SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Mayor Bob Filner is calling on local businesses to invest in our youth by participating in the upcoming summer employment program Connect to Careers.
The goal of the program is to help address San Diego's ongoing job skills gap and provide meaningful work experiences to local young adults.
"What we are asking today is businesses both big and small to commit to the city of San Diego and our young people to hire students for at least 20 hours a week anywhere from $8 to $10 an hour and make sure these kids get the kind of education in the real world for their careers," Filner said.
Nearly 400 young adults have applied for summer jobs through the program. So far 60 companies have agreed to hire them.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.
A deadlocked jury prompted a judge to declare a mistrial Friday in the case against a man charged with murder in the 2002 disappearance of his 2-year-old stepson in San Diego.
Federal immigration officers arrested 115 people during a three-day operation in the San Diego area amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the state of California over immigration enforcement.
San Diego Police on Friday reached out to the public for help to identify and locate a suspect wanted for sexual assault in Hillcrest.
State leader Ben Hueso, the mayor of Imperial Beach, along with others made an announcement Friday on cross-border pollution.