SAN DIEGO (CNS) - "Obamacare" opponents and a group against a pending Pacific Rim free-trade agreement will demonstrate in San Diego Saturday.
At 9 a.m., members of the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition plan to gather at the County Administration Center to decry the president's national health plan recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
"While I am still in shock that the Supreme Court upheld this huge expansion of government overreach, at this point, the solution can only be political," said Dawn Wildman, president of the coalition. "That means that our group, and tea party and citizen action organizations around the country, will focus on the fact that people will now be taxed for healthcare that will ultimately limited the choices they have and the quality of care they get."
The coalition, which touts itself as Southern California's largest tea party group, says the Affordable Care Act will unleash 20 new taxes.
On the left, an 11 a.m. march from San Diego City Hall led by Occupy San Diego activists and organized labor will be held to rally opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade agreement.
Demonstrators plan to make a racket, banging pots and pans from City Hall to the San Diego Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the trade talks are taking place.
According to the group, the free-trade agreement will cause more jobs to leave the United States. They contend the talks are being held in secret.
The free-trade agreement, according to the president's trade representative, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, will help create domestic jobs, because it will expand opportunities for exporters. The negotiations, scheduled to continue through Tuesday, are being done in private, Kirk said, because some of the participants are discussing proprietary information, he said.
MiraCosta College announced Monday that tuition will be fully waived for first-time full-time students as part of the MiraCosta Promise program.
San Diego police are searching for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect in the vicinity of Euclid Avenue and Home Avenue in Chollas Creek Monday and are asking the public to avoid the area.
Two people shot in a drive-by attack on State Route 94 in Lemon Grove remain hospitalized Monday, but are expected to recover, authorities said.
Believe it or not, midterm elections are just 85 days away, and there is no better time to talk about polling and gauging the where the nation is headed than now.
Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Monday will officially open the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.
One person was reported dead Monday after a vehicle went off the San Diego I-5 Freeway in National City and a man apparently from that vehicle ran across freeway lanes, authorities said.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
Temperatures will be similar, varying by a few degrees throughout the week. Steady onshore flow will strengthen the marine layer, leading to overnight/morning low clouds and potentially fog along the coast.