Peter C. Salisbury

Pete Salisbury spent eight years in the U.S. Navy (1971-78) which included two Western Pacific cruises to Vietnam aboard the carrier USS Ranger CVA-61, was assistant plane captain for the prime recovery helicopter for SKYLAB II and III space lab missions aboard the USS New Orleans LPH-11, and helped train Canadian sailors aboard the HMCS Provider AOR-508. He has lived in Imperial Beach almost 40 years and has written community news for the past 10 years for the South County Eagle & Times, La Prensa San Diego, and for the past three years he has contributed news items to the Reader. He has worked as an extra on 18 Wheels of Justice with G. Gordon Liddy, and played proud parent #48 in an episode of Veronica Mars. He is currently writing a graphic novel entitled The Teenage Pumpkin Heads.

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Recycling robbers

San Diego isn’t very strict, so we tell them to go there

Each week in Imperial Beach residents are putting out their blue recycling bins and thieves are stealing their aluminum cans and other beverage containers. Before the Edco garbage trucks arrive, many bins are picked clean ...

Armed man robs KFC restaurant in Imperial Beach

Employees forced into a freezer

An armed man used a black handgun to demand money from Imperial Beach KFC employees on Wednesday, November 6, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Uelen. The sergeant said the suspect forced store ...

Street race ends in South Bay home

Family of three awoken when a car slams through a wall

Early Tuesday morning, October 22, a silver sports car crashed into the dining room of a home in the 1800 block of Thelborn Way in Nestor, according to San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer. The ...

Fugitive in custody after standoff in Imperial Beach

Mystery shots fired

Fugitive Ramiro Espinoza, sought on a one-million-dollar warrant for attempted murder, was arrested by sheriff’s SWAT officers early on Friday, July 26, after a seven-hour standoff in Imperial Beach. Twenty-two homes on Elkwood Avenue were ...

Trayvon Martin demonstration comes between Westboro Baptist Church protesters and the Comic-Con crowd

“That was crazy,” says cop

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church — known for picketing the funerals of American servicemen killed overseas — showed up at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20, just as they had in 2010 to protest the ...

Hostage situation averted in Imperial Beach

Elderly man escapes to tell police of intruder

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21, residents in an apartment complex in the 1400 block of 14th Street in Imperial Beach heard their neighbors yelling and screaming and called 911. The responding sheriff’s ...

South Bay Drive-In goes digital

Projectionist loses job

The South Bay Drive-In Theatres on Coronado Avenue in South San Diego recently updated its projection booths to digital. The digital conversion is being forced on all movie theaters by the major movie studios, which ...

Torpedo found by dolphin in Coronado

Munition is at least 125 years old

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWAR) reported that one of its Navy dolphins discovered an old torpedo last month just off the shore of the Hotel Del Coronado, during a mine-hunting training exercise. ...

Imperial Beach phone booth dumped

For years, a phone booth sat on the corner just outside of the Siesta RV Park in the 400 block of Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. Made of aluminum and glass with a light in ...