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.
A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.