(UNIVERSITY CITY) Seven units on the top floor of a University City apartment building were evacuated, while other residents on that floor were ordered to shelter in place, after a chemical irritant released into the air sent five people to the hospital.
San Diego Fire Rescue and hazmat crews were called to the La Jolla Crossroads on the 9000 block of Judicial Drive shortly after 7pm Wednesday. Several residents on the building's fifth floor complained of symptoms of a burning, irritated throat and nose, as if they had been exposed to a chemical similar to pepper spray.
In all, five residents were transported to the hospital to be treated for those symptoms, which abated over time. Fire officials confirm that some sort of chemical irritant, perhaps pepper spray, had been released on the floors, and diffused through the air. Two firefighters were also examined at the scene, but did not need to be hospitalized.
The chemical itself dissipated on its own over a short period of time, according to fire officials, who lifted the evacuation orders after about an hour.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
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.