December 16, 1986 |
Padre right-hander LaMarr Hoyt was sentenced today to 45 days in federal prison on a misdemeanor drug conviction over the objections of a prosecutor who urged more prison time for the former Cy Young Award winner. "It has nothing to do with him being a star baseball player," U.S. Magistrate Roger McKee said of Hoyt's sentence, which included five years of supervised probation and a $5,025 fine. Hoyt was arrested Oct.
August 3, 1986
The first issue of Southern California Land magazine, a trade publication specializing in land issues, has made its debut. Its bimonthly, 20,000 circulation area ranges from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border. Barry Corday Fain, a writer and editor for 25 years, is editor of the four-color, slick magazine, designed to cater to the needs of land professionals. Circulation will be by paid subscription, with copies selling for $2.50.
January 16, 1987 |
A man who helped round up and detain 13 aliens during a patrol of the Mexican border last summer pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges of illegally carrying firearms. U.S. Magistrate Nancy Fiora set a March 4 trial date for J. R. Hagan, who was named last month in two counts of an indictment accusing him of illegal firearms possession.
June 30, 1998 |
Heavily armed gunmen kidnapped four U.S. missionaries on a remote ranch in the north but left them unharmed after a gun battle with troops and police, officials said. The Americans were recovered after the gunfight near the Mexican border in Guatemala's Peten region, national Police Chief Angel Conte Cojulun told a news conference. Blood found at the site indicated that one of the kidnappers may have been wounded.
May 30, 1989
The battle against illegal drugs and aliens has left unexpected casualties near the Mexican border: flat-tailed horned lizards flattened by off-road U.S. Border Patrol vehicles. Bureau of Land Management officials allege that Border Patrol agents not only kill the lizards but disregard off-limits signs and barriers, destroying archeological finds up to 10,000 years old in the Yuha Basin. The Yuha area, 25 miles north of the Mexican border, is one of four desert areas where the lizards live.
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February 14, 2010 |
David E. Metzger seemed destined to be a soldier. "He always had a kind of passion for the military," said his longtime friend, Rob Casillas, who recalled mock childhood battles in the suburbs of southern San Diego County. "We'd play little war games in the fields near the Mexican border." At Mar Vista Senior High School in Imperial Beach, Metzger wore his slacks freshly pressed and his shoes scuff-free, and was careful to stay in shape, his friend recalled. "He always fit the profile of a soldier," Casillas said.
October 3, 2008 |
Padre Island National Seashore, the world's longest undeveloped barrier island, looks as if people have been using it as a dump for decades. Tons of debris swept up by Hurricane Ike last month were carried by Gulf of Mexico currents hundreds of miles to this ordinarily pristine landscape north of the Mexican border. Sections of roofs, refrigerators, loveseats, beds, TVs, hot tubs and holiday decorations litter the more than 60 miles of sand in the national park. Wildlife workers worry the trash will harm birds and other animals, including endangered turtles that nest here in the spring.
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December 2, 1991 |
Tourists and visitors to Mexico during the holiday season will be able to obtain temporary vehicle importation permits at the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard beginning today, consul officials said. The permits, which last six months, are required of everyone, regardless of nationality, who crosses the Mexican border with a vehicle registered outside that country. In the past, the permits could only be obtained at border crossings.