SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego International Airport officials Friday announced the return of a complimentary gift-wrapping service for the fourth consecutive year.
Volunteers and Airport Authority staffers will operate four post-security gift-wrapping stations between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. set to begin Wednesday and run through Dec. 23, according to an airport spokeswoman.
The Airport Authority's gift wrap features artwork created by students who participated in the New Children's Museum's after school program, she said.
The service will be available to ticketed passengers to spread holiday cheer and reduce stress during the busy holiday travel season, she said.
The service can also speed up time spent at security checkpoints as the Transportation Security Administration recommended passengers wrap gifts after their flight or ship them ahead of time to avoid the possibility of having to open them during the screening process.
Last year, 56 staffers and volunteers donated 227 hours to wrap more than 2,000 gifts, the spokeswoman said.
Authorities Monday released an artist's rendering of a man being sought for following and pestering teenage girls in East County neighborhoods early this summer.
A wildfire that scorched about 200 brushy acres in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County Monday threatened back-country homes and a naval training center for several hours, but caused no reported structural damage or injuries.
News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow traveled to Wyoming to see the Great American Eclipse. He had one of the best view points in the nation with clear skies and temperatures in the low 80's.
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An oft-deported Mexican citizen drove drunk and caused a hit-and-run crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy, a prosecutor alleged Monday, but a defense attorney told jurors that her client wasn't behind the wheel at the time of the collision.
Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed viewing Monday's solar eclipse at events around the city as 57 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon.
If you're planning on watching Monday's solar eclipse you'll need to head east as morning clouds along the coast will likely block those near the beaches from seeing the celestial event.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during Monday's eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.