As the San Diego wildfires unfolded, The Daily Transcript provided up-to-date and relevant coverage.
In the aftermath of the recent fires, local contractors questioned how and to whom debris removal work would be awarded in city and county of San Diego.
Since the Southern California wildfires began, the Salvation Army has provided more than 160,000 meals and snacks, as well as 180,000 drinks for thousands of first responders and survivors.
La Mesa RV Center Inc. one of the nation's largest recreation vehicle dealers, along with Dealers Edge LLC, an Indiana-based management company, and Tom Stinnett RV Freedom Center of Clarksville, Ind., have coordinated their resources to offer temporary and short-term housing solutions to Southern California wildfire victims.
The San Diego city attorney’s office is investigating allegations that landlords are illegally hiking rental housing prices due to the recent wildfires.
Officials at Fallbrook Hospital have announced that the facility is now open and providing full hospital services, as of Oct. 31 at 7 a.m.
U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, announced today that the fire fighting C-130s deployed to suppress the wild fires in Southern California will remain until continuing winds settle.
A local think tank has estimated the economic impact of the San Diego County firestorm will exceed $2 billion, nearly half of which was lost business productivity.
In an effort to help displaced homeowners due to the wildfires in Southern California, Carlsbad-based homebuilder Barratt American has formed a rebuilding task force.
Attorneys throughout San Diego County have joined together to provide free legal services for the thousands of families whose lives have been affected by the recent wildfires throughout the county.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has published a free resource guide to help residents and small businesses recover from the San Diego wildfires.
The Cedar fires of 2003 were terrible, but the losses from these latest fires appear to have been greater in terms of historic resources.
Due to a steadily increasing volume of patients, the Scripps Medical Response Team will extend the operations of its Mobile Medical Unit in Rancho Bernardo through Sunday, Nov. 4.
The Dec. 11 recall election in the Potrero Community Planning Group will proceed as planned, Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler announced Tuesday.
California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner was joined by San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and San Diego Sheriff Bill Kolender’s office to announce the creation of a special task force to fight fraud.
Through the Petco Foundation’s Emergency Round Up Fundraiser, nearly $140,000 has been donated to benefit the more than 19,000 animals affected by the California wildfires.
Fallbrook-based Legacy Endowment, The Community Foundation, in conjunction with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has established a fund for victims of the Fallbrook Rice Canyon Fire.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced that the Tecate port of entry will reopen to cargo truck traffic on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 8:30 a.m. The Harris fire threatened the facility and forced its evacuation on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Residents who live in San Diego County are encouraged to register their cell phones and e-mail addresses for emergency notifications by visiting www.alertsandiego.org within the next few days. Possible moderate to strong Santa Ana winds are forecast for next weekend.
In an effort to help individuals and small-business customers affected by the wildfires impacting Southern California, Bank of America announced a disaster relief program, which includes special loan options, assistance for existing loan and credit card customers, and a toll-free bilingual telephone number.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said it has completed most of its damage assessments from the wildfires and now expect to restore service to 97 percent of impacted customers by the coming weekend.
Survivors of Southern California firestorms that destroyed more than 2,000 homes found reasons Sunday to be thankful even as the damage toll mounted and firefighters worked to contain blazes.
Jewish Family Service is coordinating the local wildfire response in the Jewish community and also is coordinating with the Red Cross and other agencies on responding to the whole San Diego community.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced that 29 of its office locations in San Diego are open as drop-off points for needed items that will be forwarded to the American Red Cross or delivered to local evacuation shelters.
The San Diego Chargers will play the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday at 1:05 p.m. as scheduled, the mayor’s office announced Friday.
The San Diego Blood Bank continues to redirect bloodmobiles today due to the wildfires. The following is the schedule of blood drives for Friday, Oct. 26:
The Arc of San Diego will reschedule its seventh annual Community Awards Luncheon to Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Military contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) said Friday it will reopen this weekend three buildings at its California facilities that were shut down earlier this week by wildfires that ripped across San Diego County.
Door to Door Storage Inc. is offering two free months of storage to victims residing in the ZIP codes affected by the San Diego fires.
Valley View Casino in Valley Center will reopen to the public Friday at noon.
Due to the recent San Diego firestorms, Assembly Member Lori Saldaña (D-San Diego) has announced the cancelation of the Tuesday, Oct. 30 hearing of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development regarding the state’s role in the oversight of common interest developments.
The YMCA of San Diego County is hosting a town hall forum at the Palomar Family YMCA on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The stadium where thousands of displaced residents sought refuge is closing as an evacuation center, a symbolic show of progress against wildfires still menacing Southern California.
All San Diego County Superior Court judges and employees are bracing for a busy month -- or longer -- as the court scurries to recoup form an unprecedented closure.
In response to this week's wildfires, which have burned nearly 700 square miles, destroyed some 1,600 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 500,000 people, San Diego-based Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) has established a $5 million fund to aid its Southern California customers and impacted local communities.
