SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A center to help connect area veterans with the benefits and services they've earned opened Tuesday at the Point Loma/Hervey branch library.
The Veterans Resource Center will be staffed by volunteers trained by the California Department of Veterans Affairs on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays.
Navy veteran John Veskerna told a local news station that simply getting telephone numbers and other contact information for services was important.
"There are a lot of benefits for veterans of the military, and people don't realize that," Veskerna said.
A female veteran told the station she had no idea how many services were available and, once she looked into it, she was able to get a free hearing aid.
Similar centers are also opening this month in Bakersfield and Redding, part of a one-year pilot program.
The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take the first step in calling for residents to conserve water on a voluntary basis following the third straight winter with below-average rainfall.
Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
Three months after proposing a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria is scheduled Wednesday to release details of the plan, including an amount.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.