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.
The number of reported influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region this flu season has reached 142 -- a record high, county health officials reported Wednesday.
A bomb squad has been sent to a self-storage business in the 1800 block of Massachusetts Avenue, near Main Street in Lemon Grove, where a caller reported finding what appeared to be a "military practice device," a sheriff's lieutenant says.
A water line broke Wednesday morning in a hilly neighborhood on the border of San Diego and Mountain View, flooding several nearby homes and opening a large sinkhole that partially swallowed a pickup truck.
A 23-year-old San Diego man was behind bars today on suspicion of fatally stabbing a woman whose body was found near an Encanto park, police said.
A 37-year-old man stabbed his 66-year-old uncle to death Wednesday morning inside a Pacific Beach condominium where both men lived, police said.
A high-pressure ridge is continuing to keep the weather warm across San Diego County with the mild conditions and above-average temperatures expected to continue through Thursday.
Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion submitted more than 100,000 signed petitions to election officials Tuesday.
Ocean Beach residents on Tuesday packed a town hall meeting to sound off about a recent wave of crime in their neighborhood.
The city of El Cajon is responding to backlash after 12 people were given citations for handing out food to the homeless.