SAN DIEGO (CNS) - As ballots were counted and candidates wrapped up their campaigns Wednesday, San Diego environmental officials called on residents to reuse or recycle their mailers and signs.
"Recyclable paper and cardboard continues to be a large percentage of all waste buried in the Miramar Landfill," Chris Gonaver, director of the Environmental Services Department said. "The city reminds residents that our curbside recycling program is easy and convenient, plus it helps extend the life of our landfills."
Paper mailers and signs can be placed in the blue recycling bins. Used campaign signs can be re-purposed for yard sale signs or could be held on to for the next election, according to city officials.
Unpainted wooden stakes, if not reused, can go in a yard waste bin. Metal stakes and sign frames can be recycled at the Miramar Recycling Center at 5165 Convoy St.
More information on recycling can be found at RecyclingWorks.com or by calling the Environmental Services Department at (858) 694-7000.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.