SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A boy who was just seven years old when he was caught in gang crossfire and used his body to shield his 2-year-old niece - saving her life - will be among four people honored in downtown San Diego Thursday.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is scheduled to present her office's annual "Citizens of Courage" awards during a noon luncheon at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel. The event coincides with National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Also being honored are:
- a North County man who noticed burglars robbing his neighbor's house, so he offered them a ride and took them directly to a police station;
- a San Diego man who intervened in a violent assault when nobody else would, at great risk to himself; and
- a witness to a drunken driving crash who lifted a car off a pregnant woman and was so affected by the experience that he quit his job and started a business that gives rides to people who have had too much to drink.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
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.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
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.