SAN DIEGO (CNS) - About 1,200 people observed Martin Luther King Day Monday by attending the 24th annual All People's Breakfast at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.
The keynote speaker was Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who wrote "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" in the New York Times Magazine last June.
The program also included short digital stories of overcoming intolerance as told by San Diegans of diverse backgrounds, including former county Supervisor Leon Williams, Viejas Tribal Chairman Anthony Pico, and Susan Madison, San Diego's Disability Services Program coordinator.
Estela De Los Rios, executive director of the Center for Social Advocacy, received the San Diego Human Relations Commission's Ashley L. Walker Social Justice Award at the event.
Several other organizations held events to mark King's birthdate. The slain civil rights leader would have been 83.
More than 100 employees of Kaiser Permanente sorted and bagged food at the San Diego Food Bank. Others helped spruce up a home in Chula Vista for youth who have aged out of the county's foster care center, and a center for domestic violence center in Escondido.
Union members affiliated with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council picked up trash in and around Grantville Neighborhood Park.
Volunteers with the Lakeside River Park Conservancy and Americorps had a day of service to clean up trash in the bed of the San Diego River, and church groups held a clean-up day at Balboa Park.
President Trump sent out a tweet Thursday thanking San Diego County for siding with him on California's sanctuary state
A fire broke out early Thursday morning in a back room of a Baptist church and Christian college in Logan Heights, authorities said.
California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said.
Creating an inventory of soon-to-expire affordable housing projects and ordinances to protect residents were among the suggestions generated at workshops Wednesday hosted by the City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee.
Caught in the chaos of the flooding and mudslides on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, an Encinitas family shared their story with News 8 about how a famous surfer, Laird Hamilton, came to their rescue.
The future of animal services in the City of San Diego will be discussed by members of the Budget and Government Efficiency Committee Thursday.
A gun store owner in El Cajon, who is also a local school board president, has posted a video that some students and parents disagree with.
A former Coronado dentist who used a fake name to lure patients to Mexico, where he performed dental implant surgery on them, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony and misdemeanor counts, including unlicensed dentistry with risk of bodily harm and practicing dentistry under a false name.
Chula Vista Police on Wednesday cracked down on distracted drivers and pedestrians after a sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities in the South Bay city in recent months.
A woman was arrested Wednesday evening after a brief car chase that turned into a standoff in Valencia Park.