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 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Borrego Springs - Second UFO Sighting

Another mystery sighting similar to the one over Borrego Springs, of a UFO, has been filmed, but this time over the city of Omsk, Siberia in the early evening of Nov. 17. Described by eyewitnesses as 'scary but beautiful', the... — Updated 12/4/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

West Nile Virus - 30 Cases, 5 Deaths

County Health and Human Services Agency officials confirmed Wednesday, Oct. 21, that the number of people in San Diego County who have tested positive for West Nile virus this year has increased from 22 as reported a week ago, to 30 including five deaths. The 30 cases consist of... — Updated 10/28/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Grants to Tackle Intoxicated Driving

More than 1,600 people were arrested last year by San Diego County Sheriff deputies on suspicion of intoxicated driving. This year, deputies have arrested more than 1,200 people for driving under the influence so far. After sentencing and time served, their cases will go to San... — Updated 10/29/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Borrego Springs - UFO Cover Up or Missile?

Borrego Springs in San Diego County, Southern California witnessed the phenomena in the sky on Saturday night, Nov. 7 at 6.01 p.m. Reports are still coming in from across California about the light seen streaking across the sky... — Updated 11/9/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

No to Violent Inmates

A day after The Associated Press reported on the proposal to allow prisoners with violent backgrounds to work in the state's inmate firefighting unit, California corrections officials are dropping the idea. Although the state continues to have plans to expand the program to... — Updated 10/14/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

California Earthquake Drill

The Great California ShakeOut of 2015 is scheduled today at 10:15 a.m. According to organizers, the exercise will provide an opportunity for workers in the public and private sectors, school kids and families to take a minute to practice the earthquake preparedness drill in the... — Updated 10/15/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Salton Sea – Arrest Following Kidnap

The Salton Sea-area community of Oasis, saw four local men arrested, sheriff's officials say following a resident being kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint and assaulted. The crime happened Sept. 17 in Oasis according to a written statement released Wednesday, prompting a raid team to... — Updated 10/8/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

West Nile Virus – Second Fatality

A second fatality has been confirmed due to West Nile virus after a 73-year-old El Cajon man died Oct. 4. Five more San Diego County residents have been confirmed to have been infected with West Nile virus. This brings the total number of people who have contracted the... — Updated 10/9/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Tiger Mosquito Alert

Recently residents were warned that the Tiger Mosquito had been netted in the area. Now, in the first documented case on record, the very similar looking variety of ‘Yellow Fever Mosquito’ or ‘Aedes aegypti’, has also been reported in Riverside, raising concerns that the... — Updated 10/8/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Rally Against SDG&E

Advocates of solar energy rallied against SDG&E on Wednesday, Oct. 7 outside Sempra Energy’s high-rise headquarters in downtown San Diego. More than 200 solar workers and clean-energy supporters gathered to protest the utility company’s attempts to increase electric bills for... — Updated 10/8/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Salton Sea – Let it Dry Up

California’s Little Hoover Commission released its long-awaited Salton Sea report Thursday, Sept. 24, several months after it held a fact-finding hearing in Palm Desert about what to do with the Salton Sea. One of the recommendations made by the independent agency was to... — Updated 10/7/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Salton Sea – Odor Sets New Record

Stationary air monitors northwest of the Salton Sea, in Mecca and the Torres-Martinez Reservation, have recorded elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide for the last nine days, said spokesman for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Sam Atwood. The odor has been detected... — Updated 9/24/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Salton City – School Donations

Sea View Elementary School children had a surprise waiting for them when they got to school on Wednesday, September. 9 after representatives from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and El Centro Salvation Army delivered school supplies. Students will receive pencil boxes,... — Updated 9/24/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Salton Sea - Odor Advisory

An odor advisory was issued Sunday for the Coachella Valley, warning of a continuing trend of hydrogen sulfide gas emissions in the area. Southwestern winds could carry the odors to other areas of the Valley, according to the AQMD. Hourly average concentrations of hydrogen... — Updated 9/24/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Charter School Fighting Closure

Oxford Preparatory Academy abruptly closed its campus last week after it was found to be operating without a legal charter in the Vista Unified School District, although it still hopes to reopen if Oceanside Unified approves its paperwork. Oxford officials claim that they were... — Updated 8/31/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Salton Sea - New Coordinator

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday, Sept. 2 that he has named Bruce Wilcox, Assistant Secretary for Salton Sea policy at the California Natural Resources Agency. For the past few months Wilcox has been the interim assistant executive director at the Salton Sea Authority, and... — Updated 9/3/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Drone Folk Hero

Carlsbad electrical engineer, Augustine Lehecka, became an un-likely folk hero in the war against drones earlier this month after tossing a T-shirt over an uninvited drone seen hovering over his party held at Moonlight Beach.... — Updated 9/3/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Salton Sea –Odor Advisory

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory for Mecca and the Coachella Valley Monday evening after recording results of higher-than-usual levels of hydrogen sulphide being emitted by the Salton Sea. Regional air quality officials say to expect the... — Updated 9/8/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Gas Prices Falling

Gas prices are down to $3.15 per gallon this weekend, the lowest price paid all summer. Although prices have been slowly dropping, experts say the trend should continue into Labour Day weekend, hopefully seeing prices fall to less... — Updated 9/8/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Questar Corp's Pipeline update

The controversial ups and downs of Questar Corp.’s proposal to ship oil through a valley transfer site by rail prior to pumping the crude oil to Long Beach via a previously disused pipeline, looks to continue being a back and forth conversation with no solution in sight.... — Updated 8/27/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Anza-Borrego Park: Controlled Burn

East County residents and a fire official have voiced their concerns over a prescribed burn which is scheduled to be conducted by the California State Parks service in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. “My opinion, not wise.” says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna at the Verdugo Fire... — Updated 8/24/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Southern Trails Pipeline - Questar Corp. Announce Delay

Questar Corp. has announced in its quarterly stockholder report this month that the Southern Trails Pipeline project is delayed and won’t be active by early 2017 as originally scheduled. The dormant 58-year-old pipeline runs underground through Southern California along... — Updated 8/13/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Canal Drowning – Not Guilty Plea

Heinrich Paul Boykins, 56, the man accused of contributing to the death of Annie Lee Palmer the Ohio 7-year-old who drowned in a Coachella Valley canal, has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, child abuse, and two counts of driving under the influence.... — Updated 8/27/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Atomic Bomb 70th Anniversary

It's been seventy years since an atomic bomb was exploded over the city of Hiroshima, causing the beginning of the end for the war against Japan and an unprecedented toll on humanity. The Salton Sea played a pivotal role in... — Updated 8/27/2015

 
 By Suzanne Howarth    News

Congressman Duncan Hunter, Jr. – Aide Arrested

Gunner Sgt. Peter Boby, a Marine working in the office of Rep. Duncan Hunter was arrested Tuesday near the Capitol after authorities discovered he was in possession of a loaded .45-caliber handgun and has since been charged with carrying a pistol without a license, carrying an... — Updated 8/6/2015

 

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