(NEWS 8) - A newly released report shows that three-quarters of Puerto Rico is still without power and it could take months or even years until it is restored throughout the island.
Faisal El Azzouzi, founder and CEO of the non-profit Get Charged Up has an idea that could bring power back to the country's most rural areas where citizens stand to wait the longest until their power is restored.
The idea is simple. El Azzouzi's group puts together solar and battery-operated trailers and deploys them to hard-to-reach areas and villages furthest away from the grid. The trailers can help power pop-up hospitals and give search and rescue teams much-needed resources so they can do their jobs.
El Azzouzi told News 8's Heather Myers on the Morning Extra that the solar industry has been very generous and has donated many resources to help the non-profit get going, but Get Charged Up still needs help.
You can visit GetChargedUp.net to donate and help the group reach its goal of deploying units to Puerto Rico by the end of the year.
The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, local business owners and first responders teamed up for an all-to-real feeling hazard drill on Saturday.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.