SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Construction started Tuesday at the San Ysidro border-crossing may slow traffic through July 7.
Up to three lanes will be closed to accommodate work for the redesign of the port of entry, according to Customs and Border Protection officials, who urged drivers who normally use the San Ysidro crossing to use the Otay Mesa checkpoint instead.
Ultimately, the work should contribute to smoother operations at San Ysidro, Chris Maston of CBP said.
"However, we ask for the public's patience as we work toward reaching that goal and their confidence that we are doing everything in our power to minimize traffic disruptions and delays," Maston said.
The lane closings should last less than 30 hours at a time, he said. Most of the work will be done overnight, starting about 10 p.m.
More information for travelers is available by calling (619) 690-8999 for San Ysidro border crossing and (619) 671-8999 for Otay Mesa.
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.