SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Dr. Raul Trejo will receive the first of this season's three San Diego Padres Hispanic Heritage Comunidad Awards Friday night, when he will be honored for his efforts to improve the lives of families and youth in the field of children's health in a ceremony at Petco Park before the team plays the Miami Marlins.
Trejo is a part-time clinical faculty member in the Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program and the San Ysidro Health Center. He created the Palomar High School Clinic, which provides limited, free health care to students and their families.
"Dr. Trejo is the kind of community leader the Hispanic Heritage Comunidad Awards were designed to honor," Padres President Tom Garfinkel said.
"Leading by example, Dr. Trejo has created and implemented programs that directly impact young people in the South Bay, influencing and inspiring them to pursue their medical career goals and always remembering the importance of service."
Trejo was raised in San Ysidro, attended UC Berkeley and completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from the Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program in 2003 and completed a fellowship in faculty development, with an emphasis in underserved medicine, at UC San Diego.
"One of the pleasures I have in working with medical students is that many of them have the desire to return to their own communities," Trejo said.
"It is my goal to support those dreams. I think it is very important to hold myself and resident medical students accountable, because the community looks up to us."
Nominations of individuals and organizations for the Hispanic Heritage Comunidad Award in children's education are being accepted through June 4 at padres.com/community and padresbeisbol.com/comunidad. The recipient will be honored before the Padres' game July 6.
Nominations of individuals and organizations for the final award of the season, which will be in youth baseball, softball and youth fitness, will be accepted from June 25-Aug. 1. The award will be presented at the Aug. 17 game.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
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.
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.