The Forum on Analytics, presented by The San Diego Software Industry Council, has been postponed to Nov. 13 due to the San Diego county fires.
Due to the wildfires, this year’s Step Out to Fight Diabetes has been canceled.
On Thursday afternoon, the city of San Diego announced that Qualcomm Stadium will be ceasing its operation at noon tomorrow. Evacuees at the stadium are requested to move to the Del Mar Fairgrounds shelter. Other Red Cross shelters continue to receive evacuees as well.
After an unprecedented move of closing Pomerado Hospital and evacuating approximately 200 patients and 200 employees due to the wildfires this week -– the state department of public health has given Pomerado Hospital a clean bill of health, and is now back open to the community.
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation announced Thursday it is donating $500,000 to The American Red Cross to assist in the Southern California wildfire relief efforts.
SeaWorld San Diego will reopen Friday after closing its facilities Tuesday through Thursday due to the county's wildfires.
A number of fellow utilities have answered San Diego Gas & Electric's mayday call to help reinforce its crews that have been working around the clock to restore power and repair transmission facilities knocked out by wildfires.
Rebuilding Together San Diego (RTSD), a nonprofit charity dedicated to renovating buildings in low-income communities, has accepted to house 300 evacuated cats in its 2,500 square-foot warehouse in Barrio Logan.
In a massive effort to support fire victims most efficiently, several corporations have granted a significant amount to relief organizations.
From freezes to fires to the threat of mudslides, to pending water cutbacks, it has been a rough year for agriculture.
Due to the San Diego wildfires, some arts events have been postponed or cancelled this week; others will continue as scheduled.
Orfila Vineyards & Winery, located on San Pasqual Road in Escondido, reopened Thursday after the Witch Creek fire burned a fraction of the winery's vines.
Solana Beach-based Open Energy Corp. (OTC: OEGY.OB) announced Thursday it will delay its general shareholder meeting previously set for Oct. 29, to Nov. 1.
San Diego-based US Farms Inc. (OTC: USFI.OB), a diversified commercial farming and nursery company with buildings, nurseries and farmland throughout San Diego County, announced Thursday all of its facilities have been spared by the wildfires.
County Assessor Gregory J. Smith is advising all property owners whose property was damaged or destroyed during the recent firestorm that property tax relief is available.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center is offering children who are out of school a place for recreation and support until the academic schedule returns to normal.
Due to the wildfires in San Diego County, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego will postpone the Komen Race for the Cure, which was scheduled for Nov. 4.
The founders of HirePatriots.com have said they are recieving calls from Marines, Sailors and veterans who are willing to volunteer with the cleanup and rebuilding efforts of those who are victims of the county wildfires.
Comerica Bank has reopened four banking centers in northern San Diego County that had been temporarily closed because of the wildfires in the region.
San Diego County Credit Union has established a fund to help victims of the recent wildfires that have affected our community.
Scripps Health has deployed the Scripps Medical Response Team and Mobile Medical Unit to Rancho Bernardo to provide basic medical services to firefighters and returning residents evacuated by the San Diego firestorm.
Here's a quick status of the five major fires burning in the region.
Following the torching of thousands of homes and scores of businesses, California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has issued an emergency declaration to accelerate claims.
The San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) is compiling information for fire victims on its Web site that will include a temporary housing list, along with information about rental forms, home insurance and links to other Web sites.
In the aftermath of the disaster, as residents return to their home -- or what was once their home, the Salvation Army will provide support in the form of mobile food units, as well as shovels, wheelbarrows, and other tools to sift the debris and ash for belongings.
Once the immediate danger of San Diego County's devastating wildfires passes, many businesses will be faced with the challenge dealing with employees who missed work because of the crisis.
Building permit fees will be waved for fire victims, within the unincorporated communities of San Diego County, who have lost their homes and intend on rebuilding, according to the county's department of planning and land use.
With closures of freeways occurring the past several days, construction along portions of Interstate 15 and Interstate 5 has been halted, as has work on the San Vicente Pipeline and the Lake Hodges Pump Station.
SeQual Technologies Inc., a San Diego-based medical equipment manufacturer that develops oxygen systems, has loaned 35 of its portable Eclipse Oxygen System units for use by wildfire evacuees at Qualcomm Stadium.
Wildfires have forced the San Diego Blood Bank to close two donor centers and redirect bloodmobiles for a third day to Qualcomm Stadium and the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Despite the mass evacuations and damage caused by the fires sweeping across San Diego County, banking activity continues at most financial institutions in the region.
The Wal-Mart Foundation announced Wednesday it donated an additional $750,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in the Southern California wildfires, bringing the retailer’s total donation to $1 million.
The San Diego Chargers, which moved its practices to Phoenix this week so wildfire evacuees could take shelter at Qualcomm Stadium, announced Wednesday that the team is willing to move this weekend’s home game to another facility outside the city if necessary.
