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 fire that started in a garage badly damaged a home in Scripps Ranch on Sunday morning, a fire official said.
A seemingly wayward hot air balloon landed in a Ramona field on Sunday much to the surprise of on-lookers.
Several residents of an apartment complex in El Cajon were displaced Sunday after a driver accidentally crashed into their building.
An allegedly-intoxicated driver crashed down an embankment after trying to evade a pursuing sheriff's deputy Saturday night.
San Diegans are going online to raise money to help make ends meet amid a partial government shutdown prolonged by a impasse over President Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego played host to thousands of people demonstrating in the third annual Women's March, which also took place in dozens of other cities across the country.
Three people robbed a San Carlos jewelry store on Saturday afternoon, then fled before officers were able to arrive, police said.