SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Veterans Village of San Diego will hold a daylong clothing drive beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, ahead of next month's annual Stand Down event, which connects homeless veterans with services.
Organizers of the drive will accept donations of new or gently used clothing through 3 p.m. at the veterans shelter at 4141 Pacific Highway.
They also said they need washcloths, new men's and women's underwear, toiletries -- including hand sanitizer -- shoes and socks.
The VVSD says it expects to serve around 1,000 homeless veterans during the three-day Stand Down, which is scheduled for July 12-14 at San Diego High School.
Monetary donations can be made online at vvsd.net.
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.