SAN DIEGO — Feel like hearing some good news for a change? Here's a look back at a few stories from the week that will keep you informed and might even make you smile.
1. San Diego WWII and Korean War veterans head to Washington D.C. for trip of a lifetime
A trip of a lifetime kicked off early Friday morning for some San Diego WWII and Korean War veterans.
The group arrived at San Diego International Airport Friday morning for its fall "Tour of Honor" in the nation's capital as part of San Diego Honor Flight, and plan to visit monuments and memorials dedicated to them and their fallen comrades.
Another special part of this is when the veterans return home on Sunday, Oct. 6 for a heroes’ welcome home that some never got to enjoy during their service. If you want to participate, Honor Flight San Diego will be on Southwest Airlines Flight #4179 and will arrive to Terminal 2.
For more information click here.
2. Walking a mile in their shoes in San Diego
On Saturday, Oct. 5, hundreds of San Diegans will 'Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" in hopes of putting an end to domestic violence. In this Zevely Zone, Jeff went to MLK Promenade Park to preview the YWCA San Diego County event.
This will be the 12th year participants stand up for victims who are tired of being walked all over. According to local law enforcement, one in four women and one in seven men experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.
One in seven children are affected by domestic violence each year as well.
Jeff will emcee Saturday's event with Meryl Klemow from 100.7 San Diego. This year's festivities will feature a beer garden with live music and food. The event takes place Saturday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event proceeds benefit survivors overcoming trauma and abuse in our Becky's House® Domestic Violence Programs. For information, click here.
3. Are you considering leaving California?
More than half of California’s registered voters said they have considered leaving the state, according to a new poll.
The high cost of housing (71%) is the most common reason given by young voters, followed by high taxes (58%) and the state’s political culture (46%), particularly by Republicans and conservatives, according to the latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll.
4. Attorney explains the Mission Trails property controversy
A recently-built fence has clearly divided more than just a popular path north of Mission Trails Park.
On Tuesday, News 8 brought you this story about a man who blocked a popular hiking and mountain biking trail that ran through his property and it struck a nerve, especially on social media.
People spoke out both in support and criticism of the property owner's decision.
5. Vista boy's passion is supporting the Ronald McDonald House
For the past three years, a 10-year-old North County boy has spent countless hours collecting items for families in need at the Ronald McDonald House. In this Zevely Zone, Jeff went to Vista to meet Mason Harvey.
"It makes me feel happy when I am helping people," said Mason.
Mason started a "You Make a Difference Campaign."
He gave candy to strangers then supersized his generosity by collecting hundreds of items for a well-known charity. All of those little donations make a big difference at the Ronald McDonald House.