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.
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.