SAN MARCOS (CNS) - A hit-and-run motorist crashed into a power pole in San Marcos early Monday, causing more than 600 San Diego Gas & Electric customers to lose power, authorities said.
The crash at Nordahl and Knob Hill roads occurred around 1:50 a.m., according to San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Paul Michalke.
More than 600 homes and businesses in east San Marcos and nearby Escondido lost power, though electricity was restored to most by 3:30 a.m., SDG&E reported on its website.
As of 6 a.m., 24 customers in east San Marcos were still affected. The outage was expected to be fully resolved by 10 a.m.
Nordahl Road between Knob Hill and Rock Springs roads will remain closed until the pole is repaired later Monday, Michalke said.
Tuesday is one of the cheesiest days of the year. Sept. 18 is the made-up holiday of National Cheeseburger Day, and restaurants are celebrating with discounts and free burgers.
The San Diego City Council Monday unanimously approved a plan to revitalize the Midway and Pacific Highway communities by adding parkland, pedestrian pathways and increased capacity for housing and making a series of traffic improvements.
A fiery multi-vehicle crash on state Route 163 near Miramar sent one person to a hospital Tuesday morning.
Controversy swirled up again in Encinitas over a staircase project proposed for Beacon’s Beach. The city has long been looking to replace the iconic Switchback Trail leading to Beacon’s Beach with a concrete staircase but many residents are not embracing the idea.
Stretches of state Route 163 will be closed beginning Monday night and continuing through Friday morning for maintenance work and to reduce the height of the overpass at Friars Road, Caltrans announced.
Temperatures Tuesday are near average, continuing to cool through Friday. Gusty winds in the mountains and deserts from the afternoon through evening.
The 22-year-old man who was shot by sheriff's deputies near the ticket window of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was arraigned at his hospital bed at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla on Monday.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey.
A U.S. citizen was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Diego Monday on charges of stealing nearly $100,000 in Social Security disability benefits by concealing his overseas residency for almost a decade.