IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS) - The waters off the beaches south of Carnation Avenue in Imperial Beach were off limits Wednesday because of sewage-tainted runoff from the Tijuana River.
Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall and was still flowing as of New Year's Day, according to San Diego County Department of Environmental Health spokesman Mark McPherson.
Observations made Tuesday prompted county officials to suspect ocean currents moving northward pushed the contamination toward the waters at
Imperial Beach, he said. The county had previously closed the area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline.
McPherson said signs warning of the contamination would remain in place until testing indicates the water is safe for recreational use once again.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.