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  • Museums offer free admission for active-duty military families this summer

     
    Active duty military families get free admission at select museums this summer...
  • Driver in California 200 crash says he is 'devastated'

     
    The driver of a desert off-road vehicle that slammed into a crowd of spectators Saturday night, killing eight people, posted a message on Facebook late Sunday expressing his sadness over the tragedy. Brett M. Sloppy, 28, was driving his modified......
  • California 200 and other races foster dangerous 'Mad Max' atmosphere, critics say

     
    Environmental groups Sunday faulted federal authorities for allegedly failing to monitor the safety of Mojave Desert events such as the California 200 –- an off-road race in which eight people died when a vehicle crashed into onlookers. Environmental...
  • Driver in California 200 crash identified by authorities

     
    A San Marcos man drove the truck that crashed into a crowd of spectators watching an off-road race in the Mojave Desert, officials with the California Highway Patrol said Sunday. Brett M. Sloppy, 28, lost control of his modified 2000......
  • 3 Escondido men among 8 killed in California 200 crash

     
    Three Escondido men were among the eight people killed when a truck crashed into spectators at an off-road race in the Lucerne Valley, authorities said Sunday.The San Bernardino County coroner’s office on Sunday identified seven of the eight people...
  • California 200 tragedy: Past race videos show spectators dangerously close to racing vehicles

     
    Online videos of previous races of the California 200 show spectators standing dangerously close to the speeding off-road vehicles, with no concrete barriers separating them from the cars. The California 200 race in the Mojave Desert was the scene of........
  • Witnesses describe horrific scene of California 200 crash that killed eight

     
    Witnesses to the crash at the California 200 off-road race near Lucerne Valley that left eight dead described a chaotic scene where the victims had no chance to flee from the out-of-control car that plowed into fans. Jeff Musgrave, an......
  • Federal officials launch probe of fatal California 200 accident

     
    Federal authorities announced Monday that they were launching a review of the accident that killed eight people at the California 200 off-road race. The Bureau of Land Management has jurisdiction over the land where the race occurred and issued a......
  • Parents of slain teen Chelsea King file with state for possible compensation

     
    The parents of San Diego County teenager Chelsea King have filed with the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, a possible precursor to seeking compensation for the murder of their daughter. Kelly and Brent King have not yet decided....
  • $20K offered for 'Geezer Bandit' tips

    $20K offered for 'Geezer Bandit' tips
    Authorities upped the ante Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the serial bank robber dubbed the "Geezer Bandit." The FBI and several other banks have combined their offering to $20,000. The crook is believed to be...
  • Escondido police receive new bulletproof vests

    Escondido police receive new bulletproof vests
    It's a police officer's last line of defense. And for the Escondido Police Department new bulletproof vests will protect them when it counts the most. "Any damage that might've been done before, hopefully that's going to change," said officer Scott...