San Diego, one the naturally sunniest spots in the nation, has more tanning salons than Starbucks or McDonald's, according to a San Diego State study on skin cancer out today.
"Even though it has been linked to both melanoma and squamous cell cancer, U.S. adolescents and young adults continue to use indoor tanning at high rates," said Joni Mayer, lead researcher for the Correlates of Indoor Tanning in Youth project at SDSU.
Researchers sought to find out if the higher availability of tanning salons could be tied to higher cancer rates.
The study calculated the density of indoor tanning facilities in 116 large U.S. cities and found that in 2006, tanning salons in San Diego, as well as nationwide, outnumber Starbucks or McDonald's.
Overall, the mean number of tanning salons in 116 cities is 41.8 compared to the mean number of Starbucks at 19 and McDonald's at 29.6.
The study is published in the March edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
A military family in Claremont said it's something that may never happen again - a father and eight of his sons went off to war and all came home alive.
Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the Navy's Third Fleet, was the keynote speaker Monday at the annual Memorial Day observance at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
The county Medical Examiner's Office Monday released the name of a man killed after being struck by a passenger train.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his aides met with SoccerCity investors 25 times between January 2016 and this past February, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday.
Friends of the Badge is an annual event that brings people together to support San Diego Police officers and this year man's best friend will also be celebrated as an important partner for officers on the force.
A cloudy start to the week with cooler weather for Monday and Tuesday. At the coast Monday, temperatures will hit the high 60s with high 70s for the inland communities.
Sunday was all about those who laid their lives on the line and with the number of veterans dwindling each year, many present at a Miramar ceremony hope to keep their memory alive.