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September 2, 2013 | By Gale Holland
The Upper Newport Bay, usually buzzing with kayakers and outdoor enthusiasts, remains closed to swimming and other recreational uses after a sewage spill. The closure includes Newport Dunes, a popular recreation and swimming area. The sewage spill was reported Saturday. Any updates will be posted on the Orange County Health Care Agency's website . ALSO: Balboa Pier remains closed after being slammed by boat Vincent Thomas Bridge will close Labor Day morning for marathon 10 in hospital after tour bus crash on way to San Diego County casino gale.holland@latimes Twitter: @geholland
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February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Crews working overnight were able to repair a 40-year-old steel-and-concrete pipe that burst in Guerneville, north of the Bay Area, sending 100,000 gallons or more of sewage into the Russian River. Officials say it is the biggest sewage spill into the Northern California river in at least a decade. About 40,000 gallons of sewage per hour generally flows through the 16-inch pipe, officials said. The leak near Branch and Orchard avenues started at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday and lasted about three hours.
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October 1, 2010 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Health officials Friday afternoon reopened beaches near Ballona Creek to swimmers and surfers, two days after they were closed because of a major sewage spill. Testing showed bacteria levels in the water within normal ranges for two days in a row, so lifeguards on Friday began removing closure signs from two miles of coastline south of the creek outlet, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The closures were ordered after a clog in a sewer main caused a manhole near Centinela Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard to overflow Wednesday, discharging an estimated 500,000 gallons of raw sewage into a storm drain that leads to Ballona Creek and, eventually, the Pacific Ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A 32-year-old woman has turned herself in to authorities after allegedly driving without her lights on and striking and killing a pedestrian in Rosemead. Qingrong Chai, who would have turned 70 on Thursday, was walking near the intersection of Marshall Street and Greendale Avenue at about 7 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by a sport utility vehicle "traveling without its headlights" on, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The driver then fled. Chai, who was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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February 16, 1992
The Chamber of Commerce needn't worry about a loss of tourism dollars because the story got out about our dirty little secret. People will flock out here in droves to get one last look at the Pacific Ocean before we turn it into one giant stinking cesspool. JANIS M. BLOOMQUIST, Coronado
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January 1, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Orange County health officials Wednesday closed portions of Huntington Harbour to swimmers and divers because of a sewage spill. The closures were issued for the south and west portions of the Huntington Beach community from Wayfare Lane to Warner Avenue, which includes the Humboldt and Davenport beaches. Officials said about 800 gallons of sewage spilled into the channel on New Year's Day from a storm drain on Heil Avenue and Algonquin Street.    ALSO: Jahi McMath's family battles hospital over brain-dead girl 'Sunrise at the Oasis' wins Sweepstakes prize at Rose Parade Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float     Twitter: @latvives ruben.vives@latimes.com
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June 25, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 600-foot stretch of Mariposa Street Beach in San Clemente has been closed due to a sewage spill, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The area will be closed until further notice, the Orange County Health Care Agency said. Officials with the agency also reported Tuesday that bacteria levels had exceeded health standards at three other beaches in Newport Bay, Dana Point and San Clemente. In Newport Bay, high levels of bacteria were detected at Sapphire Street Beach and at Bayside Drive Beach on Balboa Island.
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September 1, 2013 | By Gale Holland
On the last big weekend of the summer, bay waters from the Upper Newport Bay to Newport Dunes remain closed to swimming, diving and other recreational uses because of a sewage spill, officials said Sunday. The closure was ordered after a spill Saturday and remains in effect until further notice. Any updates will be posted on Orange County's ocean water protection program site . ALSO: Weather to cool for Labor Day, then heat up  Yosemite fire in the top ten; what are the other nine?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Crews working overnight were able to repair a 40-year-old steel-and-concrete pipe that burst in Guerneville, north of the Bay Area, sending 100,000 gallons or more of sewage into the Russian River. Officials say it is the biggest sewage spill into the Northern California river in at least a decade. About 40,000 gallons of sewage per hour generally flows through the 16-inch pipe, officials said. The leak near Branch and Orchard avenues started at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday and lasted about three hours.
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January 31, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The city has shut down more than three miles of beachfront after a raw sewage spill into the Los Angeles River. Long Beach Recreational Water Manager Nelson Kerr says that 65,000 to 90,000 gallons of raw sewage entered the river Tuesday night. The city closed the beaches as a precaution because it is the end point of the Los Angeles River before it flows into the ocean. Kerr said city officials would test the water today before reopening the beaches.
