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Curfew Order Issued For Unincorporated Areas, Santee, Poway, La Mesa And El Cajon

A protester giving the black power salute in downtown San Diego on May 31, 20...

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Above: A protester giving the black power salute in downtown San Diego on May 31, 2020, during a demonstration against recent police brutality against blacks.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has issued a curfew order for some unincorporated communities starting at 8 p.m. Sunday and lasting through 5:30 a.m. Monday.

The areas affected include the following:

Areas around Spring Valley: Unincorporated areas east of the boundaries of the cities of La Mesa and San Diego to state Route 54; north and west of SR-54 from the boundary of the city of San Diego to the boundary of the city of El Cajon; and south of the boundary of the city of El Cajon to the west of SR-54.

Areas from Lakeside north to Poway: Unincorporated areas west of state Route 67 from the boundary of the city of Poway to Mapleview Street; areas south and west of Mapleview Street and Lake Jennings Park Road to Interstate 8; areas north of I-8 from Lake Jennings Park Road to the boundary of the city of El Cajon.

The sheriff's department says everyone who lives in those areas must stay home and off the streets. People who violate the order face a misdemeanor and are subject to a fine up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.

In addition, several cities throughout the county have issued curfews. They are as follows:

– La Mesa: begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until 7 a.m. Monday.

– Poway: begins at 8 p.m. and lasts until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

– Santee: begins at 8 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. Monday.

– El Cajon: begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. Monday.

The city of Coronado did not issue a formal curfew but issued a directive asking residents to stay at home from 8 p.m. Sunday through 5:30 a.m. Monday.

The city of San Diego has yet to issue a curfew order.

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