SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego International Film Festival is scheduled to begin Wednesday with the screening of its first film and an opening night party.
The festival, which runs through Sunday, will include a Thursday night gala honoring actress Annette Bening. The San Diego native, a winner of two Golden Globes and a four-time Oscar nominee, will receive the festival's Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema.
Bening is noted for roles in "American Beauty,'' "Being Julia,'' "The Kids Are Alright,'' and ``The American President,'' among others.
Other awards will go to actress Kate Beckinsale, who had roles in "Love and Friendship'' and the sci-fi fantasy "Underworld: Blood Wars,'' plus
"The Big Bang Theory'' cast member Simon Helberg, who made his feature film directorial debut last year with "We'll Never Have Paris,'' and Jason Mitchell, who portrayed "Eazy E'' in "Straight Outta Compton.''
The opening night film, "Other People,'' follows a struggling comedy writer who returns home to be with his sick mother and feels alienated in the place where he grew up.
A complete schedule, ticket options and list of venues in downtown San Diego and La Jolla is available online at sdfilmfest.com.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.