SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Coast Guard members stationed in San Diego boarded several pirate ships in high-risk operations off Africa, and returned safely home last night, a spokesman said Sunday.
Family and friends gathered at the San Diego International Airport to welcome Maritime Safety and Security Teams members back home from a four-month deployment to Gulf of Aden Saturday night, said USCG Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry Dunphy.
Dunphy said one little girl waved a sign that said "Welcome Home Daddy."
The Coast Guard teams joined the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) and Combined Task Force 151 in several high-risk boardings to fight piracy and enforce international maritime law.
About 4,000 unionized mental health clinicians at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the state, including San Diego, will begin a five-day strike Monday amid a continuing labor dispute.
A North County community leader who's known as a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate was hit by a truck and seriously injured while riding her bicycle in Encinitas early Saturday.
It's been nearly one month since a group of Central American migrants made the long trek through Mexico to the border in Tijuana. They have since been moved east, but their living conditions are still poor - so local faith leaders are calling for help.
Four people were displaced when a fire damaged their South Bay home Sunday morning, authorities said.
A prominent Los Angeles-area obstetrician has denied allegations by more than 20 former patients that he assaulted, harassed or harmed them during treatment, according to a newspaper investigation.
Dozens of people bearing flowers or stuffed animals attended a funeral for a newborn girl found dead in July along a Southern California highway.
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting tonight and continuing through Monday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
A winter storm in the southeastern United States was impacting travel Sunday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, including some to and from San Diego.