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August 9, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Kate Mather
The Idaho wilderness where a group of horseback riders believe they encountered Amber Alert suspect James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is “extremely rugged” and unforgiving, said one longtime wilderness guide. Cheryl Bransford, 62, operates out of Ya-Hoo Corrals at Payette Lake, north of Cascade, near where authorities found DiMaggio's abandoned blue Nissan Versa. A group of people on horseback told local authorities they spoke to two people believed to be DiMaggio and Anderson on Wednesday morning.
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October 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson has shared more details about her kidnapping ordeal, telling NBC's "Today" show that abductor James DiMaggio made her play Russian roulette before taking her to Idaho. The interview, scheduled to air Thursday, comes more than two months after the 16-year-old was rescued from the remote Idaho wilderness after a nearly weeklong search that stretched across the western United States. The ordeal began, officials said, when 40-year-old DiMaggio lured the Anderson family to his eastern San Diego County home.
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August 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Hailey Branson-Potts
Law enforcement officials got a huge break in the Amber Alert search for missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her alleged kidnapper, James Lee DiMaggio, when his car was found in a remote wilderness area of Idaho. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore confirmed at a news conference Friday morning that the vehicle found in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Valley County matched the vehicle identification number of the blue Nissan Versa belonging to DiMaggio. The vehicle was found about 8 a.m. Friday and was covered in brush, Gore said.
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August 19, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Residents on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles County up to the Central Coast could be in for a wet and noisy day Monday, with weather forecasters predicting thunder and lightning with a chance of hail. Antelope Valley residents are enjoying a “slight reprieve from the severe weather, but will likely see the storm ramp up in the afternoon," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. Forecasters are expecting small-sized hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph to hit Kern and San Bernardino counties and the area north of Lake Los Angeles.
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October 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson has shared more details about her kidnapping ordeal, telling NBC's "Today" show that abductor James DiMaggio made her play Russian roulette before taking her to Idaho. The interview, scheduled to air Thursday, comes more than two months after the 16-year-old was rescued from the remote Idaho wilderness after a nearly weeklong search that stretched across the western United States. The ordeal began, officials said, when 40-year-old DiMaggio lured the Anderson family to his eastern San Diego County home.
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August 10, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Kate Mather
CASCADE, Idaho -- Authorities in Idaho on Saturday divulged few details about how an FBI tactical agent had just shot and killed the suspected kidnapper and subject of a five-state Amber Alert. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was shot and killed at about 5:20 p.m. local time as ground units moved in on his camp, which was spotted from the air, authorities said. Roughly one hour later, officials at news conference in Cascade, Idaho said Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old who DiMaggio allegedly abducted from an east San Diego County home, was recovered safely and recuperating from her ordeal in a hospital.
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August 19, 2013 | By Kate Mather
James Lee DiMaggio, the man at the center of the kidnapping saga involving San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson and the killings of her mother and 8-year-old brother, left his life insurance to the children's grandmother, a family spokesman confirmed Monday. Andrew Spanswick, a spokesman for James DiMaggio's family, said the 40-year-old left $112,000 to Bernice Anderson, whom he named his beneficiary in 2011. DiMaggio's sister spoke to him once about his beneficiary, Spanswick said, and he indicated that the money was to go to Hannah and her brother, Ethan.
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August 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Hailey Branson-Potts
As the search for a missing San Diego-area teenager and her alleged kidnapper honed in on a stretch of Idaho wilderness Friday, authorities said there were indications James Lee DiMaggio planned his alleged acts. "We believe that this was a planned event and that there was preparation involved," San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser told reporters Friday. "There was some preparation on his part that went into this. " But, he stressed, "we don't know what the motive is at this point.
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April 1, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Los Angeles County will study the feasibility of setting up a satellite telecommunications work center in the Antelope Valley for county workers. A motion proposed by Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Tuesday said such a center would reduce congestion on the clogged highways from the high desert to the downtown Civic Center. Similar centers already exist in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, Antonovich said, and in Washington state, Hawaii and Japan.
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April 15, 1992 | AMY PYLE
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an agreement with the state that clears the way for widening of the Pearblossom Highway. The agreement calls for the two governments to split the estimated $2.7-million cost of turning the highway into a four-lane road with a two-way left-turn lane from 106th Street East to 121st Street East in the Antelope Valley.
