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County To Reopen Beaches For 'Passive Use' On Tuesday As Cases Cross 7,000

May 28
By City News Service

San Diego County's beaches can reopen Tuesday for passive uses like sitting in a beach chair and sunbathing, it was announced Thursday, continuing the county's gradual reopening.

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Big Oil Will Answer Some Uncomfortable Questions In California Court

May 28
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach's attempt to make Big Oil pay for damage from climate change will be heard in state court.

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Lawmaker Urges New Sea Bluff Reinforcement Regulations

May 26
By City News Service

The legislation presented by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, to the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee in Sacramento would obligate public agencies and private owners of seafront property in San Diego and Orange Counties to mitigate coastal erosion.

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Big Oil Loses Appeal, Climate Suits Go To California Courts

May 26
By Associated Press

The lawsuits claim the companies created a public nuisance and should pay for sea walls and other infrastructure to protect against the effects of climate change — construction that could cost tens of billions of dollars.

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Memorial Day Weekend Serves As A Trial Run For Restaurant Reopenings

May 25
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Many restaurants and outdoor areas opened over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. While residents are excited to enjoy the outdoors, business owners acknowledge it will take awhile for people to get used to the new normal.

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SANDAG Board Votes to Connect Buena Vista Lagoon to Ocean

May 23
By City News Service

SANDAG recommended that the 220-acre Buena Vista lagoon and associated wetland habitat be connected to the ocean to become a saltwater lagoon after a 2018 environmental impact report.

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Rare Whale Washes Up At San Onofre State Beach With Bullet Hole In It

May 18
By City News Service

The discovery of the nearly nine-foot whale happened on Friday when a lifeguard spotted the creature lying on the rocks.

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Sewage-Contaminated Water From Tijuana River Forces Silver Strand Closure

May 13
By City News Service

Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary, and water sample results indicate contamination of ocean water now extends from the International Border north to the Silver Strand shoreline.

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EPA Wants To Spend $300 Million For Border Sewage Problem

May 12
By City News Service

The money would be part of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, and will be used for the engineering, planning, design and construction of wastewater infrastructure at the border, officials said.

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Surfer killed in shark attack in Northern California

May 9
By Associated Press

A surfer has been killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach. State park officials say the 26-year-old man was surfing off Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay Saturday when he was attacked by an unknown shark species. The victim’s name has not been released. Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies notified the man’s family. The water one mile north and south of the attack will be closed for five days. Signs have been posted warning beachgoers about the attack.