SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council today declared 2017 to be a "Year of Solidarity" in San Diego, recognizing community organizations that provide support for a diverse populace.
Councilwoman Georgette Gomez said the declaration was especially important in the current political landscape.
"We have policies coming from higher levels of government that target our residents for the color of their skin, for their gender and sexual identities, for their (religious) beliefs and for their countries of origin," Gomez said. "This is not right."
Council President Myrtle Cole said the city stands united with people of every race, class and ethnic background, along with veterans, immigrants, and gays and lesbians.
"These diverse communities in San Diego have made significant contributions as public servants, teachers, engineers and everything in-between," Cole said.
Honored groups included the Alliance of African Assistance, Alliance San Diego, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
One in six women in San Diego County will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and while more women and men are living longer after a breast cancer diagnosis, there is still no cure. You can participate in the fight against the disease November 5 during the 21st annual Race for the Cure.
Santa Ana winds will blow through much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said.
Authorities Monday released the name of a man who was fatally shot by police last month when he faced off against them at a North County strip mall while armed with a knife and a pellet gun.
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North County foodies: get ready to feast. The fourth annual North Eats Festival is returning to Encinitas this Sunday.
Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air is once again a proud sponsor the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure which will take place in Balboa Park on Sunday, November 5, 2017. And once again, 'Find A Cure Fridays' are a part of Anderson’s fundraising effort.
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules again Tuesday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Monday.
A small brush fire erupted alongside state Route 94 in Grant Hill Monday, burning brush near a church and preschool but causing no reported structural damage or injuries before crews got it under control.
Firefighters were continuing to contain a 100-acre wildfire in unincorporated Campo on Monday. As of 11:30 a.m., the fire burned 100 acres and was 90-percent contained.
State Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani is meeting with members of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians on Monday.