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5.9 Earthquake Hits Southern California,

5.9 Earthquake Hits Southern California,

Another Earthquake hit Southern California Moving up Fault line Closer to Los Angeles. Strongest since the April 4th 7.2 Magnitude 3.0 Date-Time Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 23:59:29 UTC Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 04:59:29 PM at epicenter Location 33.409°N, 116.490°W Depth 11.3 km (7.0 miles) Region SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Distances 21 km (13 miles) NNW (329°) from Borrego Springs, CA 23 km (14 miles) SE (134°) from Anza, CA 32 km [...]

Fourth of July Weekend Busy for CBP in Southern California

Fourth of July Weekend Busy for CBP in Southern California

The Fourth of July weekend was anything but leisurely for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico. CBP officers seized more than 6,500 pounds of marijuana, 116 pounds of cocaine, eight pounds of methamphetamine and nearly seven pounds of heroin. Officers also processed 10 wanted individuals, including one murder suspect sought by Los Angeles authorities who was featured on the America’s Most Wanted website. Two of the [...]

California’s Familial DNA Search Program Identifies Suspected “Grim Sleeper” Serial Killer

California’s Familial DNA Search Program Identifies Suspected “Grim Sleeper” Serial Killer

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that California's ground-breaking familial DNA search program -- enacted in April 2008 -- led to the identification and arrest of the man accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial murderer. "This arrest provides proof positive that familial DNA searches must be a part of law enforcement's crime-fighting arsenal. Although the adoption of this new state policy was unprecedented and controversial, in certain cases, it is the only way [...]

Baseball Report

Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst Oakland A's pitcher Dallas Braden gave New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez and earful in April after Rodriguez ran across the mound while returning to first base. On Monday, Braden was ripping into the A's marketing department for a t-shirt that's been on sale in the A's gift shop, in advance of this week's series with the Yankees. The phrase printed on the shirt is "Get Off My Mound," the words Braden shouted at Rodriguez in a game at Oakland on April 22. It also has [...]

Family-Friendly Vacation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Family-Friendly Vacation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

With the economy still not back to full strength, many families are looking for ways to stretch their vacation dollars this summer. One of the ways in which families are doing just that is by cutting travel costs and exploring what their own regions have to offer. Though such vacations might not have the initial appeal of a trip to Hawaii or an overseas excursion, they can prove just as fun and possibly even educational as well. The following ideas can help trim travel costs this summer while [...]

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