SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of San Diego's 35 branch libraries opened on a Monday for the first time today in five years.
Mayor Jerry Sanders' office used part of a $17.8 million budget surplus in the current fiscal year to add to library hours, along with the amount of time recreation centers stay open. Those hours are set to expand further when the new fiscal year begins July 1.
"For a lot of people, the library is a window to the world," Sanders said. "With these additional hours, more residents will have more opportunities to study, learn and expand their horizons."
The branch libraries will be open on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The hours for the rest of the week are 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and -- with some exceptions -- closed on Sundays.
Branches open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. are in City Heights, La Jolla, Point Loma and Serra Mesa.
Hours at the Central Library, at 820 E St. in downtown San Diego, remain unchanged, according to the city.
Two people were killed and another person seriously injured Monday night in a multi-vehicle crash on state Route 76 in Vista.
Two people were killed Monday when a roughly 75-foot- tall tree fell onto a two-story house in the Point Loma Heights area.
Tragedy struck Monday in Point Loma Heights where a couple reportedly visiting from North Dakota died when a 75-foot tall Torrey Pine fell on the house. A fellow business owner from Grand Forks, North Dakota, identified the victims as Troy and Jessica Nelson – owners of Trojan Promotions.
Starbucks is expanding its delivery service and aims to offer it at nearly one-fourth of its U.S. company-operated coffee shops.
As the partial government shutdown continues, thousands of federal workers stand to miss a second paycheck this week.
Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes.
The highest king tides of the year peaked early Monday morning. All along San Diego’s coasts this weekend, News 8 captured footage of big waves and some flooding.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has organized a fun and informative event to take place this Saturday. Beer + BBQ kicks off at noon at Thorn Brewing Co.’s Barrio Logan location (1745 National Ave).
San Diegans are celebrating a Jewish holiday on Monday. Tu B’Shevat marks the beginning of a new year for trees.