Hate Crimes in California Drop 20% in 2009

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released an “encouraging” 2009 annual report showing that hate crimes in California fell by more than 20% last year, but he warned that we are still a long way from ending bigotry and prejudice.

“While the drop in these crimes is encouraging,” Brown said, “hate has certainly not been banished from California. The sheer total of incidents motivated by hate is a reminder of how much harder we need to work to overcome prejudice, bigotry and ignorance.”

CBP Officers Find More Than $83,000 Hidden in Bread Loaf, Stuffed Animal, Backpack

Nearly $20,000 in undeclared currency was found by CBP officers in this stuffed animal.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting southbound operations at the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry Tuesday found $83,241 in undeclared currency hidden inside a stuffed animal, a loaf of bread and other places.

At about 2:30 p.m. on July 20, officers inspecting vehicles heading south into Mexico along the SR-905 freeway stopped two vehicles, a green 1999 Ford F-250 pickup and a gold 2000 Chevy Silverado, both towing trailers

Imperial Valley Students Traveled to Nation’s Capital for National 4-H Citizenship Focus

Congressman Bob Filner announced today that he has joined the 4-H Congressional Caucus.

Congressman Bob Filner recently met in his Washington, D.C. office with Imperial Valley students Gabrielle Lofton (Westmoreland) and Preston Hutchinson (Brawley). Gabrielle and Preston traveled to the Nation’s Capital as part of a national 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus trip.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bob Filner announced today that he has joined the 4-H Congressional Caucus.


San Diego, June 22, 2010 – The American Red Cross will host the annual summer Lifeguard Games on August 1, 2010 at the City of Coronado Aquatics Center located at 1845 Strand Way, Coronado, California. The event starts at 8.00 a.m. and ends at 1.00 p.m. after an awards ceremony.  Participant registration opens at 7.00 a.m.