CARLSBAD (CNS) - A contamination alert was in effect at Carlsbad State Beach Wednesday due to a 2,300-gallon sewage spill outside the Encina Wastewater Treatment Plant, the second in less than two weeks.
The overflow - caused by a failed pump on a bypass line around a sanitation pipe that collapsed 13 days ago - began shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday and was under control about 20 minutes later, according to the county Department of Environmental Health.
All the wastewater that escaped the system during the latest utility mishap drained into Encina Creek, which flows into the ocean less than a quarter-mile away.
Signs warning of pollution hazards will stand 1,000 feet north and south of the mouth of the waterway until follow-up testing deems the area safe again for recreational uses.
On Oct. 7, a pipeline 4 1/2 feet in diameter ruptured on the grounds of the treatment plant and spilled thousands of gallons of sewage. In that case, however, sanitation crews were able to keep all of the contamination from reaching the ocean, according to Encina Wastewater Authority officials.
Active Valor, the combat veteran non-profit organization in San Diego, will host its fifth Valor Adventures of the year in Bonsall on Sunday at Rawhide Ranch.
A 48-year-old woman was struck by a car and fatally injured Friday night near San Diego State University.
Mexico's national soccer team on Friday night won its game against Chile at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley.
A weak ridge of high pressure brought a break in the wet weather to San Diego under partly to mostly sunny skies on Friday. Onshore flow and a deepening marine layer will bring low clouds back into the forecast, west of the mountains, Friday night through Saturday morning.
In an effort to rally voters, Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday returned to San Diego for the first time since announcing another bid for the White House and held a rally at the Waterfront Park.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.
A convicted sex offender's potential release from a state hospital and subsequent placement in Jacumba Hot Springs drew a substantial crowd to a downtown San Diego courtroom on Friday, which included the inmate's victims and others opposing his placement in eastern San Diego County.