SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of San Diego received a $4.46 million state grant to build skate parks in Linda Vista and City Heights, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman Scott Sherman announced Wednesday.
The skate parks will be built at Linda Vista Community Park on Levant Street and at ?Park de la Cruz? on Landis Street. The funding comes from the state Department of Housing and Community Development.
"The approval of grant funds for a new skate park in Linda Vista is great news for our community," Sherman said. "I deeply appreciate the hard work of the Linda Vista Recreation Council, the Linda Vista Community Planning Group, the Tony Hawk Foundation and the local skating community spearheaded by Chris Limon for helping make this happen."
The Tony Hawk Foundation is contributing an additional $40,000 toward construction of the skate park in Linda Vista, Sherman said.
City officials now plan to seek design ideas from residents, Sherman said.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.
It was all the buzz then, and four decades later people are still crazy over Star Wars. The original film opened 40-years ago this weekend and it was an instant sensation. News 8's Eric Kahnert went into our own archives to take us back to that day in history.
News 8's new mother Shannon Handy was walking with her mommy group Friday morning at Torrey Pines when an unexpected baby joined the group. Take a look!
Some people tell their kids to go for the gold. On Friday in Carlsbad, that's just what students did at La Costa Meadows Elementary.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
A 14-year-old Steele Canyon High School student was arrested for allegedly sending a threatening message to another student at the Spring Valley-area campus via Snapchat.
San Diego's crime rate in the first four months of this year was the lowest since at least 1990, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Friday.