EL CAJON (CNS) - Classes at Valhalla High School in Rancho San Diego were canceled Monday after a water main broke near the school.
The broken pipe on Hillsdale Road, the main street leading to the high school, was reported to district officials about 6 a.m., Grossmont Union High School District spokeswoman Catherine Martin said. The break left the campus in unincorporated El Cajon without any water on a day when temperatures were expected to reach triple digits in the East County.
School officials notified parents and students of the cancellation through "school channels" that included phone calls, emails and text messages, Martin said. A late start was previously planned for the day, so school officials had ample time in the morning to announce the closure, she said.
School officials planned to decide by noon, based on the "extreme heat and uncertain water status," whether athletic teams would hold scheduled practices and games.
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Oct. 25, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
A Mexican fishing boat caught fire and burned 30 miles south of San Diego, and while 15 people were rescued by a U.S.- flagged vessel, three people remained missing Sunday.
A blessing. That is exactly what Kelly Muno is calling what happened to her son, a former San Diego State University baseball star, on Friday afternoon.
San Diego State has suspended one of its fraternities, the university announced in a statement late Friday.
Gun owners had the chance to trade in unwanted firearms for gift cards or skateboards on Saturday, no questions asked, at a gun "buy back" event in southeastern San Diego.
Warm and dry conditions are expected to last through Saturday. Gusty northeast winds in the mountains and valleys are expected to increase the risk of fire danger in the region.
The University of Southern California will pay $215 million in an "agreement in principle" to patients treated by Dr. George Tyndall, a campus gynecologist who has been accused of sexual assault by hundreds of women.
A San Diego Harbor Police vehicle was involved in a crash with a bicyclist early today, officers said.