SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Louisiana Tech and Texas Christian football teams are scheduled to spend their first full day in San Diego practicing in preparation for Wednesday's Poinsettia Bowl and visiting the San Diego Zoo Sunday.
Both teams arrived in San Diego Saturday.
The first of two charter flights from Monroe, La. carrying Louisiana Tech team personnel arrived at Lindbergh Field at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with a second charter arriving about an hour later, according to associate media relations director Patrick Walsh.
More than three dozen members of the Poinsettia Bowl's organizing committee, the Red Coats, flanked a red carpet leading down the tarmac from the charters to the team buses, clapping, welcoming and shaking hands in what several longtime fans called the most impressive in the program's bowl history.
The Poinsettia Bowl is the Bulldogs' sixth bowl appearance. Four of their bowl appearances have come in the Independence Bowl, which is played in Shreveport, La., about 70 miles from the Louisiana Tech campus in Ruston.
The arrival ceremony for the Texas Christian team was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
The teams are scheduled to visit SeaWorld on Monday and the USS Midway Museum on Tuesday.
Heavy rain last year forced postponement of the San Diego State team's visit to the zoo. The team visited the zoo May 6, 136 days after it was initially scheduled.
The Carlsbad City Council on Tuesday denied the Planning Commission’s approval for a liquor license at K1 Speed, the indoor go-kart racing company, but did approve a restaurant.
Firefighters reported 90 percent containment Wednesday of a wildfire that scorched about 200 acres of brush in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County and threatened about 20 back-country homes hours after Monday's solar eclipse.
Fire investigators are working Wednesday to determine what sparked a blaze that ripped through stacks of cardboard at a Kearny Mesa recycling center, authorities said.
Lottery players will have a shot at a $700 million Powerball jackpot that ranks as the second largest in U.S. history.
A deep marine layer settled over much of San Diego County Wednesday, including far into the inland valleys.
Sixteen people and at least one dog fled from a burning home Wednesday morning in the Oak Park neighborhood just minutes before the house became fully engulfed in flames, authorities said.
The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday warned U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.
A federal judge who has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump's scorn on Tuesday urged a quick trial for a Mexican man who had been shielded from being deported from the U.S. and claims he was wrongly expelled.
Solarte homered and drove in a career-high six runs, Austin Hedges also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-4 on Tuesday night.
A 9-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties after being abducted by his father, who was suspected of first killing the child's mother, was located safe Tuesday.