SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Yellow Cab company is fighting to get business back from competing services like Uber and Lyft.
Tony Palmeri, president of San Diego Yellow Cab, unveiled the company's Ride Yellow app, which allows people with a mobile device to hail the nearest Yellow Can in San Diego County.
In a statement, the company said:
"Unlike Uber and Lyft, there will never be any surge pricing, and customers who request a cab using the RideYellow app -- instead of phoning -- will save 33%."
The company also said that unlike Lyft and Uber, their drivers will be required to go through background checks performed by the California Department of Justice.
CBS News 8's Steve Price explains how it works in this video report.
Candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor failed to receive enough support to receive the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, according to results released early Sunday.
A SWAT team is responding to reports of a homicide suspect holed up in an apartment in North Park following a shooting in the Midway District.
Conditions for Sunday are expected to be warm and sunny with temperatures near average, according to forecasts.
A 32-year-old Navy sailor and flight surgeon who died after being struck by a spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton was identified Sunday.
A pedestrian was found dead on Interstate 5 around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. California Highway Patrol say a car struck and killed the man, leaving him to die in the freeway.
The San Diego Fire Department was called to terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport, Saturday afternoon for reports of a fire.