SAN DIEGO (CNS) - About $4 million in state and federal grants were awarded for after-school programs in San Diego County.
The San Diego Unified School will get about $3.5 million, according to the California Department of Education. Elementary schools in Julian will get about $238,000, and elementary schools in Vallecitos will get $90,000.
About $280,000 will be split among East County schools.
"Children are always learning, and their families should have access to high-quality programs that support that learning," state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said. "These grants will help schools operate before- and after-school programs, which play an important role in keeping kids safe, while also helping them build their skills for the world that awaits them."
Summer and intersession programs will benefit from the funding, which comes from the After School Education and Safety program, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Elementary & Middle Schools program, and the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program.
After-school programs at Clairemont, Hoover, Lincoln, Madison, Mission Bay, Morse, Point Loma and Serra high schools will receive $250,000 in funding. Other San Diego Unified programs will receive smaller amounts.
All together, about $51 million was distributed from the three grants to 333 programs throughout the state, according to the Education Department.
A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.