SAN DIEGO (CNS) - What would have been the 85th birthday of United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez will be celebrated Friday and Saturday.
The late Latino civil rights leader, who helped start the UFW 50 years ago, was born on March 31, 1927.
His partner in the effort to improve the lot of farm workers, Dolores Huerta, will be honored at a breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Community Center, 404 Euclid Ave. The event is being put on by the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs.
On Saturday, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council will hold its fifth annual Cesar Chavez Day March in Barrio Logan. The organizers say about 1,000 union members will take part.
Also on Saturday, the annual Cesar Chavez Festival and Celebration will take place at nearby Chicano park, with music, food and an educational program.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
Terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain, this week have provoked nationwide vigils and displays of unity, including here in San Diego County.
Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected Friday and Saturday.
Coming together to celebrate diversity was the message of a block party Friday night in North Park – which took on new meaning after the violence in Virginia.
Laguna Beach in Orange County is gearing up for a large anti-immigration rally this weekend and police are preparing for any trouble that may come out of the “America First” protest set for Sunday.
The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities.