SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Calling it the city's birthday, the Whaley House Museum in Old Town will celebrate the 242nd anniversary Saturday of the dedication of a chapel on Presidio Hill that led to the establishment of the San Diego Mission.
On July 16 in 1769, fathers Junipero Serra, Juan Vizcaino, Fernando Parron, and Francisco Gomez created the outdoor chapel overlooking Mission Valley, and had plans to establish a mission at the site, according to the San Diego History Center.
While they soon replaced the chapel with a small adobe church, Mission San Diego de Alcala ended up being built five years later near the San Diego River in Mission Valley. It was burned down by Kumeyaay Indians in 1775 but rebuilt.
San Diego became a city in 1848.
The celebration in the newly renovated gardens of the museum, will include birthday cake, music and dancing.
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California's unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.1 percent in September, down from 4.2 percent for the previous five months.
An unidentified man sneaked into an East County home early Thursday and sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl, authorities reported.
Renowned for its intense racing, the adrenaline-fueled Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to San Diego for the second year, from October 18-21.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Tuesday released a ceremonial gunfire noise advisory for Friday, October 19th, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Attendees will hear “Day of the Dead” stories, while creating take-home masks, sugar skulls and papel picado!
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.
The San Diego California Highway Patrol showed off their lip sync skills Thursday in their rendition of the popular song "Danger Zone" with a Tom Cruise look-alike.
A red flag warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday for San Diego County mountains and inland valleys as Santa Ana winds make a return to the region – combining low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous, wind-driven wildfires.