SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Jerry Sanders will be changing work addresses next month, but only by a few blocks, as the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that the outgoing mayor will become its new president and CEO.
Sanders will replace Ruben Barrales on Dec. 4, according to the chamber's Ashley Hause. His term as mayor of the city of San Diego ends one day earlier, when he will be succeeded by Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego.
Barrales announced in September that he would step down after six years at the chamber's helm. He said he wanted to pursue other opportunities in which he could promote the area's economy.
Sanders was selected by a five-person committee that included last year's chamber chairman, Vincent Mudd of San Diego Office Interiors; Mike Niggli of San Diego Gas & Electric, who will be the chairman next year; and
Mary Ann Barnes of Kaiser Permanente, who will be the vice chairwoman next year.
Sanders, who lives in Kensington, has spent the past eight years at the City Hall on C Street. The chamber is located on West Broadway.
He previously was San Diego police chief and head of the United Way of San Diego County.
Friends of the Badge is an annual event that brings people together to support San Diego Police officers and this year man's best friend will also be celebrated as an important partner for officers on the force.
A cloudy start to the week with cooler weather for Monday and Tuesday. At the coast Monday, temperatures will hit the high 60s with high 70s for the inland communities.
Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the Navy's Third Fleet, is the scheduled keynote speaker Monday at the annual Memorial Day observance at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
One man was killed and another injured when they were struck by a passenger train in Oceanside, authorities said Monday.
Sunday was all about those who laid their lives on the line and with the number of veterans dwindling each year, many present at a Miramar ceremony hope to keep their memory alive.
A Navy Seal team member has died after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.
Metropolitan Transit System is scheduling extra service starting Monday for a three-day game series between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, a spokesperson said.