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State: Poway 'Failed To Protect' Water System From Contamination

Jan. 17
By Matt Hoffman

The California Water Resources Control Board is citing the city of Poway for three violations after storm water contaminated already treated water, leaving the entire town without water for a week.

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Supervisors OK Moratorium On Sale Of E-Smoking Devices, Tobacco Ban In Unincorporated Areas

Jan. 14
By City News Service

The moratorium on electronic smoking devices would last until Feb. 28, 2021 — but could be lifted sooner in accordance with U.S. Center for Disease Control policy.

Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, June 2018.

San Diego County Supervisors OK Money For Psych Beds In North County

Jan. 14
By City News Service

County officials and Tri-City Medical Center reached an agreement in principle last August to reopen the psychiatric unit, which closed in October 2018 and left the region without access to emergency mental health care.

Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash Jan...

Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2, Seriously Injures 1 On I-5 In Carlsbad

Jan. 14
By City News Service

Two motorists were killed and a passenger suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning when a pickup truck heading the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad crashed head-on into a sedan following a brief police pursuit in Oceanside.

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Man Killed, Girl Hurt In Crash Into Fallen Tree On SR-79 Near Palomar Mountain

Dec. 31, 2019
By City News Service

Two motorists stopped near the tree, but a man driving a Kia Sorrento northbound on SR-79 failed to notice the downed tree in time and crashed into it, authorities said.

A sign asks for $15 minimum wage outside the Mc...

San Diego Businesses React To Minimum-Wage Hike

Dec. 31, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Starting Jan. 1, minimum wage workers in California will see a bump in their paycheck.

Pedestrians cross the train tracks in Del Mar t...

Construction To Stabilize Tracks On Del Mar Bluffs To Continue In 2020

Dec. 30, 2019
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The North County Transit District plans to begin construction in January on phase four of a multi-year project to stabilize the bluffs next to the railway line through Del Mar.

Brian Bishop demonstrates how his gas leaf blow...

Encinitas Latest California City To Ban Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Dec. 20, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

Starting Friday, all businesses and commercial operators in the city are barred from using the gas blowers. Residents have to stop using them by mid-January.

A notice of closure on the door of a Poway rest...

County Supervisors OK Waiver For Poway Restaurants Hurt By Boil-Water Order

Dec. 11, 2019
By City News Service

The board voted 4-0, with Supervisor Kristin Gaspar absent, to waive a $459 health permit fee, and reimburse the costs for restaurant owners who already received a modified health permit.

Lakeside Water District Board Member Frank Hill...

Poway Water Crisis Turning Into Political Football

Dec. 10, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The water in Poway is safe to drink — this after stormwater contaminated the city’s water supply and forced people to turn off their taps for a week. Now comes the political blame game.

Water in a sink inside a bathroom at Lake Poway...

Week After Contamination, Poway Boil-Water Advisory Lifted

Dec. 6, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

Poway lifted the advisory after test results came back clean and said residents can use tap water for "all purposes."

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Roundtable: Hunter's Guilty Plea; Poway Water Woes; Al Gore

Dec. 6, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

No longer a witch hunt. Duncan Hunter now says he's guilty of corruption. What's next for the East County congressman and those running to replace him? An inconvenient truth. Al Gore brings his climate message to San Diego as scientists escalate their warnings for our planet. And, more than an inconvenience. How the water problem in Poway could end up costing the city millions.

Ron Pole stands inside his empty restaurant Pap...

Poway Businesses Hurting In Midst Of Water Crisis

Dec. 6, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

It has been six days since storm runoff contaminated the city's water system, which led the county environmental health department to order the closure of restaurants.

A rendering of the proposed Newland Sierra deve...

North County Mayors Gather To Support Controversial Development

Dec. 5, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The project, proposed by the developer Newland Sierra, is slated for an area near San Marcos and Escondido.

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Trial For Accused Poway Synagogue Shooter Set For June

Dec. 5, 2019
By City News Service

The June trial date could shift depending on a pending death penalty decision by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. A March 5 status conference date may shed more light on the prosecution's decision regarding capital punishment.

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