SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The 1941 attack led by 353 Japanese planes -- fighters, bombers and torpedo planes -- killed about 2,400 Americans and thrust the nation into World War II, which had been raging for several years in Europe and Asia.
"When I first heard the explosion of the (battleship USS) Arizona, I thought, `we're in World War II,' and we were," Stuart Hedley, who was 20 at the time, told 10News. He served aboard the battleship USS West Virginia, which was heavily damaged by multiple torpedo hits.
Hedley, the president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, said the anniversary was a reminder to stay alert.
Among those honored were Arnold "Max" Bauer, who was found living in squalor east of El Cajon about a year ago, clutching a photograph of his vessel, the repair ship Vestal, which was adjacent the doomed Arizona.
Bauer, believed to have been 94, died last month at the veterans home in Chula Vista. His caretaker, Milagros Angeles, faces several felony charges.
The ceremony included tossing a wreath into San Diego Bay at 9:55 a.m., to coincide with the time the attack began.
Bike riders, scooter users and pedestrians -- and bad drivers -- in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach will be targeted for safety enforcement by San Diego police Sunday.
Just a few days ago thunderstorms rolled through San Diego bringing measurable rain to the county for the first time in months. But things are about to change as strong Santa Anas are headed our way.
A man led police on a short car chase and barricaded himself in a Mission Bay motel before officers were able to arrest him Sunday.
The weekend's rainy weather was expected to quickly give way to windy conditions ripe for wildfire by late Sunday night, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag warning for parts of Southern California, forecasters said.
An overflowing sewage line in Del Mar prompted authorities to warn visitors to stay out of the water at a section of the city's shoreline Sunday.
Authorities were searching for a suspect on Sunday following an attempted sexual assault in Little Italy.
Chase De Leo scored on the final shot of the shootout to give the San Diego Gulls a 6-5 victory over the Ontario Reign Saturday night in Ontario, their first win of the 2018-19 American Hockey League season.
Just two weeks after a shark attacked 13-year-old Keane Webre-Hayes, he received a special gift from Wildlife Officers.
Dozens of fleet footed San Diegans stepped up to fight domestic violence on Saturday as a part of the 11th Annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" event.