A San Diego city pool was closed after it was vandalized with broken glass over the weekend, according to city officials.
Employees of the Allied Gardens Pool said the swim center was closed Monday because someone reportedly threw glass bottles over the fence, shattering around and in the pool. NBC 7 was at the scene and saw pieces of clear glass at the bottom of the pool.
Crews must now drain, vacuum and refill the pool, which may take up to a week.
Parents and their children showed up at the pool on Monday afternoon for swim lessons only to find the place shut down.
“I wanted my daughter to start this swim class, and I wanted her to be a stronger swimmer for the summer,” said Snyder. “It was really convenient because it fit between other camps we have going on this summer.”
Swimming lessons at the Allied Gardens Pool will be on hold until crews clean the scene.
A sign was posted outside the swim center that said, “Pool is CLOSED due to vandalism. We apologize for the inconvenience. – AG Staff”
“I was really surprised because this is for the community; it's not for people to destroy,” said Nadine Corley. “When I saw that and they explained what had happened, I was very surprised that it happened here.”
Officials did not release a description for a suspect or suspects.
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INSIGHT Episode Three focuses on the increasing number of citations handed out by San Diego Police Officers to homeless people. San Diego Police Department says the $282 encroachment violations are a tool to help clean up San Diego’s streets and sidewalks while encouraging San Diego’s homeless population to get the help they need. Advocates for the homeless, however, say the city is targeting the homeless.
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A utility worker was killed and another was injured Monday in a natural gas line explosion that leveled a home in a Murrieta residential neighborhood, Southern California Gas Co. officials reported.
SoCalGas "crews responded to reports of a natural gas line that was damaged by a contractor working on a home on Wooden Horse Trail in the city of Murrieta. Shortly after crews arrived, there was an explosion," according to a statement released about 1:50 p.m. by Christine Detz of SoCalGas.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise cited a witness account in reporting that a natural gas line was apparently struck while solar panel and landscape workers were working on the home.
Detz said utility crews stopped the flow of gas to the property about 1 p.m.
Murrieta police closed Clinton Keith Road to all traffic from Smith Ranch Road to Nutmeg Street, and said no one would be allowed into the area -- including residents -- for an undetermined period of time for safety reasons.
Immigrant rights advocates and attorneys denounced President Donald Trump's latest move on Monday to restrict asylum at the southern border as the "most egregious" and "extreme" policy targeting the form of protection by the administration yet, NBC News reports.
“The administration has been trying to fight against asylum at the southern border for a long time now and if they are able to get away with this regulation, they have effectively ended it for the vast majority of the population that we see applying for asylum at the southern border,” Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, told NBC News.
On Monday morning, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced that they would move to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants and other asylum-seekers coming to the southern border in the latest attempt to restrict the influx of migrant families coming to the United States.
Keren Zwick, a litigator with the National Immigrant Justice Center, said in a news teleconference Monday afternoon that the rule was the administration’s “most egregious attack on the asylum system” to date. Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas for Amnesty International, said on the call the rule would “fundamentally eviscerate the right to territorial asylum in the United States.”
Some states and cities have a message for women seeking abortions who live in places where it is becoming increasingly restricted: We're here for you.
New York City and Illinois — spurred by a slew of states that have passed laws recently to limit or ban abortion — are taking action to provide women from out of state with financial and other assistance for easier access to abortions, NBC News reports. Last month, the New York City Council approved $250,000 for abortions for poor women who live in, or who have traveled to, the city specifically to receive the procedure — the first time, experts told NBC News, that a municipality has directly allocated money for abortion that could be explicitly used for residents from other locales.
Meanwhile, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, last month signed a law making abortion a "fundamental right" in the state, codifying Roe v. Wade into state law, striking down a handful of anti-abortion provisions that had been on the books for decades (like spousal consent, waiting periods and felony penalties for doctors performing the procedure) and requiring nearly all insurance plans, both public and private, to cover abortion.
In strengthening the state's abortion law, Illinois lawmakers are inviting women from other states to come for abortions.
Instead of swimming away from a barrel jellyfish that is larger than some humans and can sting you, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbot and wildlife biologist and presenter Lizzie Daly swam toward it, capturing the stunning photo.
The under-the-sea daredevils swam with the jellyfish for about an hour, they told VICE News’ Motherboard. The beast just “appeared out of the murky water” and was bigger than any other barrel jellyfish the two had ever seen.
Also known as the dustbin-lid jellyfish, the barrel jellyfish is the biggest jellyfish found off the coast of the United Kingdom. They can weigh up to 77 pounds and typically measure around three feet across, according to The Wildlife Trusts.
Encountering a barrel jellyfish like this is rare for humans. The only time most humans ever see one is when they wash up on the shore of a beach. And almost no one would want to swim with them. Their 8-frilly tentacles, which are covered in many tiny mouths, can get you with a not-so-dangerous sting.
On Monday, Wolford's family was at the boys' trial, which they described as a nightmare that has been ripping apart the hearts of their entire family.
Prosecutors argue the two teenage boys, who will not be identified because they are juveniles, are responsible for her death because they were street racing. At least one driving more than 80 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
The family listened as San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy David Rosenthal testified to the high speeds on security footage from that morning. The footage showed Wolford walking on a sidewalk at about 11 a.m., just moments before the crash.
The two teens each face a charge of second-degree murder, and charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving causing great bodily injury and engaging in a speed contest resulting in great bodily injury. Both have pleaded not guilty to charges.