Camp Pendleton

Pendleton "Godfather" gets two years

Took more than $100,000 in bribes

Natividad Lara "Nate" Cervantes, the so-called "Godfather" of Camp Pendleton, was sentenced to two years in prison today (July 25) for accepting more than $100,000 in bribes from contractors seeking millions of dollars of military ...

Camp Pendleton contractors settle fraud claims

F-Y Inc., RQ Construction, Harper Construction Inc., to pony up

A host of Southern California contractors has agreed to pay the federal government $1.9 million to settle claims that they made fraudulent allegations in order to win bids on major construction projects at Camp Lejeune ...

Say bye to 1927 railroad bridge near Camp Pendleton

Also, the end of the train-traffic logjam

Motorists traveling northbound on I-5 through Camp Pendleton have probably noticed the slow disappearance of the old, rusty, white railroad bridge over the Santa Margarita River. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company built ...

Undisclosed law-enforcement action on I-5

Multi-agencies stage at Las Pulgas Drive, “regular patrol” claimed

Some type of major law-enforcement action seemed to be taking place on the southbound I-5 through Camp Pendleton on January 29 at around 2:00 p.m. There were numerous law-enforcement agency vehicles parked at the Las ...

"Godfather of Camp Pendleton" pleads guilty to bribery

Natividad Lara Cervantes and two contractors charged in kickback scheme

Natividad "Nate" Lara Cervantes, who reportedly referred to himself as the "Godfather of Camp Pendleton," pleaded guilty on January 21 to a kickback scheme in the awarding of construction and service contracts at the Marine ...

Alleged Killgore killers may soon get death penalties

Two terabytes of new evidence found in defendant’s car

The San Diego County district attorney is ready to meet with defense attorneys regarding the possibility of seeking the death penalty in a high-profile murder case, a prosecutor said on January 17, 2014. Nearly two ...

Camp Pendleton commemorates Korean War operation in 1950

Marines were majority of invading force in 1950

On Friday, September 13, veterans from the 1st Marine Division and Republic of Korea Marines, gathered at Camp Pendleton to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Inchon landing in Korea. The military operation involved 75,000 ...

Marine warhorse Reckless honored at Camp Pendleton

Also, statue dedicated in Quantico, Virginia

On Thursday, July 25, Camp Pendleton Marines honored Staff Sgt. Reckless, an equine soldier of the Korean War, in a ceremony at Marine base in Oceanside. According to a couple websites and Cpt. Bradley Yates, ...

Dunkin' Donuts’ First California Shop Opens on Camp Pendleton

Dunkin' Donuts, the well-established donut-and-coffee chain on the East Coast and in the Midwest — with 6700 store locations in the U.S. and 30 other countries — didn’t have a California location until earlier this ...

Navy Loses Shirt on Solar Project at Camp Pendleton

An audit by the Pentagon’s inspector general has found that the Navy, in a hurry to spend funds appropriated by Congress in February 2009’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commissioned a series of expensive and ...

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