SAN DIEGO (CNS) - All San Diego beaches closed as a result of sewage spills triggered by last week's massive power outage were open Thursday.
Beaches from Solana Beach south through Del Mar to Scripps Pier, as well as Bayside Park in Chula Vista and the eastern shore of Silver Strand State Beach in San Diego Bay, were closed after the massive outage caused two of the city's sewer pump stations to shut down, triggering the spills, city of San Diego officials said.
About 1.9 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Los Penasquitos Lagoon, which empties into the ocean at Torrey Pines State Park south of Del Mar.
In Chula Vista, about 125,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Sweetwater Channel, west of Interstate 5 and State Route 54. That sent waste into San Diego Bay and closed Bayside Park in Chula Vista. Across the bay, it tainted waters on the bay side of Silver Strand, south of Coronado, according to beach officials.
The outage first struck about 3:40 p.m. last Thursday and power was fully restored to San Diego County about 12 hours later, San Diego Gas & Electric reported.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.