SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Longer hours at city of San Diego libraries will begin Saturday.
Operating hours were reduced substantially when the recession took a bite out of city finances, but they've slowly been restored the last couple of years.
"Today we're closing the book on the service cuts our library system has faced over the years," Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Friday. "We're starting a new chapter of opportunity for our city."
Every branch library in San Diego will add four hours Monday through Saturday. A dozen of the branches will add even more hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
The San Diego Central Library will add five hours per week.
"Libraries change the lives and communities they serve," Councilwoman Marti Emerald said. "The additional hours allow our dedicated library staff to extend that service to the times people need their libraries the most."
According to Deputy Library Director Bruce Johnson, library hours will be at their highest level in a decade.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.
A powerful show of support for migrants being held in detention facilities has hundreds of interfaith leaders gathered Friday night for a vigil and demonstration at the border.