SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego is the eighth greenest city in the United States, according to a list released Monday by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
San Diego was the highest ranked municipality in California, besting San Francisco by one spot in a list that took cleanliness, pedestrian-friendliness, public transit and public parks into account.
The magazine cited San Diego's access to beaches, Car2Go electric vehicle rental program and -- countywide -- the highest number of farms per-capita in the U.S.
"Every San Diegan knows our city has been blessed with a natural beauty unlike anywhere else in the country, and we've been proud to work with our local innovators to keep our environment clean and green," said Mayor Jerry Sanders. "I'm happy to invite anyone looking for an eco-friendly destination to pay us a visit."
Portland, Ore., the home of 288 parks, was ranked first.
Calling all young fairies! Grab your wings and come celebrate summer at San Diego Botanic Garden on Saturday June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A report of gunshots at a City Heights park prompted 30-minute lockdowns at two nearby schools Monday while officers searched in vain for the shooter or shooters, authorities reported. The shots fired at Teralta Park off Central and Orange Avenues were reported shortly before noon, according to San Diego police.
The calendar may say Monday but at News 8's Morning Extra it was "Fry-day" with Chef George. He stopped by to make deep-fried Oreos and other treats; and share recipes for your favorite fair foods.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arrived in San Diego Monday to join San Diego Rep. Juan Vargas and about a dozen other Democrats in visiting at least one immigration detention facility housing migrant children who have been separated from their families or arrived in the country unaccompanied.
This weekend some lucky Marines and their families were treated to a special screening of "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" at MCAS Miramar. Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro were at the screening and so was Kelli Gillespie who talked to News 8 about the film and the actors' visit.
A sheriff's search and rescue unit removed a man's body from a pond Monday morning in Pauma Valley. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.
A 21-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom Saturday night and San Diego Police suspect foul play. The victim has been identified as 21 year-old Jossie Marilyn Ruiz Lopez, of San Diego. Her death is believed to be a homicide.
Temperatures will rise this week as high pressure strengthens. Marine layer clouds will become less extensive and clear faster due to a shallower marine layer.