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August 13, 1986
A retired sheriff's deputy discovered a decomposed body Tuesday morning in the southeast corner of the county. Ralph Nunnery noticed a foul odor 60 feet off Old Highway 80 at the 20.5-mile marker near the Imperial County and Mexico borders. He found a decomposed, naked adult corpse and notified the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
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June 29, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Two people were killed Saturday in a glider crash in rural eastern San Diego County, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The crash occurred shortly after noon at the Jacumba airstrip. The glider crashed nose-down, Cal-Fire said. The Jacumba area, in the southeastern part of the county, is popular among glider enthusiasts because its wind currents assist in the lift needed to keep the craft aloft. The medical examiner has not released the names of the dead.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Two people were killed Saturday in a glider crash in rural eastern San Diego County, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The crash occurred shortly after noon at the Jacumba airstrip. The glider crashed nose-down, Cal-Fire said. The Jacumba area, in the southeastern part of the county, is popular among glider enthusiasts because its wind currents assist in the lift needed to keep the craft aloft. The medical examiner has not released the names of the dead.
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September 29, 1996 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The new border fence slices through the desert hills like some rusting, corrugated version of the Great Wall of China. It most obviously divides the United States and Mexico, but also puts a wall between the Severance family, Pete and Jeri, and the Gallegos, Raul and Leandra. For now, it's fine for all concerned.
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September 20, 1985
A 33-year-old Arizona man died late Thursday at Sharp Memorial Hospital after he was hit by a truck while walking along Interstate 8 east of Jacumba, the California Highway Patrol reported. The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Sharp, where he died. The truck driver was not cited, the spokesman said.
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April 2, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
From the jumbled rock formations at the border are views of two countries (Mexico and the United States), two counties (Imperial and San Diego) and two mountain ranges (the Jacumba and the Sierra Juarez). These views and a lot of good walking are two of the attractions of the newly designated Jacumba Wilderness, set aside by Congress in October, 1994, as part of the far-reaching California Desert Protection Act. The U.S.
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January 6, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the Hitching Post Cafe, not far from this San Diego County hamlet, they recently came close to an old-fashioned book burning. But it wasn't banished books, rather newspapers that counter-dwellers tossed into a potbellied stove that thaws the mean winter winds swooping from the Cleveland National Forest.
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October 22, 1992
A 38-year-old man was killed when his car swerved from the fast lane and overturned on Interstate 8, authorities said Wednesday. Roberto Jaquez Nevarez of Encinitas, a roofer, was thrown from his car and killed. The accident occurred at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday. Nevarez had been driving alone west on I-8 at more than 65 m.p.h. when his car hit the rock bank and overturned a mile east of the Carrizo Gorge Road underpass, the California Highway Patrol said.
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October 1, 1991
The body of a 77-year-old Vista woman who was reported missing last week was found in her car at the bottom of an embankment near Interstate 8. Dorotha Belle Van Pelt of the 1000 block of Bobier Drive was found in her car at 5:05 p.m Sunday in a ravine 150 feet below I-8 in East County, a medical examiner's spokesman said. Van Pelt left her son's house in Yuma at 8 a.m. Sept. 24 and was reported missing when she didn't show up at home later that day.
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November 5, 1989 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felix Bachmeier recalls climbing out of the rental car that first day inJacumba two years ago and thinking to himself, "Dear God, what have I done?" The 55-year-old entrepreneur was among a group of Chicago investors who had just paid a million dollars for 235 acres that included the burned-out shell of a famous old hotel, a motel and other property in this tiny backcountry town 70 miles east of San Diego. The plan was to do a little refurbishing, turn a profit.
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