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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1991 | JIM NEWTON
Last week, as two Border Patrol officers waved car after car through the checkpoint just south of San Clemente, two young men--dark-haired, dark-skinned, wearing sneakers and baseball warm-up jackets--screeched their car over to the right shoulder of the highway and took off running up the scrub hills to the east. They disappeared over the bluff just south of the checkpoint, with no one apparently in pursuit. The officer who waved my car through didn't so much as look up.
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NEWS
April 12, 1993 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 3:30 p.m., the busiest time of the day, and dozens of 18-wheeler rigs and other commercial trucks lined up for the afternoon blitz from Mexico through the Otay Mesa port of entry. Moving commercial goods into the country as quickly and painlessly as possible is one of the chief aims of the U.S. Customs Service, and on this weekday, the agency appeared to be achieving that goal.
NEWS
January 14, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventeen law enforcement agencies have joined forces in a unique operation intended to shut down the "cocaine corridor" of the Imperial Valley desert, U.S. Deputy Atty. Gen. Jamie Gorelick announced Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruben Calderon, a farmer from the Mexican state of Guerrero, wanted to visit his four children in Orange County. Unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States, Calderon, 59, decided to cross illegally via the Tijuana-San Diego border, a route he knew well from his years as an undocumented strawberry picker in California, according to an account provided by his son, Rodolfo Calderon, who now lives in Santa Ana.
NEWS
June 3, 1996 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Remember who your friends are, Texas Gov. George W. Bush admonished the Republican presidential candidates last summer. He was not referring to himself or other boosters of the GOP. Instead, Bush said he was talking about the people of Mexico, who, he argued, have been offended by his party's tough talk on issues such as illegal immigration. Without mentioning names, Bush's message was partly directed at the White House candidate from California at that time, Gov. Pete Wilson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After spending the day at Disneyland with her son and daughter, Sharon Fisk was weary but alert as she steered her car south on Interstate 5 toward San Diego. It was to be a long and routine drive that Tuesday night earlier this month. But just a few minutes past San Clemente, the tedium quickly turned ugly. Out of the darkness, an 8-year-old boy dashed in front of Fisk's car, and in minutes he was dead.
NEWS
August 17, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican authorities finally succeeded Thursday in contacting the family of an 8-year-old undocumented Mexican boy struck by a car and killed last week along Interstate 5 in North San Diego County, a Mexican official said. The disconsolate mother of the dead boy indicated the family is unable to afford a burial.
NEWS
March 10, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stepped-up enforcement along the Mexican border in California has succeeded in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants near the Imperial Beach station, senior Immigration and Naturalization Service officials said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL and LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Stunned by the second freeway death of a Latino child within 24 hours, human rights activists Thursday called for removal of the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5 as state officials pondered "radical" steps to reduce risks for illegal immigrants. Late Wednesday night, a Latino youth, believed to be a teen-ager, was struck and killed in the southbound lanes about two miles south of the San Clemente checkpoint.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | GEORGE SKELTON, TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF
Gov. George Deukmejian delivered his final State of the State address on Tuesday, outlining an ambitious lame-duck agenda that steers California toward year-round schools, requires earthquake insurance for high-risk buildings and helps first-time home buyers. The governor--who leaves office at the end of the year--also proposed an expanded drug education program for the schools and noted that the California National Guard will increase its narcotics interdiction efforts along the Mexican border.
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