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.
Beekeeping and cheese making will be just two of the demonstrations taking place at Hawthorne Country Store’s annual fall Homesteading Arts Fair this weekend.
The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
Nurses and other caregivers from Palomar Hospital will hold an informational picket on Wednesday to call attention to concerns about working conditions they say are detrimental to patient care.
Police Wednesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing two branches of the same insurance company at gunpoint within an hour of each other in the Clairemont and Kearny Mesa areas.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will appear Wednesday at BOLD, the annual conference presented by wellness technology company MINDBODY.
A Caltrans worker was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories from an overpass on State Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area, officials said.
As dockless electric scooters become more and more popular, concerns about safety for both riders and pedestrians have grown, too.
The Grand in El Cajon hosts good and fun times, but there are rules that need to be followed like the 'no weapons' policy its owner implanted nine months ago.
Temperatures continue to cool through Friday. Gusty winds in the mountains and deserts. Stronger marine layer dissipates by mid-morning.
The San Diego Housing Authority voted 8-1 Tuesday to extend three contracts for the city's Bridge Shelter Program through June 2019.