Associated Press - December 29, 2008 12:23 PM ET
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Tens of thousands of Lebanese Hezbollah supporters have been holding a massive rally to protest Israel's air assault on the Gaza Strip.
As the rain poured down in Beirut today, demonstrators thronged a huge square and nearby streets in the militant group's stronghold south of the city.
The rally was by far the largest protest in the Arab world, where outrage has been growing over Israel's air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza.
Hezbollah's leader addressed the crowd in a broadcast from an unknown location. He urged the Arab and Islamic world to rise up in support of Gaza.
There were also protests in Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Jordan. Earlier today, Jordan's King Abdullah donated blood for Gaza victims, telling reporters he was "upset" by the scale of the Israeli offensive.
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Firefighters put out a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside and sheriff's deputies were securing the scene where a small plane crashed, authorities said Sunday.
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules Monday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Sunday.
A Red Flag Warning for parts of San Diego County went up Sunday, a day after two sizeable brush fires were sparked in the region.
A group of Scripps Ranch residents, some of whom lost homes in the 2003 Cedar Fire, are scheduled to assemble care packages Sunday for survivors of the deadly blazes in Northern California.
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A fire broke out in the garage of a home in San Diego's Carmel Valley neighborhood, displacing four people, authorities said Thursday.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.