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DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS ANIMAL EVACUATION
TRAGEDY IN TEXAS: SUTHERLAND SPRINGS SHOOTING
Tragedy struck Texas on Sunday morning, November 5th when a gunman entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and opened fire. At least 26 people are dead, including 12 children and several more wounded. While authorities haven't yet determined an official death toll, this massacre is being called the deadliest church shooting in American history. If you'd like to help the Sutherland Springs church shooting victims and their families, please see below.
Officials state there is currently no need for non-perishable items or clothing, but victims’ funds have been established: Sutherland Springs Shooting Fund
First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, click here: Texas Fund Go Fund Me
Blood donations needed, including urgent need for O+, O- blood donations.
If you are in the Sutherland area, you can donate at:
Any South Texas Blood and Tissue Center donor room or mobile blood drive throughout South Texas.
Blood banks nationwide urge people to donate to local agencies to build local blood supplies.
To donate locally, please visit San Diego Blood Bank
The American Red Cross is working alongside partners on the ground to provide shelter, food and comfort for people who have had to leave their homes. 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
For additional relief information, CLICK HERE
LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS
To donate blood in the Las Vegas area:
Labor Health & Welfare Clinic at 7135 W. Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas, or with United Blood Services at various locations in Nevada.
To donate blood outside the Las Vegas area:
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ Important information issued by the San Diego Blood Bank regarding sending blood donations to Las Vegas. Make an appointment to donate blood or call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322).
To make a monetary donation, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak has started a GoFundMe campaign for the victims of Sunday night's shooting.
Residents of Puerto Rico desperately need help.
Below is a list of agencies providing direct aid: Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund
UNICEF USA: Donate here
Click here for donation and relief agency information and how to reach loved ones.
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A family of four escaped their burning home Wednesday morning in San Diego's Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood near Carmel Valley, but their garage and two vehicles were destroyed by the fire and smoke damaged much of the home, causing a loss of about a quarter-million dollars, authorities said.
People from both sides of the gun debate spoke out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday awarded $326,776 in grants to groups that will manage and monitor waste, including sewage spills, along the U.S.-Mexico border.
An 11-year-old girl broke free from a would-be kidnapper Tuesday in Jamul, suffering a minor injury to an arm.
The green light was given Tuesday to a South Bay redevelopment project that has been in the works for years.
A caravan of around 400 men, women and children arrived at a shelter in Tijuana on Tuesday as part of an annual caravan of migrants from Central America.
An Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging the victim to a fight, then posted sounds of the victim crying during the attack on a social media site, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.
In an effort to crackdown on bike thefts throughout the city, San Diego police are expanding their Bait Bike Program.