SAN DIEGO (CNS) - On the eighth anniversary of his death, San Diego police Wednesday sought the public's help in solving the 2003 stabbing death of a young man who was attacked leaving a girl's 15th birthday party.
Salvador Mercado, 25, of Chula Vista was found stabbed in the street in the 800 block of Harris Avenue on Nov. 16, 2003, shortly after midnight, according to San Diego police.
Friends took Mercado to Sharp Chula Vista Hospital, where he was declared dead.
Mercado was stabbed at or near Harris and Elm avenues, police said.
Police had been to the party about 40 minutes earlier on a report of gunfire, but the party host told police the noise was firecrackers, according to police. Officers saw that the party -- a Quinceanera, a traditional coming out party in Mexico -- was breaking up and they left, only to learn about Mercado's death about 12:45 a.m., police said.
Anyone with more information about the killing was urged to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tips leading to an arrest could be worth up to $1,000.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials are increasing staffing levels in anticipation of increased fire activity.
It was a hopping good time in Balboa Park on Sunday at the 8th annual Bunnyfest. Hundreds joined the San Diego House Rabbit Society for a big playdate that's all for a good cause. The money raised Sunday will go towards helping the rabbit society find loving homes for their adoptable bunnies.
An early morning vegetation and trash fire at a homeless encampment threatened nearby condos and resulted in at least one injury Sunday.
A major construction project at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry will be completed ahead of schedule, officials said Sunday.
After a fall-like and mild weekend, temperatures are expected to heat up around San Diego throughout the week.
The city's search for the next top cop is underway as police chief Shelly Zimmerman prepares to step down in March.
More than 200 surfers paddled out for a daunting day-long challenge Saturday inspired by young men in the community facing a far bigger one.
A semi-truck ran over a fire hydrant Saturday afternoon in Grant Hill causing a huge geyser to spray into the air. Luckily, firefighters were just minutes away at a community event and were able to put a stop to the water quickly.