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.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
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A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.
More than 200 local restaurants are trying to impress you next week. San Diego Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday.