SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Food, bicycles and toys were given away to needy families and youth at separate events Tuesday.
The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council and United Way conducted their annual distribution of toys and food to 500 pre-selected families at Qualcomm Stadium. The organizations handed out turkeys, food bags, toys and bikes to families hit by unemployment or under-employment. The items were donated by workers and area unions, according to the labor council.
Also on Tuesday, about 125 bicycles refurbished by inmates at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility were given away at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
Inmates in the 25-year-old program at the prison in Otay Mesa have spent most of the past year fixing up the donated bikes.
The youngsters who received the bikes were pre-selected by the San Diego Sheriff's Department, District Attorney's Office, school officials in National City, and Kroc Center leaders.
A five year old girl's dream came true today with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Leona, who lives in San Marcos and is battling cancer, wished to have the ultimate pirate ship playhouse in her backyard.
In celebration of American Heart Month, Rady Children's Hospital hosted its 34th annual Heart Party. It was a chance for former heart patients and the doctors who treated them to reunite.
Fair, warm and dry weather continues through Saturday, but an onshore flow will bring low clouds and fog Saturday night and much cooler weather to the county on Sunday.
Neighbors say the Prince Recycling Center on Voltaire Street is attracting crime and transients, and they want the center to move out of the area.
Few of us really know how our coworkers spend their time when they are off the clock. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff gets to know Ryan Brothers - a writer here at KFMB Stations and News 8 - who put his own signature on Mission Trails Regional Park.
A San Marcos man who shot his girlfriend and left her body in her car, parked along northbound Interstate 15 near Escondido, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.
A local company is on the cutting edge of ocean exploration using unmanned vehicles powered by wind and sun and the future looks bright for these ocean drones, which currently are being tested off the coast of San Diego.