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 Caltrans worker was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories from an overpass on State Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area, officials said.
San Diego Fire Department is on scene at Sunset Cliffs Blvd in Sunset Cliffs after a body was found on the beach.
A 58-year-old woman who pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at two San Diego police officers who followed her into a downtown parking structure following a hit-and-run crash pleaded guilty Wednesday to a pair of felony counts of resisting an executive officer by threat or violence.
The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
The San Diego Sheriff's Department is looking for a man who on Wednesday broke into a home in Vista while a nine-year-old child was inside alone.
A plan to build a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas is back on track after a private rail company announced Wednesday it has taken over the project.
A 9-year-old girl who went missing Wednesday from her Lincoln Park school turned up in a nearby neighborhood about 4 1/2 hours later.
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