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April 11, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon eight miles from Salton City, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:53 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author. Read more about Southern California earthquakes .
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April 11, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon eight miles from Salton City, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:53 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author. Read more about Southern California earthquakes .
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WORLD
August 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A California man was ordered to have a psychiatric exam after trying to enter a parking garage near U.N. headquarters with two firearms and a 5-gallon can of gasoline in his car. Vernon Wilker, 59, of Salton City was sent to New York's Bellevue Hospital for a 30-day evaluation. He was charged with three counts of firearms violation. Wilker told authorities he had a property dispute in California and was coming to the United Nations to file a lawsuit, a spokesman for the world body said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Seven people suspected of being illegal immigrants from Mexico were discovered in the Imperial Valley inside a chilled tractor-trailer that was carrying watermelons, the U.S. Border Patrol said. The vehicle was stopped for inspection at 4 a.m. Thursday at the checkpoint on Highway 86 between Salton City and Westmorland, on the edge of the Salton Sea. A Border Patrol dog alerted agents to possible illegal immigrants, the Border Patrol said. A woman and six men, ages 20 to 52, were found in the trailer, which was refrigerated to 48 degrees.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2007 | David Streitfeld, Times Staff Writer
This lakeside hamlet is about as remote as you can get in Southern California and still have plumbing and pavement. Nestled on the western shore of the Salton Sea, the town doesn't have a supermarket or movie theater or drugstore. But it has as many as 250 homes for sale, most of them newly built -- a huge supply for a place with just 1,440 people. When real estate values began soaring a few years ago, builders flocked here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989
Robert Jones' column ("Salton Sea--Victim of Salt and Apathy," May 23) on the Salton Sea correctly describes the deteriorating condition of the sea, but, I feel that his statements on recreational activities, visitors and local residents are misleading and distorted. Recent increases in boating and fishing activities have been dramatic, as I have observed personally on almost daily visits to Johnson's landing in Salton City (on the west shore), where fresh water is available for those wishing to clean their boats after outings on the sea. In addition to boaters we have many visitors from as far as Michigan, Illinois and the Pacific Northwest who winter in Salton City.
NEWS
October 4, 1999 | Associated Press
A small earthquake in Imperial County shook an area near the southern end of the Salton Sea on Sunday. The magnitude 3.4 temblor occurred at 4:54 a.m. and was centered 16 miles south-southeast of Salton City, said seismologist Joe Franck at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
NEWS
January 14, 1997
Two earthquakes measuring magnitudes 3.8 and 3.7 struck parts of San Diego and Imperial counties Monday morning, Caltech seismologists reported. There were no injuries or damage. The 3.8 quake, at 3:29 a.m., was centered six miles northwest of Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. The 3.7, at 8:09 a.m., was centered three miles southwest of Salton City in Imperial County.
MAGAZINE
February 6, 2000 | Diane Mooney
From its very creation, the Salton Sea was trouble. Formed in 1905 when the Colorado River burst through shoddily built irrigation canals and put farms, railroad tracks and a salt works under water, the sea served as an agricultural sump until '50s postwar prosperity propelled it as the working man's Palm Springs. Yet what had been touted as "California's New Mediterranean" turned into an environmental disaster. Foul-smelling algae blooms tainted the air and killed the fish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Seven people suspected of being illegal immigrants from Mexico were discovered in the Imperial Valley inside a chilled tractor-trailer that was carrying watermelons, the U.S. Border Patrol said. The vehicle was stopped for inspection at 4 a.m. Thursday at the checkpoint on Highway 86 between Salton City and Westmorland, on the edge of the Salton Sea. A Border Patrol dog alerted agents to possible illegal immigrants, the Border Patrol said. A woman and six men, ages 20 to 52, were found in the trailer, which was refrigerated to 48 degrees.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2007 | David Streitfeld, Times Staff Writer
This lakeside hamlet is about as remote as you can get in Southern California and still have plumbing and pavement. Nestled on the western shore of the Salton Sea, the town doesn't have a supermarket or movie theater or drugstore. But it has as many as 250 homes for sale, most of them newly built -- a huge supply for a place with just 1,440 people. When real estate values began soaring a few years ago, builders flocked here.
WORLD
August 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A California man was ordered to have a psychiatric exam after trying to enter a parking garage near U.N. headquarters with two firearms and a 5-gallon can of gasoline in his car. Vernon Wilker, 59, of Salton City was sent to New York's Bellevue Hospital for a 30-day evaluation. He was charged with three counts of firearms violation. Wilker told authorities he had a property dispute in California and was coming to the United Nations to file a lawsuit, a spokesman for the world body said.
MAGAZINE
February 6, 2000 | Diane Mooney
From its very creation, the Salton Sea was trouble. Formed in 1905 when the Colorado River burst through shoddily built irrigation canals and put farms, railroad tracks and a salt works under water, the sea served as an agricultural sump until '50s postwar prosperity propelled it as the working man's Palm Springs. Yet what had been touted as "California's New Mediterranean" turned into an environmental disaster. Foul-smelling algae blooms tainted the air and killed the fish.
NEWS
October 4, 1999 | Associated Press
A small earthquake in Imperial County shook an area near the southern end of the Salton Sea on Sunday. The magnitude 3.4 temblor occurred at 4:54 a.m. and was centered 16 miles south-southeast of Salton City, said seismologist Joe Franck at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
NEWS
January 14, 1997
Two earthquakes measuring magnitudes 3.8 and 3.7 struck parts of San Diego and Imperial counties Monday morning, Caltech seismologists reported. There were no injuries or damage. The 3.8 quake, at 3:29 a.m., was centered six miles northwest of Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. The 3.7, at 8:09 a.m., was centered three miles southwest of Salton City in Imperial County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989
Robert Jones' column ("Salton Sea--Victim of Salt and Apathy," May 23) on the Salton Sea correctly describes the deteriorating condition of the sea, but, I feel that his statements on recreational activities, visitors and local residents are misleading and distorted. Recent increases in boating and fishing activities have been dramatic, as I have observed personally on almost daily visits to Johnson's landing in Salton City (on the west shore), where fresh water is available for those wishing to clean their boats after outings on the sea. In addition to boaters we have many visitors from as far as Michigan, Illinois and the Pacific Northwest who winter in Salton City.
NEWS
August 25, 1987
Firefighters recovered the bodies of two men who were killed when their twin-engine airplane crashed in the desert near Salton Sea. Imperial County Fire Department Lt. George Neves said rescue crews used four-wheel-drive vehicles to get through rough terrain to the crash site, about 2 1/2 miles southwest of Salton City. He said both victims were dead when crews arrived.
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