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.
August 16, 2012 |
Middleweight boxer Alfredo Angulo has had some tough fights in his career, including 17 knockouts, according to the Ring , a website that bills itself as the bible of boxing. But the Mexican pugilist may not have been prepared for his latest battle that required he spend eight months in an El Centro immigration detention facility. The big question is why Angulo was detained in the first place. He reportedly overstayed his U.S. visa, but he had no criminal record, circumstances that typically aren't supposed to land someone in detention.
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March 26, 2013 |
SAN YSIDRO - Two eternal truths about crossing the Mexican border: It's worth the drive to Rosarito Beach for Tacos El Yaqui. And coming back is hell. In the last several years, crossing the border from the Mexican side has become a test of nerves. Two-, three-, even four-hour waits are typical. As you burn gas, jockey for position in the lanes and swerve to avoid the vendors and begging children who weave on foot between cars, you are consumed by feelings of helplessness and rage that cannot be assuaged by all the striped blankets, Sponge Bob piñatas and plaster Last Suppers in the world.
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.
March 2, 2014 |
Now we have an idea why the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service was keeping secret an independent report of its encounters at the Mexican border. Because it has something to hide. As The Times' Brian Bennett reported last week, an independent report by the nonprofit Police Executive Research Forum sharply criticized the agency for a "lack of diligence" in investigating fatal encounters involving its agents. The report, based on internal case files of 67 shooting incidents leading to 19 deaths between January 2010 and October 2012, also faulted some of the agents' practices, including positioning themselves in the "exit path" of fleeing vehicles apparently as a pretext for opening fire in self-defense.