OCEAN BEACH (CNS) - A total of $10,000 was raised at an Ocean Beach pizza place's fundraiser to support the young woman bicyclist who was run over by a hit-and-run driver three weeks ago, friends and family said Sunday.
The nearby Pizza Port, at 1956 Bacon St. in OB, was where Conner worked before she was hit, and 20 percent of sales Saturday are to be donated to defray her medical expenses. There was also a silent auction.
An online fundraiser supporting Conner's rehabilitation has also raised $28,468 to date.
On Oct. 12, Conner, 23, was riding her bicycle home after 1 a.m. when she was struck by a truck near the intersection of West Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs boulevards by a hit-and-run vehicle, whose driver remains at-large.
She was hospitalized and has had multiple surgeries since to relieve pressure on her brain at UC San Diego Medical Center. She has shown some signs of recovery after two surgeries and a tracheotomy.
“The real goal is to get her better so she can try and make it back in
time for an AIDS awareness ride she was planning to go on next year,” Conner's father, Mark Conner, said at the fundraiser, reported San Diego 6 on its website.
Conner's friends have set up a Facebook page, Praying for You, Katie Leigh.
The incident remains under investigation. Police are hoping someone with information about the truck involved will come forward.
More information, and a donation link, is at www.giveforward.com.
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.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
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.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, 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.