Alpine, California - The County of San Diego proclaimed a local emergency on July 6 for the West Fire in Alpine. The proclamation allows the County to request all federal and state assistance available to help fight the fire and rebuild. Current conditions no longer warrant a local emergency and therefore the Local Emergency for the West Fire has expired, effective midnight September 6.

La Mesa, California - A simple suggestion from a parent at the La Mesa Branch Library has initiated a new program for kids with autism.