SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be marked at ceremonies across San Diego Saturday.
Hundreds will march through Balboa Park during the annual "Freedom Walk" to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed during the 2001 terrorist attacks. The walk, organized by Operation Homefront, begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Garden.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will mark 9/11 with an annual color-guard presentation and wreath-laying at a small outdoor memorial at Lindbergh Field. The brief ceremony will start at the time of impact of the first of two hijacked airliners flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York by al-Qaeda terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.
Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, will hold a 9/11 memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. at Cardiff State Beach to honor the first responders who died during the terrorism attacks.
The San Diego Blood Bank will hold its annual "Patriots Day" blood drive in Balboa Park at 10 a.m. outside the San Diego Hall of Champions.
A memorial service will be held aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway at 2:30 p.m. There will be a reading of the names of those who died in the terrorism attacks. The event will also feature a tolling of the bells, 21-gun salute and a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department helicopter flyover.
On Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers crashed two airliners into the twin 110-story towers at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
A third airliner crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth went down in a Pennsylvania field as passengers fought with the hijackers, who apparently intended to crash the plane into the Capitol.
San Diego and other areas of Southern California may get significant rain this week, according to the National Weather Service.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant 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.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.