SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - As of Monday morning, 49 couples had civil ceremonies and nine more had appointments, according to the county Clerk's Office.
"It was a spur of the moment thing," one groom conceded to News 8.
The downtown office will stay open an extra hour, until 5 p.m, to accommodate couples who want to get married or simply renew their vows, and while appointments are preferred, they are not required.
The building is a favorite location for civil ceremonies, not just for convenience but for its picturesque setting adjacent to San Diego Bay.
A demonstration was held at the building against California's ban on same-sex marriage. At least one gay couple was denied a wedding ceremony.
Couples can save time by completing their marriage license online ahead of time, Dronenburg said.
The cost for a license and civil ceremony is $100, with no blood test or waiting period required.
Other clerk's offices in El Cajon and San Marcos are open for licenses and civil ceremonies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but reservations are required.
A San Diego Harbor Police vehicle was involved in a crash with a bicyclist early today, officers said.
A 10-year-old male lion on loan from the San Diego Zoo was killed at the Indianapolis Zoo by a female lion, zoo officials announced Friday.
A 65-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday when she fell while riding an electric scooter with family members in the Marina area of San Diego.
A light plane occupied by a flight instructor and a student pilot made a safe emergency landing Friday amid late-morning traffic on Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics.
Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box.
California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule.
The numbers in Friday night's draw of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery are 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the Mega number is 7.