Daily Archives: September 29, 2010

Energy Commission Approves 959 MW of Solar Power in California Desert

SACRAMENTO – Following the recent success of licensing solar energy facilities, the California Energy Commission today approved nearly 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power in Southern California.

The Genesis Solar Energy Project and the Imperial Valley Solar Project, totaling 959 MW, are now the fifth and sixth solar power plants that the Energy Commission has licensed in the past five weeks. Since late August, the Commission has licensed 2,829 MW of renewable solar power in the California desert.

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$244,000 in Methamphetamine Seized at Checkpoint

Indio, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station thwarted a narcotics smuggling attempt at the checkpoint located on Highway 86 yesterday afternoon resulting in the seizure of nearly $250,000 worth of methamphetamines.

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A metal container hidden inside the vehicle's radiator containing methamphetamine was uncovered by agents.
A metal container hidden inside the vehicle’s radiator containing methamphetamine was uncovered by agents.
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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize $4.6 Million in Cocaine

Blythe, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized several bundles of cocaine hidden inside a tractor trailer at the Highway 95 checkpoint south of Quartzsite, Ariz. on Saturday.

Agents discovered three toolboxes filled with cocaine in these makeshift hiding places built into lumber piles.

At about 11 a.m., Border Patrol agents from the Yuma sector referred a red tractor trailer for secondary inspection when a Border Patrol canine team alerted to the trailer, indicating the likely presence of hidden persons or narcotics concealed within the trailer.

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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

Tuesday night was a big night for three major league teams. The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees clinched playoff spots in the American League, while over in the National, the Cincinnati Reds sealed the Central Division championship.

The Rays and Yanks will battle it out the remainder of this week for the right to represent the AL East and possibly earn home field advantage throughout the league’s postseason.

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Schwarzenegger Signs Bill for the Salton Sea Restoration

By Mario Conde

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill for the Salton Sea restoration and a committee that would oversee this project.

The bill that Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law this past Tuesday is to create the Salton Sea Restoration Council passed the Assembly this past August. It then passed to the State Senate were it got approved by a strong vote from the legislators to create a 14 member Council that will oversee the restoration of the Salton Sea. The outgoing State Senator said that the creation of this council is important to put structure and move forward with the restoration projects as soon as possible.

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