SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The first of three large tents to shelter San Diego's homeless opened Friday in Barrio Logan.
What the mayor's office calls a "bridge shelter" is housing single adults, and is being operated by the nonprofit Alpha Project. The site at 16th Street and Newton Avenue is where the city housed the homeless in tents during the cold weather months for several years.
The cold weather program was ended a couple of years ago in favor of more permanent solutions, but the area's population grew rapidly.
City officials were pressured to act by an outbreak of hepatitis A that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds -- about two-thirds of whom were either homeless, users of illegal drugs or both. The rate of new infections has slowed in recent weeks.
Two other shelters are scheduled to open, providing beds for up to 700 people at a time. One will be nearby the current facility and operated by Father Joe's Villages. The other will be in the Midway District, operated by Veterans Village of San Diego.
They'll include meals, showers, restrooms, 24-hour security, connections to alcohol and substance abuse counseling, job training and mental health services, according to the city.
Each resident will be assigned a case manager and housing navigator who will develop a plan to get them permanently housed.
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.
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.