SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Grossmont Transit Center will open to the public Saturday for the first time since a $7.9 million makeover was completed, in part to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The remodeled station got new elevators, a pedestrian bridge and a plaza.
"The station is not only more attractive, it also now complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act," MTS spokesperson Rob Schupp said. "Before the improvements were made, the only direct access to major retail, commercial and medical facilities was a steep wooden stairway."
This project is one of the first federal stimulus-funded transportation projects to be completed in San Diego County, Schupp said.
La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, SANDAG First Vice Chair and Santee Councilman Jack Dale and MTS board member Ernest Ewin will be at this morning's 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.