SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday will get underway Wednesday as organizations cook meals for the needy and bake pies for those supporting AIDS or cancer victims.
Around 5,000 pecan, pumpkin, apple and Dutch apple pies are going to be distributed by Mama's Kitchen for its annual "Pie in the Sky" bake sale, one of the year's major fundraisers.
Mama's Kitchen hopes the final sales tally hits $110,000, which will allow the organization to provide nearly 37,000 meals to AIDS and cancer victims, according to a spokeswoman for the group.
Pies are still available for purchase at the organization's location in City Heights -- 3960 Home Ave -- from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They cost $20 to $25.
At 7 a.m., Soroptimist International of La Mesa will hold its 56th annual Pre-Thanksgiving Breakfast at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. The organization highlights a segment of the community to be thankful for each year, and this year it's groups that serve the needs of children.
At 7:30 p.m., the First United Methodist Church of San Diego will hold its 33rd Thanksgiving Eve Worship along with Congregation Beth Israel. Senior Rabbi Michael Berk will deliver the Thanksgiving message, and a reception will follow.
The church is located at 2111 Camino Del Rio S. in Mission Valley.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
Terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain, this week have provoked nationwide vigils and displays of unity, including here in San Diego County.
Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected Friday and Saturday.