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis today provided consumer advice and assistance to residents dealing with the county’s ongoing wildfires.
As some residents are allowed back into their homes and neighborhoods by officials, there are several precautions they should take as they begin the task of cleaning up.
Costa Mesa-based Anna's Linens, which operates 250 stores in 20 states, has announced temporary closures of all seven of their San Diego stores due to the wild fire evacuations in the area.
San Diego-based PURE Bioscience (OTC: PURE.OB) announced Wednesday it donated more than 1,000 bottles of its disinfectant product, which kills Staph/MRSA as well as other human pathogens, to the Qualcomm Stadium evacuation facility in an effort to support a hygienic environment and protect those who have been displaced by the San Diego County wildfires.
The Salvation Army has mobilized to provide assistance and support to relief workers and survivors in the wake of the Southern California fires.
Donations for fire relief efforts will be accepted at Qualcomm Stadium between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon this morning.
Property damage from this week's devastating Southern California wildfires has reached at least $1 billion in San Diego County alone, officials said Wednesday.
The San Diego Wildfire Mental Health Relief Fund has been established by Mental Health America to assist uninsured residents directly or indirectly affected by the wildfires access mental health services.
The Forum on Analytics, presented by The San Diego Software Industry Council, has been postponed due to the San Diego county fires.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar will open an evacuation site for active duty members of the military, Department of Defense civilians and their families beginning Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Work is being done to restore Time Warner Cable television, high speed internet and digital phone service in Rancho Bernardo, northeastern Poway and eastern Fallbrook. Service in the rest of the county is fully operational.
A destructive arc of wind-fueled wildfires stretching across San Diego County showed no signs of slowing Tuesday as forecasters predicted hotter temperatures and more explosive Santa Ana gusts.
The countywide fires have sent area residents scrambling for items ranging from dust masks to bottled water.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a toll-free line that businesses nationwide can use to make in-kind donations of goods to fire victims.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Tuesday afternoon that additional aircraft resources have been made available to fight the devastating Southern California wildfires.
As the wildfires continue to spread and send thousands of county residents to evacuation centers, businesses have responded through donating supplies to aid in the disaster relief efforts.
The California Independent System Operator Corp., also known as California ISO, has declared an energy transmission emergency for Southern California due to the fires that are currently ravaging the region.
Since its inception in 1995, the community-specific classified site Craigslist.org has become a forum for current events and discussion in its pertinent cities, and a way for communities to band in times of crisis.
All of the area’s colleges and universities have canceled Wednesday classes with San Diego State University, the University of California San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District shuttering their campuses until Monday.
As the air in San Diego County remains tainted with smoke, local contractors are taking steps toward aiding the people and areas affected by the ongoing blazes.
President Bush is scheduled to visit San Diego County Thursday at the request of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor's office reported today.
City temporarily halts individual donations to Qualcomm Stadium at 2 p.m. Tuesday but still seeks corporate donations and medical personnel.
The city is instructing that any donations made to the American Red Cross in support of fire recovery efforts in San Diego should be made payable to “American Red Cross San Diego Fire.”
The California Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced it has authorized banks located in San Diego County to close any or all their offices affected by fires. Typically, banks and financial institutions are not allowed to close for more than three consecutive days.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will be providing resources to businesses suffering in the aftermath of the wildfire disaster.
All San Diego Superior Court facilities will be closed to the public until Monday, Oct. 29, court officials announced Tuesday.
San Diego-based NuVasive Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA) announced Tuesday it has canceled the planned investor event scheduled for Oct. 24 in Austin, Texas so that its CEO can return to corporate headquarters in San Diego over concern for the company's personnel and their families.
In a move that affected approximately 1,000 workers, General Dynamics National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. elected to not work its second and third shifts Tuesday due to poor air quality.
A total of 349,915 Reverse 9-1-1 and AlertSanDiego phone calls have been issued between the county of San Diego and the city of San Diego, informing residents of both advisory and mandatory evacuation orders.
Due to the fire emergency, the city of San Diego Storm Water Division and Development Services Department public meeting scheduled for Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. has been canceled.
Thousands of people are seeking shelter at Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley as San Diego County ordered more than a quarter-million people to evacuate their homes due to scattering wildfires Monday.
The wildfires that ravaged large sections of San Diego County Sunday night and Monday caused many schools and government agencies to close.
As fires continued to spread across San Diego County on Monday, claim representatives from insurance companies began the process of replacing fire-related losses.
Despite horrifying tales of homes lost and memories burned, lessons from the massive fires four years ago have provided San Diego relief agencies with a more solid plan of action.
Investigators from the San Diego County district attorney’s office have been deployed to assist in providing law enforcement at the county’s wildfires.
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) is requesting the immediate mobilization of available military resources to assist firefighting efforts in Southern California.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Sunday night proclaimed a State of Emergency in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura due to more than 11 major wildfires.
The Port of San Diego administrative offices were closed Monday until further notice because of the wildfires in San Diego County.