LEMON GROVE (CNS) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars is scheduled to rededicate its hall in Lemon Grove in a public ceremony Saturday in memory of a Navy SEAL awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroism in Iraq.
The building will be known as Michael A. Monsoor Post 2082.
Petty Officer Monsoor dropped onto a grenade thrown into his position in Ramadi on Sept. 29, 2006, shielding three other SEALS and eight Iraqi Army soldiers from the blast. The 25-year-old died about 30 minutes later.
About four months earlier, he was awarded a Silver Star for rescuing and treating another SEAL amid attack.
The Long Beach native of Lebanese heritage is buried at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Members of his family are scheduled to attend the ceremony.
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.