SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An exhibit on guitars is scheduled to open this morning at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.
"Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World" is a touring exhibition of the National Guitar Museum. The show is making its first West Coast stop in San Diego.
"The guitar is the most enduring icon in American history," said H.P. Newquist, founder and executive director of the guitar museum. "It has been around longer than baseball, basketball, soft drinks and sports cars. It's hard to find anyone who hasn't been affected by the guitar, whether as players or as fans of music ranging from country and folk to jazz and rock."
The exhibit features more than 60 guitars and nearly 100 historical artifacts, the history of the instrument and the science of pitch and tone.
Displays also show the guitar's role as an agent of personal freedom, social change and expression, and the instrument's importance to music ranging from the protest movement to punk rock.
The exhibit runs through April 6. The science center opens daily at 10 a.m.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.