Mardi Gras- Who's partying hard in Santee tonight?
About 40,000 people are expected to flock into downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter Tuesday night to celebrate Mardi Gras.
The 18th annual Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras event kicks off at 6 p.m. and will feature five stages of musical acts. There also will be a parade along Fifth Avenue, beginning at 9 p.m., organizers said.
General admission tickets are $25 at the gate. Revelers must be at least 21 years old.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Monday to its highest amount since May 24, increasing 1.2 cents to $4.071.
The average price has risen for 26 consecutive days and is 20.3 cents more than one week ago, 34.2 cents higher than a month ago and 50.9 cents more than a year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
A man who attacked an El Cajon police officer in an East County parking lot is scheduled to learn his fate Tuesday. Richard Brooks Nevett Junior is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon at the downtown San Diego courthouse. Nevett pleaded guilty to charges stemming the attack that occurred last September. Officer Ben Hogan was attacked while responding to a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance in the 200 block of Jamacha Road. Police say Hogan suffered only minor injuries in the attack.
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