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.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.