SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A seventh-grader from Notre Dame Academy in Carmel Valley is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland this week.
Ella Peters and 284 other spellers took a 26 question multiple-choice spelling and vocabulary test on Tuesday. On Wednesday, they will take the stage to spell two words. Contestants who correctly spell the first word will advance to the third round.
CBS News 8 spoke with Ella on Skype about what she's doing to prepare: "Lately, I've been actually trying to spell the words that people got out on in previous spelling bees and that's actually helping a lot, just with memorizing little patterns," said Ella.
Ella qualified for the National Spelling Bee by winning the San Diego County Spelling Bee. Her final word was phlegm.
The San Diego City Council will discuss a proposed ban on the use and distribution of polystyrene foam in the city at its 2 p.m. meeting Monday.
Mother Nature put on quite the lightning show Friday night across San Diego and San Diegans captured it across social media.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity levels and high temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Monday in San Diego County.
Spiny Lobster season has begun and locals from all over San Diego County can enjoy indulgent creations at Grant Grill downtown.
Temperatures Monday are warm, above average for the coast but below average at the desert. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds.
Authorities Monday publicly identified a 37-year-old Egyptian citizen found dead under potentially suspicious circumstances last week in the ocean off the coast of Mission Beach.
Authorities were searching for a suspect on Sunday following an attempted sexual assault in Little Italy.
Psychic and master Reiki teacher Lisa Campion has a radical and controversial idea about this topic.
A preliminary hearing began Monday for ex-NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II, who is accused of raping an unconscious 17-year- old in 2003.
A pedestrian suffered major injuries Monday when she was struck by a car while crossing a street in the El Cerrito area, police said.