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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2009 | Associated Press
A 23-year-old fugitive wanted for his alleged role in the killing of a San Bernardino rapper has been arrested at the Mexican border. Officials said Monday that Jeffrey Berrouet was taken into custody Saturday night at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. San Bernardino County sheriff's detectives issued an arrest warrant for Berrouet in the June 2008 robbery, kidnapping, torture and slaying of Robert Mastrangelo. The Press Enterprise newspaper says Mastrangelo, who performed under the name Self Sufficient, was found in a drainage ditch off Interstate 15 in Barstow.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded three grants totaling more than $450,000 that will benefit Ventura County environmental causes, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) announced Friday. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers will receive $180,000 to teach Central Coast farmers about biological farming methods and managing wetlands and other natural resources.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1992
The conventions came and went. Neither the Democrats or Republicans mentioned the immigration problem. Every survey shows that all border states and ports of entry struggle with legal and illegal immigrants. We are obligated under the law to take certain immigrants. Why do we allow all their relatives to follow? The Mexican border is a joke. If a group is picked up running through traffic (your pictures), the police are not allowed to turn them over to the immigration authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Chase Merritt, the business partner and friend of Joseph McStay, gave an interview to a British tabloid newspaper, saying that he wanted to speak out to help catch the McStay family's killer. The McStay family vanished without a trace in 2010. Their remains were discovered last week and San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said the family had been killed.  Merritt told the Daily Mail  he spent more than an hour with McStay the day he and his family went missing from their home in suburban San Diego County . Merritt, who said he was also the last person McStay called from his cellphone, said he does not know anything that could help solve the family's disappearance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2010 | By Anna Gorman
The smuggler threatened to kill 4-year-old Nayli if he didn't receive $11,500 from her parents -- immediately. He had sneaked the girl across the Mexican border nearly a month earlier and now was holding her for ransom somewhere near Los Angeles. "Mommy, I don't want to be here anymore," Nayli said through tears when the smuggler put her on the phone. Her mother, Yaneth, could hear terror in her daughter's voice. "OK, mija , I am coming," she answered in Spanish before the smuggler hung up. Yaneth was desperate.
NEWS
December 3, 1989
Regarding the article "Latinos Fight for Recognition" by Edmund Newton, in the San Gabriel Valley Section of the L.A. Times (Nov. 26), it's about time the media gave more publicity to the contributions of Mexican-American vets. The piece focused on what I think some Latinos have only just begun to realize, and others still don't realize, that, not only did Latinos serve in significant numbers during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, but they also won the most medals of any other minority group during these three conflicts.
NEWS
February 26, 1985 | JUAN M. VASQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Mexican police Monday reported the arrests of a suspect and two companions in the kidnaping of U.S. narcotics agent Enrique S. Camarena. The three men were flown to Guadalajara, scene of the abduction, for questioning. The suspect was identified as Tomas Morlet Borquez, who said he has retired after 22 years of service in Mexico's Department of Federal Security, a plainclothes police agency. Camarena was seized at gunpoint Feb. 7. There has been no ransom note and no word of his whereabouts.
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May 1, 2010 | By Paloma Esquivel and Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
A Pinal County sheriff's deputy was shot by an apparent drug smuggler and suffered a superficial wound Friday night in an encounter sure to inflame passions in the state that recently passed the toughest law against illegal immigration in the country. Arizona has been fiercely criticized for the new law, which makes it a state crime to lack immigration paperwork and requires police to determine whether people they stop are in the country legally. Opponents have contended that the law will force police to racially profile people.
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