SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Four San Diego-area hotels and one restaurant received the coveted AAA five-diamond rating, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced.
The hotels are The Grand Del Mar, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. Addison at The Grand Del Mar was one of only two restaurants in Southern California to be awarded five diamonds.
"The AAA Five Diamond Rating is a rating award that's earned through very hard work while providing guests a highly personalized luxury experience, and doing so through personal assistance or new technology options such as iPads and TV menus," said Patricia Marenco, the organization's approved accommodations supervisor.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
Terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain, this week have provoked nationwide vigils and displays of unity, including here in San Diego County.
Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected Friday and Saturday.