SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Zoo Kids channel is available Friday on the television lineup at the Ronald McDonald House, which will bring education and entertainment to the families of hospitalized children.
The charity's San Diego location near Rady Children's Hospital is the first Ronald McDonald House to show the channel on its in-room televisions, officials with the two agencies said.
The San Diego Zoo Kids channel -- which features programming about unique and endangered animal species -- is funded by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.
"Our San Diego Ronald McDonald House staff and volunteers work every day to provide care and comfort to families with a child in medical crisis," Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego President and CEO Chuck Day said. "Thanks to San Diego Zoo Global, the San Diego Zoo Kids channel is just one more comfort we can offer to our families. When they turn on channel 22 at the San Diego Ronald McDonald House, they will enjoy incredible animal stories and videos from their own room."
Panda Cam and other live videos will be included in the channel's programming, along with educational pieces about animals and video encounters of popular animals with the Zoo's national spokesperson, Rick Schwartz.
"We have always believed in the importance of putting people in touch with animals as a way to conserve species," San Diego Zoo Global President and CEO Doug Myers said. "San Diego Zoo Global has a wealth of animal stories and, through the generosity of Denny Sanford, we are able to make these stories available to the families and guests of the San Diego Ronald McDonald House."
Community members in La Mesa were planning a protest Monday morning outside Helix High School after video emerged over the weekend on social media showing a La Mesa police officer roughly slamming a teenage girl to the ground.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland will arrive Monday to make Naval Base San Diego its new home port.
San Diego lifeguards planned to resume the search Monday morning for a man who fell off Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and was never seen resurfacing.
Following rain and snow Friday evening and a weekend of cooler weather across San Diego County, a slight warming trend is expected to begin Monday and continue through at least the middle of the week.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.