Christmas Day Plane Bomber Indicted

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Indicted for Attempted Bombing of Flight 253 on Christmas Day

Defendant Faces Life in Prison if Convicted

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department announced that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian national, was charged today in a six-count criminal indictment returned in the Eastern District of Michigan for his alleged role in the attempted Christmas day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to Detroit.

13th Annual Dunes Cleanup

13th Annual Dunes Cleanup” on Saturday, January 16 at 8:00am

The United Desert Gateway invites all duners to the 13th annual Sand Dunes Cleanup on Saturday, January 16th. The annual cleanup is an important date on any duner’s calendar and is vital to the sustainability of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. “.

Event: 13th Annual Dunes Cleanup
Start Time: Saturday, January 16 at 8:00am
End Time: Saturday, January 16 at 12:30pm
Where: Glamis and Buttercup Sand Dunes

Congressman Filner Concerned that California May Lose Federal Funds

Congressman Bob Filner, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is concerned that the State of California may lose millions of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds allocated to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF).

Meeting of Stakeholders of the San Diego County Veteran Community


United States Congressman Bob Filner and California State Assemblywoman Mary Salas are sponsoring a January 8, 2010 Meeting of Stakeholders of the San Diego County veterans’ community.  The stakeholders will discuss the California State Auditor’s recent report regarding the performance of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Salas, in her role as Chair of the Assembly Veterans’ Affairs Committee, had requested a State Auditor’s audit and report after several hearings in her Committee uncovered shortcomings in the VA’s performance.