SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The centennial of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage will be observed at the San Diego Natural History Museum, which will have extended hours Saturday, continuing into early Sunday.
"The Nat" opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and remains open until 3 a.m. Sunday. An exhibit focusing on the ill-fated voyage runs until September.
Visitors will be able to mark the moments when the luxury liner struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean -- 11:40 p.m. -- and when it went down -- 2:20 the following morning.
Throughout the day, actors in Edwardian-era costumes will roam the museum telling about life in the early 1900s aboard ship. Titanic-themed films will be shown, and radio operators will attempt to contact a vessel positioned above the wreckage.
Admission to the exhibit will be discounted to $19.12. The museum will stop selling tickets Sunday at 1 a.m.
Those interested in the anniversary will have several other events to choose from on Saturday.
At 1 p.m., the U.S. Grant Titanic Tea Experience will be held at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, including a champagne toast and saber ceremony.
Pieces of wreckage from the Titanic in a private collection will be displayed at 3 p.m. at UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center. Items include carved English oak from the first class grand staircase, a section of headboard from a White Star Line deck chair that includes a carved White Star Line logo, and part of a wooden folding deck chair.
At 6 p.m., The Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park will offer a 10-course first-class meal that replicates the final dinner enjoyed by Titanic's first class passengers. Wait staff will don white tuxedo jackets and a piano quintet will play melodies from 1912.
Barbara Chronowski, a Titanic historian who portrayed a first-class passenger in the motion picture, will be on hand in Edwardian costume to mingle with guests.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.