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Border Patrol Seizes Meth Haul in Southern California

TEMECULA — A U.S. Border Patrol dog sniffed out more than $190,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed in a vehicle along a Southern California highway, the agency said. The Border Patrol said its San Diego sector agents have seized more than 1,044 pounds of...
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California Gorilla Treated for Cataract

SAN DIEGO — A team of eye experts has operated on an unusual patient — a gorilla. “Fortunately, the similarities between the anatomy of human and gorilla eyes are great enough to allow us to safely navigate ...
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California Is a Wondrous Place. I’m Leaving.

To me, California has always been an amazing place with a wondrous geography far more diverse than the other two largest states. This helps explain why historically it has been such a beacon for so many Amer...
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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Linked to Heroin Kills 7 in California

SAN DIEGO — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California. “It can be in...

Column: 3 Seasons in, Chargers Are a Flop in LA

The (sort of) Los Angeles Chargers are on the road again this week, which isn't such a bad thing for fans of the former San Diego franchise. Seems like the Chargers are always on the road. Even when they're home. That was evident this month when Pittsbur...

Bring Back Topgun!

By that, I do not mean Top Gun, the cliché-ridden, late-Cold War, Tom Cruise film about Naval aviators in San Diego. That Top Gun is already on its way back with a sequel next year. No, what California reall...
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Mother Allegedly Tried to Smuggle Meth With Son, 6, in Car

SAN DIEGO — Border patrol agents have arrested a woman they say tried to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of methamphetamine through a Southern California checkpoint with her 6-year-old son in the car. Authorities say they found 65 plastic-wrapped packages of cryst...