SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Old prescription drugs can be safely thrown away at collection sites around the county Saturday as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's 2nd annual Prescription Take-Back Day.
Thirty-four collection sites will be set up at police stations and other public buildings in San Diego and Imperial counties to give people a safe way to dispose of drugs that could diverted to illegal use.
"Getting these potentially harmful drugs off the streets of our community is an important step in decreasing prescription drug abuse among our youth," said William Sherman, who heads the DEA office in San Diego.
In September, nearly 5,000 pounds of unwanted medications were collected.
Among other locations are:
-- San Diego County Juvenile Hall, 2801 Meadow Lark Drive;
-- Scripps Green Hospital, 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road;
-- UC San Diego, parking lot at Voigt and Campus Point drives;
-- San Diego State University, parking lot at College Avenue and Lindo
-- Scripps Chula Vista Medical Center, 435 H St.;
-- Kimball Senior Center, 1221 D Ave. in National City;
-- Walgreen's, 10512 Mission Gorge Road in Santee;
-- Albertson's, 2955 Alpine Blvd. in Alpine;
-- Scripps Encinitas Hospital, 354 Santa Fe Drive;
-- Scripps Coastal Medical Center, 2176 Salk Ave. in Carlsbad;
-- Scripps Rancho Bernardo Clinic, 15004 Innovation Drive; and
-- Tri-City Hospital, 4002 Vista Way.
Members of the armed forces and retirees can drop off the drugs at several locations at area bases.
The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, local business owners and first responders teamed up for an all-to-real feeling hazard drill on Saturday.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.