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July 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The ACLU filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to block the city from releasing the names, addresses and phone numbers of people who have registered to hire day laborers. In its suit, filed in San Diego County Superior Court, the ACLU claims that the information might be used by anti-illegal immigration activists to harass people who hire day laborers. A hearing is set for Monday on the group's request for a temporary restraining order.
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July 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The ACLU filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to block the city from releasing the names, addresses and phone numbers of people who have registered to hire day laborers. In its suit, filed in San Diego County Superior Court, the ACLU claims that the information might be used by anti-illegal immigration activists to harass people who hire day laborers. A hearing is set for Monday on the group's request for a temporary restraining order.
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January 28, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sheriff's deputies Tuesday shot and killed a gunman firing randomly from a rooftop. A Sheriff's Department spokesman said the man may have been trying to commit "suicide by cop" by firing into a neighborhood filled with children. A SWAT squad searched homes in the area before locating the home with the gunman.
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December 30, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fourteen figurines of baby Jesus stolen from the lawns of homes and businesses here in the days before Christmas have been recovered, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday. The figurines were found by a city employee on a playing field near Rancho Buena Vista High School. None was damaged. No arrests have been made in the thefts, officials said.
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March 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
With more than 30 developments planned, the city's fire chief is asking county officials to halt further building until improved safety measures are in place to address the threat of wildfires. Vista Fire Chief Gary Fisher said he was concerned about the lack of emergency escape routes for the numerous developments planned in the area north of San Diego, which is surrounded by thick brush.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Poway attorney faces up to a year in jail when she is sentenced for driving away from a California Highway Patrol officer who stopped her in January as she was rushing her child to school. A jury on Friday convicted Stacy Lee Taylor, 44, of evading an officer with reckless driving, child endangerment and resisting arrest. The charges, all misdemeanors, also carry fines of up to $11,000. Taylor is to be sentenced Oct. 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vista woman who stole a youth football league's snack-bar profits, registration fees and fund-raising proceeds has been ordered to spend 60 weekends in jail and pay back $37,000. Tina Tuttle, the former treasurer for the Vista Pop Warner Football League, was suspected of stealing at least $80,000 in 2000-01, but prosecutor Karl Eppel said that because of missing records, his office could only prove $37,381 was taken.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Marine accused of beating his infant daughter to death has pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder. Santos Lombera Jr., 23, entered the plea Wednesday as jurors waited outside the courtroom for the start of his trial. Lombera was charged with assault on a child resulting in death in the March 2002 slaying of his daughter, Alysea, 5 months.Under a plea agreement, he will face a term of 15 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fourteen figurines of baby Jesus stolen from the lawns of homes and businesses here in the days before Christmas have been recovered, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday. The figurines were found by a city employee on a playing field near Rancho Buena Vista High School. None was damaged. No arrests have been made in the thefts, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men were in jail Thursday on suspicion of taking rare animals from the home of a cat breeder in northern San Diego County. Oscar Gomez, 31, and Damian Nonte, 29, of Palmdale, and a woman are also suspected in other burglaries involving expensive Bengal cats in Los Angeles and Riverside counties. Gomez, Nonte and Holland Ashley, 26, were arrested Saturday near Escondido after allegedly stealing two Bengals, valued at several thousand dollars each, from a Fallbrook breeder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to killing her 2-year-old son. Maria Razo, 23, and Jose Castenada entered the pleas Wednesday in San Diego County Superior Court. They are charged with murder, assault on a child resulting in death and felony child abuse and torture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Poway attorney faces up to a year in jail when she is sentenced for driving away from a California Highway Patrol officer who stopped her in January as she was rushing her child to school. A jury on Friday convicted Stacy Lee Taylor, 44, of evading an officer with reckless driving, child endangerment and resisting arrest. The charges, all misdemeanors, also carry fines of up to $11,000. Taylor is to be sentenced Oct. 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
With more than 30 developments planned, the city's fire chief is asking county officials to halt further building until improved safety measures are in place to address the threat of wildfires. Vista Fire Chief Gary Fisher said he was concerned about the lack of emergency escape routes for the numerous developments planned in the area north of San Diego, which is surrounded by thick brush.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sheriff's deputies Tuesday shot and killed a gunman firing randomly from a rooftop. A Sheriff's Department spokesman said the man may have been trying to commit "suicide by cop" by firing into a neighborhood filled with children. A SWAT squad searched homes in the area before locating the home with the gunman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Marine accused of beating his infant daughter to death has pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder. Santos Lombera Jr., 23, entered the plea Wednesday as jurors waited outside the courtroom for the start of his trial. Lombera was charged with assault on a child resulting in death in the March 2002 slaying of his daughter, Alysea, 5 months.Under a plea agreement, he will face a term of 15 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vista woman who stole a youth football league's snack-bar profits, registration fees and fund-raising proceeds has been ordered to spend 60 weekends in jail and pay back $37,000. Tina Tuttle, the former treasurer for the Vista Pop Warner Football League, was suspected of stealing at least $80,000 in 2000-01, but prosecutor Karl Eppel said that because of missing records, his office could only prove $37,381 was taken.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to killing her 2-year-old son. Maria Razo, 23, and Jose Castenada entered the pleas Wednesday in San Diego County Superior Court. They are charged with murder, assault on a child resulting in death and felony child abuse and torture.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men were in jail Thursday on suspicion of taking rare animals from the home of a cat breeder in northern San Diego County. Oscar Gomez, 31, and Damian Nonte, 29, of Palmdale, and a woman are also suspected in other burglaries involving expensive Bengal cats in Los Angeles and Riverside counties. Gomez, Nonte and Holland Ashley, 26, were arrested Saturday near Escondido after allegedly stealing two Bengals, valued at several thousand dollars each, from a Fallbrook breeder.
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