SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The cleanup of a vacant lot in the East Village where petroleum has leaked into the soil for years started Wednesday.
The work is being paid for by a $2.5 million grant, awarded to the city by the California State Water Resources Control Board and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The money will pay for removal of 30,000 tons of soil fouled by leaking underground storage tanks in a now-empty lot at 15th Street and Island Avenue.
The cleanup is expected to be completed in June, according to city officials.
A company that moves houses used to be at the site, where a developer now hopes to build a mixed-use residential/commercial project.
You know the kids are excited about the return of their favorite LEGOLAND Water Park attractions. But, they'll be even more thrilled to learn there are some brand new elements, too.
A transient was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of fatally stabbing two other homeless men last week at an Otay Mesa strip mall.
San Diego County emergency and fire officials are urging residents to protect homes against devastating wildfires as fire season kicks into full gear.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a joint-use park at McKinley Elementary.
A vote is expected Tuesday as the Del Mar Fair Board considers transforming the Surf Side Race Place into a new indoor entertainment venue.
The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.
The Gate Fire, which has burned about 2,056 acres northwest of Dulzura, was 95 percent contained Monday. Cal Fire also reported that all evacuation orders and warnings were lifted in the fire area.
The Gate Fire northwest of Dulzura has been fully contained. Cal Fire says its crews will remain on scene Tuesday mopping up and guarding against flareups.