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I did my very best for this city

La Mesa's outgoing mayor Art Madrid speaks

La Mesa voters picked change Tuesday — at least the 10,200 who voted did — electing a new mayor to replace six-term incumbent Art Madrid. By a vote of 6017 to 4200, on November 4, ...

The friend at the gate is gone

End of assignment for Border Patrol agent at Friendship Park

For two years, Border Patrol agent Kris Stricklin has spent his weekends opening the gate at Friendship Park — located at the southwestern corner of the United States — so people could go up to ...

Not too ill — medical parolee on the loose

Convicted kidnapper escaped from skilled-nursing facility

Robert Virgil Taylor, 50, who was on medical parole from state prison to an unidentified East County skilled-nursing facility, escaped custody on October 1. Taylor, who has convictions for burglary and assault, according to the ...

Marching-band metronome no bueno

Practice at Helix High said to be a nuisance to neighbors

Frank Corbin says he supports the Helix Charter High School — including its marching band. But the school's electronic metronome is driving him crazy. "It sounds like somebody is banging on a big metal fencepost ...

No Central American teens in their backyard

"It doesn't fit with our schools, our gated communities, our upscale properties."

Mayor Sam Abed, feeling the pressure of the American Civil Liberties Union speaking in favor of an immigrant youth shelter in Escondido, accused the ACLU of discriminating against his city's residents. "They are here to ...

Excessive force in his history

Border Patrol agent who shot Alvarado had blemished past

Valeria Alvarado, the 32-year-old woman killed by a Border Patrol agent on September 28, 2012, had every right to try to get away from the man who killed her, her lawyer declared last month in ...

ISIS fighters caught at Mexico-U.S. border? Really?

Rep. Duncan Hunter makes the claim on Fox News program

The Department of Homeland Security strongly challenged Rep. Duncan Hunter's assertion on October 7 that ISIL fighters have been captured while trying to enter Texas across the border with Mexico. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman ...

Recreational water users can start earlier in I.B.

City council pushes back parking restriction from 7a.m. to 5a.m.

The Imperial Beach dawn patrol just got easier, with the city council on October 1 finalizing its approval of allowing people to park on Seacoast Drive as early as 5 a.m., pulling the restriction back ...

Too hot for ta-ta check

Machines at free mammogram event rendered nonfunctional

A free mammogram day went bust midday Thursday, October 2, as outdoor temperatures rendered three of the four mammography machines nonfunctional. The Susan G. Komen and San Diego Chargers sponsored–event offering free mammograms for women ...

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