SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The number of dog bites in the county is rising, and the father of one victim wants people to know ways to prevent such attacks.
This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Rady children's Hospital reported that it treated nearly 300 kids for dog bites last year – 80 percent of those cases involved pets the victim was familiar with.
Alan Laszuk's nine-year-old son was bitten in the face by his family dog. He says parents and kids need to be aware of when the dog is feeling uncomfortable.
"When the dog says no it might be they might not know how to communicate except through their barks and bites sometimes and growls," said Laszuk.
Warning signs to look out for in dogs include rapid lip-licking, worried "half-moon" eyes and a stiffened posture.
Cal Fire firefighters are working to knock down a vegetation fire, dubbed the Lost Fire, off Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.