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18 June 2001 - San Diego Police Gazette
East county launches new "Bartender" DUI campaign

There’s nothing like a sun-splashed outdoor media event to deter drunk driving, but this one, happily, contained a non-lemon twist.

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18 June 2001 - East County Californian
Local law enforcement raises a message

They arrived in their individual units, but on a hot, dry Monday morning, these law enforcement officials met alongside Jamacha Rd and Hwy. 94 in a show of solidarity against a common enemy, drunken drivers.

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18 June 2001 - XETV 6 - KFMB 8 - KGTV 10 - KUSI 51
New billboards target drunk drivers

New billboards aimed at curbing drunk drivers are popping up around the East County. The one at Highway 94 near Old Campo Road shows five cops standing in front of jail bars.

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8 June 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
205 arrested, cited in campaign to fight underage drinking

A two-month effort targeting underage drinking has netted 205 arrests and citations. The total includes 83 adults who were arrested in connection with providing alcohol to minors, organizers said yesterday.

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7 June 2001 - North County Times
Operation Safeguard effort nets 212 arrests

A combined effort to curb underage drinking throughout San Diego County during this year’s spring break has confirmed what authorities have long suspected, officials said Wednesday.

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1 June 2001 - San Diego Police Gazette
County Launches Point-of-Purchase Anti-Meth Initiative

Unlike most other dangerous drugs, methamphetamine stands alone as a cluster-bomb-style weapon against society.

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31 May 2001 - East County Californian
Blackouts are liability for coast county businesses

EL CAJON – If a rolling blackout happens while you’re at work, what do you do? Lock the door, and go home? It’s far more complicated if you’re the owner of a business, and you might find yourself held responsible for any accidents that happen because the power went off.

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17 May 2001 - Alpine Sun
Fighting teenage drug abuse


ALPINE – Alpine is definitely trying to solve the problems of teenage drug abuse. A carefully selected planning team, an advisory committee and a youth component have accepted invitations to attend the Substance Abuse Prevention Planning Kick-off on May 30 at 4 p.m. in the Alpine Community Center.

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15 May 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Re: “Just Say Know”


I was reading your article on DanceSafe, club drugs, and the rave scene and felt sad to learn that youth and young adults have to use these substances and attend these types of events to feel like they belong, that they are part of a family.

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11 May 2001 - El Latino
Operativo de DEA contra productores de metanfetamina
Grave problema en la comunidad hispana


¿Sabía usted qué medicamentos que usamos habitualmente para catarros y gripes como el sudaffed, suphedrine y pseudoefedrina puedeo prepararse la terrible droga conocida como metanfetamina?. Por ello la Agencia de Combate contra las Drogas (Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA) inició una campaña tendiente a orientar a los negocios que venden este tipo de medicamentos.

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8 May 2001 - North County Times
Store employees get meth law training
Vista Wal-Mart first in county to be trained under anti-meth campaign


VISTA – Forty Vista Wal-Mart employees discovered on Monday, as part of a new law enforcement program, that many items they routinely sell could be used to make illegal methamphetamine.

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8 May 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
CSU panel urges offensive against alcohol abuse
Task force backs greater police role


The 23 California State University campuses should team with local law enforcement agencies to aggressively enforce laws on open containers, drinking and driving, keg parties and fake IDs, a statewide task force recommends.

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4 May 2001 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Let's show them Cinco de Mayo is not a marketing tool

On May 5, 1862, about 2,000 ill-equipped Mexican soldiers and townspeople led by Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza managed to hold off a highly trained and better armed force of more than 6,000 French troops in the southern state of Puebla. One year after La Batalla de Puebla (The Battle of Puebla), the French brought in more troops and re-attacked, eventually taking over the country for the next four years.

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30 April 2001 - North County Times
Vista Partners Project fights meth abuse

VISTA – Methamphetamine use is one of the toughest problems facing Vista and the region, but since 1999 the Vista Partners Project of the San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force has tackled the problem head on.

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