SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two guided-missile destroyers are scheduled to return to their San Diego homeport Friday, the Navy announced Thursday.
The USS Stockdale was away for six months on its maiden deployment and served with strike groups led by the aircraft carriers Ronald Reagan, Carl Vinson and George Washington.
The ship made port calls to Cambodia, Guam, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.
The USS Gridley spent most of its seven-month deployment with the Vinson, which returned to Coronado last month. Its sailors took part in community service projects in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
"We have a remarkable relationship and growing partnership with many countries throughout the Western Pacific and I'm pleased that our sailors had the opportunity to experience rich cultures while acting as ambassadors for the United States," said Cmdr. Benjamin Allbritton, the Gridley's commanding officer.
About 50 family members were taking part on a "Tiger Cruise" from Honolulu aboard the Gridley.
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.
A 27-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries despite being shot at least eight times while walking on a sidewalk Sunday morning in the Chollas View community of San Diego.
On December 8th, 2008, tragedy struck in University City after an F-18 fighter jet came crashing down striking two homes.