SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - They're a member of the squirrel family, but they get their name because of their bark-like call.
It was actually early settlers that gave the prairie dog its name.
There are five different species of prairie dogs, four of which are found in the US and one endangered species found only in Mexico.
Lisa Wilson from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has all the details.
Opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack is this Wednesday; and where the surf meets the turf, it's also the place to see and be seen.
When asked what the difference is between indoor skydiving and the real thing, most flight instructors at iFly would tell you when you fly in the tunnel, you're just missing the view.
News 8 is getting you all set for San Diego Comic-Con this week. On Monday, Marissa DiBartolo, Editor-in Chief at "The Pop Insider," stopped by Morning Extra to help.
Elevated fire restrictions went into effect Monday for the Cleveland National Forest, which encompasses more than 460,000 acres in the counties of San Diego, Riverside and Orange.
The San Diego City Council take up the controversial issue of short-term vacation rentals Monday. The council is expected to vote on Mayor Faulconer's proposal, which was introduced last month.
A federal judge has temporarily halted deportations of families who have been recently reunited after they were separated by the Trump administration.
Hiring high-skilled foreign workers leads to greater innovation and also has positive effects on business profits, according to a study conducted by UC San Diego researchers.
Venus and the moon created a spectacular sight in the western sky Sunday night, appearing inches away from each other. A crescent moon sat to the right, just two degrees from Venus by mid-twilight.
A jaguar went on a killing rampage at a Louisiana zoo on Saturday, but he was born here at the San Diego Zoo. Valerio spent two years in San Diego before being moved to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.