The crowd spilled out of a hangar and onto the parking lot Saturday morning at Ramona Airport as everyone listened intently to a review of safety procedures to follow after the Federal Aviation Administration closes the air traffic control tower in June.
Although originally scheduled to shut down on April 7, the Ramona control tower will remain open until June 15, the FAA announced last week. The
A Huntington Beach man was taken to an area hospital with cuts to his face after his truck veered off a curve and hit a tree on State Route 78, near Weekend Villa Road, around 4 p.m., Monday, reported California Highway Patrol.
According to CHP Officer Dan Matthews, the 35-year-old driver said he was fighting to stay awake and fell asleep as his Ford pickup truck came
Strong gusty winds buffeted the mountains and deserts of San Diego County today, and coastal areas were threatened with high surf and strong rip currents.
The National Weather Service scheduled a high wind warning for the mountains and deserts until 9 p.m., saying winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour were gusting up to 65 mph. Isolated gusts up to 80 mph were also possible, according to the agency.
The winds were making driving in the mountains and deserts difficult, especially for motorists with high-profile vehicles, according to the weather service, which cautioned motorists to watch out for broken tree limbs and in the deserts, blowing dust and sand.
“`Unsecured items such as yard furniture, tents, umbrellas and trash cans should be tied down or moved inside,” the agency advised.
In valley areas, a less severe wind advisory was scheduled from noon to 6 p.m.
According to the NWS, during the wind advisory, there will be sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph.
A popular Cleveland National Forest hiking trail that had been closed to the public since a teenager fell to his death from a cliff in the area two summers ago reopened today under tightened restrictions.
The western access point to Cedar Creek Falls is available by reservation, with 75 permits for individual visitors or groups of up to five people available each day, at a cost of $6 each, authorities said. The passes can be obtained online at recreation.gov, a federal parks website.
Airport traffic control towers in Ramona, Pacoima, Riverside, and Fullerton will remain open longer than expected, with the Federal Aviation Administration announcing today it was delaying the closures that were expected to begin this weekend as part of forced spending cuts under sequestration.
Some towers, including in Ramona, were expected to close beginning Sunday, with a tower in Lancaster scheduled to close April 21 and a tower in San Diego closing May 5.
The physician group that has staffed Palomar Health’s emergency rooms for many years is now staffing the inpatient departments at the district’s two main hospitals.
The expansion of services by CEP America is expected to strengthen the continuum of care at the new Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway, the district reports.
An all-time high of 60 people have died of the flu in the San Diego area during the latest flu season, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reports.
The total tops the previous record of 58 during the H1N1 pandemic three years ago.
Access to Cedar Creek Falls from the trailhead in San Diego Country Estates will open on April 5 under a Visitor Use Permit System as planned, despite the county’s lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, said a spokesman for the federal agency.
On Friday, March 29, three days after Cleveland National Forest announced the trailhead opening, San Diego County reported that it is suing the U.S. Forest Service to get the agency to set aside that decision.
A man accused of shooting a male acquaintance outside a trailer home in Julian last week pleaded not guilty today to charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Jeffery Roberson, 47, was ordered held without bail.
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