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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2003 | Kenneth Reich, Times Staff Writer
A swarm of 14 earthquakes, the strongest a magnitude 3.7, struck just south of the Mexican border near Calexico on Thursday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. Caltech seismologists put the epicenter of the quakes 16 miles southeast of Calexico, in an area that is often seismically active. Their depth was about four miles. The quakes started at 12:30 a.m. and continued until 3:35 p.m., with the 3.7 occurring at 10:03 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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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January 12, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times
BISBEE, Ariz. - For the last 20 years, they have descended on the sun-bleached desert lands in southeastern Arizona near the Mexican border. Longtime locals say they damage irrigation lines, tread on land without permission, alienate merchants and contribute to a sense of unease that didn't use to exist. But lately these complaints are aimed not so much at people arriving illegally from Mexico as they are at the federal forces sent to stop them. Residents say the deployment of hundreds of agents - armed, uniformed and omnipresent - and millions of dollars in new infrastructure have created a military-like occupation in their once-sleepy hamlets.
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