The donation stems from a humanitarian award Roberts received April 7 from HomeAid San Diego, a nonprofit organization which recognized Roberts for his support of housing issues, said a representative for Roberts.
The fourth district representative was joined at the ceremony by members of the San Diego Padres organization and supporters of both the San Diego Center for Children, the city's oldest children's nonprofit organization, and HomeAid San Diego, a national organization which builds transitional housing for temporarily homeless people.
"The humanitarian award is about more than fighting homelessness. It also recognizes distinguished service toward alleviating human suffering," said Barbara Hunter, the organization's board president. "Over the years of partnership with HomeAid San Diego, Ron Roberts has come to exemplify that ideal for all of us."
The organization agreed to donate the playhouse in Roberts' honor to a children's organization, and it was determined the San Diego Center for Children was the best fit.
The San Diego Center for Children is a nonprofit organization that helps kids if trauma, abuse or mental health challenges delay their development.
"We are humbled that Supervisor Ron Roberts has selected the San Diego Center for Children as the home for this wonderful Padres Playhouse," said Dave McCaslin, the center's chief executive officer. "It's often a dream of a child to have a playhouse and Supervisor Roberts' gift will surely make our children feel special."
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Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
Fire crews have reached full containment of a wildfire that spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, officials said.
A strong high pressure ridge will slowly strengthen and expand, putting Southern California underneath it's dome of hot air.
For years, Honor Flight San Diego has fulfilled its mission to fly San Diego’s war heroes to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service.
Day two of Comic-Con has come and gone, but tens of thousands of people are still hitting the streets of downtown San Diego – pumping thousands of dollars into the local economy.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.