SAN DIEGO (CNS) - More than 7,000 people are expected to turn out at 90 sites around San Diego today for the 27th annual California Coastal Cleanup.
The annual end-of-summer cleanup, which includes streams and storm channels leading to the ocean, starts at 9 a.m. and ends about noon. A list of sites can be found at cleanupday.org/cleanupsites.
About 100 tons of junk was collected last year.
San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald said coastal waterways, creeks and canyons need help from residents.
"For decades, our canyons and creeks have been dumping grounds for all kinds of trash and debris," Emerald said. "We pull shopping carts and old used tires our of our canyons and creeks every year."
She plans to work in Chollas Creek.
Her council colleagues Carl DeMaio and Todd Gloria are scheduled to be at Lake Hodges and Manzanita Canyon in City Heights, respectively. County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price plans to help clean up San Dieguito Lagoon and Assemblywoman Toni Atkins will be at Belmont Park on Mission Bay.
This year's top sponsors are I Love a Clean San Diego and San Diego Coastkeeper.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.
Two of the region's largest federal enterprises, military bases and border patrol, are unlikely to face major disruptions in the event of a looming government shutdown that experts say likely is to occur at midnight.