The district attorney's office pledged Crime Stoppers $50,000 in asset forfeiture funds seized from criminals and distributed for crime prevention and other programs.
"Our office is proud to be a strong partner with Crime Stoppers for this outstanding community event and their reward programs throughout the year," said San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. "Thanks to their work, thousands of criminal cases have been solved over the years."
Crime Stoppers expects more than 3,000 runners and walkers at the event, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Balboa Park. This year's race is dedicated to locating Julio Cesar Mendez, a suspect in the July 29 murder of 20-year-old college student Sonny Carrillo, whose family is expected to attend.
Registration for the race will be done Friday at Road Runner Sports, at 5549 Copley Drive, or Saturday at Balboa Park.
The annual "Light the Night Against Crime" events raise money for rewards paid to those who call Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line with information leading to a felony arrest in the San Diego area, as well as to fund community education programs, according to the event's organizers.
San Diego Crime Stoppers has assisted in solving 4,150 cases, including 114 homicides, 41 rapes and 668 robberies, since it was formed in 1984, officials said.
Students and community members in San Diego County plan to march for gun control this weekend as part of a nationwide "March for Our Lives."
A stabbing outside a Costco store in Carlsbad Friday left one person seriously injured and an acquaintance of the victim's in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
Congress gave President Donald Trump the $1.6 billion he wanted this year for his proposed "big, beautiful" border wall with Mexico but the headline number masks what he didn't get on one of his signature campaign promises.
Annual data from San Diego county medical services show an alarming number of local underage drinking deaths.
A man accused of killing his girlfriend -- a mother of two -- in the apartment they shared in the Mountain View neighborhood of San Diego must stand trial on murder and misdemeanor child endangerment charges, a judge ruled Friday.
The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped by a tenth of a percent to 3.5 percent in February amid "better-than-average" growth, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.
School shootings, for good reason, make news. Most make national news. Some even make international news.
Sheriff's detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation Friday after determining that a pair of bomb threats made against two North County high schools late Thursday night was likely part of a "swatting" hoax, authorities said.
After weeks of school threats countywide, local leaders are announcing a plan of action to put a stop to it.