Pilot Program Provides Help To Seniors In Crisis

San Diego, California - A new pilot programs helps those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia who are in crisis. The County-led Alzheimer’s Response Team, also called ART, launched earlier this year in the East County. It links first responders, social workers and others together to get the right type of help in an emergency for patients and their families. Dementia can cause those with the disease to become disruptive and violent, behaviors that can land them in jail or an emergency room when social service programs may be a better fit.

Free Computers Given to Foster Families

San Diego, California - Some San Diego County foster families got a little help bridging the digital divide. The County and the San Diego Futures Foundation teamed up to distribute computers to 150 foster families.

Shop With A Cop Brings Holiday Joy to Children

San Diego, California - Check out San Diego County's fun photo lineup from Saturday’s Shop With a Cop, where more than 300 officers teamed up with children and took them to SeaWorld for breakfast and a show and then out for a $150 shopping spree.

New Home for the Holidays Through County Adoptions

San Diego, California - It was barely 5:30 a.m., and 10-year-old Hector was already out of bed and bound for the shower. Today was one of the most important days of his life, and he was up earlier than usual, taking no chances that he would miss anything.

Turn Black Friday Green

San Diego, California - Don’t want to fight the crowds on Black Friday? Enjoy a park at your own pace. County Parks and Recreation has declared Friday, Nov. 23 “Green Friday” to prompt families and friends to spend more quality time together outside on the day after Thanksgiving. Take a hike, tour a canyon, meet an animal ambassador – it’s all possible at parks on Green Friday.

Wells Fargo Personal Banker Indicted for Money Laundering

San Diego, California - Luis Fernando Figueroa, a former Wells Fargo personal banker, was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents and made his initial court appearance today on charges of participating in an international money laundering conspiracy. Figueroa’s apprehension marks the latest in a string of indictments and arrests tied to an international money laundering organization based in Tijuana, Mexico that operated primarily in San Diego, California.  Between January and March of 2018, seven leaders of this organization were charged and arrested in San Diego.