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Critics of Trumpcare said that if the bill passes and the ACA is repealed the real nightmare would begin, leaving 24 million Americans uninsured.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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing lane closures starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry.
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a smoothie bar at gunpoint in Mira Mesa.
Santa Ana winds continue Tuesday, weakening Wednesday through Thursday. Very dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring elevated fire risk through Wednesday.
Because San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has activated a public safety power shutoff in certain parts of the county, the following school districts will be closed on Tuesday, November 13th.
Santa Ana winds picked up again Monday and were expected to continue into Tuesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties worked to hold back the flames.
Deputies shot and killed a man Monday afternoon during a confrontation at an East County apartment complex.
Among the Paradise residents that lost their homes to the Camp Fire were several graduates of Chula Vista High School.
Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.
Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 Sunday and appeared likely to rise.
The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) has been active in San Diego for nearly a decade and was leading the fight for rent control in the election only days ago. Now the Chula Vista nonprofit is reduced to ashes after investigators say someone deliberately set their office on fire.