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January 2, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police homicide investigators continued their probe Thursday into the death of a woman whose body was found inside a Wilmington motel room. The body of 45-year-old Alicia Espinoza of Long Beach was found inside a room at Oscar's Motel, 1712 N. Wilmington Blvd., just after noon Tuesday, said Officer Wendy Reyes. Los Angeles firefighters pronounced Espinoza dead at the scene, officials said. An autopsy had yet to be conducted and a cause of death has not been determined.
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January 1, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Orange County health officials Wednesday closed portions of Huntington Harbour to swimmers and divers because of a sewage spill. The closures were issued for the south and west portions of the Huntington Beach community from Wayfare Lane to Warner Avenue, which includes the Humboldt and Davenport beaches. Officials said about 800 gallons of sewage spilled into the channel on New Year's Day from a storm drain on Heil Avenue and Algonquin Street.    ALSO: Jahi McMath's family battles hospital over brain-dead girl 'Sunrise at the Oasis' wins Sweepstakes prize at Rose Parade Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float     Twitter: @latvives ruben.vives@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Gale Holland
The Upper Newport Bay, usually buzzing with kayakers and outdoor enthusiasts, remains closed to swimming and other recreational uses after a sewage spill. The closure includes Newport Dunes, a popular recreation and swimming area. The sewage spill was reported Saturday. Any updates will be posted on the Orange County Health Care Agency's website . ALSO: Balboa Pier remains closed after being slammed by boat Vincent Thomas Bridge will close Labor Day morning for marathon 10 in hospital after tour bus crash on way to San Diego County casino gale.holland@latimes Twitter: @geholland
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2013 | By Gale Holland
On the last big weekend of the summer, bay waters from the Upper Newport Bay to Newport Dunes remain closed to swimming, diving and other recreational uses because of a sewage spill, officials said Sunday. The closure was ordered after a spill Saturday and remains in effect until further notice. Any updates will be posted on Orange County's ocean water protection program site . ALSO: Weather to cool for Labor Day, then heat up  Yosemite fire in the top ten; what are the other nine?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 600-foot stretch of Mariposa Street Beach in San Clemente has been closed due to a sewage spill, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The area will be closed until further notice, the Orange County Health Care Agency said. Officials with the agency also reported Tuesday that bacteria levels had exceeded health standards at three other beaches in Newport Bay, Dana Point and San Clemente. In Newport Bay, high levels of bacteria were detected at Sapphire Street Beach and at Bayside Drive Beach on Balboa Island.
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December 4, 2012 | By Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times
A Chino Hills residence allegedly housing women from China who want to give birth to U.S.-citizen children is on the verge of being shut down by the city after complaints about traffic and a sewage spill. The home is on a hilltop at the end of a long driveway on Woodglen Drive, an area zoned for single family houses. City officials have issued a cease and desist order, alleging that the site is being used as a hotel in a rural residential zone. They plan to take the property owner to court.
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October 16, 1989
A power failure at a sewage plant resulted in 7,500 gallons of sewage flowing into Mission Bay on Sunday, a spokesman for the San Diego County Environmental Health Services said. The overflow occurred in the 3900 block of Mission Boulevard after a sewage line became blocked at Pump Station 17. The spokesman said the area has been posted with warning signs, which will remain up until testing determines the water is safe.
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October 1, 2010 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Health officials Friday afternoon reopened beaches near Ballona Creek to swimmers and surfers, two days after they were closed because of a major sewage spill. Testing showed bacteria levels in the water within normal ranges for two days in a row, so lifeguards on Friday began removing closure signs from two miles of coastline south of the creek outlet, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The closures were ordered after a clog in a sewer main caused a manhole near Centinela Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard to overflow Wednesday, discharging an estimated 500,000 gallons of raw sewage into a storm drain that leads to Ballona Creek and, eventually, the Pacific Ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2010 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
A major sewage spill that has closed a two-mile stretch of beach near Marina del Rey released about 500,000 gallons of raw sewage into a storm drain that runs to Ballona Creek and eventually spills into the ocean, authorities said. The spill ranks among the worst in the last two years along the Los Angeles County coastline. The beach will probably remain closed for three days. Residents reported a manhole overflowing with sewage near Centinela Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Ron Charles, spokesman for the Los Angeles Public Works Department.
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