SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The 40th anniversary of Friendship Park will be celebrated Saturday.
The park near the Mexico border was dedicated in 1971 by then-first lady Pat Nixon and has since become a rallying site for immigration activists.
The celebration is scheduled to include music and distinguished speakers on both sides of the border. The celebration coincides with the announcement of a major shift in immigration policy. In some cases, illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors will get a chance to apply for a work permit, rather than being deported.
The event will also include an appearance by Henry Sanchez Pardo, a history professor who is running from Argentina to Alaska, and planting trees along the way.
San Diego County is making a major investment in technology to detect wildfires breaking out in the back country.
A controversial ordinance that prohibited feeding the homeless in public spaces in El Cajon expired Tuesday, after the county lifted its emergency declaration on the hepatitis A outbreak.
An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.
PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about the person or people who left four puppies out with the trash in San Diego in recent weeks.
A dispute between two students at Lincoln High School escalated Tuesday into a stabbing that sent one of them to a hospital.
San Diego police are investigating a rapid increase in the number of cases of stolen catalytic converters from cars.
A 19-year-old man accused of groping and sexually assaulting four female students as they walked to their off-campus housing near San Diego State University must stand trial on seven charges, including false imprisonment and sexual battery, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Authorities Tuesday asked the public for help in identifying a fast-working crew of burglars who broke into a luxury-goods retailer at Fashion Valley mall and made off with more than half a million dollars' worth of merchandise.