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Stories for April 25, 2010

Mexicali Earthquake Reshapes Lives And Landscape

April 25
By Amy Isackson
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The ground hasn’t stopped moving since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexicali three weeks ago. The quake rattled downtown San Diego. Luckily, just two people died. But the quake ruptured more than 25,000 lives in Mexicali and may have changed the landscape forever.

USS Midway Air Boss Remembers Heroic Bird Dog Airplane Rescue

April 25
By Sharon Heilbrunn
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On April 29, 1975, South Vietnamese Air Force Major Bung-Ly made the decision to load his family -- his wife and five children -- into a small two-seat Cessna O-1 Bird Dog airplane. Bung-Ly took off from Saigon and made it out to sea, where he looked for a ship to land on and spotted the USS Midway.

Toxic Trailers May Be Bound For Mexicali

April 25
By Vicente Calderon, Amy Isackson
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The Sierra Club is concerned some of the earthquake aid on its way to Mexicali may be hazardous to people's health. Baja California officials say 200 travel trailers are scheduled to arrive next week to house earthquake victims. A collaboration between KPBS and Tijuanapress.com.