SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A loose-knit coalition of labor groups, students and Occupy San Diego activists rallied for workers' rights Tuesday in downtown San Diego, and blocked B Street for a short time.
About 75 demonstrators marched from San Diego City College to Civic Center Plaza for May Day. On the way, they sat down on the pavement in front of Wells Fargo Bank, blocking traffic for a few minutes before they completed their walk.
Another 75 or so people joined them on the Community Concourse, including a few who walked in carrying socialist banners.
Guillermo Gomez, a teacher at Lincoln High School, told the crowd that teachers, nurses, janitors and public sector workers were under assault.
"They're the most vulnerable of us," Gomez said.
Maria Felix, a janitor for 17 years, said she will keep fighting to provide a dignified life for her children.
Unionized janitors in San Diego are trying to get pay raises and a better health care package. A contract between the Service Employees International Union-United Service Works West and employers expires at the end of this month.
"Together we will win the fight for a better life," Felix said.
A bomb squad has been sent to a self-storage business in the 1800 block of Massachusetts Avenue, near Main Street in Lemon Grove, where a caller reported finding what appeared to be a "military practice device," a sheriff's lieutenant says.
A water line broke Wednesday morning in a hilly neighborhood on the border of San Diego and Mountain View, flooding several nearby homes and opening a large sinkhole that partially swallowed a pickup truck.
A 23-year-old San Diego man was behind bars today on suspicion of fatally stabbing a woman whose body was found near an Encanto park, police said.
A 37-year-old man stabbed his 66-year-old uncle to death Wednesday morning inside a Pacific Beach condominium where both men lived, police said.
A high-pressure ridge is continuing to keep the weather warm across San Diego County with the mild conditions and above-average temperatures expected to continue through Thursday.
Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion submitted more than 100,000 signed petitions to election officials Tuesday.
Ocean Beach residents on Tuesday packed a town hall meeting to sound off about a recent wave of crime in their neighborhood.
The city of El Cajon is responding to backlash after 12 people were given citations for handing out food to the homeless.
The Women’s March is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, but there may not be enough public transportation to handle the tens of thousands of people who are expected to march because no trains will be running from North County.