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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst The way the Toronto Blue Jays are pounding the ball, they might just make things a little sticky for contenders in the American League East, and at least for the league's wild-card contenders. Toronto is still in the hunt in its division thanks to its run scoring and slugging capabilities. The Blue Jays went into Tuesday's game leading the major leagues in runs with 247; home runs with 76; total bases with 754 and in slugging percentage at .467. In the past two weeks, the [...]

San Diego CBP Officers Find 1,300 Pounds of Marijuana in Cement Fixtures, Furniture

San Diego CBP Officers Find 1,300 Pounds of Marijuana in Cement Fixtures, Furniture

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility seized more than half a ton of marijuana Monday, after breaking apart cement fixtures to access the packages hidden inside. Just before 5 p.m. on May 24, a driver with a truck carrying a shipment of cement tabletops, benches, and other furniture and cement decorative blocks, pillars, and tiles applied for entry into the U.S. at the Otay Mesa cargo facility. After officers X-rayed the truck and cargo, they [...]

Calexico Voters to Decide on Measure H June 8th

By Mario Conde Calexico voters will decide on June 8th if they pass Measure H that would raise revenue for vital City services such as Police and Fire. If Measure H passes, the special tax will raise revenue for various City services through the City’s General Fund, including fire protection and paramedics; police protection and crime prevention; street repair and maintenance; recreation programs; libraries; and parks by authorizing a sales tax of one-half of a cent within the City of [...]

San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus Appoints New Dean

San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus Appoints New Dean

I am delighted to announce that David Pearson will become the dean of our Imperial Valley Campus.  Dr. Pearson is a professor of sociology and the former Vice President for Partnership Affairs at the University of Texas-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, where he also served as President of the Academic Senate.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his doctoral degree from Yale University. The University was extremely well [...]

Brown Moves to Shut Down Charity That Diverted Millions Intended for AIDS Patients

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has filed a lawsuit to shut down the Monterey County AIDS Project and recover more than $2.8 million intended for the benefit of people affected by HIV/AIDS that was illegally diverted to other uses. Brown said that former officers and directors of the Seaside charity, called MCAP, took some of the money for personal use and for-profit ventures, in violation of state law and a May 2000 court order specifying that at least $1.8 million be used [...]

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