The Lemon Grove City Council is snuffing out cigarettes in all of its parks.
Tuesday night, Council members adopted an ordinance that will make all five of the city's parks smoke free.
The organization Communities Against Substance Abuse has been working with a group of Lemon Grove teenagers to get the measure passed.
"The teens here in Lemon Grove have been doing a lot of work, building support, doing park cleanups and surveys and researching smoke-free parks for the past two years," said Lisa Archibald who is with Communities Against Substance Abuse. "So, they're very excited tonight to see the city council adopt the smoke-free ordinance, to create a healthier community in Lemon Grove."
There is no word yet on when the actual smoking ban will take effect.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
An approaching winter storm is poised to open an "atmospheric river" of subtropical rain clouds on Southern California this week, but the San Diego area is expected to see just a fraction of that moisture, forecasters said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.