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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1987
A debris-clogged storm drain in Mission Valley caused 10,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the San Diego River on Thursday. Much of the sewage eventually made its way to Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, according to the county Department of Health Services. "We estimate about 10,000 gallons flowed into the San Diego River--which flows into the Dog Beach area of Ocean Beach--from a storm drain at 4:45 p.m. Thursday," said county spokesman Lyn Wallis.
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December 1, 2011 | Sam Farmer
Reporting from San Diego -- San Diego's Philip Rivers, whose last six games represent the most challenging stretch of his football career, has been benched. But not in the way you might think. Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew isn't starting him as his fantasy quarterback this week. "Tell Philip this," the Jaguars running back said Thursday during a break from preparations for Monday night's game against the Chargers. "I got him on my fantasy team. This week I'm going to have to bench him because he's playing the Jaguars.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1985 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
A face lift and some badly needed structural repairs on the historic ruins of Padre Dam, believed to be the West Coast's oldest waterworks facility, could begin this summer if the Legislature approves a $200,000 grant to the City of San Diego. Assemblyman Larry Stirling (R-San Diego) said Tuesday that he expects little opposition next week in getting his bill to begin the restoration approved by the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife.
SPORTS
October 16, 2010 | Sam Farmer
The Denver Broncos like to throw, throw, throw. And if that doesn't work, they throw some more. "We're expecting a ton of it," Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine told the New York Daily News last week during a break from preparations to play the Broncos on Sunday. He said Denver Coach Josh McDaniels -- a former Patriots assistant -- has "the New England mentality that if you can't run it, let's throw it every snap. "It's something that we're going to get, given the struggles we've had defending the pass, and given their struggles in the run game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1991 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A broken sewer main that went untended for two days has spewed about 4.5 million gallons of raw sewage into the San Diego River, city water officials said Tuesday, conceding that repairs have not been timely because communications broke down as well. The break was caused by last week's storms, which eroded the ground supporting the 21-inch-diameter main, just north of Interstate 8 on a Del Cerro hillside, water officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1992 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An advancing Pacific storm expected to bring rain and heavy surf spelled more trouble for contaminated San Diego County beaches Sunday and shut down efforts to repair the sewage outfall pipe. Health officials said the contamination off Ocean Beach was decreasing, but they were concerned that the storm might reverse that trend. As storm waves broke over the deck of a repair barge Sunday night, workers were airlifted away by helicopter and the barge was towed into San Diego Bay to anchorage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1987
Two spills Tuesday dumped more than 10,000 gallons of sewage into the San Diego River and Lake Hodges. An estimated 7,500 gallons of sewage flowed into the San Diego River after a sewer line became clogged by tree roots, the San Diego County Health Department said. The spill occurred about 11 a.m. in the 2400 block of Fleetwood Street when the sewage overflowed through a manhole and into the San Diego River.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1989
I read with great interest the article "Urban River Seeks to Find Its Way" (Nov. 12). Considering that the San Diego River once flowed unimpeded from the mountains to the sea, it's quite distressing to accept a river that has since been bombarded by civilization. Fortunately we are witnessing a renewed interest in the San Diego River. What is desperately needed, however, is a comprehensive restoration plan which addresses land use, wildlife management, recreational opportunities, flood control and protection of water quality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1989
While Times staff writers Anthony Perry and Tom Gorman certainly provided a timely and most informative review of the potential of the proposed San Dieguito River Valley regional park, it is unfortunate that the depth and scope of their investigations precluded providing their readers with any idea of the potential for a close-in, shore-to-forest metropolitan "greenway" along the San Diego River. The completion of the Mission Valley "Riverwalk" will add still another link in an impressive array of individual elements that should ultimately connect Mission Bay to the Cleveland National Forest below the El Capitan Reservoir dam. These elements include Mission Trails Regional Park (mentioned in the third part of the series)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A huge buildup of trapped air caused the rupture in February of a massive sewage outfall pipe that closed 20 miles of coastline here for more than two months, according to an independent report released Tuesday. The long-awaited findings from the same firm that investigated the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the collapse of a hotel walkway in Kansas City, Mo., gave no specific cause for the buildup of trapped air.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
San Diego County health officials have lifted a quarantine on almost half of the 20 miles of coastline that were closed after a ruptured outfall pipe and raw sewage from Mexico combined to contaminate beaches. The ban was lifted on about nine miles of beaches when Mexican sewage pumps were restarted after being idled since Feb. 7 by heavy rains.
NEWS
February 20, 1992 | from a Times Staff Writer
Toxic bacterial counts caused by ongoing sewage spills dipped dramatically Wednesday, prompting San Diego County health authorities to say that they may lift a 20-mile quarantine of area coastline as early as Friday morning. For the first time since the rupture of a massive sewage outfall pipe Feb. 2, bacterial readings fell below the legal limit, except at the tip of the Point Loma Peninsula, said Ruth Covill, a spokeswoman for the San Diego County Department of Health Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | MARK PLATTE and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state's Regional Water Quality Control Board has ordered the city of San Diego to hire an independent inspection team to investigate the cause of the massive sewage spill that occurred off Point Loma nearly two weeks ago, the city manager disclosed Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1992 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An advancing Pacific storm expected to bring rain and heavy surf spelled more trouble for contaminated San Diego County beaches Sunday and shut down efforts to repair the sewage outfall pipe. Health officials said the contamination off Ocean Beach was decreasing, but they were concerned that the storm might reverse that trend. As storm waves broke over the deck of a repair barge Sunday night, workers were airlifted away by helicopter and the barge was towed into San Diego Bay to anchorage.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dangerous counts of bacteria, in some cases 1,100 times the legal limit, continued to pollute the coastline near the international border Saturday as San Diego County's sewage crisis entered its seventh day. Twenty miles of coastline, extending from the mouth of the Tijuana River to the San Diego River in the neighborhood of Ocean Beach, remained under quarantine. Lifeguards along the closed coastline were ushering swimmers and surfers out of the water, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dangerous counts of bacteria, in some cases 1,100 times the legal limit, continued to pollute the coastline near the international border Saturday, as the county's sewage crisis entered its seventh day. Twenty miles of coastline, extending from the mouth of the Tijuana River to the San Diego River in the neighborhood of Ocean Beach, remained under quarantine. Lifeguards all along the closed coastline were ushering swimmers and surfers out of the water, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991
Police have arrested two men in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 30-year-old woman whose body was found last week on the mud flats of the San Diego River bottom near Old Town. James Franklin Risner and Charles Kevin Rickard, both 21-year-old transients, were arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of killing Amanda Olmstead, said Lt. Dan Berglund of the San Diego Police Department. Olmstead, a transient, was found about 9:15 a.m. Aug. 13 below the Interstate 5 bridges, Berglund said.
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