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.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
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.
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.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.
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.
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."