(NEWS 8) - Everyone knows about the huge deals and savings available at the big-box retail stores, but you can make a real impact on our local economy by going on a small business shopping spree.
San Diegans are encouraged to save a few bucks on Black Friday and help contribute to the lifeblood of our economy on Small Business Saturday at Liberty Station.
News 8 welcomed a few small business owners to join the Morning Extra set on Friday morning and showcase some of their products and services. Check out some of their inventory.
Businesses featured include:
- Moment Bicycles: personalized bike fits, superb bike mechanics, bicycle sales, and road, tri, and mountain rentals.
- Lauren LeVieux Art Studio: Mainly abstract, oil on canvas paintings
- Comickaze Comics: Specializes in graphic novels, children's books and pop culture items but also has many fiction and nonfiction novels and can provide any book that can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
- Smoothie Rider: Farm-to-cup menu to include bowls and sweet parfaits in addition to their signature, seasonally rotating menu of health-conscious and organic smoothies.
The green light was given Tuesday to a South Bay redevelopment project that has been in the works for years.
An 11-year-old girl broke free from a would-be kidnapper Tuesday in Jamul, suffering a minor injury to an arm.
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 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.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with laying off 38 full-time Animal Services employees as part of a plan to shrink the department.
A local fifth grade teacher accused of distributing child pornography made another appearance in federal court Tuesday.