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August 27, 2013 | By Times Staff Writer
Immigration authorities are looking into possible human smuggling after a panga boat was found Tuesday morning on the shore of Mugu Rock, Ventura County sheriff's officials said. California Highway Patrol officials responded about 6:10 a.m. to a report about the beached vessel. Ventura County sheriff's officials and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were called to assist, said Capt. Don Aguilar of the Sheriff's Department. “We frequently have boats that wash ashore, whether it's for drugs or human smuggling, but this one we believe is suspected of human smuggling,” Capt.
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December 4, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Motorists are being asked to avoid Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu for much of Wednesday as crews fasten a rock fence along slopes overlooking the road. Caltrans hired Santa Maria-based AIS Construction to complete the $4.75-million project's second phase, requiring a helicopter to lift the 1,700-foot fence for installation, said Patrick Chandler, a Caltrans spokesman. The work is scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. along Las Posas Road and north of Deer Creek Road in Ventura County.
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June 5, 1991 | CAROL WATSON
A man who drowned after slipping off Mugu Rock has been identified as Luciano Olivares, authorities said Tuesday. Olivares, 23, was a resident of Oxnard, according to the Ventura County coroner's office. His parents live in Mexico, authorities said. Olivares was trying to take a photograph from Mugu Rock on Sunday when he was swept into the ocean. He did not know how to swim, authorities said.
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August 27, 2013 | By Times Staff Writer
Immigration authorities are looking into possible human smuggling after a panga boat was found Tuesday morning on the shore of Mugu Rock, Ventura County sheriff's officials said. California Highway Patrol officials responded about 6:10 a.m. to a report about the beached vessel. Ventura County sheriff's officials and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were called to assist, said Capt. Don Aguilar of the Sheriff's Department. “We frequently have boats that wash ashore, whether it's for drugs or human smuggling, but this one we believe is suspected of human smuggling,” Capt.
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June 3, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER
A 33-year-old man trying to take a photograph from Mugu Rock Sunday afternoon was swept into the ocean and drowned, authorities said. The victim, who did not know how to swim, was standing at the base of the rock about 2 p.m. "A wave came in there that he didn't see and just washed him away," Ventura County Fire Capt. Darrel Crowder said. Sheriff's Lt. Gary Backman said the victim was an illegal immigrant from Mexico. His name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.
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March 27, 2001
A woman was seriously injured Monday night when she lost control of her car and plunged more than 50 feet off Pacific Coast Highway at Mugu Rock, according to the California Highway Patrol. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was ejected from the car just before it struck the cliff face and burst into flames about 8 p.m., said Officer Dave Webb. A couple who were stargazing in the area pulled the women from the surf, where she landed, Webb said. She was taken to St.
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December 4, 1994
A search-and-rescue team recovered a car from the ocean near Mugu Rock early Saturday after a witness reported seeing the speeding vehicle plunge off a cliff, authorities said. Ventura County sheriff's rescue divers summoned to search the waters were unable to find any bodies, authorities said. The witness, driving by the area at about 1 a.m., said the 1988 Ford Mustang was heading south on Pacific Coast Highway at speeds of 80 to 100 m.p.h., the California Highway Patrol said.
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May 1, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
A 16-year-old Camarillo youth was listed in critical condition at St. John's Regional Medical Center Thursday after he fell from a 40-foot cliff at Mugu Rock and hit his head, authorities said. The youth and two 16-year-old friends skipped school at Rio Mesa High School to go to Mugu Rock, the site of three drownings in the past two years, county officials said. "It's fenced off for a reason," said Sheriff's Deputy Luis De Anda. "It's a very dangerous area."
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February 12, 1994 | CHRISTINA LIMA
An elderly Malibu woman died early Friday when her car careened off a cliff on Pacific Coast Highway near Mugu Rock and sailed 150 feet in the air before it landed in the water, crushing her, authorities said. It took firefighters more than an hour to extricate the body of 80-year-old Dorothy Malloy from her red Mercedes-Benz. "There is not a place in that car that is not crumpled, wrinkled or smashed," Point Mugu Fire Capt. Carl Friddle said. "The car hit hard."
