| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization.
The designation by the U.S. Department of the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:29 PM
WEST IMPERIAL COUNTY — An 80-year-old man from Arizona died from a head injury after a roll-over accident near the west county line Wednesday, a California Highway Patrol press release said.
The man, whose name wasn’t released, was driving...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:33 AM
The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The Obama administration has labeled a violent Central American street gang as an international criminal organization subject to U.S. government sanctions, the first time this designation has been given to such a group....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:18 AM
Woman attempts to bring drugs in bra, mouth
CALIPATRIA - A woman visiting a Calipatria State Prison inmate was arrested after marijuana was found in her mouth and bra Sunday morning, according to a prison official.
Prison staff noticed that visitor,...
| Feb 3, 2006
Isaac Castillo watched uneasily as a pack of 15 boys streamed out of a Van Nuys McDonald's. They paraded across Balboa Boulevard, ignoring four lanes of traffic.
Isaac and four of his friends headed toward their car in the Del Taco parking lot. The other...
| Jun 16, 1994
The teen-agers crowding at the edge of the central plaza flash hand signs, share a marijuana joint and swap stories of the previous night's exploits. Dressed in baggy pants, their arms and chests covered with tattoos, their hair slicked back, they speak a...