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April 15, 1990
A 12-year-old boy was struck by a car Friday in Spring Valley and taken to Children's Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said. James Rainbolt, a Spring Valley resident, suffered head injuries after he was hit, said spokeswoman Jeannie Berghorn. The boy was transported by Life Flight helicopter to the hospital at 6:36 p.m. Officials have not yet released details on the cause of the incident.
June 29, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Shelby Grad
Temperatures across Southern California crashed through the triple-digit mark Saturday as a heat wave bore down on the region, leading by broiler conditions in the Coachella Valley and other desert locations. As of noon, numerous valley areas had passed the century mark including Van Nuys, Chatsworth, Lancaster, Woodland Hills, Saugus and Acton. A little before 1 p.m., Palm Springs was already at 116 and climbing, according to the National Weather Service. Bylthe recorded 109 and Needles 114. Death Valley -- one of several locations that could set new records this weekend -- was at 116 degrees.
April 12, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A sports bookie was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in federal prison for a conspiracy to bribe former University of San Diego basketball star Brandon Johnson. Paul Joseph Thweni, 28, of Spring Valley pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to a single count of conspiracy. Along with the 30 months in prison, District Judge Anthony Battaglia also sentenced him to three years' probation. Thweni and co-defendants allegedly induced Johnson, the school's all-time leading scorer, to take bribes so that gamblers could win bets in Las Vegas.
March 6, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Whenever Rafael Martinez Jr. set out for a drive ? whether in his neighborhood or on a long journey ? he always made sure his dark blue Chevy Silverado pickup truck was stocked with the essentials: water, antifreeze and a can filled with gasoline. It wasn't that Martinez, of the San Diego County community of Spring Valley, was an especially cautious man, said his wife, Christine Martinez. Instead, his actions grew out of a deep sense of charity and goodwill. There was the time he happened upon a man who had been trapped upside down for hours in his car after an accident on a desolate stretch of California freeway, for example.
February 22, 2009
Re: "CB Richard Ellis likely to ask for breaks on loans," Feb. 12: The story says CB Richard Ellis is "seriously considering asking lenders to change the terms of its loans." It also quotes Craig Silvers, president of Bricks & Mortar Capital, as saying: "It makes sense. Everyone else is getting waivers or renegotiating terms." That's exactly the power Congress should give bankruptcy judges over home loans. Chris Pearson Spring Valley
February 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Three children, the oldest age 6, were killed by a fireball that jumped from a fireplace as their cousin tried to stoke embers with gas from a can, authorities confirmed Thursday. Abbey Van Buskirk, 6, and her brothers Andrew, 4, and Austin, 2, were found dead Wednesday night inside the gutted remains of their grandparents' home in Spring Valley, a modest suburb about 15 miles east of downtown San Diego, according to the San Diego County medical examiner's office. Their 18-year-old cousin suffered serious burns on his hand and was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center for treatment.
April 3, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A late-night canoeing expedition turned deadly last weekend when the craft, carrying four young men on Spring Valley Lake near Victorville, capsized shortly after 2 a.m. and one of the men disappeared into the chilly water, authorities said. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said residents who live along the man-made lake began calling 911 around 2:20 a.m. Saturday to report calls of distress coming from the water.
February 2, 2005
The Jan. 28 editorial, "Birth Control Too?" raises one of many red flags in the attempts of the religious right to impose its rigid, moralistic and intolerant views on us and the rest of the world. As the editorial explains, the Bush administration and religious organizations peddle their birth control and AIDS information nonsense and outright lies to us. Even more despicably, they deny funds and access to birth control and AIDS information in many areas of the world where it's desperately needed.
June 22, 2004
"Ailing Inmate Was Free but Never Made It Home" (June 20), about Gustavo Ortega's unnecessary death after his plight was ignored for three days in the Inmate Reception Center following his release from jail, is just heartbreaking. It's too late to unburden his family of their nightmare images of his last days. What then, I wonder, could be done to spare other loved ones? I can envision a volunteer organization similar to Traveler's Aid for those needing help in the no man's land where Ortega found himself and was lost.
May 14, 2003
Re "GOP Leader Seeks Senate Rule Change," May 10: Do not change Rule XXII in the U.S. Senate, which would lower the vote to end a filibuster from 60 to 51 votes. Checks and balances are essential in a democracy. To reduce checks and balances is to invite tyranny. Have moderate Republicans moved from the endangered species list to extinction? The so-called nuclear option, wherein the vice president "would hand down a parliamentary rule that Senate Rule XXII did not apply to the president's nomination, only to legislation," is lunacy.
January 5, 2002
Re "Americans' Reaction to Attacks Shows True State of the Union," Dec. 31: Ronald Brownstein got it right when he stated: "What unites America turns out to be much more profound than what divides it." And what unites America is liberty. Abraham Lincoln said it best: "The essence of liberty is the spirit of liberty; everywhere." Everywhere. That's it. Liberty. It's that simple. Christopher Pearson Spring Valley
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