SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A reception will be held Friday evening for 52 middle-grade students who co-wrote an oral history about their culturally diverse Encanto neighborhood and had it published as a book.
"What I Leave With You" will be featured as part of the 45th annual Local Authors Exhibit at the downtown Central Library, and will later be displayed at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library.
The students, in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at O'Farrell Community School, interviewed an important adult in their life and ended up with stories both inspiring and heartbreaking, according to computer teacher Ray Kinne, who helped lead the project.
"Since Encanto is so ethnically diverse, many of the interviews were conducted in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Laotian, Somali, Spanish, Amharic and Khmer," Kinne said. "The students then translated the stories into English and edited the final written product."
The book was published by Infinity Publishing, a self-publishing firm, and is available online at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.
Several good Samaritans, including a grandmother, disregarded their own safety today when they helped subdue and disarm a knife- waving man who attacked the driver of a bus full of schoolchildren in a rural neighborhood in southeastern San Diego County.
An animal known as the San Quintin Kangaroo rat and native to Baja California is back from the brink of extinction.
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis today encouraged those who haven't recently donated blood to consider scheduling an appointment.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is famous for its expansive habitats featuring African and Asian species. The all-new Walkabout Australia gives park guests a view into a new region of the world with interesting and unique species.