LAKESIDE (CNS) - The two-mile El Monte Park Trail and 1.5-acre staging area in Lakeside were dedicated in a ceremony Tuesday.
The trail runs between El Monte Valley and Blossom Valley, along the base of rocky El Capitan Mountain.
"For a long time, the community has wanted safe, official access to beautiful El Monte Valley," said Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who represents East County on the Board of Supervisors. "Whether you ride a bike or a horse, walk or jog, you'll enjoy this new path."
Future trails along the San Diego River Valley will connect to it.
The staging area includes parking for cars and horse trailers.
The project was paid for by a $375,000 state grant from Proposition 40, passed by voters in 2002 to support neighborhood parks.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.