SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) — A local military family who fell on hard times received a life-changing donation Wednesday.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Cowan and his family were presented with a newly refurbished 2012 Chrysler 300.
The car was also loaded up with other gifts including clothes and diapers.
The Cowans had been getting around on a motorcycle for nearly a year, after one of their cars was stolen and the other was totaled in a crash.
Jonathan says they were not prepared financially and have been relying on others to get around.
"I'm very thankful and my family and I feel very blessed," said Jonathan Cowan. "And now we don't have to rely on anybody else which is the biggest thing."
The Cowans were nominated for the gift by the Support the Enlisted Project, which helps service members and veterans facing financial crisis.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
The San Diego Gulls will seek their team-record ninth consecutive victory Sunday when they face their rival, the Ontario Reign, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County, forecasters said Sunday.