HARBISON CANYON (CNS) - A fire of unknown origin blackened about three open acres east of Lakeside Monday, briefly threatening several homes but causing no structural damage or injuries.
The blaze erupted in hilly terrain off the 8000 block of Bar Ranch Trail in the Harbison Canyon area about 12:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.
Ground crews and personnel aboard two air tankers and two helicopters had the flames under control within an hour, said Mike Mohler, a fire captain with the state agency.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.
The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobs.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.