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.
In order to make room for more animals displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the San Diego Humane Society Friday slashed its dog adoption fee to $5 -- through Sunday -- at its facilities in Oceanside and Escondido.
The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
A clinic providing shots to in a bid to contain a deadly hepatitis A outbreak continued Friday inside the community concourse outside San Diego City Hall.
Parents and staffers at a South Bay elementary school on Thursday demanded answers after a popular principal was suddenly reassigned without explanation.
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A free hepatitis A vaccine clinic was held in Chula Vista on Friday and the city is expecting to have hand washing stations installed in its five parks by next week.
The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.