of parkland in Alpine October 25, 1999

Jacob & Zettel kick-off series of East County Transportation Summits October 14, 1999

Jacob lays groundwork for future Alpine community improvements August 03, 1999

County of San Diego and Edgemoor Hospital Foundation reach agreement August 02, 1999

Jacob unveils partnership between the Hispanic and East County Chambers Of Commerce July 29, 1999

Jacob named first "Legislator Of The Year" by the California Narcotics Associatio June 08, 1999

San Dieguito River Valley Regional Open Space Park JPA Board votes April 16, 1999

Oliver's Law introduced February 18, 1999

Wilderness designation for Otay Mtn. sought February 17, 1999