San Diego, California - While the number of prescription drug deaths has recently leveled off in San Diego County, misuse of medication remains a danger. And across the United States, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury-related deaths. Prescription drugs, opioid painkillers in particular, are a big part of what the Drug Enforcement Agency calls an epidemic of addiction, overdose and death.

San Diego, California - Hopefully, you participated in The Great California ShakeOut. It is a great reminder of the threat lurking beneath our feet. “The Big One” on the San Andreas Fault is something that all of California should be ready for.

Jacumba, California - The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a permit Wednesday to build a solar farm in Jacumba that could generate enough electricity to power 5,000 homes.

San Diego, California - Time is running short, and poll workers, especially those who are bilingual in any one of eight specific languages, are still needed for the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election. The Registrar’s office is required by federal law to provide bilingual speakers and voting materials to voters who speak Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese. A survey by the University of California, Berkeley showed a need for speakers of Khmer, Japanese, Korean and Hindi at about 20 precincts, so the Registrar’s office is also recruiting bilingual poll workers in those languages for the November 8 election.

San Diego, California - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) earned her flight deck certification while underway in the Pacific Ocean, Thursday.

San Diego, California - Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited the newest and most technologically-advanced amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), Wednesday, to address recent Navy changes with Sailors during his farewell tour in San Diego.

San Diego, California - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the "Blue Tails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 completed the first west coast aircraft carrier underway period with the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, today.