SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Council took a moment of silence Tuesday to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Councilwoman Marti Emerald noted that around 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and the United Airlines Flight 93 crash site at Shanksville, Pa., along with about 400 first-responders who "ran into danger."
"We see our first-responders every day and we assume they will keep us safe and go home at the end of their shifts to their family," Emerald said. That horrific day a dozen years ago tomorrow was a reminder that's not always the case, she said.
Several events are scheduled Wednesday in San Diego in observance of the 9/11 anniversary, including:
-- a 9:30 a.m. blood drive at the San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, to benefit the San Diego Blood Bank;
-- a 10 a.m. interfaith prayer service at the University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, 5998 Alcala Park;
-- a 10:30 a.m. 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Cuyamaca College. 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway;
-- a noon ceremony to honor the victims, along with displays of steel from the World Trade Center, part of the Flight 93 fuselage, and limestone from the Pentagon, and a fire department survivor; and
-- a 2:30 p.m. memorial service on the flight deck of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum at 910 N. Harbor Drive, featuring a helicopter flyover, Harbor Police fireboat display and 21-gun salute.
Newcomer Travis Wood combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, and Cory Spangenberg tripled in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run on a ball four wild pitch to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Friday marked one year since San Diego Police Officer Jonathan DeGuzman was shot and killed while on patrol in Southcrest.
Two Escondido men were taken into custody Friday in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl in Encinitas.
Two suspects in an attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl near Grandview Surf Beach were arrested Friday.
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A proposed resolution in opposition to the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is scheduled to go before the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee next week.
Bus drivers and mechanics for San Diego's North County Transit District allege they are owed thousands of dollars in accrued vacation, sick and personal time from First Transit, a national company that operated NCTD's bus service for the past seven years under a $178 million contract.