SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Just in time for the first day of summer, San Diego County has kicked off its annual Cool Zones program.
Seniors can beat the heat at more than 100 designated air-conditioned places throughout the county.
County officials say the Cool Zones help keep seniors, who are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, healthy. They also have an added social benefit.
"Another byproduct of staying cool, being able to have a Cool Zone to go to when it's hot is you get out meet people, you get to socialize," County Supervisor Dianne Jacob said.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.