A compilation of photos and videos from various sources during the week of the San Diego wildfires in October.
Weighed down by instability in the housing market, the outlook for the San Diego region's flagging economy remains negative through at least the first part of next year, a University of San Diego economist reported Thursday.
Eleven months ago, husband and wife Tom and Lori Carter, as well as a group of philanthropists, were cleaning up the charred wreckage of her Ramona home.
On Tuesday, three organizations will be joining forces to help prepare homeowners and give valuable tips when it comes to wildfires.
The County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of eight new fire engines, which will be assigned to backcountry volunteer fire agencies most in need of modern fire equipment.
The county Farm and Home Advisor’s Office and the University of California are unveiling the Wildfire Zone kiosk at the County Administration Center, located at 1600 Pacific Highway, throughout the month of May.
Rebuilding Together San Diego (RTSD), a local affiliate of the nation's largest volunteer home rehabilitation organization, along with more than 1,200 volunteers renovated six homes and a community facility throughout San Diego County over the weekend.
The American Red Cross says it paid $688,000 for more than 6,000 hotel rooms that went unused during last year's Southern California wildfires.
As fire victims weave their way through the maze of rebuilding a home, builder Hallmark Communities is reaching out.
Almost four months after the wildfires that surged across San Diego County, insurance companies are working with San Diego City and County to clean up the debris –- at no extra charge to participating homeowners.
Both the city and county of San Diego's fire debris removal programs are nearing completion, as a total of more than 83,000 tons of materials and debris have been removed from nearly 700 properties.
Two companies hired by the city of San Diego to manage the clean-up following last October's wildfires are nearing completion of the project, despite rains and budget constraints.
Barratt American has scheduled an open house Wednesday, Jan. 30, for families and individuals who lost homes in October 2007 fires in San Diego County.
At a price tag recently raised to $42.1 million, RORE, Inc. and Project Resources, Inc (PRI), the two companies hired to clean up San Diego County after the October wildfires, are close to clearing 600 charred properties, according to the county.
With more than 1,300 homeowners in San Diego County looking to re-build after the October wildfires, San Diego Gas & Electric is encouraging energy efficiency.
Even though FEMA’s deadline to file an application for aid for victims of the October 2007 wildfires ended Jan. 9, the helpline is still up and running.
Hallmark Communities is offering San Diego County residents affected by the October wildfires an exclusive open house event to view two Scripps Ranch area homes rebuilt by Hallmark after the 2003 fires.
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will host an insurance recovery forum for Harris Fire Survivors Thursday in La Mesa.
Music is the food of love, as Shakespeare once wrote, so when Jerry Lindahl, who’s worked in the music industry for years, wanted to help his native San Diego after the October wildfires, he knew some tunes were a good place to start.
Two conservation groups asked state regulators to open a formal and public investigation into the role of San Diego Gas & Electric and other utilities in the October 2007 fires that scorched Southern California.
The San Diego Foundation has released its 2007 Community Needs Assessment Report Monday, providing a comprehensive look at the needs of fire-stricken communities in the region.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended the region’s state of emergency order along with the accompanying penalties for any wildfire-related crimes.
Prior to the October wildfires, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Escondido and Fallbrook were all areas of San Diego County that accounted for a significant amount of existing detached homes resales throughout the year.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told San Diego officials at a hearing Tuesday that the city needs to expand its fire fighting capabilities in order to prevent more disasters like last month’s firestorm.
The San Diego Regional Fire & Emergency Services Foundation is granting $122,000 to 14 San Diego County fire departments with volunteer firefighters.
A fire recovery workshop focused on post fire-erosion control and practical fire prevention steps will be held Tuesday at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) will host a hearing on the recent wildfire response and recovery at San Diego City Hall Tuesday morning.
Following the 2003 Cedar fires, many victims were unprepared to deal with the process of rebuilding their homes and became prey for unscrupulous contractors.
The community’s $5 million-plus response to help fire victims demonstrated the cooperative spirit of the county. But now that the fires are extinguished and victims are finding homes, those with filled coffers are identifying who gets what piece of the hefty pie.
City of San Diego contractors began clearing ash and debris from private property destroyed in recent wildfires Tuesday.
San Diego-based Hallmark Communities will host three seminars on “The Rebuilding Process – What You Should Consider” next month for those who lost their homes in the recent firestorms.
Rebuilding a home in San Diego County following the recent wildfires will represent an arduous, emotional and lengthy process for homeowners.
The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation opened Goodan Ranch Center Thursday, its first new green facility.
The last American Red Cross shelter located at Bell Gardens (30841 Cole Grade Road) in Valley Center will close Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m.
Following the 2003 Cedar Fires many victims were unprepared to deal with the process of rebuilding their homes and became prey for under-valued insurance settlements, high financing costs and unscrupulous contractors.
As high-end insurers offer support to victims of the fires and start to get into the business of replacing what was lost, they deal with issues such as replacing large jewelry or art collections.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce released the results of a study assessing the impact of the fires on the business community Tuesday.
While most people can't imagine what it's like to lose your home and prized possessions in a devastating wildfire, Ken Klein can.
Pacific Coast National Bank is opening a temporary bank branch for its customers and employees, and to facilitate the application process for federal disaster loans for community members who were affected by the recent wildfires in Southern California.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has stationed one of its fire-fighting helicopters at the Sycuan Tribal Fire Department for a 30-day, non-consecutive period to augment the firefighting capabilities of the region.
The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA announces the establishment of the Fire Relief Pet Assistance Program in order to provide financial support to pet owners directly affected by San Diego's recent wildfires.
While the fire-scarred hills of San Diego are evidence of the blazes that burst through neighborhoods two weeks ago, the debris-scattered lots where homes once stood are busier than ever.
San Diego-based California Bank & Trust is donating $100,000 to the United Way of San Diego County and an additional $50,000 for local relief efforts to help victims of the San Diego wildfires.
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) will be holding a “Tele-Town hall” teleconference at 10 a.m. Friday to assist San Diego County residents in fire recovery efforts.
San Diego homeowners and fire survivors looking to rebuild in the greater San Diego region can talk with homeowners and installers about the benefits of "going solar" and get a first-hand look at solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and solar pool heating systems at the eighth annual Solar Homes Tour, Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Two the state's most iconic figures -- Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shamu -- shared the stage Wednesday as the governor reminded visitors that San Diego's tourist attractions continue to operate despite last month's devastating wildfires.
The Equastone Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities, has set up the “After-the-Fires Fund” to support the victims of last month’s wildfires and to assist with the rebuilding of San Diego.
County Assessor Gregory J. Smith has advised all property owners whose property was damaged or destroyed during the recent firestorm that property tax relief is available.
Pam Scholefield, the lead attorney for San Diego-based construction law firm Scholefield Associates PC, has volunteered to be a featured speaker at a local workshop to help contractors and fire victims survive the rebuilding process.
The county of San Diego Board of Supervisors approved a $30 million fire cleanup program to assist property owners in the unincorporated areas with the removal of structural fire debris.
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.
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.