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April 9, 1998 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The deejay shouts his query over the din: "How many alcoholics do we have tonight?" The crowd of party-hearty American college students answers with a gleeful roar. It's the height of spring break season on Tijuana's Avenida Revolucion, and hundreds of collegians from north of the border swarm a thumping five-block stretch of bars and discos that is one of the booziest strips of real estate anywhere.
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April 9, 1998 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The deejay shouts his query over the din: "How many alcoholics do we have tonight?" The crowd of party-hearty American college students answers with a gleeful roar. It's the height of spring break season on Tijuana's Avenida Revolucion, and hundreds of collegians from north of the border swarm a thumping five-block stretch of bars and discos that is one of the booziest strips of real estate anywhere.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1990
Law enforcement officers serving a search warrant at a suspected drug house Tuesday found a large quantity of explosives and weapons including a rocket launcher, grenades and semi-automatic weapons. The house at 702 Billow St. in East San Diego was searched by members of the San Diego County Integrated Narcotics Task Force. The task force has offices in National City and is made up of representatives of various area law enforcement agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996
About 70 police dogs and their handlers will compete Saturday in the 10th annual Police Dog Competition in Redondo Beach. Patrol dogs and canines who work the narcotics detail will compete in a series of events that test their skills. In the search phase, canines will have to sniff out a person hiding in a box. In the agility phase, dogs will be tested on their movement skills by walking up a ramp in addition to other drills. The dogs also will be tested on obedience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2005 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Saying that it needs more time to prepare volunteers, a Chino group planning citizen patrols at the Mexican border near San Diego this summer has rescheduled the launch date for Sept. 16, Mexican Independence Day. Border Watch organizer Andy Ramirez said he has received more than 700 applications and wants to make sure volunteers are properly trained and equipped before beginning the patrols, originally planned for Aug. 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Escondido couple sued the Escondido Police Department Wednesday, charging officers with stealing $2,500 and a $700 watch during a fruitless 6 1/2-hour search of their home for narcotics. Edgar Maloney, 64, and his wife, Johanna, 61, said Officers Barry Sweeney, Ralph Grapoli and Glen Kirkpatrick raided their home on April 21, 1989, armed with a search warrant and looking for drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1990 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved contracts with two psychologists and two companies to screen candidates for police officers and provide counseling and training for existing officers. The contracts, the result of an extensive bidding process that began earlier this year, replace a single contract held for the past decade by Dr. Michael Mantell, a San Diego psychologist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1990 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing a bitter election for sheriff last month to Jim Roache, Assistant Sheriff Jack Drown is discussing the specifics of a job that would have him serve as a liaison between the district attorney's office and all law enforcement agencies in San Diego County, including the Sheriff's Department. Drown confirmed this week that he met with Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller and that such a job is in the "discussion and formation stage," although nothing has been offered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to collect money from the U.S. government to fully operate its new jails at last, San Diego County supervisors voted Wednesday to lease 650 jail beds to federal inmates for $13.6 million a year. The arrangement ended six months of often stormy negotiations between two law enforcement agencies--the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. marshal's office.
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