SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A new exhibit for reptiles and amphibians will open at the San Diego Zoo on the July 4 holiday, it was announced Wednesday.
Beginning two weeks from Wednesday, visitors will be able to meander through reptile habitats and see rare frogs, turtles, snakes and crocodiles up close, through glass at "Reptile Walk," which is just to the west of the venerable Reptile House.
Zoo spokeswoman Christina Simmons said the creatures on display will include poison frogs, leaf-tailed geckos, mossy frogs, Surinam toads and Mexican giant tree frogs; snake-necked turtles, pond turtles, matamata, Malayan giant turtles and box turtles; and rosy boas, red coachwhip snakes, giant horned lizards and king snakes.
They'll be separated into different buildings for amphibians, turtles and California natives.
Chinese alligators will be on display in an open-air pool, according to the zoo.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.