SAN DIEGO (CBS8) - A local girl received a special award Tuesday for calling 911 to help save her mother.
Serena Lopez is one of three kids who received a Youth Hero Award at the International 911 Heroes Awards. Earlier this year, Serena was waiting at school for her mom to pick her up. However, when she called her mom, her mom told her to call 911 because she had just been the victim of a violent crime and needed help.
Serena did just that. Emergency crews responded and her mother, Margarita, has since made a full recovery with the help of her daughter.
The dispatcher from the Carlsbad Police Department was also recognized with a reward.
The U.S. Geological Survey Monday rescinded a computer-generated report that a shallow, 3.1 magnitude earthquake had struck the Ocotillo Wells area of San Diego County.
Two San Diego police officers shot and wounded in a standoff in the College Area over the weekend are recovering Monday.
High pressure will bring warmer temperatures and shallower marine layer through Tuesday. Overnight and morning low clouds and fog are possible.
In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs have heralded innovations like smartphones and car-sharing. Now, Tim Draper, one of the valley's most successful venture capitalists, wants to similarly shake up the way California is governed by dividing it into three states.
Police searched for a suspected car thief who fled into a canyon in Linda Vista on Sunday afternoon.
A motorcyclist smashed his bike into the rear of a sheriff's patrol car, as the deputy made a left turn, and was killed in Encinitas Sunday.
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 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.