SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Ten local volunteers with International Relief Teams who traveled to Alabama to help repair homes damaged by a deadly series of tornadoes are scheduled to arrive home Sunday.
The 10 San Diego County residents were part of an 18-member team that provided relief work for the past week around Jefferson County, part of the Birmingham metropolitan area, according to officials with International Relief Teams.
Since May, International Relief Teams has sent three other teams to Alabama. The 42 construction volunteers have repaired or rebuilt more than a dozen homes damaged April 25-28, 2011. The outbreak was the second deadliest on record, with 348 deaths blamed on the storm.
The most recent batch of volunteers are Walter Borschel and Betsy McIntyre of San Diego; Pete Dudley and Bob Fowler of Jamul; Carl Emerich of La Mesa; Chris Read and Steve Walsh of Escondido; Larry Saunders of San Marcos; Tom Sprague of Alpine; and Dale Teschler of El Cajon. They are scheduled to arrive at San Diego International Airport at 11:45 a.m.
Two masked thieves used a pickup truck early Friday morning to ram their way into a Ramona grocery store and pull an ATM off its moorings so they could steal it, authorities said.
A homeless man who fatally stabbed a Poway resident during an early morning fight outside at a 7-Eleven store was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison.
The San Diego County Vector Control Program reminded residents on Friday to protect themselves from the potentially deadly hantavirus after five mice around the county tested positive for it.
County offices including libraries and animal shelters will close Monday, Jan. 21 for the federal holiday in observance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The greatest shows on dirt will make its annual visits to America’s Finest City Saturday, Jan 19, with Monster Jam at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
The 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast, hosted by the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA gets underway Friday in Mission Valley.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will offer unemployment benefits to federal employees working without pay during the government shutdown despite guidance saying it's not allowed.
A family of three was displaced by a blaze that damaged the guest bedroom of their Oceanside home, officials said Friday.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on a Spring Valley street near Monte Vista High School, authorities said Friday.