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July 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The chairman of the Jamul Indian Village and longtime tribal activist was killed in a motorcycle accident, authorities said. William C. Mesa, 57, was killed when his bike hit a utility pole about 5 p.m. Saturday on Lyons Valley Road in Jamul, east of San Diego, police said.
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April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 19-year-old man died Thursday while on a hiking trail near the Mexican border in eastern San Diego County, officials said. The man had called his father on his cellphone to report that he felt ill while on the Pacific Crest Trail. His father alerted emergency personnel. When paramedics arrived, the young man was alert and conscious but soon passed out, Cal-Fire said. Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene. The county medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
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MAGAZINE
March 12, 2000 | FRED DICKEY, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about Indian gaming in California
Headed south from London toward the English Channel, the industrial hardscrabble of England begins to fade at Winchester. Passing Southampton, workaday gray gives way in winter's old-gold sun to the mossy browns and greens of Hampshire's New Forest. Deftly placed among its tufted heaths and spreading trees are well-groomed towns bordering the long waterway that moved the RMS Titanic and 10,000 other ships down to the sea from Southampton's docks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten has tripled in a decade, county health officials said Wednesday. The result is that 4.5% of the 43,000-plus kindergartners in San Diego County schools are missing one or more of the recommended vaccinations, said public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. That totals more than 1,900 students. Among the 14 diseases that vaccinations can prevent are measles, mumps, polio, chickenpox and whooping cough, Wooten said.
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June 14, 2010 | Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Nearly two dozens earthquakes, including a magnitude 5.7 temblor, struck Monday night near the U.S.-Mexican border in southern San Diego County. The largest of the quakes was recorded at 9:26 p.m. and was felt by residents across a wide swath of Southern California, including Los Angeles. The temblor was centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo in San Diego County and 16 miles east-northeast of Jacumba in eastern San Diego County, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The others -- ranging from 3.2 to 4.1 magnitude -- were also concentrated in the same general area, according to the survey agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A brush fire in a remote area of northeast San Diego County has burned more than 450 acres, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday. The blaze was discovered shortly after noon east of California 79, southeast of Julian. No structures are threatened, Cal Fire said. ALSO: Man shot to death in East L.A. One man killed, another wounded in Palmdale gunfight Crime alerts for Fairfax, Playa del Rey, 8 other L.A. neighborhoods tony.perry@latimes.com
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March 27, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The CHP is investigating an apparent vehicle crash down a steep gorge west of Borrego Springs that left one man dead, authorities said. A passerby Wednesday morning spotted the vehicle and the body about 100 feet off the road in the Ranchita area. It is unclear when the crash may have occurred. The San Diego County medical examiner is attempting to identify the body and notify family members. ALSO: Petraeus apology for affair doesn't go far enough String of earthquakes strikes California desert area Supreme Court likely to strike down DOMA marriage law, experts say tony.perry@latimes.com  
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April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 19-year-old man died Thursday while on a hiking trail near the Mexican border in eastern San Diego County, officials said. The man had called his father on his cellphone to report that he felt ill while on the Pacific Crest Trail. His father alerted emergency personnel. When paramedics arrived, the young man was alert and conscious but soon passed out, Cal-Fire said. Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene. The county medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Tony Perry
The brush fire in eastern San Diego County has burned 2,000 acres, destroyed 20 homes and damaged 10 others, Cal Fire reported Monday morning. The so-called Shockey fire broke out Sunday in an area east of Campo near the U.S.-Mexico border. Evacuations have been ordered as the blaze is being fought by hundreds of firefighters, 57 engines and air tankers and water-dropping helicopters. There were no immediate reports of injury, and the cause of the fire was under investigation. Cal Fire Capt.
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May 23, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A controlled burn that got out of control due to a wind shift has burned more than 750 acres in northeast San Diego County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Thursday night. The San Felipe fire is burning in a largely unpopulated desert area north of California 79 and east of Julian. No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported, the agency said. The fire is 30% contained, the agency said. Agency officials had expected to burn about 114 acres of brush when the wind shift occurred.
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April 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash. Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert.
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April 15, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The county Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 1 Tuesday to oppose any attempt by the state Legislature to "eliminate or restrict the use of orcas at SeaWorld . " A legislative committee last week delayed a vote on a bill that would end orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), was sent out for "interim study," an ill-defined process that could last 18 months. The county board alerted the chief administrative officer to be ready to oppose any attempt to reintroduce the Bloom bill or any other bill to curtail the killer whale shows.
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April 13, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Forecasters are warning of gusty winds across parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties starting Sunday night, urging drivers to be careful of sudden crosswinds. The Santa Ana winds are expected to last through midday Monday, with the strongest winds buffeting people in the mountains, especially around the Highway 14 and Interstate 5 corridors, according to the National Weather Service. The high winds are a result of a high pressure system developing over the region. Forecasters predicted northeastern winds blowing between 20 and 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.
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April 8, 2014 | By Tony Perry
  SAN DIEGO - A San Diego County sheriff's deputy shot a 55-year-old La Mesa man who had stabbed another deputy in the leg while resisting arrest, officials said Tuesday. The La Mesa man, identified as Allan David Riley, was taken to a hospital for treatment and then arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer. Riley had outstanding warrants for burglary and possession of a dagger. The wounded deputy, whose name was not revealed, was treated and released from the hospital.
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April 4, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has called for an additional criminal investigation into the case of alleged improper political donations to the campaign of San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis. In a letter this week to California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, Cooley said that although there was already a federal criminal case underway, there may be "violations of state and municipal codes" that are outside the jurisdiction of federal prosecutors.
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March 30, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A skydiver fell to his death Sunday afternoon after an accident in the air with another skydiver, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The skydiver, described only as a man in his 20s, was found in the Otay Lakes area near Jamul about 4 p.m. His skydiving partner landed safely. The two bumped each other during the dive, causing one skydiver's parachute to malfunction, officials said. ALSO: An estimated 17 million people felt 5.1 earthquake in California Search halted for California man swept out to sea during baptism Three Marines stabbed during fight between Dodgers, Angels fans Twitter: @LATsandiego tony.perry@latimes.com
SCIENCE
March 12, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
For a glimpse of the trail of destruction left by an invasive beetle in some of San Diego County's oak woodlands, take a look at the video prepared by UC Riverside researchers hunting for ways to stop the bug. The goldspotted oak borer , an Arizona native, has killed tens of thousands of oaks in the county. National forest campgrounds have been denuded and county parks and communities have lost graceful old oaks. Scientists believe the pest is spread by people hauling infested firewood from one location to another.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Electricity customers in Southern California would receive $1.4 billion in refunds on their bills over the next eight years as part of an agreement between two utilities and ratepayer organizations over the closing of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The proposed settlement, announced Thursday, still needs approval from the California Public Utilities Commission. Both ratepayer advocates and executives at Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said they were satisfied with the deal.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- Ratepayers of Southern California Edison Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. could be in line for more than $1 billion in refunds as part of a possible financial settlement from the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Both Edison and another party to the negotiations, the Utility Reform Network (TURN), a consumer advocacy group, confirmed that a settlement conference is scheduled next Thursday at the San Francisco headquarters of the California Public Utilities Commission.
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