SAN DIEGO (CBS 8 / AP) - A showdown is expected Thursday as the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Health Care Act goes up for a historic vote.
Thursday marks the seventh anniversary Obamacare's passage into law, but the scheduled Congressional vote could mark the beginning of its ultimate repeal.
The overhaul of the ACA has sparked protests and vigils around the country and in San Diego where a vigil was held at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest Wednesday night.
"On the eve of this great day of decision, we pray that our nation be guided by faith and not fear, by connection not division," said Unitarian Universalist Rev. Sarah Millspaugh.
House lawmakers are scheduled Thursday to vote on the GOP's replacement bill known as the American Health Care Act.
Critics of Trumpcare said that if the bill passes and the ACA is repealed the real nightmare would begin, leaving 24 million Americans uninsured.
"Here in San Diego we know 370,000 San Diegans have health care because of the ACA," said Stadler.
The president's push to pass the bill is faltering with several House Republicans still holding out and Democrats holding firm.
At least 26 Republicans said they opposed the bill and others were leaning that way, enough to narrowly defeat the measure. The number was in constant flux amid eleventh-hour lobbying by the White House and GOP leaders.
Including vacancies and expected absentees, the bill would be defeated if 23 Republicans join all Democrats in voting "no."
For now, leaders showed no sign of delaying a House vote, their initial attempt to deliver on a pledge to erase Obama's law they've repeated since its 2010 enactment.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
Terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain, this week have provoked nationwide vigils and displays of unity, including here in San Diego County.
Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected Friday and Saturday.
Coming together to celebrate diversity was the message of a block party Friday night in North Park – which took on new meaning after the violence in Virginia.
Laguna Beach in Orange County is gearing up for a large anti-immigration rally this weekend and police are preparing for any trouble that may come out of the “America First” protest set for Sunday.
The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities.