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Clean up begins as winter storms taper off

((SAN DIEGO)) – Monday saw everything from heavy rain and high winds to sunsets and rainbows in San Diego county. The final leg in a series of storms moved through. In Pacific Beach water flooded onto the boardwalk leaving a muddy mess of sand and seaweed in it’s trail. Powerful rain showers made for dangerous conditions in some parts. In…

STORM CLEAN-UP CONTINUES IN CHULA VISTA

(Chula Vista) Chula Vista is one of the hardest hit local communities after this weekend’s storms and they’re still cleaning up on Monday. “It just totally smashed the upper wall and the roof in,” says Mike Hiller, whose home was damaged by the storm. A tree crashed down onto Hiller’s roof damaging one wall and the chimeny. Hiller’s son was…

Rescue teams in Rainbow search for child possibly swept away by fast moving water

Old highway 395 has been closed off as teams continue search for the child

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the community of Rainbow Sunday afternoon after receiving reports of a child seen in a creek. According to investigators a witness saw the young victim being pulled into a rain swollen creek around 4 pm on sunday. During the search, rescue teams found the body of a dead man who was located near a vehicle that…

Building project at Brown Field in Otay Mesa is underway

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Environmental organizations and developers today announced an agreement that clears the way for a long-planned building project at Brown Field, the municipal airport in Otay Mesa. Among other things, the deal provides for a multi-year program to rebuild the population of the burrowing owl, protects vernal pools and incorporates solar energy into new buildings in the…

Search for Rainbow Creek victims

RAINBOW (CNS) – The search continued today for a child who may have been swept into a creek in the Rainbow area along with a man, who has since been found dead. Firefighters were sent to the creek off the 4800 block of Fifth Street near Old Highway 395 after someone reported seeing a body in the water around 4:30…

Emergency crews are urging drivers to take flash flood warnings seriously

Don't go around barricades

FASHION VALLEY- Emergency crews are urging drivers to take their flash flood warnings seriously. The city puts out barricades and warning signs for a reason. Flooded streets and intersections are extremely dangerous. Still; too many people chose to ignore those warnings forcing lifeguards and firefighters to risk their own lives and come to the rescue. All on and off-duty lifeguard…

ZLAC, world’s oldest women’s rowing club featured in ‘Women on the Water’

LIBERTY STATION – ZLAC Rowing Club was founded in 1892 by three sisters and a friend who used the initials of their first names to form the acronym, ZLAC. The club is currently located in Pacific Beach, and it is the oldest women’s rowing club in the United States. ZLAC’s junior (ages 13-18) and master woman rowers (18+) regularly compete in regional,…

Ocean Beach woman identified after being swept out to sea

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 23-year-old woman who died after a large wave swept her and a second woman off the rocks at Ocean Beach and into sea over the weekend was public identified today. It took lifeguards about 40 minutes Saturday evening to pull Adriana Toro from the water, which was covered in sea foam, according to the San…

San Diego road/facility closings due to weather

In Bonsall, Camino Del Rey is closed from Villa Maria to Camino Del Cielo due to flooding, as is De Luz Road from De Luz Murrieta to Sandia Creek Drive in Fallbrook and Cole Grade Road in Valley Center, according to the county Department of Public Works. The California Highway Patrol is reporting closures at Pala Mission Road and state…

Free curbside Christmas tree pickup ends today

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The city of San Diego’s Christmas tree recycling program, in which residents without curbside refuse pickup can dispose of their holiday trees, is scheduled to end today. The program provides 16 locations where residents can drop off their trees until the end of today. People should first make sure they don’t contain ornaments, lights or stands….