IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS) - The Imperial Beach shoreline was closed to water contact Saturday by the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health because of sewage flowing from the Tijuana River.
The closure expanded the previous existing water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge shoreline farther north, according to the DEH.
"Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary as a result of recent rainfall and is still flowing,'' a department statement said.
"Observations Saturday indicate northward moving ocean currents and contamination of ocean water at Imperial Beach is suspected.''
Signs warning of sewage-contaminated water were to remain in place until field measurements indicate the ocean water is safe for recreational use, according to health officials.
Firefighters have halted the spread of that roughly five-acre brush fire off state Route 67 and Slaughterhouse Canyon Road in the Foster area, near Lakeside, according to Cal Fire.
It's back to school for kids and teachers around the county! To mark the occasion, News 8 asked our reporters and anchors to share their photos from their younger days - ready to learn! Can you guess who they are?
It's back to school for several school districts over the next few weeks and that means it’s time to purchase school supplies.
San Diego opponents of legislation that would allow cities around the state to extend the closing time for bars to 4 a.m., from the current 2 a.m., said Tuesday the bill would create problems that would spread into the community.
Trial continued Tuesday for an often-deported Mexican citizen charged in a hit-and-run crash that injured a 6-year-old boy earlier this year in San Ysidro.
A car believed to have been used in the abduction of a 9-year-old boy in Santa Maria, prompting an Amber Alert in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, was found abandoned Tuesday, but the child and the suspect remained missing and were believed to be traveling in another vehicle.
An Eastlake family is bringing awareness to heart screening during the third annual Cristian's Big Heart 5K.