SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - Officials showed off the $28 million Jackie Robinson YMCA in Southeast San Diego on Thursday, which is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday.
YMCA officials said they hope the 45,000-square-foot building, larger than the previous version, will allow them to serve more youth, adults and families. A market study showed the new facility could serve more than 10,000 people, according to the YMCA.
"A new Jackie Robinson Family YMCA reinforces all of the great work the Y has invested in the southeastern San Diego community for 73 years," said Michael Brunker, the facility's executive director. "It will allow us to extend our reach to work tirelessly to nurture the potential of kids, improve health and well-being, and give back and support our neighbors."
The new building has a fitness center, gymnasium with two basketball courts, multipurpose room, childcare center and a technology area for teens.
The YMCA has been closed since May of last year, when the project was started. Members used nearby YMCA locations in the interim.
Funding is in place for a second phase, which will include an aquatic center with a competition-length swimming pool and family pool -- scheduled to open in spring 2019.
Another $2 million in donations are needed to add a outdoor basketball and soccer complex, according to the YMCA.
The Jackie Robinson YMCA is located at 151 YMCA Way.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.