SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego judge has refused to stop the city from cleaning out flood control channels to prevent the Tijuana River Valley from flooding during winter rains.
Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor on Thursday denied a request for a temporary restraining order.
Bulldozers last week began clearing out tons of trash, brush and sediment from channels in the Tijuana River Valley. Officials said they want to prevent a repeat of December's flooding, which drowned horses and goats.
The group San Diegans for Open Government sued the city last month, arguing that the project didn't comply with state environmental laws.
However, the judge said the project appeared to meet an exemption in the law for emergency work.
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Cyclists, lawmakers and community members in the north county came together on Saturday in an effort to make their streets safer.
Thieves broke into a Mountain View family’s home and took their car, Christmas presents, family documents and money – all while the father fights stage four testicular cancer and his wife is eight months pregnant.
The countdown to Christmas is on and for Pacific Beach residents it was looking like it would be Christmas without their beloved tree.
High clouds hovered over the county on Friday as subtropical moisture moved in ahead of a weak trough of low pressure. The return of high pressure over Southern California will bring a sunnier setup by the weekend.
California's secretary of state called Friday for new leadership at the state's embattled Department of Motor Vehicles after revelations of an error that could have prevented nearly 600 people from voting last month.
The city of San Diego will close Children's Pool beach on Saturday in preparation for harbor seal pupping season, city officials announced.
Wreath-laying ceremonies were held at cemeteries around the county on Saturday to honor the military veterans buried there.
The San Diego Central Library will host the opening reception of a new art exhibit on Saturday highlighting local artists through photography.