San Diegans are remembering the 9/11 attacks with events all day today. Starting this morning at 9:30 with a blood drive at Balboa Park’s Hall of Champions. At 10:00 AM the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego is hosting an interfaith prayer service. Cuyamaca College is memorializing the tragedy with a remembrance ceremony at 10:30 this morning. At noon the public can view parts of the Flight 93 fuselage, steel form the twin towers and even pieces of limestone from the Pentagon at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront at One Park Blvd. This afternoon at 2:30 on board the USS Midway Museum a chopper flyover, Harbor Police fire boat display, and 21-gun salute will memorialize the victims of 9/11. And San Diego’s City Council will observe a moment of silence.
After the moment of silence the City’s Environmental Services Department is going to propose a plastic bag ban to the council. The proposed ban on plastic supermarket bags would also require stores to charge 10 cents for paper bags.
Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Council’s Land Use and Housing Committee is meeting and the big issue on the agenda is the YMCA’s lease in La Jolla and Mission Valley
At 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is going to talk about a renewable energy plan and waiving certain fees for injured veterans.
And at 6:00 tonight in the Bell Middle School auditorium public input is wanted about the proposed new Skyline neighborhood library.
San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health is reporting that a dead crow has tested positive of West Nile Virus. The crow was found dead in the East San Diego County communities of Lakeside and is the 6th to test positive this year. Officials says that people can protect themselves against the mosquitoes that spread the disease by using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and clearing away standing water.
And finally at noon today San Diego Miramar College will break ground on a 16.5 million dollar Fire Science / EMT Training facility.
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