CORONADO (CNS) - The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is scheduled to depart Friday afternoon for a year-long overhaul in Bremerton, Wash.
"Maintaining the ship's material condition is an important part of ensuring that Ronald Reagan reaches its 50-year life cycle," said the carrier's commander, Capt. Thom Burke. "The next year will help us remain a fully-capable war-fighting vessel."
The ship, based in San Diego since 2004, has been deployed five times in the last six years.
It returned in September from its most recent cruise, in which its crew conducted relief efforts following Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The sailors, Marines and airmen also supported operations in the Middle East.
The Reagan was scheduled to leave in the morning, but departure was moved to the afternoon because of a mechanical glitch that cropped up -- and was resolved -- on Thursday.
The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is the only government dry dock on the West Coast capable of handling a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Covet Canyon, a paramilitary training camp in the East County, is in financial trouble after the owner defaulted on property payments. Owner Marc Halcon has 90 days to make good on the debt or the 160 acre property could fall into foreclosure and auction.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Angry Poway Unified School District parents on Friday packed the sidewalk calling for a local teacher to be fired after sending inappropriate text messages to a teenage student.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.
Black Friday is a week away, but many retailers are now making you wait. This year, companies are offering discounts the entire week leading into Black Friday. News 8's Eric Kahnert reports on some of the goods you can get during Black Friday "week."
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Camp Pendleton and Naval Base San Diego have among the highest rates of sexual assaults reported to the military among Marine Corps and Navy bases worldwide, according to a Department of Defense report released Friday.