SAN DIEGO (CNS) - President Barack Obama will visit Marines at Camp Pendleton Wednesday as he wraps up a two-day western swing.
Obama will stop at the sprawling base in northern San Diego County one day after delivering a speech in Phoenix and making an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank.
The president was expected to introduce a mortgage reform plan during his Arizona stop, in which he will suggest shuttering government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He has made several economic speeches recently that focus on the tepid recovery for the middle class.
A White House official said the Camp Pendleton stop would allow the president, who turned 52 years old on Sunday, to "visit with troops and their families and to thank them for their extraordinary service to our nation."
His remarks at the base are scheduled to take place shortly before 1 p.m.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, stopped by Camp Pendleton last month to visit with the Marines.
A San Diego police officer has been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred in La Mesa on Tuesday, says La Mesa police.
The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take the first step in calling for residents to conserve water on a voluntary basis following the third straight winter with below-average rainfall.
Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
Three months after proposing a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria is scheduled Wednesday to release details of the plan, including an amount.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.