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August 19, 2013 | By Kate Mather
James Lee DiMaggio, the man at the center of the kidnapping saga involving San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson and the killings of her mother and 8-year-old brother, left his life insurance to the children's grandmother, a family spokesman confirmed Monday. Andrew Spanswick, a spokesman for James DiMaggio's family, said the 40-year-old left $112,000 to Bernice Anderson, whom he named his beneficiary in 2011. DiMaggio's sister spoke to him once about his beneficiary, Spanswick said, and he indicated that the money was to go to Hannah and her brother, Ethan.
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August 10, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Kate Mather
CASCADE, Idaho -- Authorities in Idaho on Saturday divulged few details about how an FBI tactical agent had just shot and killed the suspected kidnapper and subject of a five-state Amber Alert. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was shot and killed at about 5:20 p.m. local time as ground units moved in on his camp, which was spotted from the air, authorities said. Roughly one hour later, officials at news conference in Cascade, Idaho said Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old who DiMaggio allegedly abducted from an east San Diego County home, was recovered safely and recuperating from her ordeal in a hospital.
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August 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Hailey Branson-Potts
As the search for a missing San Diego-area teenager and her alleged kidnapper honed in on a stretch of Idaho wilderness Friday, authorities said there were indications James Lee DiMaggio planned his alleged acts. "We believe that this was a planned event and that there was preparation involved," San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser told reporters Friday. "There was some preparation on his part that went into this. " But, he stressed, "we don't know what the motive is at this point.
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August 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Hailey Branson-Potts
Law enforcement officials got a huge break in the Amber Alert search for missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her alleged kidnapper, James Lee DiMaggio, when his car was found in a remote wilderness area of Idaho. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore confirmed at a news conference Friday morning that the vehicle found in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Valley County matched the vehicle identification number of the blue Nissan Versa belonging to DiMaggio. The vehicle was found about 8 a.m. Friday and was covered in brush, Gore said.
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August 9, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Kate Mather
The Idaho wilderness where a group of horseback riders believe they encountered Amber Alert suspect James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is “extremely rugged” and unforgiving, said one longtime wilderness guide. Cheryl Bransford, 62, operates out of Ya-Hoo Corrals at Payette Lake, north of Cascade, near where authorities found DiMaggio's abandoned blue Nissan Versa. A group of people on horseback told local authorities they spoke to two people believed to be DiMaggio and Anderson on Wednesday morning.
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October 31, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Central Valley is known for its crops, so it might not come as a surprise that three area counties are among California's top 10 in marijuana plant removals, according to a report Wednesday by the state Department of Justice. Tulare County leads the state in marijuana cultivation, with a quarter of the state's seized plants. If the weed were legal, it would take the place of oranges as Tulare County's second most valuable crop.
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April 16, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Ventura County supervisors have decided that the Simi Valley Public Cemetery, where pioneer families are buried, should be named a State Point of Historical Interest. The supervisors agreed Tuesday to support an application for state recognition made by the Ventura Cultural Heritage Board to the State Historical Resources Commission. Established in 1890 by the Parantau family, the cemetery is already a Ventura County landmark.
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June 19, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER
Los Angeles County education officials will continue to oversee the finances of the deficit-ridden Antelope Valley Union High School District, reserving the right to overrule its school board, despite approving the district's fiscal recovery plan this week. In a letter released Thursday, the county Office of Education told district officials that they will remain under county scrutiny "until notified otherwise" because employee salary cuts and other steps to recover from a $12.
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August 29, 2001 | S. Irene Virbila
Here's an elegant example of what Zinfandel is capable of when a winemaker has the courage to go after finesse rather than power and high alcohol. It's a wine to enjoy with food, an idea which seems not to have occurred to all those Zinfandel producers intent on making the biggest, baddest, most concentrated juice known to man. Bravo for this graceful, beautifully balanced wine. Tasting of berries and spice, it's particularly well matched with the bright, fresh flavors of contemporary cuisine.
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May 12, 2001
When does Darren Dreifort stop being a work in progress and start earning his exorbitant salary? Bill Wunderlich Newport Beach
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