SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Many San Diegans spent Memorial Day remembering those who made ultimate sacrifice fighting for our country.
Those who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored at an event near the USS Midway Museum. A group called Veterans for Peace set up a symbolic graveyard near the USS Midway called the Hometown Arlington West Memorial.
San Diegans killed in the Vietnam War were memorialized at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park. Monday’s event honored the 455 San Diegan's killed and missing in action in Vietnam.
“We are here to commemorate those fallen heroes. To remember their achievements, their courage, their dedication and to say thank you for their sacrifices,” said Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Radzikowski with U.S. Marine Corps.
To honor the fallen, their names were read aloud Saturday and Sunday and then again at Monday's ceremony. The goal was to make sure that those who gave their life, fighting for our country, are remembered long after their funeral and that the importance of what they were fighting for is never forgotten.
In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs have heralded innovations like smartphones and car-sharing. Now, Tim Draper, one of the valley's most successful venture capitalists, wants to similarly shake up the way California is governed by dividing it into three states.
Police searched for a suspected car thief who fled into a canyon in Linda Vista on Sunday afternoon.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
A motorcyclist smashed his bike into the rear of a sheriff's patrol car, as the deputy made a left turn, and was killed in Encinitas Sunday.
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official