SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The commanding officer of San Diego-based amphibious assault ship USS Boxer was relieved of duty after an investigation into "equal opportunity concerns," the Navy announced Tuesday.
Capt. Wayne Brown was removed from command of the 847-foot ship Monday by Rear Adm. Frank Ponds, the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3.
The Navy would not reveal details about the investigation, but said the move was not tied to a specific event. Brown was temporarily re-assigned to Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Capt. Keith Moore will temporarily assume the duties as the commanding officer of the Boxer, which returned to San Diego in April from an eight-month deployment.
Viewing events for Monday's solar eclipse, in which 57 percent of the sun will be covered for a time in San Diego, are scheduled to take place around the area.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during Monday's eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
People across the country are getting ready to view an historic solar eclipse. News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow headed to a small town in Wyoming to view it and brings us the story.
If you're planning on watching Monday's solar eclipse you'll need to head east as morning clouds along the coast will likely block those near the beaches from seeing the celestial event.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.