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. Brrr... Coldest Halloween for San Diego in 125 years!
According to US National Weather Service, the temperature dipped to 44 degrees at San Diego International Airport Thursday morning, setting a new record low temperature for Halloween. This breaks the old record set in 1894.
2. San Diego Padres introduce Jayce Tingler as new manager
The San Diego Padres announced Jayce Tingler as their 21st manager in franchise history on Thursday. The club agreed to terms with Tingler on October 28 to lead a club full of young players.
Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller said, “Jayce has extensive experience in virtually every aspect of coaching, player development and baseball operations, and our entire group believes that he’s the right person to lead our talented roster.” Preller added, “His multi-faceted skill set, combined with his ability to develop talent and help players reach their potential at the Major League level, were key factors in his selection as our manager. We are excited for Jayce to build upon the foundation we’ve laid in San Diego as we set our sights on October baseball.”
3. Poway City Council to consider re-naming street after synagogue shooting victim
The Poway City Council will consider a proposal next week to rename a street after the woman who died in the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting earlier this year. A request was submitted asking the mayor and city council to change Eva Drive to Lori Lynn Lane in honor of Lori Lynn Gilbert-Kaye, according to the agenda item on the City of Poway website.
Lori was killed on April 27 when a 19-year-old man opened fire in the Poway synagogue during services on the last day of Passover. Three others, including the Chabad of Poway’s rabbi Yisrael Goldstein, were also injured in the shooting.
Witnesses say Lori put herself in the line of fire to protect the rabbi.
4. Spa Pechanga holds 'Mane Campaign' in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sometimes beauty in a hair salon has nothing to do with mirrors and makeovers. Over the past seven years more than 500 ponytails have been donated to help make cancer wigs at Spa Pechanga. In this Zevely Zone, Jeff went to Temecula for Spa Pechanga's "Mane Campaign" in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is the seventh year Pechanga Resort and Casino has hosted a Hair-A-Thon. Dozens of women and men arrived to donate their hair.
5. News 8 Throwback: Slices of San Diego’s Halloween history
Halloween in San Diego offers lots of festive ways to celebrate from the sweets of trick-or-treating for little ones to the spookiness and silliness of costume parties for not-so-little ones. These News 8 Throwback clips capture slices of Halloween history from all around San Diego spanning three decades.
No tricks here, these vintage videos will treat you to Halloween memories of America’s Finest City. And we also have a look back at some of our News 8 staff on Halloweens of yesteryear.