According to the CPUC, the air-crane helicopters used on the project have been involved in eight incidents, seven since June. The latest took place Monday, the dropping of a straw boom used to prevent erosion.
When the commission granted SDG&E permission to build the line, it retained authority to shut down construction activities.
The utility did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sunrise Powerlink will be a major transmission line to carry electricity from the Imperial Valley over the East County mountains to San Diego, providing another source of energy for the increasing power demands of a growing metropolis.
In a letter to the utility, the CPUC ordered the company to conduct a safety stand-down to review operations and safety procedures with all pilots and ground personnel, and conduct training sessions on rigging helicopter loads.
When those conditions are satisfied, the commission plans to let flights resume, but restrict helicopter operations only to areas where there is no road access.
A San Diego high school’s cross country team has made some strides over the past year as its roster – which is made up mostly of refugees from other countries – continues to grow.
A union that represents more than 10,000 county of San Diego employees has called a meeting for Wednesday night in preparation for a possible strike.
A San Diego Navy sailor and his live in girlfriend have been accused of child abuse and torture of a five-year-old boy.
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Mayors from border cities in San Diego County and Mexico urged federal leaders Wednesday to support the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement and continue an effort to improve the region's economic prosperity.
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Surveillance video shows a car thief stealing a truck from a San Diego family’s driveway, but the suspect left behind an important clue.
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