SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal its inclusion in an order to clean up polluted sediment in San Diego Bay by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The port has maintained that it did not cause the pollution near shipyards and Naval Station San Diego that is subject of the cleanup order issued on March 14.
The port tried unsuccessfully to keep out of the ruling, which calls for the dredging of 143,400 cubic yards of sediment from roughly 60 acres of bay bottom. The scope is three times larger than previous cleanup efforts.
Environmental organizations say fish caught in the bay may not be safe to eat because of the pollution.
According to port officials, the commissioners support the order, just not their inclusion. Thus, their appeal does not seek to stop or delay the remedial action.
The port contends in the appeal that it is a public trustee of the bay, so being included in the cleanup order is an abuse of the water board's discretion and a violation of public policy.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, 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.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
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.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.