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Calexico Police Department Under Fire And Under Investigation

Jan. 6
By Jill Replogle
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The new police chief of Calexico says the department is plagued by extortion and professional misconduct.

Report: Meth Seizures At US-Mexico Border Soar In 2014

Jan. 5
Associated Press
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Meth seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's San Diego field office accounted for nearly two-thirds — 63 percent — of all the meth seized at all ports of entry nationwide in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

DMV: New California Licenses Meant To Increase Safety, Not Deportations

Jan. 5
By Alison St John
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Thousands of immigrants living illegally in San Diego are expected to apply for a driver’s license under a California law that went into effect Jan. 1.

Immigrants In California Illegally Can Now Apply For A Driver's License

Jan. 2
Associated Press
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California on Friday will start taking driver's license applications from the nation's largest population of immigrants in the country illegally.

Authorities ID Man Who Died In Custody At San Ysidro Port Of Entry

Dec. 30
Associated Press
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Francisco Manuel Cesena was a 40-year-old U.S. citizen living in El Cajon. He died after a border inspector shot him with a Taser.

Human Rights Groups Monitoring Taser Death Investigation

Dec. 26
By City News Service
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Human rights groups will be closely watching the investigation into why a 40-year-old man wanted on a felony warrant died after being shot with a Taser at the U.S. Border in San Ysidro on Christmas Eve.

Ebola Scare At Otay Mesa Border Crossing Prompts Hazmat Response

Dec. 23
By City News Service
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A pregnant woman who had recently traveled to Africa and was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms prompted authorities at the Otay Mesa border crossing to summon a hazmat team and contact local and federal health officials, who determined she had the flu.

Less Marijuana, More Cocaine Seized By U.S. Border Patrol

Dec. 22
By City News Service
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The San Diego sector of the U.S. Border Patrol seized 63 percent less marijuana but 105 percent more cocaine in its fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 compared to its 2013 fiscal year.

Roundtable On Mexican Farm Labor, Border Traffic, Chula Vista Politics

Dec. 19
Editors Roundtable
Midday Edition
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Mexican export farms exploit and abuse laborers who harvest produce for the U.S. Do shorter waits at San Ysidro border crossing mean more freeway traffic? Chula Vista has a mayor and a new school board and now it has a full city council.

'Los Palillos' Gang Figure Guilty Of Murder, Kidnapping

Dec. 18
Associated Press

Edgar Lopez was convicted of murder and kidnapping for ransom, but the jury deadlocked on several other counts.