SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold is scheduled to leave San Diego Friday for an eight-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East, the Navy's Third Fleet announced Thursday.
The ship will take part in ballistic missile defense and anti-piracy missions, according to the Navy.
"The importance of Benfold's (ballistic missile defense) capability in support of global mission requirements is definitely significant, and we take full pride in that fact," said Cmdr. Dave Oden, Benfold's commanding officer. "BMD is a high-demand mission and we are very excited to be in theater providing that kind of capability with an outstanding, hard working crew."
The vessel's last major deployment was between September 2009 and March 2010.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, causing a "vandalism alert" flyer to be passed around.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
The San Diego Gulls will seek their team-record ninth consecutive victory Sunday when they face their rival, the Ontario Reign, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County, forecasters said Sunday.
Two men involved in an apparent road rage incident - that ended with one car tipped over - are facing charges. This weekend, the father of the driver whose car flipped onto its side spoke out.
It's safe to say birthday parties will be a big deal for one local family. Their family tree added three new members within just 24 hours.