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Reports reveal trends in drug abuse and gang involvement

Nearly two-thirds of women (62 percent) and more than half of men (59 percent) arrested and booked into jail for crimes in San Diego County in 2010 tested positive for illicit drugs, such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.   Although meth use is down in the region from a high in 2005, the drug is still easily accessible.   More than three-quarters of juveniles (76 percent) and more than half of adults (57 percent) booked into local jails in 2010 were or [...]

Shari Walther Named to Dean’s List at Biola University

LA MIRADA, CA (11/30/2011)(readMedia)-- In October, Shari Walther, was named to Biola University's Dean's List for academic excellence last Spring. Shari Walther, from Imperial, was one of 1,300 students who were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of 2011. Biola students are placed on the Dean's list to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past [...]

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Drugs worth $8.3 Million on Thanksgiving Day

Westmorland, Calif. – On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized a substantial amount of cocaine at the Highway 86 Checkpoint near Westmorland. Seized Cocaine Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection The incident occurred at approximately 12 p.m., after a Border Patrol Canine team alerted to a blue semi-truck as it performed a cursory [...]

Turning Point Thanksgivng Held In Holtville’s Holt Park

Turning Point Thanksgivng Held In Holtville’s Holt Park

By Betty Predmore Over 300 people gathered at Holt Park on Thanksgiving Day to enjoy the delicious meal served by members of Turning Point Ministries and Turning Point Life Center.  Holt Park had a festive look as guests gathered around the beautifully decorated tables and enjoyed the music and testimonies shared throughout the day. The day was shared by family and friends of Turning Point, along with many of Holtville's winter visitors and other families in need of a warm Thanksgiving [...]

Calexico Port Officers Arrest 19-Year-Old Male for attempt to Smuggle 52 Pounds of Cocaine

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a 19-year-old male Mexican citizen after they discovered 52 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle he was driving when he entered the port Sunday. Calexico CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection The seizure occurred at about 5:15 p.m. when a [...]

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