POINT LOMA (NEWS 8) - Dozens of people gathered for the second annual Talk Race Symposium at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church to discuss race relations and diversity.
People of all colors and from all walks of life discussed issues confronting the nation and our community. Some shared personal stories, while others came to add to the ongoing dialogue of race relations.
"It's something that's really needed, especially with all the hate groups that are coming out of the woodwork nationally," Continuing The Conversation's Carla Stayboldt said. "We felt in San Diego we needed to make a difference and say this is wrong."
Speakers focused on general topics like racial disparities in housing, education and criminal justice.
"Some people say it doesn't exist, there's systemic racism that exists," Continuing The Conversation's Derrick Luckett said. "There's all types that exist the question to a black man, it exists on a daily basis for someone of color. They all experience it differently in different ways, but we all feel it."
"We can't afford to have San Diego split because of whats going on in Washington and other places. We need to learn to live together, learn about each other and grow from that," Luckett added.
Continuing the Conversation meets monthly to discuss the same issues and keep the dialogue going.
"There's an attempt trying to normalize racism and the majority of our society is not that way," participant Nathan Yoder said. "I don't believe that."
The body of a man was found near a burned Ramona home Sunday after a resident of the home was unaccounted for after flames fully engulfed the structure on Saturday, authorities said. Deputies couldn't immediately say if the man who was found was the unaccounted-for resident.
The latest storm to hit San Diego is making for a beautiful scene in our local mountains with plenty of fresh snow that brought out lots of visitors this weekend.
Professional football is back in San Diego for the first time in more than two years. The San Diego Fleet's first ever home game against the Atlanta Legends got underway Sunday evening at SDCCU stadium.
An hours-long standoff ended Sunday afternoon after a man barricaded himself in a Poway building for much of the morning and early afternoon.
The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will induct five local women for their life's achievements next month, the organization announced Sunday.
San Diego police on Saturday released the names of the SWAT officers involved in a shooting and a standoff in Paradise Hills early on Valentine's Day.
Following a series of low pressures, a stronger, colder system on Sunday will bring a chance of snow to San Diego mountains.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which eventually will be docked in San Diego.
More than 150 current and former service members and their families gathered on the USS Midway on Saturday morning.
Dozens of people on Saturday fell victim to a brunch scam that was supposed to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.