Earthquake Early Warning Tested in San Diego County

San Diego, California - At 11 a.m. Thursday, cellphones across San Diego County started sounding off with a loud tone used for emergency alerts. It was part of a test of the California Earthquake Early Warning System, also known as ShakeAlert.

Board of Supervisors Approve 1,119-Home Master-Planned Community at Otay Ranch

San Diego, California - San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors approved a project Wednesday consistent with the County’s general plan that could eventually build up to 1,119 homes, commercial space, a school, parks and trails, and a fire station on 1,284 acres between Chula Vista and Jamul.

Owners of Los Angeles Home Health Agency Sentenced to Prison for Role in Health Care Fraud that Defrauded Medicare

Los Angeles, California - Two owners and operators of a home health agency were sentenced to 10 years and 6½ years in federal prison on Monday for their roles in a scheme to bill Medicare for various items and services – including home health services, diagnostic testing, medical procedures and durable medical equipment – that were not medically necessary and/or were not provided.

Recommendations to diagnostic manufacturers to help reduce risks of biotin interference with certain lab tests

Washington, DC - FDA provides draft recommendations to diagnostic manufacturers to help reduce risks of biotin interference with certain lab tests:

San Diego Padres Summer Blood Drive

San Diego, California - Day-long blood drive, autographs by Padres players and alumni, appearances by the Pad Squad and Swingin’ Friar, music and more including a cash grab game with 2 drawings to win $500 from San Diego County Credit Union.

Saving ʻAkikiki from Extinction Team Receives Recovery Champion Award

San Diego, California - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has presented a 2018 Recovery Champion Award to a team of conservationists who have been working to save a critically endangered Hawaiian bird. The Saving ‘Akikiki from Extinction Team—which includes members from San Diego Zoo Global, the Hawaiʻi Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and USWFS—was recognized for their leadership in conservation of the ʻakikiki, a small bird also known as the Kauaʻi creeper.