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January 13, 2008 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
A 17-year-old boy fishing from Mugu Rock in Ventura County was washed off the rock by high waves Saturday and presumed drowned, authorities said. The victim, from Oxnard, who was with several of his relatives on the rock, apparently could not swim and sank before rescuers arrived, Ventura County Fire Capt. Tom Law said. The area, which is exposed to the western ocean swell, has been the site of other drownings, Law said. The victim's name was not released.
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November 28, 2008 | Jack Leonard, Leonard is a Times staff writer.
Three men enjoying the ocean view at Point Mugu were swept to their deaths Thursday afternoon by a wave that pulled them into the water along with two companions who were able to scramble to safety, authorities said. The victims -- ages 17, 19 and 21 -- were standing at the water's edge on the landmark Mugu Rock taking photographs of the ocean about 1:50 p.m. when a wave knocked them into the surf, Ventura County sheriff's officials said.
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January 13, 2008 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
A 17-year-old boy fishing from Mugu Rock in Ventura County was washed off the rock by high waves Saturday and presumed drowned, authorities said. The victim, from Oxnard, who was with several of his relatives on the rock, apparently could not swim and sank before rescuers arrived, Ventura County Fire Capt. Tom Law said. The area, which is exposed to the western ocean swell, has been the site of other drownings, Law said. The victim's name was not released.
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August 6, 2006 | By Ann Brenoff, Times Staff Writer
Port Hueneme is a quirky little beach town that defies conventional wisdom: The nicest homes aren't on its waterfront, but inland. Which leaves all those somewhat funky beachfront condos relatively affordable. The legend Princess Hueneme (pronounced wy-NEE-mee) was a beautiful Indian girl with bad taste in men. As legend has it, her newlywed husband left her for an evil woman who cast a spell over him. So broken-hearted was Princess Hueneme that she threw herself into the sea and turned into stone.
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October 3, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Oxnard motorist was killed early Thursday when another driver slammed into his pickup truck on Pacific Coast Highway north of Mugu Rock, authorities said. The 55-year-old man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters who responded to the 6:50 a.m. accident, said Steve Reid, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The man died of blunt force injuries, a coroner's official said.
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August 29, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Panorama City tile setter accused of strangling his wife, butchering her with a carving knife and dumping her remains off the Ventura County coast was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Alfonso Castillo, 38, bowed his head as Ventura County Superior Court Judge Herbert Curtis III announced the verdict after a three-day trial.
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January 11, 2002 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 37-year-old tile setter pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder for allegedly chopping up his live-in girlfriend and dumping her remains into the ocean near Point Mugu. Alfonso Castillo nodded his head but said nothing as his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Doug Daily, spoke to him. Superior Court Judge Vincent O'Neil set a preliminary hearing in the case for Feb. 26. The Panorama City resident is accused of killing Maria Guadalupe Pinaloza Ambrio, 34.
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October 3, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Oxnard motorist was killed early Thursday when another driver slammed into his pickup truck on Pacific Coast Highway north of Mugu Rock, authorities said. The 55-year-old man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters who responded to the 6:50 a.m. accident, said Steve Reid, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The man died of blunt force injuries, a coroner's official said.
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August 20, 1990 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helicopters and scuba divers searched the shoreline near Point Mugu on Sunday for an off-duty Navy officer who failed to come home Saturday from Mugu Rock, a notoriously hazardous surf-fishing spot. The wife of Petty Officer 1st Class Edwin Loder, 39, reported Sunday that her husband had gone fishing on the tiny, wave-battered peninsula about 7 p.m. Saturday, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
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December 11, 2001 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man accused of butchering his common-law wife and dumping her remains in the ocean off the Ventura County coast was charged Monday with murder. Alfonso Castillo, a 37-year-old tile setter from Panorama City, appeared in Ventura County Superior Court to answer the charges but did not enter a plea. He was ordered back on Jan. 10. Castillo is accused of killing 34-year-old Maria Guadalupe Pinaloza Ambrio.
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March 27, 2001
A woman was seriously injured Monday night when she lost control of her car and plunged more than 50 feet off Pacific Coast Highway at Mugu Rock, according to the California Highway Patrol. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was ejected from the car just before it struck the cliff face and burst into flames about 8 p.m., said Officer Dave Webb. A couple who were stargazing in the area pulled the women from the surf, where she landed, Webb said. She was taken to St.
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