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SAN DIEGO, October 28, 2010 – The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross is responding to a fatal shootout at an apartment in the Skyline Area of southeast San Diego. The local Red Cross has assisted approximately 100 people including first responders and evacuated residents and will continue to provide services as long as they are needed. The Red Cross has opened canteen services and is providing food, hydration, clothing, blankets, teddy bears, mental health [...]

El Centro Border Patrol Sector and the City of El Centro Host Haunted House

El Centro Border Patrol Sector and the City of El Centro Host Haunted House

EL CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol and the El Centro Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Haunted House on Oct. 29 and 30, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the El Centro Community Center located at 375 South First Street. The community is invited to come to a safe, fun and family-friendly Halloween event.  Admission is $1 or a non-perishable canned food item in support of the Imperial Valley Food Bank. The El Centro Sector Border Patrol, along with Explorer Post 4108, [...]

CBP Officers Seize Truck With Marijuana-Filled Tires

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility seized 269 pounds of marijuana hidden in the tires of a tractor pulling a trailer. CBP officers at Otay Mesa discovered 269 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a truck tire. Monday a CBP officer referred the 1976 Kenworth tractor and trailer for an intensive examination. During the inspection, a narcotic detector dog alerted to the truck. Officers [...]

Head of Mexican Drug Trafficking Family Sentenced to 23 Year in Prison

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams, announced today that Miguel Ruiz-Bravo, 39, of Apatzingan, Mexico, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 23 years and four months in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Ruiz-Bravo pleaded guilty on June 24, 2010. According to court documents in a separate matter, in March 2003, U.S. Drug Enforcement [...]

ECRMC & IVCEC Host 3rd Annual Tackling Disabilities Fundraiser

What: Announcing the 3rd Annual Tackling Disabilities Fundraiser featuring flag football games between the Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children (IVCEC) and El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC). Open to the public, the event will include food, live music, jumpers and face painting for children. Tickets are $5 each, with proceeds for the event going towards specialized equipment for IVCEC. Who: ECRMC and IVCEC will face off against each other with four flag football [...]

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