A tanker truck leaked used restaurant cooking grease over several La Jolla streets today, creating a slippery mess that forced the closure of traffic lanes in the seaside community.
The driver of the big rig, operated by a company that collects waste grease from food-preparation businesses, apparently forgot to close a tank valve after making a stop in the 6700 block of La Jolla Boulevard around noon, according to San Diego police.
Grease leaked onto that thoroughfare and sections of Girard Avenue, Pearl Street and Torrey Pines Road as the trucker drove through the coastal town, SDPD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.
Officers blocked off one lane on stretches of all four streets and directed motorists around the closures while municipal crews mopped up the mess. No serious traffic problems resulted, though the slick road conditions led to several near-collisions, according to Munoz.
The grease-collection company will be responsible for reimbursing the city for cleanup costs, she said.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.