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January 19, 1987
A 54-year-old Rancho Penasquitos man was killed Sunday when his car and slammed into a palm tree. Eduardo San Pedro was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which took place shortly after 3 a.m. in the 15000 block of Penasquitos Drive, according to Deputy Coroner Everett Mauger. San Pedro was headed north when his car crossed the center of the road, jumped the curb and hit the palm tree, police said.
December 17, 2005
First Bill Plaschke crusades for two years to run Paul DePodesta out of town because DePodesta puts so much faith in them thar computers. Then T.J. Simers calls Phil Jackson a "weirdo" because of his unconventional religious views [Nov. 28], and Larry Stewart [Dec. 9] describes Terry Bradshaw as "one of the funniest men on the planet." I've finally figured it out. Your target audience is toothless yahoos named Bubba. CHRIS REED Rancho Penasquitos
November 3, 1992
A sleeping man was burned to death Monday morning when a smoldering cigarette ignited his mattress and burned his plywood shanty to the ground, authorities said. Antonio Diaz, 36, a native of Mexico, was killed in the 2:20 a.m. fire at his shanty in the area behind the Evergreen Nursery in the 7700 block of Black Mountain Road in Rancho Penasquitos. Diaz was employed by Springtime Growers, a neighboring nursery, a county medical examiner's spokeswoman said.
November 14, 1992
A 19-year-old woman was killed in a single-car crash in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego police said Friday. Leslie Joy Villanueve, 19, of Mira Mesa, was killed when her car flipped onto the 11400 block of Corley Court at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, the county medical examiner's office said. Police said Villanueve had been speeding westbound along Calle Cristobal about 3 miles from her home when she hit a brick wall and flipped onto Corley Court.
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