SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Thousands of turkey dinners were served to the needy across San Diego County Thursday.
The Salvation Army held its 28th annual Thanksgiving meal at Golden Hall, where hundreds of families began lining up as early as 7 a.m. for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. More than 300 volunteers helped to feed an expected 2,000 people.
Because of the anemic economy, more low-income seniors than ever are expected to seek free Thanksgiving meals, including people in their 60s, said Denise Scatena, a spokeswoman for the Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center on Fourth Avenue in downtown.
Meanwhile, families of needy students at five San Diego Unified School District campuses were treated to a meal at the House of Blues.
Thousands of runners turned out Thursday morning for 5K runs at the Oceanside Civic Center and in Balboa Park. The latter benefits the homeless services at Father Joe Carroll's St. Vincent de Paul Villages and raises about $4 million annually to help the homeless.
Thursday evening, Bertrand at Mister A's in downtown San Diego held a ceremony to light their Christmas decorations.
Also, Thursday evening the "Holiday of Lights" exhibit opened in Del Mar for the holiday season. The exhibit includes more than 400 lighted, animated scenes along a 1.5-mile route.
A long-planned but controversial religious tourism and conference center project in Mission Valley was approved Tuesday by the San Diego City Council.
A different type of school bus rolled into parking lots in the Solana Beach School District this week as students climbed on board into a unique environment for learning – virtual reality.
The saying "one thing leads to another" seems to sum up a lot of what's happening on the San Diego health front right now. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic said many patients are making follow-up visits.
City officials said Monday they are embarking on a study to find out why some recently repaved roads in San Diego are deteriorating quicker than expected.
The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to weigh in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case in which a Colorado baker claims his religious beliefs give him the right to refuse to sell wedding cakes to same- sex couples.
The San Diego State University community is mourning the loss of legendary Aztec football fan Tom Ables, who died two days after attending his 788th SDSU football game on Saturday.
A Los Angeles doctor says he's got the cure for bad breath and has spent the last 22 years of his life traveling the world, making 2,000 television appearances to spread the word.